If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
Sound description: A smoldering pot of groove metal with a heap of southern rock/metal for added kick, with a pinch of soulful bluesy embellishments tossed in for good measure
RIYL: Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss, Soundgarden, Down, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains
Inception: Oceanside, 2009
Influences: Mastadon, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Pantera, Primus, Black Sabbath, Down, Soundgarden, Kyuss, Alice in Chains
Lead Burns Red is a heavy metal band based in Oceanside. They recorded an EP in late 2009 with producer Steve Russell (POD, As I Lay Dying, Finch). The group includes singer Grant Walker and drummer Elwin Cox (both formerly of Decompression), guitarists Stephen Aguirre (Rev) and Kris Murray (Silver Side), and bassist Mike Peters.