Vegas Rock Revolution Presents:
Void Vator

With guests Crimson Riot, and The Babes (AUS)
Counts Vamp’d July 19, 2018

    What should you be doing on a Thursday night in Vegas? Well… hitting up one of John Gist’s shows should absolutely be an option! This was the third time he’s brought the heavy rock band, Void Vator through Vegas. (Second time at Vamp’d!) On a personal note, these guys are one of my favorites that John brings through.

Crimson Riot

    Opening up the night for us was Crimson Riot. They are a 3 piece punk/power/rock act from Vegas. (We’ve got some great locals, I tell ya!) They remind me of some of the openers of the Punk Rock Bowling line ups. (hint?) Like a more pop driven Mobina Galore or Venomous Pinks. They’re worth checking out if you see them on any line up. I’m glad that John added them!

The Babes (AUS)

    Next up was The Babes from down under! How cool is it to see a band from Australia on the Count’s Vamp’d stage? Pretty damn awesome. I couldn’t actually give you a comparison for these guys (and gals… half the band is female!) But JD, the lead vocalist has a Phil Anselmo circa 1990 look. Think back to Pantera’s “Cowboys from Hell” music video. I dig that. No surprise. Hard rock doused in Southern Comfort. They are a must see if they come through your town!

Void Vator

    As I mentioned, this is the third time this band has come to Vegas on one of John Gist’s bills. They are a heavy hard rock outfit from Los Angeles… But their logo would almost give off the impression of a thrash band. While they have some elements of thrash, they’re still more so hard rock than anything else. If you read back to my Vinnie Paul memorial post, I mention the out pour of tributes to Vinnie and Pantera. Void Vator did a very high energy cover of “Goddamn Electric,” in which I had to put down my camera and head bang my little metal heart out.

    Void Vator is currently on tour through the end of July. They’re not a band you want to miss if you see them on ANY bill!


    The energy in Vamp’d was on the high end the entire night! I’ll definitely be hitting future Vegas shows that these bands are a part of, and you should as well! Once again, Vegas Rock Revolution puts on a successful show! Thank you John Gist for bringing underrated, new rock to the Las Vegas music scene!


PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Courtney Ware for ZRockR Magazine – ©ZRockR Entertainment, LLC – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

By Courtney Ware

Lead photographer, art director, sometimes editor, and writer for ZrockR Magazine- I am a mother, wife, photographer and a metalhead. Las Vegas Native. I first picked up a camera at 12 years old and I have been carrying one around ever since. I have an incredibly deep connection and love for my Las Vegas local music scene, this is where I first fell in love with music photography and knew that this is what I wanted to be doing with my time here on this planet. I say I'm a metalhead but I really love all kinds of music, I just connect the most with metal. Concerts are my happy place, and the happiest you'll ever see me is at a show with my camera in hand!

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