Category: Live Reports

DARK TRANQUILLITY, WARBRINGER, STRIKER @ THE FORGE, JOLIET, IL (USA) – 9/20/17

Artist accommodations made my overall trip a success, lending credence to the thought that heavy metal will always be my…

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MARDUK, INCANTATION, ABYSMAL DAWN @ THE FORGE, JOLIET, IL (USA) – 8/25/17

Holding the crowd in a captive trance, they cast a black metal spell on all in attendance. The good, the…

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WOOKFEST @ DURTY NELLIES, PALATINE, IL (USA) – 7/14/17

An annual festival keeps the memory of a friend and his dream alive. One of the few things worth fighting for. It’s simple…

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OVERKILL, NILE @ CONCORD MUSIC HALL, CHICAGO, IL (USA) – 2/17/17

If you do something well and you can still do it, keep doing it because the moment you stop will…

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HAVOK, EXMORTUS @ Reggie’s, Chicago, IL (USA) – 2/8/17

I’ve seen thrash bands fill up Reggies before but those bands are established acts that have been touring for decades….

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YEAR OF THE KILLERS TOUR @ Bada Brew, Crest Hill, IL (USA) – 2/11/17

As a musician you can take this scenario two ways: You can bitch, moan and cry or take it as…

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DISCHARGE, EYEHATEGOD, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, NAM LAND @ Reggie’s, Chicago, IL (USA) – 10/15/16

The unexpected loss of life is a tragedy not easily overcome. I found myself in this situation not too long…

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SUMMER SLAUGHTER @ Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL (USA) – 8/10/16

Summer Slaughter’s tenth year was a murderous success. There is no doubt that extreme music is keeping the underground alive….

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PRONG @ Bada Brew, Crest Hill, IL (USA) – 5/18/16

It’s time to fill the void and embrace this evolving scene! Sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of…

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DYING FETUS, JUNGLE ROT, BLACK CROWN INITIATE @ Reggie’s, Chicago, IL (USA) – 5/3/16

If a bunch of death metal bands can pack Reggie’s on a Tuesday night, there is more than just cause…

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