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Turisas Bring ‘Battle Metal’ to New York City With Support From Firewind + Stolen Babies

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Finnish metalers Turisas gave the East Coast quite a treat by bringing their fighting spirit to Gramercy Theater on Wednesday night with help from Firewind and Stolen Babies.

Turisas graced the stage with their signature red and black face paint and Viking styled clothing. Their New York militia gave them a very warm welcome as the band aptly kicked off their set with ‘The March of the Varangian Guard.’

They also played ‘To Holmgard and Beyond,’ ‘A Portage to the Unknown’ and asked fans to raise their beers to their drinking song ‘One More.’

Frontman and warlord Mathias Nygard had complete command of the stage while performing, as he looked his legion of fans eye to eye. Even though many of the members are fairly new, excluding guitarist Jussi Wickstrom, the band as a whole seemed to have great communication and energy onstage.

Turisas ended the night with ‘Stand Up and Fight,’ ‘Sahti-Waari’ and of course ‘Battle Metal.’ which made their fans a very pleased bunch of mercenaries.

Greek metal band Firewind took the stage and delivered some powerful vocals with new singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter. Guitarist Gus G. pulled out some blistering riffs as usual and the band as a whole had great stage presence while performing tracks such as ‘Wall of Sound,’ ‘Head Up High,’ ‘Mercenary Man’ and ‘Falling to Pieces,’ among others.

Stolen Babies kicked off the night with their unique and vibrant stage presence. For a full list of dates where you can see these bands on tour, go here.

Check out our photos of Turisas and company in concert below, and don’t forget to enter our current Turisas prize pack giveaway by clicking here.

Photos of Turisas, Firewind and Stolen Babies Performing in New York:

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Firewind:

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Stolen Babies:

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