We arrived to the Fillmore expecting to see just a few hardcore fans to be so early to a Slayer show. Instead, much to our surprise, the theatre was quite full, with a full-on mosh pit rarin' to go.
4ARM was on stage and kicking their thrash metal through the walls of the Fillmore. This 4 piece from Australia got everyone in the mood for the night to come. Amazing guitar riffs, screaming vocals, and a captivated audience. 4ARM performed a short set, just 6 songs, ending their set with Spent and Bled. With only 3 albums under their belt and being support of legends Slayer, they are sure to expand their following.
The band has said they want to be a part of the resurgence of thrash and are well on their way. General concensus of everyone we talked to after their set was they were surprisingly great. With two openers to such a legendary band, it was nice to see that so many people came out to support the first opening band and then gave them two thumbs up. The band members were roaming around the Fillmore after their set and while we wanted an opportunity to talk to the lead guitarist, James Munro, he was busy excitedly talking to other fans.
Detroit anxiously awaits the return of 4ARM!
We have a sneaking suspicion they will be
headlining their own tour next time around!