the tyrant played a set that was all new to me, which is prolly indicative of how long it's been since i last saw 'em (maybe six months?) -- this was the material that they just recorded, as opposed to the material i remember that's _finally_ going to be released on dada drumming as soon as david d'andrea delivers the artwork. my sweetie posted some pics on her photo blog (click on 'em to make 'em big). unfortunately, since i had to open in the morning, we didn't have enough steam to go the distance, so i'll have to wait till another time to hear tolar, whom jon teague assures me are even more incredible than their alter ego band, unit 21, who impressed me at rubber gloves back during the summer.
ben schultz from caddis gave me a copy of their new cd, which in the fullness of time i'll review either here or in one of the usual places. ben's also in magnus; just what is it with local metallistas having multiple/overlapping identities?