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b_halperin
04-09-2010, 11:25 AM
One of the most fun shows I've ever been too. Met a bunch of new people, saw bands I'd never seen before and have been wanting to see for a long time, and just overall had a really fun time.

The venue was the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Doors opened at 7 PM and Holy Grail went on around 8 PM and played their set.

They were really talented and very into their music. My friends weren't so into it though, so I mostly chilled with them in the back and talked. They seemed like they really wanted to be Iron Maiden, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but their influence taken from Maiden was very obvious. The guitarists were really versatile in their solos and riffs and the vocalist had a really wide range.

Eluveitie went on next. At first I was headbanging outside of the pit, but before I knew it, I was right in the middle of a massive pit! This was my first time seeing Eluveitie, and the first time hearing their music other than a few samples from iTunes and Youtube. They impressed me a lot! It takes a lot of precision, coordination, and effort, to have nine instruments present at the exact same time without it sounding horrible. The pit was very rough, yet somehow enjoyable and friendly. I will definetely see Eluveitie when they come again.

Me and two friends walked over to a mini mart near the venue, and missed the first song of Amon Amarth's set; :mad: I though we had more time. They were just fucking amazing. They had a bassist filling in because their permanent bassist had just become a father. They all played amazing and it sounded just like the album's quality. Running on two and a half hour's sleep, me and my friend relaxed at the bar for most of the set, still headbanging, but incredibly tired. Hopefully next time I see Amon Amarth I have a lot more energy! The pit looked insane.

I would have bought merchandise from the bands, but it was $25 for a single t-shirt! I've noticed that House of Blues adds at least $10 to the price of t-shirts, because I've never seen a shirt sold there for under $25, and I've been to the House of Blues many times.

This concert was on the same day as the Revolver Golden Gods, which was great, because now all the people who would be going to that show would not even consider ruining this awesome show! If you have any doubts about going to this show, fucking go!!!! It's an amazing lineup and every band puts on a stellar show!

bt11763
04-09-2010, 11:38 AM
lol i was talking to andrew about this before on facbook, this is the same day as Cannibal Corpse for me and I'm completely torn :(

kommie
04-09-2010, 11:38 AM
No setlist? This is the setlist forum after all.

lol i was talking to andrew about this before on facbook, this is the same day as Cannibal Corpse for me and I'm completely torn :(

Aren't the both gonna be at the NEHMF in Worcester?

makethemsuffer12
04-09-2010, 11:45 AM
Aren't the both gonna be at the NEHMF in Worcester?

Yea, but it's a 3 hour drive from where bt11763 and I live. Though there is a possibility I might go.

zerkz
04-09-2010, 12:44 PM
One of the most fun shows I've ever been too. Met a bunch of new people, saw bands I'd never seen before and have been wanting to see for a long time, and just overall had a really fun time.

The venue was the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Doors opened at 7 PM and Holy Grail went on around 8 PM and played their set.

They were really talented and very into their music. My friends weren't so into it though, so I mostly chilled with them in the back and talked. They seemed like they really wanted to be Iron Maiden, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but their influence taken from Maiden was very obvious. The guitarists were really versatile in their solos and riffs and the vocalist had a really wide range.

Eluveitie went on next. At first I was headbanging outside of the pit, but before I knew it, I was right in the middle of a massive pit! This was my first time seeing Eluveitie, and the first time hearing their music other than a few samples from iTunes and Youtube. They impressed me a lot! It takes a lot of precision, coordination, and effort, to have nine instruments present at the exact same time without it sounding horrible. The pit was very rough, yet somehow enjoyable and friendly. I will definetely see Eluveitie when they come again.

Me and two friends walked over to a mini mart near the venue, and missed the first song of Amon Amarth's set; :mad: I though we had more time. They were just fucking amazing. They had a bassist filling in because their permanent bassist had just become a father. They all played amazing and it sounded just like the album's quality. Running on two and a half hour's sleep, me and my friend relaxed at the bar for most of the set, still headbanging, but incredibly tired. Hopefully next time I see Amon Amarth I have a lot more energy! The pit looked insane.

I would have bought merchandise from the bands, but it was $25 for a single t-shirt! I've noticed that House of Blues adds at least $10 to the price of t-shirts, because I've never seen a shirt sold there for under $25, and I've been to the House of Blues many times.

This concert was on the same day as the Revolver Golden Gods, which was great, because now all the people who would be going to that show would not even consider ruining this awesome show! If you have any doubts about going to this show, fucking go!!!! It's an amazing lineup and every band puts on a stellar show!

Megadeth and Testament shirts were 40$ at the venue I saw them at recently.

