Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and looking for any reason to use his fog machine and homemade blood.
Last night, (Nov. 2) in San Francisco, Zombie Popcorn attended Subkulture Magazine‘s Annual Festival, Eternal Death Wake 11. At this event, I wore a different hat, as I was there to represent, The Pachamama Alliance. In short, The Pachamama Alliance empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, educate and inspire individuals everywhere to generate the critical mass of conscious commitment that can create a positive future to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
Subkulture Mag and Eternal Death Wake are created by Filipino Goth mastermind and lead vocals of the band Dominion, Doi Porras. You may remember Doi, if you have been a long time fan of Zombie Popcorn, he was on one of our shows, with actor Nic Tylor back in the day when we were broadcasting in 3D. (. – can’t believe that was three years ago.
Since I didn’t see you at the show, I am not going to go into details about how awesome it was, because it was – AWESOME. I would like to highlight each band and artist who performed at the Eternal Death Wake 11.
Here is the official trailer;
The first band up on stage was Sorrow Church.
Sorrow Church is from the Bay Area and is a two person band that delivers a strong electronic punch. Sorrow Church has been described as irresistibly danceable, dark, and aggressive, full of pulsating beats, electronics, distorted guitars, and haunting vocals.
If you live in the Bay Area, these guys are worth your time to check out.
Dominion was up next. Dominion has been instrumental in the development of the Filipino Gothic scene. Yes, I said, Filipino Gothic scene. If you haven’t heard of Dominion then I don’t know where you been hiding. They been tagged as “undoubtedly the founders of gothic rock-hard and pure in the Asian continent.”
Following Dominion’s lead, Peeling Grey from Los Angeles (not sure if you must say ‘from Los Angeles after their name, but it was a popular phrase last night.) hit the stage. Peeling Grey has their sights set on further developing their sound that is routed in Post Punk. Despite their routes and influences that span many facets of that era, the group looks towards the future of music…..Akin to the original spirit of the past.
Here is their first music video, ‘James Quarterly’
The last band to hit the stage was Roadside Memorial
Roadside Memorial was formed in 2010, in the ashes of Daniel’s band Pan Demon. Rehearsing late nights after dancing at San Francisco’s Goth and New Wave clubs, the band’s sound coalesced from these same influences. Perfectly timed, James returned home from Seattle to reunite with Daniel and help return the two musicians to their original sound. Casey joined the band two years later, after singing harmonies on the original demos and managing the band, in addition to singing the title role of Abigail in Daniel’s rock opera. Playing keyboards for Roadside Memorial returned Casey to her musical roots as well, allowing her to draw on a love of New Wave, New Romantic and Post-Punk she’s enjoyed since childhood.
Here is their song, ‘Flesh and Bone’