Live: Trinity of Terror wreaks havoc on Indy

When the Trinity of Terror Tour was announced a few months ago, featuring Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White and Ice Nine Kills, it sold out almost immediately. Then, when Indianapolis sold out at The Pavilion At Pan-Am, the show was moved to The Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Then, when rising star Lilith Czar was added to the first leg of the tour, fans exploded with excitement. 

The 5,000+ fans in Indy didn’t hold anything back either, and when Lilith Czar opened the show, it was deafening- especially when she closed the set with a cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen” and her top hit, “Anarchy.” 

With this being a rare triple-headline tour, each of the three bands have been alternating slots and Indianapolis had the show where Black Veil Brides went on first and Ice Nine Kills closed. 

At the start of the week, BVB singer Andy Biersack was diagnosed with COVID so the band had pulled off of the trek until he and those on the crew that were infected were cleared and Indy was the first stop they were cleared to do so for and they didn’t hold back, throwing songs from the very beginning of the band’s inception like “Coffin” and “Knives & Pens,” which they restarted after having stopped halfway through it to make sure a fan who was knocked down in the pit was okay. 

Motionless in White kept things going but their sound mix was rough for the first half of the set, with the drums and guitars drowning out the vocals except for Chris Motionless’ screams and the amount of fog overtook the stage at times. 

The crowd didn’t care, though as the set was loaded with fan favorites- “Voices,” “Rats,” “Necessary Evil,” “Soft,” “Reincarnate,” “Disguise” and “Another Life” were all in there and fans loved every minute of it, as did the band, who were visibly having the time of their life on stage. 

Ice Nine Kills finished the fans off, with a completely unique set that lived up to every ounce of hype the band has garnered the last year or two. When the lights went down, the giant video screen behind the stage played a horror movie opening credit scene to set the stage and give the vibe of a real-life horror movie. 

Throughout the set, different horror-style characters came on stage to act out mini-skits and singer Spencer Charnas even murdered one of them with an axe during one of the songs. This was as close to being in a horror movie as many of the fans would ever get and they absolutely loved it. 

Of all the bands, Ice Nine Kills had the best production, the most elaborate set, the best lights and the best sound and, in all reality, this was the order that worked best of everything they could have done. 

At times, throughout the night, it was hard to see the stage because of all the fog, blinding LED lights and other high production aspects but the fans still had a blast and that’s all that mattered; in the end, this tour lived up to any and all expectations and the fans left ready for the next go-around. 

-Reggie Edwards