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Title: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 08, 2008, 07:20:12 PM
Just got home from Judas Priest, which were pretty awesome. They played all the unforgettable classics such as breaking the law, electric eye and painkiller. But I missed Living after midnight. They could've skipped the songs from the upcoming album. Prophecy was OK, but "Death" was doomy and boring. 4.5/5.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: 4th Horseman on June 08, 2008, 11:47:55 PM
I haven't been to a show in forever... I think the last one was Sodom when they were here a little over a year ago.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lars on June 09, 2008, 05:54:10 AM
Went to the London Deathfest IX on Saturday, Decrepit Birth slayed

Got tickets for Origin/Impaled/Hour of Penance in just over a week, then Morbid Angel on the 26th - gonna be a busy time.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 09, 2008, 07:26:46 AM
yea... I'm seeing both Maiden and Metallica in the same week... It'll be awesome. Foo Fighters this wednesday.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: xiphos on June 09, 2008, 11:08:20 AM
yea... I'm seeing both Maiden and Metallica in the same week... It'll be awesome. Foo Fighters this wednesday.

FOO FIGHTERS!?!?!?!?

OH dear Jesus...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 09, 2008, 01:02:47 PM
yeahyeahyeah cry all you want... I like'em
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on June 09, 2008, 03:26:17 PM
Have fun rubbing cocks with all the other homos. :roll:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 09, 2008, 04:41:43 PM
Will do
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Only_Ash_Remains on June 10, 2008, 04:57:09 AM
Foo Fighters

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/Mulletbond/ThebestIRL.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on June 10, 2008, 09:04:12 AM
I'm going to see Queensryche next week.  :naughty:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 10, 2008, 09:08:36 AM
Hey! Nice...!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ulysses on June 10, 2008, 05:14:11 PM
Iron Maiden - They put on a fantastic performance.

And Foo Fighters, what the fuck?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 10, 2008, 05:19:48 PM
Looking forward to Maiden myself this summer..

Don't you start to. Get over it. I like Foo Fighters, and according to Sargon I'm gay=)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Legion on June 10, 2008, 07:11:32 PM
I'm with you metal_xxx...just because we all like metal doesn't mean that's all we have to listen to all the time. I myself enjoy numerous types of music, and feel everyone else here would be hard-pressed to say otherwise themselves. Maybe that should be a new thread...everyone posts at least one band they listen to as a guilty pleasure...

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on June 10, 2008, 07:59:30 PM
I'm with you metal_xxx...just because we all like metal doesn't mean that's all we have to listen to all the time. I myself enjoy numerous types of music, and feel everyone else here would be hard-pressed to say otherwise themselves. Maybe that should be a new thread...everyone posts at least one band they listen to as a guilty pleasure...

I don't see how them being non-metal has anything to do with the comments - it's about them sucking.  So, get off the high horse. ;)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on June 10, 2008, 08:09:21 PM
I'm with you metal_xxx...just because we all like metal doesn't mean that's all we have to listen to all the time. I myself enjoy numerous types of music, and feel everyone else here would be hard-pressed to say otherwise themselves. Maybe that should be a new thread...everyone posts at least one band they listen to as a guilty pleasure...


Listening to bands as a "guilty pleasure" is such a pussy thing to say. You probably didn't mean it that way, but really, why should anyone feel guilty about anything they like?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: chaossphere on June 10, 2008, 08:16:07 PM
Seeing Dismember next month!  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on June 10, 2008, 10:29:42 PM
Iron Maiden in a week.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Legion on June 10, 2008, 11:56:11 PM
I'm not on a high horse....the general impression was that metal_xxx was being made fun of simply for liking a band that wasn't metal. It's quite understandable that, even if my assumption was incorrect, one could see how those comments sounded as such (let us not forget it's a bit hard to infer sarcasm or friendly prodding over the internet). Secondly, "guilty pleasure" is simply a figure of speech...I don't actually feel "guilty" for liking the things that I do...if someone doesn't agree with what I like well that's too bad for them but no skin off my sack.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on June 11, 2008, 12:01:03 AM
I wasn't picking on him for liking a non-metal band.  I was picking on him for liking a band that sucks horse balls through a garden hose.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: chaossphere on June 11, 2008, 12:31:43 AM
haha, exactly. Foo Fighters is one of the most pathetically faceless bands i've ever heard. A couple of times i've heard some song of theirs on the radio at work a few dozen times before I caught the DJ actually saying who it was, until that point it could have been one of any number those of shitty modern shitrock bands that all sound the fucking same. Dave Grohl would have done well to follow in Kurt Cobain's footsteps...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Karg on June 11, 2008, 12:34:37 AM
LOL, Sargon.

You could've named something far worse I think, metal_xxx. Like fucking Nickelback. I want that guy DEAD.

Anyway, Christ, the only thing that's come through around here recently was Amon Amarth.

And before that, Opeth. Yeah, you can figure out if I went or not.   :roll:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on June 11, 2008, 01:12:40 AM
last shows i've been to have been Local bands... one Emortus/Oskorei (other bands arent worth mentioning), and one Emortus/Warscythe (other bands are, again, not worth mentioning).

love the local shows when theres good bands, not fagcore/shitty wanna-be-metal bands. hah hah
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 11, 2008, 02:53:59 AM
Oh, cool down you  guys... I'm not taking any offence at all... Why the hell should I care what everybody else thinks of me listening to a sucky band? I like them, I guess I suck to then. :cheers:

Nickleback is far worse though.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on June 11, 2008, 06:50:34 AM
I saw Blaze Bayley a couple of weeks ago. He rocked. They even played "Lord of the Flies", which was, believe it or not, much better than when I saw Maiden do it with Dickinson.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on June 11, 2008, 09:22:48 AM
I saw Blaze Bayley a couple of weeks ago. He rocked. They even played "Lord of the Flies", which was, believe it or not, much better than when I saw Maiden do it with Dickinson.
I wonder how good his new album will be. Should be out very soon.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on June 11, 2008, 11:15:47 PM
I wonder how good his new album will be. Should be out very soon.

i wouldnt expect much... Iron Maidens been a lot more radio friendly lately, and - i'm sure that will have a bit of an influence on him.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on June 12, 2008, 01:10:32 AM
More radio friendly?  Have you been listening?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: chaossphere on June 12, 2008, 06:47:46 AM
Yeah, radio loves songs that drone on for 9 minutes at a time  :idiot:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on June 12, 2008, 01:32:05 PM
i wouldnt expect much... Iron Maidens been a lot more radio friendly lately, and - i'm sure that will have a bit of an influence on him.
Why would it be? His solo stuff sounds nothing like anything Maiden has ever done.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on June 12, 2008, 07:11:43 PM
Why would it be? His solo stuff sounds nothing like anything Maiden has ever done.

i agree, but - its more the idea behind it.

More radio friendly?  Have you been listening?
Yeah, radio loves songs that drone on for 9 minutes at a time  :idiot:

i'll admit, "The Legacy" is a long song that probably wouldnt get radio airplay, but - Different Worlds, and.... (fuck - i cant remember the other songs >_<) whatever. a lot of the Brave New World songs seemed that way too.

i dunno - maybe its just me, but - its definitely not the same as the Maiden of old...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on June 12, 2008, 07:40:56 PM
Dude, the Maiden of old was millions of times more radio friendly. Two Minutes to Midnight? Run to the Hills? Can I Play With Madness? etc etc etc
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 12, 2008, 08:08:00 PM
wat? The new Maiden is far from radiofriendly.... The legacy was long? Several of the other songs from that album was 7+ minutes. I actually here 1980-1989 Maiden era on the radio quite a bit.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: harbinger_of_death on June 13, 2008, 04:12:13 PM
In 2 weeks it's Graspop  :cheers: 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on June 14, 2008, 06:42:39 PM
>_<

Maiden of Old was supposed to refer to Paul DiAnno era... but with X factor and Virtual XI, they really got away from standard song structure...

Radio Friendly was probably the worst way of saying what i wanted to.

i dunno - maybe i just confused "not liking their new stuff as much as the old" with "diminishing greatness".

i will say - that i remember jack from the new album save Different Worlds, Reincarnation... Breeg, and The Legacy. All i can really remember about it was i really didnt care for the album. i dunno
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on June 15, 2008, 05:41:40 PM
I think you were rather confused yes:P

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: harbinger_of_death on July 01, 2008, 11:08:05 AM
Just returned from Graspop where I saw the following:

Friday:
Yngwie Malmsteen
Saxon
Def leppard
Obituary
Testament
The Lucifer principle
Ministry

Saturday:
Sabaton
Hollenthon
Korpiklaani
Immortal
Forbidden
Agent steel
Iced earth
Cavalera conspiracy
My dying bride
Kiss

Sunday:
Avenged sevenfold  :sleep:
At the gates
In flames
Iron maiden
Action in DC


5 July it's Equillibrio, a rock opera with band orchestra, choir and guest vocalists
12 July it's Leonard Cohen's concert




Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mark666 on July 01, 2008, 11:36:24 AM
Saw Incantation last Friday
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on July 01, 2008, 12:35:09 PM
Saw Incantation last Friday

How were they?  They're playing here on Friday, I don't know if I'm gonna go yet (I don't like the bar where they're playing.)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mark666 on July 01, 2008, 02:14:00 PM
How were they?  They're playing here on Friday, I don't know if I'm gonna go yet (I don't like the bar where they're playing.)
They played a great set, very tight and all, but the show I went to sucked a little due to there only being like 60 people there ( it started at 1 so that may have had something to do with it).
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on July 01, 2008, 06:36:36 PM
They played a great set, very tight and all, but the show I went to sucked a little due to there only being like 60 people there ( it started at 1 so that may have had something to do with it).

I don't remember what's the capacity of the bar they're playing here, but it's a pretty small place.  But it's on a Friday night, so they should have a decent turn out.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lars on July 06, 2008, 10:15:10 AM
Man, I'm tired. I ache. I've lost my voice, and have crazy foot blisters from a near 6 mile round walk from the car park....

BUT... I saw Maiden last night, and man did they kick all kinds of ass. Best I've ever seen them.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner / Moonchild combo =  :bow:

Sleep now I must....   :tired:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on July 06, 2008, 10:18:32 PM
Rime of the Ancient Mariner / Moonchild combo =  :bow:
Shit yes! Those two went off something vicious when I saw them.

Dismember next week.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: burning missive on July 07, 2008, 05:40:32 AM
I'll be seeing Slough Feg at the end of this month.  It'll be my first show since moving to Los Angeles and the first time I see this band.  I'm fucking excited!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 16, 2008, 06:34:05 AM
I don't respect the band very much, but holy crap am I hyped for the Metallica show tonight. Walked into Kirk Hammet yesterday. He seems like a nice guy.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on July 16, 2008, 06:50:57 AM
I don't respect the band very much, but holy crap am I hyped for the Metallica show tonight. Walked into Kirk Hammet yesterday. He seems like a nice guy.

I have a recent show (from MTV2 I believe) where they played mostly old stuff.  Unfortunately the vocals just don't deliver the power of the early material.  Anyway, let us know if they play any new stuff, and if by any chance it doesn't suck (I'm not betting my life on that.)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 16, 2008, 06:56:52 AM
I talked to someone who stayed outside the arena last night, and listened to the rehearsals. It sounded like they were rehearsing some new stuff. I've heard som clips from www.missionmetallica.com (http://www.missionmetallica.com) and it definately sounds better than the last three.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: xiphos on July 16, 2008, 09:33:01 AM
I talked to someone who stayed outside the arena last night, and listened to the rehearsals. It sounded like they were rehearsing some new stuff. I've heard som clips from www.missionmetallica.com (http://www.missionmetallica.com) and it definately sounds better than the last three.

Well, it isn't hard to be better. But it is still a sign of relief. It's hard to beleive St. Anger came from the same guys who created Master of Puppets or Ride the Lightning.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: spacel0rd on July 16, 2008, 11:03:26 AM
Going to the Priest/H&H/Motorhead/Testament show in Pittsburgh next month.  Lawn tickets were 20.00, but one gets a free lawn ticket when he buys the new CD (for 11.99 at Best Buy).  So I actually bought two copies of the new Priest CD to save money on two tickets.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 16, 2008, 07:49:20 PM
Holy Shit.

They don't know how to make good music anymore, but hell do they know how to please their fans. They played about every classic song they've made including creeping death, ride the lightning, unforgiven, enter sandman, sad but true, nothing else matters, for whom the bell tolls, no remorse, seek and destroy, and justice for all etcetcetc. The only downpoint was bleeding me. Some fun at the end with last caress, so what and breadfan.

musically OK. Some screwups by Kirk and Lars. Lars can't handle the doublebass very well. Especially on one.

And no, nothing new. And I don't care.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 16, 2008, 09:30:14 PM
Setlist for those who care.

1. Creeping Death
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
3. Ride the Lightning
4. Leper Messiah
5. The Unforgiven
6. Bread Fan
7. …And Justice for All
8. Bleeding Me
9. No Remorse
10. Master of Puppets
11. Damage Inc
12. Nothing Else Matters
13. Sad But True
14. One
15. Enter Sandman
16. Last Caress
17. So What
18. Seek and Destroy
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on July 17, 2008, 06:04:53 AM
I haven't watched the whole show yet, but from the first few songs, it looks like it's the same set list.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 17, 2008, 06:20:09 AM
Maybe.... I've noticed that they often start with that trio, unless they use fuel as an opener, which they luckily didn't. I think Iron Maiden will top this next week though. I hope so at least.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Legion on July 17, 2008, 11:50:36 PM
Just saw Suffocation in NY on Sunday. Second time I've seen them live, and they kicked ass. I like the little quips and shit that Frank says in between songs too. Played a lot of favorites...Pierced From Within, Catatonia, Entrails of You, Infecting the Crypts, etc. Solid performance.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on July 19, 2008, 06:36:49 PM
Saw Dismember last night, awesome gig. They were really into it, it's as if they view themselves as a Heavy Metal band from the way they moved on stage which was sweet. Between songs they liked to fool around and played Living After Midnight, Run to the Hills.. etc  :headbang: I can remember most of the set bar a few songs. Skin Her Alive, Collection by Blood, Autopsy, Europa Burns, Dreaming in Red, Skinfather, Override The Overture, Soon to Be Dead, Pieces, Dismembered, The Hills Have Eyes, Under A Blood Red Sky. 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 23, 2008, 04:46:43 AM
I've got one thing to say. You guys better catch Iron Maiden on this tour. Yesterday was officially my best live experience ever. I don't know how they do it, but they sent chills down my spine on every song. Everyone was flawless, Bruce was awesome with the audience, and what a fucking stage! Metallica can go screw Bob Rock, for this is the best live band alive.

