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Old 03-03-2014, 04:04 PM
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Metal Church -- Rochester, NY -- March 2nd, 2014

Drove down to the old Montage on a frigid and righteous Sunday night to see some Metal Church. The venue was probably 85% full and can hold 350-400 max so it was good seeing the turnout of metal heads, even though this is probably one of the smaller venues of the tour. I did not care for any of the openers, including Martyred and the locals. Metal Church themselves put on a very solid and enjoyable performance overall, but it was plagued with some technical difficulties. Kurdt Vanderhoof's guitar monitors and amps were both blown/malfunctioning for a majority of the set and a few times he was openly arguing with the sound guy about it right on stage. The sound was good but it could have been a little better. The band still did seem to enjoy themselves, with Ronnie stealing people's hats and wearing them onstage and even stage diving a few times. As far as the set goes they ended up cutting Highway Star from the encore and one guy started screaming "WE GOT ROBBED!!!!" over and over again. That's just how it goes sometimes, though. All in all it was another great night of metal at the Montage and I'd definitely go see Metal Church again. On to the next!

1. Ton of Bricks
2. Start the Fire
3. Generation Nothing
4. A Light in the Dark
5. Scream
6. Fake Healer
7. Badlands
8. Gods of Wrath
9. Dead City
10. Mirror of Lies
11. Watch the Children Pray
12. Beyond the Black
13. Metal Church
14. The Human Factor
10/2 - Krisiun/Origin
10/14 - Crue/Cooper
10/20 - Misfits
10/30 - Hate Eternal
11/7 - Gwar
11/13 - That Metal Show
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