Rise Against and Killswitch Engage team up for a tour across the States which brings a double dose of metal and punk to the masses.

Opening their set with, “The Great Die-Off” Rise Against put on a highly energized set in front of a legion of fans that had come out on a Tuesday evening to get a little rowdy. The band tore through a setlist that combined newer material off of their latest release The Black Market with older classics such as “Give It All,” “Prayer of the Refugee” and “Black Masks and Gasoline.”

They also slowed things down a bit for a two song acoustic set of “Hero Of War,” and “Swing Life Away,” before closing the evening with a rousing encore of “Dancing For Rain,” and “Savior.”

Direct support on this tour comes from Killswitch Engage, the Massachusetts based Metalcore outfit who themselves put on a fast and furious set highlighted by “A Bid Farewell,” “You Don’t Bleed for Me,” and “In Due Time.”

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to report.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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