The Polish death metal group from Metal Blade Records graced Baltimore’s grungy streets recently, and I was all for it. They stopped by Baltimore Soundstage as a part of the Devastation on the Nation Tour and ravaged their way through a grueling set. It was a perfect way to set the tone for the rest of the bands on this tour, including Incantation, Belphegor, and Dark Funeral.
American heavy metal band Lamb of God stopped at Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and I was there to take some photos. The Richmond natives are currently on tour with Slayer for Slayer’s “final world tour.”
Legendary death metal pioneers Morbid Angel came to an to an ear-piercing grinding halt in Maryland at Baltimore Soundstage recently. The 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour made a stop at Soundstage to the horror and delight of rabid metal fans.
Veteran heavy metal peddlers Soulfly brutalized the crowd at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland recently. Lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, Soulfly delivered the metal goods playing an intense set of classic ’90s and early ’00s Soulfly material, alongside several tracks from their most recent studio release.
Soulfly recently released Ritual, a new album, via Nuclear Blast. The heavy metal quartet are touring with a stop at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland, on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Slayer recently said goodbye in a farewell tour at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and the thrash metal legends brought along friends — including Anthrax, Behemoth, and Lamb of God — to rock the night away with them. Ben Eisendrath was there to photograph hair and fingers flying as the four bands kicked ass on their guitars.
Death metal stalwarts Obituary released a self-titled new album on March 17 via Relapse Records. And they kicked off a North American tour that same day. Obituary are set to perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, May 18.