Deicide brought it's In The Minds Of Evil tour to Mill City Nights in Minneapolis October 14 and along with them was 4 very evil bands: Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren. The show start just a little after 8:30pm and the darkness was about to begin.
Next up was the LA Death Metal band, Abysmal Dawn. They brought a fury of awesome Death Metal, insane blast beats and an overall crushing sound that rocked the placed to it's core. The band also showcased a few new songs off their brand new album, Obsolescence. That should keep older fans of the band quite happy. This also kept the Death Metal crowd happy and engaged as the Black Metal assault of Inquisition was about to commence.
*No Abysmal Dawn set list available at this time*
Making their return to the states after a very successful run with Poland's Behemoth is Columbia's Inqusition. This two man Black Metal band brought the crowd to the depths of Hell and back with Dagon's unique Black Metal vocal approach and Incubus's insane hyper blasting on the drums. Their 5 song set felt very short, but like every time they play, it left everyone in the crowd wanting more. It's amazing that they have not done a US headlining run yet.
Force of the Floating Tomb
Nefarious Dismal Orations
Astral Path to Supreme Majesties
Infinite Interstellar Genocide
Where Darkness Is Lord and Death the Beginning
Main Support came all they way from Greece with the Industrial, Blackened, Death Metal band Septicflesh. Their 45 minute set, much like their headlining set back in June 2014, was a great sight to see. The whole band was firing on all cylinders, from their usual opening of Vampire From Nazareth (Which is the best song they could open with) to ending with the killer track, Anubis. Septicflesh know how to put the crowd into a frenzy and was a great choice for the pure evil that was about to headline, Deicide.
Vampire From Nazareth
Order of Dracul
A Great Mass of Death
Finally was the headliner of the night and one of the greatest Death Metal bands of the old school generation, Deicide. Right from the start, Glen Benton and Co. destroyed everything in it's path and did not let up until they left the stage for the night. While touring behind their latest album, In The Minds Of Evil, Deicide did make sure to play a great assortment of the bands entire catalog Everything from Once Upon The Cross to Scars Of The Crucifix to brand new songs like Godkill and Beyond Salvation. Deicide left the old school Death Metal fans cheering and new Death Metal fans wanting to know all they can about Deicide.
In The Minds Of Evil
When Satan Rules His World
Serpents Of The Light
They Are The Children Of The Underworld
Dead But Dreaming
Scars Of The Crucifix
Once Upon The Cross
End The Wrath Of God
Dead By Dawn
Homage For Satan
Simply put, the In The Minds Of Evil tour was one of the darkest and evilest tours to hit Minnesota in quite some time and was a rousing success. All 5 bands slayed and there is no doubt that these bands will be back and even better the next time they come to town.
- That Drummer Guy
*Pictures provided by Lynn Strege & Josh Rundquist*