The best parties happen at night. Just ask Death Valley High. Crafting the perfect soundtrack to a romp in the dark, the Northern California quartet—Reyka Osburn [vocals, guitar], Adam Bannister [drums], Huffy Hafera [bass], and Sean Bivins [guitar]— artfully merges traditional goth magic and modern alternative majesty, co-mingling cinematic rock, new wave, and dance music on their 2016 full-length CVLT [AS FVK]. The album title quite fittingly sums up their headspace.
Incite is an American groove/thrash metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2004 and have built a career for themselves where everything was earned and nothing was taken for granted. Incite bridges the gap between multiple crowds across various metal sub-genres. As renegade disciples of trailblazing architects like Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, and Machine Head, INCITE raise the torch for trend-killing and hipster-smashing metal. Incite is as much a part of the fabric of the style championed by Lamb Of God as the surge of newer bands like Power Trip. INCITE perfected their signature brand of extreme sounds playing shows with DevilDriver, Crowbar, Brujeria, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Six Feet Under. This is a band who can open for Gorgoroth one night and Cancer Bats the next, converting true-believers out of people who grew up on Deftones or Immortal.
Incite remains one of the most formidable and fresh forces in heavy metal. They've toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more. Moreover, they've been extolled by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, they've gone Top 40 on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like "Army of Darkness" and the Devil’s Dozen on Liquid Metal with "The Aftermath". Revolver also named All Out War its "Album of the Week" upon release.
Ultimately, Incite deliver tried-and-true metal that fearlessly examines everything around them. Richie leaves off, "We're a real band. We've busted our asses. We've never tried to do anything fake or bullshit. We've done this from the ground up. We want to carry the flag for metal."