How can you go wrong with a line-up consisting of Headliners DISTURBED with support from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LACUNA COIL and CHIMAIRA? well the economy ofcourse.  It was evident to see that at this venue all the mid to top level section were curtained off.  out of the possibilitiy of 15,000 thousand fans only 6,000 thousand attended this event.  in the grand scheme of things i dont care, i had a blast. everyband was in an above average top form. Chimaira seems to be another core metal outfit undistinguishable from the many others but still manage to give a good performance. LACUNA COIL was a different animal. fronted by what could be the hottest female in metal today, cristina scabbia along with her band of brothers roam and took control of the stage.  using her voice as another instrument, cristina’s vocal range is well above many other singers. people should check this band out.  Next up KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. kse came on like gangbusters. A healthy Adam Dutkiewicz (back problems ) was unstoppable for the entire set.  singer howard jones delivered the same powerful performance KSE fans expect.  It was during KSE set that the mosh pit became a monster, hitting it’s highest points during the song The End of Heartache as howard invited the fans to “come and say hi” .  a mass exodus or pilgrimage of bodies floated to the front of the stage. if you survived this you can survive anything. Finaly Disturbed. the headliners of this, their creation M.A.A.W.  this year marks the fourth trekk for this musical juggernaut of music and tattoo arts. DISTURBED won me over back during their first album THE SICKNESS was released.  4 albums deep in their history the chicago band continues to deliver great guitar driven music with one of the most amazing vocalist in metal today, david draiman.  the show went off without a glitch. great times was had by all and made a bunch of new friends. Music As A Weapon IV will continue to travel all along the U.S.A. be sure to catch this event.  I did not partake in the second stage since i was doing the G.A. line in order to be infront of the stage which i did. here are some pics of the event.



"Rock n Roll...Forever" Ben Gazzari
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm.
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