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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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Beneath the Hollow – Live Photos from The Forge!

Beneath the Hollow was the final local opening band for Nile and Soulfly on May 6th at The Forge. They weren’t as heavy as the rest of the lineup, but their brand of metal seemed to go over well with the crowd. I was there to cover the event and captured the photos below! Check out the Beneath the Hollow

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Orinoco – Live Photos from The Forge!

The second opening act for Nile/Soulfly was local Chicago band, Orinoco! Having covered them before, it was a pleasure to see Orinoco open for such heavyweights as Nile and Soulfly on May 6th at The Forge in Joliet, IL! Check out the Orinoco gallery below!

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God Dementia – Live Photos from The Forge!

Hey viewers! I have a lot of catching up to do, so let’s start with a recap of the Soulfly and Nile tour that is wrapping up this week! I was there to cover the show on May 6th at The Forge in Joliet, IL. Local opening act, God Dementia, successfully delivered their death metal assault on the waiting ears

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Morbid Angel – Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL!

Morbid Angel – I’ve been a fan of this band since I saw the video for “Rapture” on Headbangers Ball. I’ve bought every album, tracked down Entangled in Chaos before it was readily available, and hell, even one of my tattoos is inspired by an old t-shirt design of theirs. Trey Azagthoth and crew have been putting out some of

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Origin – Live Photos from The Forge in Joliet, IL!

If you were to look up the term, “technical death metal”, you would probably see a picture of Origin next to the definition. These guys are just as tight live as they are in the studio. They are currently wrapping up a tour with Morbid Angel, Dreaming Dead and Hate Storm Annihilation. If they’re coming near you and technical death

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Dreaming Dead – Live Photos from The Forge in Joliet, IL!

Fronted by vocalist/lead guitarist Elizabeth Schall, this four-piece death metal outfit from Oregon brought their brand of aural assault to everyone’s ears at The Forge on April 27th! The second opening act for Morbid Angel on their Kingdoms Disdained tour; the ladies of Dreaming Dead stole the show! Our photo editor, Jason, was there to cover the event! Check out

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Orinoco – Live Photos from The Forge!

The second opening act for Nile/Soulfly was local Chicago band, Orinoco! Having covered them before, it was a pleasure to see Orinoco open for such