Music Park: Ghost @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/18

Ghost @ Warner Theatre, Washington DC, 05/20/2018 Tobias Forge fronts Ghost at the Warner Theatre on May 20, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

At one point in the show, Tobias Forge, vocalist for Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, conducted one of many costume changes into a tuxedo and returned to rapturous applause. Well, he initially returned a bit unnoticed with the din of doom metal upon the stage, but he cheekily demanded and received a re-entrance, where the audience gave him his due.

“You caught me completely off-guard!” Tobias exclaimed in mock surprise during the sold-out show at Warner Theatre on Sunday.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Music Park: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat — 5/9/18

TWDY10
This Will Destroy You performs at Black Cat on May 9, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Although I’m a late arrival to the post-rock party, I started following This Will Destroy You a couple years ago. With their sonic power, strong sense of melody and extreme technical abilities, this band’s music spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced before. So I jumped at the chance to see TWDY live at the Black Cat recently. As a bonus, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the eponymously named first full length album, the band would be performing it and the 2006 EP, Young Mountain, in their entireties.

Continue reading

Don’t Miss: Alice in Chains @ The Anthem, 5/3/18

AliceInChains
Alice in Chains (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Metal stalwarts Alice in Chains will release their sixth album this summer via Capitol Records! While they may not yet have new material, the quartet are on tour with a stop at The Anthem in DC this Thursday, May 3.

Continue reading

Snapshots: Chelsea Wolfe @ Baltimore Soundstage — 10/14/17

Chelsea Wolfe @ SoundStage, Baltimore, MD 10/14/2017
Chelsea Wolfe performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Chelsea Wolfe stopped by Baltimore Soundstage on Saturday after releasing Hiss Spun, her latest album, on Sept. 22 via Sargent House. In her show, Chelsea stuck to themes of doom and gloom, but she did so with her beautiful signature vocals.

Continue reading