Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 15, 2012

photos by Greg Cristman; words by BBG

Nergal (sans makeup)
Behemoth

Saturday night (5/12) at Irving Plaza was the final night of the Decibel Magazine tour, featuring names like Watain, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude and most notably, the return of Behemoth following Nergal's battle with leukemia. The sign on the door that read "sold out" was more than just a triumph for the bands, it was a personal triumph for Nergal too.

Local doom greats Evoken opened the show as part of a string of dates for the band with the tour, but sadly we missed them. Pictures from the remainder of the show are in this post.

Watain is currently on the road with Black Anvil. Meanwhile, The Devil's Blood is preparing to play Maryland Deathfest next weekend. Hopefully, their troubles are behind them.

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Watain @ Irving Plaza
Watain

If you weren't at Behemoth on Saturday, maybe it's because you were at one of the other notable heavy shows going on the same night, like Tragedy/Boston Strangler/Perdition/Sickoids at Le Poisson Rouge (pictures).

More pictures from Irving Plaza are below...

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In Solitude

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Comments (72)

For anyone who went - were there any angry Juggalos there harassing Devil's Blood?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 3:58 PM

@anonymous

No juggalos. No harrassment at Devil's Blood. Though they had 2 too many guitarists on stage for such simple songs. It was like seeing Pearl Jam with Neil Young. Too many dicks on stage.

Posted by Ben | May 15, 2012 4:13 PM

Clown shit sausage rock. These Juggalos couldn't possibly live in NYC right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:19 PM

No, they live in this crazy borough called Europe. I'm sure they're just as big fans of Gotye and your garbage as you are of your stupid fucking mustache and your artisan pickles. A dick, eat one.

Posted by @anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:22 PM

Nergal! Good too see he's out there after recovering from leukemia.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:32 PM

4:22 I was speaking of the audience Bozo. Lay off the Faygo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:34 PM

Hey Watain, it makes you look way less evil when you're playing fucking DEAN guitars.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:43 PM

At least at Medieval Times you get a meal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:47 PM

Sans dignity.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:49 PM

Carnival Sausage!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:50 PM

Carnival Sausage!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:50 PM

There were no utensils in medieval times, hence there are no utensils AT Medieval Times.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:51 PM

Sausage Of Thrones
You win or you work the business end of the glory hole at St. Vitus

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:51 PM

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:56 PM

This was really some mead fueled LARPing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 4:58 PM

Which ones are the tag team champions?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 5:09 PM

Say what you want about sausage fests but this ugly douche loser got a hot bitch.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/behemoth/irvingplaza/3.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 5:10 PM

gimme a fucking break!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 5:12 PM

^how else was she going to get a Green Card?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 5:13 PM

www.theidlefrog.blogspot.com

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 8:10 PM

That fat old broad in Devil's Blood needs to move around the stage more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 8:15 PM

WHERE IS THE PANCAKES HOUSE?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 9:06 PM

5:10 txt'ing from his iphone on Bedford Ave thinking he's cool, witty and relevant. Look in the mirror if you want to see a douche loser

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 9:21 PM

NOTHINGS MORE METAL THAN A FUCKING FLYING V?

And what the fuck kind of Son House guitar is that red one that dude is using?

Some hound dog piece of shit

Posted by Sam | May 15, 2012 9:24 PM

DID THEY BRING THE STENCH OF DEATH? WOULD IRVING ALLOW?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 10:45 PM

^I don't know about all that, but they sure brought the stench of clown shit sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 11:18 PM

fucking faggots. this ain't metal. makes gwar look like malmsteen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 12:12 AM

"Say what you want about sausage fests but this ugly douche loser got a hot bitch.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/behemoth/irvingplaza/3.jpg"


TRUTH!!!
Surprisingly a TON of hot chickks at this show. My fave was the one in the BATHORY shirt who looked like a fucking MODEL/PLAYBOY PLAYMATE.
Get pics of her next time.
There is one, but he back is to the camera :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 12:47 AM

every time i read the comments on here they usually suck. why are there so many herbs wasting their time on here with corny jokes and nothing good to say??? it won't make your dick any bigger. stop hiding behind behind the computer, go do some mushrooms, take a martial arts class and get laid. these photos are fantastic, they represent the show really well (nice job BV). nergal/behemoth were heavy as fuck, and the devil's blood and watain were killer that night as well.

