Candy Machine Guns
Green Bay Bands
Candy Machine Guns Description
Armed with enough grit to get the job done, the full on aural assault that is their sound, and the most intense ambition you’ve ever seen in a band bio, they quickly set afoot to conquer the world. But first came the important task of writing and recording music, for the army that was soon to be, to march to.
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Candy Machine Guns Basics
- Metal / Hard Rock / Industrial
- Band Members
- Hobbes Caltous - Lead Vocals, Samples
Tim Beyer - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Synth
Thor Nielsen - Drums, Samples
Ben Wachal - Bass
- Mastodon, A7X, Strapping Young Lad, Static X, Deadsy, Fear Factory, White Zombie, Mindless Self Indulgence, American Head Charge, Five Finger Death Punch, Entombed, My Dying Bride
- Here We Come
September 13, 2012
Unlike most other cities in northeast Wisconsin, the heavy metal music scene is exploding in Green Bay. One of the main reasons for this detonation is because of the Green Bay band, Candy Machine Guns. This hard rock/metal band is not a band to be taken lightly. After attending their one year anniversary performance at the Hideout in Green Bay, I saw what separated them from other metal bands. As clear veterans of the musical front, their scorching live performance immediately grabbed my attention and seemed to really captivate the audience. There are too many heavy metal bands in the scene right now that completely disregard their need for stage presence. Any band that wants to play metal music successfully live needs to show their energy onstage and Candy Machine Guns showed no shortage of this fueling adrenaline. Their incorporation of clean vocals and melodic guitar riffs also add to the unique sound they produce. Showing this kind of musical diversity in their songs really allows their sound to be accepted by a wider audience range, rather than just the metal community. Another aspect of the show that added to this band's off the charts performance, was the versed quality and the experienced balance of the mixed sound they were producing. Playing songs off their recently released 11 track debut album "Here We Come," the crowd seemed very susceptible to their heavy originals.
As a band, Candy Machine Guns owns the sound and light equipment used at the Hideout, making it a very enjoyable and professional looking music venue. In addition to adding their own sound and performance to the Green Bay metal scene, in cooperation with the Hideout, Candy Machine Guns also hosts shows on every Wednesday and first Friday of every month at the Hideout. Live and Loud at the Hideout on Wednesday nights holds no limiting genre for the bands who want to get up on the stage and play their set. First Friday Metal Massacre is a metal only show that happens on the first Friday of every month. Putting together these events in addition to keeping their band on the rise really shows the drive this band has to help the metal scene progress and develop as a whole. Candy Machine Guns is definitely a band that I would recommend to any hard rock or metal enthusiast. Their killer sound in combination with a high energy performance makes for an excellent heavy night of music, even for those not entirely immersed in the genre. Keep an eye on this band on the rise in Green Bay.
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