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.”
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.
In 2016, Anthrax celebrated 35 years as a band, and released For All Kings, their 11th studio album, via Megaforce/Nuclear Blast. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades.
Blasting out of that commercial success, Anthrax have been touring hard for the past two years, recently opening the farewell tour for their metal comrades in Slayer, and now doing the same for Lamb of God. Anthrax lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday in their tour with Lamb of God, and Paivi shot the show.
Over the summer, Lamb of God supported metal legends Slayer on a farewell tour that visited the DC metro area. Earlier this week, the heavy metal quintet from Richmond, Virgina, returned to headline The Fillmore Silver Spring, and they brought along tourmates from the Slayer good-bye show — Anthrax and Testament.
Lamb of God thrashed the hell outta The Fillmore, and Paivi captured the show on film.
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.
Sunday was a night of fast and ferocious music at The Fillmore Sliver Spring. As the opening act ahead of Bullet For My Valentine, heavy metal band Trivium brought their combination of guttural screaming and clean singing to a frenzied audience.