Category Archives: Music

Watain’s Erik Danielsson in “Ritual” LIVE 15 October 2013 at the Bottom Lounge Chicago

FourteenG, in its history, has witnessed some pretty bizarre happenings in the past but Watain’s performance at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago has been inducted into the “Top 10 Best Metal Shows Ever” category. House photog, Erika Kristen, caught the charismatic singer Erik Danielsson during “ritual”.

NOTE: Not professional grade meant for fan-fair onl

Ghost 5 October 2013 LIVE at Majestic Theatre in Madison WI “Genesis/Year Zero”

FourteenG attempted to have a little vacation and actually ENJOY a show and not COVER one. However, we still couldn’t resist bringing you a snippet from Ghost’s off dates (with Skeletonwitch as support) before their trek on the “Hail To The King” with Avenged Sevenfold & Deftones. Thank Ghost’s congregation (and Harem 😉 for the popular demand for videos. Ert välkomnande.

 

Periphery’s Matt Halpern Drumming LIVE Summer Slaughter 12August2013 at the House of Blues Chicago

Summer Slaughter has showcased some of the best modern metal since its annual jaunt across the planet in 2007. Just one of SS’s stand out performances of 2013 has to be Periphery. Their formula of fun mathcore is an inkling of where metal is headed. Our Random Fandom entry is of BandHappy.com founder, drummer Matt Halpern. We were forewarned of his intricacies on the drums.
Ok, so NOW we get it!
Matt is bad ass.
We now have full view of Periphery’s all around soon-to-be greatness.

In Flames 16 May 2013 LIVE at Bottom Lounge, CHICAGO

Our Random Fandom installment for Spring involves In Flames. They finally reach the end of a touring cycle for their 2011 release of “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”. How nice of them to play Chicago one final time before they hit the studios for a new album. Something tells us that our friends at Local Option Brewery had something to do with IF’s showcased show.

Old Metalheads Can Still Rock Too

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“Schools a job but you don’t get paid!”

Who’s lyric is that? Do you know how fucking old that lyric is? Let’s see. Beneath the Wheel on the album Thrash Zone in 1989! What the hell, man? I was in high school in 1989. Yes that means I’m an ol’ ass mother fucker just like most of the cats that attended the 18 and over show at HoB on a freaking Wednesday. Wait a minute. Don’t most of us metalheads at this age, well you know, my age, have jobs, families, you know responsibilities? Yep, but that’s okay, even ol’ asses like us can enjoy a metal show and with bills like this; Suicidal, DRI, and Waking the Dead, we get to put on our gymshoes, shorts, tie scarves around our heads, and mosh like youngins, in the pit.

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Sevendust/Coal Chamber/Lacuna Coil/Candlelight Red at MOJOES JOLIET

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Wait? Does that look like a bill from the late nineties? Yes it  does but it isn’t. Instead, it was the lineup at Mojoes in Joliet  on Tuesday April 9th. Actually, when I first saw this bill I said, what, Sevendust and Coal Chamber touring together? I thought Armageddon was just around the corner but apparently, the bands have put aside all differences to join forces on a nice sized tour, playing nearly sold out shows.

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KMFDM/Chant/Legion Within at HOUSE OF BLUES

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KMFDM/CHANT/Legion Within

March 23, 2013

House of Blues CHICAGO

Industrial is back! Perhaps it is or maybe we’ve just taken a trip back in time when the music was more electronic, heavy, with some obscene lyrics and guys and or gals wearing slick leather.

A little bit of both then.

The show at House of Blues was electric, filled to capacity to see KMFDM, and band that never disappoints their fans. Dimmed lights, some in red and blue, crowds moshing to heavy beats provided by one of the masterful bands in metal history. Their sound, never truly duplicated well, has lasted for nearly three decades and Sascha and company don’t show any signs of slowing down.

Most of the set was from the newest album, Kunst, the band did manage to play a couple of favorites. One of mine, Son of a Gun from XTort which always got me going back in the day. I always appreciated KMFDM’s sound, the rebellious lyrics and the kind of in your face attitude because they pretty much do whatever the hell they want. And when you’ve been around almost 30 years, you can do that.

Openers, Chant and Legion Within were also entertaining. Chant, a two piece from Texas where both members play drums and garbage cans. Yes I said, garbage cans. The whole set featured red lights, members wearing clothing that might’ve looked like something Fred Flinstone would wear but hey, who am I to judge. Funny attire aside, I liked Chant and thought they were a perfect fit for this tour.

Legion Within was also impressive. Though they sounded more like a rock/metal outfit instead of the industrial band, I enjoyed their energy and wouldn’t mind seeing them again. Of course the outfits grabbed me. Matching suits, a lead singer in tight leather. Yeah I had to look. *laughs* Truly an enjoyable night, one I wished wouldn’t end.

As usual, Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid or Kill Motherfuvkin Depeche Mode rocked the house. Oops… No we’re supposed to say they sucked.

Here’s to 30 more years, God willing!