From Birth to Burial Tour
Rams Head Live
March 13, 2015
The recent From Birth to Burial Tour, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, was easily one of the best tours of 2015. With the incredible lineup of Luminoth, The Glorious Sons, Otherwise and 10 Years, these bands knew how to start the weekend on a killer note.
LuminothTo kick the night off, a Friday the 13th, I might add, was Knoxville’s very own Luminoth. The lights in the venue dimmed and the overhead music came to a screeching halt. Scattered cheers escaped from the crowd members and the faces consumed with curiosity looked up from their phones just as the band began to play. They started their short but sweet set with “A Feigned Serpent,” “Innocence,” and “The Beam.” Their unique vibe washed over the crowd as they finished their set with “Out From the Night,” “Paralysis,” and “Serial Crusher Theory.” They left the stage, the crowd intrigued by their sound, however it was The Glorious Sons’ turn to rock the stage.
The Glorious SonsThese Canadian rockers did not let a moment go to waste as they immediately kicked off their set with “Man Made Man,” “The Contender,” and “The Union.” Surely enough, they woke the crowd up with their energy; a few of the crowd members banged their head to the beat of the songs and some raised their horns in the air when frontman, Jay Emmons, raised his mic stand and keyboardist, Tony Silvestri, dropped his keyboard but continued to play during the fall. They continued with “Baby,” “White Noise,” ending their set with “Mama.” The various cheers from the crowd bounced off the walls as the band exited the stage.
OtherwiseIt was Otherwise’s time to reveal to their fans (a.k.a. the Wise Ones) what was up their sleeve. As if on cue, a few of the fans in the crowd revealed their Otherwise swagger, whether it was a hoodie, t-shirt or a tattoo and cheered very loudly when the crew began to set the stage for Otherwise’s arrival. Then the overhead music cut out and in it’s place was one of Otherwise’s introductory tracks from their sophomore album, Peace at All Costs, “IV.” Each band member emerged from backstage, leaving frontman, Adrian Patrick, the last to arrive. They started their set straightaway with “Love & War,” “Die For You,” and during “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures),” Adrian encouraged the fans to wave their arms in the air to the beat of the song. After “The Other Side of Truth,” they played back-to-back songs from their recent album, “Darker Side of the Moon,” “All the Pretty Things,” “Meet Me in the Dark,” and their current single, “Coming for the Throne.” To end their set off on an epic note, they played the song that got their name out into the world, “Soldiers.” It was a powerful sight to see as towards the end of the song, Adrian jumped into the photo pit, bringing the mic with him and gave it to some of the crowd members, allowing them to sing into it. He ran along the photo pit doing the same to the others before jumping back up on stage. Adrian then told the fans: “You are Otherwise! We are Otherwise!” encouraging them to chant the band’s name. The crowd was still cheering and buzzing with excitement while Otherwise cleared off the stage; it was time for 10 Years to conquer the stage.
10 YearsIt seemed like an eternity before 10 Years took over. After arrival of frontman, Jesse Hasek, the band made no further hesitation as they kicked off their set with “Backlash,” “Empires,” and one of their more popular hits, “Fix Me,” as Hasek encouraged the fans to sing along. The night was young and 10 Years was just warming up. Following “Paralyzed Kings,” 10 Years continued the set with their current single, “Miscellanea,” as well as playing their hits “Knives,” “Beautiful,” and “Wasteland.” The crowd fed off of 10 Years’ energy as the band fed off of the crowd’s energy. The fans sang along and horns were in the air, a couple of elements that add up to the perfect rock show. The band continued with “Triggers and Tripwires,” “Alabama,” and “Actions & Motives.” To end the night on a killer note, Jesse brought out Luminoth’s frontman, Adam Henry, to perform “Shoot It Out” with the band, then concluded the evening with the title track to their upcoming album, From Birth to Burial.
Overall, this was a night to remember. Filled with incredible moments, amazingly unique sets, and awesome songs. These bands were the perfect lineup for this tour. Be sure to check out all future tour dates for the bands, they each put on a show you will not want to miss!