This was probably the most I've looked forward to a show all year. I was a little disapointed in the crowd however, I'd say it was probably a little over 100 but not many more. Little disapointed b/c I got there and got to see literally the last minute and a half of Yakuza. I was really curious to see them and hope that I'll have the opportunity again.
I was really surprised b/c right after they got off the stage they said "Triptykon is next". Not that it was that big a deal for me but from reading on here I thought Triptykon was closing not 1349. I know they play the same amount of time so it's not like I was out anything but I was just curious or didn't know if they rotated since it was a "co-headlining" tour. Kind of odd since on the tickets it even says Triptykon (Ex-Celtic Frost) on the ticket. I just figured they were headlining. Oh well...Got the set off the stage so I know this is accurate. Don't think it's any different from those posted lately:
Procreation Of The Wicked
Circle Of The Tyrants
Abyss Within My Soul
I don't even know or have words to describe the experience this was. Wow. That might have been the heaviest guitar sound I have ever heard anywhere in my life. So heavy...So amazing. I don't even have words to describe, thats how excited I still am over it. Band really looked happy on stage and did see a few smiles out of Tom as well. He said it was "nice to be playing in the bible belt". LOL great stuff. There were a few guys next to me yelling "fuck Jesus". Tom got a good laugh out of that and repeated that a couple times throughout the set. After saying that he also said "your parents would be very happy you are here". Very funny stuff. I've also decided that I'm officially in love w/ Vanja. She was the only one onstage that didn't really say much of anything on stage. Enough of my babling. One of the best performances I've seen in recent memory.
Now onto 1349. I'll be honest I really am not all that familar w/ 1349. The one thing that was kind of a downer was it seemed like the vocals got lost behind everything else. Bass, guitar and drums sounded good but Ravn's vocals seemed lost. After Triptykon my excitement level wasn't quite as high for 1349 but they were still really amazing and I would def love to see them again sometime. Frost is an absolute beast behind the kit. I was close enough I almost got stepped on several times!!!! Also got the setlist from them as well and I also think this is same list as well:
Maggot Fetus...Teeth Like Thorns
When I Was Flesh
Riders Of The Apocalypse
I Am Abomination
Pandemonium War Bells
Sculptor Of Flesh
They really didn't interact w/ the crowd at all. Only talking done was saying the song title and going right into it. I don't know if this is normal for them or not since I'm not all that familiar w/ them. They did go shake hands after their set however. Also went and bought the tour poster, I got a picture of it for anyone who hasn't seen it, it is def going to be framed and put up.
Got some absolutely amazing pictures, here is the link: