“Are you ever truly prepared for an invading Viking horde New York City?” You know that you can only be so ready when it comes to a Metal assault that comes care of the mighty Amon Amarth. Tonight the band was back and continuing their support of the “Twilight Of The Thunder God” release and doing it with both Eluveitie and Holy Grail as their openers. Click the bands logo below to enjoy our full report on the main PiercingMetal.com site and then scroll down to see some other shots that we are only presenting here.
Tag: folk metal
Blackguard might formerly be known as Profugis Mortis but their Metal message remains stronger than ever and this band is an up and coming rising star that should not be missed in concert should you get the chance to enjoy them. PiercingMetal recently sat down with the bands singer Paul Ablaze and had a casual chat about the bands origins, hopes and life on the road as a band in their position. Check out the full discussion by clicking the link below.
PiercingMetal.com has photographed the band in action a number of times and we look forward to many more shows with them on the bill. Check out our existing galleries for the band by clicking HERE.
The brutal cold was finally upon us in my city of New York, and while this is often the kind of climate that finds one remaining in the warmth of one’s home, the need for some bracing air and wandering were upon me in a much stronger sense. With this being the case I set forth to traveling the village streets of Bay Ridge with my comrade in arms The Beehive Hairdresser. This neighborhood is a place that I’ve lived in for most of my life and the region is very interesting for the most part with it’s numerous parks and some cool history. The region was primarily the home to a lot of Norwegian folks for many years and while it has become a little more diverse since those decades past their influence and culture still resonate in the neighborhood. This influence led me on what I coined my “Quest for Vikings” today and how could you blame me when we found this gigantic rune monument erected in the honor of the famous Norse explorer Leif Ericson.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the forest, Korpiklaani was back and headlining another tour that was bound to increase the energy and alcohol levels of many a Metal fan in the region. The rousing response to their headlining of the Paganfest USA 2 last year found the band wasting little time as they planned their return and to make matters a lot more interesting they would bring along Tyr, Swashbuckle and White Wizzard. NYC locals Desdemon would lead off the event and since the whole thing sounded fantastic we made sure to not miss a second of it. Click the bands logo below to be taken to the full article and all of the photos on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Korpiklaani is one of the more interesting bands to come upon the scenery of the Folk Metal genre and they truly provide some seriously rousing “drinking Metal” that makes you get up and dance. We had the chance to exchange some e-mail with their new bassist Jarkko who tried to make us all a little more aware about what makes the band tick. Click their logo below to see the entire discussion err e-mail dialogue on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Unless I was misinformed, the band Finntroll had never performed on US soil before and tonight they would open up for Germany’s Sodom. While the legendary Thrash band would crush those who had interest, the Finnish Trolls sent them home packing after their set as it was not even a quarter as exciting as what they delivered. After the show we secured a few moments with lead singer Tapio Wilska and talked about whatever came to our minds. Click the bands logo below to be taken to the full discussion on the main PiercingMetal.com site.