Other than spending All Hallows Eve at the campy blood fest of a GWAR show, seeing London’s Chrome Hoof on October 31 has to be the ultimate in Halloween plans. Whether the group’s members are burning a 12-foot ram in effigy or donning silver, sparkling, hooded robes in uniform, their stage show is just as riveting as their weird sonic stew.
Founded by brothers Leo and Milo Smee, Chrome Hoof is a progressive funk/metal oddity that employs cult theatrics and other-worldly costumes. Imagine if Sun Ra were into doom rock. If that gets you going (and why shouldn’t it?), read the feature on Chrome Hoof from ALARM 29.
So if you’re fortunate enough to be in France on October 31 or November 1, make sure to catch Chrome Hoof at one of the performances listed below. And while you’re there, pick up Pre-Emptive False Rapture, the group’s interstellar magnum opus from Southern Records.
Chrome Hoof live:
October 31: Boulogne, France @ Billancourt BB Mix Fest
November 1: Beaumont-Hague, France @ Sally Polyvalente
Chrome Hoof: “Pronoid”
Chrome Hoof: \”Pronoid\”