words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
So campy.... but oh so fun! Immortal played Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Tuesday, 3/30, as part of their brief but sweet "Blashyrkh in North America" campaign that laid waste to a select few cities on said continent (namely Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, and LA).
With a serious lighting rig and enough smoke machine action to make Greg Anderson proud, the band opened the what-appeared-to-be-sold-out show with the title track and "The Rise of Darkness" from their recent success All Shall Fall. Though guitars were a bit too thin in the mix for my liking, the band blasted their way through killer renditions of classics from across their catalog (setlist below) while the eager and surprisingly not too mosh-y crowd nodded and raised their fists in triumph. It was a big and bold set from the frost-bitten Norwegian legends. If you missed it and can't make it to The Avalon in LA (where the band was already spotted hanging out last night) on 4/2, then pray that the corpsepainted (or should I say warpainted?) horde make another trek to the US soon (and hopefully they don't wait 3 years again this time).
Black Anvil opened the show after Immortal hosted a fan meet & greet (it cost extra money). The band is like Kiss in more ways than one. More pictures (though not of Black Anvil yet), as well as tons of videos, below...
Immortal meet and greet...
Sweet Immortal tattoo....
Immortal on stage
IMMORTAL - TYRANTS LIVE NY 03/30/2010
IMMORTAL - ALL SHALL FALL LIVE NY 03/30/2010
Immortal - Unearthly Kingdom LIVE in New York City 3-30-10
Immortal - A Sign For The Norse Hordes To Ride / Pure Holocaust medley LIVE in New York City 3-30-10
Immortal - Norden On Fire LIVE in New York City 3-30-10
Immortal - The Rise Of Darkness LIVE in Brooklyn, NY 3-30-10
Immortal - Hordes To War LIVE in New York City 3-30-10
Immortal Setlist, 3/30 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (via)
All Shall Fall
The Rise of Darkness
Sons of Northern Darkness
Hordes to War
Norden on Fire
Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms
A Sign for the Norse Hordes to Ride
Pure Holocaust Medley
One by One
Withstand the Fall of Time
Beyond the North Waves
Battles in the North
Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)
IMMORTAL - 2010 TOUR DATES
Apr 2 2010 The Avalon Los Angeles, CA
Apr 10 2010 Kings of Black Metal Festival Hessenhallen, Giessen - Germany
Apr 17 2010 DK Gorbunova Moscow, Russia
Jun 18 2010 Hellfest (date and time TBA) Clisson, France
Jun 26 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jul 5 2010 METAL CAMP - July 5-11 Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul 7 2010 Norway Rock Festival Kvinesdal, Norway (date and time TBA)
Aug 5 2010 Wacken Open Air (date and time TBA) Wacken, Germany