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

Mercyful Fate – Gary, IN 11/03/2022

Mercyful Fate returned for their first tour since 1999 and put on a full theatrical performance at the Hard Rock Live (Hard Rock Casino) in Gary, Indiana. The band delivered a killer set list with original vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann, as well as ’90s members drummer Bjarne T. Holm, guitarist Mike Wead and also recruited bassist Joey Vera from Armored Saint and Fates Warning.

Set List
01: The Oath
02: A Corpse Without Soul
03: The Jackal of Salzburg
04: Curse of the Pharoahs
05: Dangerous Meeting
06: Doomed by the Living
07: Melissa
08: Black Funeral
09: Evil
10: Come to the Sabbath
11: ENCORE: Satan’s Fall
12: To One Far Away (outro)

Rock In The City Pori (Fin) 19-20-21-/08/2022

Rock in the City had 7 festival locations this year; Kuopio, Vantaa, Kouvola, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kerava and Pori. Pori was the last location with 3 days of festival. Among the many performing in Pori were Uriah Heep, Battle Beast, Reckless Love, Turmion Kätilöt, Brother Firetribe, Ensiferum, Nestor, Stam1na, The 69 Eyes, Viikate, Blind Channel, Cyan Kicks and Kätfish. We were there and here are some photos takene by Cristina Gregori.