“Do you have a flag?”

Can you believe this was the first time we have ever seen Sabaton?! Yup, we’ll be checking ’em out again this Fall with Amon Amarth.
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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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