Fan favorites Five Finger Death Punch brought their fierce brand of heavy metal to Carolina Rebellion, late Saturday afternoon. Before their show, Five Finger Death Punch sat down with Woody, Wilcox, and Mel.
They discussed Mel's crush on the band, the importance of hydration, names for wangs, bands to see, the worst parts of the road, and (again) Mel's crush on the band.
Evanescence has a dark sound so it was only fitting that they were the first band to go on at Carolina Rebellion after the sun went down. Once she hit the stage, Amy Lee staked her claim as the queen of hard rock.
Before their set, Amy and drummer Will Hunt sat down with Woody and Wilcox. Amy discussed how she handled the dusty conditions. The other female fronted band on the bill, Halestorm, also came up. On Lzzy Hale, the other female singer at Carolina Rebellion, Amy Lee says:
"She has a beautiful voice...We've been a couple of festivals on this run, actually and I've never see her live before, I've heard their music. But, I went and checked her live to see if this is the real deal. She is the real deal. She has a voice like power. She's powerful."
Korn grabbed the headlines from Carolina Rebellion with the reunion of the band with their former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. But, that was only one song from their set. The crowd was quite pleased with the rest of what Korn brought.
Charlotte band Paper Tongues may have played early in the day at Carolina Rebellion, but they brought the energy of a headliner (maybe we're a little biased because the local band gave us a shoutout from the stage). Front-man Aswan North worked the crowd and even went into the crowd during the band's set.
After their set, Paper Tongues talked to Rozak. They discussed their new album that they are currently recording. Also, Rozak asked the band about the differences between playing in our studio vs. at Carolina Rebellion. The guys in Paper Tongues also even gave a few Charlotte restaurants some love.
Many fans at Carolina Rebellion had not heard much from P.O.D. recently. Their last album was released in 2008. Their new album, Murdered Love, will release on June 19th.
The guys from P.O.D. are from San Diego, California, a city Woody and Wilcox used to live in before coming to Charlotte. So, the guys dicussed San Diego life. Topics included weather, Mexican food, and other San Diego bands.