ASTERISM blazes through L.A. on first U.S. tour (Live Report)

Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019

Live Report and Photos by David Cirone

Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began at SXSW the week before.

The young group, led by guitarist HALCA (guitar) backed by brother Miyu (bass) and Mio (drums), performed an impressive one-hour set comprised of their original tracks, tributes to metal legends Metallica, Dio, and a “Helter Skelter” cover owing more to Motley Crue’s power guitar version than the Beatles’ original, one of many choices that amped the crowd of metalheads who came to support the trio.

ASTERISM’s near vocal-less set list put the focus on their marvelous technical chops, but the members’ charisma and up-close interaction with the audience kept the energy going in a near seamless run. As cool as the cover songs were, the highlights were the band’s originals “BLAZE”, “Rising Moon”, and the intricate 9-minute-plus “DAWN”, giving the spotlight to each of the members during the encore.

ASTERISM – Club Los Globos
March 24, 2019
Set List
2. Midnight Hunter
3. Enter Sandman (Metallica cover)
4. 155
5. Full Throttle
6. Then & Now (new song)
7. Stand Up and Shout (Dio cover)
8. Up the Horns!
9. Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover)
10. Rising Moon
11. Light In The Darkness
12. Disperse
13. DAWN

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