Black Sabbitch Plays El Corazon With End Status And Iron Dragon

On June 15th the original sound of Heavy Metal collided and bonded with the Rock from the 80s and progressive modern Metal.

Black Sabbitch – the Los Angeles-based all-female Black Sabbath Tribute – headlined a show at El Corazon that also included End Status and Iron Dragon.

End Status

End Status opened the show with their modern take on Metal; a driving beat, deep vocals, and heavy bass are hallmarks for their music.  The band members are Derreck Engel on vocals, BJ “Jeb” Schreib on Drums, Cicero Fortier on Guitars, and Mako Rai on Bass.

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I caught up with Derreck recently and asked him about their set.

“Overall, I think the night went very well,” he said.  “The staff at El Corazon were friendly, helpful, and on top of their game which, for us, made load-in, setup, and sound check an enjoyable experience.”

End Status

I arrived at El Corazon early enough to catch their soundcheck and was impressed by the band’s ability to blend a unique percussion line with tradition fuzz and detailed bass.  Derreck’s vocals are edgy and raw. He told me that End Status is fairly new.

“We’ve just recently started playing venues, so we were definitely taking notes and looking for things to improve on, but I’m very pleased with our performance overall.”

End Status

Part of his pleasure came from the fans.  “I enjoyed seeing people’s reaction to us and to our music as we played,” he said.  “I saw a few heads bobbing and hips moving out in the crowd. Good times for sure. Both Iron Dragon and Black Sabbitch did very well and put on a good show.”

Iron Dragon followed them, with a couple of personnel substitutes for the night – Larry Longwood on Bass, Mike Hunt on Vocals, Kip Camaro on Guitar, and Chase N’ Tail on Drums.

Iron Dragon

The Dragon boys once again flaunted their innuendo-soaked 80s Metal sound and kept the audience hot and ready for more.

Iron Dragon

Fan favorites like Bangs To Heaven, Pink In The Middle, Pass The Pussy, and Sand To The Beach are faithful original songs dedicated to the Glam Metal music of 30 years ago.

Iron Dragon

Mike’s vocals were strong and flexible. Kip tickled the crowd with his signature guitar riffs, while Chase kept the beat steady like a night in the back seat of a Mustang. The crowd responded and loved what the band gave them.

Iron Dragon

And that crowd was certainly ready for Black Sabbitch by 11:15pm!

Black Sabbitch

The band consists of Angie Scarpa on Drums, Melanie Makaiwi on Bass, Blare N. Bitch on Guitar, Sarah Pinzon on Vocals. 

Black Sabbitch

They opened their set with War Pigs as the smoke floated across the stage.  Their tribute was authentic and heavy – just like Black Sabbath. Blare the guitarist even played left-handed like Tony Iommi.

Black Sabbitch

Sarah’s vocals were clean and employed the range necessary to keep the crowd entertained. After playing for over an hour, the band finished their set with the final verses of War Pigs – which the audience enjoyed thoroughly.

Black Sabbitch

All in all a fantastic night!

Black Sabbitch

Any fan of Metal would have enjoyed this show because there was so much to sample.  All the styles were strong and held their own interesting characteristics. The musicians loved being at this historic venue, and the fans loved seeing them play.  Look for each of these bands online!

End Status

Iron Dragon

Black Sabbitch

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