Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 1, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman

Immortal

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).

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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...

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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
Solarfall
Sons of Northern Darkness
Tyrants
Hordes to War
Norden on Fire
Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms
A Sign for the Norse Hordes to Ride
Pure Holocaust Medley
Unearthly Kingdom
One by One
Withstand the Fall of Time
Beyond the North Waves
Battles in the North
Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)

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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

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Comments (17)

Best sound, best lights, best venue, best band, best night ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 11:22 AM

this is just too easy to make fun of so i'll refrain.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 11:45 AM

April 1, 2010 11:45 AM :
I'm sure you have a much less embarassing indie rock band with the singer dressed in a bear suit to listen to, so I understand.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 11:55 AM

Yes band is easy to make fun of if you weren't there... but if you were there, you know they are all about business. Truly as intense and powerful a live set you will see.

That place was fuckin packed too...not sure what capacity is, but I'd estimate there were over 2,000 people there. Not too shabby for a semi out of the way club on an ugly night (with pricey tickets to boot)

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 12:09 PM

haha, looks like a grand old time! love some "pure holocaust"! fuck the haters, however silly these guys look and however gay they are now, that album is fucking cold! and yes, i realize how ridiculous that sounds!

Posted by Brian | April 1, 2010 12:16 PM

Brutal set..Immortal did not disappoint

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 12:24 PM

nope. i love bm, but immortal is hysterical. 11:45 is right. just watch any of their videos. it's impossible not to laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 1:12 PM

If you click on the KISS link, it looks like the same guy at both meet & greets. WTF?

Posted by Anon | April 1, 2010 1:52 PM

looks fucking awesome. Immortal is true black metal

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 4:59 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 5:05 PM

MY FAVORITE PART WAS WHEN THE DUDE GOT ON STAGE AND WENT FOR A HUG AND GOT ONE! THAT SHOW FULLY DELIVERED!
-DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 9:10 PM

Yeah, the guys running around on stage and security completely failing to get rid of them was an added bonus. Brilliant set!

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2010 10:38 PM

that photo w/ the Norway flag is fucking epic. great shots all around. wish i could have made it down.

Posted by tim | April 1, 2010 11:40 PM

I can only imagine how badly this place reeked of b.o.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 5:40 AM

fuck yeah, Immortal!

Posted by victimschoice | April 8, 2010 2:11 AM

this show was insane...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 1:59 AM

can't people just enjoy a show and avoid pulling out their damn iPhone, digital cameras, droids or other gadgets? all those screens really kill the mood of the show.


Posted by pureholocaust | May 12, 2010 1:35 AM

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