the crew prepare the stage for the final act of the night. As if the smell of incense was not intense enough already, dozens of fresh sticks are ignited around the stage and limp fox pelts are hung from the drum stand, flanked by bunches of equally limp lilies. Thankfully, the imminent approach of the Swedes prompts the denim army to regroup at the front, and the anticipation quickly escalates.
It was that time of year again! Summer days are never complete until the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival rolls into a town near you. Held at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, this tour did not disappoint and was packed with bands for all tastes of metal genres.
Headliners The Brew have just released 4th album ‘Control’ to rave reviews everywhere including a solid 10/10 on this site. Given this solid musical foundation, you would be forgiven for assuming that by now The Brew would have developed a solid fan base in their home country
the German outfit put out a great setlist, and with rave reviews to their new album, they prove to be very UNBREAKABLE!!!
Recommendations don’t come better than that so we adjourn and head off to watch the local five piece who play melodic metal based on a shared love for heavy music and a passion for songwriting.
There are times when certain shows can leave the audience wondering if the support / headline acts performed in the wrong order. Tonight however Royal Hunt hit the stage every bit the consummate professionals and raise the bar on every level
It feels that Leaves’ Eyes with this latest release have really found their calling and the live arena showcases how the band has grown with each album
Jon Stevens is a solid front man, working the crowd and the stage well and they manage to make the small stage at the Underworld look ten times bigger than it usually is.
Live Gig Review and Photos Black Veil Brides – Vans Warped Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ on 7th July, 2013
In conclusion the evening delivered quality entertainment, and like everybody else that had witnessed the Black Star Riders introductory performance I would be proud to say as per the official event badge and T-shirt that “I was there” “Bound for Glory”? I think that Black Star Riders wont be long in achieving that status, already on the way with current chart placing of the “All Hell Breaks Loose” release. Successfully bridging the past and present of the band this marks a new and exciting chapter in their history, inevitable world domination waits!!!