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Amorphis Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Amorphis has been on a massive tour of North America with Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, and Omnium Gatherum. The tour made a stop at The Forge in Joliet, IL. and I was there to capture the show. Check out the photo gallery below! Want more Amorphis? Check out more coverage here!

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Live Photos: Dark Tranquillity At The Forge In Joliet, IL

Dark Tranquillity recently stopped at The Forge in Joliet, IL and delivered their instantly recognizable brand of Gothenburg melodic death metal to the masses. This is my second time seeing them live (first time was on 70000 Tons of Metal) and they did not disappoint. From classics such as “Lost to Apathy” and new material like “Atoma“, Dark Tranquillity rocked

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Live Photos: Moonspell At The Forge In Joliet, IL

Continuing with our photo coverage from the Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity tour brings us to the second opening act – Moonspell. Here’s another case of, “I’ve heard of them, but haven’t seen them.” Describing themselves as, “Dark Metal“, Moonspell brought their brand of gothic metal to the stage and accentuated it with a look and feel that made me think

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Omnium Gatherum - Live at the Forge in Joliet, IL by Jason Carlson

Live Photos: Omnium Gatherum At The Forge In Joliet, IL

Now that summer is winding down and the European festivals are all but over, bands are starting to make their way back to the USA again! My first show of the fall season happened to be Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum at The Forge in Joliet, IL. What a kick ass lineup! Getting things kicked off with a

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Dark Tranquillity Live Photos From 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise left Fort Lauderdale on February 1 packed with 3,000 metal bands representing 75 countries primed and ready to see 121 sets of music from 60 bands. Photographer Jason Carlson was on board, camera in hand, to capture the action. Here is his gallery of photos of Dark Tranquillity from their performance on the second day of

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Live Photo Preview From Day 2 Of 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Photographer Jason Carlson is in the process of sorting through 291 GB of photos he captured on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, but he is sharing some previews from each day leading up to the band galleries that we will be publishing over the days and weeks. The cruise, which took place February 1-5, took 3,000 fans and 60 bands

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day 1 Recap

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is truly something unique. Not only are there attendees from around the globe, but many have taken the cruise multiple times. They form a tribe of metal heads that congregate each winter on an enormous ship with their favorite bands. Despite some timing and technical issues, including power on a couple of the stages,

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Jason Carlson - 70000 Tons

Jason Carlson’s Must-See Bands On 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Managing Editor Jamie Lee asked me to put a list together of the bands I’m looking forward to seeing and photographing on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The quick answer is obviously all of them! Since that’s super generic and a total cop-out of an answer, I’ll try and get more specific. This is my first time attending

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day 1 Recap

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is truly something unique. Not only are there attendees from around the globe, but many have taken the cruise