Monday, March 5, 2012

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GIGANTOUR - March 3, 2012
at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Photos and Story by Sean Claes
Three Monsters of Hard Rock came through Austin, Texas on March 3, 2012 and set up shop at the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. Lacuna Coil, Volbeat and Megadeth entertained three stories of metalheads of all ages dressed in a sea of black shirts and smoke.

It was an awesome site for the place that hosted Gladys Knight just 24 hours earlier.

I've got to say, all three bands brought their A game. Maybe it was to make up for the fact that the legendary Motörhead, who was to play, had to cancel due to an illness in the band. But it's my suspicion that these bands bring it each and every night to the fans who eat it up like bacon on a Sunday morning.

Italian Metal/Goth rockers Lacuna Coil was up first, playing the 6:45p set.

Cristina Scabbia

Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro

Marco Coti Zelati

Cristina Scabbia

Andrea Ferro

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil SET LIST 3/3/12
Our Truth
Kill The Light
Trip The Darkness

Danish Rockabilly/Metal outfit came up second, and I've got to admit, I'd never heard them before. I was impressed as they more than held their own in present company. Of course, doing a little research, they've been around for a dozen years, and add to the fact that their "stand-in" guitarist (after their guitarist, Thomas Bredahl, parted ways with them) is Mercyful Fate's Hank Shermann. Awesome set and I'm kicking myself for not knowing their music before walking into the show.

Michael Poulsen

Hank Shermann

Shermann, Poulsen, and Kjølholm

Michael Poulsen

Anders Kjølholm

Los Angeles' Megadeth confirmed their right to me the headliners of the evening and treated the crowd to their signature style of thrash metal, proving as long as you are good at what you do, you don't need to follow the latest trend, the Dave Mustane growl will suffice... as it has since 1983.


Dave Mustaine

Chris Broderick

David Ellefson

Dave Mustaine

Shawn Drover

Megadeth SET LIST 3/3/12
Intro (Shut Up, Be Happy)

Set The World Afire
Wake Up Dead
Hangar 18
Angry Again
In My Darkest Hour
Public Enemy No. 1
Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
A Tout Le Monde (with Cristina Scabbia)
Ashes In Your Mouth
Sweating Bullets
Head Crusher
Symphony of Destruction
Peace Sells
No Class (Motörhead cover)
Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
Silent Scorn

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