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Lamb of God // Live @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park // 9.26.22

Article & photos by: Linda Carlson

Indianapolis, IN – The outdoor concert season is winding down, and on this evening, fans of heavy metal gathered to experience four metal bands: Suicide Silence, Baroness, Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God.  The evening air was chilled, but that didn’t dampen the heat of the performances.

Suicide Silence started the evening with daylight still strong.  The growing crowd rocked to 30 minutes of deathcore metal from this Riverside California band, comprised of Eddie Hermida (vocals), Chris Garza (guitar), Mark Heylmun (guitar), Dan Kenny (bass) and Ernie Iniguez (touring drummer).

Suicide Silence

Next to perform was Baroness, a progressive metal band from Savannah, Georgia.  Formed in 2003, the band has been gaining momentum, nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2017.  Vocals from lead singer, rhythm guitarist and founding member John Baizley were grueling, true to metal style.  Special shout-out to lead guitarist Gina Gleason… refreshing to see women continue to blaze the heavy metal trail.


Inspired by Killswitch Engage’s next set, the pit crowd began to crowd surf, and a few mosh pits organically formed.  The skies had darkened, so flashing stage lighting added a visual depth to the performance.  Lead singer Jesse Leach shared his early appreciation of Anthrax‘s music, declaring, “Metal should be fun!”  The crowd agreed.

Killswitch Engage

By the time Lamb of God took the stage, the crowd was fully primed to rock out.  A drape covered the stage during set-up, and fell with a flourish to a surge of sound and fury.  Lighting… spectacular.  Pyrotechnics… explosive.  Randy Blythe… a force of nature.  There are few frontmen like Blythe.  Like a caged animal unleashing a rage, he prowls the stage, commands the stage… commands the audience.  And those vocals… wow.  It is something to behold.

Lamb of God

Incredible performances by Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Carpenter (bass) and Art Cruz (drums), as well.  Neighboring establishments certainly felt the power and vibe.

Lamb of God
Lamb of God

Lamb of God is promoting the upcoming release of Omens (October 6).  You can check out their single “Grayscale” now.

The stateside tour continues through late October.  Lamb of God continues its tour in November in Europe.  Check the band’s website for upcoming tour dates ( and give a listen to Omens (

Check out other images from the show in the carousel below!

Linda Carlson
Linda has been photographing people since she was ten. Forever intrigued by the complex beauty of the human form, she brings the eye of a portraitist to the unpredictability and spectacle of the concert scene.