Finally after multiple cancellations, Inferno is finally happening and we had to be there. For one reason or another (mostly work), we have never been able to attend this festival and were pretty psyched when everything fell into place and we would fly over to Oslo for one weekend of Metal and friends from around the world.
With European bands coming back to the USA after most COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted here, and not in their homes, we get crazy awesome bands dropping by Atlanta. With some weeks having 2 to 3 shows to cover (thought life!), we made our way to The Masquerade and their largest venue for an evening of high-octane Power/Symphonic Metal with a very stacked tour package.
It has been more than two years since we had attended a show at home, in Atlanta, Georgia, so we were quite excited to have The Ocean and Leprous mark this momentous occasion. As one of Atlanta's smaller venues, Terminal West is a cozy place for intimate shows, and the perfect stage for The Ocean’s wall of sound and Leprous crafty and emotional performances.
Finally! The season of North American tours is getting into gear and we are lucky to have Sweden’s Cult of Luna stop by The Masquerade to give one of their high intensity shows. We are big fans of the band and have seen them on big stages in Europe, so it is great to see them on a ‘small stage’. Paired with Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut, the lineup is quite solid for a good evening of music.
Halloween might have passed, but every King Diamond live show we have attended in the past feels a bit like Halloween. With plenty of people dressed up for the occasion, the King dropped by Atlanta a couple of days ago with his new tour promoting his up-coming release “The Institute”. With huge expectations for this release, we made our way downtown for the show on a Monday night.
When it rains it pours, the best way to describe wet weather in Atlanta and also the ‘season of shows’ as we had 10+ shows in the span of 3 weeks. While most shows are in downtown Atlanta, there are some shows that make it over to the posh area of Buckhead at the super nice venue Buckhead Theater. Lucky for us, Obituary, Abbath, Midnight and Devil Master chose these nice diggs for the end of their tour show. Sadly we missed the first band thanks to crappy traffic, but we will catch them soon at Levitation in Austin, Texas.