• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Gojira, Mastodon, and Lorna Shore’s Sunday Show in Vegas Proves Metal is for Every Day

It’s not every day I go out to a concert… especially on a “school” night. When you get the opportunity to see three incredible bands though, you don’t miss the chance.

I had never seen Mastadon or Lorna Shore before, but I have had the pleasure of seeing Gojira.

I was blown away by Lorna Shore. I attempted listening to them before the night’s festivities and struggled to get into it, because it’s really not my style. However, if I get the opportunity to see them live again, I’m fucking taking it. I was highly impressed with their energy and musicianship on stage, and I could not take my eyes away from it.

Lorna Shore.

Mastadon was up next and appeared a lot rougher, but this is another band where if I have the opportunity to see them again, I’m going to take it. Their metal was a bit more progressive, and as a bassist myself, I was hooked on seeing Troy Sanders play. His fingers moved effortlessly along the fretboard just as easily as his vocals came from his mouth. As much as I enjoy Gojira, I think Mastadon should’ve headlined this one.

Mastadon.

It was finally time for the French metal Gojira to take the stage. They played a heavy, incredible set. Throughout the show they interacted regularly with the crowd, poked fun at their “whale-core” sound (if you have no idea what I am talking about, look it up because you won’t be disappointed), and had a blast on stage. I first saw them back in 2013, and 10 years later they were just as incredible.

Gojira.

Worth losing some sleep, and I’ll definitely be in the crowd when any of these three return.

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Nik Saiz for ZRockR Magazine – All Rights Reserved.

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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