Photo Gallery: Accept at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Accept made a Midwest stop at The King Of Clubs in Columbus on their Too Mean To Die Tour last weekend. Here are a few photos that were not in the main article.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Accept, https://www.acceptworldwide.com/

FFMB article on the show, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/03/accept-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

The King Of Clubs, https://www.tkoc.live/

Nuclear Blast Records, https://label.nuclearblast.com/en/music/band/about/71028.accept.html

© Wayne Edwards

Photo Gallery: Accept at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Photo Gallery: Corrosive Vengeance at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Corrosive Vengeance, https://corrosivevengence.bandcamp.com/album/fragments-of-society

FFMB article on the show, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/03/accept-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

The King Of Clubs, https://www.tkoc.live/

© Wayne Edwards

Photo Gallery: Corrosive Vengeance at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Photo Gallery: Narcotic Wasteland at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Narcotic Wasteland opened for Accept on their US tour in 2022. The band started out over a decade ago in the coastal south, and they have put out a couple of albums, most recently Delirium Tremens (2017). Their music is a sharp brand of death metal that cranks and heaves. They have put out two new singles this year, and they played them both at the show. That must mean there is a new album in the works. Here are a few photos from their set in Columbus.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Narcotic Wasteland, https://narcoticwasteland.com/home

FFMB article on the show, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/03/accept-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

The King Of Clubs, https://www.tkoc.live/

© Wayne Edwards

Photo Gallery: Narcotic Wasteland at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Photo Gallery: Day of the Sun at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Day Of The Sun, https://dayofthesunrocks.com/

FFMB article on the show, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/03/accept-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

The King Of Clubs, https://www.tkoc.live/

© Wayne Edwards

Photo Gallery: Day of the Sun at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Accept at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Accept made a Midwest stop at The King Of Clubs in Columbus on their Too Mean To Die Tour last weekend.

Accept

German heavy metal legends Accept wrapped up the US leg of their Too Mean To Die Tour last weekend in Columbus, Ohio at The King Of Clubs. I can’t say enough about Accept, but then I probably don’t have to say anything – metal fans know them well. They were one of the first bands I listened to back in the day after the formative trinity I always talk about (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, and Blue Oyster Cult). Their big hit then was “Balls To The Wall,” and they are still remembered for it. Ironically, as fun as that tune is, it doesn’t really represent their music very well in general. Accept has laid down unforgettable heavy metal for more than four decades across sixteen albums, including their latest one that the tour is named for. There is no dispute about their place in metal history.

Day of the Sun
Day of the Sun

The show started with two local bands, Day of the Sun and Corrosive Vengeance. Day of the Sun has a classic approach to hard rock in their performance, focusing on vocal delivery and cooking rhythm. Corrosive Vengeance is a little more out there, riding the rails of groove metal and tossing in disruptive calamity now and again. Both sets were excellent, and I am going to have to keep an eye out for these bands while I am exiled here in the middle of the country because now I know they put on a good show.

Corrosive Vengeance
Corrosive Vengeance

Narcotic Wasteland was on the full US tour leg with Accept. The band started out over a decade ago in the coastal south, and they have put out a couple of albums, most recently Delirium Tremens (2017). Their music is a sharp brand of death metal that cranks and heaves. They have put out two new singles this year, and they played them both at the show. That must mean there is a new album in the works.

Narcotic Wasteland
Narcotic Wasteland

The main event was Accept, a band I have been trying to catch live for years. It is funny that even though I see at least 300 bands live every year there are still a handful that I am trying to catch for the first time. Most of these bands are from Europe and they do not tour all the time in the US, so that does add up in the end. Accept has been at the top of my to-do list for a while now because I have listened to them all of my life and I have really like their last few records. Starting with Blood Of The Nations in 2010 and on to Blind Rage (2014), The Rise Of Chaos (2017), and, most recently, Too Mean To Die, these albums have all been fantastic. The live show, I reasoned, would blow the roof off the place. I was right.

Accept
Accept

They started with “Zombie Apocalypse” and rolled through the hits, including chart toppers like “Metal Heart” and, of course, “Balls To The Wall.” They also played several songs from the latest record – that makes sense – and the tour favorite “Pandemic.” I had built up in my head what the show might be like, and it turned out to be even better than I expected. You don’t get a lot of good surprises in your life, but this was definitely one for me.

