F E A T U R E

New Road Report: Vreid, Kampfar, Necronomicon in Chicago
9/29/2011 3:52:11 PM by Frank




In Chicago, Autumn is coming. The once-broiling nights are now edging into chill; the microbrews are closing out their Hefeweizens and Kölschs; and the urban fashionistas will soon trade in sporty leggings for six months of sweaters. For some, this is a dour time indeed, heralding the onset of winter and its hellish winds and ice. But for metalheads the fall is a blessing, as it is the finest of all seasons for Europeans to come calling on their Stateside fans. 2011 is set to be a triumph, with such groups as Opeth, Katatonia, Enslaved, and Alcest coming through—and those just comprising two shows.

This year, the Autumnal rites began in the final week of August, with kickoff honors going to Vreid and Kampfar, two Norwegian artists that have amassed considerable respect over the past decade among metal fans in the know, if not exactly Billboard-charting sales. Scheduled for Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago's new metal headquarters, this show was going to be intimate from the start. Perhaps a little too intimate, as it turned out, but in any case a worthy and distinctive harbinger of the fall concert season...

Link: Full Road Report



<< back >>






RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
· Cathedral· HammerFall
· Into Eternity· Lost Horizon
· Opeth· Children Of Bodom
· Carpathian Forest· Misery Index
· Rebellion· Regurgitate
· Kalibas· Dirty Power
· Godsmack· Iron Maiden
· Dark Moor· Angel Dust
· Late Nite Romeo· Alchemy X
· Hammerwhore· Pelican
· Goat Horn· Exawatt
· Supervillain· Shakra
· Godiva· Bloodbath
· Morbid Angel· Runemagick
· Kilfast· Rage
· Tad Morose· Windseeker
· Edguy· Slayer
· Brides of Destruction· Deivos
· Secret Sphere· Dew Scented
· Royal Anguish· I Hate Sally
· Riot· Ebony Ark
· Disarmonia Mundi· Metalium
· Gary Moore· Judas Priest
· Hatework· Joe Stump
· Devil In The Kitchen· Ungodly
· Lilitu· Killswitch Engage
· Images of Eden· Beaten Back To Pure
· Dark Age· Lullacry
· I.C.E.· Polterchrist
· Marshall Law· Jungle Rot
· Dark Ruin· Mine
· Seventh One· Karmakanic
· Legion· Of Infinity
· Scenteria· Ligeia
· Requiem Aeternam· Veni Domine
· Labyrinth· Hibria
· Yyrkoon· Soulscar
· Backyard Babies· Kaamos
· Axis Of Perdition· Magica
· Chastain· Holy Moses
· Thunderblast· Neil Turbin
· Callenish Circle· Ektomorf
· Unchained· Unshine
· Nuse· Ritual Killer
· The Father Panic Riot Orchestra· Killing Spree
· Impaled Nazarene· Sheavy
· The Scourger· Warchild
· Painmuseum· Octavia Sperati
· To The Bone· Loits
· Peccatum· Redemption
· Winterfell· Bolt Thrower
· Sun O)))· Paths Of Possession
· Ghost Machinery· Wolfmother
· Urizen· Zero Down
· Absu· Machina
· Craft· Witchery
· Katatonia· Tandjent
· Blackmore's Night· Intronaut
· 286· Wolves in the Throne Room
· Fields Of The Nephilim· The Berzerker
· Dissection· Boris
· Valhalla· The Smackdown
· Warrant (Amer)· Elvenking
· Bludgeon· Non-Human Level
· Before Silence· Fragments of Unbecoming
· Vengeance· She Said Destroy
· Sahg· From the Grave
· Mouth of the Architect· I
· Zero Hour· Belphegor
· Venom· Sathanas
· Deicide· Kotipelto
· Quest of Aidance· Gaza
· Blood Tsunami· Melechesh
· Stonegard· Necrophobic
· Zyklon· Cruachan
· Mendeed· Five Finger Death Punch
· Trenchfoot· Hearse
· Himsa· Hellveto
· Spheric Universe Experience· Mass Extinction
· Dantesco· I Shalt Become
· Bilocate· Demonic Symphony
· Godhead· Equilibrium
· Uriah Heep· The More I See
· UFOmammut· Nasty Idols
· Sister Sin