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Hate Storm Annihilation – Live Photos from The Forge in Joliet, IL!

Opening for the legendary Morbid Angel on their Kingdoms Disdained tour, Hate Storm Annihilation brought their fury to The Forge on April 27th. This three-piece outfit from Chicago is a band you should definitely see on tour! Our photo editor, Jason, was on the scene to cover their performance. Check out his photos below!

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Cradle of Filth – Live Photos from The Forge in Joliet, IL!

Arguably one of the more well known names in the extreme metal genre, Cradle of Filth just completed a US tour with Jinjer and Uncured. Dani Filth and crew brought their brand of metal to The Forge on Friday the 13th (of April). I was there to cover the event – the photos are below!

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

Jinjer are a Ukranian metalcore band that have been gaining in popularity since they first hit the scene. Fronted by Tatiana Shmaylyuk, they bring a great mix of melodic and heavy music to your ears. Jinjer just wrapped up a US tour with Cradle of Filth and Uncured. I was able to catch them at their stop at The Forge

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

  Uncured are a progressive death metal quartet from NYC. This was my first time hearing their music and they definitely bring the heavy! Cradle of Filth brought them on tour along with Jinjer. I was able to cover their show on Friday, the 13th (of April) at The Forge in Joliet, IL. Check out the photos below, then go check

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Anthrax Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Following up on 2017’s highly successful Killthrax tour, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage once again joined forces for the Killthrax II tour, which wrapped up last night in Portland, Maine. Our photographer Jason Carlson captured the show at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on February 27.

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Killswitch Engage Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Following up on 2017’s highly successful Killthrax tour, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage once again joined forces for the Killthrax II tour, which wrapped up last night in Portland, Maine. Our photographer Jason Carlson captured the show at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on February 27.

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Cryptopsy - Chicago - 2017

Cryptopsy Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Belphegor brought their mighty “Totenritual Death Black Metal Crusade 2017” to The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on December 3. The show featured support from Orinoco, Blood of the Wolf, Panzerfaust, and Cryptopsy (below). All photos by Jason Carlson.

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Panzerfaust Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Belphegor brought their mighty “Totenritual Death Black Metal Crusade 2017” to The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on December 3. The show featured support from Orinoco, Blood of the Wolf, Panzerfaust (below), and Cryptopsy. All photos by Jason Carlson.

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Orinoco - Chicago - 2017

Orinoco Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Belphegor brought their mighty “Totenritual Death Black Metal Crusade 2017” to The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on December 3. The show featured support from Orinoco (below), Blood of the Wolf, Panzerfaust, and Cryptopsy. All photos by Jason Carlson.

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Orinoco - Chicago - 2017

Orinoco Live Photos From The Forge In Joliet, IL

Belphegor brought their mighty “Totenritual Death Black Metal Crusade 2017” to The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, on December 3. The show featured support from Orinoco (below),