They played all the classics, and Moonchild was a nice suprise. Always loved that song. Rime of the Ancient Mariner was pure power.

I have one complaint though. Who the hell is Avenged SevenHomos to support Iron Maiden. This is the fucking worst band I've heard since I don't know when. It's pissing me off when I see all the emo-fags leave the concert when they're done playing. And all the stupid girls in front who screams "Oh Synyster Gates is so hot". He looks like a bitch... An emo-bitch. Their singer looks like a mini version of Vin Diesel which does not make him any less gay. blargh.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: spacel0rd on July 23, 2008, 08:00:45 AM
I've got one thing to say. You guys better catch Iron Maiden on this tour. Yesterday was officially my best live experience ever. I don't know how they do it, but they sent chills down my spine on every song. Everyone was flawless, Bruce was awesome with the audience, and what a fucking stage! Metallica can go screw Bob Rock, for this is the best live band alive.

They played all the classics, and Moonchild was a nice suprise. Always loved that song. Rime of the Ancient Mariner was pure power.

I have one complaint though. Who the hell is Avenged SevenHomos to support Iron Maiden. This is the fucking worst band I've heard since I don't know when. It's pissing me off when I see all the emo-fags leave the concert when they're done playing. And all the stupid girls in front who screams "Oh Synyster Gates is so hot". He looks like a bitch... An emo-bitch. Their singer looks like a mini version of Vin Diesel which does not make him any less gay. blargh.

I was planning on driving 2 1/2 hours to the show, and then back home again in one night...by myself.  But..with gas prices, not being able to drink and going by myself...it seemed like way to much work and too much $$$.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Decay on July 23, 2008, 08:05:31 AM
That tour came down here in Feburary. Was fucking ace.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 23, 2008, 08:26:15 AM
I payed about 400 dollars for ticket , travelling and food etc.It was worth every penny
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: spacel0rd on July 23, 2008, 08:47:43 AM
I drove about four hours to see them do A Matter of Life and Death on their last tour.  I can't make EVERY show i wanna see.
 I can only make almost every one.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on July 23, 2008, 08:49:25 AM
heh... Oh and by the way, do you remember that theyr weren't top notch at all at that tour? Well they sure aas fuck is now.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Erk on July 27, 2008, 04:49:40 AM
Saw Maiden last night - great as always, the best one I've seen from them so far. A nice crowd of more than 56 000 also helps of course...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Zero-Sum on August 02, 2008, 03:27:40 PM
Maryland Death Fest
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RAC 88 on August 03, 2008, 07:01:01 PM
Saw a RAC band recently, good stomp all in all
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 04, 2008, 08:32:22 AM
Cauldron/Twisted Tower Dire/Bastardator/Aggressor last night.

Too much beer.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mark666 on August 05, 2008, 02:02:37 PM
Saw Impaled Nazerene a couple nights ago, killer show great set and all. Horrible opening bands though.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RedMenace on August 06, 2008, 09:58:03 PM
On Monday, I saw Peste Noire with Akitsa and Sombre Forests opening; wicked show as bands put on a good performance. Small downer though, was Famine telling me that they don't sign any merch. I understand, awesome show nonetheless.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 07, 2008, 05:13:29 AM
On Monday, I saw Peste Noire with Akitsa and Sombre Forests opening; wicked show as bands put on a good performance. Small downer though, was Famine telling me that they don't sign any merch. I understand, awesome show nonetheless.

They're playing here tonight, but I'll most likely have to skip.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on August 08, 2008, 10:19:00 PM
Priest, Heaven and Hell, Motörhead, and Testament on the Metal Masters tour.  Totally awesome show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: xiphos on August 08, 2008, 10:24:56 PM
Priest, Heaven and Hell, Motörhead, and Testament on the Metal Masters tour.  Totally awesome show.

I sold my ticket, but I am feeling remorse...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on August 14, 2008, 10:04:03 AM
I'm off to Bloodstock Open Air tomorrow. (NIGHTWISH  :  DIMMU BORGIR   :  OPETH  :  HELLOWEEN  :   
ICED EARTH   :  OVERKILL  :  AT THE GATES  :  SOILWORK  :  AS I LAY DYING   :  PRIMAL FEAR  :  COMMUNIC  :  MOB RULES  :  MOONSORROW  :  KATAKLYSM  :  SOULFLY  :  TYR  :  SWALLOW THE SUN  :  ELUVEITIE  :  NAPALM DEATH  :  DESTRUCTION  :  EVILE  :  HOSPITAL OF DEATH  :  AKERCOCKE  :  PRAYING MANTIS  :  CLOUDSCAPE  :  ALESTORM)

Should be interesting.  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 14, 2008, 10:10:28 AM
I saw Judas Priest with Voivod as openers on Tuesday.  Tonight it's a local show: Rusted Dawn, Bastardator, Heretics and Dirty Nuns.  Always a pleasure to see Bastardator again, and from the samples I heard, Rusted Dawn sound pretty good.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lars on August 14, 2008, 10:29:53 AM
I'm off to Bloodstock Open Air tomorrow. (NIGHTWISH  :  DIMMU BORGIR   :  OPETH  :  HELLOWEEN  :   
ICED EARTH   :  OVERKILL  :  AT THE GATES  :  SOILWORK  :  AS I LAY DYING   :  PRIMAL FEAR  :  COMMUNIC  :  MOB RULES  :  MOONSORROW  :  KATAKLYSM  :  SOULFLY  :  TYR  :  SWALLOW THE SUN  :  ELUVEITIE  :  NAPALM DEATH  :  DESTRUCTION  :  EVILE  :  HOSPITAL OF DEATH  :  AKERCOCKE  :  PRAYING MANTIS  :  CLOUDSCAPE  :  ALESTORM)

Should be interesting.  :D

Me too, but adding in the likes of Grand Magus and Witchsorrow too  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on August 14, 2008, 05:42:42 PM
I saw Judas Priest with Voivod as openers on Tuesday.  Tonight it's a local show: Rusted Dawn, Bastardator, Heretics and Dirty Nuns.  Always a pleasure to see Bastardator again, and from the samples I heard, Rusted Dawn sound pretty good.

How was Priest man?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 14, 2008, 06:14:38 PM
How was Priest man?

Good, although not as good as 3 years ago.  Halford moved even less this time around, but the guitarists made up for it - even the drummer was putting on his little show behind the drums at times.  It was cool to hear "Rock Hard Ride Free" live, but I think my favourite of the evening was "Sinner".  I don't know if Halford is sick or if he should only shed the huge coats he wears on stage (these outfits look heavy.)  I don't buy the age thing - Dio and Lemmy are 66 and 63 respectively and I don't see them holding a railing as if they're about to collapse during half the set.  But somehow despite this, there's something about him that make it all work.

Edit:  Some pics.  Comments are in French.

http://www.capitaledumetal.com/cdm/site//accueil/gallery_judas_priest_12082008
http://www.metaluniverse.net/compterendu/categories.php?cat_id=1826&sessionid=0c6f002353b57faacfe22473c2fe6cf2
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on August 15, 2008, 05:51:26 PM
went to a local show last night. Warscythe and Horse Flesh, along with opening hardcore bands, but seriously - Horse Flesh was fuckin' evil black metal... Warscythe was rather energetic Schuldiner Death.

also - Warscythes set was so long - that had time for two covers. Hammer Smashed Face, and Pull the Plug. The crowd screamed along to all of pull the plug. my hearing is STILL shot.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mouse on August 15, 2008, 06:03:35 PM
we have some good shows coming up here in Ottawa. Cryptopsy with Origin. Also Watain, and Dismember.Im looking forward to Watain,  Dismember and Origin.

Hey Michel? Did Priest skip Montreal? I didnt see a date on their site..Or did I miss it.?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 15, 2008, 06:08:54 PM
we have some good shows coming up here in Ottawa. Cryptopsy with Origin. Also Watain, and Dismember.Im looking forward to Watain,  Dismember and Origin.

Hey Michel? Did Priest skip Montreal? I didnt see a date on their site..Or did I miss it.?

Priest played in Montreal this past Tuesday, with Voivod opening.  There wasn't much promotion done for it, and the date was known just a few weeks in advance.  There were lots of empty seats.

I grabbed my tickets for Watain and Dismember this afternoon.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Emortusbrutalizer on August 23, 2008, 02:17:49 AM
HA HA
I just saw Origin on the 2nd in Oakland!

The sound guys were awful, and the power went off so they had to play in the dark!
But it didn't make the show any less savage..
They are some crazy showmen I will tell you.
They played with a local band Maleficus,  and Embryonic Devourment, Misery Index, Abysmal Dawn.

KICK ASS SHOW!  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: vorthas on August 23, 2008, 03:06:15 AM
...Maleficus...

oh Maleficus.... sheesh... Emortus should have played that show... too bad Klayton was away.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lars on August 24, 2008, 12:20:28 PM
Tickets for the Nile / Grave / Belphegor show in mid-September
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on September 17, 2008, 05:57:18 PM
Went to see Motörhead last night.  Three opening bands, I caught the last 3-4 songs of the last opener - horrible.  Half the place was booing them at the end.  Somebody told me the other openers were even worse.

Motörhead's set was quite different than the other times I saw them - more mid-paced songs and not as much fast ones.  Still excellent though, and Mikkey Dee was insane as ever being his drum kit.  I could see very well from where I was - too many tall people in the way, and I was very far from the stage, so that kind of sucked.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 17, 2008, 06:04:47 PM
REALLY looking forward to Helloween and Gamma Ray this Saturday in Worcester.

I have been missing out on Helloween shows for one reason or another since I first picked up Walls of Jericho on vinyl in 85.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on September 17, 2008, 06:09:36 PM
REALLY looking forward to Helloween and Gamma Ray this Saturday in Worcester.

I have been missing out on Helloween shows for one reason or another since I first picked up Walls of Jericho on vinyl in 85.

I'm seeing them on Friday night.  This is a busy week (two out of town shows.)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on September 17, 2008, 07:05:42 PM
Carcass, Suffocation, and 1349 about a week ago.  Awesome line-up except there were too many core kids there for Pig Destroyer and Aborted, who were terrible.  Carcass definitely still had it and sounded tight as hell.  Suffocation played a new song, Blood Oath, which sounded good, although it was heard to listen while people in the pit were attempting to pull all my hair out as they slammed around.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on September 18, 2008, 04:59:06 PM
Went to see Meshuggah with Trigger the Bloodshed the other weekend, Trigger the Bloodshed weren't up to much. They're sound was off, you couldn't hear the guitars, they're singer was a terrible growler. all in all i was pretty unimpressed, In their defence they're drummer and bass player were shit hot they only looked fresh out of school and there were a few headbangable moments amongst the myriad of blasting.
I think they were a metalcore band trying to be black metal.

Meshuggah on the other hand were fantastic, they sounded great, haake's kit sounded awesome and his drumwork throughout the show never ceased to amaze me. Jens looked as though he was possesed, strangely headbanging in perfect timing to the music on offer, and fredriks leads were fucking sweet, especially on future breed machine with the bizarre vox box sort of thing.
My main gripes were the core kids and their punching of the floor and other such gorilla like antics, and the Meshuggah set list wasn't what i'd hoped strangely enough they played two tracks from obZen which was utterly dissapointing as i feel it's there best work.

To top everything off the Meshuggah rodie looked like Matt Barlow
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RedMenace on September 19, 2008, 03:27:07 PM
Last night I saw Sigh, with Unexpect with local openers Beyond Within and Wolven Ancestry. Unexcept were exactly what the name suggested as I had never heard them before and they were something else, a hybrid of many metal genres including symphonic black metal to grindcore . Featuring keyboard, violin, a 9-stringed bass as well as 3 vocalists, Unexpect had so many different time signatures I thought my head was going to explode. It was controlled chaos and it sounded very good as each instrument could clearly be heard.

The headliners were Sigh, hailing from Japan, and they did not disappoint. Their sound was stripped down from the studio albums which was a good thing as their brand of black thrash translated very well to the live setting. Dr. Mikannibal added a new dimension to the Sigh sound with good vocals, excellent saxophone playing and even some fire breathing. The band was spot on and they ended the night with an awesome cover of Venom's 'Black Metal'. I definitely recommend everyone to check out Sigh as they are worth it.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on September 20, 2008, 09:34:22 AM
I saw Gamma Ray and Helloween last night.  Gamma Ray put up an amazing performance, fucking excellent.  I was starting to feel like crap during Helloween (way too hot in there), so I couldn't appreciate their performance as much (I also like Kai Hansen better as a frontman.)  In the second encore for Helloween, Hansen joined them on stage for FutureWorld and I Want Out.  Pretty cool.  Both bands played long sets, so there were no other bands playing.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 21, 2008, 07:20:32 AM
I saw Gamma Ray and Helloween last night.  Gamma Ray put up an amazing performance, fucking excellent.  I was starting to feel like crap during Helloween (way too hot in there), so I couldn't appreciate their performance as much (I also like Kai Hansen better as a frontman.)  In the second encore for Helloween, Hansen joined them on stage for FutureWorld and I Want Out.  Pretty cool.  Both bands played long sets, so there were no other bands playing.

I will second that assessment of the show.  Saw them last night in Worcester, MA.  Gamma Ray played for an hour and they were outstanding, just ripping through a set that went all the way back to Heading for Tomorrow (Heaven Can Wait).  They slowed down a little toward the end and just kind of jammed a bit on stage, but nothing that took away from the set as a whole.  Kai sounded great, amazing when you consider he's been singing like that since the early 80s. 

