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Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Doing this from my phone so it will be brief.

Went to see Suicide Silence (and also Unearth and A Skylit Drive) in Richmond, Virginia last night.

The sound was perfect and the crowd very knowledgeable. That makes a huge difference at this kind of show. It's not for the weak of heart so having a crowd of curious passersby can make or break the night. Richmond has a solid metal scene with a lot of exceptional local bands (Lamb Of God, Gwar, Municipal Waste, etc.).

Apparently someone from the venue pissed Mitch (singer) off right before their set so he came out raging... hurling abuse at the bouncers and staff, telling the crowd to boycott The National, burn the place down. It was my third time seeing them (and first time as headliners) and they were MUCH more aggressive and angry this time. They played a tight, violent set. Loved it.

Took some photos. Will post a few of the decent ones when I get home.

Replies to This Posting

  1. BG avatar BG

    Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    "Boycott the National", lol. That is a great venue to see a show.

  2. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    I agree. It was great. Apparently Mitch felt otherwise. I wish we had a venue like it in Toronto though.

  3. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    great review!

  4. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    They played a tight, violent set. Loved it.

    you really know how to write a show review!!!!
    "Love-Sex"

  5. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    here's a shot I took of Mitch from the pit.

  6. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM
  7. Re: Suicide Silence @ The National (Richmond, VA)

    Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    you took some great shots,

    yeah, I'll pass on the link lol