Formed in December of 2009, Blistered Earth is the best Metallica tribute band on the planet (we checked!). Playing classic songs ranging from 1983's "Kill Em' All", to 1991's self-titled "Metallica" this tribute pays it's respects to one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time with the raw energy, showmanship, look and song selections that die-hard Metallica fans want to see and hear, they are the ultimate tribute to Metallica.
Traitors Gate hails from Boise, Idaho. The band consists of Ken Mansfield on guitars, Jayce Kefferon on drums Colby Dees on bass and their lead vocalist whom they affectionately call “Mister ‘Y’”. Four definitely strong personalities make up this band which draws on its varied creative backgrounds when writing the powerful and edgy material that can only be Traitors Gate. The band incorporates its metal, heavy rock, punk and technical influences to create both a visual and sonic experience which they are bringing to Boise and the surrounding areas this year. A recently completed demo solidified the Traitors Gate sound, for which a tremendous local buzz has started.