F E A T U R E

New Esoteric, Velnias Road Report
11/1/2013 3:37:07 PM by Etiam




A full quarter of 2013 may be left, but there's already no doubt which concert of the year will have been best suited to its weather: after September 28th at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, that award unequivocally goes to Esoteric, Velnias, and Saturnalia Temple. Chill winds swept in bracingly from Lake Michigan, the waning crescent moon was obscured by clouds full of stinging rain, a congregation gathered deep into the night, and the first rites began only during the witching hour. In other words: a stormy night, doors opening at 11:30 PM, and the warm-up acts only starting at midnight. Downright gloomy.

For all three bands the tour began out on the West Coast at the Stella Natura Festival in California—a three-day quasi-mystical bacchanal of neo-folk, experimental, gothic, black, doom, and dark metals set in the untrammeled expanse of Tahoe National Forest. Once it was through, each band packaged up some of that mysticism along with their rigs and brought it along to the Midwest.

Link: [Full Road Report]



<< back >>






RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
· Cathedral· Cave In
· Loudness· Exmortem
· Grave Digger· Skullview
· Godsmack· Vaginal Carnage
· Agoraphobic Nosebleed· Liege Lord
· Late Nite Romeo· Power of Omens
· Led Zeppelin· Pelican
· Endless Time· Supervillain
· Fireball Ministry· Runemagick
· Mourning Beloveth· Beautiful Creatures
· Stryper· Drillpoint
· Edguy· Deivos
· Dew Scented· F5
· Node· Death Angel
· Silver Mountain· Gothic Knights
· Bang The Union· Bleeding Inc
· Amityville Whore· Disarmonia Mundi
· Donnerkopf· Gamma Ray
· Judas Priest· Estuary
· Unleashed· Meliah Rage
· Rhapsody of Fire· Wintersun
· Dark Age· Tearabyte
· Age Of Silence· Throcult
· Incantation· Haunted By Angels
· Overlorde· Made of Iron
· Mercenary· Fifth Cross
· Legion· Crowbar
· Gods Of Fire· Image
· Corrosion Of Conformity· Crionics
· Korpiklaani· Strikelight
· Heartcry· Desire Black
· John Sykes· Argument Soul
· Stormwarrior· Holy Moses
· System Of A Down· Sinisthra
· Nightrage· Groundcrew
· Rudra· Maximum Overdrive
· Monolithe· Supagroup
· Sebastian Bach· Alice Cooper
· Sheavy· Agents Of The Sun
· Iron Maidens· Flotsam & Jetsam
· Painmuseum· Loits
· Armored Saint· Ignarus
· Forever Slave· Barcode
· Third Degree· Mabon
· The Absence· Paths Of Possession
· Akercocke· Dreamland
· Doomfoxx· Ram-Zet
· Zero Down· Khold
· Virgin Steele· Nocturnal Rites
· Absolution· Beecher
· From This Day· Nobody's Fool
· End My Sorrow· Witchery
· Southern Black Sand· Intronaut
· Poison· Ephel Duath
· Wolves in the Throne Room· Nightmare
· The Berzerker· Degree Absolute
· The Ocean· Valhalla
· Viron· Down Factor
· Apiary· Non-Human Level
· Sun Descends· Ensoph
· Black Crucifixion· Paul Bonrud
· Scary Manilow· Agalloch
· Shadows Within· Vicious Rumors
· Woodtemple· Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
· Pump· Setherial
· The Finals· Audrey Horne
· Extium· Skullflower
· Stonegard· Southern Gentleman
· Mendeed· Satariel
· Trouble· Passion
· Chrome Division· The Prophecy
· Gotthard· Transmission 0
· Retrospective· Wuthering Heights
· Kruger· David Galas
· Fight· Faith And Fire
· Architect· Cauldron
· Pathosray· Spheric Universe Experience
· Pathology· Dantesco
· Ride The Sky· Jesus Martyr
· Blood Haven· SOS
· Armory· Moonshine
· Hacksaw Surgery· Equilibrium
· Medieval Steel· Kiuas
· Cursed· Raven
· Suffocation