Chaos and Carnage Tears Through Mesa

It was a typical sleepy week night in Mesa but little did the city know what was about to come crashing in. The Chaos and Carnage tour was set to take over The Nile Theater. The show was sold out; people all over Arizona made their way to see this amazing lineup. Once inside the people were packed like sardines and as happy as a clam.

The house lights dimmed and the crowd started screaming, they knew what was coming, Lorna Shore.  The crowd went wild the moment the band stepped on stage. Lorna Shore is a deathcore band from New Jersey. The bands line up is Adam De Micco-lead guitar, Andrew O’Connor- rhythm guitar, Austin Archey-drums, Will Ramos-vocals, and Michael Yager-bass.  The minute the music started all chaos began! Fans started making their way to the stage via crowd surfing. Once on the stage the fans would jump back off into the crowd. The bands presence was immediately noticed dominating the whole stage.

The next band to take the stage was the co-headliner, Carnifex. This deathcore band hails from San Diego, California and is formed by Scott Lewis-vocals, Cory Arford-guitar, Shawn Cameron-drums, and Fred Calderon-bass.

The minute Lewis hits the stage, the atmosphere changes, he means business. His stage presence takes command and the crowd eats it up. The stage diving and crowd surfing gets crazier. The other members of the band contributed to Lewis’ energy through their hard hitting riffs, beats and headbanging.

The final band to hit the stage was Suicide Silence.  The second they took to the stage; they took control of the crowd. Hernan “Eddie” Hermida engaged with the crowd right away. Suicide Silence is from Riverside, Ca. Other members of the band are Chris Garza- rhythm guitar, Mark Heylmum-lead guitar, Dan Kenny- bass and Ernie Iniguez- drums (touring member). Right before they were going to play their second song of the night, Hermida took to the mike and dedicated the song to Mitchel from The Black Dhalia Murder.

The crowd erupted with joy as they began to play the song in honor of Mitchel’s memory. After the song ended, Hermida took to talking to the crowd again, he engaged with the crowd multiple times, his interaction with the crowd is what truly made that show special.

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