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Upcoming Shows Coming to Chicago

APRIL

4.1 BLACK STONE CHERRY, CALEB JOHNSON, THROUGH FIRE
Apollo Theatre, Belvidere

4.2 BURY YOUR DEAD, COUNTERWEIGHT, ENDMEMBER
Beat Kitchen, Chicago

4.7 KREATOR, OBITUARY, MIDNIGHT, HORRENDOUS
House Of Blues, Chicago

4.8 ANVIL, NIGHT DEMON, GRAVESHADOW, SCARS OF ARMAGEDDON, COMFORT SCARCITY
Reggies, Chicago

4.9 PERIPHERY, THE CONTORTIONIST, NORMA JEAN, INFINITY SHRED
House Of Blues, Chicago

4.9 NOVEMBERS DOOM guest DJ a listening event for HAMARTIA @ EXIT Metal Sundays
EXIT, Chicago

4.15 KATATONIA, CASPIAN, UNCURED, NOVEMBERS DOOM
Metro, Chicago

4.16 JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES, HERO JR., THE RADIOMEN
Reggies, Chicago

4.16 MACABRE, BRAIN TENTACLES, WILD JESUS & THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE
The Empty Bottle, Chicago

4.28 HAMMERFALL, DELAIN
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

 

 

MAY

5.1 SABATON, LEAVES EYES, BATTLE BEAST
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

5.2 TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, PRONG
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

5.5 ANIMALS AS LEADERS, VEIL OF MAYA, ALLUVIAL
Durty Nellies, Palatine IL

5.5 QUEENSRYCHE
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

5.9 OPETH, GOJIRA, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
Vic, Chicago

5.10 BREAKING BENJAMIN
House of Blues, Chicago

5.10 TRAPT, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, TOY CALLED GOD
BaseCamp Pub & Eatery, Lisle

5.11 EVERY TIME I DIE, WAGE WAR, ’68
The House Cafe, DeKalb

5.13 MASTODON, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, RUSSIAN CIRCLES
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

5.15 FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES
Cobra Lounge, Chicago

5.18 IN FLAMES, KATAKLYSM, WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT
The Forge, Joliet

5.21 HED PE, MOTOGRATER, BEYOND THRESHOLD
Apollo Theatre, Belvidere

5.21 YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

5.24 FOZZY, KYNG, SONS OF TEXAS
The Forge, Joliet

5.26 EVERGREY, SEVEN KINGDOMS, NEED, ASCENDIA
Reggies, Chicago

5.28 DESTRUCTION, JUNGLE ROT, WARBRINGER, DEMONS WITHIN
Reggies, Chicago

 

Forged in Fire Tour – Hellyeah In Flames

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With Christmas just around the corner, it seemed apropos that we’d get to see Swedish metallers In Flames along with HellYeah as support. What better way to let out some aggression around the blasted holidays than catching two of the loudest bands on the planet? I say that with love of course.

The venue was packed to the rafters for this event and both bands brought their “A” game. HellYeah was supporting their newest release, Undeniable. The band was in top form, with lead singer Chad Gray rousing the crowd with his antics, highlighted by bassist Kyle Sanders spitting fake blood in his singer’s face! Chad had inspirational messages for his followers between each song; where he remarked how heavy metal saved him and urged that we’re all in this together. I suppose his words were in response to the election three weeks ago. Nevertheless, the crowd appreciated his sentiments and appeared to be into the set from beginning to end.

In Flames was up next and the headliners made sure they kept the energy going. In support of their latest disc, Battlers, my third favorite Swedes entertained the masses with their signature Gothenberg Sound. We also learned bassist Peter Iwers was leaving the band to pursue other interests. Lead singer Anders Friden made the announcement and many in the crowd, including me were shocked. Of course, we’re well aware of his brewery and restaurant he has back home which seems to have taken off, meaning he needs to drop one of his passions. Beer or Metal?  For a metalhead, seems like a pretty tough choice to me. Still, Peter is a staple in the band and he will be missed.

Despite that bit of bad news, the band put on a good set as always, leaving the capacity crowd happy they came out to give Peter a proper send off.

We at FourteenG wish Peter Iwers the best and look forward to a new incarnation of In Flames for 2017 and onward!

 

Setlist

Bullet Ride

Where the Dead Ships Dwell

Leeches

The End

Alias

Only for the Weak

Play Video

Cloud Connected

The Truth

Through Oblivion

The Quiet Place

Paralyzed

Deliver Us

Take This Life

Review – Opeth At the Riviera Theatre 10/09/16

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Going to any live show is a big event, especially when it’s a band you’ve admired and followed for a long time. I’m not overly hard to please, but a lot of acts haven’t lived up to my expectations when they perform. They seem lackadaisical, not interacting with the crowd, or maybe they’re hyped but their music sucks ass. Unfortunately, that’s happened more than I care to remember.

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