Yesterday Steve Ventura, more commonly known by friends as Evil Steve, passed away at his home in Brooklyn. Steve had a tattoo of HUNG on the back of his head. I remember the first time I saw it very clearly… we were performing at Ace of Clubs back when that place was still around. It wasn’t just a show, it was actually a showcase for Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Larry Mazer and a bunch of other industry folk. We were the only band on the bill from New York City and packed the fucking place and a major reason why was the continuous effort by Evil Steve of promoting the band.
Anyway, as we were finalizing things on the stage, Steve ran up to me, shook my hand and yelled, Continue reading “Evil Steve, My Friend (1967-2012)”