Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker, Warbringer
Label: Candlelight Records
Whew! What an interesting week this had been so far and we were only at Tuesday if you can believe it. For me it started last week with the “Hard Drive Live” tour that put All That Remains and Lacuna Coil together, and then I let my weekend slide me into the Metal with a rock solid dose of Kittie, Soil, Arkaea and Straight Line Stitch. Given this was a Sunday show, I had to say that it was an interesting way to kick off ones week and that was one hell of a show even if the roster of the bands was a little strange to me. That would prove to be a proper warm up for the NYC return of Floridian Death Metal masters Obituary who were back once again and bringing a solid support structure for their manner of devastation. I last caught Obituary over at B.B. King’s at around the same time of last year, but tonight’s gig would find me at The Gramercy Theatre – a space where more of the Metal shows of this kind seem to be happening of late. This gig made a lot more sense when reviewed on paper and then brought to life as it would be started off by Warbringer and Berzerker and then the main talent would come via Krisiun, Goatwhore and the main act. Such a healthy roster meant this show would start earlier and on time and we just made it inside the venue when Warbringer was hitting their first notes. Here are some thoughts about the evening in the event that you missed it.
Continue reading Obituary @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (9/29/2009)