Orianthi Shreds Faces at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room

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For the last few years, Orianthi has been on two world tours with legendary hard rocker, Alice Cooper.  Instead of playing sold-out arenas across the globe, Orianthi showcased some of her unique solo material to Webster Hall’s Marlin Room for a special show. 

Openers included local acts Call Security and Brand of Julez.  Call Security had an excellent stage presence – capturing the attention of a crowd of heavy metal fans to a more Mumford and Sons pop-type sound.  Brand of Julez was much more accustomed to this type of crowd, playing nothing but pure, head banging hard rock for their set’s entirety.

When Orianthi took the stage, Alice Cooper band members Chuck Garric and Glen Sobel accompanied her.  Instead of her typical “Gore-ianthi” stage get-up, she was donned in a feather fedora and an embroidered tunic as she came out screaming for her title track “Heaven in this Hell”.   With a smaller band behind her, it became clear that her new music showcased her impeccable guitar playing as opposed to the Glam Nation tour when she was promoting her first album, Believe – which had a more mainstream pop direction and a full band behind her.   However, that didn’t stop her from playing some of her best rock n’ roll tracks from that album – “Think Like a Man”, “What’s It Gonna Be” and “Bad News”.

 The rock n roll didn’t stop for the whole night, especially when she went into “A Song for Steve” –  a mind-blowing instrumental she wrote for virtuoso Steve Vai when she was sixteen years old.   She closed with “Sex-e Bizzare”, and had a surprise in store for her encore.

When she graced the stage once again, she performed her breakthrough single, “According to You”.  Though it is her most well-known song, nothing got the crowd moving like her surprise guest.  To close out the night, the King of Shock-Rock himself, Alice Cooper joined his band mates onstage for a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”.  The room erupted, and front row fans bowed against the stage screaming “We’re not worthy!” a-la “Wayne’s World”.

Following the show, Orianthi met with fans and signed copies of her new album, Heaven in this Hell – out now on Robo Records.

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Marianas Trench “Face The Music” in New York City

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It’s been a crazy journey for Marianas Trench over the last two years.  After releasing their third album, Ever After, they broke into the US market after a sold-out tour with Canadian pop-punkers, Simple Plan.  Shortly following the tour, the album went gold.  Trench continued to tour the US, playing small clubs and outdoor festivals, but had much more success in their native Canada, where they completed two sold-out arena tours.  As the Ever After album cycle comes to a close, Marianas Trench embarked on The Noise Tour Powered by Journey’s Shoes which made it’s way to a sold-out Irving Plaza on Thursday night.

It had been over a year since we last saw Marianas Trench in the Big Apple.  On April 24th, 2012, the band had taken over Santos Party House for the kickoff of their first stateside headlining tour.  However, the show was cut short due to illness.

Despite the imminent threat of severe storms, that didn’t stop die-hard fans from camping outside the venue for hours on end.  Some started queuing at 11 A.M., which has become a regular ritual for Trenchers.  As the line started to stretch around the block, the doors opened and the show began.

Opening acts included DJ Protector, Ghost Town, and Air Dubai.  While Ghost Town had a large fan base within the crowd, their performance seemed much more suited for Warped Tour with their elements of “screamo”, electronic and pop-punk.  Air Dubai were very interesting to watch with their very danceable “hip-pop” style music – comparable to the Bruno Mars/B.o.B “Nothing on You” collab.

 Marianas Trench took the stage with their epic title track, “Ever After”, followed by Masterpiece Theatre and Fix Me hits, “All to Myself” and “Shake Tramp”, respectively.  Genuine smiles filled with surprise could be seen on each band member’s face as the crowd belted out the chorus to the latter, which was their first breakthrough hit.

The show setup was the band’s way of bringing their large-scale arena tour into a small, 1000 persons capacity club in New York City.  Interlude videos played in the background to bring the vision of the fairytale concept of Ever After to life and to tie the different elements of the show together.

One of the most unique characteristics of this band is their exceptional knowledge of the technical side of music, as displayed by their use of harmonies and lack of use of back tracks.  For their performance of “Truth Or Dare”, they showed off their virtuosity by singer Josh Ramsay taking over the drum kit as drummer Ian Casselman took center stage with quad-drums in tow.

