• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024


October 4, 2022 – APOCALYPTICA with guests LEPROUS and WHEEL. hit the Brooklyn Bowl stage. It was a Tuesday evening in Las Vegas, and though the venue was not full, the energy was more than enough to make up for it!

Opening up the evening for us were WHEEL and LEPROUS. While neither of these bands are really my cup of tea musically, I definitely can appreciate the musicianship and the positive reactions from the crowd. Prog rock and metal is a little bit of a niche genre, but both these bands have pretty good cult followings from what I gather. Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing these bands again in the future, but again, prog isn’t really my game.




The last time I saw Apocalyptica was for their Metallica by four cellos performance; which was absolutely phenomenal. This time around, Apocalyptica brought out Las Vegas’ own Franky Perez on vocals. Franky has an incredibly powerful and varied voice, so it was very cool to see him perform after only seeing his name around the city through the years. (10/10 would see him perform again!)

My only complaint for the evening was that the venue was way less than full. But again, it was a weekday evening, and that’s just how it goes sometimes in this city. I would have loved to see a turn out for these bands similar to the one I saw Apocalyptica draw a few years back for their Metallica set. Otherwise, these guys never disappoint. The way these guys play their cellos and headbang the whole set makes them sound and look bigger than life, and they’re easily one of the best live shows I’ve seen through all my years going to shows and concerts.

The guys just wrapped up the Cell-O tour, but you best keep tabs on them for next time if you missed it!

All live photos by Courtney Ware for ZrockR Magazine 2022. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

By Courtney Ware

Lead photographer, art director, editor, and writer. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Avid music lover, but favorites include thrash metal, deathcore, metalcore, and post hardcore. - Photography is my passion, and I've carried cameras around for as long as I can remember. I endlessly strive for the constant growth and capabilities this medium can offer. Nothing makes me happier than capturing emotions that I see, and sharing my knowledge in how I did it. - I have an undying love for my local music scene, having been a part of it since my teens.

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