Written & photographed by Chapin Patel.
On July 2nd, 2019, Every Time I Die, Mastodon and Coheed and Cambria took over the Austin 360 Ampitheatre in Austin, Texas. Fans camped out and lined up hours in advance to secure the coveted front-row spot.
Although the weather forewarned of an approaching storm, the sun was shining and the breeze was blowing steadily as Every Time I Die started things off. The Buffalo-based metal band kicked off the show with favorites such as “Rome Holiday” and “Glitches.” Vocalist Keith Buckley commanded the crowd to move and the fans suddenly began to create a mosh-pit. Some even crowd surfed, high-fiving the various members. They definitely started the show on an enthusiastic note that carried through the evening.
Mastodon followed with an equally as intriguing set. In 1999, the four-piece Atlanta-based band formed. Mastodon were welcomed with cheers and smiles from the energetic fans as they brought the heavy metal vibes to the stage. They performed classics such as “Oblivion,” “Divinations” and “Quintessence.” They were a joy to watch, definitely an energizing experience I’d love to attend again.
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria jumped on stage and fans immediately erupted into cheers and screams. As Coheed and Cambria performed, the lights were beautiful and the band played perfectly. Vocalist, Claudio smiled at the crowd while singing and playing his guitar. The band played songs such as “The Dark Punisher,” “Unheavenly Creatures,” and “Lucky Stars.” Coheed are always a joy to perform, considering they bring intense energy to the stage and move around the stage significantly and came as close as possible to the crowd as they could.