Born of Osiris Setlist
Veil of Maya Setlist
2/23 Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/24 Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
2/25 Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
2/26 Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
2/27 New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
2/28 Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
2/29 Greensboro, N.C. @ Greene Street Club
3/02 Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum
3/04 San Antonio, Texas @ Korova
3/05 Houston, Texas @ Walters Downtown
3/06 Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar
3/07 El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls
3/08 Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater
3/09 Hollywood, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre
3/10 Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades
3/12 San Diego, Calif. @ SOMA
3/13 Pomona, Calif. @ Glasshouse
3/16 Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
3/17 Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
3/18 St. Louis, Mo. @ Fubar
When people tell me that all of the metal music I listen to sounds the same, I can't help but laugh. There were six bands that played last night and each one of them had their own distinctive sound. Yes, it was all loud and aggressive music. Yeah, all of the bands had singers that tended to scream more than actually sing but each band still had something that set them apart from the other bands of the night.
For example, Born of Osiris, the headliner of the night, has music that features a lot of keyboards. Veil of Maya's singer Brandon Butler has a voice that belongs on a show such as The Voice or American Idol due to sheer talent he has. Erra's supporting vocalist has a high pitched voice that is completely recognizable. All of the bands last night had something that set them apart from the rest of the bands that played last night.
The crowd was tense in all the right ways throughout the night. People were pushing, shoving, and flying through the packed house. For every one person that fell down in the pit, there were five people trying to help them back up. Every time someone went down and got back up, they were surrounded by a group of people just making sure they were okay to go back in. Minnesota nice was alive and thriving as it is at every single metal show I go to. I always say this but a mosh pit is a scary place to be if you don't know what you're doing. You have to brace yourself for the hits and the kicks. I am more than thankful to be involved in a scene where people you don't even know have your back. There were a couple of times where I lost my shoe (never wear Toms to a concert... bad idea). The people around me would create a barrier for me to get said shoe back on. They took the blows of the people flailing in the pit just to make sure I was ready for impact again.
After the Burial
Veil of Maya
The last band to play was Born of Osiris. I have seen these guys multiple times and absolutely love them every single time. The keyboards of this band are in the forefront and, as a piano player, it makes my heart happy to see this done live. Too many times bands try to hide their keyboards in tracks and rarely have them played live but these guys are different. The keys were loud enough to hear and the keyboard player Joe Buras, had as much energy as Ronnie Canizaro, the singer. Joe didn't let the keyboard keep him restricted to one side of the stage. He would run around in between his parts and help Ronnie get the crowd amped even though the crowd really didn't need any more excitement.
Born of Osiris at Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis (19 Feb 2016)