Artist: Black Label Society Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY) Opener: Down, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies Date: 5/10/2014 Label: eOne Entertainment
I had last caught Black Label Society during the 2013 Gigantour that featured Megadeth and Newsted (the band with former Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted in case you were unaware). Now that tour itself actually had three more bands on the daily roster but not during its NYC stop which was instead broken up into two shows and left the one without BLS and Newsted being cancelled. For that show Zakk and the BLS boys were supporting the live release “Unblackened” which is a solid recommendation in my book because it was a heavier version of an Unplugged album and from top to bottom this was some raw stuff. There was even a video release to go along with it. Fast forwarding to where we are this evening, it was now time for what was called “The Revolver Golden Gods Tour” and this event seemed to work in tandem with the magazines own awards show. You’ve heard of “The Golden Gods Awards” right? Good, let’s continue then. The four bands on this touring package would begin with Butcher Babies, Devil You Know, Down and close out with the headlining Black Label Society. Since I always find a massive event like this of interest I would get there nice and early in order to be able to bring you thoughts and images on each of the performers. Butcher Babies would be the first item of focus – here we go. Continue reading Black Label Society @ Best Buy Theater (5/10/2014)→
You know you are in for an entertaining night when Lizzy Borden comes a calling and wishes to give the Metal Republic forty whacks. It’s been a little over a year since we caught the band when they opened up for Lordi over at Irving Plaza which was at the time called The Fillmore NY (thank the Metal gods that they changed that name back) so I was looking forward to seeing them in action again. To see photos and review text from that Monster Mash of a Metal time just click HERE. There were also a couple of other reasons that this show piqued my interest and they included the band Black Water Rising who were opening up and that the entire affair would be held at The Bell House which was a new venue to me. You can read our views about the gig and enjoy all of the photos by clicking the bands logo below, and then continue on for some other stuff that’s only presented in this blog posting.
Artist: Lizzy Borden Venue: The Bell House (Brooklyn, NY) Opener: Black Water Rising Date: 6/1/2010 Label: Metal Blade Records
This evening’s entertainment sure got off to a very rocky start and there was no doubt about it. First of all, the venue called The Bell House while being a relatively new one was still growing in popularity but as one of my friends had said, was not really the place for a knock down Metal show. With this in mind I had a lot of curiosity when the L.A. maniac Lizzy Borden and the band that bore his name had announced that a gig would be happening here. The venue is located in Brooklyn and not too far away from my home so in some sense I was looking forward to a shorter trek home depending on the hour that the show would actually end. Continue reading Lizzy Borden @ The Bell House (6/1/2010)→