OTTTO and Bastardane join forces for a North American Summer tour that sees the bands trekking across the continent, including several performances as part of the Metallica Weekend 2023 Takeover.

“We are very excited to be going back out on the road and taking Life Is A Game to new audiences,” says OTTTO singer/guitar player Bryan Noah Ferretti, referring to the Venice, Calif.-based trio’s debut full-length album, which arrived this Spring.

Joining OTTTO for the month-long tour is Bastardane, with the two bands having played together a number of times in the past, including most recently at Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival. “We love music and we love the boys in OTTTO,” adds Bastardane drummer, Castor Hetfield. “WARNING: Mayhem, insanity, and ascension may occur.”

A selection of OTTTO and Bastardane’s performances will be part of the Metallica Weekend 2023 Takeover festivities, including New York, Montreal, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Detroit.

Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, June 30 at 10 am local time.

OTTTO have received widespread praise for their recently released debut studio album, Life Is A Game (listen here) with Consequence describing the 10-song album as “fun, unpretentious thrash,” and Revolver dubbing their music “punky thrash.”  The band’s elaborate, carnival-themed video for “Dance of the Dead” (, directed by special effects wizard Norman Cabrera (“The Walking Dead,” “Hellboy,” The Misfits), finds the young musicians visiting a muerte-infused side show. Professional skateboarders Andy Anderson, Matt Berger and Jake Familton play some of the key characters, with Robert Trujillo making a cameo as “Pa,” and Chloe Trujillo appearing as one of the dancers.

Bastardane released their debut album, Is This Rage? (listen here), last Spring, with the self-released, 10-song album deemed a “metal-inflected, psych-rock” collection by RevolverNoise Pollution said “the very talented trio opt for a much heavier sludgy sound, full of groove, and powerful riffs,” while hometown paper, The Savannahian, bluntly stated “this is a band with big intentions and no time for bullshit.”

OTTTO/Bastardane tour dates:

August 5 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre *
August 6 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
August 8 Boston, MA Sonia
August 9 Portland, ME Geno’s Rock Club
August 11 Quebec City, QC Bar L’Anti
August 12 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmont *
August 13 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
August 15 Cincinnati, OH Madison Live!
August 16 Nashville, TN The Basement
August 17 Memphis, TN Growlers
August 19 Dallas, TX Three Links *
August 20 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Café
August 22 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep **
August 23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge **
August 26 Los Angeles, CA TBA *
August 27 Bakersfield, CA Temblor Brewing Company
August 28 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
August 30 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Trading Post
August 31 Fresno, CA Strummers
September 2 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom *
November 4 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall *
November 11 Detroit, MI The Sanctuary *

*-Metallica Weekend 2023 Takeover performances
**-Bastardane only

Photo credit: John Gilhooley

OTTTO is Triko Chavez (drums), Bryan Noah Ferretti (vocals/guitar) and Tye Trujillo (bass). The band recently released their debut studio album, Life Is A Game, which Juice Magazine said “brings a fresh thrash metal skate sound from the streets of Venice to the unsuspecting masses of the world… with Dogtown attitude and surf skate style” and Metal Injection declared that the trio are “destined for stardom… there’s little doubt here.”

Photo credit: Mary Claire McCoy

One of the bands of all time. Bastardane gives you music. With high-gain riffs, groovy grooves and dissonant chord progressions, the boys in Bastardane supply an untamed concoction of sludge, thrash, progressive and melodic rock. Bastardane is Jacobious Lovebone (vocals/bass), Ethan Sirotzki (guitars) and Castor Hetfield (drums, backing vocals).


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