Texas power metal band ASKA jammed last night at The Rail Club Live in Fort Worth, Texas with opening acts Little Green Men and Atomic Frog. A fan posted cell phone video shot at the gig. Check it out below.
“ASKA; What more can we possibly say regarding this perennial favorite “underground” band that hasn’t been touted already from rooftops across the electrified globe? For the uninitiated: ASKA was born during the nascent alternative/grunge movement of the early 90’s and eschewed the popular fad in favor of playing metal music – their way. Sounding like the full-grown offspring of a Judas Priest/Iron Maiden union, ASKA showcase a thundering rhythm section, guitarists that play solos, a singer with a 5-octave range and the band’s true secret weapon, its songs. With topics that delve beyond the standard metal fare and bring thought provoking images of war, lost love, lament, psychopathy, religion, history and much more to the surface, their lyrical subject matter sets them well apart from the “I love Metal & the Devil” pack that most people identify with the genre. From the first release to their fifth, the band has embarked on a variety of world tours that would be the envy of better-established acts and its netted them notoriety, credibility, record company contracts, radio play, television appearances, endorsement deals and 40+ countries notched on their belts to date and counting.”