Originally formed over twenty years ago as a Metallica cover band, Apocalyptica has recently released their eighth studio album, Shadowmaker, which like their last five albums, is full of all original songs rather than the covers that started them down their unique metal path.
The new album features their first single, Cold Blood, and it is a wild ride of pure metal adrenaline. The only problem I have with their show is that I am a big air guitarist. What do I do in the pit? Can one possibly “Air Cello?” I am certainly going to give it a shot.
Dan Adler was raised in Southern California to a mom and dad, one of whom appreciated Creedence and left wing anti-war politics. By the teenage years, Dan became obsessed with Black Sabbath, listening to the same seven albums repeatedly for 5 years. During this time, his favorite concert experience was seeing Metallica open for a bunch of bands that no longer exist and winning the 1st ever Santa Cruz Air Guitar contest. After several years in Africa listening and dancing to Chimurenga music, Dan returned to have the two best children in the world, one of whom spends a lot of time at concerts with him. What a lucky dad!