Photography and Review by Michael Amaral. @MICHAELxCrusty
Monday night in Toronto, ON got extra bloody because GWAR rolled into town with the Use Your Collusion Tour. With support by Against The Grain, Toxic Holocaust and Sacred Reich the night was filled with speed metal, thrash metal, blood and slime.
Toxic Holocaust really got the crowd moving. I haven’t seen a circle pit that big moving that fast at The Opera House in a very long time. Once the speed metal band broke into “Nuke The Cross” everyone on the main floor was headbanging and singing along.
Sacred Reich from Phoenix, AZ are fresh out of the studio and touring in support of their first album release in 23 years. “Awakening” was released only a couple weeks ago. Despite their 20+ years departure from the stage the crowd sang along to every lyric vocalist Phil Rind sang.
Decked out in full battle gear GWAR started the set with a blood bath from a prison guard beheading and broke into “Fuck This Place“. The crowd instantly covered in blood coudn’t have sung any louder. The set list which included mostly newer stuff and a couple old classic songs also featured cameo deaths of Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, loyal fans that were thrown into the meat grinder and more.
FUCK THIS PLACE
SICK OF YOU
METAL METAL LAND
HAVE YOU SEEN ME?
BEAT YOU TO DEATH
IF I COULD BE THAT
BRING BACK THE BOMB
DEATH TO DICKIE DUNCAN
HAM ON THE BONE
I’LL BE YOUR MONSTER
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