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For Ferocious Rock, Try Snot

Fri., Jan. 23, 1998

If the term metal, as it applies to music, sounds appealing, then The Met is the place for you tonight.

With a name like Snot, what else could a band from Santa Barbara, Calif., play except a boisterous, in-your-face-rock and roll?

Snot headlines the show tonight with ferocious beats and snarling riffs that have a tendency to give way to funk-laden grooves. The five members of the band came together in 1995 after spending time in various metal and punk outfits.

“We can get serious and tear your head off, but we also make fun of everybody, including ourselves,” says guitarist Mike Doling. “I mean, when you have a name like Snot …”

Another metal outfit with moments of funk and hip-hop thrown in also plays The Met tonight.

Atlanta-based band Sevendust joins Snot with their own sonic strike. Singer Lajon moves his vocals from from curdling howl to balladesque sing-song as his four band members lay down meaty rock rhythms. Jay Jay French and Mark Mendoza, of Twisted Sister fame, produced Sevendust’s self-titled TVT Records debut.

Orange County band (Hed)pe has apparently taken a liking to Spokane. Playing here for the third time in three months, this six-piece unit from Orange County opens the show with their version of the hardcore/metal/ hip-hop thing. They opened for Suicidal Tendencies in November.

“We’re fully on the positive tip,” says guitarist Wesstyle. “Our songs are always about overcoming obstacles. There’s a recurring theme of being put through tests and overcoming them.”

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Met. Tickets are $10, available through G&B; and at the door.

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