On November 30, 2022 fans packed the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee to see the Trinity of Terror Tour Part III. This stacked lineup includes iconic bands Atreyu, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless in White that were all set to provide fans with ultimate experience.
First band of the night was popular metalcore band Atreyu. This five piece band was formed in 1998 out of Yorba Linda, California, and is well known for their high energy, and memorable stage presence. Atreyu has released eight studio albums, the most recent in 2021 titled Baptize, which was featured several times during the night. Although the fans were slowly piling in by the time their set began, the ones who got there early really seemed to enjoy the show. Vocalist, Brandon Saller, walked into the crowd singing hit “The Time Is Now,” but not before stopping to get himself a drink at the bar. Once Saller returned to the stage he said “Thank you to the bartender who poured my drink, I love you.” Atreyu played a total of twelve songs including “Save Us,” “Baptize,” a quick sample of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” before closing out the night with song “Blow.”
Next up was Ice Nine Kills, commonly referred to as ”INK.” This heavy metal band was formed in 2000 out of Boston, Massachusetts, and is commonly known for their horror inspired lyrics. INK has produced six albums, the most recent released in 2021 titled The Silver Scream 2:Welcome to Horrorwood. Fans were anxiously awaiting the arrival of INK, and began packing the venue, once the projector displayed a theater like warning fans began cheering. As the opening for “Funeral Derangements” began vocalist, Spencer Charnas, came out wielding a shovel, and the crowd went wild. Dressed dapper in suits this five piece band sets out to provide fans with a horror experience of a lifetime. During their set, Charnas incorporates multiple props including an axe, shovel, masks, a power drill, and chainsaw which really adds a spooky factor to the mix. Ice Nine Kills performed several popular songs during their fifty minute set including “Stabbing in the Dark,” “A Grave Mistake,” “The Shower Scene,” and closed out the night with “Welcome to Horrorwood,” but not before Charnas got a quick crowd surf in. Ice Nine Kills has quickly grown in the heavy metal world with just over 420k Instagram followers, and 1.7 million monthly Spotify listeners, and recently announced they will be opening a 2023-2024 tour with world renowned band Metallica. Needless to say, INK is here to stay, and fans of all ages are ready for more.
Third band of the night was metalcore band Black Veil Brides. Formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio they are most known for their gothic look, body paint, and black makeup. Black Veil Brides has produced six studio albums, the most recent released in 2021 titled The Phantom Tomorrow. Fans lined the barricade decked out in BVB merch, some were sporting matching face and body paint, but they all had smiles on their faces. Vocalist Andy Biersack immediately hyped up the crowd, and encouraged fans to sing along while holding the mic stand into the air. This five piece band has previously stated some musical influences are Marilyn Manson, In Flames, and Rise Against, however their sound has a uniqueness about itself unlike any other. During their fifty minute set Black Veil Brides played multiple hits both old and new including “Crimson Skies,” “Shadows Rise,” “Coffin,” and finished out their set with “In The End,” which seemed to be a fan favorite. With over two million monthly listeners on Spotify its safe to say Nashville hasn’t seen the last of this interesting band.
Last but certainly not least we have metalcore band Motionless in White. Formed in 2004 in Scranton, Pennsylvania Motionless in White has produced six studio albums, the most recent released in 2022 titled Scoring the End of the World. Vocalist, Chris Motionless stated at one point how excited he was to be in Nashville, and bragged on how great the crowd was. Motionless in White really brought the heat to this tour when bringing in two beautiful ladies to shoot sparks across the stage mid song, it was not only edgy, but an amazing light show. The crowd seemed cheerful while waving their hands in the air at the bands request, all while Chris Motionless wore a big smile on his face. Commonly known for their intricate riffs, and keyboard effects they have previously stated musical influences are Depeche Mode, Slipknot, and Johnny Cash. During their fifty minute set they performed songs “Disguise,” “Slaughterhouse,”and closed out the night with “Eternally Yours.” Lucky for your the Trinity of Terror Tour part III still has a few remaining dates across North America, click HERE to see if they are coming to a area near you.
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