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In Flames + Trivium Rock New York City

In Flames / Trivium
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

In Flames and Trivium rocked the sold-out Best Buy Theater in New York City along with Veil of Maya and Kyng over the weekend (Feb. 18).

Rock trio Kyng opened up the show with an explosive set and played tunes such as ‘Falling Down,’ ‘Pushing and Pulling,’ ‘I Don’t Believe’ and ‘Trails In Veins’ among others from their debut album ‘Trampled Sun.’ The onstage chemistry of the band was undeniable and there’s no question the band gained some new East Coast fans.

Veil of Maya played a solid set that got a few crowd surfers rumbling. The Illinois based band is gearing up for their upcoming release ‘Eclipse,’ which is set to drop Feb 28.

Trivium erupted by starting out their set with the title track of their latest album ‘In Waves.’ Fans went nuts over Matt Heafy and the gang as they belted out the words to songs such as ‘Built to Fall’, ‘Black’, ‘Forsake Not the Dream’ as well as favorites like ‘Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr’, ‘Like Light to Flies’ and ‘Throes to Perdition.’ The band’s interaction with the crowd made fans all the more passionate and sing that much harder.

Swedish metallers In Flames lit up the Best Buy Theater, literally. With numerous lights of all colors, they put on a show that will remain in the mind of concert goers for a long time. The band sounded impeccable and engaging frontman Anders Friden had fans chuckling between songs. At one point during in the beginning of the set Friden humorously got the crowd pumped when he joked, “It’s a heavy metal show; it’s not Kings of Leon onstage now.”

The band’s vigorous performance had the crowd’s energy soaring as they performed an eclectic mix of songs such as ‘Trigger,’ The Hive,’ ’Alias’ and ‘Take This Life,’ as well as numerous others. They also played songs from their new album ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’ including the title track, ‘Deliver Us’, ‘Where the Dead Ships Dwell’ and ‘Fear Is the Weakness,’ just to name a few.

It was one heck of a night and even though tonight’s gig in Chicago marks the last show of this great tour, all of these bands are gearing up for lots more touring in 2012.

Photos of In Flames, Trivium, Veil of Maya and Kyng in New York City

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