At The Truman in Kansas City, it was metal giants Trivium and Arch Enemy with special guests While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy absolutely slaying and annihilating the crowd of almost 1,500 people at The Truman in Kansas City, Missouri.  It was a rainy night and Madness To Creation received the opportunity to interview Lawrence “Loz” Taylor, vocalist of While She Sleeps and Paolo Gregoletto, the bassist of Trivium.  As the show began, Fit For An Autopsy took the stage.

Out of New Jersey, Fit For An Autopsy is composed of Joe Badolato on vocals, Will Putney on guitars, Patrick Sheridan on guitars, Tim Howley on guitars, Peter Spinazola on bass, and Josean Orta on drums.  Fit For An Autopsy certainly brought the intensity and they were the perfect band to warm up the audience for this night of metal music.  The guitarists slayed and looked intense on stage and Badolato looked intense as he commanded the crowd with his screams and his growls.  Some of the cuts that the band played include “Hydra”, “Heads Will Hang”, “Absolute Hope Absolute Hell”, and they closed off the set with their staple “Black Mammoth”.

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Fit For An Autopsy will be providing direct support for Thy Art Is Murder and Emmure in a tour of Australia and Japan before hitting the road in Europe with Obscura, Goatwhore, and Sepultura.  Check out tour dates below!

Wednesday, January 31st- Beat Station in Fukuoka-Shi, Japan

Thursday, February 1st- CrazyMama 2nd Room in Japan

Saturday, February 3rd- Zeela in Osaka, Japan

Sunday, February 4th- Club Seata in Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday, February 6th- Cyclone in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, February 14th- Rosemount Hotel in Perth, Australia

Thursday, February 15th- Uni Bar in Adelaide, Australia

Friday, February 16th- 170 Russel in Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, February 17th- Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia

Sunday, February 18th- The Triffid in Brisbane, Australia

Friday, February 23rd- Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany

Saturday, February 24th- Masters of Rock Cafe in Zlin, Czech Republic

Sunday, February 25th- Babra Negra in Budapest, Hungary

Tuesday, February 27th- Orion Club in Muzzana Del Turgnano, Italy

Wednesday, February 28th- Magazzini Generali in Milan, Italy

Thursday, March 1st- Explosiv in Graz, Austria

Friday, March 2nd- Majestic Music Club in Braislava, Slovakia

Saturday, March 3rd- Proxima in Warszawa, Poland

Sunday, March 4th- B90 in Gdansk, Poland

Tuesday, March 6th- Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, March 7th- Docks in Hamburg, Germany

Thursday, March 8th- Garage in Saarbrucken, Germany

Friday, March 9th- LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany

Saturday, March 10th- Backstage in Munchen, Germany

Sunday, March 11th- Tivoli Ronda in Utrecht, Netherlands

Tuesday, March 13th- SWX in Bristol, United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 14th- SWG3 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thursday, March 15th- The Tivoli in Dunshaughlin, Ireland

Friday, March 16th- Hammerfest in Wales, United Kingdom

Saturday, March 17th- Foundry in Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sunday, March 18th- Koko in London, United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 20th- Montmartre in Paris, France

Wednesday, March 21st- Zeche in Bochum, Germany

Thursday, March 22nd- Hirsch in Nuremberg, Germany

Friday, March 23rd- Rockhouse in Salzburg, Austria

Saturday, March 24th- Kofmehl in Solothurn, Switzerland

For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!

Fans can find Fit For An Autopsy here and here!

Sheffield, England’s own While She Sleeps was the next band to take the stage.

Talk about mindblowing!  While She Sleeps absolutely astonished and blew away the crowd with their highly energetic performance!  They opened up their 30 minute set with their thunderous epic smash “You Are We”, which immediately got the audience into the mindset that there were several different genres of metal at The Truman and we are here for one thing, and that is to forget about our problems and issues and unite under the banner of music!  Vocalist Lawrence Taylor was insane live in terms of engaging the crowd and singing/screaming with all of his passion inside of him.  Bassist Aaran McKenzie provided a memorable moment for the crowd during “You Are We”.  I was in the middle of taking photos, all of a sudden he approached me into the photo pit.  My immediate thought was, “oh crap, I got too close” or that I accidentally left the flash on in my camera and that distracted him from playing.  He was just using me as support to get down from the stage and he proceeded to get into the crowd and work the crowd into a frenzy while an insane mosh happened.  Guitarists Sean Long and Mat Walsh did an impeccable job of playing and providing further strength into the vocals, and Adam Savage just killed it on the drums.  They played songs such as “Silence Speaks”, “Steal The Sun”, before ending it with the raucous singalong metalcore jam “Hurricane”.  While She Sleeps definitely raised the bar for the rest of the night.

