Monday night, July 17th, Lamb of God and Behemoth descended upon Grand Rapids for a ferocious metal assault at 20 Monroe Live. Or would it be ascended, with music from Hell? They also brought along a great local metal band called Withhold the Blood!
Friday night, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage hit Grand Rapids on the Killthrax tour, with The Devil Wears Prada, and Jasta. The first metal show at 20 Monroe Live didn't disappoint, as all the bands crushed!
Thursday night, December 1st, Hellyeah hit the Kalamazoo State Theater with In Flames, From Ashes to New, and Source, for an amazing metal show. All four bands kicked ass, and the crowd was having a great time, singing along, moshing, crowd surfing...everything a good metal show should have!
Monday night, October 24th, prog metal titans Dream Theater hit Devos for a special performance of their new album, The Astonishing, in its entirety. No opening act, just this massive prog epic, all the way through. Two-and-a-half hours of an immersive story, with some of the most talented musicians…
Avatar is a cool Swedish metal band that's beginning to break through here in the US with their song "The Eagle Has Landed", from the new album Feathers and Flesh. They're out on tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat, and we were lucky enough to get them into the studio…
Australia has a lot of things going for it: the hot women, the great actors, the scary insects that will kill the crap out of you...and great bands! One of the great Aussie bands is Twelve Foot Ninja, and we got to see them on Tuesday at the Intersection with Sevendust.
Thursday night, UK band SikTh rocked The Intersection while opening for Periphery, with Toothgrinder, and Chon. I've heard a lot about this band, and about their crazy and amazing live performances. They didn't disappoint on the technical music, for sure!