Photos and Writing by Kenny Brown
Legends Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless in White brought their highly anticipated Trinity of Terror Tour to Charlotte, NC April 26. Hours before the show began the excited crowd was lined up outside the doors of The Fillmore patiently waiting yet eager to get in.
The evening started off with Fame on Fire. Though relatively young as a band, Fame on Fire has quickly built a huge following. With their energetic genre blend of rock, hip hop, and metal they had no problem getting the crowd moving and screaming. The most engaging moment of their set was a powerful cover of Linkin Park‘s “Numb”.
Motionless in White took the stage next. Their set started with the hard hitting “Disguise”, the title track to their most recently released album, which was followed up by a variety of fan favorites from throughout their career including “Necessary Evil”, “Brand New Numb”, “Voices”, and more. They finished off their set with a smashing cover of The Killers “Somebody Told Me” then ending with the emotional “Eternally Yours”.
Up next was Black Veil Brides bringing an energetic and highly charismatic performance starting with the ripping “Faithless” then tearing through a set of favorites including “Crimson Skies”, “Wake Up”, and “All Your Hate”, then ending the set with the anthemic (and appropriately titled) “In the End”.
Closing out the night was horror-core legends Ice Nine Kills. Ice Nine Kills is always impressive with their dramatic horror-themed performances. Each song is like it’s own mini horror film, full of exquisitely crafted costumes and perfectly choreographed actors to bring the terror to life. After opening with “Welcome to Horrorwood”, the band tore into “Wurst Vacation” (a nod to the movie Hostel), followed by “Hip to be Scared” (American Psycho), “Stabbing in the Dark” (Halloween), “IT is the End” (IT), and more, finishing out their set with “The American Nightmare” (Nightmare on Elm Street).