The Best Of Little Rock Heavy Metal

The 501 Headbanger's Hall Showcase

W/ Combat Valley, MisManage, Morbid Visionz, Munkythumb, Second Life, Severe Headwound, The Weeping Gate
All Ages

About This Event

100.3 The Edge presents: The 501 Headbanger's Hall Showcase is bringing the best of local Little Rock Heavy Metal to one stage! Featuring the below artists as well as local vendors. Stand up and show your support for the community, the culture, and all the things that make Little Rock’s scene so special.

  • Combat Valley
  • MisManage
  • Morbid Visionz
  • Munkythumb
  • Second Life
  • Severe Headwound
  • The Weeping Gate
This show currently has no COVID safety requirements for attendees. This is subject to change. If this changes we will be sure to update this page as well as notify all ticket buyers via email.

Artist Info

Combat Valley
Hailing from Southwest Arkansas, Combat Valley was formed in 2020. Guitarist Dylan Langlois, vocalist Ryan Collum, and bassist Brandon White formed the band out of the ashes of their previous project. The band went on to write their first singles “Surge” and “Power of Steel” while searching for their drummer and lead guitarist. In August of 2021 Austin Boyett filled the role as drummer. Pulling from inspirations by Trivium, Metallica, Lamb of God, and Five Finger Death Punch. Their music reflects metal throughout the ages. Bringing together fast paced groove metal with more modern metal. Combat Valley now complete are ready to finish their first E.P., and start their journey on the road. 
 Ryan Collum - Lead Vocals Dylan Langlois - Guitar Brandon White - Bass Austin Boyett - Drums
Mismanage started as a band out of Perryville, Arkansas. As we moved forward into the Central Arkansas metal scene. We eventually had a single shirt design we sold at our shows and we sold out of them pretty quick. Fast Forward to 2021. We have a redesign of our branding sporting the double diamond logo and a whole new line of merch. But, If you have been with us for the long haul and want one of our O.G. shirts we still have them available to purchase in our store alongside all of our new designs. We appreciate our fans so much and can't say thank you enough for all of your love and support through the years.

From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you all so much!
Morbid Visionz
Morbid Visionz is a 5 piece Death Metal band hailing from Little Rock, AR comprised of Evan Grove (Vocals) Josh Delack (Guitar) Ted Gilliam (Bass) Johnathan Shalmy (Drums) and Andrew Sorrows (Guitar). Taking influence from bands like Sepultura, Entombed, Bolt Thrower, and Morbid Angel you’ll find yourself being submersed in everything you’d expect and maybe even more in a death metal band. From fast grinding riffs to skull pounding and groovy breakdowns Morbid Visionz delivers it all with the guitar tones to back it up. From their first show playing on Little Rock’s premier metal fest “Mutants of the Monster” with bands to the caliber of Weedeater, Yautja, Pallbearer, and Living Sacrifice to playing a living room with New Orleans very own BRAT the band stops the energy at nothing and every set is sure to leave the viewers with a sore neck the next day. 

We were dedicated to our craft as musicians, we wanted to create something outside the box of genre that allowed unlimited artistic expression, and we wanted to have a real connection within the band and with everyone who listens to our music. So with our combined talent, knowledge, resources, connections, triumphs, and failures we created Munkythumb. As individuals we have played nation wide, opened for multi platinum selling bands, and gained lifelong fans of the music we played but, as Munkythumb we will do much more. Our music is high energy, heavy, melodic, and dynamic. Lyrics are thought provoking, relatable, and real. The vocals combine singing, screaming, technical harmonies, and draw from a deep well of emotions. We are dedicated fully to performing as professionals and delivering a captivating, all thrills no fills set for our audiences.

Munkythumb is:
Jason Parish - vocals, guitar
Walter (Cholo) Franklin - drums
Dave Bearden - bass, vocals
Dillon Davis - lead guitar

Second Life
Hardcore out of Little Rock, AR.
Severe Headwound
The Emmons brothers formed SEVERE HEADWOUND in 2009. It wasn't until 2012 they played their first live show in their hometown, Little Rock Arkansas at Downtown music hall which is now permanently close. After the first show they started playing shows with bands like, Goatwhore, Revocation, Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, wretched, Shadows fall, and more.Been recording at Bluechair studios since 2015. 
The Weeping Gate
Melodic death metal from Little Rock, AR.