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I Don’t Belong here…
Avenged Sevenfold @ The Spokane Arena

Avenged Sevenfold made a stop in Spokane, Washington on February 9th on their recent headlining tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach and opening act Saving Abel.
Avenged Sevenfold is touring in support of their current self titled album released in 2007 and are said to be planning to begin writing for a follow-up to be released possibly next year. Avenged Sevenfold’s music has expanded greatly over the years and their current album is no exception with songs with influences ranging from country to the metal classics of the NWOBHM. Their signature dual guitar harmonies are undoubtedly reminiscent of bands like Iron Maiden.
Early rumors state they will be part of this summer’s Gigantour with Megadeth, be sure to check them out.

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If There Was A Single Day I Could Live…
Lamb of God @ The Knitting Factory

On December 9th Lamb of God played a headlining show during a break from their opening slot on Metallica’s current tour.
The band played a blistering set including all the tracks a fan would want to hear and also included two songs from their upcoming new studio album, “Wrath”, which will be released in the US on Feb 24th. The two new songs, entitled “Dead Seeds” and “Fake Messiah”, were true to form and served as great teases for the upcoming album.
Lamb of God Continues to be the true blooded metal band I remember when I first saw them on March 6th of 2002 in a tiny bar opening for Mushroomhead.

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See the Black Birds Fly…
Amon Amarth @ The El Corazon

I caught Amon Amarth on their recent US headlining tour at their Seattle stop. They played a sold out show at the venerable Seattle venue the El Corazon. They were supported by Ensiferum, Belphegor, and The Absence.
Amon Amarth performed a wide selection from their current album as well as all the classics you would expect and even a few you would not. Their live shows are without doubt everything they are cracked up to be. although the venue was small and did not have proper room for their backdrop they put on a stunnly powerful performance. a great show.

Quote from: Cry Of The Black Birds, With Oden on Our Side, Amon Amarth

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I can see in their eyes…
Trivium and All That Remains @ The Knitting Factory

I recently went to the Trivium and All That Remains co headlining show on its Spokane Washington stop last Saturday. This tour introduces new material for both bands and is a precurser to going out on other package tours and smaller headlining tours for both in support of their new albums.
Trivium played numerous cuts from their new album “Shogun” including the very hard edged “Kirisute Gomen” a very thrash metal oriented piece reminiscent of early Metallica. They also played the new track “Into the Mouth of Hell We March” this song showed the mellower more melodic side of Trivium and was equally well received by the audience.
All That Remains is also on the cusp of a new release as well. They played numerous new tracks from their upcoming release entitled
“Overcome”, interspersed with classic tracks from their back catalog.
The Show was started off with the prog metal band The Human Abstract followed by a set from the alaskan/ now Portland based 36 Crazyfists.

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Seether, Sevendust @ Greyhound park Post Falls ID

sRock 94.5 and the Knitting Factory put together one hell of a show by bringing in Seether, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, Red, Tantric, Hurt and Egypt Central

This was quite the package and was spread across two stages providing non stop music. Everyone performed a top notch set although i was specifically impressed by In This Moment, Sevendust and Seether.

I was only photo passed for Seether at this one so everything else was taken from the crowd with somewhat mediocre results. I look forward to catching In This moment again when they come back with Five Finger Death punch at the Knitting Factory on Oct 28th.

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SpoCon 2008-08-01/03

I attended the rebirth/restart of SpoCon last weekend. a new Sci-Fi fantasy and gaming convention on the gorgeous grounds of Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington. i was able to attend a panel on the 501st legion With members of the Seattle Washington based Garrison Titan of the 501st and on the second day attended a panel with members of the Rebel Legion and various costumers from the professional world as well as advanced hobbyists.

I was also able to attend the interviews of two of the cons guests by Jim “J.C.” Granger of the Pacific Fen Spotlight be sure to check out his show. Overall i have to say this con was so well executed I was actually shocked. I hate to even use the words “for a first year con” at this point due to it casting it in a light of comparison that makes it sound as if i was expecting it to fail which i surely was not but i have to say it did greatly exceed my expectations.

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OTEP @ The Knitting Factory

OTEP, Droid, A New Revolution and Benign appeared friday night at the knitting factory, after having to cancel on an earlier show in May due to frontwoman Otep Shamaya having to take time off to recover from some vocal issues. There was no trace of any vocal problems at Fridays show however, her unique and powerful voice was in full force.

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Colleen Rice, Emily Brock and Matt Sonntag @ Calypsos Coffee

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A few local artists at a coffee shop in downtown Couer d’Alene Idaho. I caught Colleen Rice (myspace) and Emily Brock (myspace) but unfortunately had to miss Matt Sonntag’s part of the show (myspace)

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Summer Slaughter tour hits the Knitting Factory


The Summer Slaughter tour passed through Spokane Washington this weekend playing at the newly renamed Knitting factory. Bands included Whitechapel, Pyscroptic, Aborted, The Faceless, Born of Osiris, Despised Icon, Cryptopsy, Vader, Kataklysm, and The Black Dahlia Murder.


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