Incura returned home to a very warm reception for a show at Inferno, Oct. 11.
While I missed opening acts Obsidian Soul, Accalia and rapper Sin-Sane, all of them and a lot more people clustered in front of the stage, shouting for Incura playing from behind a wall of smoke and lasers.
You could see frontman Kyle Gruninger jumping up and down, howling bombastic and operatic classic metal with quite a bit of Queen included in the mix for the enthusiastic audiences.
While the band is based out of Vancouver, the core of the band, frontman Kyle Gruninger and keyboardist Jim McLaren formed the band in Lethbridge, so they were playing for a god sized crowd of their old friends.
I couldn’t see bassist Jon Olson and drummer Phil Gardner though the smoke, but could definitely hear them.
I also could barely hear guitarist Gatlin Fitzgerald, but it allowed Gruninger to show off his impressive voice.
Because he was playing for old friends, he chatted about the early days of Incura playing at Tommy Dees in Lethbridge and played a lot of really old material including the highlight “ the Greatest Con” in addition to several of their new songs.
They played a loud, sweaty and exciting show.