On May 25, 2023, The Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, played host to The Verminous Remnant Tour, a night of brutal and intense music featuring some of the most prominent bands in melodic death metal, hardcore, and metal. The lineup consisted of Phobophilic, Fuming Mouth, Frozen Soul, Terror, and headliners The Black Dahlia Murder, promising an unforgettable evening for metal enthusiasts.
Phobophillic. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography
Phobophilic took the stage first, immediately immersing the crowd in their dark and atmospheric soundscapes. Tracks like "The Bottom of Creation" and "Cathedrals of Blood (Twilight of the Idols)" showcased the band's technical prowess and ability to create a crushing atmosphere. Their set was an intense and captivating journey into the depths of death metal, setting the stage for the rest of the evening.
Fuming Mouth. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography
Fuming Mouth followed, wasting no time in delivering their brand of relentless and crushing blend of crust and death metal. The band unleashed a barrage of heavy riffs and blistering drums, with tracks like "Visions of Purgatory" and "Fatalism" inciting chaos in the mosh pit. Fuming Mouth's stage presence and raw energy were infectious, and their set left the audience exhilarated and hungry for more.
Frozen Soul. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography
Next up was Frozen Soul, a death metal band known for their ferocious and icy sound. The band's setlist, which included songs like "Encased in Ice" and "Crypt of Ice," was a relentless onslaught of punishing riffs and guttural vocals. The crowd responded with enthusiasm, headbanging and throwing themselves into the pit with fervour. Frozen Soul delivered a bone-chilling performance that left no doubt as to their mastery of the genre.
Terror. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography
As the night progressed, the legendary hardcore band Terror took the stage, igniting the crowd with their high-energy presence. Tracks like "Keep Your Mouth Shut" and "Keepers of the Faith" had the audience shouting along to every word, while the band's relentless stage energy had fans moshing and crowd-surfing with intensity. One of the most insane mosh pits I've ever seen. Terror's set was a testament to their longevity and their ability to connect with their dedicated fanbase. Finally, the time had come for the headliners, The Black Dahlia Murder, to take the stage. The melodic death metal veterans wasted no time in launching into their set, opening with the title track from their latest album, "Verminous." The crowd erupted with enthusiasm as the band tore through classics like "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse" and "Funeral Thirst," showcasing their technical precision and melodic sensibilities. The Black Dahlia Murder's performance was a masterclass in melodic death metal, leaving the audience in awe of their musicianship and infectious energy.
The Black Dahlia Murder. Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography
As the night came to a close with "Deathmask Divine," the crowd left The Park Theatre with ringing ears and adrenaline pumping through their veins. The Verminous Remnant Tour had delivered on its promise of a night filled with uncompromising and exhilarating music. Each band brought their unique style and energy to the stage, leaving the audience with memories of a truly epic metal experience.