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Motionless In White Gives Lexington A Tour Of The Graveyard

Motionless In White Gives Lexington A Tour Of The Graveyard

For over the past 13 Years, Motionless In White have been hard at work on creating somewhat of a legacy for themselves by touring and creating music for adoring fans that will last many years to come.

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Drawing inspiration from artists such as Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, and even Johnny Cash, founder Chris Motionless has been hard at work with his creatures on setting the bar for other bands on and off stage. With the release of their 5th studio album, Graveyard Shift, Motionless In White have began to supersede even the expectations of their own selves. Fueling this recent album are monster tracks “570”, “Rats”, “Eternally Yours”, and mega hit “Necessary Evil” featuring Korn’s very own Jonathan Davis on guest vocals. Graveyard Shift is a tasty addition to an already impressive resume to this Pennsylvania native band!

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Joining Motionless In White on tour this year is Everytime I Die, Ice Nine Kills, and Like Moths To Flames. Packed with thrills and chills these bands greatly complement each other so well that fans are in for a true tour experience with the Graveyard Shift Tour this year!

Like Moths To Flames are no strangers to a killer tour, having been touring and releasing records since 2010. The Columbus, Ohio natives have been pushing out some of the best metal-core music the industry has ever heard for now four records and have no plans to stop now.

Founder and frontman Chris Roetter has been hard at work getting fans involved in their music by performing continuously for over seven years now and have plans to release a new record very soon.  

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#twitfromthepit captures during the fun day of concert anticipation!

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, a band with veteran status in the metal-core genre and completely embodying the word “veteran” Every Time I Die, are fresh off the heels from the 8th studio record with Low Teens!

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Drawing inspiration from many types of different genres such as metal, rock and even hardcore punk, brothers Keith and Jordan have paved a very defining road for bands to follow and will have many more years ahead of them redefining what it means to play in today’s music industry.

First to the Manchester Music Hall Stage was Like Moths To Flames, having a last minute change due to an unexpected illness from tour mates Ice Nine Kills, Like Moths To Flames was called upon to open the show tonight, they would not disappoint.

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Throwing down huge vocals and face melting guitars the MMH crowd was crowd surfing and starting the circle pits early on, with some of the hits like “You Won’t Be Missed”, “New Plagues”, and “GNF”. This was a performance that was met with not just ferocity but humility as well! Lead singer Chris Roetter even sent out a heartfelt well wish to Ice Nine Kills Drummer Coner Sullivan as he was recovering at a nearby care facility. Ending their set with a crowd favorite “Bury Your Pain”, Lexington, Kentucky was left in wake of a powerful performance.

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Taking to the stage next: Every Time I Die. The Buffalo, New York vets did not shy away from turning the house upside down with a killer performance and insane light show.

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Vocalist Keith Buckley greeted the Lexington crowd with a smile that quickly turned into an aggressively powerful scream with the opening to “Decayin’ With The Boys”, Every Time I Die showed why this band has been and will be around for many more years to come!

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The time had finally come for Motionless In White to punch in for their shift in the graveyard that is Kentucky. Lights went dark, fans grew anxious and the ground began to shake as the band took to the stage.

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The opening music to “Rats” began to play as that first note was stricken fans immediately began jumping and banging their heads. Chris Motionless addressed the crowd thanking everyone for coming out for their first performance in the great city of Lexington and hopefully not be last.

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From the first chord to the last, Motionless In White played one hell of a scary good set for their first tour in this city and one that would surely not be forgotten.

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Ending the night with their huge song, “Devil’s Night”, Motionless In White Fans created over six circle pits and more crowd surfers than this intimate venue has ever seen. Be sure to check this tour out if you can. It is one not to be missed!

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We at Shutter 16 Magazine also want to extend our thoughts out to Ice Nine Kills on the recovery and health  of their drummer Coner.

The Graveyard Shift Tour Dates HERE!

#twitfromthepit extras. Fan tattoos! (Have any?)

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Full gallery of the night here

www.motionlessinwhite.net

Brandon Hanks is a photojournalist hailing from Owensboro, Kentucky. Brandon started his obsession with photography dating back to 2001. Since getting his first taste of the music industry in 2016 with Nothing More, he has since worked with some of his favorites to some of the biggest names in music: Black Stone Cherry, Highly Suspect, Bush, Skillet, Green Day, and Scott Stapp. "If you were to tell me I'd be doing this (concert photography) with the artists I've worked with in my first year, I'd call you a liar," said Hanks. Brandon's fire and willingness to adapt to any setting and environment while being able to take on any challenge thrown at him makes him a force and a future in this industry looks brighter with every show. "Grateful, Humbled, Unbelievable, Rise Up." All words Brandon lives by.

2 Comments

  • Laura

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    Gorgeous shots, as always! Beautiful captures of moments onstage and in the crowd. 👍

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