Unearth was really showing the world that they had what it takes to keep this Metal business exciting with the delivery of their latest album “The March”. They’ve honed their craft through relentless touring and proved that they are not just another Metalcore band by any stretch of the imagination. Tonight’s sold out show would find them at The Fillmore NY with special guest openers Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain and Protest The Hero. To learn more about the night just scroll past the logo.
Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Protest The Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel
Label: Metal Blade Records
To be honest I had felt rather “showed out” by the time this gig had come to my attention and with it being the night before Halloween I was thinking about chilling out at home as opposed to following the other Metal legions into the fray over at the Fillmore NY this evening. One could hardly blame me based on the month featuring shows from Kamelot, Yngwie, Bodom, Amon Amarth and a few other notables already under my belt but since I am a sucker for a good old fashioned Metal time, I had to do my best to get the strength and be on point. The original setup for the night was that Gwen Stacy would be kicking off the Metal mayhem but for some unknown reason they were not on the bill which I learned the day before the NYC show. I wasn’t exactly sure about what happened and joked to friends that perhaps the Green Goblin was to blame for this but in the end I discovered that this was based on their parting of the ways with their singer. This left only four bands for the show which is fine by me considering they are Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, Protest The Hero and of course the headlining Unearth. Here is how the insane proceedings took place for those of you who didn’t get into the room. Whitechapel was on first and with the Gwen Stacy cancellation would be going on just a little bit earlier than they had anticipated.
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