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  • Writer's pictureKate Drexel

The Deadmen and Dragons Tour @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

On Halloween Eve, I was fortunate to shoot the Deadmen and Dragons tour, featuring Trivium and openers Between the Buried and Me, Whitechapel, and Khemmis at my local haunt, The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. The show was a few hundred shy of sold out. Not bad for a Sunday night. Though surprisingly, I was the only photographer in the photo pit. Not that I’m complaining.

Khemmis kicked the night off with some their heavy interaction with the crowd. Their music had some Trivium-influence I noticed. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it did remind me of Trivium’s older music. While their songs are a tad bit long and flawlessly blended together, they put on a hell of a great set.

Now, Whitechapel. I’ve been a fan for a while, especially after hearing “Hickory Creek.” Though it wasn’t part of the set, just seeing them live made me a bigger fan. Whitechapel certainly warmed the crowd up and kept the energy going. At the risk of sounding like a fan girl, I couldn’t stop thinking about them after they left the stage. So, until I see them again, I’m keeping a sharp eye out for future tour dates from them.

As for the next band, Between the Buried and Me, I’d only heard of them by name. And what I saw, I can’t even begin to describe their music and I mean that in the best way possible. There are no words to explain Between the Buried and Me as a band, except different. I’ve seen a lot various-styled bands in my years as a concert photographer, but nothing like Between the Buried and Me.

Now, for the main event, Trivium. I’ve seen Trivium multiple times, first in 2014 in New Hampshire, then in 2016 in Pennsylvania twice (a small venue and a festival), but their set was so different from what I’ve seen. I’m literally trying to find the words to describe what I saw through my camera lens but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. And the gallery below will show all that.

The Deadmen and Dragons tour has a few dates left so I’d get on finding the closest show to you and see what you’re missing. You won’t regret it.


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