Tamara Igleheart

Whitechapel @ The Fonda Theater – 12/07/2018

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It’s been ten years since Whitechapel released their hit album, This Is Exile, and they have been out on the road celebrating a decade of annihilation. On Friday December 7 the band made a stop at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood and they brought along Slaughter To Prevail, Oceano, and Chelsea Grin. Needless to say, there was no shortage of mosh pits and brutality!

Slaughter To Prevail opened up the show at the Fonda and the Russian deathcore band made quite the impact. Frontamn Alex Shikolai took the stage wearing a mask that resembled a demon, which added an extra visual element to their performance. Heavy, low guitar chugs and blistering vocals incited mayhem throughout the venue, and Slaughter To Prevail proved they are the openers to watch!

Slaughter To Prevail Photo Gallery

Oceano was next up on stage and the Chicago metallers did not disappoint. Since their formation in 2006, they have rightfully earned their place among large names in heavy metal. It was clear that some of the fans in attendance at the Fonda were pleasantly surprised by their talent. During an Oceano set, it’s a tough choice between watching the adrenaline-fueled performance, or jumping into the mosh pit.

Oceano Photo Gallery

When Whitechapel took command of the room, the theater exploded into chaos. The atmosphere became more sinister with the help of darker lighting, which created silhouettes of the band members as they emerged from backstage. The first song of the set, “Faces,” went off without a hitch, and as the first notes rang out, the floor was engulfed in a mosh pit. Phil Bozeman’s guttural screams reverberating through the venue, the fans were ecstatic. After four songs, including the brand-new track, “Brimstone” from their upcoming album The Valley (which is set for release on March 29, 2019), Whitechapel played This Is Exile in its entirety.

 

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