Concert Review: Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, After The Burial, & Vein In San Francisco, CA

Last night (April 18), I caught Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, After The Burial, and Vein on the first date of the “Collapse The World Tour” and it was an awesome show.

Vein kicked off the night with a heavy and chaotic set that left members of the audience mesmerized. The band goes hard with piercing screams, high jumps, and full on hardcore insanity. A highlight from their set was “Virus://Vibrance.”

Once Vein finished up, it was time for After The Burial to take the stage. The progressive metallers powered through a ferocious set with impeccable musicianship and killer vocals. The crowd was going crazy as the group prepared them for the impending co-headliners. Highlights from their set included “Behold The Crown” off their new album “Evergreen,” which was released today (April 19), and “A Wolf Amongst Ravens.”

Soon it was time for Parkway Drive to storm the stage. The Australian metalcore giants were perhaps the strongest act of the night. Their set consisted of mostly newer material from their 2018 album “Reverence” and their 2015 album “Ire” with several older songs thrown in for good measure. The band’s catchy riffing and thunderous drums had everyone moving as frontman Winston McCall led the charge with an unmatched intensity. Highlights from their set included: “Vice Grip,” “Wild Eyes,” “Crushed,” “Bottom Feeder,” and the haunting “Cemetery Bloom.”

After Parkway Drive, it was time for the metalcore titans in Killswitch Engage to close out the evening. The band played a pretty balanced set with songs spanning their 20 year career and the crowd loved every second of it. Between guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz hilarious onstage antics and Jesse Leach’s powerful vocals, it was entertaining the whole way through. Highlights from their set included: “My Curse,” “My Last Serenade,” “Hate By Design,” “Always,” which was dedicated to a fan named Chopper who is sadly battling terminal brain cancer, and “Strength Of The Mind.”

All in all, it was an amazing show and if you have a chance to make it to one of the dates on this tour it will definitely be worth your while.

View this post on Instagram

#KillswitchEngage were sick!!! @killswitchengage

A post shared by Caeman Amelio (@caeman13) on

View this post on Instagram

#AfterTheBurial killed it! @aftertheburial

A post shared by Caeman Amelio (@caeman13) on

View this post on Instagram

#Vein were insane right now! @vein.tv

A post shared by Caeman Amelio (@caeman13) on

Advertisements

Parkway Drive Premiere “Shadow Boxing” Lyric Video

Parkway Drive have premiered a lyric video for their song “Shadow Boxing.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Reverence.”

Vein Added To Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, & After The Burials U.S. Tour

Vein have been confirmed as the opening act on Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive’s co-headlining tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature After The Burial.

Tour Dates:

04/18 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/20 Mesa, AZ 98 KUPD 98Kupd Ufest (no After The Burial/Vein)
04/22 Colorado Springs, CO City Auditorium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/23 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom (Parkway Drive closes)
04/26 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/27 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater (Parkway Drive closes)
04/28 Houston, TX So What Music Festival (no After The Burial/Vein)
04/30 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater (Parkway Drive closes)
05/01 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/03 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Killswitch Engage only)
05/04 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (Parkway Drive closes)
05/05 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre (Parkway Drive closes)
05/09 New York, NY Terminal 5 (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/10 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall (Killswitch Engage closes) (no Vein)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors) (Parkway Drive closes)
05/12 Rockingham, NC Epicenter (Killswitch Engage only)
05/12 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit (Parkway Drive closes)
05/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club Stage (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/17-19 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival

Killswitch Engage & Parkway Drive Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Killswitch EngageandParkway Drive have announced a co-headlining tour.After The Burialwill serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/18 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/20 Mesa, AZ 98 KUPD 98Kupd Ufest
04/22 Colorado Springs, CO City Auditorium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/23 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom (Parkway Drive closes)
04/26 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/27 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater (Parkway Drive closes)
04/28 Houston, TX So What Music Festival
04/30 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater (Parkway Drive closes)
05/01 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/03 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Killswitch Engage only)
05/04 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (Parkway Drive closes)
05/05 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre (Parkway Drive closes)
05/09 New York, NY Terminal 5 (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/10 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors) (Parkway Drive closes)
05/12 Rockingham, NC Epicenter (Killswitch Engage only)
05/12 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit (Parkway Drive closes)
05/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club Stage (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/17-19 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival

Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall said the following:

This co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage is a landmark for Parkway Drive in North America. Having smashed our way across the land for over a decade now, it is a humbling and defining moment to be sharing this slot with true heavy metal icons and personal heroes.

We have always aimed to maintain the highest standard of energy, connection and entertainment at our shows, a standard that has been set and maintained by KSE their entire career. The concept of how epic this tour will be is mind blowing to me. Bring on the insanity!

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach added:

After having the pleasure of destroying stages all over Australia with the Parkway guys just over a month ago, we couldnt be more stoked to share the stage with them once again, this time in the States.

Parkway Drive puts on an incredible live show and we are excited to combine forces and bring the energy every night to a town near you. I am absolutely certain fans of both bands are in for a hell of a time. This will be one for the memories for sure lets rage!

Watch Albuquerques Metal Loving Mayor Introduce Parkway Drive At A Recent Live Show

During Parkway Drive’s September 21 show at the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city’s mayor Tim Keller, who happens to be a metal fan, was given the opportunity to introduce the band. You can see footage of that below. Keller previously introduced Trivium awhile back as well.

[via The PRP]

Killswitch Engage & Thy Art Is Murder Added To Parkway Drive’s European/UK Tour

Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder have been added to Parkway Drive’s European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Hamburg, GER Sporthalle
01/26 Leipzig, GER Arena
01/27 Frankfurt, GER Jahrhunderthalle
01/29 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK Alexandra Palace
02/04 Paris, FRA Olympia
02/05 Brussels, BEL Forest National
02/06 Amsterdam, NET AFAS Live
02/08 Cologne, GER Palladium
02/09 Cologne, GER Palladium
02/11 Stuttgart, GER Schleyer-Halle
02/12 Zurich, SWI Halle 622
02/13 Milan, ITA Alcatraz
02/15 Munich, GER Zenith
02/17 Vienna, AUT Gasometer
02/18 Prague, CZE Forum Karlin

Parkway Drive Announce 2019 European Tour

Parkway Drive have announced a 2019 European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Hamburg, GER Sporthalle
01/26 Leipzig, GER Arena
01/27 Frankfurt, GER Jahrhunderthalle
01/29 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK Alexandra Palace
02/04 Paris, FRA Olympia
02/05 Brussels, BEL Forest National
02/06 Amsterdam, NET AFAS Live
02/08 Koln, GER Palladium
02/11 Stuttgart, GER Schleyerhalle
02/12 Zurich, SWI Halle 672
02/13 Milan, ITA Alcatraz
02/15 Munich, GER Zenith
02/17 Vienna, AUT Gasometer
02/18 Prague, CZE Forum Karlin