Chris Loomis

The Three Tremors @ Malone’s – 02/17/2019

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Orange County felt the earth move Sunday night February 17, but it wasn’t the “big one”, it was The Three Tremors making a stop at Malone’s Bar & Grille in Santa Ana. The Three Tremors is a supergroup of sorts consisting of Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Beyond Fear), Sean “Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner-Sherman) and Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer) – three of heavy metal’s most powerful vocalists have collaborated to form one of the most ferocious Metal Bands in existence – The Three Tremors.

With music as crushing as a sonic boom, The Three Tremors has Owens, Conklin & Peck trading off electrifying heavy metal screams backed by San Diego metal veterans David Garcia, Casey Trask, Alex Pickard and Sean Elg (all members of Cage). With strong reviews of the first song released “Invaders from the Sky”, the band did a brief yet successful tour in Europe in late 2018 prior to the album release. Once the album was released in mid-January 2019, the reviews have been mind-blowingly awesome, and The Three Tremors kicked off their first ever US tour in Seattle on Valentine’s Day which runs through March 11 in Pittsburgh.

The band took the stage and kicked into several songs from the debut album starting with “Wrath of Asgard” then “Invaders from the Sky”. Immediately it was obvious of how tremendous the set was going to be with three powerhouse vocalists giving it their all. The songs they have created go over so well live, each song is a metal anthem that has Ripper, The Tyrant and Hell Destroyer alternating verses and although there seems to be no egos in this band you know each vocalist is on top of their game. All three singers interacted with the small crowd in this intimate venue and the fans were well-aware of this special performance as all seemed constantly in awe of what was happening on stage.

The first special treat of the night was Conklin and Peck leaving the stage for Ripper to blast through a brutal rendition of “Burn in Hell”, a cover of a Judas Priest song he sang on the Jugulator album. Such a fierce song from The Ripper era of Judas Priest, it was amazing to hear it live again. The song “King of the Monsters” written about Lemmy and Dio was dedicated to their legacy – another amazing display of the vocal power of this trio of singers.

Harry Conklin fronted the band solo for the Jag Panzer power metal classic “Black” off 1997’s The Fourth Judgement. In addition to Conklin nailing it with the vocals, enough cannot be said about the band – all extremely talented musicians from the San Diego based heavy metal band Cage. Although Sean Peck did not take the stage solo this night, he remains a heavy metal warrior fronting Cage and is the brain-child behind The Three Tremors.

The night ended with a riveting cover of Judas Priest’s “Painkiller” with each vocalist trading verses and then a song called “The Three Tremors”, a mid-tempo heavy metal rocker about themselves and their vocal power. The Three Tremors show was without a doubt 75 minutes of the most in-your-face metal with scorching guitars and thumping drums that you will see in current times. Catch these guys on tour NOW as they you never know if this will be the only time they hit the road in the USA due to their individual schedules. EVERY heavy metal fan needs to experience The Three Tremors live!

For The Three Tremors information and tour dates click here.

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