Monday November 25, 2013
Morbid Angel - Gravenloch - Funeral Age - Beyond Theory - Hereticon
What an honor it was to play with such a legendary band, especially for their tour celebrating their 20th anniversary of one of the greatest Death Metal albums of all time, COVENANT!
This tour was a lot like the tour Nile did earlier this year; Play a long set, and have the rest of the line up consist of local bands to showcase for the fans of Morbid Angel...and boy oh boy, fans there were!
I would say that Studio 7 was nearly sold out, and the crowd was on fire the entire night. Moshing, crowd surfing, yelling, felt like I was at an ECW event at times with some of the chants!
The night started off with a newer band, Hereticon. These guys seemed like some young'ns, but it s great to see a band of younger guys play Raw Black Metal, and not Deathcore/Metalcore/anything with -core at the end. I'm sure in time they will be great.
*As a side note, I was talking to their drummer before they went on, dude has only been playing drums for a year, and looked like he was more into Hip Hop than Metal... but he could PLAY. In time, I am positive he will be one of the best in the scene here, hope he keeps it up!
Next up was a band I've been wanting to see for a while, Beyond Theory! I've know these guys for a while, but never seen them, and man, it was great to finally watch them! Their front man may be the most energetic singers in the city, getting the crowd hyped between songs, and just being all around energetic and putting his 100% in. I can't wait to see them again, they were great!
Third on the show was my band, Funeral Age. This was our first big local show since [probably] June. I am not gonna sit here and review my band though, that's just pretentious
. The crowd dug us, and I got tons of compliments after our set. Hopefully I'll have some new videos up this week.
Lives For An Eye
Victim Soul (new song)
We Want Blood (new song)
After us was Gravenloch. This was my first time hearing them with their new drummer, and hell yeah, he can tear it up! Sadly I was outside loading up so I could only hear them, but it sounded like they really brought it and put on a well received reaction from the crowd!
Finally, MORBID ANGEL. I only stuck around for the Covenant
part of their set, but I presume that it was the same as the rest of the tour. I heard a lot of people saying things about how it won't be the same without Pete on drums, but Tim Yeung played the album perfectly, if not better, than Pete Sandoval (sorry old school MA fans.....
). I think it's just the energy that he has, it's untouchable!
Anyway, long story short, their sound was amazing, their performance was great, their playing was spot on, and as cheesy as "Evil D" may be to some, he is a fucking entertainer!
World of Shit (The Promised Land)
Vengeance Is Mine
The Lion's Den
Blood On My Hands
Angel of Disease
Sworn to the Black
God Of Emptiness
Where The Slime Live
Ageless, Still I Am
Curse The Flesh
Fall From Grace
Great show! If you have the chance to see Morbid Angel, take it! They are one of the best bands that I have ever seen. They blew me away at MDF, and blew me away even more last night!