IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Posts Shred Sled Footage from X GAMES
Texas based heavy metal outfit Immortal Guardian brought their infamous mobile Shred Sled out to last weekend’s X Games to provide some extreme musical entertainment for the extreme sports fans out at Circuit of the Americas.
Immortal Guardian performed three sets during the X Games on Friday, June 5, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Next X Parks area, followed by a finale mobile performance at 5:30 p.m., to kick off the Moto X Enduro X event. The first two performances went smoothly as spectators were left in awe by the groups virtuosic musicality highlighted by frontman Carlos Zema’s soaring vocals and guitar/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian’s insane ability to shred simultaneously on both instruments. However, complications arose during the final set. As the announcers introduced the band and the Shred Sled, the clouds opened up and a short downpour occurred, drenching both the band and spectators. Immortal Guardian pushed on through the rain and gained that much more respect from the audience, who welcomed the break from the heat. Despite the band’s gear getting soaked, no electrical issues occurred and no members were electrocuted. “To this day we’ve never stopped playing during a performance,” stated founding member Gabriel Guardian, “We weren’t gonna let a little rain stop us from an opportunity like the X Games.”
Footage of the Immortal Guardian Shred Sled at last weekend’s X Games has been posted:
Immortal Guardian recently debuted the video for “Walk Alone,” off their Revolution Part I EP. The video’s narrative follows a schizophrenic sleeper-cell who’s been brainwashed and sent on a mission to assassinate his target, Immortal Guardian. The main character is programmed in a Manchurian Candidate / Clockwork Orange fashion and then throughout the video is tormented while seeing vocalist Carlos Zema in his subconscious before finally being activated and sent on his mission.
Check out the video:
Fans in Austin, Texas can catch Immortal Guardian live tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage alongside Imminent Descent, Audrey Rose and more. This free show ($5 for minors) kicks off at 4 p.m. with Immortal Guardian taking the headlining spot. For details visit www.facebook.com/events/475244775963743/
Immortal Guardian has been making a name for themselves as an up and coming independent metal act with a Fender sponsorship, Brazilian Tour, and an album mixed by the producer of Judas Priest already under their belt. The band is highlighted by its members astounding virtuosity starting first with founding member Gabriel Guardian, sponsored by Fender Guitars at the young age of 22 and known for his insane ability to shred on guitar AND keyboard at the same time. Next is Brazilian born vocal siren Carlos Zema who has been named one of the top 10 metal vocalist in Brazil by several media outlets in 2007. The rhythm section is filled out by the dynamic duo of Cody Gilliland, one of the most technical speed/progressive drummers emerging onto the scene, and master of the five-string fretless bass, Thad Stevens.