|Alex Distefano |
Less than a week after Halloween, heavy metal's iconic, singer Diamond brought his Abigail 2015 tour to LA, with two exclusive shows at the Wiltern Theater, November 5th and 6th.
The tour, featured a warm up by Bay area thrash veterans Exodus, followed by a set of classic King Diamond songs, and an amazing performance of the classic concept album, Abigail (1987).
The air outside the Wiltern was brisk for once at night as the lines of metalheads marched toward the venues avoiding bootleg t-shirt hustlers, scalpers and the bacon wrapped hot dog carts. Exodus took the stage around 7:45 p.m. From the onset, the band's classic plan of attack was a fast, lightning speed assault of speed metal. As a pioneering force of early thrash speed metal, the band's legacy has not been forgotten, despite the numerous lineup changes, and exits of certain band members. The spirit of the band may be still be focused on the '80s, but the music was definitely kept alive, as singer Steve Zetro Sousa encouraged people to pit and keep the high energy level at a constant. More »