Hatebreed, Black Label Society & Anthrax-Tues.,August 23rd,2022@HISTORY
By Wayne Baggs & BKONTHESCENE
It was quite a metal show Tuesday night at the HISTORY! Anthrax, Black Label Society, and Hatebreed descended on Toronto for what we can only describe as a night of face-melting formidability. The entire venue was shaking with the force of the music, and the crowd was going wild. Each band brought its unique style to the stage, and the result was a truly unforgettable experience. If you’re a fan of metal, this is one show you don’t want to miss! Hatebreed got things started with the peddle to the Metal. Feeding off the energy of the crowd with a set including the old and new with some off their most recent album. Jamey Jasta was his energetic self and doesn’t stop moving. The band was having a great time, as was the crowd.
Next up BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, touring in support of their most recent full-length album, Doom Crew Inc. released in 2021. The crowd was pumped and exploded when the curtain dropped. Zakk Wylde and the Doom Crew brought an unrelenting 90-minute aural assault of guitar shredding wizardry from Wylde and Dario Lorina, along with bassist John DeServio and drummer Jeff Fabb. Opening with Funeral Ball, ending with now classic Stillborn. Somewhere in the middle, Zakk takes to the keys dedicating the song “In This River” to the memory of Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. Supposedly, Pantera will go on tour next year, including Zakk Wylde on guitar and Charlie Benante from Anthrax on drums.
Next up was the New York natives ANTHRAX juggernaut tearing up the stage, going straight into high gear with Among The Living. This being their 40th Anniversary tour, they are giving the fans what they came for. Before their performance, a short video where other musicians talk about the impact Anthrax has had in their 40 years. A blistering set spanning their 11 studio albums. With a band like Anthrax, you can sometimes forget how long they have been around and how important to thrash and metal they are. They hit the insanity button when ANTHRAX busted into Madhouse. Security had fun with the mosh pit and crowd surfing. Anthrax ended with what some consider their most iconic song, Indian. Easy to appreciate was the amount of energy Anthrax gives you at every show. Joey Belladonna sang the opening line to “Red Barchetta” by Rush as they leave the stage. All is well.
Anthrax: Scott Ian-Guitar, Charlie Benante-Drums, Frank Bello-Bass, Joey Belladonna-Vocals and Jonathan Donais-Guitar.
Set List For Anthrax:
1-Among the Living
2-Caught in a Mosh
4-Metal Thrashing Mad
5-Keep It in the Family
7-I Am the Law
8-In the End
10-Got the Time
(Joe Jackson cover)
11-Bring the Noise
(Public Enemy cover)
(Joey sings the opening line… more )
We would like to thank Tom Wojcik, HERfitz PR for the invitation to this event.