Hard rock's intense volume adds epic impact to basic human emotions such as anger, desire, and sadness at using the last drop of fake blood. Relate to rock stars with this GrouponLive deal to see Escape the Fate and Attack Attack! at The Opera House. For $19, you get one general-admission ticket on Monday, May 7, at 6 p.m. (up to a $32 value, including all fees).
On stage, Las Vegas metallurgists Escape the Fate conjure a storm of chugging guitars, cutting vocal hooks, and artillery-grade percussion, accented occasionally by horror-film organ or spooky chimes. The band's history has been nearly as tumultuous, churning through lineup changes and personal difficulties nearly since their mid-2000s formation. Their This World is Ours Tour will hold cathartic power for the band and the audience alike: “We have had a rough few years, and this year was probably the toughest,” lead singer Craig Mabbitt told Gotham Rocks, adding “I don’t think I personally have been more excited to step foot on a stage and play a show for our fans."
Tourmates Attack Attack! have been steadily gathering steam since their rise in the Ohio screamo scene, now ready to blitzkrieg with aggressive tracks from new album This Means War. Tracks such as “The Betrayal” and “Stick Stickly” ornament typically raw vocals and relentless drumming with touches of electronica and almost-poppy melodic interludes, taking tales of broken hearts and spiritual turmoil up to a gut-wrenching pitch.
Fellow face-melters The Word Alive, pop-punkers Mest, and screamers Secrets join in to create an evening steeped in summer darkness. An 1800s-era gilded proscenium arch still hangs over The Opera House's stage, adding a touch of grandeur to a former vaudeville house set shaking in recent years by the blistering sounds of Sick of It All, Gwar, and especially blue ventriloquist acts.