Helloween was also excellent, but not quite as good as Gamma Ray.  They blew me away by starting with Halloween from Keepers Pt. 1, ALL 13 MINTUES!!  Deris had a little trouble with his headphones and sounded off a couple of times.  The rest of the set was pretty good with the older stuff kicking the new stuff's ass a bit (I was kind of hoping they would start with Kill It from Gambling).  The really slowed it down for about 15 minutes toward the end just kind of jamming and introducing the band, which took the steam out of the set.  It was worth it though when all of Gamma Ray came out and they played Future World and I Want Out with Kai and Deris trading vocals.  The 4 guitar leads were pretty cool!  Highly recommended show (if you like the Power Metal)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RedMenace on September 25, 2008, 04:33:08 PM
Last night I saw Cryptopsy and Origin and I can honestly say it was worth it but not for the reasons one might think. Origin was INSANE! They were so tight and they had a massive sound that absolutely crushed and the vocalist was spot on for the entire show. There was a huge pit for the duration of the entire set and the energy level never let up. Odd thing though is that Cryptopsy forced Origin to play an encore and the vocalist for Origin said that it was the first time in 10 years that has happened to the band. So Origin destroyed...

...As for Cryptopsy, I really tried to appreciate and enjoy the show but it was difficult. First, the good thing about the set was that the rhythm section (Eric Langlois and Flo Mounier) were tight and played really well. Now, the new guitarist added nothing to the band except for jumping around like some hardcore hero. The new singer was what almost ruined the show as the band sounded like toothless lion with a squeaker for a roar. This band has lost its thunder; the only songs that came off alright were Slit Your Guts and Phobophile. Fuck the new vocalist and fuck the new direction that Cryptopsy has taken; it is just not the same without Lord Worm and Jon Levasseur. Go see them if you haven't before but Origin ought to be headlining this tour as they are definitely worth seeing live.

As a side note, Flo is still a cool guy to talk to and he's really down to earth 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: ConanTL on September 26, 2008, 12:33:11 AM
Iced Earth

Very disappointing setlist. Most of it was from their three most recent albums and they didn't play as single song from Burnt Offerings.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Decay on October 13, 2008, 06:59:31 PM
Carcass last weekend.

Pretty kickass although the major complaint is the most common one,"less Heartwork, more Necroticism".
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 20, 2008, 02:12:31 AM
Just got back from Wolves In The Throne Room.  Awesome show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on October 20, 2008, 01:30:08 PM
next up is Evile and Satyricon, then Enslaved.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on October 20, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
Overkill and Warbringer.  Warbringer put on one hell of a show, even better than Overkill.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Autocracy Redefined on October 20, 2008, 11:13:53 PM
Danza, Skeletonwitch, Moonspell - last night

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on October 21, 2008, 05:02:48 PM
I saw Watain, Withered and Book of Black Earth a couple of weeks ago.  Withered didn't come out too well live, most people I talked to about it were bored out of their skull.  I had never heard Book of Black Earth and I picked up their LP.  Watain fucking destroyed - if you get a chance to see them, don't miss them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Noodle on October 31, 2008, 10:06:56 AM
Meshuggah must have been my last metal gig. Either that or Devil Sold His Soul.

Feeder was my last non metal gig (don't shoot me. Metal's my main solid interest, but I like other styles. Plus, they helped kickstart my love of music, which ultimately led my way to metal...)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Cirrhosis on November 04, 2008, 07:30:43 PM
I missed Warbringer, Toxic Holocaust, and Overkill (all in one show)... what a bummer.

Recent within the last month or so (not in order):
Opeth/High on Fire/Baroness
Earthless
Boris/Torche/Lair of the Minotaur
Valient Thorr/Early Man/Skeletonwitch
Witchcraft/ Nighthorse/ T.K. Webb and the Visions/ Witch/ The
Warlocks/ Graveyard/ Earthless/ Annihilation Time/ Assemble Head in
Sunburst Sound/ Ancestors (was there for Graveyard and Earthless, it was a festival)

Upcoming:
11.07 - Corrupted, Asunder - Safari Sam's
11.14 - Mudhoney - El Rey ($24)
11.21 - Gwar, Kingdom of Sorrow, Toxic Holocaust - Glasshouse
11.22 - Buckethead - House of Blues Anaheim (terrible venue)
11.23 - Yeasayer - Troubadour
11.25 - Melvins, Big Business - Glass House
12.5   - Exodus - Chain Reaction
1.16   - Warbringer - Jumping Turtle - (headline) w/Hexen
1.17   - Warbringer - Chain Reaction
3.7     - Warbringer - Jumping Turtle - w/Soilwork, Darkane, Swallow the Sun
3.8     - Warbringer - Key Club - w/Soilwork, Darkane, Swallow the Sun
5.2     - WARBRINGER EXODUS KREATOR, belphegor and Epicurean - House of Blues OMFG I JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK (WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES?!)

I'm a bit of a warbringer groupie yes...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on November 04, 2008, 08:14:20 PM
Quote
I missed Warbringer, Toxic Holocaust, and Overkill (all in one show).

I'd cry if I had missed that bill.

Warbringer will be here in April with Exodus.  I could do without Exodus, but what the hell.  The night before they're both in Montreal, but with Kreator, so maybe I'll go to that too.  I've seen Kreator twice, great sets both times.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Cirrhosis on November 04, 2008, 09:13:54 PM
I'd cry if I had missed that bill.

I almost cried, but that would not be metal.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Noodle on November 04, 2008, 09:28:15 PM
I missed Warbringer, Toxic Holocaust, and Overkill (all in one show)... what a bummer.


3.7     - Warbringer - Jumping Turtle - w/Soilwork, Darkane, Swallow the Sun
3.8     - Warbringer - Key Club - w/Soilwork, Darkane, Swallow the Sun

I'm a bit of a warbringer groupie yes...


Having had the pleasure of seeing Overkill myself, just missing them alone would warrant a kick in my own shin. Must have been a reason for it though

Also, being a bit of a Swallow The Sun fanboy, I can say you're probably in for a run of enjoyable gigs!

Quote
5.2     - WABRINGER EXODUS KREATOR, belphegor and Epicurean - House of Blues OMFG I JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK (WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES?!)

That's quite the stonking line up, but bad choice of venue, I take it?

Talking of upcoming dates, I'm not sure on exact dates, but I have:
Dec 4th:Swallow The Sun, supporting Apocalyptica
Jan 17th: The Haunted
Feb: Judas Priest, Megadeth, Testament
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Cirrhosis on November 04, 2008, 09:41:32 PM
Having had the pleasure of seeing Overkill myself, just missing them alone would warrant a kick in my own shin. Must have been a reason for it though
NOPE, I simply MISSED it. I was so excited, I just had planted in my mind it was the second week of the month, when it was the first day of the month.

That's quite the stonking line up, but bad choice of venue, I take it?

House of Blues is retarded. Disney bought the venue, then kicked Divine Heresy, 3 inches of blood (only one I care for), Shadows Fall, and Static-X off of the bill because metal is "evil." Not only that but it is a bad venue in general. NOT ONLY THOSE, but why would I pay to go see Warbringer, Exodus, and Kreator when I'm sure a good percentage goes to some old white guy named Walt.

...Oh yea, I remember, because it's WARBRINGER EXODUS AND KREATOR.

Sorry about the rant.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Noodle on November 05, 2008, 03:44:16 PM
NOPE, I simply MISSED it. I was so excited, I just had planted in my mind it was the second week of the month, when it was the first day of the month.

Ouch! Back when I had interest in Mastodon, I missed their gig when they came to Nottingham. I was convinced it was the next week, until my mate phoned me in the queue literally a couple of hours before the show was due to start.

Quote
House of Blues is retarded. Disney bought the venue, then kicked Divine Heresy, 3 inches of blood (only one I care for), Shadows Fall, and Static-X off of the bill because metal is "evil." Not only that but it is a bad venue in general. NOT ONLY THOSE, but why would I pay to go see Warbringer, Exodus, and Kreator when I'm sure a good percentage goes to some old white guy named Walt.

...Oh yea, I remember, because it's WARBRINGER EXODUS AND KREATOR.

Sorry about the rant.

Ah that mainstream world. That wonderful, money-loving, ignorant, sugar-coated mainstream world. I see your point though. Your rant is pretty much entirely justified.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 13, 2008, 11:15:35 AM
Satyricon+Evile+Blood Tsunami in a few hours....
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: xiphos on November 13, 2008, 01:02:06 PM
I heard that Satyricon is INCREDIBLE live. Have fun :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 13, 2008, 09:48:10 PM
ust got home from thw show. Gotta say that Evile shattered Satyricon in 666 tiny black pieces. Damn solid show. Satyricon was very disappointing. The sound sucked, the tracklist was fucking lame except for mother north and forhekset. I don't like their new style, and the ND songs they played sounded like shit. So did the stuff from the new album.


It's probably due to the incredibly bad sound and all, but I was really let down. In addition to that, except Frost, they all looked like pussies. I mean, fucking Gucci-shirts? What the hell? Satyr looks like a millionaire kid with his short, fixed hair, and fancy clothes. Performance-wise they were really tight though. Such a shame that the sound and track-list kind of ruined it.

I was allowed to come in front of the barrier to take pictures during Evile and Blood Tsunami, which was really cool. Will post some later. During Satyricon, however, we were only allowed to take photos during the first song. Lame!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 15, 2008, 06:57:39 AM
Was at Saxon/Motorhead last week. Saxon was actually better  :roll:

Marillion last Monday, one of the best gigs I've ever been to.

Avenger last night. Meh.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Hellish star on November 16, 2008, 04:09:59 AM
KIT festival with
Flotsam & Jetsam
Nasty Savage
Girlschool
Tokyo Blade
Artillery
Evil
Timelord
...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 16, 2008, 06:48:15 AM
KIT festival with
Flotsam & Jetsam
Nasty Savage
Girlschool
Tokyo Blade
Artillery
Evil
Timelord
...

How was Tokyo Blade??  I loved their 1st album (the american version) that I bought back in '84.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Hellish star on November 16, 2008, 10:00:10 AM
How was Tokyo Blade??  I loved their 1st album (the american version) that I bought back in '84.
Tokyo Blade was good. In the beginning the songs were more sounding as melodic US metal than NWOBHM but it was a good show, ending with "If heaven is hell" and "Night of the blade"...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: harbinger_of_death on December 24, 2008, 08:28:57 PM
Some upcoming shows I'm going to :

27 December
Vengeance

3 January
Ceremony of opposites
Hail of bullets  :headbang:

10 January
The Amenta
Order of Ennead
Devian
Vader
Samael
Deicide
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalStrikesDown on January 13, 2009, 05:56:06 PM
Most recent ones for me were probably


October 23
Abigail Williams
Decrepit Birth
Veil of Maya
Neuraxis


September 26
Kataklysm
Dying Fetus
Eluvietie
Keep of Kalessin


September 27
Buckethead
That 1 Guy
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on January 14, 2009, 05:33:26 AM
few months back I was going to shows every other week bands ive seen in the past six months are

Metallica (got free tickets and they played all old shit so it was pretty good)
Lamb of God
The Sword
Carcass
Fintroll
Aborted
Suffocation
1349
Amon Amarth
Ensiferum
Warbringer
Dark Tranquillity
Arch Enemy

plus a bunch of other I cant remeber.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lars on February 20, 2009, 03:07:26 PM
Saw Testament with Onslaught last night, bizarrely in a tiny local venue. Killer  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mark666 on February 20, 2009, 05:45:48 PM
Saw Cynic a couple days ago, Incredible!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on February 21, 2009, 01:00:59 AM
Just saw Deicide with Vital Remains.  It was awesome to see Benton come out to perform Dechristianize, even though Dave Suzuki isn't in Vital Remains anymore.  The new guitarist has awful stage presence and wears his guitar at his chin.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Valkyrie from the Void on March 02, 2009, 09:24:38 AM
I recently attended the Trivium/Coheed/Slipknot show. I don't usually listen to those groups, but it was a religious experience as my first concert. PEOPLE EQUAL SHIT!!!!!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on March 02, 2009, 11:22:32 AM
I recently attended the Trivium/Coheed/Slipknot show. I don't usually listen to those groups, but it was a religious experience as my first concert. PEOPLE EQUAL SHIT!!!!!!
Good joke post.   :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on March 02, 2009, 03:21:25 PM
Probably gonna see Slayer soon.

You guys don't like 'em, but I'm seeing Suicide Silence at the same festival.

You can delete that last line if you don't like it, I don't really know what you guys feel about deathcore around here. :peep:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on March 02, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
I recently attended the Trivium/Coheed/Slipknot show. I don't usually listen to those groups, but it was a religious experience as my first concert. PEOPLE EQUAL SHIT!!!!!!

Um, I think you are on the wrong planet.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: PowerMetal59 on March 02, 2009, 08:37:08 PM
I recently attended the Trivium/Coheed/Slipknot show. I don't usually listen to those groups, but it was a religious experience as my first concert. PEOPLE EQUAL SHIT!!!!!!

It's safe to say the only place to go from here is up!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Valkyrie from the Void on March 03, 2009, 11:44:15 AM
I'm broke as hell, so when I have the oppurtunity to attend a show for FREE, I go. It was my first show, so it was great. I don't care how much you criticize, it will not change the fact that I enjoyed myself. (though honestly, now I would LOVE to see a death metal concert)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Stiffy on March 03, 2009, 11:54:16 AM
I'm broke as hell, so when I have the oppurtunity to attend a show for FREE, I go. It was my first show, so it was great. I don't care how much you criticize, it will not change the fact that I enjoyed myself. (though honestly, now I would LOVE to see a death metal concert)

As long as you enjoyed it, man. Its all about the experience. Speaking of being broke, I have missed numerous shows because of this. Wanted to see the recent Soilwork, Darkane, Swallow the sun tour and missed that. Also wanted to hit the MD death fest but that aint happening either.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on March 03, 2009, 12:26:10 PM
I went to the Sheffield Priest Feat gig with Testament, Megadeth, and Judas Priest a couple of weeks ago.

Then I saw Megadeth/Testament again at Newcastle the week after.

