at the Moda Center, Portland, OR, USA, August 2, 2019

ROB ZOMBIE (Live at the Moda Center, Portland, OR, USA, August 2, 2019)
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

Insane energy for a Zombie!

Rob Zombie headbanging at the Moda Center.
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

It’s a Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, and I’m finally to the headliner at Twins of Evil: Rob Zombie. After just seeing Marilyn Manson, I was excited for the main attraction to begin, and when Rob hit the stage in an explosion of movement you knew you were in for a great show!

John 5 with a light show in his mouth on guitar.
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

Rob Zombie kicked it into gear on high with “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” from his Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor album. John 5 on lead guitar entered the stage with a strange light show in his teeth, and a telecaster loaded with LED lights. Great showmanship from a legendary guitarist, who I am glad to get to see again.

Heavy Metal Horror Show Theater

Piggy D. on the bass.
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

Piggy D. donned several great horror masks, looking like he just stepped out of a Heavy Metal Phantom of the Opera. His stage presence and bass skills were amazing, as he laid out the solid lines for Rob Zombie to go crazy to.

The show had a lot of great songs from throughout Zombie’s career, including great White Zombie hits “More Human than Human” and “Thunderkiss ’65”. Add to that a great cover of The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop”, and a duet with Marilyn Manson doing The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and you have an amazing show.

Ginger Fish on the drums.
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

If you get a chance to see this tour, I highly recommend it. Rob Zombie has not lost a step, in fact he may have gained a few.  \m/  \m/


Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
Living Dead Girl
More Human Than Human (White Zombie song)
Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll
In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.
Pussy Liquor
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Thunder Kiss ’65 (White Zombie song)
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover) (with Marilyn Manson)

Review and photos by Bryce Van Patten.

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  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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