One of metal's biggest tours hit New York City on Friday night (Feb. 7) with Machine Head, Suicide Silence and Darkest Hour nearly blowing the roof off the Best Buy Theater. This current leg of 'The Eighth Plague' tour is Machine Head's first true headlining tour in nearly five years -- and the NYC crowd welcomed them with rabid enthusiasm.
After a hard-fought battle for supremacy in the previous Death Match, Suicide Silence edged out reigning champs As I Lay Dying in the final hours of the war by a slim margin of 51-49 percent. Suicide Silence fans united in an incredible showing of solidarity and dedication to their deathcore heroes, giving As I Lay Dying their first loss after a Hall of Fame induction seemed certain for the band until the very last moments. Thanks to their insane fans, Suicide Silence's 'You Only Live Once' moves on to its second bout in the Death Match.
After an incredibly close match and thousands upon thousands of votes, As I Lay Dying emerged victorious in their bout against Children of Bodom. This brings As I Lay Dying to 3-0 in Death Match. One more win and their tune 'Paralyzed' will be the first ever song to be declared immortal in the Death Match Hall of Fame.