Fit For a King and The Dark Path Tour featuring Silent Planet, Hollow Front and AVOID stormed into the Richmond, VA Canal Club on Thursday, March 31st. Located downtown just steps from the James River the Canal Club boasts a reasonably priced food menu, easy honor parking and a vast events schedule including some of the best rock/metal acts in the game. The venue reaches capacity at just 720 so be sure to grab tickets early as these intimate performances often sell out.
The insanity began the moment five-piece Seattle head bangers AVOID erupted onto to the stage ready to take over the world and your soul. Their contagious, frenzied energy sparked an inferno that had fans raging to the seven-song set opening with the recently released 'Split (Kill It)', followed by 'Flashbang!' and fan fave 'HostAge At A BeAch House PArty'. Frontman Benny Scholl is a rocket-fueled powerhouse on both hard and clean vocals, diving into the crowd during 'Cowabunga', the second new track that dropped on March 18th. The set concluded with a wall of death to the wildly popular hit 'Song About James' off the EP 'The Burner' from Thriller Records. Be sure to stop by their merch table after set for a pic, say hello and pick up a very unique band illustrated drum head!
Feeding that infectious energy, Grand Rapids, Michigan metalcore unit Hollow Front kept the mosh pit seething with tracks 'Comatose' and 'Treading Water', both released early this year. Their most recent offering is single 'The Price of Dreaming' which featured a surprise appearance, Archers vocalist, Nathanael Pulley, that left fans wondering if a potential collab might be in the future. The melodic, clean vocals by guitarist Dakota Alvarez were beautiful against the hard-ripping vocals of Tyler Tate, looking forward to hearing their new album, 'The Price of Dreaming', when it drops on May 27th. Show your support, stop by their merch table and grab your pre-order right here. Better yet, catch them on tour this summer with