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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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Avatar - Johannes Eckerström

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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