Last night (March 19), Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless In White brought their “Trinity Of Terror” tour to the San Jose Civic auditorium in San Jose, CA and it was a fun night of music and horror.
The show kicked off with an opening set from Lilith Czar. The singer put on a rockin’ performance full of tracks from her debut album “Created From Filth And Dust.” Her powerful vocals and catchy music helped pump up the crowd and get everyone ready for the night ahead. Some highlights from her set included: “Anarchy,” “King,” and a cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Edge Of Seventeen.”
After Czar, Motionless In White were up next. The band put on a high-energy set consisting of fan-favorites and their latest single “Cyberhex.” Frontman Chris Motionless said he was having vocal issues and was relying on crowd participation to get through the songs. However, despite his self-criticism, he still sounded great and the audience enjoyed every minute of it. Notably, the band did have to stop at one point after a fan passed out and had to be taken away by paramedics. During the break, Motionless tried to check on the concertgoer and give them a water, before moving forward with the performance when it was appropriate. Aside from that issue, the set was solid with a number of highlights including: “Devil’s Night,” “Voices,” “Eternally Yours,” and the aforementioned “Cyberhex.”
Once Motionless In White finished up, it was time for Black Veil Brides to take the stage. The group were firing on all cylinders as they blasted through a career-spanning set. Jake Pitts and Jinxx’s shredding guitar work combined with Christian “CC” Coma’s thunderous drumming and frontman Andy Biersack’s strong vocals made for an immovable performance that had everyone going crazy. Say what you want about them, but the band always put on a good show and this was no exception. Some highlights from their set included: “All Your Hate,” “Crimson Skies,” “The Legacy,” “Fallen Angels,” and “In The End.”
After Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills shook things up with a killer performance. The band were the strongest act of the night with a heavy set focusing on their latest albums “The Silver Scream” and “The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood.” The performance was musically and visually stunning as the band retold stories from classic scary movies through great songs and horror-tinged theatrics. It basically felt like watching live theater renditions of classic films like “Halloween,” It,” “Pet Sematary,” “American Psycho,” “My Bloody Valentine,” “Evil Dead,” etc. backed by a metal score. What’s not to love? Some highlights from their set included: “Hip to Be Scared,” “Stabbing In The Dark,” “It Is The End,” “Take Your Pick,” and “Ex-Mørtis.”