POSSESSED at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

03/04/12 237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

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Possessed started in 1983 as a San Francisco garage band with guitarist Mike Torrao and drummer Mike Sus. When the two managed to recruit singer and bassist Jeff Becerra, they formed the band Possessed. Together with second guitarist Brian Montana, the group started perfecting its own brand of metal, which was the precursor to modern death metal - fast, savage riffs, warp-speed drums, mile-a-second solos, and raspy, growled vocals. Possessed soon took San Francisco's metal scene by storm, playing with fellow Bay Area thrashers Exodus. In 2007, original bassist and vocalist Becerra, paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a tragic shooting, reformed Possessed with another new lineup. Since then, the band has been performing its trademark death metal style in venues across the country.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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