And I'm off to Metallica, Machine Head and The Sword tonight. Just saw MH in december with Children of Bodom and Slipslop. Pretty gay.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on March 03, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
I'm broke as hell, so when I have the oppurtunity to attend a show for FREE, I go. It was my first show, so it was great. I don't care how much you criticize, it will not change the fact that I enjoyed myself. (though honestly, now I would LOVE to see a death metal concert)
You couldn't pay me enough to get me to go to that show.  Besides most metal shows are really cheap, seeing as it's not a mainstream  music style.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nahsil on March 03, 2009, 01:40:34 PM
My brother saw Macabre this past weekend, couldn't go, but I do intend to go to this:

(http://southernmetalreporter.today.com/files/2009/01/metal-ass.jpg)

although, $35 is a bit steep considering there are some shitty bands on that lineup.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on March 03, 2009, 03:38:03 PM
I like basically all those bands, so I would definitly pay the $35.


Deathcore is fun live, although I would rather see Suffocation.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Stiffy on March 03, 2009, 04:19:08 PM
Yeah there's only a few sketchy bands there. most of that is a badass lineup.

You think Carcass is going to put another album out, despite what you may have read? Awful lot of touring just because.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on March 04, 2009, 06:27:27 AM

You think Carcass is going to put another album out, despite what you may have read? Awful lot of touring just because.

I fucking hope so  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Stiffy on March 04, 2009, 07:35:24 AM
I fucking hope so  :D
I do to! I think it's gonna happen. Thats a lot of touring, man.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Valkyrie from the Void on March 04, 2009, 08:53:20 AM
I had a free ticket to the Priest/Testament/Moterhead/H&H tour, because I bought Nostradamus and it included a ticket, but the nearest show was all the way in Texas (I'm in Tennessee), and gas was SO HIGH. I'm not TOO dissappointed, because I didn't think Nostradamus was Priest's best effort (May the Metal Gods forgive me), though I'm still kind of bummed.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: ConanTL on March 04, 2009, 05:21:06 PM
Priest only played one song from the new album when I saw them. The rest of the set was pretty typical of their live shows since Halford rejoined.

I had a ticket for the Vital Remains / Deicide show, but I got sick and had to skip out.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nahsil on March 04, 2009, 08:50:56 PM
I hope you were deathly ill or that's not a good reason to miss a show! :)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 17, 2009, 08:52:45 PM
Sorry to dredge up such an old topic, but Stratovarius and Pagan's Mind are playing near me this coming Monday, the 21st.  This sucks because I have to work both Monday and Tuesday, so how pissed am I going to be if I miss the show?  As mad at myself for not going to Kamelot/Edguy last year?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on September 17, 2009, 10:37:26 PM
Sorry to dredge up such an old topic, but Stratovarius and Pagan's Mind are playing near me this coming Monday, the 21st.  This sucks because I have to work both Monday and Tuesday, so how pissed am I going to be if I miss the show?  As mad at myself for not going to Kamelot/Edguy last year?

I'm seeing the Stratovarius/Pagan's Mind show in Montreal on the 20th.  It's to bad that PM will fill their setlist with material from their mediocre last album.  Still looking forward to it, though.  Maybe they'll come off better live.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on September 17, 2009, 10:38:30 PM
The last Pagan's Mind stuff might actually be a lot better live, those songs were real arena-fodder a lot of the time. Especially that kick ass "Spirit Starcruiser."
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on September 18, 2009, 11:37:00 PM
The last Pagan's Mind stuff might actually be a lot better live, those songs were real arena-fodder a lot of the time. Especially that kick ass "Spirit Starcruiser."

I really hope they play that song.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on September 19, 2009, 12:14:03 AM
This is yet to pass, so not really a recent show...

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/32/l_448ccfc9622c4786b1a5437c7e6376b1.jpg)

Decent way to end the year, pity it's so damned expensive!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on September 19, 2009, 12:27:09 AM
Pretty good lineup, except for a few bands I don't like and a lot I haven't heard of.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on September 19, 2009, 12:31:32 AM
Vanishing Point is awesome.  I'd love to see them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: NecromantiConsecration on September 27, 2009, 09:26:59 AM
Last show I was at that was worth half a shit was Absu back in June. Plan on seeing Marduk in Nov.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Conservationist on September 27, 2009, 01:29:55 PM
Last night:

Quote
(http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID10472/images/blaspherian.jpg)

The new school metal took a back seat as the old school bands reigned. BLASPHERIAN tore into a set of detuned, low rumbling riffs and organic transitions accompanied by blasphemous growls, and then IMPRECATION followed that with a professional, technical, high-energy set of their trademark ripping occult metal.

It was like stepping into 1992 -- a wiser, more virulent, more competent 1992. The new school is death -- long live the new old school!

IMPRECATION and BLASPHERIAN slay Houston (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-10472-Houston-Metal-Music-Examiner~y2009m9d27-Imprecation-and-Blaspherian-slay-Houston)

Trends come and go. Metalcore was a trend. Carnival music black metal was a trend. Deathcore is another trend. Same with nu-metal and shoegaze metal, post-metal and Tuvan throat power metal. But the old school is eternal and it has returned to take your souls!


Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 27, 2009, 07:29:01 PM
Last night:

Trends come and go. Metalcore was a trend. Carnival music black metal was a trend. Deathcore is another trend. Same with nu-metal and shoegaze metal, post-metal and Tuvan throat power metal. But the old school is eternal and it has returned to take your souls!




Pardon my ignorance, but what the hell is "Tuvan throat Power Metal"???
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: NecromantiConsecration on September 27, 2009, 11:56:53 PM
Last night:

Trends come and go. Metalcore was a trend. Carnival music black metal was a trend. Deathcore is another trend. Same with nu-metal and shoegaze metal, post-metal and Tuvan throat power metal. But the old school is eternal and it has returned to take your souls!




Blaspherian is definetely one of the better bands today. If they ever play Florida, I'll be there.

I just ignore all the silly trends/fads. The true spirit of metal will never die.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on September 28, 2009, 06:20:37 AM
I went to see Joe Thrasher and Aggressor in Carleton Place on Friday - my first show in 5 months.  It was at a youth centre with no stage and not-so-great sound, but it was alright.  There was a 5-year old kid there with his parents.  He was probably the most focused person in attendance.  It was funny when the singer from Aggressor started chatting with him.

I was there to interview Joe Thrasher... I've yet to start transcribing it - hopefully that'll be up by the weekend.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on January 12, 2010, 06:19:28 AM
Old topic, but my first show since Anvil last April was definitely worth posting, and since it was the first date of a N. American tour, others might want to check it out.  Jan. 8 in Worcester, MA;

Korpiklaani
Tyr
Swashbuckle
White Wizzard

All 4 bands were very good, although Tyr's sound sucked until they played "Hold the Heathen Hammer High."  Swashbuckle was surprisingly entertaining, especially watching the crowd from the club's 2nd level.  A fun show from start to finish.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on January 12, 2010, 07:35:12 AM
That same show will be here in a few weeks.  I haven't decided if I'm going to go, as the venue is a real dump.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on January 12, 2010, 08:52:38 AM
That same show will be here in a few weeks.  I haven't decided if I'm going to go, as the venue is a real dump.

White Wizzard's pretty straightforward Metal but the lead singer can really hit the high notes, so good to get there early.  Plus the band was hanging out at the merch table and got to say hello.  Got both White Wizzard and Swashbuckle's CDs for $10.  Not bad.

Tyr was the least interesting, but their sound wasn't good and they said their armor was stuck in London.  A bunch of shirtless guys isn't my idea of a cool stage show.  They really picked it up at the end with "Hold" and "The Wild Rover"

I didn't hang around for much of Korpiklaani (it was way past my bedtime) but they started with a couple of tracks from Karkelo and they sounded great.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on January 12, 2010, 10:39:27 AM
Sounds like a decent show, man wish I had that in my town. My recent shows (2009 recent) were seeing Amon Amarth with support from Entombed, Evile were meant to be playing as well but had to cancel - I think it was due to the passing of their bass player. Both bands were cracking and I spent their entire sets head banging - wind-milling with Amon Amarth of course!

I also caught the "New Moon Over Europe" tour, with Swallow the Sun, Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. Was a damn cool show, although a few wierd moments during Swallow the Sun. Their drummer joined few songs into their set (the guy from Insomnium had been filling in) they said he'd just got out of hospital. Before they launched into "Descending Winters" one of their guitar players put his guitar down and legged it off stage - maybe he really had to go? 1 or 2 minor sound difficulties reared their ugly head but it was really nothing major.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on January 12, 2010, 05:58:53 PM
Old topic, but my first show since Anvil last April was definitely worth posting, and since it was the first date of a N. American tour, others might want to check it out.  Jan. 8 in Worcester, MA;

Korpiklaani
Tyr
Swashbuckle
White Wizzard

All 4 bands were very good, although Tyr's sound sucked until they played "Hold the Heathen Hammer High."  Swashbuckle was surprisingly entertaining, especially watching the crowd from the club's 2nd level.  A fun show from start to finish.

I'm lucky enough to be seeing them this Saturday. Glad to hear the show was good, I'm really pumped for this one. How long were the sets?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on January 12, 2010, 06:13:37 PM
White Wizzard went on @ 7:30 and were done shortly after 8.  Swashbuckle and Tyr each played for around 50 minutes.  I didn't stick around for all of Korpiklaani's set but they were on stage shortly after 10.  Each of the 3 opening bands used the same drum kit so the time between sets was pretty short.  Admiral Nobeard from Swashbuckle was also helping set up and break down each bands' stuff.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on January 12, 2010, 06:50:45 PM
White Wizzard went on @ 7:30 and were done shortly after 8.  Swashbuckle and Tyr each played for around 50 minutes.  I didn't stick around for all of Korpiklaani's set but they were on stage shortly after 10.  Each of the 3 opening bands used the same drum kit so the time between sets was pretty short.  Admiral Nobeard from Swashbuckle was also helping set up and break down each bands' stuff.

Allright, thanks. That was awful nice of the Admiral to help out  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on January 12, 2010, 08:37:07 PM
I'm lucky enough to be seeing them this Saturday. Glad to hear the show was good, I'm really pumped for this one. How long were the sets?
At Jaxx?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on January 12, 2010, 10:29:40 PM
At Jaxx?

Yea
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on January 13, 2010, 01:01:30 PM
Yea
Hey, I'll be there too.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Earl Justice on January 16, 2010, 08:28:35 AM
Last night i saw Incantation, Hate, Divine Eve, Noctem and Nerve. Hate were great.

Tonight its Cirith Gorgor and Valpurga.  :bmheadbang: :bmheadbang:

Good stuff.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on January 17, 2010, 02:00:56 PM
I'm lucky enough to be seeing them this Saturday.

And they didn't disappoint. Awesome show, all played well. Tyr seemed to be having technical problems but still played well. Swashbuckle kicked some serious ass definitely my favorite though all were really good.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Earl Justice on February 03, 2010, 01:58:20 PM

Tomorrow I'm going to see Marduk and Anaal Nathrakh.

Should be great, never seen Marduk and AN hardly ever play live.

  :bmheadbang::cheers: :bmheadbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on February 13, 2010, 04:13:22 AM
Just saw the Nile/Immolation/Krisiun show.  Kickass setlists, great sound.  Plus now I have my complete Nile discography autographed by Karl Sanders.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on February 15, 2010, 09:41:26 PM
Just saw the Nile/Immolation/Krisiun show.  Kickass setlists, great sound.  Plus now I have my complete Nile discography autographed by Karl Sanders.  :headbang:
I just saw that yesterday too.  I picked up Immolation's new album while I was there.  Rose Funeral wasn't able to play due to a bus problems so all the bands got pushed up and I ended up missing Krisiun.  Immolation and Nile sounded awesome though.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on February 15, 2010, 11:20:16 PM
Immolation pretty much sucked, like always.  Rose Funeral are fucking awful.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on March 04, 2010, 08:21:15 PM
Kreator  :bow:, VOIVOD!!!  :bow:, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D.

I can't think of a show that I've enjoyed more, it was a legendary experience.

Tomorrow I'll be seeing HammerFall and Powerglove.

It's a good week  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on March 04, 2010, 08:30:36 PM
Son of a..... :p
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 04, 2010, 08:41:25 PM
Kreator  :bow:, VOIVOD!!!  :bow:, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D.

I can't think of a show that I've enjoyed more, it was a legendary experience.

Tomorrow I'll be seeing HammerFall and Powerglove.

It's a good week  :D

That show was here a little while back but I couldn't bring myself to go.  Hammerfall just haven't been very interesting recently.

Kamelot is coming at the end of the summer and that's a show I will not be missing.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on March 04, 2010, 09:23:26 PM
That show was here a little while back but I couldn't bring myself to go.  Hammerfall just haven't been very interesting recently.

Kamelot is coming at the end of the summer and that's a show I will not be missing.

Yeah, don't miss Kamelot, they are awe-inspiring live.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on March 04, 2010, 09:25:53 PM
DRI is coming here in October  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on March 04, 2010, 09:27:09 PM
That show was here a little while back but I couldn't bring myself to go.  Hammerfall just haven't been very interesting recently.

Kamelot is coming at the end of the summer and that's a show I will not be missing.

Oh, I'm not going for HammerFall, Powerglove are fucking amazing in my book and I'm absolutely pumped that I get to see them play. HammerFall's allright too I guess,  :lol.


Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 05, 2010, 05:52:46 AM
Oh, I'm not going for HammerFall, Powerglove are fucking amazing in my book and I'm absolutely pumped that I get to see them play. HammerFall's allright too I guess,  :lol.




Really?  I had never heard of them prior to seeing them on the bill with Hammerfall.  I think they are also playing with Sonata Arctica, later in the year, not that I think I could bring myself to see how far the band that got me back in to metal have fallen... :boohoo:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on March 05, 2010, 03:18:19 PM
Really?  I had never heard of them prior to seeing them on the bill with Hammerfall.  I think they are also playing with Sonata Arctica, later in the year, not that I think I could bring myself to see how far the band that got me back in to metal have fallen... :boohoo:

Yeah, they're coming back to town in April with Sonata Arctica I think. They play metal versions of theme music from old SNES games. It sounds like a joke but if two of your biggest passions are metal and gaming it's pretty fucking sweet. At least that's what I think.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 05, 2010, 05:08:30 PM
Yeah, they're coming back to town in April with Sonata Arctica I think. They play metal versions of theme music from old SNES games. It sounds like a joke but if two of your biggest passions are metal and gaming it's pretty fucking sweet. At least that's what I think.

