Artist: Despised Icon
Venue: Blender Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis, Plasmarifle, Carnifex & An Autopsy
Label: Century Media Records
As far as February was concerned this was clearly a monster Metal fest even though it was bearing no official festival title but had a tour labeled as “The Montreal Assault Tour”. Headlined by Despised Icon, the show that found mostly Canadian talent also delivered the likes of Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Neuraxis, and Plasmarifle on the bill. Talk about an exciting Wednesday for the residents of the Big Apple Metal Community. The really affordable show would also give us a local opener called An Autopsy, but I would miss their set and arrive with my associates just before the guys in The Plasmarifle were set to perform. The night outside was rather chilly given the time of year, but inside would be hot based on the amount of music being dished out. The Metal year 2009 had started off strong in terms of shows it would seem as only days ago we had a thundering appearance by Meshuggah and ten days prior to this evening was a massive bill that offered up Soilwork, Darkane and many more. Having been present at those shows it was amusing to me to find myself hitting the third venue in less than two weeks as visits to the Highline Ballroom and Fillmore NY would soon lead me to the Blender Theater for this evenings happenings. Here is how the event went down for those who didn’t make the show.
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