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Symphony X Announces “25th Anniversary North American tour 2020”
As you know, Mondays are often made for tour announcements and other special reveals and while the holidays are rapidly approaching us, there isn’t going to be a slowdown of any kind. Check out this new news from the Symphony X camp.
The Press Release:
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are proud to announce their “25th Anniversary North American tour 2020”! The 28 date trek will kick off in Englewood, NJ on May 14th and make stops in Montreal, Cleveland and Austin before concluding on June 17th at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Joining the band as openers are PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND!
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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films
It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.
Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.
Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??
Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!
Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.
Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Symphony X Brings “Underworld” Fall Tour To North America
The cool touring announcements are showing no signs of stopping but that’s alright by me since this one is focused on the great Symphony X who are hitting our area for a select batch of dates. Check out the poster, press release, dates and then I’ll return with some thoughts.
The Press Release:
SYMPHONY X RELEASE DETAILS ABOUT THE ONLY U.S./CANADIAN SHOWS OF 2016!
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are making a few special stops on their way to Japan’s Loud Park Festival. The 6 show trek will launch on September 29th at The Trocadero, hit 3 Canadian cities and conclude on October 5th at The Gramercy Theatre.
SYMPHONY X commented, “We are looking forward to playing these special intimate shows which will be our last shows for Underworld in the USA and Canada for 2016 and very excited to see our friends and fans on the road.”
The band will be touring in support of their highly acclaimed ninth album, Underworld, which debuted at #36 on the US Current Chart, #6 on the Top Hard Rock, and #89 on the Billboard 200, #89). As well #103 on Canada’s national chat and #14 on the hard chart. Underworld, was crafted at Michael Romeo’s tricked out studio, The Dungeon.
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