Day 2 of Midgardsblot hit and, as soon as the gate opened, we hit up Metal Yoga, an epic viking battle, and lots of great bands including Acyl, Kaunan, Apocalypse Orchestra, Nexion, Garmana, Rotting Christ and Dimmu Borgir.
Midgardsblot is not your typical metal festival, it’s a cultural experience. Check out some of the highlights in photos, including the music of Mork, Abyssic and Bergtatt.
Promoting their latest melodic death metal masterpiece, A Gift for the Obsessed, The Absence hit Club Red in Mesa, AZ, joined by openers Goregäng. It was a heavy night!
Portland, Oregon’s UADA brought their mysterious personas and dark sound to Club Red in Mesa, AZ and, along for the evil evening were The Black Moriah and Wolvhammer.
The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are co-headlining a North American tour and we caught the show at The Pressroom in Phoenix, AZ. Openers were Aversions Crown and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Insomnium hit Mesa, AZ’s Club Red on June 9th to promote their 2016 Century Media release, Winter’s Gate, a melodic death metal masterpiece. Along for the trek was Oceans of Slumber.
Faroe Island Viking metal legends, Týr came from the icy north to Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ. They brought along Aeternam, Ghost Ship Octavius and Orphaned Land for a metal-filled evening.
We got to Club Red in Mesa, AZ and received a massive pummelling from Dying Fetus, Thy Art is Murder, Rivers of Nihil and Enterprise Earth!
Septicflesh and Dark Funeral co-headlined on their recent North American tour along with support from Thy Antichrist and we caught the last at Club Red in Mesa, AZ.
Heavy metal legends, Iced Earth played a fiery set at The Pressroom in Phoenix, AZ along with openers Sanctuary, who are touring as a tribute to singer Warrell Danes who passed away in December.
Bay Area’s Rings of Saturn hit Club Red in Mesa, AZ March 2nd and were joined by an eclectic mix of metal including Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, and Lorna Shore!
Exhumed stopped at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ and set off the fire alarm no less than eleven times. Opening the show was Phobia and Incantation.
The fourth and final day of 70000tons of Metal is always the most insane. Many of the sailors dress up in costumes and the partying goes into overdrive.