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Road Rage '04 Philadelphia Show Report

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Band Photo: Trivium (?)

Road Rage Tour 2004, after previous successful tours with amazing bands the tour is back and better then ever. Bringing along with it this time Machine Head, Chimaira, and Trivium (and 3 Inches of Blood on other dates).

Trivium blew me away they performed so well, dual solos and working their asses off to get the fans involved as much as possible. I was really impressed by the way they played live because they're still a relatively new band yet they seemed to have been doing this for years already. They played a good number of old stuff and they played some new songs as well, one that they had written about a week before this tour started as well.

Next to rock the stage was Chimaira who are always amazing live. They came out to a different intro song this time, and it ended and the band made their entrance and started to play Cleansation. After that they played a lot of older material and it was great to see them play songs I haven't seen live in years. Then they played a lot of newer stuff as well, they announced that they'd see us again next year with another new album right before they played the last song of the evening, which just so happened to be Pure Hatred. All in all Chimaira blew me away; their sound was better then usual this time.

After a lengthy problem with trying to get the microphones to work Machine Head took the stage next. Rob Flynn and fellow 'Head members graced the stage with their presence. Tonight was a very special night, it was the 10th anniversary of the release of Burn My Eyes, so they decided to play that cd in it's entirety for the fans. It was great to hear songs that they haven't played in over nine years. After playing almost the entire cd since they were having so much fun they decided to play some cover songs, with a little help from Mark Hunter from Chimaira. They played Creeping Death and then went on to play a Motley Crue song. Then they went into playing Roots (by Sepultura) then played Walk. After that they went on to play a couple more songs, then the show was over, after almost an hour and a half of a pure metal onslaught by Machine Head the night came to an end.

My opinion, would be to go check out this damn tour, it is by far one of the better ones that's going on this summer! I also did two interviews at the show last night, one with Jim(bass) from Chimaira, the other with Matt(guitars, vocals) from Trivium. They will be posted later this afternoon or tomorrow!

Head over to the gallery to check out photos from this show.

This tour started up on August 3rd and will come to an end on August 29th. Here are the exact dates and venues:

8/3 Cleveland OH @ The Odeon
8/4 Toronto ON @ The Opera House
8/5 Manchester NH @ Bombshelter (no Machine Head)
8/6 Worcester MA @ Palladium
8/7 New York NY @ Irving Plaza
8/8 Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
8/9 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
8/10 Norfolk VA @ The Norva
8/11 Winston Salem NC @ Ziggy's
8/13 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
8/14 Lake Buena Vista FL @ House of Blues
8/16 Houston TX @ Engine Room
8/17 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
8/18 Dallas TX @ Trees
8/20 Grand Rapids MI @ The Intersection
8/21 Detroit MI @ Harpos
8/22 Columbus OH @ Al Rosa Villa
8/23 Chicago IL @ House of Blues
8/24 Milwaukee WI @ Eagles Auditorium
8/25 Minneapolis MN @ The Quest
8/27 Lawrence KS @ Granada
8/28 Denver CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/29 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theatre
8/30 Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theatre
9/1 San Francisco CA @ Slim's
9/3 Ventura CA @ Ventura Theatre
9/4 Hollywood CA @ House of Blues
9/5 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues

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1. FUFL Stoner writes:

I went to that show. That was the best show i've ever went to. I was so f***ing awesome. Chimaira rocked. I never seen them but they were so much more than i expected, and they ended with my favs, power trip than pure hatred. Then after the delay, machine head came out after the crowd got impatient and started chanting, "MACHINE HEAD! MACHINE HEAD!" They open with Davidian and went through most of Burn My Eyes. Then they brought out Mark Hunter (singer of Chimaira) and they did some great covers, especially Creeping Death and Walk. Then they wraped up the show with f*** It All or Block. It was the best show this year. Props to Chimaira and Machine Head.

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2. deathbringer writes:

Yes, I agree that Chimaira exceeded all expectations for me as well the following night. Wish I coulda caught both shows so I could see the all-Burn My Eyes set as well.

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