When Hawaii’s punk, hardcore and metal communities come together to honor of one of its eminent members, the occasion is a loud one. Local ensembles 13th Legion, Devil Kine MusicKnumbskulls, Extra Stout, Corrupt Absolute, Grapefruit and Anton Chigurh led the memorial concert for fellow musician Les Hernandez. The original, uncensored version of this episode can only be viewed here. It begins with the Sundance-selected short film “Black Metal”, provided by acclaimed filmmaker Kat Candler. Also featured is Lullwater‘s music video, “Empty Chamber”, courtesy of HIP Video Promo.


Written by Shawn "Speedy" Lopes

I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. Here is a collection of my works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly, though most of what you read or view here has never been seen before.

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