This past Tuesday, ATRIARCH finished their first US tour in Los Angeles, and it was a performance I will never forget. The energy in the room was magical, and the band did not disappoint us. That being said, every band that took the stage that night brought something special, from the killer Doctorshopper to Iron Mountain to Pendulous. Plus I want to also give a huge 666 gun salute to EAR/SPLITTERS for keeping heavy music alive in SoCal. Now back to ATRIARCH – not only do they create music that is from another planet of radness, they are also cool humans with positive hearts! Make sure to pick up their most recent album Ritual Of Passing, out now on Profound Lore, plus get their first record Forever the End on Seventh Rule. Johann Currie aka Obsidian Mirror Photography, one of CVLT Nation’s resident photographers, was on hand to capture all of the bands conjure up a heavy portal that we all walked through that night. His photos will show that these bands had the whole room transfixed. I want to say it was so cool seeing Los Angeles support real music, and thanx again to all of the bands…Now check out an unreal photo essay after the jump!