The band kept the show pretty fast-paced, getting fans on their feet and dancing with songs such as the swingin’ track, “Stutter” and the very energetic “Cross My Heart”.  Ramsay jumped into the crowd for the hit single “Haven’t Had Enough” and the crowd began to push forward in an attempt to get a closer glimpse of the frontman.

Some of the bone-chilling ballads performed included Beside You, a song that serves as a beacon of hope for many fans.  As Ramsay belted out the lyrics to “Porcelain”, he touched his heart when he saw a flurry of pink paper hearts being held by the crowd.

One of the most intimate and touching moments of the night was the encore, where Ramsay broke out his acoustic guitar for a special performance of  “Lover Dearest”, a love letter he wrote to heroin while he was in rehab when he was seventeen.  The entire band then joined him onstage for their dynamic closing song, “No Place Like Home”.

Before the night ended, Josh had announced the band had recently signed with Cherrytree Records, and that they’ll be back in the States much more regularly. Judging by the momentum Marianas Trench has made in such a short amount of time, with the new representation behind them, the only way they’re going is to the top.

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HardDrive Live 5 Leaves New York City Headbanging


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For the last couple of weeks, our concert schedule had been completely flatlining, with no signs of coming back to life any time soon.  However, when HardDriveLive 5 made it’s way to New York City, it was as if everything had suddenly kickstarted.  It was a high energy show from start to finish, with some exciting and refreshing performances from some familiar and some fresh-faced bands.

The first band to take the stage was Stars in Stereo.  The group is relatively unknown and is seemingly just starting to break into the hard rock scene.  They started their set as fans were still piling in, but they definitely caught some attention.  While their music was unfamiliar to most (their debut self-titled album dropped on April 9th), their energy had expelled into the crowd, getting people to clap and headbang along to the beat of the music.  An electrifying cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” had left the crowd in amazement. All in all, Stars In Stereo is definitely a band to keep an eye one, because this band has the potential to be huge.  Singer Bec Hollcraft may just be the next female hard rock superstar.

Next up on the lineup was Young Guns.  The British quintet had just recently broken into the American hard rock scene as their latest single “Bones” has received a significant amount of airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and expanding to commercial rock radio.   While they were very active on stage, they did not seem to have as much of a grip on the crowd. While each song had a different sound to it, it was very confusing and difficult to find a common element to their sound to unify the entire set.

A lot had changed for Halestorm since we last saw them on their solo tour.  This past February, they made music history by becoming the first female-fronted band to win a Grammy in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category. With this quantum leap in their career, one would think that they would possibly lose the genuine emotion that they put into their music and live performances.  However, it seems as if every time you see Halestorm, their live show just gets better and better. They kept to a heavier setlist – including hits like “Freak Like Me”, “Love Bites (So Do I)” and “I Miss The Misery”.  The setlist was shorter as compared to others on this tour, because the band had a special surprise in store for the fans.  The only time they had slowed their set was for the heartwarming ballad, “Break In”, and all of a sudden, screams erupted throughout the crowd.  For the first time since the Carnival of Madness tour, Evanescence songstress Amy Lee joined Lzzy Hale on stage for a duet.  It would be a very tough act to follow for Bullet for My Valentine.

As the lights in the venue began to dim, Queen’s “We Will Rock You” began to blast through the speakers.  The crowd already had begun to sway and shove as fans tried to push their way toward the front.  Bullet stormed the stage, opening with “Breaking Point” and the band instantly had crowd in their control.  With songs like “Your Betrayal , “Riot”, “Temper Temper” and “Scream Aim Fire”, they kept the head banging and moshing going all until the very end.

It’s bands like these that are keeping the spirit of hard rock and heavy metal alive, and HardDrive Radio did an excellent job of bringing the experience to the fans.

You can catch the rest of the HardDrive Live 5 tour throughout the month of May.   Following this tour, Halestorm will be touring with artists Adrenaline Mob throughout South America and Alterbridge in Europe.  Please visit http://www.halestormrocks.com for more details.

