WANT TO GO?
The Black Cross Brotherhood
With Harrah and Freaktent
WHERE: The Blue Parrot, 14 Capitol St.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Friday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If you ask, the members of The Black Cross Brotherhood will tell you they're the best band in the valley.
"We're not trying to put anybody down," drummer Jim Lawrence said. "We're just coming out swinging, which is what people should expect out of us."
The Black Cross Brotherhood is a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from the parts of other local metal bands. Chris Bowe and Lawrence come from War Creek Mafia, Adrian Pace is from Freakflag, and Johnny Compton came from all sorts of bands.
The Black Cross Brotherhood's members figure somebody ought to be loudest, hardest-rocking band in Charleston. So . . . why not them?
The band makes its official Charleston debut Friday night at The Blue Parrot, performing with Harrah and Freaktent.
It's an important show to The Black Cross Brotherhood. It's members feel like they've got something to prove.
"We're tired of getting passed over, man," Compton said. "We're tired of being in really good outfits and overlooked."
This band, they hope, will change all that. They look at themselves as the best parts of some of the best metal acts in the area.
"We're not a cookie-cutter band," Bowe said.