This Rochester band will really melt your face with original tunes, and definitely provide some seriously heavy grooves when they dive into their own Metallica tribute at North Star Bar.

If you've been living under a rock, you probably don't know that Rochester has a hot metal band in the area called Blood Oak. They might be a three piece, but they offer some seriously heavy sounds and breakdowns!

Check out their first music video!

Two things: freakin' love the Gojira shirt (the influence is obvious), and riding mower donuts!

Now for the other reason I wrote this blog, these guys are pulling double duty at a show coming to North Star Bar on June 17th. That's right! Blood Oak consists of Dylan Bennett- Vocals, Ryan Stellmaker- Lead Guitar, and Nick Wanek- Bass. Specifically, Ryan and Nick will not only be playing in Blood Oak, they'll also be paying tribute to Metallica in AcillateM.

This is definitely a must see! Keep up the brutality guys!

How could I not feature them in this week's edition of Minnesota Brutal? I'm seriously looking forward to this show. Hope to see you there!

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