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Live Photos: Avatar at the House of Blues Chicago – Part 2

We promised a second gallery of photos from Avatar’s performance at the House of Blues Chicago on 10/21 – and here it is! If you missed the first gallery, you can check it out here. Avatar have also launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance a movie to show the full story of Avatar Country. They’re offering some pretty cool and

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Live Photos: Avatar at the House of Blues Chicago – Part 1

Avatar is currently on tour with Trivium and Light the Torch. The tour stopped at the House of Blues Chicago on 10/21, and I was there to cover it. Having covered Avatar twice before, I always look forward to seeing them perform. The band manages to blend heavy metal with theatricality in a unique and exciting way. As usual, Avatar

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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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Live Photos: Mobile Deathcamp from Q Bar in Darien, IL!

Todd Evans and the Mobile Deathcamp crew brought their brand of speedy thrash metal to Q Bar in Darien, IL on August 19. I’ve known Todd for many years and caught the band perform at the 2016 GWAR-B-Q. It was high time I saw them again! If you like your thrash metal full of speed and anger, give Mobile Deathcamp

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Eyehategod - The Forge - Live Photos By Jason Carlson

Live Photos: Eyehategod From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Since recovering from a liver transplant in 2016, Mike “IX” Williams has shown no signs of slowing. Eyehategod have been back in action and on the road intensely, including a recent stop at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on July 19. Photo Editor Jason Carlson was on hand to capture the band’s set. Jason also captured the band when they

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Live Photos of Black Label Society From Joliet, IL by Jason Carlson

Live Photos: Black Label Society From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Black Label Society continue to burn up the road in support of their most recent release, Grimmest Hits. On July 17, they made a stop at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, with support from Corrosion of Conformity and Telekinetic Yeti. SkullsNBones’ Photo Editor Jason Carlson was on hand to capture the action. Check out his live photos now! Check out live photos

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Corrosion of Conformity - Joliet, IL - Jason Carlson

Live Photos: Corrosion Of Conformity From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Corrosion of Conformity, now back with Pepper Keenan, have been burning up the road lately. Most recently, they have been sharing the stage with Zakk Wylde and the wild men in Black Label Society. Jason Carlson and his camera captured magic at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on July 17. Check out his photos now!

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