Posted by eat my ass | May 16, 2012 1:01 AM

^this dude is down with the clown

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 1:20 AM

at least crowd is not punching each other even thought they look strange.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 8:20 AM

I bet it was humid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 8:54 AM

^ Not as much as an Avey Tare show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 9:37 AM

"why are there so many herbs wasting their time on here with corny jokes and nothing good to say???"


There a bunch of Atlas Sound trendies and English queers with ugly glasses and scarves, who like to project their flaming homosexuality on others due in part to there excessive self-loathing. I'm sure getting slammed into lockers in high school every day had something to do with it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 9:41 AM

Nergal with fading makeup looks a bit like the last time I fell face first into a pile of coke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 10:18 AM

It was an awesome Metal Show ... but for the expensive beers, Irving Plaza is a cool venue ... Behemoth had a great set list with the best part being that 1-2 punch of "Left Hand ov God" and "Slaves Shall Serve" ... and yes there were a lot of good looking girls there!!!

Posted by EarlGreyTea | May 16, 2012 10:20 AM

^did they let you bring your styrofoam sword in or did you have to check it?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 10:33 AM

i see what you did there. you made a joke about people who would have fake weapons and that those people would go to a rock show, and maybe they would have to check that weapon at the door.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 10:37 AM

^don't strain yourself

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 10:51 AM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/behemoth/irvingplaza/38.jpg

He wants everyone to smell his finger...it smells like Nergal's rectum.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 10:58 AM

LOL sausages sticking things up their buddy's rectum, almost as much fun as the SVGH (St. Vitus glory hole)

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 11:04 AM

Who let the scarves out!? WHOOT! WHOOT! WHOOT WHOOT WHOOT!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 11:04 AM

^ OK, the lunch rush is now on, and these pizzas aren't going to deliver themselves hee hee

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 11:15 AM

Couldn't hear you under the muffled screams in that small locker there. I'll see if I can try to get the prinicpal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 11:30 AM

sausages are so easy to agitate. the weak minded always are.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 1:32 PM

These comments amuse me. See you all real soon. MWAHAHAHA!

Posted by Satan | May 16, 2012 1:55 PM

... and yet scarves can't help but reply back. Ahhh, projection!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 2:26 PM

Well played 10:33

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 2:34 PM

Fucking shit metal.
Most of the best black metal bands today don't wear this shit, trying to be copies of the bands that already did this far better and with more purpose thirty years ago, and they certainly don't play venues like Irving Plaza.
Oh, right, because most of these 'metalheads' actually know shit about metal beyond the most mainstream names that you can look up on Wikipedia, so they don't even look beyond that point.
I've gotta agree with the hipsters on this one - everyone at this show is on par with Juggalos (they just don't think they are).

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 2:37 PM

This just about sums it up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M95_PhCYDEw

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 2:53 PM

2:37 - I agree with you on everything except... a think a ton of the truly underground black metal bands do still wear paint - or at least eyeblack.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:03 PM

3:03 - Sure, there's still a decent number of bands who use face paint, but I take more issue with 'black metal' bands who are apparently more about image than making good, creative music.
There's nothing 'black metal' about rehashing another band's ideas or commodifying its aesthetic so people can buy into thinking that they're 'trve'.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:14 PM

absolVtely

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:15 PM

savsages

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:21 PM

lol "black metal" made by white people lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:21 PM

^ lol, person who just figured that out when there's a famous phony phone call about it that's been circulating for years.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 4:43 PM

scarves... well, whaddaya know, stays the same :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 4:54 PM

4:46 lulz, stupid sausages

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 5:02 PM

When I shot this show in Vancouver the tour manager told us "First 3 songs, no flash." I take it this rule was not in effect here?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 8:22 PM

you can't use flash in canada, because everything will melt.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 1:23 AM

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!!!!
You guys are a spooksters aren't you? Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 3:05 PM

when did brooklyn vegan turn into just a bunch of clueless faggots leaving wack comments?
bummer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:00 PM

behemoth is great.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 3:12 PM

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