CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY & REVIEW: Evan J. Thomas photographed Butcher Babies, Infected Rain, Bullet To The Heart and Stitched Up Heart at Reggies in Chicago, check out his bad ass photos and review. - SEE IT ALL HERE
Women of hard rock/ metal were at the forefront on this mid September night at Reggie's Club in Downtown Chicago and were we in for a treat with these four bands. Keep reading below...
BULLET TO THE HEART
Chicago's own Bullet To The Heart were at their best as they kicked off the show as vocalist Audrey Queen took the reigns and lathered up the masses during their 30 minute set. The energy and passion that BTTH brought laid the ground work for what was to come. Thrashing through their new single "Tortured Pleasure" as well as "Falling Away", they capped off their set with the kick you in your fucking teeth "Knives Deep" and they left us wanting more!
STITCHED UP HEART
Stitched Up Heart led by the sparkling Mixi with her multi colored hair and warrior style outfit were next up and popped off their biggest hits with "Catch Me When I Fall", "Finally Free" and "Monster".
Infected Rain was the most intriguing band of the night for me. This was their first time touring the U.S. and their first time in Chicago and they slayed it! Hailing from Chisinau which is located in Moldova, Infected Rain features the flowing dread locked Elena "Lena Scissorhands" Cataraga on vocals along with fellow band members Vadim, Vladimir, Sergey and Eugen flanking her on stage. I wasn't sure what to expect but after 45 minutes of sheer metal I loved how Lena had the masses in her palm and how she connected with the crowd. "Passerby", "Black Gold" and "Taphephobia" were just a few of the songs they had for us tonight.
Headlining on this Friday night was the one and only Butcher Babies. Led by the female vocalist duo of Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey along with guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Ricky Bonazza and drummer Chase Brickenden their shows are an experience. I love how Carla and Heidi play off each other with their vocals on songs and how "in your face" they are throughout their set. Kicking off with "I Smell a Massacre", new songs "Bottom of a Bottle" and "It's Killing Time, Baby" Butcher Babies are always thrashing around the stage and capping off the night with "Yorktown" was a fitting way to go out. Rock On!
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