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Escape the Fate Hit Hard Truths with “Ungrateful”

Escape the Fate have had a tumultuous career starting with the controversial departure of now Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke.  When replacement singer Craig Mabbitt was announced, fan wars erupted.  The band made great haste into making their sophomore album, This War Is Ours, resulting in a hard rock album with softer undertones.  The band made their major label debut under Interscope Records, releasing a self-titled album oozing with maturity and success.  Songs like “Issues” and “Gorgeous Nightmare” advanced the band from “underground Warped Tour artists” to mainstream rock radio hits.  Behind the scenes, however, tensions between band members rose, causing the departure of bassist Max Green and the adding of members TJ Bell and Michael Money.  And that’s only the condensed version!

Since Green’s departure, fans have been eager to hear what would come next for the band.  Some even began to worry that this would be the end of group with so much potential. ETF has alleviated those worries by releasing their latest single, “Ungrateful”.

The song itself is a 50/50 track for me.  The song has much more raspy screaming than anticipated – to the point it’s almost incoherent.  While it does express the deep emotions felt with violence and bullying, without being able to completely hear the lyrics, the message may not sink in as deep as it should.  On the other hand, Mabbitt brings out much more mature, clean vocals in the song’s hook – which is sure to stick in your head after one listen.  With the additional guitarist, the instrumentals sound much more mature, bring much-needed wholeness to their sound.

The video itself will pull at any viewer’s heartstrings.  The band has added to the long list of musicians and celebrities that have tackled the issue of bullying and violence through their craft.  Not only does it show the victim’s fear and anxiousness while attending school (think Rise Against’s “September’s Children”), it accurately portrays what may be the other side of the story – domestic violence in the bully’s home and the ever-continuing chain of pain.  It ends with a powerful message that needs to be made much more public – “Violence is a vicious cycle that has ended many lives,” Images of some of the most-publicized suicides and deaths caused by bullying then pass by in remembrance, “End the cycle now.”

It is a video that truly everyone in the American public should see.  However, due to the nature of the song, it may lack mainstream appeal.  Only time will tell if this is an accurate indicator of Escape the Fate’s new music.

Escape the Fate will be touring with Papa Roach this spring – with many more dates to be added.  Escape The Fate’s fourth album, “Ungrateful” will be released on May 14th under Eleven Seven Records.

If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, bullying, domestic violence, or other mental health issues, seek help.  Don’t suffer in silence.  You are never alone.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 || IM-alive  || National Domestic Abuse Hotline

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Fall Out Boy Announce Reunion, Tour, and New Music!


As many of you may have heard, earlier today, Fall Out Boy are coming back strong after a

three year hiatus.  Part of this announcement included the release of their first new single (featuring their ever-so-popular novel length titles) as a reunited band, entitled “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”, which reached #5 on the iTunes charts within just a few hours of it’s release.  The song will be featured on the band’s new album, Save Rock N’ Roll, which is due out on May 6th and 7th worldwide. 

To announce the end of their hiatus, the band posted this message on their official website:

when we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. its why we started fall out boy in the first place. this isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. we needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us.

the future of fall out boy starts now.

save rock and roll…


 With this announcement, social networks blew up with excitement from Fall Out Boy fans, many of which were militant about their comeback.  They never stopped believing in the band, and as Fall Out Boy made clear with what would have been their last tour – Believers Never Die.

You can check out Fall Out Boy’s tour dates here – be sure to catch them when they hit up your area!  It’s a show you surely won’t want to miss. Their new single can now be purchased on iTunes.  

Save Rock N’ Roll will be released on May 6th and 7th, 2013 through Decaydance Reords. 

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Halestorm Bring Their “Hale-iday” Rock Shows to Philadelphia and Montclair.

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As the egg-nog hangovers started to wear off and the temperatures began to drop, fans young and old lined up outside Philadelphia’s most historic venue, The Electric Factory, to catch “An Evening With Halestorm”. The show was uniquely set up in that the band was playing on their Jekyll and “Mz. Hyde” theme by doing both  acoustic and “electric” sets.

