May 1


Swedish warmongers Watain, obliterated Tampa Bay’s The Orpheum with their lethal formula of Scandinavian Black Metal. They came to town as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour’s line-up and oh boy… their set simply ruled! Vocalist Erik Danielsson magnetic aura involved the helpless souls of those in the crowd and by the end of the show instead of an audience the band had in front of them a legion unconditional believers. Hail!

They came, they played, they destroyed! Poland’s Black/Death Metal conquerors Behemoth, invaded Tampa’s The Orpheum as headliners of the 2012 Decibel Magazine Tour. From opener “Ov Fire and the Void” to closer “Lucifer” they simply dominated the night and the audience didn’t have any other choice than surrender to the larger-than-life personality of guitarist and vocalist Nergal. Definitively one of the best live shows of the year so far. A night to remember for the ages to come.