Phil Demmel has had an eventful couple of months. Right after his final show with Machine Head, he had to learn 19 Slayer songs in two days to fill in for Gary Holt on their Farewell European trek. And now, for one night only, Demmel will be reuniting with Bay Area’s own Vio-lence. The show will take place at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, CA on April 13th as the group are set to perform their debut album, 1988’s Eternal Nightmare.
The lineup of the band for the show will look like this:
Phil Demmel (guitar)
Sean Killian (vocals)
Deen Dell (bass)
Perry Strickland (drums)
Ray Vegas (guitar)
Ray Vegas is the only member who didn’t perform on the band’s 1988 debut record as he joined the group in 1991. Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn was a member of Vio-lence from 1987-1992 and he will not be involved with the upcoming show. However, the group mentioned there will be “surprises.”