Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 11:55 pm|
Photos: Opeth, Gojira & Devin Townsend Project ravaged Starland Ballroom (5/7)
Pics by Lina Glasir
As part of very special and select few dates with metal giants Gojira and Devin Townsend Project, Swedish prog death metal legends Opeth are embarked on spring dates, having just infiltrated New Jersey at Starland Ballroom for a jam-filled showing on Sunday, May 7.
Packed like sardines, a massive crowd detonated when Opeth hit the stage, kicking off their set with the title-track from their latest full-length on Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast, Sorceress. The band played additional Sorceress tracks “The Wilde Flowers” and “Era,” along with various hits from their albums Ghost Reveries, My Arms, Your Hearse, Damnation, Heritage, Pale Communion, Watershed and Deliverance, counting mega hits such as “Ghost of Perdition,” “Demon of the Fall,” “In My Time of Need” and the night’s closer “Deliverance.”
Gojira and Devin Townsend Project had no problem warming up the crowd as both acts received a hugely positive reception from the nearly sold-out venue. Multiple colossal pits erupted for the French metal slayers Gojira, who performed uber hits like “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe,” “Flying Whales,” and “L’Enfant Sauvage,” along with plenty of fresh cuts from their latest LP Magma, including rippers such as “Only Pain,” “Silvera” and “Stranded.” Devin Townsend Project entertained with songs from their records Sky Blue, Transcendence, Accelerated Evolution, Addicted and Physicist, along with Heavy Devy‘s usual humorous stage banter.
Check out more photos, plus fan-filmed clips and set-lists from the NJ concert below. Opeth have a few more dates lined up with Gojira and DTP, plus a bunch of spring and summer festival appearances throughout Europe (get full info).
Coming soon to Starland Ballroom:
Devin Townsend Project:
Opeth setlist Starland Ballroom, NJ – 5/7/17:
01 – Sorceress
Gojira setlist Starland Ballroom, NJ – 5/7/17:
01 – Only Pain
Devin Townsend Project setlist Starland Ballroom, NJ – 5/7/17:
01 – Rejoice
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