What bands did you see live recently / are waiting to see?

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I'm going to see Striker this Friday. They're some hometown heroes and I'm expecting a baaanger.

 

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just went for the Amon Amarth tour

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Holy shit obituary is great

carcass was one of the best moments of my year, they sound insanely good live and have so much energy

amon amarth literally gave me a concussion, I lost my phone twice and wallet once, crowd surfed, the pit was so big it was the entire crowd, and they played for 2 hours

I can't believe every act was as fun as meshuggah but like shit I missed the first band but the following 3 were as loud and as good. I didn't have to be wasted to enjoy the show but a large amount of alcohol during the event certainly helped.
 

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Went to the Faces of Death tour in Birmingham last night:
Harbinger
Inferi
Allegaeon
Fallujah
Rivers of Nihil

The sound wasn't great for Harbinger or Inferi unfortunately. First time listening to Allegion, pretty good.

Fallujah were awesome, I love all the subtle whammy bar stuff the lead guitarist does.

Wasn't sure what to expect from RON since the vocalist left, but the bassist absolutely killed it. Mind blowing how he sings and plays the riffs. I was a massive fan of their last album so good to see them play a fair few songs from it.
 

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Whet last friday to the same tour, good sound for all bands, liked Inferi and Allegaeon the most. RON was good, respect for the bassist. But I am not a big fan of their last album. Loved Olws, i did see them live on that tour as wel, was super sick with sax player. But anyway, great lineup, with great bands. Level of technique from all players was insane :)
Went to the Faces of Death tour in Birmingham last night:
Harbinger
Inferi
Allegaeon
Fallujah
Rivers of Nihil

The sound wasn't great for Harbinger or Inferi unfortunately. First time listening to Allegion, pretty good.

Fallujah were awesome, I love all the subtle whammy bar stuff the lead guitarist does.

Wasn't sure what to expect from RON since the vocalist left, but the bassist absolutely killed it. Mind blowing how he sings and plays the riffs. I was a massive fan of their last album so good to see them play a fair few songs from it.
 
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Sitting on the bus home from the Alestorm/Gloryhammer/Wind Rose/Rumahoy show right now.

I got into Wind Rose quite recently, and they were really good live. I just wish they'd have more fast songs, but I guess dwarwes are supposed to be slow and heavy :lol: Bought their t-shirt too.

Gloryhammer had pretty much the same show as last time, except they played a new song from their upcoming album and it sounded pretty awesome. Their little theatrics between songs are getting a bit old though, this was my third time seeing them live and they did the exact same stuff each time, but otherwise the performance was solid.

Alestorm had mixed up their setlist a fair bit since last time I saw them, and that was great. They even played Death Throes of the Terrorsquid, which is my favorite song of theirs, and they haven't played it since the tour for the album it's on, so I'm happy. Also their mix sounded better than ever, guitars loud and clear and so on.

I left Rumahoy for last because I just don't like them. I guess they played their songs OK but because the songs all sound like filler material from some Alestorm B-side (with pretty much all the main melodies and even some vocals playing from backing tracks), it just wasn't good. The last song they played, Das ist mein Pirateship, which sounded like a Rammstein parody, was somewhat entertaining, but I'd have probably rather skipped the rest. It didn't help that their mix was bad too, the guitar was completely inaudible most of the time and the kick drum was buried under the bass and didn't click at all. Which is weird, since they used Wind Rose's drum kit and their kick drum sound was maybe even a tad too clicky.

All in all, great evening and we also caught a 2 hours earlier bus than we had planned (the bus schedules have been really scarce since covid happened), so I won't suffer as bad tomorrow at work :lol:
 
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I don't have anything booked for February, but March 3-5th is: The Fall of Troy, then Thank You Scientist, followed by Thank You Scientist again :lol: Jukebox the Ghost is playing on the 31st of the month too and I haven't seen them in a decade even though I keep saying I will. Morbid Angel is playing mid-April at the Palladium so I'll swing by for that, then Spiritbox at the end of the month that I have VIP tickets for. May is Adjacent Festival month so I'll be in NJ at the end of the month for that, here's to hoping I don't take anything home with me.
 

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I had tix to Smashing Pumpkins in November and they cancelled. I also had tix to Dead Can Dance this month and they also cancelled.
I saw Murder City Devils on NYE, which was lame, but Big Business opened and they're good. The sound was really bad, though.
I saw Billy Howerdel last year, which was great, but the sound there was also pretty bad.
You'd think with all the advancements in technology that it would be easier to get a good mix, but I think people are just doing their jobs half-assed, likely drinking while working, and it passes because most of the audience is drunk and doesn't know better. Tix are sold, money is made, so they don't seem to care if the show turns out great.
 

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So far for this year I’ve got the Sumo Cyco and Nonpoint show in March. Really looking forward to that one. Sumo Cyco are cool as hell and fun to hang out with. I did their VIP last July and it was great. I’ll be doing that again in March. And Nonpoint always kicks ass, seen them a bunch over the years. Then it’s the two Metallica shows in August.
 

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So far:

Rammstein (September)
Judas Priest / Queensryche (November)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (December)
Anthrax / Black Label Society / Exodus (February)
Static-X / Fear Factory / Mushroomhead / Dope (March)
Metallica / Pantera (September)

Hopefully, BABYMETAL announces a US tour soon. :D
 

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Just saw that there's another Death To All tour coming. Curious who the members are going to be for it. Suffocation is supporting them on the tour though so that's enough for me to try and make it to either the Seattle or Portland dates.
 

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Just saw that there's another Death To All tour coming. Curious who the members are going to be for it. Suffocation is supporting them on the tour though so that's enough for me to try and make it to either the Seattle or Portland dates.
I love how this type of tour only hits the coastal states, maybe a date in Chicago and one in Colorado or something. I know they call us flyover, but gat dang there's some Death lovers out here in the boonies too. I'm sure they could sell out First Avenue for a night at the very least.
 

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Well it's costing a small fortune, but, I'm off to Furnace fest in Sept
 


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