The Church of the 8th Day is officially CROWNED BY FIRE

I love finding out of the way venues to enjoy kick ASS head bangin’ metal music performed live by shredding acts.  On Oct. 8th I found a gem of a venue nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, Ca; Glendale to be precise.


The Church of the 8th Day is now in session for all you rock and heavy metal music  enthusiast, and it welcomes fans young and old to enjoy the original musical stylings of a few of the music world’s fastest rising metal acts and big name bands in the industry.  The Church is the brainchild of Daniel Dismal who is the founder and booking agent for the Complex which on this night booked a band i’m very familiar with, “Crowned By Fire“.

I have seen Crowned By Fire on numerous occasions and on this night, like many others, Crowned showed me once again why they’re seasoned pros when performing.

The band played songs spanning their whole career but focused on their newer material. Even the old – school CBF heads were visibly moved, as heads nodded along to the heavy crushing – sludge metal emanating from the stage.

Their set flew by in a flash and left the crowd wanting more. I was very impressed, and will be looking forward to seeing more from CBF in the futureBut for now you have to settle with an interview I did with (guitarist) Justin Manning outside the venue.


Show Pictures:

CBF: John Fitterer – Glendale, Ca.

CBF: Justin Manning – Glendale, Ca.

CBF: Chris Breedlove – Glendale, Ca.

CBF: Jonathan Paschall – Glendale, Ca.

CBF:  John Fitterer – Glendale, Ca.

CBF: Chris Breedlove & Jonathan Paschall – Glendale, Ca.

CBF: Justin Manning – Glendale, Ca.

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Love music! Being around it, watching it, sometimes even playing it since I was a little Trouble-Maker growing up in the Orange County California Punk Scene. I was that one kid who would scale walls and fences just to get a glimpse in side venues to see big bands like Iron Maiden, Circle Jerks, Van Halen ,Black Flag, etc, etc. My past job's has taking me to many cool places. I worked as a PR Asst that has helped with actors & actresses. I have also helped a few bands with their bookings, promos and some management opportunities. For me, music has always been my drug even when I found myself caught up in the drug scene here in the Los Angeles area where I now call home. Today I'm proud to say I've been clean & sober from drug use since 2000. Rock is what I'm mostly into! "Shit that moves you, Shit that has heart and soul." Says the late great Dimebag. I'm currently working as a west coast rep for the radio program Maximum Threshold Radio @ ( You can find me @ where you can see my many journey's into the music scene. MTR: Show email: Email: