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With only a handful of dates left on the Rage On The Stage Tour, I Prevail’s lead singer Brian Burkheiser sustained a serious vocal cord injury and unfortunately had to bow out for the remainder of the tour. Much to the surprise of fans, the band announced that the show must go on and their own Dylan Bowman, who plays rhythm guitar for the band, took to the front of the stage to lead the band with clean vocals for the remainder of the tour.
The evening started off with Escape the Fate firing off a hearty 45 minute set that really set the tone for a full evening of intense headbanging and mosh pits.
After a 30 minute set change, I Prevail finally took to the stage to a thoroughly warmed up crowd. The stage set consisted on a 90’s era WWE inspired wrestling ring which housed drummer, Gabe Helguera while the other members spread out on each end of the stage with Eric Vanlerberghe taking his spot at the front of the stage next to Dylan Bowman taking over clean vocals.
The band opened up with “Come and Get It” and the fans went crazy when Dylan started to sing. The crowd was so enthusiastic of Dylan’s vocals that it made for a truly unique fan experience. In addition to performing fan favorites such as ‘Rise’, ‘Stuck in Your Head’, ‘Love, Lust and Liars’ and ‘Chaos’, the band performed some fun cover songs including Lil John’s ‘Get Low’ and LMFAO ‘Shots’. They also did some monologues with the crowd and even pulled a fan on stage to roast him. The band ended the evening with one encore song, “Lifelines” and the crowd was left on a high as they left the venue.
Escape the Fate:
The Word Alive was the second band to take the stage and the energy they brought was intense to say the least. So much so, that leader singer, Telle Smith had to be taken to a hospital following their last song due to an injury he incurred while on stage. Later that evening, he tweeted a photo of himself from the hospital quoting,
“Last night in Los Angeles I suffered a compound fracture during our last song. Casted up for 6 weeks with physical therapy on the horizon, but I don’t plan on missing any shows. I’m going to try to perform while sitting down, so if you’re coming out to the remaining dates please go twice as hard for me. Unfortunately I don’t have health insurance as well, so if you want to help just grab something from my clothing line (resistandrebel.com) my jewelry line (nevertakeitoff.com) or click the link in my bio! Thank you to all my family and friends who have reached out or who were there for me last night. I’m thankful it wasn’t worse! I’ll be back and stronger than ever in 2018.”
We love how he channeled his inner Dave Grohl to finish out the remainder of the tour performing via chair and we wish him a speedy recovery.
We Came As Romans:
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Apocalyptica, el grupo finlandés de metal clásico, se presentó en el Teatro Metropolitan el pasado 15 de noviembre como parte de la celebración de los 20 años de su debut con Plays Metallica by Four Cellos.
Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso y Antero Manninen comenzaron la presentación con Enter Sandman poniendo a todos de pie en el recinto. Todos los asistentes cantaban acompañando a los cuatro cellistas que tocaban enérgicamente sus instrumentos.
Continuaron con Master of Puppets, uno de los temas más exitosos de Metallica, después tocaron Harvester of Sorrow, The Unforgiven, Sad but True, Creeping Death, Wherever I May Roam y Welcome Home (Sanitarium). Antes de interpretar Sad but True, Eicca dijo a sus fans “Son nuestras personas favoritas en el planeta y por eso amamos venir aquí” a lo que todos respondieron con un grito potente en agradecimiento a esas palabras.
Después de una breve pausa de veinte minutos, los finlandeses regresaron acompañados de su baterista Mikko Sirén para interpretar canciones como Fade to Black, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Orion, Escape y Seek & Destroy entre otras.
El encore fue espectacular pues terminaron con Nothing Else Matters y One, las canciones más coreadas de la noche. Durante todo el show no hubo nadie que no estuviera de pie, disfrutando del concierto y moviendo sus melenas al ritmo de la música de Metallica. Sin duda un espectáculo increíble, que dejó satisfechos a todos y cada uno de los ahí presentes, quienes seguramente esperan volver a ver pronto a estos magníficos músicos en nuestro país.
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