Cloven Hoof

Cloven Hoof

White Boy And The Average Rat Band, Humungus

Fri, September 21, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

We've got one hell of a blast from the heavy metal past with this bill we have lined up for you all in September! Legendary Wolverhampton NWOBHM act CLOVEN HOOF will embark on an extensive North American tour starting in September including a stop at the highly acclaimed 'Frost And Fire Festival', in Ventura, CA. Bassist/frontman/songwriter Lee Payne has assembled a lineup of killer new players including current and ex members of rulers like Omen, Aska, Sanctuary, Emerald and more and are sure to do justice to 80s classics! If that wasn't a cool enough headliner, for direct support we have another nugget from the past with a band very near and dear to our Southwestern Virginia roots, WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND, featuring Mike Matney and them Richlands Rats! This special co-bill will be rounded out by the return of  HUMUNGUS!

Cloven Hoof
Cloven Hoof
Heavy Metal band from Wolverhampton, West Midlands (United Kingdom).
The present band have been playing together since late 2015 when George and Lee decided the time was right to take Cloven Hoof to a new level. They had played together in Germany when Aska ageed to do a few Cloven Hoof songs after some ex band members decided to leave the band. The chemistry was electric and Danny was so amazing behind the kit that Lee had to ask him to join Hoof one day too. Commitments delayed the union for a time but everyone knew the day would dawn when they would make an album together.

The new album was recorded in Dallas and in the UK and the mission statement was to make THE best Cloven Hoof album of all time… and that is exactly what the band have done. A no holds barred tour de force that will shake the metal world to its foundations – you have been warned!

Chris Coss and new guitarist Luke Hatton was recommended to the band by the highly respected Simon Lees ex Budgie and ace guitar teacher. Cloven Hoof will begin to tour Europe and America throughout 2017 extensively and the best is yet to come!
White Boy And The Average Rat Band
White Boy And The Average Rat Band
White Boy And The Average Rat Bands first album was released in 1981. It is highly sought after by collectors world wide and sells for $250-$500 per copy.
The band has been written about in books such as "The Acid Archives", "Heavy Metal The Vinyl Years" etc. as well as many underground blogs and web-sites.
Just Google the bands name.
Mike Matney reformed the now legendary band in the fall of 2011 and on Feb. 4th 2012 the band debuted at "The World Famous Whisky A-Go-Go" in Hollywood, CA. The band is currently a featured story in Los Angeles largest music publication L.A. Record.
Heavy Metal! formed in 2011, in Richmond VA. We released a two song demo in January 2011, a 5 song EP, and a 7" vinyl on Forcefield Records. We like to tour, prepare for the Ripponing!
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220