Ringworm - Photo by Matt Karp

Ringworm – Photo by Matt Karp


A welcome mix of brawny to brainy metal bands crashed the stage at St. Vitus last night, from  the foggy (literally) and sludgy sounds of Hasj, to the more hardcore sounds of Cleveland vets Ringworm, to the elaborate instrumentals of headliners Pelican, who played to a totally sold out room. Their epic, melodic riff-flexing kept the crowd going after a long night of LOUD that also bled ears with Primitive Man and Aksumite. Whoa.