The Mentors @ The Black Heart 06.04.15


The Mentors are probably one of the most obscure bands Old Empire have ever put on, not in regards to their musical styling, but the fact they’re one of the most explicit, un-PC and straight up degenerate bands we’ve ever brought over. A walking ‘parental advisory’ sticker, the original Hooded Menaces are, surprisingly, being allowed intoThe Mentors are probably one of the most obscure bands Old Empire have ever put on, not in regards to their musical styling, but the fact they’re one of the most explicit, un-PC and straight up degenerate bands we’ve ever brought over. A walking ‘parental advisory’ sticker, the original Hooded Menaces are, surprisingly, being allowed into the UK for this one off exclusive. Witnessing the founders of ‘rape rock’ keep the spirit of legendary fallen brother, and apparent Kurt Cobain hired hit-man, ‘El Duce’ alive, may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s a reason they’ve remained an underground cult sensation for the last 30 years. Personally I remain 1/4 nervous, 1/4 offended and 2/4 stoked at the prospect of the brutality soon to be laid upon us and, really, what better way is there to spend your Bank Holiday Monday? Established in the late-70s in a gritty part of Los Angeles, The Mentors are the pioneers of shock rock, influencing the likes of GG Allin and The Dwarves. Known for their deliberately shocking lyrics, immeasurably wild behaviour and outlandish stage outfits, that once consisted of Klu Klux Klan shaped hoods (but black, instead of white…) 
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