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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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Amorphis

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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Satyricon: Live Photos from The Forge!

Satyricon recently wrapped up their last US tour. If you didn’t get a chance to see them while they were here, you’ll have to travel overseas to catch them now. Thankfully, I was able to experience their show on May 20th at The Forge in Joliet, IL! Check out the gallery below!

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Goatwhore: Live Photos from The Forge!

Opening for Satyricon were New Orleans natives, Goatwhore! I’ve seen Goatwhore before, and got to hang out with Ben and Sammy on 70000 Tons of Metal; not to mention, I even got to interview Ben on 70000 Tons where we talked at length about scuba diving! (If any of our readers are divers, hit me up – I’m always looking

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Never We See: Live Photos from The Forge!

Local act Never We See was the second opening band for Satyricon, and they brought a cool element of stage theatrics to their show at The Forge in Joliet, IL. I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for anything theatrical with good music (GWAR, Avatar, etc…) so these guys definitely caught my eye! If you’re in Chicago, or if they go on

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Soulfly – Live Photos from The Forge!

It’s time to wrap up our coverage of the From the Amazon to the Nile tour with Soulfly. This was my first time ever seeing Soulfly live, and I have to say that Max and crew really delivered their brand of high energy metal to the awaiting crowd at The Forge in Joliet, IL on May 6th! If you’re a

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Nile – Live Photos from The Forge!

I have been a fan of Nile since I first saw the on tour for Black Seeds of Vengeance. I’ve seen them multiple times and had a few conversations with Karl Sanders over the years. Nile is wrapping up their tour with Soulfly. I try to always make it to Nile shows and I had the chance to cover them

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Goatwhore: Live Photos from The Forge!

Opening for Satyricon were New Orleans natives, Goatwhore! I’ve seen Goatwhore before, and got to hang out with Ben and Sammy on 70000 Tons of