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Kreator @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (3/6/2010)

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Artist: Kreator
Venue: Nokia Theatre Times Square (New York, NY)
Opener: Voivod, Nachtmystium, Evile, Lazarus A.D.
Date: 3/6/2010
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

And thus we began what I had been referring to as “March Metal Madness” in the weeks that actually led up to its arrival as Kreator returned to the USA for the second leg of their “Hordes Of Chaos” tour and also to celebrate the bands 25th anniversary. I’ve been lucky enough to see Kreator at what appeared to be every one of their NYC stops over the last few years and while I didn’t follow them “back in the day”, I had to say that I became one of those quick studies who greatly enjoyed the Metal devastation that they unleash. The show this evening at Nokia Theatre Times Square was going to be both a long and an early one with four opening acts leading us into the Kreator set and as result the doors opened at 5pm and the show commenced at 6pm. Joining Kreator for this go round would be Lazarus A.D., Evile, Nachtmystium and the one and only Voivod. Lazarus A.D. would be the first band up tonight but an emergency technical faux pas found me needing to miss them in order to address it. I did manage to catch the end of their second to last song and final number and found them to be a really solid group and definitely one of those bands that I will make note about seeing the next time around. Evile was coming up almost immediately and that was to be expected if tonight was going to run on time.
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Marduk @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (12/16/2009)

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Artist: Marduk
Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Merrimack, Mantic Ritual, Black Anvil, Nachtmystium
Date: 12/16/2009
Label: Regain Records

After the rather intense happenings of last week I was almost thankful that there was a few days breather for me after the chaos experienced at the GWAR show. That was probably the wildest and most dangerous room I had walked into for a show in a long, long time (and remember that I was saying this after only seeing Municipal Waste a couple of days prior). Now with my composure regained and the fright of a moving barricade gone from my mind for the most part I was at the ready to welcome back the one and only Marduk who were back as they had promised us a number of months ago when they did those three East Coast shows. Their return was for a full length tour called the “US Plague Tour” and it found Nachtmystium, Merrimack, Mantic Ritual and Black Anvil setting up the night for them across the hapless cities of America. Like many shows in NYC tonight’s gig would have a local opened but we missed Dimention entirely and arrived just in time to see Black Anvil take the stage. Here is how the night progressed for any foolish enough to have missed it.
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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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