Palehørse, AvAciA & After Avalon live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Fin)

Second appointment of the month with Meara Klubi, this time on the stage we saw  After Avalon alternative metal from Pori, AvAciA a trio from Turku that plays Finnish-language metal rock with an unfailing and strong attitude, and Palehørse a cobination of progressive metal, desert rock, inventive hooks and harmonious melodies. Here some photos taken by Cristina Gregori.

Eluveitie – Joliet, IL 03/11/2023 at The Forge

Eluveitie returned to the greater Chicagoland area playing The Forge in Joliet, IL. Although I consider myself a big fan of Eluveitie I missed their last few visits to Chicagoland due to prior engagements. Because of this, this was my first time seeing the band with their new lineup. I didn’t know what to expect, but I very much enjoyed their performance. Although Lead Vocalist Chriegel Glanzmann’s was absent due to a family emergency the band opted to perform, and perform they did. Fabienne Erni lead the band with powerful vocals that stole the show and delivered one hell of a performance for her own birthday show. She was assisted on vocals by the very talented Adrienne Cowan from Seven Spires and Jukka Pelkonen from Omnium Gatherum who equally split up the parts by taking turns on stage from song to song and then coming together and both singing on the band’s final song of the evening, “Inis Mona” Not to focus only the vocals though as the whole band performed amazingly and gave the packed venue a phenomenal experience that many will not forget anytime soon.

Black Anvil – Milwaukee, WI 11/12/2022

I admit that I wasn’t too familiar with Black Anvil before this show. However, I was quite impressed by their performance. If you are a fan of Black Metal then they are definitely worth checking out.

Immolation – Milwaukee, WI 11/12/2022

Immolation has come a long way since the days of Rigor Mortis and have set themselves in stone as a phenomenal American death metal band. The band put on a killer show (as always) and had the fans roaring along. Looking forward to many more Immolation shows in the future.

Cannibal Corpse – Milwaukee, WI 11/12/2022

Cannibal Corpse has become what one could call a staple in Death Metal. They put on a great show in Milwaukee with their shredding guitars, pounding drums and the steady wind storm that comes from Corpsegrinder’s windmills. The only downside with this show is that during both Cannibal Corpse and Dark Funeral’s sets, either it was planned, or the venue forgot to turn on the stage lights. This occurred during all of Dark Funeral with basically a slight red glow throughout their set and didn’t seem to get corrected until the third song of Cannibal Corpse. Either way though, another killer performance by Cannibal Corpse.

Kreator – Gary, IN 11/03/2022

The Kreator has returned to Gary, IN and put on another great show. Songs included a selection from their newest album Hate Über Alles all the way through 1986’s Pleasure to Kill.

Maybe it was Kreator or maybe it was because it was in Gary, IN, but as a regular in Chicago’s metal scene, I have never seen such a crazy crowd. All in all, there was one fist fight, one guy dragged out in hand cuffs by Gary Police and a third that was tazed by Gary Police just during Kreator’s set.

Set List
The Patriarch
Violent Revolution
Hate Über Alles
Satan Is Real
Awakening of the Gods
Enemy of God
Mars Mantra
Phantom Antichrist
Strongest of the Strong
Flag of Hate
Pleasure to Kill