Kicking off the first ever Chicago Open Air festival, Nebraska natives, Through Fire, energized the crowd while jamming out to their recent studio album release, ‘Breathe’.
Heidi, Carla and the highly energetic gang of Butcher Babies took the crowd for a whirl and lit up the stage with monster hits stemming back to their 2013 release, ‘Goliath’, all the way to their 2015, ‘Take It Like a Man’.
Drowning Pool brought on America’s Got Talent superstar, John Hetlinger, for a rendition of “Bodies”.
Trivium rocked the main stage with a mix of metalcore, thrash-metal, and melodic metal.
Of Mice & Men sent chills up festival goers spines with a unique blend of hardcore punk and extreme metal.
Ministry’s rib-cage rattlin’ set drew up a unique crowd of diehard fans that have been traveling the road of rock and roll with the gang ever since 1981.
Holy mother of metal God. Meshuggah’s ravaging madness and indigenous nature delivered a treat for the masses.
Last but certainly not least, Rammstein’s only 2016 performance on U.S soil lit Toyota Park ablaze with spectacular bursts of flame, face-mounted flame-throwers, pyrotechnics, and hits that have taught American citizens a dabble of the German language while enamoring their hearts since 1994.
Day two of Chicago Open Air is underway. Stay tuned for coverage on Disturbed, KoRn, Gojira, Miss May I, Beartooth, Carcass, and many, many more.
Written by Jessica Golich on behalf of ROCKwell UnScene Magazine