The venue continued to fill up as Lzzy Hale, took the stage at the piano, singing “Rose In December” – a ballad she wrote when she was just thirteen years old.  The rest of the band joined her on stage for “Private Parts” – a bonus track featuring James Michael of Sixx: A.M.  from their latest album The Strange Case of… Halestorm.  For the live version of the song, the male band members – Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, and Josh Smith harmonized Michael’s parts.  The acoustic set in Philly was also a night a firsts, as it was the first time the band has ever played “Beautiful With You”,  “In Your Room” and “Hate It When You See Me Cry”.  The acoustic set was a time for reminiscing for the band, as Lzzy and Joe recalled the many shows they had seen at the venue together growing up. Covers during this part of the set included “Gold Dust Woman” by Fleetwood Mac and the Heart hit, “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”.  The latter was for “the people who remember what a VHS tape is”, Lzzy joked.  Josh and Arejay eventually left the stage, leaving Joe and Lzzy to cover AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”.  Closing with the post-Carnival of Madness fan-favorite, “Break In”, the band left the stage to prepare for their second act.

A short time later, the band took the stage once again donned in black-on-black from head to toe as Lzzy belted out the lyrics to “Mz. Hyde”.  Once all of the ballads were out of the way, the band put on a high energy performance from start to finish – although throughout most of it, the majority of the crowd was still. Moments such as Lzzy riling up her “Daughters of Darkness”, their cover of Judas Priest’s “Dissident Aggressor”, and Arejay’s pre-encore drum solo were the few times the crowd looked alive. Despite the frigid weather conditions, fans still lined up by the venue’s backdoor for a photo opportunity and to express their admiration and well wishes for the new year – which the band happily attended to.

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On Saturday, a looming snowstorm struck fear into many that the concert at the Wellmont Theatre would be cancelled. As the old saying goes – the show must go on.  The sidewalks packed with ice didn’t stop fans from lining up hours before doors. The venue filled up just as much as the Electric Factory, only with a less diverse crowd. Instead of an audience of mixed ages, the Montclair crowd was filled with what seemed to be- intoxicated Sons of Anarchy look-a-likes.

“I guess you have to be careful what you name your band,” Lzzy joked as she took the stage, referring to the inclement weather.  The band still played on their “Jekyll and Mz. Hyde” theme, only switching up the order of the songs in the sets. Typical crowd heckling included burly men shouting “I love you, Lzzy!”, “Slayer!” and “Free Bird!” – prompting humorous anecdotes from the band.  Arejay and Josh left Lzzy and Joe alone on the stage, allowing them to perform once again in a throwback jam-session style, accentuating their onstage chemistry.

The band took the stage once more, opening with a drum solo by Arejay, followed by their Grammy-nominated hit “Love Bites (So Do I)” and delivered an energy-filled set, getting fans off their feet with fists and horns in the air. Much of the set was the same, but the crowd’s roar was much louder and involved from start to finish.

Halestorm put on a flawless performance from start to finish, from Lzzy’s vocals – reminiscent of Pat Benetar and Heart’s Ann Wilson, Arejay’s on-stage charisma that perfectly emulates Animal from “The Muppets”,  Josh Smith’s flawless bass-playing and Joe Hottinger’s infectious allure.  Their touring schedule for 2013 is currently unknown, but we assure you – it’s a show you cannot afford to miss!


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Every Avenue Chase the Night at Their Final New York City Show

On July 1st, 2009, Every Avenue brought their first official headlining show to New York City.  Three years later, they announced their “Last Call” tour – their swan song before heading into a hiatus to break off and start other projects.  On December 13th, 2012, fans of the band filled the Gramercy Theatre  anxiously waiting to catch what would be the band’s final performance in the city. Some even crowded  the venue’s basement looking to say “goodbye” to the band they have supported unconditionally for the last six years.  Among the fans was Mike Gunzelman, also known as the host of idobi radio’s “The Gunz Show”. Before the show started,  he took the time to tweet, “Upset I’m seeing Every Avenue for their last show. Not ballin’!”

As the final opening act, Set It Off closed their set, the reality began to set in.  Throughout the crowd, exasperated remarks such as “I’m not ready for this,” and “I’m gonna cry!” were exclaimed.  In what felt like no time, Every Avenue took the stage, opening with “Days Of The Old” (off of their “Shh. Just Go With It!) album.  With every song played, the memories of their prior concerts came flooding back.  They covered every album, with songs like “Tie Me Down”, “Someday, Somehow”, and “There Tonight” their most recent album, “Bad Habits” .

