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Exodus and King Diamond Live at the Playstation Theater, on November 19th, 2015

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All live Photos by Dhruv Kumar

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Words by Kunal Singh

 

As a treat MGM covered night 1 of a 3 day sold out streak at the PlayStation Theater in NYC for the trash battering reunion of Exodus and King Diamond. The King has been touring notoriously this past year and hitting up all the big festivals, the site has already covered them before on the now retired Mayhem Festival and thought they we’re terrific and one of the true highlights of the Tour, but one thing you can always count on, is King Diamond are a hell of a band, one of a kind and on this night you would get a special treat as they played their classic album “Abigail” in their entirety. Enjoy

 

Exodus performed a blazing set pleasing old fans and welcomed in new on Thursday night. They played an almost non stop performance, breaking only to interact with the audience, remind everyone about pit and concert etiquette, and how we are all part of the metal family. It almost felt like a L’Amours reunion, given the pace and energy of the show. They played a number of songs from their classic albums, with Body Harvest, Bonded by Blood, and The Toxic Waltz, all being high points of their already high octane show. The crowd was filled with the Exodus faithful as the chants and singing/screaming of the chorus lines were reverberating throughout the Playstation Theater. Exodus left no one disappointed, and they ended with Strike of the Beast, and left us all wanting more.

Exodus

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Set List:

Exodus
Blood In, Blood Out
Body Harvest
Impaler
Blacklist
Bonded By Blood
The Toxic Waltz
Strike of the Beast

 

King Diamond took the stage less than half an hour later, and proved why they are a legendary band among the metal community. Their stage was a magnificent setup of stairs, prop statues, elevated gargoyles, inverted crosses, and pretty much everything you’d expect in a theatrical metal show. King Diamond fans were treated as the musical expertise of the band was on display as nothing less than brutal and sophisticated. The real treat was the addition of 2 Mercyful Fate songs, Melissa and Come to the Sabbath, and they were both performed in all their glory. The night went long, and was completely worth it as the bands both performed for their die-hard fans and welcomed in new, as all good music should.

King Diamond

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Set List:

Out From the Asylum
Welcome Home
Sleepless Nights
Halloween
Eye of the Witch
Melissa (Mercyful Fate)
Come to the Sabbath (Mercyful Fate)
Them
Funeral
Arrival
A Mansion in Darkness
The Family Ghost
The 7th Day of July 1777
Omens
The Possission
Abigail
Black Horsemen
Insanity

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