Lamb of God takes a detour from their current tour with Slipknot to headline local radio station’s birthday bash.
Boise’s rock radio station 100.3 The X celebrated their 20thÂ year on air by bringing Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, Motionless In White, and Wilson for a night of heavy metal festivities.
Motionless In White took the stage to the delight of the younger female fans, whose loud joyous shrieks were clearly audible between songs. The band performed several songs from their recent album Reincarnate, including â€œBreak the Cycleâ€ and â€œGeneration Lost,â€ as well as the title track. With a slightly longer set time, the band treated the audience to a cover of Danzigâ€™s “Mother.”
The show really picked up speed when Bullet For My Valentine tore into their set with â€œYour Betrayal.â€ The bandâ€™s seven song set included singles â€œRaising Hell,â€ â€œNo Way Out,â€ and â€œArmy of Noiseâ€ from their latest release Venom. The crowd responded with fervor and frequent mosh pits.
After a half hour long set change, two large screens flanking Lamb Of Godâ€™s drum set began to display a series of video clips of crowds, buildings being demolished, and a little girl tearing petals from a flower. The band opened their set with â€œWalk With Me In Hell.â€ The screens projected images of war, religion, and politics through 12Â more songs, including fan favorites â€œSomething To Die For,â€ â€œVigil,â€ â€œLaid To Rest,â€ and â€œRedneck.â€ The band also performed â€œStill Echoesâ€ and â€œ512â€ from their most recent album VII: Sturm und Drang. The Richmond, Virginia quintet’s energy never let up as vocalist Randy Blythe constantly moved about the stage, jumping off the riser, and engaging the ardent crowd. The band closed the night with â€œBlack Labelâ€ and left the audience exhausted, but content.