PHOTOS: Every Time I Die, Harm’s Way, and Eternal Sleep at Planet Trog in Whitehall, 02/02/17
Every Time I Die kicked off their Low Teens Tour, named after the Buffalo, New York metalcore band’s latest album, in Pennsylvania with a show in State College on Feb. 1, following it up with a crazy concert on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Planet Trog Entertainment Complex in Whitehall, a laser tag center with a great space for all-ages shows.
“Bring your back support belts because this is the heaviest package you’re going to see all year,” ETID vocalist Keith Buckley said in the winter tour announcement late last year.
Chicago hardcore band Harm’s Way and Pittsburgh heavy metal act Eternal Sleep opened the night with that promise in mind, stirring the crowd into a wild frenzy. The insanity dial turned up to 11 when Every Time I Die took the stage, with members leaping into the crowd and encouraging fans to come up and do the same with no barrier to hold the masses back. Buckley even grabbed someone’s phone and started taking photos that are likely to be as much of a blur as their high-energy performance.
Basking in the bright light of the giant “I” logo behind them, the band started their intense, career-spanning 21-song set with “Glitches” from their new album through Epitaph Records and didn’t let up until closing with “Fear and Trembling” and “Moor” as their encore. This heavy package was signed, sealed, and delivered – thankfully, this camera wasn’t crushed under the weight.
by Keith Perks
Keith is an artist, photographer, and writer. He loves diners, dive bars, Southern culture, anything Irish, and vintage America. He knows Cytoxan kicks in after about eight hours and he once helped save a green pig.