Opiate for the Masses Tickets - Finding the Release in True Dark Alt MetalIt is, of course, what great philosopher Karl Marx mentioned once: 'Religion is the opiate of the people.' And without a doubt, 1999 Los Angeles industrial-goth-alt metal band Opiate for the Masses imitates that philosophy to a tee in their songwriting and recording. The lineup's guitarist and keyboard player Jim Kaufman, vocalist Ron Underwood, drummer Chris 'Seven' Antonopoulos, and bass player Anna K., and when Century Media Records grabbed hold of them, they were grabbing hold of a legacy.
Opiate for the Masses Tickets - Here Is the Music of the MassesTheir first album was Spore in 2005, and needless to say many of the music crowd found a great appeal to it. Manifesto arrived in 2008 to continue the triumph that was the Opiate.
Opiate for the Masses Tickets - The Sound of the OpiateDespite the fact that they were relatively goth in style, most of the music of the Opiate hit extremely hard -- close to 'thrash metal' style. That was a major part of their appeal, was their inventive style and creativity, not to mention the energy in their live shows -- definitely a performance-based band.
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