That would explain why I've never heard of them.  I am not a gamer in any way, shape or form.  Unless you count cribbage, boggle, scrabble, etc.   :naughty:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on March 05, 2010, 06:44:05 PM
That would explain why I've never heard of them.  I am not a gamer in any way, shape or form.  Unless you count cribbage, boggle, scrabble, etc.   :naughty:
Board games FTW! I'm going to see Sonata Arctica when they come to NC this May. Life is good.  8)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: themetalmessiah on March 06, 2010, 01:10:02 PM
Just caught the Kreator/Voivod/Evile/Nachtmystium show in Worcester. Voivod was unbelievable.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on March 13, 2010, 02:03:54 PM
Went to a show for a local band that some of my friends are in called Leap 2 Nowhere. Screamed my throat raw and practically shook my head from my neck. It was a good night.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on April 01, 2010, 02:23:50 PM
Just got back from seeing Immortal in New York.  Great show, although the set list favored All Shall Fall a bit too much.  Four songs from All Shall Fall and none from Damned in Black, Blizzard Beasts, or Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on May 05, 2010, 08:09:20 PM
Well, this is probably real late, Saw Testament with Megadeth back in March Testament was great Megadeth have never caught my attention to much but they gave a good show. On 4/20/10 i had the privilege and honor of seeing the mighty Wolves In The Throne Room what a show that venue will never see a better show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on August 16, 2010, 01:55:27 PM
Damn this topic has been quiet recently. Hope its not seen as threadnomancy.  :naughty:

Recently seen;
Iron Maiden
Slayer
Anthrax

Just got home from Bloodstock festival where I caught;
Ross The Boss (with Scott Columbus) the played a couple of Manowar classics too 8)
Rage, Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum, Meshuggah, Opeth, Evile, Edguy, Obituary, Devin Townsed, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, and Bloodbath

Was a quality weekend :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on August 16, 2010, 03:41:00 PM
Hanker
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: darigaaz on August 16, 2010, 07:20:51 PM
At Wacken I saw:

Alice Cooper - great show
Iron Maiden...... Gods obviously, though the crowd was worse than for Slayer!!! In fact a person died while they were playing
Motley Crue - Shit
Orphaned Land - Incredible Live
Slayer - One of the most awesome bands live and i didnt want to see them actually
Crysis - Up and coming spanish thrash band. Gave a really great show
Ihsahn - One of the best musicians i have ever seen
Candlemass - Lets just say that my dream has come true and I also met Robert Lowe after they played + pics
Delain - Not bad
Stratovarius - amazing live
Amorphis and Kampfar were good too
Kamelot: Roy Kahn's vocals were less than impressive
Tarja - She absolutley destroyed whitesnake's version of Still of the Night
Soulfly - Played a whole load of Sepultura material and were amazing live

bands i missed unfortunately  :idiot:

Edguy, Raven, Arch Enemy, Grave Digger and Tiamat
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on September 25, 2010, 06:01:27 PM
Just came back from Steelwing and Blind Guardian. Enforcer was supposed to be on that bill too, but too bad they cancelled.

Steelwing was OK, nothing special. Blind Guardian was amazing and neck-breaking with that typical atmosphere only BG shows can evoke. "Sacred Worlds" and "A Voice In The Dark" did it excellent live, "Wheel Of Time" was a bit misplaced, especially as an encore. With almost two hours on the clock, I'm more than satisfied.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on September 25, 2010, 06:50:25 PM
Went to a noise artist show for and with friends, first act was called (as near as I recall) The New Kool-Aid Experiment. Focused on keyboard droning with tribal drumming. Next was an act that I really liked, Illusion of Security, had weird spacey clean guitars underneath an absolutely crushing warbling synth bass. I don't remember the name of the next group, but it was the only band that came close to traditional "song" structure. The final band, Clang Quartet, is the one-man project of my good friend Scotty Irving. This being the first show I've ever actually gone to, it could've been sooooo much worse.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 25, 2010, 07:22:57 PM
Went to a noise artist show for and with friends, first act was called (as near as I recall) The New Kool-Aid Experiment. Focused on keyboard droning with tribal drumming. Next was an act that I really liked, Illusion of Security, had weird spacey clean guitars underneath an absolutely crushing warbling synth bass. I don't remember the name of the next group, but it was the only band that came close to traditional "song" structure. The final band, Clang Quartet, is the one-man project of my good friend Scotty Irving. This being the first show I've ever actually gone to, it could've been sooooo much worse.

That sounds painful.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on September 26, 2010, 02:03:54 PM
Guns N Roses - live in Belgrad, Serbia, 23.09.2010

This was fucking awesome! I was expecting for worse, but, instead, Axl & Co. purely smashed everybody's ears/hearts/ out. Fucking huge artist!And one of best show I ever saw. For me, the highlight (when I literally have jumped on everybody) was the cover of "Whole Lotta Rosie", which sounded awesome.
Axl - great.Rest of his band - awesome.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on September 26, 2010, 04:45:58 PM
Guns N Roses - live in Belgrad, Serbia, 23.09.2010

This was fucking awesome! I was expecting for worse, but, instead, Axl & Co. purely smashed everybody's ears/hearts/ out. Fucking huge artist!And one of best show I ever saw. For me, the highlight (when I literally have jumped on everybody) was the cover of "Whole Lotta Rosie", which sounded awesome.
Axl - great.Rest of his band - awesome.

Really? I saw them in 2005 and axl came out wearing a gangster outfit to go with his ginger cornrows. I also had a bizarre experience where the entire stadium went silent and cringed at the same time as he tried to make a joke about a local place name. Then he got tired, and Sebastian Bach had to sing the rest of the songs. He also gave an MPAA style disclaimer about taking pictures on your cellphone (??)  At least I got to confirm for sure how gay that band is. Maybe Christchurch has higher standards than Belgrade ;)

This year I've seen AC/DC, Cannibal Corpse and Nile (finally!)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on September 27, 2010, 10:34:32 AM
I don't think the Belgrade standards are lower. I myself didn't have much expectations from this concert, especially Guns had a very dissapointed show in my country 2 days before Belgrad.
I think that Axl is very sensitive about public.If the crowd are very enthousiastic, then the show will be huge. And the serbians are one of the most dedicated rockers i've ever seen. The crowd have sang all the time and Axl was really surprised by this mass support, so, I think that makes him gave the best of him.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on October 17, 2010, 06:29:01 PM
Just went to see Shadow Gallery on their first tour ever. Amazing show, very entertaining and polished, even more considering this is their first tour in over 20 years of the band's existence. Especially the wide range of backing vocals made the multi-layered songs really come alive. They filmed this show for a live DVD, which I'll definitely be buying.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on October 17, 2010, 07:24:57 PM
Just went to see Shadow Gallery on their first tour ever. Amazing show, very entertaining and polished, even more considering this is their first tour in over 20 years of the band's existence. Especially the wide range of backing vocals made the multi-layered songs really come alive. They filmed this show for a live DVD, which I'll definitely be buying.

Oh man, I would have killed to be there.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on October 20, 2010, 04:18:06 AM
Oh man, I would have killed to be there.

Yeah. Me and Foley had to settle for Alter Bridge  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on October 25, 2010, 12:06:12 AM
Just saw High on Fire, Torche, and Kylesa. Great show and I grabbed HoF's set list at the end  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on October 25, 2010, 04:38:59 AM
Just saw High on Fire, Torche, and Kylesa. Great show and I grabbed HoF's set list at the end  :D

A lot of people really seem to love High On Fire. Can't say they do anything for me.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on October 25, 2010, 05:25:41 AM
Just back from Hammer of Doom festival.  Had a great time and a saw some great bands:

Ghost (meh), Eternal Elysium, Procession, Mirror of Deception, Jex Thoth, Sorcerer, Place of Skulls, Iron Man, Solitude Aeturnus

Concert of the day for me was Procession by quite some margin, but most bands played solid sets
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on November 11, 2010, 08:46:15 PM
Went to Killfest last night, motherfuckers! Bonded By Blood slayed (had no idea any human hands could move that fast), Gama Bomb were hilarious and awesome, Evile kicked ass as expected (and played We Who Are About To Die, fuck yes), Forbidden ruled (convincingly enough to have me buy the new album), and what the hell do you think Overkill did? HELL YES, THAT RULED!  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on November 11, 2010, 10:43:05 PM
A lot of people really seem to love High On Fire. Can't say they do anything for me.

Me neither.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 19, 2010, 08:43:49 PM
Easier then making a long list of what ive seen

http://www.last.fm/user/Extermanter/events/2010

My next shows are Blind Guardian, Sheer Terror and Watain
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on November 20, 2010, 05:22:46 AM
Me neither.

Saw them at Sweden Rock last year - guite boring tbh - left before the end. :sleep:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 21, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
Fucking Blind Guardian was amazing
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on November 21, 2010, 07:38:53 AM
Fucking Blind Guardian was amazing

You fucked Blind Guardian? :x:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on November 21, 2010, 09:43:46 AM
Fucking Blind Guardian was amazing

I'm seeing Blind Guardian in Toronto on Friday.  It's going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on November 21, 2010, 10:06:30 AM
I'm seeing Blind Guardian in Toronto on Friday.  It's going to be awesome.

Minneapolis Nov. 30th. We've been waiting for a loooooong time. I've heard that they play mostly the same material at their live shows, so that hitting multiple shows is kind of pointless. Anyone have any light to shed on this?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on November 21, 2010, 10:14:30 AM
Minneapolis Nov. 30th. We've been waiting for a loooooong time. I've heard that they play mostly the same material at their live shows, so that hitting multiple shows is kind of pointless. Anyone have any light to shed on this?

Go to LastFM's Blind Guardian page.  The site has setlist information for the current tour.  It looks to be mostly the same songs played at each show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 21, 2010, 01:31:43 PM
Minneapolis Nov. 30th. We've been waiting for a loooooong time. I've heard that they play mostly the same material at their live shows, so that hitting multiple shows is kind of pointless. Anyone have any light to shed on this?

Well in Philly they played Majesty and in NY they missed a song or two because the venue has a strict curfew.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on November 21, 2010, 02:12:41 PM
Fucking Blind Guardian was amazing

I was there too, excellent show. I pretty much sang myself hoarse  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 21, 2010, 02:34:27 PM
I was there too, excellent show. I pretty much sang myself hoarse  :lol

How often do you get out to shows
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on November 21, 2010, 03:19:29 PM
17.11.2010
Loch Vostok (SWE) + Leprous(NOR) + Therion(SWE). In Belgrade, Serbia.

Loch Vostok = good progressive extreme metal. The new song, "Navigator" is quite interessting.

Leprous = very talented musicians.and very young. they play avantgarde/extreme progressive metal, very hard to get into it.
I really loved thier show.After that, i understand why they are the live band used by IHSAHN.

Therion = impressive. They played with 4 vocals (2 males and 2 females) and it was great.A must see for every metalfan.

19.11.2010
The Way of Purity(SWE) + Negura Bunget(RO). In Timisoara, Romania

The WAy of purity = agressive, dinamic, death/hardcore. With a female, kind of Angela Gossow.Really good!

Negura Bunget = black metal as art.pure art.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on November 21, 2010, 04:32:56 PM
How often do you get out to shows

Not too often really. Only if there's a band playing that I really want to see or if it's really cheap/convenient to go.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: darigaaz on November 21, 2010, 07:15:51 PM
The Malta Doom Metal festival was held this weekend over 2 days.

Here is the lineup in order of playing and some insight on some very underground bands of which most are my friends being a relatively small community on the island.

Friday:
Thrashacre: They were a last minute add on due to a cancellation. These guys are young, energetic and love metal, hence old school thrash lovers themselves, they really know how to get the crowd ready for an onslaught.

Dawn Of Anguish: A side project of Simeon Gatt (Forsaken drummer) which has been improving steadily over the past couple of years. They are similar to Reverend Bizarre and also play a great cover of Doom over the world.

Hands of Orlak: An underground new band from Italy. They were a pleasant surprise, Traditional Doom mostly mid-paced and a female vocalist who also plays the flute to add ambience. Here's more info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/handsoforlac.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/handsoforlac.html)

Nomad Son: Well they were the headliners for the first Night and truly so. Nomad Son is one of those bands which truly captivates the Doom Metal spirit and classic feeling. All of the members are highly experienced musicians and led by true Doom Metal guru Albert Bell (Forsaken Bassist and Lyricist) A great band to end a great first night. Info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/NomadSon.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/NomadSon.html)

Saturday:
Deluge of Sorrow: Doom Death of some great quality, vocals being provided by the islands best female growler, she can make Angela Gassow run off like a scared pooch. This is a band i hope will go places thanks to their groovy heavy sound. More info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/delugeofsorrow.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/delugeofsorrow.html)

Victims of Creation: Ok this was the band which absolutuley floored everyone. This is a criminally unknown band and comprises of 2 of the busiest musicians on the island (Dino Mifsud on drums and Rex Grech on Bass) who can total an impressive participation with 20 bands between them. This is only the second time i've seen them in two years and this second time they were absolutley jaw dropping. This is the kind of band which you immediately fall in love with. They're sound is so downtuned you feel the bass rattle your bones. A tremendous awe-inspiring feel for a band i urged heavily to show themselves more often and should start recording soon.
More info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Victims.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Victims.html)

Lothus: An Italian band which really knows how to engage the crowd. They play a mix of classic 70's blues with a touch of doom which just makes the sound that more heavy. Here's some info http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Lothus.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Lothus.html)

Sorrows Path: One of the headliners for the Night. It was a pleasure to host these Greek Doomsters who really put on a show, including a medley in honour of the God himself RONNIE JAMES DIO R.I.P. mixing Holy Diver, Children of the Sea, and Stargazer perfectly into one track and also invited Leo Stivala (Forsaken Vox) to join for a grand finale. Info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Sorrows.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/Sorrows.html)

Forsaken: Well it had to be the island's pride and woeful joy to end an amzing festival like this. Forsaken who are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year put on a highly requested Dominaeon front to back show and eneded the night with 2 great covers: "St.Vitus - Born too Late" and the first doom song ever in honour of the Godfather's of the Genre the title track Black Sabbath. In the end all was wrapped up with the band's infamous anthem, taken from the Iconoclast EP "Via Crucis".  Info: http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/forsaken.html (http://www.maltadoom.com/mdm/forsaken.html)

Can't wait for next year!!! DOOM HAS RISEN!!!! \m/
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 22, 2010, 10:40:17 AM
You fucked Blind Guardian? :x:
:lol :lol

Just saw this!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on November 22, 2010, 07:57:43 PM
I'm seeing Blind Guardian in Toronto on Friday.  It's going to be awesome.
Next month for me, manly tears shall be shed  :thumbup: :bow: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: HeathenMke on November 22, 2010, 08:01:24 PM
Next month for me, manly tears shall be shed  :thumbup: :bow: :thumbup:

Awesome.  Only four more days for me.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 22, 2010, 08:32:20 PM
Gotta enjoy Blind Guardian's set as much as possible. They are like the Olympics, they only come every four years
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 23, 2010, 05:50:33 AM
I was in elven heaven when I saw them.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 23, 2010, 03:23:33 PM
I know that it's not metal, but I'm going to see Rammstein on December 8 in Montreal. I've been dying to see them since 1997
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 23, 2010, 08:13:02 PM
They just announced Overkill with Accept and Sabaton for next year
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on November 23, 2010, 08:28:12 PM
They just announced Overkill with Accept and Sabaton for next year

 8O  Wow, that sounds like a pretty sweet show. I can't tell though, is it just one or two, or is this a full tour?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 23, 2010, 09:09:40 PM
8O  Wow, that sounds like a pretty sweet show. I can't tell though, is it just one or two, or is this a full tour?

