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Tour Review: WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, AVERSIONS CROWN & SHADOW OF INTENT

LIVE AT THE CABOOZE in Minneapolis, MN | July 13, 2018 Easily being one of the most anticipated tours of the summer, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel teamed up with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow of Intent to tour North America. I had the pleasure of attending the final show of the run, and it was an absolute blast. Shadow of Intent opened the show, and for forming as a studio only project, they certainly know how to […]

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Tour Review: INSOMNIUM & OCEANS OF SLUMBER

LIVE AT AMSTERDAM BAR & HALL in ST. PAUL, MN | May 26, 2018 As Minnesota got hit with a massive heat wave, I had the pleasure to experience winter one more time over the weekend, as Insomnium brought their Winter’s Gate Tour to St. Paul. Also on the bill were tour mates Oceans of Slumber, as well as local bands AfterTime and Auridius. This show was a blast, with a varied lineup of many different genres and plenty of […]

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Tour Review: TYR, ORPHANED LAND, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS & AETERNAM

LIVE AT THE ECHOPLEX in Los Angeles, CA | May 20, 2018 For anyone who is a fan of folk metal, this is a dream tour that finally came to be. To start this show off right, Los Angeles’ own VALKYRIUM brought the hammer of the gods upon the crowd with their unique sound and mysticism. With the use of powerful female vocals by both lead vocalist Nikki Kegan and bassist Jenny Rose and the harsh growls of guitarist William Kota, […]

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Tour Review: DARK TRAQUILLITY, WARBRINGER & STRIKER

  LIVE AT THE WHISKEY-A-GO-GO in Hollywood, CA | October 2, 2017 Sweden’s Dark Tranquillity return to North America upon a mixed tour with California’s thrash giants Warbringer and Canada’s own Striker. Local death metal act Infirmity started with a bang playing tracks from their 2016 demo Depths of Regression. Bringing their signature style of death metal to the table, the crowd loved it and brought enough headbanging for everyone. With their strong energy and fast paced riffs and drum […]