While She Sleeps will be touring Europe and also have a one-off date at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio.  In United Kingdom, they will be providing support for Architects.  Check out tour dates below!

Thursday, January 11th- La Maroquinerie in Paris, France (w/Landmvrks)

Friday, January 12th- Bt59 in Begles, France (w/Landmrks and Rolo Tomassi)

Saturday, January 13th- Santana 27 in Bilbao, Spain

Sunday, January 14th- Hard Club in Porto, Portugal

Monday, January 15th- RCA Club in Lisbon, Portugal

Tuesday, January 16th- Bafo De Baco Rua Afonso de Albuquerque in Loule, Portugal

Wednesday, January 17th- Teatro Barcelo in Madrid, Spain

Thursday, January 18th- Razzmatazz 2 in Barcelona, Spain

Friday, January 19th- Le Moulin in Marseille, France

Saturday, January 20th- Traffic Live Club in Roma, Italy

Sunday, January 21st- Legend Club in Milano, Italy

Wednesday, January 24th- X-Tra in Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday, January 25th- Forum Karlin c in Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, January 26th- Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany

Sunday, January 28th- Gasometer in Vienna, Austria

Monday, January 29th- Tonhalle in Munich, Germany

Tuesday, January 30th- Palladium in Cologne, Germany

Wednesday, January 31st- Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands

Thursday, February 1st- Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

Saturday, February 3rd- Alexandra Palace in London, United Kingdom

Monday, February 5th- O2 Academy in Bristol, United Kingdom

Tuesday, February 6th- O2 Institute in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Thursday, February 8th- O2 ABC in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 10th- O2 Ritz in Manchester, United Kingdom

Thursday, March 15th- Glav Club in Moscow, Russia

Friday, March 16th- Clubzal in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saturday, March 17th- Sentrum Shota Rustaveli in Kyiv, Ukraine

Friday, March 23rd- Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki, Greece

Saturday, March 24th- Gagarin 205 in Athens, Greece

Friday, May 18th- Rock On The Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio (appearing with Greta Van Fleet, We Came As Romans, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Stone Temple Pilots, My Ticket Home, Body Count, 10 Years, and Shaman’s Harvest)

Wednesday June 20th- Tons of Rock Festival in Halden, Norway

For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!

ICYMI:  Check out our interview with Lawrence “Loz” Taylor of While She Sleeps here!

ICYMI:  Check out our review of “You Are We” by While She Sleeps here!

Check out While She Sleeps here, here, here, and here.

Arch Enemy was next to take the stage.

Out of Sweden, Arch Enemy is composed of Alissa White-Gluz on vocals, Michael Amott on guitars, Jeff Loomis on guitars, Sharlee D’Angelo on bass, and Daniel Erlandsson on drums.  This is one of the tightest bands I have ever seen live from a musicianship standpoint.  Loomis and Amott on guitars is simply something to behold and watching Alissa command the stage as if she just took over ownership of The Truman was brilliant.  The rhythm section of D’Angelo and Erlandsson was thunderous and really is the driving force behind Arch Enemy’s amazing live set.  I was legit not feeling good, battling a migraine so I drank like 15 glasses of water during their set.

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Arch Enemy will be spending the first part of 2018 touring Europe, Japan, and Australia.  Wintersun and Tribulation will be providing support for Arch Enemy.  Check out tour dates below!

Friday, January 12th- Tonhalle in Munich, Germany

Saturday, January 13th- LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany

Sunday, January 14th- Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic

Monday, January 15th- Komplex in Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday, January 17th- Alcatraz in Milan, Italy

Thursday, January 18th- Transbordeur in Lyon, France

Friday, January 19th- Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, January 20th- La Riviera in Madrid, Spain

Monday, January 22nd- Le Bikini in Toulouse, France

Tuesday, January 23rd- Bataclan in Paris, France

Wednesday, January 24th- Trix in Antwerp, Belgium

Friday, January 26th- Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany

Saturday, January 27th- Music Hall in Geiselwind, Germany

Sunday, January 28th- 013 in Tillburg, Netherlands

Monday, January 29th- Grobe Freiheit in Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday, January 31st- KB in Malmo, Sweden

Thursday, February 1st- Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway

Friday, February 2nd- Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden

Saturday, February 3rd- Tradgarn in Gothenburg, Sweden

Monday, February 5th- Huxleys in Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, February 6th- Schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany

Wednesday, February 7th- Garage in Saarbrucken, Germany

Friday, February 9th- O2 ABC in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 10th- Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Sunday, February 11th- Koko in London, United Kingdom

