Words and Photos By: Michael and Terri Gonzales
The “Prepare For Hell Tour” brought its wrath and fury to the Allstate Arena this past Friday evening, November 28, 2014. The tour brought together heavy metal veterans Slipknot and Korn for their first ever tour together along with Flint, Michigan’s King 810 for support. This year just so happened to be the 15th anniversary for the release of Slipknot’s debut album, and also the 20th anniversary for the release of Korn’s debut album. The anniversaries also reflected the shift in age of the original fans which lead to a large amount of different generations fans and families in attendance as many parental fans were thrilled to bring their kids out. The venue was jam packed in every direction as throngs of patrons young and old poured inside. It was certainly a wild crowd ready for an intense night of music as the “Prepare For Hell Tour” was underway.
The Flint, Michigan natives King 810 were first to take the stage. As the lights went dark and the audio montage of news clips that make up the intro to the band’s hit “Kill’em All‘ began to play King 810 came out to a thunderous applause from the crowd. Front man David Gunn grabbed the mic and wasted no time before screaming into a frenzy. The pit opened up within the crowd immediately, but this was only the tip of the iceberg for what was to become the pit later in the evening. King 810 put on a brutal set with an intense performance to match their raw lyrical content in regards to daily life and violence in Flint, Michigan. These guys have built a solid underground following over the years and it is constantly growing. Be ready to for big things from King 810 in the future as they have only begun to break through and show the world what they have to offer.