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New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014: Chapter 8

Queue dramatic lead in music and grab those tissues to wipe away the tears dear readers because we have reached the final installment of our “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014” and what a fun ride it has been. Now without any further adieu please enjoy this last batch of submitted resolutions.

1. Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy): my new years music resolution for 2014 is to keep not giving a fuck what people think or what they tell us about what we should do, and keep doing exactly what we want. thanks to all our friends and fans for their support, and thanks to our label for letting us be who the fuck we are!!!! 2014, we crush!!!

2. Ira Black (Attika 7/former Lizzy Borden): 2014 is the year to get my name on the map! The first one is slated to go and I will have a major press release soon, guaranteed to be the biggest music project, to date, in my career, which I’m very excited about! This year is also the year for me to finish or discard any projects that I have waiting in the wings to be finished! The Ira Black solo record will be included in “Projects to be finished”…. My brothers from Attika 7 and I will be delivering a knockout album this year and doing a ton of touring for a good part of the spring/summer touring season. We have an incredible plan in place and look forward to executing it! I will also be writing a lot of music, new material for myself and other projects, per current negotiations for future collaborations TBA soon! I would also like to thank all the awesome people I’m surrounded by and will strive harder to show my gratitude and will be more patient and Loving to those who matter most to me, which is everyone! Peace.
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Lordi @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (11/24/2008)

It was a Heavy Metal Monster Mash as Lordi and his Horrific Legions took to the stage of The Fillmore NY tonight. They would bring along Lizzy Borden and that was bound to upgrade the game just a little bit more. We were on point for the main bands and shot a lot of photos for all to enjoy. Just scroll past the logo below to be taken to our item.

Logo - Lordi

Artist: Lordi
Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Lizzy Borden, Fixer, Ben Does
Date: 11/24/2008
Label: The End Records

I had a number of reasons for being excited about this show since it would officially be the first time that Lordi was going to do a headlining appearance in New York City, and they would be bringing along California’s legendary Lizzy Borden along for the ride. Clearly each of these bands are such great visual acts that make for easy live concert enjoyment and with both possessing new material for the hungry Metal head to sink their teeth into we were bound to have a fantastic time. Of course, sinking ones teeth into the Metal was also meant quite literally given the horror movie themed acts that this particular tour was going to present and it was all going to happen at the Fillmore NY, at Irving Plaza. For some odd reason my belief was that another The End Records band would be performing tonight, and I mean Stolen Babies who I had enjoyed during the “Hot Chicks Of Metal” tour a little over a year ago, but I was mistaken. Instead of that interesting band we had two other openers in Ben Does and Fixer. I missed Ben Does entirely and it seemed as though I was not the only one as the room was half empty while Fixer was on and while I am not one to knock down an opening act, I had to say that their set was arduous to get through. Maybe I need to see them on a different bill, but I just could not keep interest and was hell bent on enjoying some Lizzy Borden as each and every note of theirs went by. Fortunately they did not play too long and Lizzy Borden was going to hit the stage in moments.
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W.A.S.P. @ Starland Ballroom (7/15/2005)

Logo - WASP

Artist: W.A.S.P.
Venue: Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
Opener: L.A. Guns, Stephen Pearcy, Metal Church
Label: Sanctuary Records
Date: 7/15/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal

The event was called “The American Metal Blast” tour and this pretty much on target for it was that and so much more. I was fortunate to be able to review this show not only as a Metal Journalist but also as a fan of all of these bands. W.A.S.P. in particular has held a high ranking in my list of favorite bands to see live and when you add three other quality groups to the bill – you know the show was going to be great all around. The setting would be The Starland Ballroom, where most recently I attended the Sounds Of The Underground show and the Anthrax reunion. While I am already a fan of this place I have to say that this is a great venue to see a group like W.A.S.P. It is roomy enough to cater to their visual nature and you are able to follow the action from any vantage point in the club. For me that is an incredible plus.
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