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Arch Enemy and DevilDriver Bring ‘Khaos’ to New York City

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Sweden took over New York City as frontwoman Angela Gossow and the rest of Arch Enemy brought the house down at the Best Buy Theater for the North American Khaos Tour.

Arch Enemy performed with vigor as Gossow’s growling vocals were on point, she definitely gave the male vocalists of the night a run for their money. Gossow and the gang had fans bouncing around as they opened with the song ‘Yesterday Is Dead and Gone’ off of their new album ‘Khaos Legions.’

They also performed fan favorites such as ‘Revolution Begins,’ ‘Ravenous’ and ‘Dead Bury Their Dead’ among many more.

When co-headliner DevilDriver took the stage, it was intensity from beginning to end. As crowd surfers came and went, it was evident that vocalist Dez Fafara truly loves the fans through the intensity and vigor he performs with.

Tour manager and fairly new bass player Aaron “Bubble” Patrick had great chemistry with the rest of the band and was charismatic on stage.

The only complaint is that their set wasn’t longer and unfortunately it did not include a lot of tracks from their latest record ‘Beast.’

One new track that they did perform was ‘Dead to Rights,’ along with metal hits such as ‘Pray for Villains’ and ‘Not All Who Wander Are Lost.’

Support acts included extreme metal band Skeletonwitch and Taiwanese metal band Chthonic.

Skeletonwitch are out promoting their upcoming fourth record, ‘Forever Abomination,’ which drops Oct. 11 in North America. Die-hard Skeletonwitch fans were front and center as this band tested the entire foundation of the Best Buy Theater with their thunderous sound.

The Taiwanese metal veterans of Chthonic opened up the show with and explosive set and performed various songs from their new and sixth studio album ‘Takasago Army.’ They certainly gained a new group of American fans who hope they obtain duel citizen ship so they can do many more North American shows in the future.

As New York metal fans try to regain their hearing from the concert, the North American Khaos Tour continues its deafening rampage until Oct. 4, where it wraps up at the House of Blues in Chicago.


Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire


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