"While we were shooting the video, the director decided to do some smoke effects, and all of the sudden there's too much smoke and the alarms go off and the entire building has to be evacuated," Azevedo says. "Everybody's like, 'What the fuck is going on?' The fire department shows up, the fire marshal is asking us if we have a permit."

"Then they see us and we're all dressed up," adds Garrette.

Lamenting the sameness of most metal videos, Azevedo doesn't think that the format is a dead art, calling people "visual beings" that need to have a representation of the music they are hearing. "Why not look sharp while you're doing it?" DeSisto throws out rhetorically. "I'll dress up in a nice suit to play this music." "Like if Sinatra played in a death-metal band — that's what we're trying to do," Garrette chimes in.

People are digging it, too. Garrette calls the audience response "shocking," especially when people come up after shows and say how much they get it. "I personally feel that people are just getting tired of the whole rehash of music that comes out all the time," says Azevedo. "We definitely offer something that's fresh — it's a little bit of everything. Originality is something that's very hard; it takes crafting. We're trying to carve our niche."

DAS MUERTE + PLANETOID + JACK BURTON VS DAVID LO PAN | Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston | August 31 @ 8 pm | 21+ | $10 | 617.236.7600

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