I know this blog has a history of photographic love for the Last of the V8s, but the pictures I got at the band's show last Friday at the Record Bar look so much like the band was reenacting a Greek tragedy that I couldn't resist. A death-of-the-gods-type thing. Like, with winged messengers and shit. Like this:
Dawn, the Antechamber: King Theophilis hears troubling news. His son is slain!
In his grief, Theophilis Rex douses himself with water from the River Styx...
...and goes mad!
"I will kill every newborn child in the land! I will enslave the mothers and send the fathers to war against the Hittites! I will outlaw Christmas!" cries the mad king.
And then rocks out.
Hermes, messenger of the gods, is sent to the valley to find a cure.
Hermes plays badass licks for the Oracle at Khaki. The Oracle tells him that Theophilis must be killed. It is the only way!
Meanwhile, the king plots revenge.
He goes into the city and finds...
...the traitor Demetrios! He kills him and returns to the castle.
Where Hermes and Caiphus the Centaur metamorphose into a hydra!
The clash of the hydra and Theophilis is so mighty that the heavens are ripped open and fire rushes down upon the palace, vanquishing them all.
Epilogue: Sephiroth the Guardian makes everyone leave.
Theophilis: Ryan Mattes
Hermes: Jay Zastoupil
Caiphus: Chico Thunder
The Unseen Drummer: Kriss Ward
The Oracle at Khaki: Pat Hopewell
The Traitor Demetrios: some dude
Sephiroth the Guardian: himself