Combichrist Everybody Still Hates You Tour played the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Wednesday 13, Night Club, Prison and Death Valley High.
Death Valley High
With the sunsetting below Fort Lauderdale, death disco band Death Valley High took the stage. These guys were tasked with warming up the crowd and the did so with enthusiasm. Cut from the mold of punk and death rock genres, DVH keeps their edges sharp to deliver music with an attitude. By the end of their set, the fans were looking for more from tunes to help them romp in the dark.
Death Valley High is:
Reyka Osburn (Vocals)
Adam Bannister (Drums)
Huffy Hafera (Bass)
Chris Sanders (Guitar)
Prison locked up new fans during their first stop at Culture Room in south Florida. Vocalist Johnny Crowder is covered in tattoos and has two different shades of dye in his hair. That gives him a pretty commanding tough-guy appearance. Deep down though, he is a nice guy at heart. He urged anyone suffering from depression to reach out to friends and family and choose to live. He also hoped that anyone attending his concerts would use the experience to decide to live a happy life.
Emily Kavanaugh and Mark Brooks make up the electronic band Night Club. There are only two members in the band, but they didn’t need any extra charging to amp up the fans. Their hit Candy Coated Suicide was lively in the darkest kind of way and set the tone for a somber set. Early in the performance, Emily asked the production crew to turn down the stage lights. The request resulted in her red locks basking in a glow of eeriness. It was a colorful way to accentuate the themes of the group’s songs.
It was the first time the goth metal rockers played Fort Lauderdale, Florida and they brought plenty of mayhem. The shock, horror show was filled with hard-hitting haunting songs and great showmanship by every member of the band. Wednesday 13 put plenty of theatrics into the set and made frequent costume changes to add flair and enhance the mood of every song. Even with an album of the same name, the only condolences offered were a few fucks and an umbrella with a big middle finger flipping everyone off. The audience loved it!
Wednesday 13 Setlist
What the Night Brings
Scream Baby Scream
Prey for Me
I Want You Dead Zombie
The aggrotech band from Atlanta ended the show with a raucous set on a hot night in June. Fans of this high-energy group got exactly what they came for — a loud aggressive concert with little time to come up for air. Frontman Andy LaPlegua burst onto the stage and unleashed a barrage of biting vocals. Belting out the lyrics to Combichrist songs is no easy task. But Andy screamed his lungs out to rattle the walls with industrial fury at Culture Room.
Drummer Joe Letz got decked out in a dress and donned a torturous mask that exposed his teeth in a painfully awesome looking photo opp. His outrageous look was in striking contrast to his masterful timekeeping. Eric 13 handles axe slinging duties for Combichrist’s assault on the ears. His playing, influenced by electro industrial and alternative metal, shred through the deafening cheers of fans pumping their fists with excitement.
Surrounded by drums and cymbals, percussionist Nick Rossi beat up the backend with a vengeance. He seemed to be right a home pounding the hell out of anything in front of him and did so with relentless energy. At times, Elliott Berlin tickled the plastic ivories so hard he almost sent his keyboard crashing to the ground. Of course, the Combichrist Everybody Still Hates You Tour is not about being docile. It’s about raging until you settle into your comfort zone.
All Pain is Gone
Throat Full of Glass
Fuck That Shit
Get Your Body Beat
Sent to Destroy
Maggots at the Party
What the Fuck is Wrong with You?