Fresh on the heels of their just released new album Haven (Napalm), Kamelot has embarked on a US tour with Dragonforce. This is the first of two legs of this joint bill the two bands will take part in this year and both bands seem evenly matched musically and with their respective fan bases. The first few shows of the tour have reportedly been packed affairs with both bands taking inspired turns at performing their challenging material. Haven, is one of the deepest and most diverse albums Kamelot has released in their career, and it showed in their choice of their new set list. While they are just starting their new album-tour cycle, Dragonforce is still out supporting last summer’s Maximum Overload album (Metal Blade). New front man Marc Hudson is now at home on stage and on record, and it shows. Captured at the Worcester Palladium by Nick Phelps of MasterPhelps Photography for Ghost Cult, you can see the bands put on quite the show.
EyeHateGod recently wrapped up a brief winter run of tour dates in the USA and Ghost Cult was there! The band continues to strike while the iron is hot, building off of a monstrous 2014 which saw them release a blistering, self-titled album on Housecore Records, their first in 14 years. The band continues to kick down doors and gig relentlessly and are planning more live assaults as 2015 goes on. In the mean time, check out this photo set from the bands recent stop at Brighton Music Hall in Allston MA, shot by Evil Robb Photography.
If you didn’t catch Corrections House on their brief run of US dates, before Mike IX Williams fell ill, and they canceled the remainder of the tour, that’s a real pity. Catching the band in Boston on a dead Sunday night the band played a superb set, oblivious to whether the room had been packed or not. Each member of the collective was laser focused and on point. If Mike IX was feeling ill, his performance showed not an iota of weakness. Just anguished brilliance and passion that he delivers every time he steps on stage. It was interesting to see the band spread out on a decent stage for once, rather than smushed together uncomfortable as I had seen them in the past. Bruce Lamont and Scott Kelly made the most of some extra foot space, thrashing around at times, convulsing in time to riffs and movements. As per usual, Sanford Parker may take his spot at the back of the stage, but his sonic work speaks volumes and is the glue that holds the group together. In addition to jamming cuts off of Last City Zero (Neurot), they played their touching, twisted cover of ‘Cortez The Killer’ by Neil Young. The band promises to spread more discontent with their sophomore release in 2015, as well as more touring, so don’t sleep next time!