Tuesday, February 13th- O2 Ritz in Manchester, United Kingdom

Wednesday, February 14th- O2 Academy in Bristol, United Kingdom

Monday, February 19th- Diamond Hall in Nagoya, Japan

Tuesday, February 20th- EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, February 21st- EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan

Friday, February 23rd- Zepp Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan

Monday, February 26th- Drum Logos in Fukuoka, Japan

Tuesday, February 27th- Club Quattro in Hiroshima, Japan

Wednesday, February 28th- Numba Hatch in Osaka, Japan

Friday, March 23rd- Manning Bar in Sydney, Australia

Sunday, March 25th- The Zoo in Brisbane, Australia

Tuesday, March 27th- Fowlers Live in Adelaide, Australia

Wednesday, March 28th- Rosemount Hotel in Perth, Australia

For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!

Find Arch Enemy here, here, here, and here.  Trivium was the headliner to close out the night.

Trivium delivered an explosive set.  They started with the opener of their smash hard rock hit “The Sin and The Sentence”.  The crowd along with the photographers in the photo pit were singing along to every word of that song.  You can tell that Matt and Corey of Trivium really showed genuine appreciation for that moment.  This was the second time I’ve seen Trivium live and you can tell that they are craftsmen at their trade.  That they continue to hone their craft in order to create an incredible live set.  Trivium, with the addition of their new drummer Alex Bent, is an even bigger monster live than they were before, and that is saying something.  The crowd belted it with their hits “Until The World Goes Cold”, “The Heart From Your Hate”, “A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation”, and the set closer “In Waves”.  Trivium’s Matt Heafy exuded class when he stopped the show on two occasions to break up fights in the crowd.

It was an unforgettable night of metal.  Thanks to these four bands, it completely rejuvenated my passion for live music.  I strongly urge you to check out any of the four bands at a show near you.

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In March, Trivium will be headlining Europe before coming back to the United States for a few festivals.  Powertrip and Venom Prison will open up for Trivium and Code Orange will be joining Trivium for their U.K. shows.  Check out tour dates below!

Saturday, March 10th- Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands

Sunday, March 11th- Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany

Monday, March 12th- Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany

Wednesday, March 14th- KB in Malmo, Sweden

Thursday, March 15th- Fryshuset Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden

Friday, March 16th- Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway

Saturday, March 17th- Arbis in Norrkoping, Sweden

Monday, March 19th- Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland

Wednesday, March 21st- Pustervik in Goteberg, Sweden

Thursday, March 22nd- Pumphuset in Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, March 23rd- Huxleys in Berlin, Germany

Saturday, March 24th- Taubchenthal in Leipzig, Germany

Sunday, March 25th- Progresja in Warsaw, Poland

Tuesday, March 27th- Roxy in Prague, Czech Republic

Wednesday, March 28th- Majestic in Bratislava, Slovakia

Thursday, March 29th- Durer Kert in Budapest, Hungary

Friday, March 30th- Simm City in Vienna, Austria

Sunday, April 1st- Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia

Monday, April 2nd- Kino Siska in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tuesday, April 3rd- Phenomenon in Fontaneto D’agogna, Italy

Wednesday, April 4th- Komplex in Zurich, Switzerland

Friday, April 6th- Sala Santana 27 in Bilbao, Spain

Saturday, April 7th- Teatro Barcelo in Madrid, Spain

Sunday, April 8th- Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, April 10th- PTR-Usine in Geneva, Switzerland

Wednesday, April 11th- TonHalle in Munich, Germany

Thursday, April 12th- LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany

Friday, April 13th- Bataclan in Paris, France

Sunday, April 15th- Trix in Antwerp, Belgium

Monday, April 16th- O2 Academy in Bristol, United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 17th- O2 Academy in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Thursday, April 19th- O2 Academy in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Friday, April 20th- O2 Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom

Saturday, April 21st- Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom

Friday, April 27th- Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida (appearing with Halestorm, Underoath, The Used, Atreyu, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Avatar, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Thrice, Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies, Turnstile, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, The Fever, Palisades, ’68, Spirit Animal, Joyous Wolf, Palaye Royale, The Wild, Them Evils, Red Sun Rising, and Pop Evil)

Saturday, May 5th- Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, North Carolina

Friday, May 18th- Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio(see above)

Friday, May 25th- Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma

For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!

Find Trivium here, here, here, and here.

ICYMI:  Check out our interview with Paolo Gregorletto of Trivium here!

ICYMI:  Check out our review of “The Sin And The Sentence” here!




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