The unholy return of Warm Gadget

Published Nov 11, 2011 at 04:00AM

After a dormancy of nearly two years, it’s time for Warm Gadget, take two.

I hope this one lasts a little longer. If you’re a music lover with an adventurous streak and a taste for noise, you should too.

You see, in 2009, Warm Gadget emerged, seemingly fully formed, from the intertwined brains of Colten Williams (Vihara, Mosley Wotta) and Tim Vester (The Kronkmen), who had been making “dark, experimental, beat driven explorations of the late-night subconscious” in Williams’ Redmond studio.

They recruited an ear-blitzing rhythm section (Eric Metzger and Jared Forqueran) and played a handful of shows that year. The result — dark, twitchy industrial electro-metal with a ragged sense of melody — pointed to big things.

But then, Warm Gadget went quiet. Williams got busy with Mosley Wotta, and members of the band started working on the score to a horror film.

Two years later, Warm Gadget is back (with new drummer Jason Schmidt) to play a venue, The Horned Hand, on Saturday that should align nicely with the band’s “creapy on the inside” aesthetic. Find them on Facebook or at www .myspace.com/warmgadget7.

Warm Gadget, with The Dela Project; 8 p.m. Saturday; $3; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation .com/venue/thehornedhand.