Twas a wild night in Baltimore’s Otto Bar as High On Fire, Eyehategod, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Magrudergrind set the night ablaze. BlowTheScene.com’s Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the evening’s events in photos for your viewing pleasure. The trek from Philly coupled with Friday night traffic on 95 set us back about an hour causing us to miss Ilsa and Strong Intention– Luckily the A389 Records‘ shredders are both regulars on BTS, and we’ll be catching up with them soon.
DC/NY blast machine, Magrudergrind, ripped through a fiendish set of their patented fast and furious short tunes. This marked the debut of new drummer Casey Moore who looked comfortable driving the blazing beats behind the fury. The band recently announced a slew of South American tour dates for this Fall/Winter and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear new material surface soon with the new line-up now locked in. COC followed up with sturdy performance that is to be expected from these veterans. Always having a riot of good time on on stage that translates into infectious energy, COC never disappoint.
Eyehategod simply burned the roof off as they continue to tour in support of their chart-toppling, self-titled new studio offering, their first in nearly 15 years. Released on May 27th via Housecore Records, this latest full-length continues to reap praise and appeal worldwide. High On Fire mellowed the mood slightly but brought forth the headbang on the proper. 16 years and six albums deep, High On Fire continue to deliver both intricate and deliberate Sabbath-inspired metal. From Matt Pike’s blistering guitar solos to the driving rhythms of bassist Jeff Matz and drummer Des Kensel, the trio still has the fire to melt the place down.
Exclusive photos proved by BTS Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)