Accept
Accept

The 2022 tour is done for us North Americans. Accept is on tour again for many dates in Europe starting in January, and a few shows have already announced for Spring 2023 in South America. See them whenever they make their way back to our shores, and, meanwhile, check out their albums, videos, and merch at the links below.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Accept, https://www.acceptworldwide.com/

Narcotic Wasteland, https://narcoticwasteland.com/home

Corrosive Vengeance, https://corrosivevengence.bandcamp.com/album/fragments-of-society

Day Of The Sun, https://dayofthesunrocks.com/

The King Of Clubs, https://www.tkoc.live/

Nuclear Blast Records, https://label.nuclearblast.com/en/music/band/about/71028.accept.html

Photo Galleries.

Accept, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/10/photo-gallery-accept-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

Narcotic Wasteland, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/10/photo-gallery-narcotic-wasteland-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

Corrosive Vengeance, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/10/corrosive-vengeance-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

Day Of The Sun, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/11/10/photo-gallery-day-of-the-sun-at-the-king-of-clubs-columbus-october-29-2022/

© Wayne Edwards

Accept at The King Of Clubs, Columbus, October 29, 2022

Testament at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

The Bay Strikes Back Tour is in full force. An article I wrote and photo gallery of my images is going up soon at Ghost Cult Magazine. For now, I am posting a few photos that are not in that article, taken at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio on May 11, 2022. Death Angel first, then Exodus the next day, then Testament. A link to the Ghost Cult article is below.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Ghost Cult Magazine Full Article, https://www.ghostcultmag.com/concert-review-the-bay-strikes-back-tour-testament-exodus-death-angel-live-at-newport-music-hall/

Exodus, https://exodusattack.com/site/

Newport Music Hall, https://promowestlive.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Testament at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

Exodus at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

The Bay Strikes Back Tour is in full force. An article I wrote and photo gallery of my images is going up soon at Ghost Cult Magazine. For now, I am posting a few photos that are not in that article, taken at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio on May 11, 2022. Death Angel first, then Exodus the next day, then Testament. A link to the Ghost Cult article is below.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Ghost Cult Magazine Full Article, https://www.ghostcultmag.com/concert-review-the-bay-strikes-back-tour-testament-exodus-death-angel-live-at-newport-music-hall/

Exodus, https://exodusattack.com/site/

Newport Music Hall, https://promowestlive.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Exodus at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

Death Angel at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

The Bay Strikes Back Tour is in full force. There is an article I wrote and photo gallery of my images that is going up soon at Ghost Cult Magazine. For now, I am posting a few photos that are not in that article, taken at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio on May 11, 2022. Death Angel first, then Exodus the next day, then Testament. A link to the Ghost Cult article is below.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Ghost Cult Magazine Full Article, https://www.ghostcultmag.com/concert-review-the-bay-strikes-back-tour-testament-exodus-death-angel-live-at-newport-music-hall/

Death Angel, https://www.deathangel.us/

Newport Music Hall, https://promowestlive.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Death Angel at The Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, May 11th

Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records 2021)

The wild ride continues with the fourth album from Columbus punk/metal/hardcore facilitators Beartooth.

The recording journey started in 2014 with Disgusting, an album that surprised and energized the heavy music community. It was Aggressive (2016) next then Disease (2018) and now Below. Always straight to the point. After the recent departure of longtime guitarist Kamron Bradbury, the band is, by the most recent accounting, Caleb Shomo (vocals), Oshie Bichar (bass), Connor Denis (drums), Zach Huston (guitar), and Will Deely (guitar).

The music is a squish of many influences from metalcore to post-punk, often circling around soaring melodic choruses which definitely stand out in the unavoidable comparison to the screaming stanzas. The bursting energy you hear in the songs is something to behold in person. Beartooth is one of those bands I saw live having never heard any of their music before. They definitely make an impression.

“Devastation” and “The Past Is Dead” have gotten a few million plays on Spotify and they are great instances of Beartooth that will catch listeners and bring them in to the broader display of the entire Below album. I am not even going to pick a favorite. Every song is rocket ride, one way or another. You can’t listen to this album sitting down, easy in your chair – you have to get up and let it move through you. If you haven’t started your summer yet, this is the kickstart you need. Recommended.

Below is out now. Go to the band’s website (tap below) to catch the links to all the music and merch.

Live photo by Wayne Edwards, Heavy Montreal 2019.

Links.

Website, https://beartoothband.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BEARTOOTHband

Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records 2021)