Concert Review: Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, & Necromancing The Stone In San Francisco, CA

Last night (March 10), I attended the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour, feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and it was an awesome show!

The supergroup Necromancing The Stone opened up the show with their traditional brand of metal. They were a great opening band, who are worth checking out if you haven’t heard of them. The band’s music is like that of NWOBHM acts with some thrash and death elements mixed in, making them appealing to all types of metal fans. A highlight from their set was their performance of “The Siren’s Call.”

Allegaeon took the stage next for an energetic display of technical melodic death metal. Greg Burgess and Michael Stancel’s guitar work was a sight to see. On top of this, vocalist Riley McShane, who is still relatively new to the group, was also cool to see live with his powerful growls/screams. Highlights from their set include “Of Mind and Matrix” and “1.618.”

After Allegaeon, blackened death metallers Goatwhore came out to, as they say, “fuck [the crowd] with Satan.” They were definetly a contender to be considered the strongest act of the night. Between Sammy Duet’s unbelievable guitar shredding and Ben Falgoust’s vocals/stage banter they really put on a great show. Their whole set was basically a party, which was fitting considering Falgoust was celebrating his birthday, which happens to be today (March 11). Highlights from their set include “FBS,” “Baring Teeth For Revolt,” and “Apocalyptic Havoc.”

Goatwhore wrapped up their set, and made way for deathgrind legends Cattle Decapitation to destroy the stage. They were probably the most brutal band of the night, with frontman Travis Ryan being the main attraction of the group. His insane demonic growls and screams are just something you have to witness live, whether your a fan or not. There was so much intensity in their set, that the energy actually transferred to the crowd for the biggest circle pit of the night. If you’re a fan of extreme metal, you should go watch them live if you ever have a chance. Highlights from their set include “We Are Horrible People,” “Pacific Grim,” and “Forced Gender Reassignment.”

Then it was time for the headliners, deathcore masters Whitechapel. The band used dark lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for their music. This combined with frontman Phil Bozeman’s badass growls, and the band’s heavy riffs/sick breakdowns, made for one hell of a show. The group were also really energetic as well, and were able to keep the audience engaged throughout the night. As far as setlists go, they pretty much performed tracks spanning their whole catalog, offering a perfect balance of old and new. Highlights included their opening track “The Saw Is the Law,” “Our Endless War,” “I, Dementia,” “Mark Of The Blade,” and their encore “This Is Exile.”

Necromancing The Stone Added To Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, & Allegaeon 2017 Tour

Necromancing The Stone have been added to the Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary tour. As previously announced this trek will feature Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon.

Tour Dates:

02/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
02/24 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
02/29 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The FIllmore
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/14 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, & Allegaeon Set For Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon have announced a U.S. tour together. The trek was put together as part Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration.

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Tour Dates:

02/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
02/24 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
02/29 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The FIllmore
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/14 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

Goatwhore Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With The Blood Royale

Goatwhore have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by special guests The Blood Royale on most dates.

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Tour Dates:

09/16 Lafyette, LA – The District
09/17 Beaumont, TX – Texas Rose Saloon (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/18 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/19 San Antonio, TX – Korova Basement (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/20 El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/21 Tucson, AZ – Flycatcher (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/22 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/23 San Diego, CA – The Merrow
09/24 San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
09/25 Oakland, CA – Golden Bull (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/26 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Rojo’s (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/28 Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/29 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (feat. The Blood Royale)
09/30 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop (feat. The Blood Royale)
10/01 Lake Charles, LA – Luna Live

Goatwhore Announce 2016 European Tour

Goatwhore have announced some more European shows, around their tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, and Ghost Bath. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

08/07 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air Fest
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assaul Festival
08/12 Schlotheim, GER – Party.San Open Air
08/13 Ieper, BEL – Ieperfest
08/14 Walton On Trent, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/20 Saint Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Festival Open Air

The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, & Ghost Bath Announce 2016 European Shows

The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, and Ghost Bath will be playing some European shows together. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

08/06 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/08 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
08/09 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
08/15 Bremen, GER – Tower
08/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Beta
08/17 Berlin, GER – Lido