Rings Of Saturn Dank Memes Tour Comes to Denver – This month the Dank Memes Tour featuring Rings of Saturn and friends made its way to Denver for a sold out show at the Marquis Theater. This tour brought a solid line up of a mix of everything from black metal, tech death and good old deathcore.
The night started with black metal band Gloom. I stumbled into the venue half way through the set for the line at the door to get in was still almost wrapped around the building by the time they started. Having recently released their full length, Solaris, last year the band played mostly new hits to support that release. Although they’ve been the tour openers the guys have had the pleasure of opening up for some insane crowds since quite a few shows on the tour have sold out with fans still showing up early.
Female fronted Entheos was up next. I’ve caught Entheos before and was excited to see them at a more intimate venue. The band was definitely a crowd favorite with audience members cheering during warm ups anxiously awaiting for Chaney and the guys to get started. Entheos brought a fun light show to their production and played a mix of new and old songs off their albums Dark Future and The Infinite Nothing. I stayed on the floor during most of their set and along with a few other fans fell victim to becoming a hand rest so Chaney could get up close and personal without losing her balance on the edge of the stage.
Lorna Shore followed and while normally a Denver favorite it seemed as if some of their most energetic fans I’ve noticed at past shows missed the memo. The guys were hoping for 200 stage dives during the show and only came out with two. One being a kid no older than 5 who had been up front all night with his dad (aka father of the year) and the other a friend of mine I knew I could count on being up front screaming back at vocalist Tom Barber to every word. The guys stuck to playing all but one song off their 2017 release, Flesh Coffin, and as always were astounding to watch.
Denver based death metal band Allegaeon came on next. Being a hometown show for the guys it was no surprise to see so the crowd going hard from start to finish. Although a short set was played, we were treated to a new song from the new album the band has been working on.
Nekrogoblikon followed and were very entertaining to watch. I had heard of these guys before but had no clue what to expect during their performance other than an appearance by a goblin. Sure enough within the first song the crowd got their first sighting of the bands mascot and was spotted a few more times on stage throughout the bands set. The band didn’t disappoint and brought a very theatrical stage presence to their set. Along with playing a mix of old songs their set featured a few new singles off their album due out April 13th.
Rounding off a long but fun night of great metal were the tours headliners, Rings of Saturn. I’ve caught these guys a few times in the last year and they never disappoint. On tour supporting their most recent release, Ultu Ulla, the guys busted out mostly songs from the new album. They did however dive back to their 2011 single, Seized and Devour which also featured one of drummers Aaron Stechauner‘s crazy drum solos and came out for an encore which included one of my personal favorites, “Inadequate”.
The line up for this tour is quite the package and not one to miss! It’s not often you get a variety of metal genres in one night like this.