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Colossus, Bear Fight @The Jinx

DRIVEN by frontman Sean Buchanan’s classic, soaring metal vocals, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Colossus storms The Jinx this week to send you on a nostalgia trip. Fans of Judas Priest, Scorpions, and Iron Maiden will be right at home on this bone-crusher of a bill.

You’ll find warlocks, blood-soaked battle, zombies, ancient swords, and all your favorite classic metal fare scattered across Colossus’s discography, along with plenty of sci-fi absurdity. With smiles as big as their leads, you know these guys are having a fun time live—that goofy camaraderie mixed with stellar chops is reminiscent of Diarrhea Planet’s live gigs.

While there’s an air of parody about it all, the core of Colossus’s existence is based on crafting tightly-coiled guitar riffs, Thin Lizzy-style dueling leads from guitarists Bill Fisher, Stephen Cline, and James McCracken. It’s theatrical, engrossing, lightning-fast stuff.

Bear Fight represent Savannah on the bill; if you didn’t see some of their members kicking out Rage Against the Machine covers at Jinx-O-Ween last week, you missed out.

Thursday, November 5, 9 p.m., $7