Anthrax & Black Label Society in Calgary, AB – Show Review


All Photo Credit: Rich Moreland

Anthrax, Black Label Society & Exodus
January 22, 2023
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, AB
Canadian Beats Passport

It doesn’t get much more legendary than these three bands. Each of their reputations speaks for themselves, but with Gary Holt having replaced Jeff Hanneman in Slayer, and Zakk Wylde filling Dimebag Darrell’s enormous boots for the Pantera Legacy shows, Derek Roddy, filling in for Charlie Benante, this show was an absolute dream team lineup for me.

My first time doing photos at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary was absolutely fantastic. Fantastic venue with great sound and incredible lighting.

Every band was absolutely on fire, solidifying why they each have the longevity they do. It’s really hard to nail down specific moments because my mind was blown from start to finish. Career-spanning setlists, crowd interactions, and riff salads coming from every direction.

This tour was a face melter from the first notes of Exodus’ “The Beatings Will Continue” to the last echoes of Anthrax’s eponymous “Indians.” Anthrax played a special video commemorating their 40th anniversary, with many fellow artists discussing the impact and the fun the band has – and it was apparent during their set, with smiles abound. Nowhere close to slowing down, the Anthrax train continues motoring along at a breakneck pace.



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Exodus 4

Black Label Society

Black Label Society 1

Black Label Society

Black Label Society 3

Black Label Society 4


Anthrax 2

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Anthrax 5

Thanks to Canadian Beats, MRG Live, and the PR teams for having me out on such a tremendous occasion!

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