Another great night at Upstate Concert Hall [Credit: Tatiana][/caption]In another great night of rock music in the Capital Region, Sevendust headlined a line-up of solid rock acts to bring the heat to Upstate Concert Hall! In a venue packed with some serious rock fans, opener Madame Mayhem kicked off the night with an unbelievable range of vocals, female prowess, and stage energy [that honestly had me craving instantly for the Halestorm and In This Moment show happening August 3rd here in the Capital District].  Definitely a female rocker to watch out for, Madame Mayhem proved her place on the stage with a solid opening act for Fire From the Gods, causing many of those present to question why she wasn't a headliner herself.

Madame Mayhem and Q103's Tatiana after her set

After Madame Mayhem and Fire From the Gods rocked the stage, Memphis May Fire came up with their metalcore, melodic, and heavy sound to open directly for Sevendust.  Vocalist Matty Mullins led the band through a mix of old and new songs, with quick snippets about emotional influences and musical empowerment.  The ability to interchange a heavy scream and melodic voice for a solid forty minute set is far from easy, and Mullins didn't miss a beat.  The crowd moshed, sang, and threw hands up in the air.  By the time Sevendust came on, opening with their new single "Dirty" amidst fog and blue lights, the venue was entrenched in rock.  Playing about fourteen songs, Sevendust showed their stage maturity and musical talent in yet another solid Capital Region rock show.

Memphis May Fire warming up the crowd for Sevendust [credit: Tatiana][/caption]