As far as I know its just one or two shows
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nahsil on November 23, 2010, 10:50:49 PM
Nile/Psycroptic/Keep of Kalessin/Ex Deo Sunday night. It was great, except Psycroptic's new core vocalist who can't even manage a real death growl.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on November 24, 2010, 12:25:13 PM
They just announced Overkill with Accept and Sabaton for next year
Just saw Overkill recently, not to be missed. Hopefully they have better sound guys on this tour, though, cause I couldn't hear Blitz singing at all.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on November 26, 2010, 04:52:04 AM
Nile/Psycroptic/Keep of Kalessin/Ex Deo Sunday night. It was great, except Psycroptic's new core vocalist who can't even manage a real death growl.

How were Nile? I want to go in January at a show with NILE and MELECHESH, but i've read some reviews who claimed NILE sounded lame and dull.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on November 28, 2010, 08:34:25 AM
Just saw A Forest of Stars. The singer is a fucking demon.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on November 30, 2010, 01:55:18 AM
Stratovarius + Helloween

Stratovarius = very good.They even played that new beautiful song, "Darkest Hours"

Helloween = masters of the power metal. Great show, great movement, great track-list (only 2 songs from "7 Sinners", the rest was 90% based on "Keepers..." albums)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 30, 2010, 09:19:29 AM
Helloween = masters of the power metal. Great show, great movement, great track-list (only 2 songs from "7 Sinners", the rest was 90% based on "Keepers..." albums)

Which tracks from 7 Sinners did they play?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on November 30, 2010, 01:35:59 PM
Going to see WiTTR in 30 mins  :twisted:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on November 30, 2010, 02:18:41 PM
Going to see WiTTR in 30 mins  :twisted:

I was meant to be seeing them last night, couldn't make it 'cause of the fucking snow. Not sure how bad it is up in Scotland, absolute madness in Newcastle. I slipped over in the middle of the road today in front of a car, life flashed before my eyes.  :lol

Enjoy the gig, Wodensthrone were meant to be awesome last night too.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on November 30, 2010, 02:50:15 PM
Going to see WiTTR in 30 mins  :twisted:
You lucky bastard...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ciprian on November 30, 2010, 04:07:19 PM
@Bruce:
They opened with "Are You metal", and the other new song played was "Where the Sinners go"
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on November 30, 2010, 05:50:02 PM
I was meant to be seeing them last night, couldn't make it 'cause of the fucking snow. Not sure how bad it is up in Scotland, absolute madness in Newcastle. I slipped over in the middle of the road today in front of a car, life flashed before my eyes.  :lol

Enjoy the gig, Wodensthrone were meant to be awesome last night too.

We never got Wodensthrone, we got Rose fucking Kemp. Pile of shit. But holy cow WiTTR were monstrous, absolutely fantastic. SNows bad up here too but I live in the center of Glasgow where the snow melts before it hits the ground  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on December 01, 2010, 09:36:26 AM
Wow, first Blind Guardian show was a great one! Hansi and the whole band had very good stage presence. I got felt up by some girl (no joke) while I was reaching out for Hansi's hand for a five. I only got a little of each, but it was an awesome time :P

Was quite impressed by Seven Kingdoms. Bought a cd, good music. Holy Grail isn't quite up my alley, but holy crap did their singer and lead guitarist have energy. The other two guys looked like they were asleep the whole time.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on December 03, 2010, 12:01:19 PM
Just saw Watain last night. Amazing show
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on December 03, 2010, 12:55:51 PM
Just saw Watain last night. Amazing show

I saw them here three years ago. Memorable.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on December 03, 2010, 02:48:45 PM
I saw them here three years ago. Memorable.

They played most of the new album and closed with Waters of Ain. This and the Goat carcasses made for an awesome show
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on December 04, 2010, 09:52:53 PM
Went to a small festival with, among others, At Vance, Iron Mask and Primal Fear.

At Vance had a lot of technical problems, but a lot of charm. Plus for the song "Chained" they hauled Kelly Carpenter on stage. Great to see him at work live, even though it was only for one song. What a fucking set of pipes.

Iron Mask was fantastic. Tight playing, epic atmosphere. As far as power metal goes in my country, I prefer them over Magic Kingdom. They also featured a few "stars": Philippe Giordana from Fairyland on keys and Carsten "Lizard" Schulz on vocals.

Primal Fear kicked all sorts of ass, but their setlist focused to much on the last two albums, and ignored a lot of classics from "Nuclear Fire" and neglected "Black Sun" in its entirety. Their encore was the Priest-cover "Metal Gods", which was kind of an anti-climax. But still, lots of ass-kicking heavy metal.

The other bands aren't worth mentioning, except for Revamp, which completely sucked. Even a couple of After Forever-covers couldn't make up for the horribleness.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on December 04, 2010, 11:51:31 PM
Went to a small festival with, among others, At Vance, Iron Mask and Primal Fear.

At Vance had a lot of technical problems, but a lot of charm. Plus for the song "Chained" they hauled Kelly Carpenter on stage. Great to see him at work live, even though it was only for one song. What a fucking set of pipes.

Iron Mask was fantastic. Tight playing, epic atmosphere. As far as power metal goes in my country, I prefer them over Magic Kingdom. They also featured a few "stars": Philippe Giordana from Fairyland on keys and Carsten "Lizard" Schulz on vocals.

Primal Fear kicked all sorts of ass, but their setlist focused to much on the last two albums, and ignored a lot of classics from "Nuclear Fire" and neglected "Black Sun" in its entirety. Their encore was the Priest-cover "Metal Gods", which was kind of an anti-climax. But still, lots of ass-kicking heavy metal.

The other bands aren't worth mentioning, except for Revamp, which completely sucked. Even a couple of After Forever-covers couldn't make up for the horribleness.

Wow, that sounds incredible. Really wish sometimes that I lived in Europe and could see stuff like this without traveling that far.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on December 05, 2010, 09:14:43 AM
Went to a small festival with, among others, At Vance, Iron Mask and Primal Fear.

I don't think I would have missed that one either. Two of my favorite bands there, plus the added bonus of Kelly Carpenter. I agree also that Iron Mask is better, especially "Hoards of the Brave" disk.

Are you from Germany?


Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on December 05, 2010, 09:36:14 AM
Belgium. And I bought "Hordes Of The Brave" after the show. :)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on December 05, 2010, 10:22:59 AM
Belgium. And I bought "Hordes Of The Brave" after the show. :)

 :super: You won't regret that one.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on December 08, 2010, 09:35:51 PM
Trans-Siberain Orchestra
HOLY SHIT THIS WAS EPIC!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on December 10, 2010, 07:19:56 PM
Saw Blind Guardian last night, our crowd was incredible and Blind Guardian as always were incredible! the openers were decent enough either way what a great show!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on December 11, 2010, 10:41:44 AM
Saw Blind Guardian last night, our crowd was incredible and Blind Guardian as always were incredible! the openers were decent enough either way what a great show!

Can't wait, seeing them in exactly one week. The venue is quite small as well, so hopefully I'll get a great view of the band  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on December 11, 2010, 02:24:31 PM
Can't wait, seeing them in exactly one week. The venue is quite small as well, so hopefully I'll get a great view of the band  :super:
Yeah a small venue will help, the venue they played here was pretty small. I got an excellent view, I even caught Fredrick's drumstick. What a show, there are a few moments where I'd start fanboying and this was one of those moments.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on December 11, 2010, 02:30:41 PM
Absolutely. All the guys for BG were big on tossing out picks, sticks, etc. Hansi gave out the hi-fives and handshakes pretty liberally too. I was very impressed. Small venue I was at had bad sound quality, but it was awesome to get so close and TOUCH HANSI! *squeal*

*ahem*

It was all very metal.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on December 11, 2010, 03:04:56 PM
I'll be seeing them in Atlanta on the 19th. Can't wait. I have never seen them before.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on December 13, 2010, 07:31:05 PM
I'll be seeing them in Atlanta on the 19th. Can't wait. I have never seen them before.
You won't be disappointed, I can assure that!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on December 18, 2010, 12:52:39 AM
Just got back from the Swordlord's Christmas concert, and it was a blast. Small dive and bad sound, but theres really some awesome talent locally.

Saw the following local bands:

Hollowstone- female fronted heavy/power metal
Eternal Voyager- thrashy epic power metal, Influenced by Iced Earth and Iron Maiden
Minos- Pagan folk metal with clean vocals. Really only folky in lyrical content, otherwise straight up heavy metal.
Noble Beast- Power metal that's very highly reminiscent of earlier Blind Guardian in a very good way, my favorite band of the night, bought their demo.
Avian- probably no introduction necessary, decently known in the States
Dawn of Valor- epic old school heavy metal, really energetic and enjoyable.

Really fun time, got to hang out with Lance King a little too!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on December 19, 2010, 05:07:45 PM
Got back from Blind Guardian today. Fucking great, as expected, though it's strange that they didn't play Valhalla. Still, they played Majesty instead, which more than makes up for it.

The 6 other bands:

Sanctum: Pretty decent metal, with both clean and harsh vocals. First band of the day, good warmup.
Halcyon Way: They were pretty good, not amazing but good. Somewhat generic power/traditional metal.
Great Awakening: Fucking awesome thrash band, really had a good time during this one as the band played with immense amounts of energy.
Theocracy followed up the high-octane thrashers with their brand of great melodic power metal, despite the iffy lyrical theme.
Seven Kingdoms: Well, the band was good with a hard-hitting yet melodic style of power metal, but seriously the need a new vocalist. She's horrible to start, uses a plethora of effects, and tries unsuccessfully to fill the role of the "hot" front-woman.
Holy Grail really surprised me, as the samples I heard online didn't excite me. They were awesome, had great energy, and reminded of Agent Steel. I dunno how good they sound on record, but the live show was fabulous.

And then of course the headliners Blind Guardian who put on a fantastic show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on December 19, 2010, 08:25:16 PM
Got back from Blind Guardian today. Fucking great, as expected, though it's strange that they didn't play Valhalla. Still, they played Majesty instead, which more than makes up for it.

The 6 other bands:

Sanctum: Pretty decent metal, with both clean and harsh vocals. First band of the day, good warmup.
Halcyon Way: They were pretty good, not amazing but good. Somewhat generic power/traditional metal.
Great Awakening: Fucking awesome thrash band, really had a good time during this one as the band played with immense amounts of energy.
Theocracy followed up the high-octane thrashers with their brand of great melodic power metal, despite the iffy lyrical theme.
Seven Kingdoms: Well, the band was good with a hard-hitting yet melodic style of power metal, but seriously the need a new vocalist. She's horrible to start, uses a plethora of effects, and tries unsuccessfully to fill the role of the "hot" front-woman.
Holy Grail really surprised me, as the samples I heard online didn't excite me. They were awesome, had great energy, and reminded of Agent Steel. I dunno how good they sound on record, but the live show was fabulous.

And then of course the headliners Blind Guardian who put on a fantastic show.

I think I heard that they switch off playing those two depending on the night. They played Valhalla when I saw them but didnt play Majesty.

Also, agree with your opinions on Seven Kingdoms and Holy Grail.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on December 20, 2010, 03:47:33 AM
Just got back from seeing Blind Guardian in Atlanta. Absolutely amazing. They played "Valhalla," which brought the place down. I was also happy that they played "Into the Storm" and "And Then There Was Silence," as I find that the latter translates extremely well live. The concert was upstairs, so I thought the floor was going to give out during the crowd jumping "lalala" section of ATTWS, as well as the jumping bit in LOTR. Also, I thought "Tanelorn (Into the Void)" from the new album sounded brilliant. Hansi (practically a stand-up comedian between songs) absolutely nailed it, especially some higher-than-the-studio-version high notes. An awe-inspiring show that was definately one of the best concerts I have been to.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on February 10, 2011, 09:05:29 PM
Went to Station Four here in Saint Paul last night and saw:

Eluveitie
3 Inches of Blood
Holy Grail
System Divide

Definitely didn't care for System Divide, but the other three bands were pretty cool. Holy Grail is growing on me after seeing their second show and chatting with the band members a bit. 3 Inches of blood was a little samey-sounding, with no real vocal variation, but they put on a great show. Eluveitie was pretty much flawless, and a fantastically good-sounding live band.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on February 11, 2011, 05:49:22 AM
Eluveitie was pretty much flawless, and a fantastically good-sounding live band.

