October 25, 2023

LACUNA COIL at the Aztec Theatre

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Gods of goth and industrial rock under one roof!

Last night, Lacuna Coil, Fear Factory, and Lions At The Gate graced the Aztec Theatre stage in San Antonio, Texas for a night of unforgettable heavy metal and alternative rock.

The combination of these three powerhouse bands promised a dynamic show, and they delivered with a performance that left the crowd in a total sense of excitement!

The overall production was top-notch, with a stunning light show that complemented the bands’ performances. The sound quality was excellent, ensuring every note and beat was crystal clear. The venue’s atmosphere was electric, with a diverse crowd of devoted fans who shared a deep love for these bands and of course, an event with these characteristics couldn’t be ignored by our team, so we went to the Aztec Theatre to tell you a little bit of what we saw.

Aztec Theatre - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza 16

LIONS AT THE GATE

Lions At The Gate kicked off the evening with a high-energy set that immediately captivated the audience. Their blend of alternative rock and post-grunge had the crowd headbanging and singing along.

The band’s charismatic frontperson engaged the crowd, creating a strong connection. Lions at the Gate’s passionate performance set the tone for the night with some of their classing hits such as “Not Even Human”, “Drain”, “Bed Of Nails” and “Find My Way”.

Lions At The Gate - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lions At The Gate - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lions At The Gate - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lions At The Gate - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lions At The Gate - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

FEAR FACTORY

Fear Factory, known for their pioneering industrial metal sound, took the stage next.

The crowd erupted in excitement as the band unleashed their heavy riffs and thundering drumbeats. Burton C. Bell’s distinctive vocals reverberated through the venue, and their stage presence was magnetic. Fear Factory’s setlist featured classics along with tracks from their latest album, showcasing their enduring relevance in the metal scene.

The synchronized light show and visuals intensified the industrial atmosphere, creating a mesmerizing experience for almost one hour including great songs like “Shock”, Powershifter”, “Freedom Or Fire”, “Archetype” and “Resurrection”.

A very special moment during Fear Factory’s performance was when Lacuna Coil’s singer Andrea Ferro and Lions At The Gate’s Cristian Machado joined to band to sing one song together.

Fear Factory - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Fear Factory - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Fear Factory - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Fear Factory - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Fear Factory - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

LACUNA COIL

Finally, it was the turn for the Italian gothic metal maestros, Lacuna Coil, who stepped into the spotlight and brought the evening to a mesmerizing climax.

Cristina Scabbia’s hauntingly beautiful voice intertwined with Andrea Ferro’s raw intensity, creating a musical tapestry that enveloped the audience. 

The band flawlessly delivered a mix of their signature gothic metal and alternative rock hits. Tracks like “Blood, Tears, Dust” “Heaven’s a Lie”, “Swamped”, “Never Dawn” and “Nothing Stands In Our Way” had the crowd in a frenzy. Cristina’s vocals soared, and her interaction with the audience showed their genuine appreciation for their fans.

Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

Over the past few months, Lacuna Coil dedicated their efforts to the promotion of “Comalies XX” a freshly unveiled “reimagined” and “relocated” rendition of the band’s third album, “Comalies” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 

Album “Comalies” initially hit the shelves on October 29, 2002, under Century Media Records. The album, including the track “Heaven’s A Lie” that propelled the band to stardom, is said to have achieved sales of more than 300,000 copies in the United States solo.

Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Lacuna Coil - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

Overall, the Lacuna Coil, Fear Factory, and Lions At The Gate show at the Aztec Theatre was a musical journey through the realms of alternative rock, industrial metal, and gothic metal. Each band delivered a passionate and engaging performance, leaving the audience with a memorable night they won’t soon forget.

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