Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 22, 2014

photos by Caroline Harrison, words by Doug Moore

Behemoth @ Irving Plaza - 4/19/14
Goatwhore
Behemoth

Aside from perplexing openers Black Crown Initiate, whom I missed, every band on this bill was both ungodly tight and steeped in lovably familiar theatricality. Inquisition and 1349 both opted for the classic Scandinavian corpsepaint-'n'-spikes look; the latter's bassist bizarrely chose to wear a robe. (Mismatched costume levels among metal band members are always funny; it's like when album personnel notes credit Nekroshaman, Maniacal, Caligula, and Steve.) Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore might be better at metal-frontman posturing than anyone I've seen -- he strikes badass pose after badass pose for the entire set every time they play, all without his powerful voice ever faltering.
This year's edition of the Metal Alliance Tour -- which features Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, & Black Crown Initiate -- hit NYC last Friday (4/19) at Irving Plaza. (The entire tour, aside from Behemoth, would go on to hit Saint Vitus the following night.) That's an excerpt of my Invisible Oranges writeup on the show above. Read the rest and check out pictures at IO. More pictures are in this post and they continue below...

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Black Crown Initiate

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Inquisition

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Behemoth

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Metal Alliance -- 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 22 Club Soda Montreal, QC
Apr 23 The Opera House Toronto, ON
Apr 24 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Apr 25 House of Blues- Chicago Chicago, IL
Apr 26 Skyway Theater- Studio B Minneapolis, MN
Apr 27 The Garrick Winnipeg, MB
Apr 29 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
Apr 30 Union Hall Edmonton, AB
May 02 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
May 03 Studio Seven Seattle, WA

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Comments (21)

You guys didn't any pics of Behemoth with their masks during the encore?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 11:17 AM

Yeah, kind of thought hose would have made good shots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 11:23 AM

we're all thinking it, so ill be the first to say it: goatwhore's new stuff blows, they have gone limp dick soft.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 11:26 AM

rick, colin, and jesse walk into a bar- then they "consult" and rob it blind!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 11:29 AM

when goatwhore decides to stop playing puss metal and get their floating options on modifed bridge loans in to the 21st century they can call me.

Posted by Oliver Rothauser | April 22, 2014 11:31 AM

goatwhore.. sounds like a rub sold at williams sonoma

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 11:32 AM

Saw goatwhore open for CamZak at the North Tulsa convention center. more like Goat-poor!

Posted by Donkey Dick | April 22, 2014 11:35 AM

im gonna pound you!

Posted by db56 | April 22, 2014 11:36 AM

Im gonna knock you out

Posted by CanyonJ | April 22, 2014 11:37 AM

finally! a good MOSHING CONCERT!

Posted by rotten rotter | April 22, 2014 11:38 AM

should know more in 6 to 8 quarters, but its looking pretty good

Posted by rotten rotter | April 22, 2014 11:39 AM

youre missing the argument- GW by changing is staying true to their roots

Posted by #attymesolaw | April 22, 2014 11:42 AM

i was at irving plaza- i asked jerry WHERE ARE THE FUKKIN FRIES?!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MAIL-man | April 22, 2014 11:43 AM

cant wait to see them in the old brill building

Posted by juggy | April 22, 2014 11:43 AM

i know its pretty to look at, but i didnt take it out for air

Posted by big tim | April 22, 2014 11:47 AM

mail!

Posted by diego parma | April 22, 2014 12:34 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/behemoth/irvingplaza/behemoth-4.jpg

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/behemoth/irvingplaza/behemoth-18.jpg


^ Ok, I'll ask this again: why exactly does BV even bother separating "Metal" from "Comedy" at the top of the page?


Seriously, I'd like an answer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 6:16 PM

6:16 Those guys in that pic looked like they were having fun. You're missing out on a lot of great times by discounting heavy music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 8:54 AM

izzat a #levis trucker jacket I see?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 9:29 AM

#SVGH

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 4:14 PM

gave me chills

Posted by Steven Lefran├žois | May 27, 2014 4:27 AM

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