Court of the Dead & Nuclear Blast Rock SDCC with Legendary Thrash Metal Band Testament

Rise. Conquer. Rock!

Court of the Dead and renowned heavy metal music label Nuclear Blast presented thrash metal bands Testament and Carnifex at SDCC this year. The show took place at the iconic House of Blues in San Diego, igniting a different kind of SDCC fan mayhem…

The atmosphere crackled with infectious energy. It didn’t take long for the audience to form a roiling mosh pit. Mourners of all ages rocked their hearts out.

Those who dared to enter the hall of thrash got the AWESOME exclusive Court of the Dead + Nuclear Blast exclusive enamel event pin, which captured the mood perfectly: Two guitar-scythes with crossed necks behind the Court of the Dead logo skull, emblazoned with the Nuclear Blast logo on its forehead.

Although we mortals rock hard, Queen Gethsemoni rocks harder. The Flesh Faction leader and Queen of the Dead (brought to life by @MissChrissyLynn), graced the VIP section and took photos with fans… and celebrities like Angie Overkill and Tom Gilliland.

Thank you to everyone who came out to thrash with us and show support to legends Testament and Carnifex. Even they couldn’t get away from the Underworld hysteria, taking a bite out of the infamous undead apple.

Between mosh pits, special guests, and the presence of the Queen herself, we can safely say that Testament and Carnifex brought the House of Blues a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Mortal Realm got a taste of the Underworld with a concert that would please the Alltaker himself.