I know I have used this line before for another band but what the hell I am using it once again, “this is a hell of a week to be into the band Soundgarden”. Not only does the group have a new album called “King Animal” dropping tomorrow (or actually today since I am compiling thoughts about an event that happened only yesterday) but they are also doing a sold out show at Irving Plaza on Tuesday. Whew. If you are behind the times on this now legendary group, you best get those dollars out and start ordering up some music. Tonight I had the chance to enjoy a set of tunes by the band in the venerated Ed Sullivan Theatre where they would be doing a “Live On Letterman” concert. I’ve attended one of these webcasts for KISS and its amazing. Only a few hundred people get to be inside the live theater while the entire Internet gets to watch the webcast stream as it happens from their own home. Readers can click on the bands logo below to be taken to my full on concert report and the photo gallery but then come back here to leave us your thoughts on it if you watched and to enjoy some side images.
Historically speaking, Deicide is perhaps one of the most brutal and blasphemous entities that the Metal scene has ever given us and for over twenty five years have been bringing their dark message to the masses with insidious resolve. Tonight the band would return to the B.B. King Blues Club along with two opening acts and remind their fans about their fearful musical prophecies and you can learn more in the full review by clicking the logo below. Then keep on scrolling in the blog post to see some of the images that are only presented here for your indulgence.
If you have never read one of my concert reports about the great Renaissance, then you don’t yet know how this music holds a very special place in my heart based on having grown up with it and it being stuff that my parents listened to again and again. That being said, I was very excited to get to see the band performing in concert once again and after a nice dinner my friend and I headed over to the Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture where we had seen them twice before. To enjoy the full on concert report, please click the bands logo below to be taken to the article on the main PiercingMetal site and then come back here to enjoy some of the side images that were captured during the night.
I was very new to the band Otherwise and was supposed to catch them as an opener for Lacuna Coil but due to an unfortunate circumstance the day of the show this was not meant to be. Despite this hiccup I would instead be the only member of press in attendance at a private preview of their material when the guys dropped by the EMI Music Publishing offices. For those who might not know this little fact, all the Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast Records are distributed by EMI. This was cool for sure but I needed to see the band live and in the electrified sense because that is what they are all about. Lucky for me they had set up a show over at The Studio at Webster Hall and brought along Red Line Chemistry and Janus as support. There were a couple of other bands on the bill but I was not able to enjoy them based on the timing of the night. Studio gigs tend to start as early as 6pm, and there was no way that I could get to that. Clicking the logo below will take you over to the full concert review and photo galleries but then do come back to the blog posting as I have some side moments and visuals that are only being presented in this space.
I’m going to assume that all of my readers are up to date on what Steel Panther is all about because I’ve written about them three times over the past two years and two of those times have been less than six months ago. This band clearly has a lot of love for NYC and I cannot blame them since they manage to sell out each and every performance that they do. That being said, the readers can enjoy my full on concert report by clicking the logo below. It will take you over to the core PiercingMetal website where such objective concert reporting is dished out. Of course we then want you to return here to scroll through a bunch of images that are only presented in this location. I think you will enjoy it this time around more than the others.
Wow. Roger Waters was touring to showcase the entire Pink Floyd “The Wall” album. Start to finish with no fluff or additional tuns and only a brief intermission between the respective LP’s that make the two album set up to give you a chance to catch your breath. One would expect that this kind of event would be held at a place like Madison Square Garden or even the Prudential Center but no, there was a need to go even bigger and that made Yankee Stadium in The Bronx the place where Roger would present his magnum opus to the music loving fans of New York City. There was a lot to say and a lot to see about this one, so please click the poster below to be taken to my full concert narrative and image gallery. Then I encourage you to return to the blog post to see some additional images that are only presented here and to perhaps leave us your own thoughts about the event if you attended. Happy reading.
The summer heat was blazing down upon New York City and that meant it was best to get inside a venue and enjoy a smoldering Rock show with the comforts of an air-conditioner blowing around you. That made it the perfect reason to go check out the ladies of Lez Zeppelin who were doing a gig over at Abrons Art Center this evening, and since I had never seen anything at the space before I knew this was going to be a special night. Check out some side images and video from the night by scrolling down this post.
I’ve been a fan of the creative force of music known as Acey Slade for a few years now and since I first started using the website to report on his adventures have watched him perform with Wednesday 13, heard him rock the socks with Trashlight Vision and now continue to surprise his fans with The Dark Party. Sadly its been awhile since I had been been able to catch him perform which made this evenings performance at The Studio in Webster Hall something that I just did not want to miss out on. The show would be a dose of Rock and Roll interesting from local opener to headliner as the young Rockers Stiletto would start it all up and be followed by The Wild Ones, Bad Dog Bad and the Black Angels NYC. Whew, this sounds like a lot to enjoy doesn’t it? To see the comprehensive show review just click the logo below to be brought over to the main PiercingMetal site and then by all means keep scrolling down this blog posting to enjoy some side images and video that I am only presenting to you here.
2012 finds the band Kittie celebrating sixteen years of Metal existence in terms of touring, music and just making an impact on the lives of their ardent fans and tonight their tour would hit New York City. The package would also feature Blackguard, The Agonist and Bonded By Blood and would continue to support the girls latest release “I’ve Failed You”, their sixth full-length album. Having enjoyed Kittie in concert over the last few years of running this PiercingMetal site, I opted to check them out as opposed to seeing Destruction or Steel Panther who both had gigs in very close proximity. To see how the show went down just click the bands logo below, but then come back to the blog to enjoy some of the side images that I am only presenting in the blog posting.
The last time that the US territories had a visit from Sabaton was back in September 2011 when the band was opening up for Evergrey at this very same venue and at that show their singer vowed that the band would return for the fans in a headlining sense. Well, lucky for us he was not kidding because here we were back at the Gramercy Theatre and ready to experience The Swedish Empire Tour up close and personal. This evening would find only one opener in the local boys of Sanitarius and we made sure to see them as well for good measure since some of our audience of readers have said that we should try to do so if at all possible. Click the logo below to be brought to the full concert report and photo gallery and then come back to scroll further through this blog posting to enjoy some side images and other thoughts about the night.