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Opeth & Enslaved @ The Grand Ballroom (5/26/2009)

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Artist: Opeth
Venue: The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center (New York, NY)
Opener: Enslaved
Date: 5/26/2009
Label: Roadrunner Records

Having just seen the mighty Opeth back in September of 2008 I admit to being a little bit surprised to find them returning to our fair city so soon but with the amount of material that they have under their belt this is always a welcome visit when it comes down to it. They have been touring relentlessly for their latest album “Watershed”, and the positive reception that the album has received finds them snaring new fans with each and every stop that they make. What made this show very special times two would be the fact that supporting Opeth on their continued aural assault would be the mighty Enslaved. Tonight’s show would take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center and many of you readers might know the spot I am talking about based on its first floor venue The Hammerstein Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom is located a full seven floors above that space and we will get a little more into the logistical nightmare that it adds to the enjoyment of a Metal show a little later on in the commentary but first I wanted to heap some praise on the band Enslaved.
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Opeth @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (9/18/2008)

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Artist: Opeth
Venue: Nokia Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: High On Fire, Nachtmystium
Date: 9/18/2008
Label: Roadrunner Records

It’s clear that Opeth has been a very busy band since their signing onto Roadrunner Records artist roster and with the release of their latest album “Watershed” a few months ago have not slowed down one bit. 2008 found them very productive and joining forces with Dream Theater on the bands first ever “Progressive Nation” tour that also brought the likes of The band Three and Between The Buried and Me to the fans of that which was heavy but very, very Progressive as well. Having missed out on the “Progressive Nation” tour I was happy to learn of their appearance at the Nokia Theater as this gig would offer the fans a longer set, and present some other purveyors of crushing Metal that would surely be interesting. The evening was kicked off by Nachtmystium and High On Fire, and should you have missed the concert here are some of the finer details about it.
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