On Saturday, August 12th, Mastodon, Gojira and Lorna Shore took the Mega-Monsters Tour to Brooklyn, New York, specifically, the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, bringing heavy metal, pyro and, fittingly, flying whales to the beachside venue.
Lorna Shore opened the proceeding with an epic set culminating in their groundbreaking "emotional deathcore" "Pain Remains" suite. Next up were Mastodon, who are co-headlining the trek with Gojira. The Atlantan prog-sludge heroes ripped through 17 songs, including a closing block of old-school cuts from the Remission, Leviathan and Blood Mountain eras. During "Circle of Cysquatch," they even brought out a towering, glowing-eyed creature to adorably bop along to the song.
Finally, Gojira took the stage, opening their set with two crushing From Mars to Sirius classics: "Ocean Planet" and "Backbone." The 11 songs that followed spanned the French environmentalist band's albums since — from The Way of All Flesh's "The Art of Dying" to Fortitude's "Amazonia" — and spanned the far reaches of their sound, from concussive death metal to the inspirational mantra "The Chant," which had everyone in the audience wailing along.
Photographer Kevin Wilson was there to catch all the action — see some of his standout shots below.