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Henrik Axelsson, Peter Tägtgren

Hypocrisy – Live Photos from The Forge 2022

Hypocrisy is currently on tour in support of their latest album, “Worship“. We were there at The Forge in Joliet, IL to catch what Peter Tägtgren has said might be their last US tour! We certainly hope it’s not their last, as the band sounded as tight as ever! Check out the gallery below!  

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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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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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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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