LD/50 Announces New Drummer

September 16, 2010

LD/50, the San Francisco, California-based band featuring Glen Alvelais (TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN) on guitar, Clark Brown (GEEZER) on vocals, and Terry Goss (SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY) on bass, has recruited drummer Tony Providence (pictured below; A BAND CALLED PAIN).

Commented Alvelais: "The first time I saw Tony play with his band I was blown away by his power and prowess. There's something about watching a drummer play with confidence that can't be denied.

"It took awhile to get a hold of Tony as he was busy touring, recording and working on movie soundtracks. But the word got out that he had left A BAND CALLED PAIN and I began the search.

"We have begun rehearsals and are planning on putting the rehearsal videos on our website, www.ld-50.com. Along with preparing for upcoming shows, we are planning on getting in the studio to record another CD in October.

"Busy, busy, busy...

"Tony's first show [with LD/50] will be on October 30 in Livermore, California. We are headlining a Halloween show/party that is sure to be a huge hit. Not only do we have SERPENT & SERAPH, THE VENTING MACHINE and RELIC playing, there will be a $10.00 admission and a $25.00 VIP which includes free drink tickets, free meal, and seating in the mezzanine that includes snacks and drinks and CDs from all the bands. First-place winner of the costume contest will win a plasma TV. If that's not enough, a Dean guitar will be raffled off and the first 25 people in will get a free event t-shirt.

"This is the beginning of a West Coast mini-tour that we are very excited about.

"We're looking forward to getting the show on the road."

According to a press release, LD/50 (which is the abbreviation for "Lethal Dose at 50%") is "like a culture of extreme that has steadily built their fan base to the point of iconic recognition. . . The band has a unique style of perfecting the groove. Mixed with thrash explosive guitar and solos, LD/50 is a band that is not afraid to go into a ballad-style song with growling, screaming vocals and then run into a melodic guitar solo and end with a tricky syncopated rhythm."

Brown, who sang on the last two solo albums from BLACK SABBATH bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler — 1997's "Black Science" (released under the GEEZER banner) and 2005's "Ohmwork" (under G/Z/R) — previously stated about involvement with LD/50, "I tell ya, when Glen called me up to get this thing going, I was fuckin amped!!! I was a big fan of FORBIDDEN back in the day. I remember covering 'Forbidden Evil' in one of my old bands."

He added, "This new stuff we are writing has really brought the best outta me. Every new song Glen hands me is getting better and better. I am constantly blown away. It makes my job so easy as a singer. The vocals just flow outta me like fuckin' water!

"I love the dynamics that we are creating; it can be heavy as fuck, to melodic and mellow but always moving and pulling the listener from one end of the spectrum to the other.

"This first album is gonna flatten the fuck outta the norm and really give the people something to chew on...no bullshit!!"

For more information, visit www.ld-50.com.

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