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The Mentors

Formed: 1976
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Mentors News

Below is our complete The Mentors news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The Mentors Rockumentary Posted Online

The preview for the Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary about the Mentors is streaming online. Directed and edited by April Jones, this is the precursor to a full-length movie that the Mentors will eventually put out. The band has also posted some live west coast dates below.

12/27 Medford OR @ Johnny B's
12/28 Kent, WA @ Bad Monkey
12/29 Tacoma WA @ Rock N Roll Lodge
12/30 Seattle WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
12/31 Portland OR @ Katie O'Brians
1/2 Poulsbo WA @ Helter Skelter
1/3 Redmond OR @ Big T's
1/4 Vallejo CA @ Chris's Club
1/5 Reno NV @ Jub Jub's
1/6 Sacramentor CA @ The Press Club
1/7 San Jose CA @ The Back Bar
1/8 Livermore CA @ The Pine Street
1/9 Bakersfield CA @ Jerry's Pizza
1/10 Long Beach CA @ Blacklight Lounge
1/11 Los Angels CA @ Vex Arts w/ Murder Junkies
1/12 Thousand Oaks @ The Lava Lounge W/ Murder Junkies
1/14 Oceanside CA @ The Royal Dive
1/15 Pomona CA @ Characters Bar W/ Murder Junkies

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The Mentors Posts Tribute Album Promo

California shock rockers The Mentors have posted up a preview video for their new tribute album "For Those About to Rape." The album will feature a good assortment of twenty-five punk and metal bands covering different Mentors tunes and will be released before summer time on Cazablanca Records. The Mentors will also have two new songs on the album. Here is a partial line-up of the bands on the tribute album.

Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups
Sok and the Faggots
Kofin Kats
Cold Existence
Meth Leppard
Without MF Order
Beverly Beer Bellys
Cold Blue Rebels
General Bastard
Mobius Dick
The Neverland Ranch Hands
Guns and Roses
(And Many More)

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The Mentors Announces Tour Dates

Crust punk/metal band The Mentors has announced a series of June tour dates as they tour in support of the recent tribute album "For Those About to Rape." Check out a live tune of theirs, "Free Fix For a Fuck," which was recorded at the Punk Rock Picnic in Irvine last year. For more information on the venues associated with the dates, head over to The Mentors' Facebook page.

6/05 SAN ANTONIO @ Korova
6/06 AUSTIN ... The Dirty Dog Saloon
6/08 NEW ORLEANS.... The Siberia
6/09 ARLINGTON...The Ranch Bar & Grill
6/10 OKLAHOMA CITY.. The Conservatory
6/11 TULSA... The Eclipes Cultural House
6/12 WITCHITA The Lizard Lounge
6/15 DENVER ...3 Kings
6/17 FLAGSTAFF TBA More...

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The Mentors Announces Tour Dates

The Mentors is set to release it's all-star tribute album "For Those About to Rape" and has just started a west coast tour a few days ago. We have the dates for you below. On the 16th through the 18th, the Mentors' opening act will be San Luis Obispo's Meth Leppard. Sickie Wifebeater has started a new job and cannot tour, so The Mentors will have a replacement for him.

Dec 16th Friday @ The Dome, Bakersfield, CA.
Dec 17th Saturday @ Sweet Springs Saloon, Los Osos, CA.
Dec 18th Sunday @ Audies Olympic, Fresno, CA.
Dec 27th Tuesday @ The Hop, Spokane,WA
Dec 28th Wednesday @ The FunHouse, Seattle, WA.
Dec 29th Thursday @ Tony V's, Everett, WA.
Dec 30th Friday @ Headtails, Kelso,WA.
Dec 31st Saturday @ The Red Room, Portland, OR.
Jan 1st Sunday @ The Backstage, Tacoma, WA..
Jan 4th Wednesday @ On The Y, Sacramento CA.
Jan 5th TBA
Jan 6th Friday @ Hardcore Industries Warehouse, Costa Mesa
Jan 7th Saturday @ Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas NV. More...

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Sunday Old School: The Mentors

One of the crazier bands to grace the LA metal scene in the mid-eighties was the legendary trio the Mentors. While gaining their fame in that city, what many may not realize is that the band got it's start in 1976 right out of Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Eldon Hoke, Eric Carlson and Steve Broy relocated to LA in 1979 and quickly became a fixture in the club scene at the height of the punk rock era, and a voice to counter the beginnings of the glam/hair metal movement. Figuring they had a better chance for fame in LA, they moved the band and the roadies into a one bedroom Hollywood apartment. Changing their stage names to El Duce, Sickie Wifebeater and Dr. Heathen Scum respectively, they were ready to launch an all-out assault on traditional metal as we know it. Combining thrash, garage and punk, they developed a huge core audience with their irreverent, misogynistic lyrics delivered in that nice sloppy style that never pretended to be good serious metal. When hair metal bands in spandex were singing about what the cat dragged in, here came three slovenly dudes with beer bellies and t-shirts singing about their secretary hump. More...

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