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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Danzig: Live Photos @ The Spirit Club (3/1/2005)

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Glen Danzig was back in NYC and bringing his dark sounds to vivid life in front of fans at a space known as Spirit NYC. I had never before been to this club and am thinking it was new. The show was discussed on THIS LINK, now please enjoy our photo gallery on its own.

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Danzig by Ken Pierce (2005)

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Danzig by Ken Pierce (2005)

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Danzig @ The Spirit Club (3/1/2005)

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Artist: Danzig
Venue: The Spirit Club NYC
Opener: Trivium, Kataklysm
Label: Evil 9 Records
Date: 3-1-2005

Metal Icon Glen Danzig returned to New York for a show at the Spirit Entertainment Center, a totally cool club in New York that I have not attended until this particular show. The show would prove to be chock full of surprises to say the least. For not only was Type-O-Negative drummer Johnny Kelly handling the chores on the drum kit but it was also disclosed that the show would feature another very special and historic musical guest.

Kicking off the evening was Trivium, a Roadrunner act who was promoting their latest piece of metal. I enjoyed them more this time around than when I first saw them opening for Iced Earth last year. Lots of old school feel in the Nu-Metal styling of these guys. Worthy of a look see. Just before Danzig was the band Kataclysm, who while proclaiming themselves a Death Metal band did not impress me as much as the previous weeks show of Behemoth/Suffocation. They did everything right in the Death Metal sense, however, there was not as much presence as I had recently absorbed.
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Dimmu Borgir @ L’Amour Brooklyn (12/12/2003)

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Artist: Dimmu Borgir
Venue: L’Amour’s (Brooklyn NY)
Date: 12-12-2003
Opener: Nevermore, Children Of Bodom, Hypocrisy
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

The Dark Gods Of Norwegian Black Metal brought their brand of mayhem to the capacity crowd of L’Amour’s in Brooklyn New York this past week. Believe me this was a night to be reckoned with, I had only been exposed to the music of Dimmu Borgir very recently so my knowledge of the set list would be quite limited for this performance. One of the great things about seeing a band like Dimmu Borgir at L’Amour is the chance to be in very close proximity to the group. The venue itself has undergone some interior remodelling and there are areas where one can be a single foot away (and I dont mean this from the front alone).
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The Screening Of: KISS “Symphony: Alive IV” @ Regal Cinemas (9/9/2003)

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Artist: KISS
Venue: Regal Theater’s (New York, NY)
Event: “Symphony: Alive IV” Theatrical Presentation
Date: 9/9/2003
Label: Sanctuary Records

It was only a few months earlier when I had found myself on line at a Best Buy in the city to not only purchase a copy of the newest CD by KISS, but also to get a chance to pose for a photograph with them. I still laugh at how much of a fan boy I become when it concerns anything about this band but they have always been able to remain one of my favorites for many, many years. Who could blame me about this because when the fans had purchased the CD they would be able to get their copy signed as well, or at least what we found out when we did this was that the signed inserts were given to you as you hit the cash register. By now all the readers and KISS fans around the globe are aware that the album “KISS: Symphony Alive IV” captured the band in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the CD kicked many different levels of ass when it came down to it. It is a sure fire recommendation to any existing KISS fan and even those who just want a superb live album. That event was discussed HERE for the interested to observe.
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PiercingMetal Talks To Joey Belladonna, Former Vocalist Of Anthrax (7/20/2004)

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You might know his name best from his work with the legendary Anthrax but now Joey Belladonna is back in action as a solo performer with a new band and out to deliver you some high octane Metal. We caught him performing with W.A.S.P. as an opener not too long ago and was able to do a brief interview via e-mail where the singer talks about life, future plans and whatever else came to mind. Click the logo below to be taken to the full article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.An Interview With Joey Belladonna, the Anthrax Singer from such killer releases as “Among The Living” and “Spreading The Disease” and many more.

KP – Joey it is great to see you back out there. How has it felt to you being Back on tour and especially hitting the club scene once again?

JB – Fantastic! It’s like the Old Days. It’s what I like to do more than anything. I love having the chance to hang with the great people we meet.

KP – How do you feel about you new solo album? Is it meeting with a positive response?

JB – I feel good about the album and would like to do another. So far, the response has been really, really good and I’ve been very pleased.
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