From Bars To Theatres To Festivals: 2022 Concerts – Relive The Year In Pictures

December 31, 2022, a month ago

By Mark Gromen

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Great to get back into the photo pit, almost full-time, aka pre-pandemic level. Practically the entire music world burst (back) into action, in 2022. Although an average of two shows, per month, isn't a lot (for someone connected to the industry), festivals present the opportunity to see 10+ bands in a day. That said, witnessed/photographed 100+ distinct bands (a few, at multiple times/venues). While it's impossible to include every act from this chaotic year, here's a montage from some of the shows. Search for individual live reports under the "Read More" section of the Latest Galleries, then get back out there in 2023!

-Ghost - Waterfront Music Pavilion (Camden, NJ)
-Queensrÿche - The Met (Philly)
-Hell's Heroes Festival - White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX): Screamer/Saber/Lady Beast/Midas/Riot V/Cirith Ungol/Candlemass, et al
-Testament/Exodus/Death Angel - Theater Of The Living Arts (Philly)
-Arch Enemy/Behemoth/Napalm Death - Fillmore (Philly)
-Nightwish/Beast In Black - Terminal 5 (NYC)
-Legions Of Metal Festival - Reggies (Chicago, IL): Nasty Savage/Morgul Blade/Tower/Silver Talon/Midas/RiotV, et al
-Exciter/Coroner/Violence - Underground Arts (Philly)
-ProgPower USA - Center Stage (Atlanta, GA): Jeff Scott Soto/Conception/Riot V, et al
-Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - Fillmore (Philly): Candlemass/Cannibal Corpse/VoiVod/Nuclear Assault, et al
-Tons Of Rock Festival - (Oslo, Norway): Iron Maiden/Dimmu Borgir/Accept/Paradise Lost/Opeth/Europe/Hypocrisy/Steel Panther/Within Temptation, et al
-Morgul Blade/Tower Kung Fu Necktie (Philly)
-Summer Breeze Festival (Dinkelsbuhl, Germany): Blind Guardian/Amorphis/Primal Fear/Death Angel/Testament/Exodus/Within Temptation/Hypocrisy/Paradise Lost, et al
-Intranced/Haunt/Seven Sisters - Kung Fu Necktie (Philly)
-Night Demon/Vandallus/Lady Beast - Maple Grove (Cleveland, OH)
-Night Demon/Olathia/Resistance - Maple Grove (Cleveland, OH)
-Sabaton/Epica - Fillmore (Philly)
-Raven/Riot Act - Kung Fu Necktie (Philly)
-Sumerlands/Eternal Champion/Tower - Union Transfer (Philly)
-Mercyful Fate/Kreator/Midnight - Fillmore (Philly)
-Amon Amarth/Carcass/Obituary - Fillmore (Philly)
-Knockout Festival - Schwarzwaldhalle (Karlsruhe, Germany): HammerFall, Doro, Brainstorm, Eclipse, Orden Ogan

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