Song after song, the roar of the crowd grew louder and louder as they sang their favorite lyrics for the last time, probably the loudest we’ve ever heard at one of their shows. The band clearly fed off of their energy as their normally charismatic personalities augmented throughout the night.  The band even took a moment to thank the fans and look back on some of their earliest memories as a group. “Our first show in New York City, we played in a bar to no audience!” singer David Strauchman joked then was interjected by Guitarist Josh Withenshaw,”Even the sound guy left!” Dave continued, “We’ve been able to do some incredible things over the years thanks to you guys, and I don’t think [the fans] get enough credit for that, so thank you very much.”

Before beginning their song “Chasing The Night”, the band was joined by original guitarist and filmmaker Jason Letkiewicz. “This guy probably makes more money than all of us combined!” Dave joked before hugging him. The songs were all uptempo, and the band never missed a note or skipped a beat. The fan’s heartbreak became real once they prepared to close their set appropriately with their Picture Perfect track, “Saying Goodbye”.

It was almost immediate that the fans began their “One more song!” chant, and a few moments later, Dave took the stage with his acoustic guitar, playing the band’s most well-known and heart wrenching ballads, “The Only Place I Call Home” and “Between You and I”, making it through a hoarse voice.  It was then some of the most devoted fans broke out into tears, the end had finally become completely real. However, the band refused to end on a sad note.  Closing with their most popular singles, “Where Were You?” and “Tell Me I’m A Wreck”, the crowd felt the true spirit of a live show – lifting each other off of the floor and singing at the top of their lungs.

Every Avenue’s “Last Call Tour” continues now until December 22nd, where it will conclude in the band’s hometown of Port Huron, Michigan.  While we are deeply saddened (and nostalgic) for the end of this era, several of the band members have started new projects such as Jimmie Deeghan’s solo career and  Josh Randall’s country duo RebelNRose as well as his clothing line “A Cut Above the Rest“. Please support them and their future projects – we know we will!

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Help Staten Island and Victims of Hurricane Sandy

It’s been quite a while since I last updated. Between a new school year, college applications and a superstorm, it’s been hard to juggle everything – including many of the great new music releases out there. However, I would like to take this time to write about something much more serious.

I’ve lived in the Mid-Atlantic region my entire life. Myself, as well as many others, always found comfort in the fact that not many natural disasters tend to occur often here.  With Hurricane Irene last year, my town was declared a disaster zone. So when the news stations began urging people in my area to evacuate and hunker down with the then-approaching Hurricane Sandy, we knew this was going to be the storm of the century.

The area I currently live in was fortunate to ascend from the storm nearly unscathed. We lost power for about a week and had many down trees and power lines. When the lights came back on, I was scarred by the images of my hometown of Staten Island, New York on the news.

Many places I had gone to as a child were completely destroyed. Boats scattered the streets nearby the marina, even landing on top of cars. Bungalows that lined Midland Beach were swooped off of their foundations. The insides of homes lined the streets.  Over 200 people have died – they’re even using two middle schools as makeshift morgues as the body count continues to rise.

When I visited the Island to help with the relief effort, I was surprised by the extreme lack of federal aid as well as the overwhelming amounts of citizen volunteers. While you may turn on the news and find equally disturbing images of the Jersey Shore and Breezy Point, Staten Island is unfortunately living up to it’s nickname, “The Forgotten Borough”. I grabbed my camera and took photos of the devastation I saw and put it to the powerful, heart-wrenching Sixx: A.M. track, “Oh My God”. Please watch the video above and spread it around.  It’s time that we give East Coast communities the attention and aid the deserve.

To donate to the Red Cross, visit http://www.redcross.org or text 90999 with the message “REDCROSS”.

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Halestorm: “We’re all big one, messed up circus!”

They were a part of our Heavy Metal Roadtrip. They’ve toured with bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Shinedown, and even Heaven & Hell. They just wrapped up The Carnival of Madness tour with Evanescence and Chevelle, but before the madness came to an end, I was lucky enough to sit down with Arejay Hale and Josh Smith of Halestorm at the second to last stop here in New Jersey to discuss the tour, their music, and the band’s future. Following the interview, the boys and the band got some great news – their  latest release – “The Strange Case of… Halestorm” had sold 100,000 copies – and they’re not slowing down from there. Check it out below the cut.

