Victory Lounge Eastlake
Fri., Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 2017 21+
By Kevin Diers
In the early ’80s, a group of snotty kids from Oak Harbor called the Accüsed put Northwest hardcore on the map with a gruesome take on thrash that was later named “splatter rock.” Vocalist Blaine Cook fronted the band during their wildest years, and it’s that same energy that he channels into Toe Tag, alongside fellow Accüsed alumnus Alex “Maggot Brain” Sibbald and a couple local splatter heads, Steve McBeast and Diabolical Chris Diamond. Their music is raw and fast, and it comes complete with gory imagery, featuring song titles like “Bat Pussy” and “Sawtopsy.” If crossover is dead, Toe Tag are zombies of the genre—back to feast and thrash some more.