North Carolina’s traditional metallers Dogbane will be appearing at the fourth annual Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago, IL taking place April 4-5, 2014
In late 2011 Heaven and Hell Records released the debut album ‘Residual Alcatraz’ by North Carolina’s Dogbane. The ten track album, including a cover of ‘Fire and Brimstone’ by rock legend and pioneer Link Wray was well receive both at home and aboard. Their fine blend of Thin Lizzy/UFO dueling guitars, and Halford-esque vocal, with hints of doom metal was often cited by reviewers worldwide. Quickly a buzz was starting to grow at the beginning of 2012 through several interviews and glowing reviews. As the band began to play out in support of the release things looked promising. However tragedy struck the band in June of last year with the untimely passing of guitarist and songwriter David Ellenburg (R.I.P).
After a short down time Dogbane began the search for a new guitarist but this proved to be no easy task. Eventually they found the right man for the job named Jeff Rinehart. This latest addition has already proven to bring something new to the band with Rinehart’s more classical and technical playing style.
Currently Dogbane is working on their second full-length and is beginning to play out again. The band is ecstatic about performing at Ragnarokkr to a real metal audience.
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