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Carnival of Madness Brings the Insanity to New Jersey

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Wednesday night, rock n’ roll fans of all ages came out for the third annual “Carnival of Madness” tour at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Just before doors opened, the parking lot was filled with tailgaters, as the line to enter the venue grew more and more and the seats soon began to fill in the amphitheater. While the show’s opener, New Medicine, took the stage, I was backstage, interviewing Halestorm’s Arejay Hale and Josh Smith. The tour, being sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, offered fans a unique opportunity to meet some of their favorite artists, including Evanescence and Chevelle.

Following New Medicine’s set was Cavo, a post grunge band from St. Louis. Their latest album, “Thick as Thieves” was released earlier this year. While their music was mostly unfamiliar to the crowd, their set was enjoyable. Closing with their radio single, “Champagne”, the group left the stage and the anticipation in the crowd built as they awaited Halestorm’s performance.

Other than being one of the last shows of this tour, this show was a big accomplishment for Halestorm in another sense. Before they went on, they had found out that their latest album, “The Strange Case of… Halestorm” had sold 100,000 copies. Halestorm took the stage with their ever-so energetic drummer, Arejay, running across the stage donning a skeleton bandana, throwing picks to the crowd as the rest of the band joined him in their Billboard #1 Active Rock song, “Love Bites (So Do I)”, heading right into “Mz. Hyde”. Lzzy Hale’s voice is a powerhouse, which especially got the crowd moving during their anthem for the abnormal – “Freak Like Me”. As Arejay, Joe and Josh left the stage, Lzzy took her place by the piano for the ballad, “Break In”. The crowd roared with excited screams and applause as Lzzy was joined by tour-mate Amy Lee of Evanescence for a truly breathtaking duet.

Anybody who loves music with all of their heart would be the first to tell you that a concert is one of the places where you can truly feel alive – just letting loose and leaving all your problems at the turnstiles, a true escape for just a few hours. That’s what it felt like when Halestorm got into “Rock Show”, a song that will send chills through any music lover’s body. But they wouldn’t stop the rock there, going into “You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing”, the band created a spectacle with Lzzy and Joe dueling guitars. They then closed their set with their power-ballad “Here’s To Us”. Earlier this year, the song was featured on Glee, and as such it may be the band’s most well-known song. Lzzy held up her drink as her brother got the crowd’s arms swaying back and forth as the song began. Lzzy and the band gave 110% in their performance, from their crowd interactions (handing out picks and drinks to front row fans), to their spot-on playing, just like the record.

Chevelle were the next to hit the stage. With a huge stage setup – which included a giant bull, several rugs, a theater-style backdrop, and strobe lighting, the crowd expected an excellent performance from them. While fans of the band immensely enjoyed the performance, several parts of the crowd left the amphitheater during their set because, although their set-up was incredible, their performance was subpar – complete with a lackluster stage presence that left some having trouble paying attention.

The moment we were all waiting for was Evanescence’s headlining set. Opening with the flashing lights and drum solo by drummer Will Hunt, as Amy Lee took the stage and enchanted the audience with some of the group’s heavier songs, such as “What You Want”, “Going Under” and “The Other Side”. It didn’t take them long to get to the classic, piano based songs that Evanescence is known for, as Amy Lee took her seat. Not only is her live voice perfectly dead-on, she is a pro at tickling the ivories. She spoke to the crowd playfully and childlike and, like the bands that performed before her, thanked the crowd, “You all know too well without you guys, we wouldn’t be up her playing, so thank you so much.”

When they performed their Top 40 radio hits, “Call Me When Your Sober” and “Bring Me to Life”, the crowd erupted, singing along to every line, most even belting out the lyrics mimicking Amy’s style.

The band then left the stage, and came back dedicating their next song, “Disappear” to the audience. They closed the show with the somber, bone-chilling ballad, “My Immortal”, which was so beautifully overwhelming; it left some audience members in tears.

The Carnival of Madness came to a close yesterday at the Mohegan Sun Arena, but it was surely the show of the summer for rock n’ roll.

Our interview with Halestorm can be viewed here.

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