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Concert Report: Halloween Horror Nights 26
10/17/2016 5:01:36 PM by Frank Hill





You know Halloween is around the corner when Universal Studios starts closing their park at 5PM each day. The reason? It gets all of the normal people out of the area so it can re-open at 6 for all of the freaks like yours truly. Out go the thirtysomethings pushing their strollers--in comes the skinny jeans, converse high tops and Slayer t-shirts. It's a little rite of passage that occurs on the sidewalks and parking lots. It would be fitting to cue Pantera's "Cowboys from Hell" and its "We're taking over this town" mentality while the exchange is made.

I kicked off in grand style with my iPod buzzing an assortment of quality Amorphis cuts while I waited for the park sirens to signal the beginning of the end. As the sirens wailed their invitations I made my way to "The Exorcist" house first. The opening scene had me walking up to the house as "Tubular Bells" played. I got chills staring up at Regan's window with the faux moonlight casting shadows. Once inside various scenes from the movie played out complete with a spinning head Regan and a loop of "The power of Christ compels you".

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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Cave In Mudvayne
Sinner Vehemence
Grave Digger Dirty Power
Celestial Ode Overkill
Warhorse Seether
Iron Maiden Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Liege Lord Dark Moor
Sickspeed Crematorium
Power of Omens Johnny Lokke
Circle of Nero Agony Divine
Shakra Inner Rage of Emotion
Biomechanical Sevendust
Rob Rock Nordheim
Stryper Silent Scythe
Attacker Pink Cream 69
Fraise Probot
Body Count Hard Echo
Tesla F5
Soil Node
Silver Mountain Evanescence
Cans Messiah's Kiss
W.A.S.P. Graveland
Marillion Iron Angel
Dragonspoon Joe Stump
Feinstein Mob Rules
Lilitu Metal Church
Saxon Lullacry
Medusa Otep
Division Chris Caffery
Necrodemon Jungle Rot
Haunted By Angels The Lizards
Karmakanic Twisted Sister
Creed Paradise Lost
Cradle To Grave Blood Red Throne
Belef Hellfueled
Korpiklaani Quiet Riot
Labyrinth Sabaton
Tarot Mechanical Poet
Darkthrone Samael
Stormwarrior Meshuggah
Frantic Bleep Chastain
Holy Moses Kinrick
Hatesphere Biss
Python Amorphis
Brand New Sin Sentenced
Taake Voyager
Nuse Leaves Eyes
Sebastian Bach Flotsam & Jetsam
Illuminatus Armored Saint
Infliction Mastermind
God Forbid Virgin Steele
Vanquished Nocturnal Rites
Craft Pile of Heads
Southern Black Sand Tandjent
Cardinale Blackmore's Night
Scum Dissection
Degree Absolute Viron
Hirax Nicodemus
Ensoph Jotunspor
Swashbuckle Dendura
Fleshgore Shadows Within
Vicious Rumors I
Wednesday 13 Isis
Teeth of the Hydra Biolich
Darkness Eternal The Gathering
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Lost Eden
Necrophobic Cattle Decapitation
Mendeed White Wizzard
Satariel Chrome Division
Textures Hacride
Pentacle Since the Day
Antigama Retrospective
Glorior Belli Ulcerate
David Galas JR Ewing
Destynation Distorted
Pathology Dantesco
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Armory Kreator
Moonshine Medieval Steel
Mar De Grises Kiuas
UFOmammut Faded Hope
Winterfylleth Sotajumala
Giant Squid Sister Sin