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tenchimyo
10-28-2012, 05:04 PM
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Full review:
http://heavymetalcowboysteve.blogspot.com/2012/10/epica-howard-theater-10232012.html

(A bit late cause of site outages and days off of work)

First night of the tour! In Washington DC at the posh Howard Theater.
Blackguard sounded good, similar set to their headline show the previous week.

System Divide was pleasantly surprisingly, and got photos with the female singer.

Insomnium was very good, even won people over who had never heard of them before

Alestorm was great- despite some setlist... complaints.

Epica sounded great as well, but had a tired crowd after the energetic Alestorm pits


Highlights were:
System Divide singer, falling down during Blackguard pit, guy from Epica saying they should come to Jaxx next time, Alestorm pits, the Disco lights during Cry For the Moon, and the 60's dance The Swim that Simone did during same song

Setlists:
Blackguard (6:25- 7)


Tephra
Firefight
The Path
In dreams (New Song)
Wastelands
Fear of All Flesh




System Divide (7:15 - 7:44)


(Unknown)
Repent/Forget
An Intoxicating Affair
Ephemera
Hollow
(Unknown) (First song off of first album. Not sure if they meant EP or LP. either Purity in Imperfection [EP)



Insomnium (8:06- 8:31)

Intro
(Unknown)
Down With the Sun
Where The Last Wave Broke
Through the Shadows
One for Sorrow



Alestorm (8:47 - 9:36)


The Sunk'n Norwegian
Leviathan
Keelhauled
Nancy the Tavern Wench
Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
Shipwrecked
Pirate Song
Captain Morgan's Revenge
Rum




Epica (10:04 - 11:38)


Karma
Monopoly on Truth
Sensorium
Unleashed
Martyr of the Free Word
Serenade of Self-Destruction
The Obsessive Devotion
Cry for the Moon (with Disco lights)
Drum Solo
Sancta Terra
The Phantom Agony
Encore:
Storm the Sorrow
Quietus
Consign to Oblivion

VoidFlame
10-29-2012, 12:56 PM
I would have loved to see Insomnium, but won't pay 30$ for less than 30 minutes and no old songs...

tenchimyo
10-29-2012, 01:22 PM
I would have loved to see Insomnium, but won't pay 30$ for less than 30 minutes and no old songs...

Not sure what your complaint is
-one ticket was $14 (2/1 deal, had to buy 2).
-Epica was headlining, not Insomnium, were you expecting a longer set?

VoidFlame
10-29-2012, 01:28 PM
Not sure what your complaint is
-one ticket was $14 (2/1 deal, had to buy 2).
-Epica was headlining, not Insomnium, were you expecting a longer set?

Unfortunately we don't have that deal in Montreal, and its just that Insomnium rarely plays here. At last, they get to cross the ocean, but they're opening for lame bands (imo) and only get 30 minutes. :bouville:

MPF
10-29-2012, 01:46 PM
Blackguard? Did Destiny Potato drop off the bill?

tenchimyo
10-29-2012, 01:51 PM
..and its just that Insomnium rarely plays here. At last, they get to cross the ocean, but they're opening for lame bands (imo) and only get 30 minutes. :bouville:

Yeah I can understand that. There have been a few shows I've seen where the opener or support I thought was waaaay better than the headliner

But Insomnium so rarely comes over here from what I hear that I was fine with hearing them at all!

tenchimyo
10-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Blackguard? Did Destiny Potato drop off the bill?
From what the chap in Epica said, Destiny Potato dropped off/canceled for some reason and the eternally touring Blackguard was drafted into service. I don't know the how or why, there must be some update on the um Destiny Potato website or something I would imagine

MPF
10-29-2012, 02:39 PM
From what the chap in Epica said, Destiny Potato dropped off/canceled for some reason and the eternally touring Blackguard was drafted into service. I don't know the how or why, there must be some update on the um Destiny Potato website or something I would imagine

It's the first I've heard about it, which is what got me curious. This will be my 3rd time seeing Blackguard this year.

MetalChris
10-29-2012, 03:18 PM
The first song that Insomnium played (after the intro) was Unsung. I've got a shot of their set list from that night that you can see below.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8119473193_27d5edbf71.jpg (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8119473193_ec4f3d552d_o.jpg)

energymetal14
10-30-2012, 02:04 AM
Insomnium started with Inertia + Only One Who Waits in Worcester, and took out Where the Last Wave Broke (which I would have loved to hear, but whatever) and put Unsung after Through the Shadows. Blackguard was way lame to me, I really lost interst and them, and System Divide was pretty boring I left during Alestorm's first song cause the gimmick got old to me. Overall, the lineup wasn;t great to me, but I HAD to see Insomnium, and I'm glad I did.

tenchimyo
10-30-2012, 05:05 AM
The first song that Insomnium played (after the intro) was Unsung. I've got a shot of their set list from that night that you can see below.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8119473193_27d5edbf71.jpg (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8119473193_ec4f3d552d_o.jpg)

excellent! thanks! Did you post more pics from that night?

MetalChris
10-31-2012, 09:17 AM
excellent! thanks! Did you post more pics from that night?

I shot photos of the last 3 bands (the three I was there for) however I haven't had time to sort thru them and post the good ones yet. Hopefully sometime this week, though Sandy has sorta thrown me back a bit more as well.

tenchimyo
10-31-2012, 09:29 AM
I shot photos of the last 3 bands (the three I was there for) however I haven't had time to sort thru them and post the good ones yet. Hopefully sometime this week, though Sandy has sorta thrown me back a bit more as well.

COOL, will keep an eye out for 'em. That storm threw a lotta things off :/