I've seen them before. One of the best folk metal live acts around. They pissed all over Finntroll, who had their keys so low in the mix they sounded just like a half-assed black metal band.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on February 11, 2011, 06:35:23 AM
Went to see Evile last night. Missed the first band, Vortex who are a local act. I'd checked them out and deemed it time better spent in a cheap bar than watching them. Got into the venue for the start of Mutants set, who are a pretty cool UK thrash metal band with a technical slant. Their sound wasn't brilliant but the material was quite good, worthy of headbanging.

Next up were some more UK thrashers, Elimination. I'd checked them out prior to the gig too, they're pretty generic, however in the live environment (with the help of copious amounts of alchohol) they were good fun. The headbanging got a little harder for these guys.

Evile took the stage and I can't quite remember the first song they played, but their setlist was quite good from the parts I do remember. "Enter the Grave", "Thrasher", "The Plague to End all Plagues", "Infected Nations", "Metamorphosis" and they even debuted a new song as yet untitled. They were awesome, crowd was good fun and friendly, and I spent a lot of time head-banging far too hard and even did some pitting.


My neck fucking kills.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on February 11, 2011, 07:33:06 AM
Evile took the stage and I can't quite remember the first song they played, but their setlist was quite good from the parts I do remember. "Enter the Grave", "Thrasher", "The Plague to End all Plagues", "Infected Nations", "Metamorphosis" and they even debuted a new song as yet untitled. They were awesome, crowd was good fun and friendly, and I spent a lot of time head-banging far too hard and even did some pitting.
Oh, it has been about two years. I wonder if they're gonna record a new one soon.
My neck fucking kills.
:headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on February 11, 2011, 08:26:25 AM
Oh, it has been about two years. I wonder if they're gonna record a new one soon. :headbang:

I recall Matt saying they were heading into the studio very soon, and to expect a new album around July.  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on February 11, 2011, 09:03:00 AM
I recall Matt saying they were heading into the studio very soon, and to expect a new album around July.  :D
Awesome! I'm not gonna lie, I didn't like Infected Nations as much as Enter the Grave, but I really don't know where these guys will go. They are THE thrash band to watch right now.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on February 11, 2011, 08:20:42 PM
Just came back from Angra, Kattah and Solenoid.

Solenoid was an OK Belgian heavy metal/grunge/whatever band, nothing very memorable. The Brazilian Kattah sounded exactly like you would expect from a band that has members of Angra and Shaman on their debut album: like fucking Angra. Their singer's voice and stage presence is a mixture of Tobias Sammet en Andre Matos (think stretchy leopard-skin pants and a long coat with golden writing on it). Their material was fine, but some of the folkish intro stuff lasted way too long.

Angra tore the room apart, even though there was hardly a "crowd". Still, everyone that bothered to show up was swept away from the first song on. For a band that plays complex music that fast it's a miracle it translates so well live. To prove there's really nothing to it, Rafael Bittencourt decided to do the vocals to "The Voice Commanding You" too, as if playing the damn song wasn't hard enough already. Arrogant jerk. But in al seriousness: they slayed.

Setlist consisted of the first five songs off "Aqua", three from "Rebirth" and at least one song from every other album. No encore though, which was a little strange and left the audience a bit bewildered. But the medley "Carry On/Nova Era" was a satisfying conclusion to a wonderful concert. Best moment: when everyone but the drummer sang the "Recalling, retrieving,..."-bit from "Rebirth" together, each one in a different tone. Goosebumps. That and "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeroes go dooooooooooooooown!" of course.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on February 11, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
Just came back from Angra, Kattah and Solenoid.

Solenoid was an OK Belgian heavy metal/grunge/whatever band, nothing very memorable. The Brazilian Kattah sounded exactly like you would expect from a band that has members of Angra and Shaman on their debut album: like fucking Angra. Their singer's voice and stage presence is a mixture of Tobias Sammet en Andre Matos (think stretchy leopard-skin pants and a long coat with golden writing on it). Their material was fine, but some of the folkish intro stuff lasted way too long.

Angra tore the room apart, even though there was hardly a "crowd". Still, everyone that bothered to show up was swept away from the first song on. For a band that plays complex music that fast it's a miracle it translates so well live. To prove there's really nothing to it, Rafael Bittencourt decided to do the vocals to "The Voice Commanding You" too, as if playing the damn song wasn't hard enough already. Arrogant jerk. But in al seriousness: they slayed.

Setlist consisted of the first five songs off "Aqua", three from "Rebirth" and at least one song from every other album. No encore though, which was a little strange and left the audience a bit bewildered. But the medley "Carry On/Nova Era" was a satisfying conclusion to a wonderful concert. Best moment: when everyone but the drummer sang the "Recalling, retrieving,..."-bit from "Rebirth" together, each one in a different tone. Goosebumps. That and "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeroes go dooooooooooooooown!" of course.

I'm not a violent man, but I'd consider maiming a small child if it meant I could see Angra live. I can't believe they're only making two stops here that are more than a thousand miles away. You'd think they'd at least hit Chicago. They'd sell out since every metalhead in a five hundred mile radius would drive to see them.

*grumble grumble*

Glad you enjoyed them so much though!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on February 12, 2011, 09:56:51 AM
Man, I'd love to see Angra. Their setlist sounded great too but they rarely come to the UK.  :order:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on February 12, 2011, 11:13:29 AM
I'd do bad things to see Angra.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on February 12, 2011, 02:48:20 PM
Man, I'd love to see Angra. Their setlist sounded great too but they rarely come to the UK.  :order:

According to their website, they play London on February 26.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on February 14, 2011, 09:31:04 AM
According to their website, they play London on February 26.

That's cool, but I live about 300 miles away.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on February 14, 2011, 12:26:57 PM
That's cool, but I live about 300 miles away.

I would drive that without second thought. But then, I'm Angramaniacal.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on February 14, 2011, 12:40:06 PM
I would drive that without second thought. But then, I'm Angramaniacal.

I would too, if only I could drive...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalpasta on February 14, 2011, 07:27:27 PM
I just got back from 2 shows near KC - saw Eluvieite, 3 Inches of Blood, Holy Grail and System Divide in Lawrence - had dinner with the HG guys and met singer of 3 Inches too.  Very cool and good show - highly recommend seeing Holy Grail and Eluvietie anytime they come to a venue near you.

Saw Death Angel with Lazarus AD and Bonded By Blood in KC @ The Riot Room - small club but all the bands sounded really great.  Death Angel played almost 2 hours and was fantastic - their Dio tribute was excellent.  Definitely worth the 300 miles on the road for both shows!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on February 19, 2011, 01:46:43 PM
Finnsebarren show last night was excellent. Barren Earth were quite good, as were Finntroll. Ensiferum, on the other hand, pretty much destroyed the crowd. Best performance I've seen live ever, and the most excited I've ever seen that venue.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lord John on February 24, 2011, 08:13:47 PM
I got a call yesterday night whether I'd like to go see Iron Maiden at the entertainment centre, so I raced into the city in less than half an hour for the beginning of the show, met up and went in.

It was awesome.  Front row tickets to (row AA!). 

The opener was ok.  It was some Australian metalcore band.  They were good musicians and had some stage presence but I personally just don't like the "Bullet For My Valentine" sound and those sorts of vocals annoy me quite a bit.  (Not to mention some pretty lame lyrics.  At least they made me laugh a bit.)

Anyway, Iron Maiden rocked.  They had an amazing set, akin to a space ship referring to their latest album.  They had lots of Maiden artwork as the backdrop which continually changed between songs.  (Like a curtain.) 

Although I hadn't heard their latest stuff, they played only a few of those songs and gave us a wide variety of Maiden songs so I was also able to sing along.  They played my favourite songs, "Blood Brothers" and "Number of the Beast" which was awesome.

All around, a great show by a great band who still have all their energy.

Now, I've just found out that freaking Finntroll are playing live at my uni.  I was in awe for a while.  I must've been living in the dark for a while because Alestorm, Finntroll and Morbid Angel are all playing different shows at the Manning Bar (which is on the Sydney Uni main campus.)  Now I've gotta get a group together to go see Finntroll. (And at $45 AU, it is a lot cheaper than other bands I've seen like Nightwish.)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on February 25, 2011, 09:27:24 PM
I got a call yesterday night whether I'd like to go see Iron Maiden at the entertainment centre, so I raced into the city in less than half an hour for the beginning of the show, met up and went in.

It was awesome.  Front row tickets to (row AA!). 

The opener was ok.  It was some Australian metalcore band.  They were good musicians and had some stage presence but I personally just don't like the "Bullet For My Valentine" sound and those sorts of vocals annoy me quite a bit.  (Not to mention some pretty lame lyrics.  At least they made me laugh a bit.)

Anyway, Iron Maiden rocked.  They had an amazing set, akin to a space ship referring to their latest album.  They had lots of Maiden artwork as the backdrop which continually changed between songs.  (Like a curtain.) 

Although I hadn't heard their latest stuff, they played only a few of those songs and gave us a wide variety of Maiden songs so I was also able to sing along.  They played my favourite songs, "Blood Brothers" and "Number of the Beast" which was awesome.

All around, a great show by a great band who still have all their energy.

Now, I've just found out that freaking Finntroll are playing live at my uni.  I was in awe for a while.  I must've been living in the dark for a while because Alestorm, Finntroll and Morbid Angel are all playing different shows at the Manning Bar (which is on the Sydney Uni main campus.)  Now I've gotta get a group together to go see Finntroll. (And at $45 AU, it is a lot cheaper than other bands I've seen like Nightwish.)

Hey, I was at that show—brilliant! The Talisman and

I too go to USyd, might go to Finntroll, not too hot on Alestorm but Morbid Angel definitely. I went to the MA show last year and it was damned fine.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on February 26, 2011, 08:50:16 AM
Just bought my ticket to see Motorhead next Tuesday.  I can't believe I've been listening to them since the No Remorse compilation and this will be the first time seeing them live.  Never know if this will be the last tour.  Lemmy isn't going to be around forever (OK, his body, due to alcohol preservation probably WILL be around forever, but you get my meaning  :lol)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on February 26, 2011, 03:37:36 PM
Just bought my ticket to see Motorhead next Tuesday.  I can't believe I've been listening to them since the No Remorse compilation and this will be the first time seeing them live.  Never know if this will be the last tour.  Lemmy isn't going to be around forever (OK, his body, due to alcohol preservation probably WILL be around forever, but you get my meaning  :lol)

I'm gonna try and see them on Monday. It would be the first time seeing them for me too but I havent been around as long as you  :naughty:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on February 26, 2011, 09:14:15 PM
I'm gonna try and see them on Monday. It would be the first time seeing them for me too but I havent been around as long as you  :naughty:

Very few have  :naughty:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Lord John on February 26, 2011, 09:36:06 PM
Hey, I was at that show—brilliant! The Talisman and

I too go to USyd, might go to Finntroll, not too hot on Alestorm but Morbid Angel definitely. I went to the MA show last year and it was damned fine.
Yeah, I chuckled when I saw Alestorm on the Manning Bar webpage.  Their music is fun but totally not worth paying to see.   
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 02, 2011, 07:59:26 PM
Motorhead last night.  Awesome show, can't believe I've never gotten around to seeing them before.  The opening band, Valient Thorr, SUCKED and Clutch was alright, if you like that style.  Good mix of old and new from Lemmy and the boys with the highlight being "Killed By Death."  Never expected to hear that one.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Erik the ... on March 03, 2011, 01:25:23 AM
Got some tickets to House of Metal - Umeå- Sweden this weekend.
Aeon
Dark Tranquillity
Engel
Ghost
Impaled Nazarene
Samael
Triptykon
U.D.O
Iscaroth ......plus 200 other bands.

http://www.houseofmetal.se/en/index.html
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Ásatrúar on March 03, 2011, 08:36:54 AM
Yeah, I chuckled when I saw Alestorm on the Manning Bar webpage.  Their music is fun but totally not worth paying to see.   
I agree, but I feel like Alestorm live could be fun just for the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Erik the ... on March 05, 2011, 10:52:55 AM
Aeon, Ghost, UDO and Dark Tranquillity last night.

Aeon were tight and heavy, better than expected, their Death Metal sounds much better live.....more black than death.
Especially the singer and their drummer were impressing.
Ghost was really cool live. Normally I hate this overhyped thing. But Ghost did a strong visual and musical performance. The pope-singer owns the stage.
UDO played a lot of old Accept songs. Never been a real Accept fan.....but the show was good, mostly because of that the guys seemed to have so much fun...
Dark Tranquillity......Well.....as good as I expected. But technical problems ruined the beginning of the show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Corvin OMalley on April 08, 2011, 03:28:48 PM
My last two shows were just local bands, but were awesome regardless. But I am seeing Amon Amarth in a few days  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on April 08, 2011, 05:16:50 PM
Tonight, I'm going to see Alchoolica, a tribute to Metallica. Haven't seen them in like 8-9 years. The singer also sings for Heaven's Cry, a prog-metal album with 3 guitarist, 2 electric and one acoustic, very good.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: KevO on April 08, 2011, 06:06:37 PM
I saw Agalloch a couple weeks ago then saw Saint Vitus and the rest of the Metalliance tour (Howl, Red Fang, Kylesa, Crowbar) play a few days later. Both shows were good, Vitus was amazing to see live.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on April 09, 2011, 09:19:17 AM
Saw a Megadeth tribute band last night that kicked more ass than I expected...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on April 09, 2011, 07:17:29 PM
What a tribute to Metallica by Alcoholica.

Its was in a resto-pub so there was alot of table and everyone was sitting them. The waitress made a mistake by place us near a table in the center with no table in front haha We trashed for 2½
hours.

Song's played: Not in order

Ride the lightning, Seek And Destroy, Fade To Black, Blackened, One, Escape, Anastesia, Battery, Fight Fire With Fire, Sad but True, Enter Sandman, Orion, Phantom Lord, For Whom The Bells Tolls,
Harvester Of Sorrow, Am I Evil?

