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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 5 Concerts of 2018

Posted by on December 18, 2018

1) Battle Beast @ 70000 Tons of Metal – February 2, 2018

The second day of 70000 Tons of Metal is always the longest and most exhausting part of the cruise. It starts at 10am, and if you’re still awake, ends close to 6am. Finland heavy metallers Battle Beast were scheduled to close the pool deck for night two at 5am. As much as my body wanted to collapse and call it a day, I knew I had to do whatever it took to be awake for their set. And, I did. I had no idea it would end up being the best performance of the year. Additionally, it was the best that I’ve seen from them. Whether it was the perfect lighting to match their unstoppable energy, their deliriousness from starting so late, my own exhaustion, or all mixed together; they put on an stunning show.

Close calls (guaranteed a few are missing):
Helloween @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY – September 16, 2018

Dimmu Borgir @ Playstation Theater, New York, NY – August 25, 2018

Angra @ Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY – September 12, 2018

Tarja @ Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY – September 9, 2018

Amorphis w/ Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell & Omnium Gatherum Gramercy Theatre, NYC Sept 7

Cradle of Filth @ Irving Plaza, New York, NY – April 7, 2018

Watain @ Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY – March 31, 2018

Behemoth @ Playstation Theater, New York, NY – November 03, 2018

Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York, NY – March 09, 2018

Insomnium @ Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY – June 23, 2018

Septicflesh w/ Dark Funeral & Thy Antichrist @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC March 10, 2018

 

 

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