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LeMarsaggedon brings live acts to Olson Saturday

Friday, August 27, 2010

Four regional bands will be taking over the Olson Cultural Event Center stage in Le Mars Saturday.

LeMarsaggedon starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m., featuring Sioux City bands Threatenol, Devour Once Dead and Absolute Pestilence along with Norfolk, Neb. rockers The Blood of War.

"It's a bunch of over average looking dudes playing the soothing sounds of metal for the downtown," said Chuck Woll, a Le Mars native and member of Threatenol. "We usually get a good crowd."

He said the show will be a "heavy, fast, grooving, sludgy good time."

Threatenol is no stranger to Le Mars or the Olson Cultural Event Center stage. Previous shows have drawn a good crowd for the band, Woll said.

Three members of Threatenol -- Jamie Friedel, Jay Bergquist and Woll -- went to school in Le Mars, and Friedel lives in town.

"We have a lot of fun playing to what's basically another hometown crowd," Woll said.

Friedel, Bergquist and Woll, along with Sioux City brothers Luke and Loren Schroeder, have played together since 2007, and some of them for longer than that.

Threatenol is finishing a recorded album and will release it this fall.

"We love playing Le Mars and have a lot of family and friends there," Woll said.

There is a fee to get into LeMarsaggedon, but children 12 and under are free.

There will be no vendors; coolers are allowed. IDs will be checked.

"If we get enough people out to the show this year we'd like to make LeMarsaggedon an annual thing," Woll said. "Hopefully everyone will come to have a good time and rock out to some heavy tunes and support local music."

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