One of the classic American metal bands of the '80s, Houston's own Helstar burst onto the scene in 1984 with Burning Star, a tough, uncompromising debut. They released four more discs before taking a hiatus. Eventually, they found their way back to the stage and studio, releasing a series of exciting albums, the most recent of which, Vampiro, dropped in 2016.
September Mourning's debut EP (Volume I) and comic book (A Murder of Reapers) tells an epic tale of “heartbreak, loss, pain, joy, love, redemption, but most of all, courage…” while the comic book chronicles the first chapter of her story. Produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson, September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic form, to accompany, and enhance the musical message.
Otaku Acoustic is an anime & video game music acoustic cover band performing their own acoustic covers and renditions of opening and ending theme songs from select anime shows, cartoons, and video games.