Gigantour Hits Los Angeles: Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil Triumph (VIDEO)
One of the best bang-for-the-buck metal shows of the year, Gigantour, rolled into a sold-out Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles last week.
The mini-fest, featuring a broad spectrum of sound and styles included the Italian goth metal outfit Lacuna Coil, the Danish rockabilly-metallers Volbeat, and legends Motörhead and Megadeth.
Cristina Scabbia, the lovely siren from Lacuna Coil told Noisecreep, "Gigantour is kicking some serious ass! Just think about the package you can get! Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, hellooo? Playing in venues like the amazing Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal city just adds some coolness to the plate! The L.A. day was the expected plain magic madness, with a show full of energy and the reunion with friends we haven't seen in a while. We had a blast!"
And she had it dead on. Her band kicked things off with a set of whirling symphonic metal that actually had several shows topping moments. Playing a tight, six-song set that included 'Our Truth,' 'Fragile' and 'Spellbound,' the band (which has been around since 1994) was spellbinding and more than set the table for Volbeat.
The Danes held forth with a nice power of their own, darkly thumping through a muscular set that finished with a bit of the band playing a bit of Slayer's 'Raining Blood.'
Then it was time for the venerable Motörhead, featuring the iconic and weatherworn Lemmy Kilmister. Since 1975 they've released more than 20 albums, but his pose at the elevated microphone remains timeless. This is a power