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ProgPower USA Reveals 2019 Day 1 & 2 Lineup

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Now that the 2018 ProgPower USA Festival has ended and since we’ve shared the announcements about the 2019 Day 3 and Day 4 performing lineup, we can finish off the topic by revealing the recently announced Day 1 and Day 2 performers. Before we begin, I suggest that you peruse THIS LINK to see those weekend performers because a few of them are going to blow your Metal mind while some others will surely spark new levels of musical curiosity in you. This video isn’t as long as the other one, so just enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and be informed. I recommend letting it play in full and wear headphones if you are in a public space to not disturb those around you.

The Lineup: Iron Mask, Secret Sphere, Insomnium, Pretty Maids, Tomorrow’s Eve, Mayan, Galneryus, Evergrey.

Be Advised: Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 10am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public, and tickets for the past 5 years have sold-out in less than 3 days!
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Evergrey Announces US Tour For 2017

Hey readers, just a quick announcement about the upcoming Spring Into Summer (not the official title) tour for the great Evergrey. The guys will be returning with support from Seven Kingdoms, Need and Ascendia. Take a look at the dates below.

The Tour Dates:
5.6.17 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
5.7.17 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5.8.17 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5.9.17 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5.10.17 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
5.11.17 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5.13.17 – Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5.14.17 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5.15.17 – Adrenaline bar – Las Vegas, NV
5.17.17 – The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
5.19.17 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5.20.17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5.21.17 – The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
5.22.17 – Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
5.23.17 – Exchange – Regina
5.25.17 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
5.26.17 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
5.27.17 – The Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
5.28.17 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5.30.17 – L’anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, QC
5.31.17 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC
6.1.17 – The Marlin Room – New York, NY
6.3.17 – Jewel – Manchester, NH

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Evergrey is always a solid concert experience so if you’ve not seen them yet I suggest that you do so. The NYC visit is at the Marlin Room and that place has a great vibe to it when its laid out properly for the gig. Personally speaking I haven’t thought of Seven Kingdoms in some time but remembered seeing their guitarist helping out with the bands last go round so there is some positive connection there. It will be interesting to see what melodies they have up their sleeves and as far as both Need and Ascendia are concerned, each band is a brand new thing for me. So what do you readers think of this new tour? Are you interested? Are you not? Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Evergrey: http://www.evergrey.net
Seven Kingdoms: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SevenKingdomsOfficial/
Need: https://www.facebook.com/pg/needband/about/
Ascendia: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ascendiamusic/

Evergrey Unveils Summer 2015 Dates

Progressive Metal fans will be excited to learn that the mighty melodic Metal power of Evergrey will be returning to our shores for a quick few dates as they set their sights on the Prog Power event in Atlanta, GA. Check out the poster below along with the posted press copy and then I will discuss a little deeper with you. There are a lot of awesome tours being announced as you can see.

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Press Copy:
Swedish metal act Evergrey will be embarking on a North American headlining tour this summer in support of their latest release, ‘Hymns for the Broken.’ Vocalist Tom Englund said, “North American fans, I hope you are ready for this! It has been a while since we’ve been here and Evergrey is stronger than ever. I hope to see everyone on the road. You won’t want to miss it.” Supporting Evergrey are Australian prog-rock act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans of Slumber. Presented by Revolver and Infinity Concerts, a list of tour dates can be found below.
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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2008: The Music

If you have been observing the releases that came upon us during 2008 then you will agree that this was a tremendous year for Metal. We’ve noted in our editorial that it felt like the year of the comeback as much as it delivered new bands that we hope will shine far into the future. The multi-faceted genre that makes up our Metal not only delivered quality music releases but also DVD’s, Books and Concerts that left you sore and with that in mind we are lining out some of the best stuff that we felt was delivered. In this installment I will only be giving the tip of the hat to the best albums for 2008 since I liked a lot of them. Doing it like this lets us all keep a proper focus. Here we go.

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The Best Albums Of 2008:

Eluveitie “Slania” (Nuclear Blast Records): Pagan/Folk Metal of resounding proportions. I loved this one and played it quite a bit.

Meshuggah “Obzen” (Nuclear Blast Records) – Reminding us with every groove and spine crushing riff that they are one of the most powerful Metal bands on the planet. If this is news to you, then get with the program.

Journey “Revelation”(Columbia Records): New singer, new album, new versions of classic material & a DVD concert all in one package? Truly this is a standout release from the Rock legends.

Whitesnake “Good To Be Bad” (SPV Records): It’s as if no time had passed by and this CD came out after the juggernaut self-titled album from the eighties. Great work guys.

Def Leppard “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge” (Universal Music): I haven’t liked a Def Leppard album in years and was set on giving them up entirely until this one came out and showed us that they still had it in them.
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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of 2006”: The Music

Another exciting year in Metal music has gone by and as a member of the music press, I’m tasked with not only doing reviews here on the website but also in lining out what releases that I felt were the years very best. Initially, this post was going to feature the whole gamut of the years in terms of the music, the videos and the concerts but when my album list went on and on and on I decided to give it a post of its own to go easier on you. Let’s go.

The Best Albums Of 2006

Mercenary “The Hours That Remain” (Century Media Records): A great follow up to “11 Dreams”, this band shows that they are taking chances in Metal.

Mastodon “Blood Mountain” (Warner Brothers): Jazz Fusion Metal? I dunno, but the new Mastodon sure kicks your ass around the block.

Amorphis “Eclipse” (Nuclear Blast Records): Finnish boys return and do more good. Lots of feels on this one.

Scar Symmetry “Pitch Black Effects” (Nuclear Blast Records): Raging guitar solos, soaring clean vocals, brutal death metal growls-brilliant!

Lamb of God “Sacrament” (Epic Records): Their best yet. Future legends. The first four songs are instant classics and if you don’t find your fist in the air for this release you don’t have one. Go watch American Idol

Iron Maiden “A Matter of Life and Death” (EMI Music): Up the Irons, pure and simple. Some bad press from some people who don’t see the return to form. They are idiots.

I “Between Two Worlds” (Nuclear Blast Records): Great project from members of Immortal, Enslaved, and Gorgoroth.

Enslaved “RUUN” (Candlelight Records): The Black Metal titans get even more progressive and this is an incredible listen from start to finish

Satyricon “Now, Diabolical” (Century Media Records): More Metal needs to be like this. A resounding effort that lays waste to that which tries to come close.

Vanden Plas “Christ O” (InsideOut Music): Stunning operatic progressive metal. Their best yet! Especially the bonus track
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