Violating in Vegas (June 14, 2012) https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/ Violating in Vegas (June 14, 2012) The Luxor Interior of the Luxor, the hotel most of us were staying in. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040653 158040653 The Luxor Luxor interior; nice Egyptian theme. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040654 158040654 The Luxor The welcoming Pharoahs that await you as you enter the hotel from one of its many entrances. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040655 158040655 Burning in Vegas Here is a pic of the outside view. It was hot, but not as hot as South Texas. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040656 158040656 Luxor Exterior This is a shot of the transportation that is intertwined between MGM Grand, The Luxor, Excalibur, etc. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040657 158040657 The Pyramid Our room was somewhere within this pyramid. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040658 158040658 The Excalibur Probably one of the most colorful hotels in the strip. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040659 158040659 Severance and Parental Advisory Both bands were some of the first to get to the Cheyenne Saloon (the fest's venue), so we took a quick pic together to commemorate the event. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040660 158040660 Severance and Parental Advisory II Another pic displaying the international brotherhood of metal. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040661 158040661 Two drummers and a Techie Raphael (Parental Advisory) and JP (Severance) pose behind the merchandise table with Mario, Severance roadie, guest, technician, and voluntary alcoholic beverage tester. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040662 158040662 Nature Calls Abel bids farewell to the camera before entering the men's restroom at the Cheyenne Saloon. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040663 158040663 Joe Dan JD expresses his anxiousness to perform while tending to the Ossuary Industries merchandise table. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040664 158040664 JD JD wheeling and deeling to make a sale. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040665 158040665 A force to be reckoned with... JD gets in performance mode... https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040666 158040666 At the fest Mario and JD https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040667 158040667 Supporting Severance The gang showed up to represent Severance, then to gamble away their 401Ks at the Vegas Strip. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040669 158040669 Ungodly Trinity Mario poses with Fred and Raphael of Parental Advisory. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040670 158040670 M and Ms Mike and Mario, one is peanut and the other is plain. You decide... https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040671 158040671 MFs Mario and Severance's Fernie...yeah, that's JP in the background. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040672 158040672 Tuning... No performance is complete without the pre-performance tuning/sound check. Unfortunately, nothing could have prepared for the short-circuiting breakers. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040676 158040676 The final moments... ...before the insanity begins. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040677 158040677 Fernie and Abel I believe the two were having a profound discussion about the social class dichotomies in third world nations and how these dichotomies help create a heightened polarization between the classes. This is a very philosopical/intellectual band. Oh, nevermind, Fernie was just asking Able is he had any protien supplements. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040679 158040679 Fernie Missing his girlfiend, Connie. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040680 158040680 Madness... ...on stage. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040681 158040681 Mike... ...feeding the crowd some metal. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040682 158040682 Joe Dan and Mike Mike feels the need to kidney punch Joe Dan while he is least likely to expect it. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040683 158040683 JD... ...banging away. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040684 158040684 JD... ...the banging continues. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040685 158040685 Mike... ...showing the crowd how to display to other motorists that you are turning left when one's blinkers don't work. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040687 158040687 On stage... A glimpse from stage right (Fernie and Abel's side). https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040688 158040688 Another... photo from stage right. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040689 158040689 Joe Dan... feeling the music. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040690 158040690 What!??! An actual of picture of the drummer!!! https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040691 158040691 Fernie... ...reflecting upon life, while doing a guitar chord. True multi-tasking!! https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040692 158040692 Mike... ...larger than life...and death. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040693 158040693 JP... ...maintaining the pulse. That's what I do. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040694 158040694 The Voice Bring on the growls... https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040695 158040695 JP and JD ...the terrible, Texan twosome. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040696 158040696 Live... ...no live performance is complete without mandatory muscle stretching, as Mike kindly displays. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040697 158040697 JD... ...either playing a guitar lead or performing the song Consumed. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040699 158040699 Action shots... https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040700 158040700 More Action Shots... https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040701 158040701 Mike... ...enoys the moment. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040702 158040702 JP... ...keeping the beat. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040703 158040703 AAAHHHH... ...embarking in the ever-so-important and much-needed hydration. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040704 158040704 Performing... A pic of JP in front of the LVDF IV banner that was used as a backdrop onstage. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040705 158040705 Mike... ...armed and displaying his TXDM tattoo. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040707 158040707 Shredding... This may possibly the best photo of the night, capturing each member in a metal frenzy. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040709 158040709 Attentive Onlookers check out the Texas way it is done. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040710 158040710 Severance... ...leaving everything on stage, giving it everything possible. https://www.severancemetal.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158040711 158040711