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70000 Tons of Metal: Jason’s Band List for 2019

Hey Metalheads! Jason here. How is it 2019 already?! I can’t believe that a year has gone, and that we are about to embark on another adventure aboard the Independence of the Seas for 70000 Tons of Metal! Last year was my first time ever on a cruise, not to mention 70000 Tons. I’ve never really been interested in cruises

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Cannibal Corpse - George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher

Live Photos: Cannibal Corpse At Durty Nellie’s

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse are wrapping up a US tour with Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way. The tour made a stop at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine, IL. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Hate Eternal; and even though I recently saw Cannibal Corpse on 70000 Tons of Metal, I do enjoy them live, so I couldn’t miss

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At The Gates - Tomas Lindberg

Live Photos: At The Gates At House Of Blues Chicago

Also on the tour with Behemoth were the legenday Swedish band, At The Gates. Pioneers of the Gothenburg melodic death metal sound, At The Gates are still putting out quality albums. Touring in support of their most recent album, “To Drink From The Night Itself“, At The Gates delivered an exceptional performance. New to the band is lead guitarist, Jonas

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Behemoth - Nergal

Live Photos: Behemoth At House Of Blues Chicago

Let’s get Black Friday kicked off with some Black Metal! Behemoth made a stop at House of Blues Chicago on their recent tour for their latest album, “I Loved You At Your Darkest“. If you have never seen Behemoth live, then you’re missing out on a great performance. The energy that the band delivers is as intense as their music.

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Suffocation - Frank Mullen

Live Photos: Suffocation At The Forge In Joliet, IL

Suffocation are close to wrapping up their farewell tour for original vocalist, Frank Mullen. One of the stops on the tour was at The Forge in Joliet, IL. Coincidentally, it was almost exactly a year ago that I shot Suffocation at The Forge with Kevin Muller as vocalist. Knowing that this is Frank’s farewell tour, I couldn’t miss this show.

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Light The Torch - Howard Jones

Live Photos: Light The Torch At The House Of Blues Chicago

Howard Jones’ (ex-Killswitch Engage) new band – Light The Torch – opened up for Avatar and Trivium at the House of Blues Chicago on 10/21. The band was highly energetic, and the crowd fed off that energy. Definitely a good opening act to get the crowd ready for Avatar! If you haven’t seen them, check out the Avatar galleries here,

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Trivium - Matt Heafy

Live Photos: Trivium At The House Of Blues Chicago

Trivium is currently touring for their 2017 album, “The Sin and The Sentence“. The band recently made a stop at the House of Blues Chicago with Avatar and Light The Torch. This was a lineup that I couldn’t miss. Due to happy circumstances, Matt Heafy had to drop off the tour to be home with his wife for the birth

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