JuuKun
04-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Since I know people want the set, I checked the AA forum. It's completely out of order, and sorted instead by album, but they said:

From TOTTG:
-Twilight of the Thunder God
-Free Will Sacrifice
-Guardians of Asgaard
-Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
-Live for the Kill

From WOOOS:
-Valhall Awaits Me
-Runes to my Memory
-Asator
-Cry of the Blackbirds
-Under the Northern Star

From FON:
-Pursuit of Vikings
-Valkyries Ride

From VTW:
-Death in Fire
-And Soon The World Will Cease To Be

From OSFTGH:
-The Dragons' Flight Across the Waves


Absolutely nothing from The Avenger or The Crusher, which is sad. Cool to see Dragons' Flight in there. I've seen AA four times already, but this is a decent enough set (I think I count six songs I haven't seen), plus with the good support, that if this was coming to Worcester NOT as a part of NEMHF I'd probably go.

I still feel like they'll never top the set they did in Winter 08. The Sound of Eight Hooves, Hermod's Ride to Hel, Thousand Years of Oppression, Down the Slopes of Death, Bleed for Ancient Gods, Ancient Sign of Coming Storm, plus all the staples. It was godly :drool:

bt11763
04-09-2010, 01:25 PM
Yea, but it's a 3 hour drive from where bt11763 and I live. Though there is a possibility I might go.

yeah exactly, it is something i considered but i can't do that before my semester ends, which sucks because it's like not even a week before i'm done :(

girnny777
04-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Why..why...WHY DID I LEAVE SICK FROM THE ONLY YOUR THAT THEY PLAYED NORTH SEA STORM ON?!?!?!

idrinkwine732
04-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Why the fuck won't they play Gods of War Arise?

makethemsuffer12
04-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Live for the Kill + Vallhall Awaits Me = YES. I just hope they don't get cut because they're playing a shortened set for NEMHF :(

PowerMaiden
04-09-2010, 03:02 PM
kind of dissapointed to this set



Cheers 1
powerMaiden

Northern_Shaman
04-09-2010, 03:11 PM
One of my favourite bands of all time. I definitely agree that the setlist they had during that first NA headlining tour was amazing, but hey, it's kind of impossible to fuck up an Amon Amarth set. Will be seeing them on the 12th in Vancouver (will be my third AA headlining show), and am very stoked as well to see Eluveitie. Setlist looks pretty solid, but I think/hope they'll change it just slightly when Ted arrives.

Varyags of Miklagaard, Gods of War Arise, and Masters of War switched in = perfection.

edit: Holy shit. And Soon The World Will Cease to be.. Didn't even notice that at first. These guys know how to please their fans.

Cynicist
04-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Album acronyms make me sad :bawling:

BenChronic
04-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Well, I'm a little late posting this, but if anyone wants or cares, here's the setlist in order.

Intro
Twilight of the Thunder God
Free Will Sacrifice
Valkyries Ride
Asator
Varyags of Miklagaard
Dragon's Flight Across the Waves
Guardians of Asgaard
Under the Northern Star
Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
Valhall Awaits Me
Death in Fire
Runes to My Memory
...And Soon the World Will Cease to Be
Live for the Kill
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Cry of the Blackbirds
The Pursuit of Vikings

Didn't get a list from Holy Grail or Eluveitie though.

bt11763
04-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Well, I'm a little late posting this, but if anyone wants or cares, here's the setlist in order.

Intro
Twilight of the Thunder God
Free Will Sacrifice
Valkyries Ride
Asator
Varyags of Miklagaard
Dragon's Flight Across the Waves
Guardians of Asgaard
Under the Northern Star
Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
Valhall Awaits Me
Death in Fire
Runes to My Memory
...And Soon the World Will Cease to Be
Live for the Kill
------------------
Cry of the Blackbirds
The Pursuit of Vikings

Didn't get a list from Holy Grail or Eluveitie though.

ah thank you :party:

BenChronic
04-09-2010, 06:50 PM
ah thank you :party:

You're very welcome. :)

kommie
04-09-2010, 07:53 PM
so they also played Varyags of Miklagaard? It wasn't on the other list

Kevin-J
04-09-2010, 08:27 PM
I don't think the set will be shortened by much in Worcester. From the times they posted on the Palladium web site:

Amon Amarth 9:45
Cannibal 11:30

Amon can play at least 1:15, probably more, which is what they played on their first headline trek supporting Twilight.

Northern_Shaman
04-10-2010, 01:02 AM
Whoa! Thanks a lot Ben. I knew they had to have Varyags in there somewhere.. =P. Now I'm even more stoked. I'd prefer "The Hero" over "Live For The Kill" though. Anyone find an Eluveitie setlist yet?

Stubble
04-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Why the fuck won't they play Gods of War Arise?

+1