Friday, April 03, 2009

Every Shirt V: Vital Remains

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shirt: Vital Remains Decades of Death
size: XXL (US)
vintage: 2006
provenance: band

No, this was not acquired off the back of a truck recently (and if you spot those guitars, incidentally, let the band know); I got this one back in '06 at the Middle East on one of the more epic shows of that year. This wasn't the tour that the dates on the back are from (an earlier leg), but the one they did in the fall with Grave and Dismember.

Grave was awesome, Dismember was amazing, and Vital, in one of the last shows that they did with Anthony Geremia on vocals (much better than Glen Benton), simply tore the hell out of the place. I'd missed this tour when it started up, up at Mark's, but allegedly Vital just decided not to show for that one after picking up their guarantee; no substantiation on that one at all, but between one thing and another, with this show being what it was, I don't think I missed much.

This particular gig was incidentally, also where Rev. Aaron took the picture that I've cropped for my profile here; if you're exceedingly obsessed and have too much free time, you can go dig up the original there if you like.

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