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Dayton Keel and Titan Metal making heavy metal mark

Dayton Keel and his Titan Metal bandmates Ricky WarrenDakota HooperWes Morin and David Dodson stopped into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's edition of the column's radio show to share some big news with the DJ and the scribe. 

The show offered the world radio premiere of the next single and arguably the best metal song of 2019 by his band. A Shawn Barfield-helmed video is slated for the coming months: •Titan Metal — "Crawling Across the Dead" —

There's a lot going on in this band's world. Along with readying for a video release for the new single, Titan Metal is gearing up to hit the road for a June 29 show at the Outland Bar, 326 South Ave, Springfield, Mo. They'll be performing with Sony recording artists Blood of Heroes.

Things get bigger with news that Born of Osiris lead guitarist Lee McKinney is currently recording the guitar solo for the newest Titan Metal song, slated for its next album. 

The biggest news is that Sept. 8 show scheduled right now for Oklahoma City's 89th Street Collective. Titan Metal will open for Browning and one of the biggest metal band's building buzz, Jinjer. Keel already sold out of $16 tickets for the show but more may be on the way and there's a possibility the concert will be moved to a larger venue.

With things on the up for Keel and company, there's no telling how far they'll go.

Check out the June edition of 580 Monthly for an in-depth profile on Keel and his musical journey.

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I hated missing out on the momentous music in Medicine Park this weekend. Hey, even a music guy has to relax at home. I thank all the amazing folks who shot Facebook live video of the goings on at the Roots Ball and over at the Old Plantation where Ken Morrow and company held court. It was nice to enjoy the music. However, for some things you have to take a road trip and be there.

Few things are more entertaining than a life performance by Metalachi. The "world's only heavy metal mariachi band" filled the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City with life and laughs Sunday night. How could they not?

Taking an array of staples from the heavy metal genre and adding some special sauce all their own, the four-piece ensemble opened with "Crazy Train" and "Welcome To The Jungle." The energy was insane. When "Santeria" followed, they showed a depth of songs ready to be taken to new levels.

"This is for all the metalheads in the house," said singer Vega De La Rockha by way of introduction of what would become a showcase for violinist "Queen" Kyla Vera: •Metalachi — "Reign In Blood" —

Vera would also shine later with a violin solo that blended the best parts of "Whole Lotta Love" and Metallica's "Orion" with elements of classical violin and wah-wah rock and roll. 

Metalachi didn't resign themselves to one genre in particular, rollicking from hair metal to the heavy stuff but always with the signature mariachi sound. They took that up to the ninth degree with a turn on a song from the movie "Desperado" that made the night a fiesta.

The band as a whole were a dynamo of energy and humor. With a set list that ranged from Cheech and Chong's "Earache My Eye" to Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me," Metalachi made sure every person leaving at night's end were smiling with the high beams ready for a road trip home. This band can't return to Oklahoma fast enough.

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Cody Newby will be the featured performer at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Survivor’s Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Western Hills Christian Church, Northwest 82nd Street and Cache Road. Come out and listen to great music for a great cause.

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The presence of Titan Metal in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's Today's Best Soundemonium! with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist, was  filled with a lot of laughs and shenaniganery to make a fun show.

Jokey McJokerson ended May as it began in the Star Wars universe with this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:

"Mannequin Skywalker.”

Jokey’s Corner — TBD will be featured for Comedy Night for the weekly Saturday night series to be held in the Summit Ballroom at the Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 and may be purchased at the casino cage or online

Preacher Lawson, Friday, July 5. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $20, $25 and $30. Tickets may be purchased at the casino cage or online at

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