Saturday, Oct.. 19th, 2013 at American Airlines Center
Forming in 1999, Avenged Sevenfold have gained much commercial success despite their rocky personnel changes; their second bass player Justin Sane, was replaced by Dameon Ash shortly after a reported suicide attempt, who was then replace by current bass player Johnny Christ, who has maintained the position since 2003. In 2009 their original drummer, James “The Rev” Sullivan, was found dead at his home at the age of 28 due to an accidental drug overdose. The band has released six albums, the latest of which is entitled Hail to the King. In 2012 they won two Revolver Golden Gods awards in the categories “Best Live Band” and “Most Dedicated Fans”.
Deftones have been pushing forward with great success, despite original bass player Chi Cheng’s 2008 car accident, and subsequent death on April 13th of this year due to sudden cardiac arrest. Earlier this year they won Revolver’s Golden Gods award for “Album of the Year” for their latest release Koi No Yokan.
Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls of the much-hyped Ghost opened the evening with their dark, satanic imagery and music reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s heavy rock/metal scene. A technical glitch caused the last last song of their set to be cut short. Ghost posted the following on their Facebook page shortly after…
“Children of Dallas!
Let’s just say that tonight’s little “divine intervention”, that made us end our performance abruptly and somewhat oddly, won’t stop us from coming back very soon.
Thank you very much for the support!
/A Nameless Ghoul”
Photos: Daniel Work / Staff Photographer
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