Static X, Sevendust, and More: Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl Transformed into a Metal Haven

In the heart of Nashville, a storm of heavy metal mayhem erupted at Brooklyn Bowl. Static X, Sevendust, Dope, and Lines Of Loyalty headlined, turning the venue into a...

Words and Photos: Josh Trotter

 

In the heart of Nashville, where the echoes of country music resonate through every street, a storm of heavy metal mayhem emerged on a rainy Friday night at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. The lineup featured heavy hitters like Static X, Sevendust, Dope, and Lines Of Loyalty. Anticipation crackled in the air like electricity before a thunderstorm. This was not just a concert; it was a pilgrimage for metalheads from across the region, converging upon the venue to witness the unleashing of sonic fury.

The evening kicked off with Lines Of Loyalty, a band with a rapidly growing fanbase. As the venue filled with eager spectators, Lines Of Loyalty took the stage with unapologetic energy that set the tone for the rest of the night. Their blend of thrash metal riffs and guttural vocals electrified the crowd, earning them a legion of new followers with each pounding drumbeat and blistering guitar solo. Tracks like “Echoes of the Fallen” and “Rise From the Ashes” showcased their raw talent and undeniable stage presence, leaving the audience hungry for more.

Following Lines Of Loyalty’s explosive performance, Dope took the stage, igniting the crowd with their signature blend of industrial metal and hard rock. Frontman Edsel Dope commanded the stage with electrifying presence, his gravelly vocals cutting through the air like a chainsaw. Hits like “Die MF Die” and “Debonaire” sent shockwaves through the audience, inciting a mosh pit that swirled with frenetic energy. Dope’s relentless assault of sound left no head unturned, cementing their status as one of the night’s standout acts.

As the night progressed, anticipation reached a fever pitch for the arrival of Sevendust, veterans of the metal scene known for their intense live performances. As soon as the first notes of “I Might Let the Devil Win” reverberated through the venue, the crowd erupted into a frenzy of headbanging and fist-pumping. Frontman Lajon Witherspoon’s soulful vocals soared above the thunderous instrumentation, captivating the audience with every note. Tracks like “Denial” and “Black” hit with the force of a sledgehammer, showcasing Sevendust’s unparalleled ability to blend melody with aggression. With their unrelenting energy and undeniable chemistry, Sevendust left an indelible mark on Nashville, proving once again why they are titans of the metal world.

But the night was far from over, as the stage was set for the main event: Static X. With the untimely passing of frontman Wayne Static in 2014, many wondered if the band could ever recapture the magic that made them icons of the nu-metal era. As the lights dimmed and the familiar opening strains of “Hollow” filled the air, those doubts were swiftly laid to rest. Clad in masks and adorned with futuristic attire, the remaining members of Static X unleashed a sonic onslaught that was equal parts nostalgic and exhilarating. Hits like “Love Dump” and “Bled for Days” transported the audience back to the late ’90s, a time when nu-metal ruled the airwaves and rebellion was in the air.

But this was more than just a trip down memory lane; it was a celebration of Wayne Static’s legacy and the enduring power of his music. As the band tore through their setlist with relentless precision, the crowd responded in kind, singing along to every word and throwing their horns in the air with abandon. The crowd was surprised when it started snowing as a giant jack-o’-lantern figure took the stage, towering over the crowd with its glowing red eyes and mouth. As the night went on, they had a few other figures join them on stage, including Frankenstein.

As the final notes of “Push It” echoed through the venue, there was a sense of catharsis in the air, a collective release of pent-up energy and emotion. For one night in Nashville, the Brooklyn Bowl was transformed into a sanctuary for metalheads, a place where the music was loud, the energy was infectious, and the bonds of loyalty ran deep. And as the crowd spilled out into the night, their ears ringing and their hearts full, they knew they had witnessed something truly special – a concert experience they would carry with them for years to come.

 

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