Show Review: Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, Necronomicon, Secrets She Kept at The Orpheum (No Marduk)

Another day, another killer black metal tour. In support of their latest release, Frontschwein, Marduk is in the US with support from Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, and Necronomicon. I was lucky enough to be able to catch this tour on the second date in Tampa, Florida at The Orpheum. However, a few days before the show, Marduk fans read that they would be unable to make the first few days of the tour due to VISA complications. With the headliner unable to appear, was the show still worth going to? Continue reading

Show Review: Taake, Wolvhammer, Promethean Horde at The Orpheum

Its always a treat when a foreign band comes through America. After nearly two decades of superb black metal, Taake had finally came to The United States for the first time about a year ago. After an issue arose with Taake’s visas and the tour was postponed, fans eagerly awaited for their return. Fast forward to present day with one other US tour under their belt, Taake was back in not only the US, but Florida as well! This time around, Taake’s support came from Wolvhammer and Young and in the Way (only on select dates and I unfortunately did not get to see them). I was able to attend the second date of the tour in Tampa, Florida at The Orpheum. How was it to be a part of history by experiencing Taake’s first tour to hit Florida?

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Show Review: Metal Alliance Tour 2016 at The Orpheum

The Metal Alliance Tour is a fan favorite tour that comes around once a year with a bill that’s always packed with great acts. In recent years we’ve seen the bill to be a good mix of metal subgenres, a good chunk of black/blackened metal, a very thrash-oriented lineup and more. This year we seem to have a very death metal related lineup with modern death metal legends Dying Fetus headlining. Support came from The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, and Systemhouse33. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Tampa, Florida date of The Metal Alliance Tour 2016 at The Orpheum. How did 2016’s show hold up to the history of The Metal Alliance Tour?

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