Five Finger Death Punch are riding a tidal wave of success that saw their most recent LP, American Capitalist debut at a whopping #3 on the Billboard charts following a July release via Prospect Park Records. The band has been effortlessly selling out venues across the US and have brought along an solid grouping of bands to support their Share The Welt Tour which tore through Philly’s Electric Factory on November 22, 2011. The venue was quickly filled to capacity as the opening acts hit the stage, reaching a zenith of energy and emotion as FFDP took the stage. The band played a hearty mix of fan favorites and new tracks from American Capitalist to the delight of thousands of screaming fans.
Supporting act and Springfield, MA’s heavy metal all-stars, All That Remains kept things moving and the floor temperature rising with a smoking set that fans have come to expect nothing less of, as this group has been touring the world over since 1998. With nearly 1 million albums sold since their inception, All That Remains are currently touring in support of their latest release on Prosthetic Records entitled For We Are Many, which impressively debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts in October of 2010. With over a decade as one of the most popular American metal bands, All That Remains are showing no signs of slowing down.
Connecticut’s champions of metalcore, Hatebreed hit the stage with a fury that instantly saw the crowd erupt as they tore through a set of classic and new material from their current self-titled release on E1 Music. What started as one of the most pummeling hardcore bands on the East Coast in the early 90’s has transformed into a metalcore-influenced-touring-juggernaut that has lapped the globe with some of the most legendary bands across the metal and hardcore spectrum.
The bill was rounded out by Indiana’s Rains who are touring in supprt of their new single, “Tearing Us Apart” from an untitled forthcoming release.
Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was on hand to capture another stellar photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.
All Pictures by Dante Torrieri.
Words by Joshua T. Cohen