Encore : Master Of Puppets, The Four Horsemen
2nd Encore - Whiplash

What a show even better than the real one

Only downside, they played Fuel and Nothing Else Matters
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on April 09, 2011, 08:05:23 PM
If you want a good Metallica show nowadays, you go see a good tribute band - it's that simple.  A friend of mine is a huge Metallica fan and he bought a DVD through the fan club, recorded last year.  Hetfield's voice is completely shut.  I thought maybe it was just this show, but he says it's just been getting worse lately.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on April 10, 2011, 06:58:55 PM
Just came back from Grave Digger, Orden Ogan and something called Downspirit, that I missed.

Orden Ogan was impressive, despite a very short set (only six songs), but it was obvious not a lot of people knew them. Still, "We Are Pirates" had a reasonable number of people going, although without the context of that song it must've come across as some kind of Alestorm-ish sillyness. Anyway, for a fan it was fantastic and "Angels War" sounds way better live than on record.

Grave Digger, almost needless to say, killed and slayed and what not. They divided the set into a "Scottish" part and a "Classic Grave Digger" part, with a total of 18 songs. And still I feel they left out a few good ones like "Lionheart" and "Headbanging Man". But the new material really kicked ass live (especially "Highland Farewell") and well, there were still enough classic tunes left to satifsy.

All in all a great evening, I'd say.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on April 11, 2011, 12:19:25 AM
Just came back from Grave Digger, Orden Ogan and something called Downspirit, that I missed.

Orden Ogan was impressive, despite a very short set (only six songs), but it was obvious not a lot of people knew them. Still, "We Are Pirates" had a reasonable number of people going, although without the context of that song it must've come across as some kind of Alestorm-ish sillyness. Anyway, for a fan it was fantastic and "Angels War" sounds way better live than on record.

Grave Digger, almost needless to say, killed and slayed and what not. They divided the set into a "Scottish" part and a "Classic Grave Digger" part, with a total of 18 songs. And still I feel they left out a few good ones like "Lionheart" and "Headbanging Man". But the new material really kicked ass live (especially "Highland Farewell") and well, there were still enough classic tunes left to satifsy.

All in all a great evening, I'd say.

Sounds awesome! Surprisingly short set from Orden Ogan, I'm a bit surprised more people haven't heard of them. Easton Hope was a firecracker.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on April 11, 2011, 05:40:20 AM
Sounds awesome! Surprisingly short set from Orden Ogan, I'm a bit surprised more people haven't heard of them. Easton Hope was a firecracker.

I much prefer Vale. Their last one was good but over long and too modern. Vale had more heart.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on April 11, 2011, 07:36:27 AM
I much prefer Vale. Their last one was good but over long and too modern. Vale had more heart.

I got into them with "Easton Hope", so I'd give that one the edge, but in general I find it pretty useless to pick a favourite among two fantastic albums.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on April 11, 2011, 08:39:22 AM
I much prefer Vale. Their last one was good but over long and too modern. Vale had more heart.

What I've been saying ever since Easton Hope came out.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on April 11, 2011, 09:34:03 AM
I got into them with "Easton Hope", so I'd give that one the edge, but in general I find it pretty useless to pick a favourite among two fantastic albums.

Sorry, what I meant by this is that Easton Hope attracted a lot of attention. I haven't provided Vale with the attention that it deserves yet, but if it's even close to EH, I will be giddy.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on April 12, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
I'll be driving 12-plus hours to see Iron Maiden at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale this Saturday. I gave up believing that they would come to Atlanta again one day.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Organ Machine on April 12, 2011, 02:14:39 PM
Recently went to a show in the tour Skeletonwitch/3 Inches of Blood are doing.

Holy fucking shit.  Both those bands just fucking slayed, for pretty much their entire sets.

I also can't think of another concert I've been to where they get the sound as right as they did.  For both bands I could easily hear every instrument, whereas usually that's far from being the case.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on April 15, 2011, 02:39:05 PM
Spending the day on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Maiden tomorrow. Incredibly pumped.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on April 15, 2011, 11:35:40 PM
Recently went to a show in the tour Skeletonwitch/3 Inches of Blood are doing.

Holy fucking shit.  Both those bands just fucking slayed, for pretty much their entire sets.

I also can't think of another concert I've been to where they get the sound as right as they did.  For both bands I could easily hear every instrument, whereas usually that's far from being the case.

I absolutely love both of those bands!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on April 17, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
Just back from the awesome celebration of doom & quality metal that was Hammer of Doom 5.

Loads of great concerts - but if I should mention one in particular, I must say that Atlantean Kodex impressed the hell out of me.

Their music works even better live than on cd - they played a great set from start to finish, with loads of audience interaction. 

Also saw: Pentagram, Argus, Arkham Witch, Blood Farmers, In Solitude, Primordial

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on April 17, 2011, 06:06:34 PM
Just back from the awesome celebration of doom & quality metal that was Hammer of Doom 5.

Loads of great concerts - but if I should mention one in particular, I must say that Atlantean Kodex impressed the hell out of me.

Their music works even better live than on cd - they played a great set from start to finish, with loads of audience interaction. 

Also saw: Pentagram, Argus, Arkham Witch, Blood Farmers, In Solitude, Primordial


Did Primordial play any stuff from the new album?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Organ Machine on April 17, 2011, 08:27:23 PM
I absolutely love both of those bands!
See them on this tour if you can.  You will NOT regret it.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on April 17, 2011, 11:28:36 PM
Saw Iron Maiden yesterday, which was absolutely amazing. The new songs sounded awesome, even El Dorado, which I consider to be the weakest song from The Final Frontier. Bruce sang the hell out of The Talisman (which I, foolishly, previously didn't think he could pull off in a live setting) and the crowd especially seemed to enjoy Coming Home. Easily worth the 13 hour drive.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on April 18, 2011, 03:37:42 AM
Did Primordial play any stuff from the new album?

To be honest I am not sure - I am not all that well versed in Primordials music, having only the two latest albums. (I need to change that, as they have been growing on me a lot - and they played a hell of a concert also. Their frontman is really something.)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on April 20, 2011, 05:59:58 PM
Just back from the awesome celebration of doom & quality metal that was Hammer of Doom 5.

Loads of great concerts - but if I should mention one in particular, I must say that Atlantean Kodex impressed the hell out of me.

Their music works even better live than on cd - they played a great set from start to finish, with loads of audience interaction. 

Also saw: Pentagram, Argus, Arkham Witch, Blood Farmers, In Solitude, Primordial



Besides Atlantian Codex, didn't Argus blow everyone else off the stage?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: darigaaz on April 21, 2011, 11:22:47 AM
Argus and Primordial were undoubtedly the best bands, and thats saying alot considering how different they are. Nemtheanga was incredible. He downed a bottle of jack by the end of the set and barely seemed to be drunk.

Arkham Witch were also very good, but since they were the first band to play, the general feeling was that the festival started with a bang.

I was lucky enough to meet Butch at a bar the next day  :cheers:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on April 21, 2011, 02:35:59 PM
Besides Atlantian Codex, didn't Argus blow everyone else off the stage?


Yes - they were great - one of the top 3 gigs for me. (But then I had expected them to, always an ungrateful task having to live up to great expectations...)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on April 30, 2011, 08:55:20 PM
Went to a festival and saw Iron Mask, Nightmare, Mind Key, Vanden Plas, Rage, Gamma Ray, Edguy and Hammerfall, all in one day. Which is kind of insane, especially when you think there wasn't a break longer than five minutes between the last five bands.

Everything ranged from "good" to "excellent" to "Edguy", but Iron Mask's sound was crappy, Mind Key's singer was too drunk too properly remember his vocal melodies (quite embarassing) and Vanden Plas isn't really a live band for a spring evening. But the power metal-onslaught in the end was phenomenal.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on April 30, 2011, 09:58:50 PM
Went to a festival and saw Iron Mask, Nightmare, Mind Key, Vanden Plas, Rage, Gamma Ray, Edguy and Hammerfall, all in one day. Which is kind of insane, especially when you think there wasn't a break longer than five minutes between the last five bands.

Everything ranged from "good" to "excellent" to "Edguy", but Iron Mask's sound was crappy, Mind Key's singer was too drunk too properly remember his vocal melodies (quite embarassing) and Vanden Plas isn't really a live band for a spring evening. But the power metal-onslaught in the end was phenomenal.

Glad it was an excellent evening. Man I wish I could see festivals like this. :(
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on May 02, 2011, 06:52:55 AM
Glad it was an excellent evening. Man I wish I could see festivals like this. :(

That does sound like a good festival...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on May 02, 2011, 11:11:54 AM
Sounds like Oz Fest like we have here, but with good bands.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Protagonist on May 02, 2011, 11:21:31 AM
Sounds like Oz Fest like we have here, but with good bands.

Pretty much! :D

One of these days I'm going to have to get the money together for Prog Power, unless there's anything closer that resembles it.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on May 02, 2011, 11:34:21 AM
Pretty much! :D

One of these days I'm going to have to get the money together for Prog Power, unless there's anything closer that resembles it.

Yeah, that would be fun. Even Tad Morose played there! I wouldn't be surprised if Treasure Land played there next time.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on May 02, 2011, 05:36:14 PM
Sounds like Oz Fest like we have here, but with good bands.

In other words, nothing like Oz Fest then.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warhammer on May 02, 2011, 06:38:25 PM
In other words, nothing like Oz Fest then.

But Oz fest is an outdoor festival. It's the closest thing we have, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on May 02, 2011, 08:55:30 PM
But Oz fest is an outdoor festival. It's the closest thing we have, unfortunately.
What about Maryland Deathfest?  That's outside and has good bands.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on May 20, 2011, 09:02:01 PM
Saw Symphony X in Atlanta last night. They were phenomenal and I must say that Russell Allen sounds absolutely incredible live. His singing in "Paradise Lost" was one of the most enchanting moments I have ever experienced. Easily the best live vocalist I have ever seen. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on May 21, 2011, 02:43:28 AM
Just walked back in from seeing Symphony X. Aether Realm opened, a local band that actually does Ensiferum-worship that I actually like more than Ensiferum. Blackguard were pretty meh, but some tracks had headbangable moments. Powerglove were out-fucking-standing. Symphony X was transcendental. I was at the center of the front row the whole time, bellowing along to every track. At the end, every member tried shaking hands with as many people as they could from the stage, and I yelled at Michael Lepond "Fuck Chrone's Disease, you're a god!" That got him smiling.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on May 21, 2011, 04:01:00 AM
Saw Amon Amarth on tuesday.  It was a good concert, even if I prefer their recorded sound.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on May 21, 2011, 06:31:28 PM
My Dying Bride tomorrow. First gig in ages, looking at the setlist it should be killer.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on May 24, 2011, 09:34:01 PM
Saw Destruction,Heathen,and Warbeast, good show all around!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on June 01, 2011, 12:46:54 PM
Went to Maryland Deathfest last weekend. I saw Tragedy last night, and now I'm seeing Ghost tonight
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on June 01, 2011, 06:44:07 PM
Just came back from Alcest, While Heaven Wept and Primordial. Can't say much for the first and last band, since I don't know them well. I came for While Heaven Wept, and was not disappointed. Focus was strangely enough "Of Empires Forlorn" instead of the new one.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on July 05, 2011, 02:00:41 AM
Just got back from Obscura, Septic Flesh, Devin Townsend Project, and Children of Bodom.

Someone stole one of my shirts.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on July 05, 2011, 02:13:17 AM
Someone stole one of my shirts.

If I don't immediately put my shirt on I always tie it around my waist and loop it around my belt. If someone tries to steal it they will always accidentally bring a very disgruntled me with them and then they will get a surprise.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on July 05, 2011, 02:26:16 AM
The thing was, I was wearing it. But I took it off because I thought we were leaving, because our ride came early, but he said we could go back in, so we did, and when we left again, it was gone. DAMN I'M PISSED! :idiot: But Hevy Devy was hilarious! :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on September 06, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Going to see on saturday:

Atlantean kodex
Isole
Mael Mordha
Alcest
Autumnal
Ereb Altor
The 11th Hour

Jealous?  :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on September 06, 2011, 11:43:43 AM
Going to see on saturday:

Atlantean kodex
Isole
Mael Mordha
Alcest
Autumnal
Ereb Altor
The 11th Hour

Jealous?  :D

No.























Die, you fuck. :rocketblast:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on September 06, 2011, 11:54:45 AM
Going to see on saturday:

Atlantean kodex
Isole
Mael Mordha
Alcest
Autumnal
Ereb Altor
The 11th Hour

Jealous?  :D
Yes.  Where is this?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on September 06, 2011, 12:09:28 PM
Dublin  :D

whole bunch of other local bands playing too. 2pm - 2am, need to somehow stay sober by the time AK get onstage  :x:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on September 06, 2011, 01:04:10 PM
I think I'm on the wrong continent...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on September 06, 2011, 01:49:33 PM
I saw Communic, Death Angel and Helloween a week and a half ago. Also Forbidden and U.D.O., but I didn't really care about those. Communic was fantastic, Death Angel slayed and Helloween needs to get rid of all the solos and singalongs and play some fucking songs.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on September 06, 2011, 02:42:06 PM
Going to see on saturday:

Atlantean kodex
Isole
Mael Mordha
Alcest
Autumnal
Ereb Altor
The 11th Hour

Jealous?  :D

No - why would I be?   :whipped:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on September 06, 2011, 04:29:24 PM
I saw Communic, Death Angel and Helloween a week and a half ago. Also Forbidden and U.D.O., but I didn't really care about those. Communic was fantastic, Death Angel slayed and Helloween needs to get rid of all the solos and singalongs and play some fucking songs.

Wish I could see Communic, they're one of my fav bands. And I didn't even knew that they relleased a new album :oops:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on September 07, 2011, 05:03:39 AM
Wish I could see Communic, they're one of my fav bands. And I didn't even knew that they relleased a new album :oops:

I saw them live once. They were tepid as fuck. Maybe they just aren't a good festival band.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on September 07, 2011, 05:56:24 AM
I saw them live once. They were tepid as fuck. Maybe they just aren't a good festival band.

This was sort of a festival too, but after a calm beginning (there were like twenty people watching), the tent filled up and they set the place on fire. And I'm not the only one saying so.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on September 07, 2011, 06:16:53 AM
I saw them outdoors, in the middle of the day. I think they had to follow Kataklysm or someone like that.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on September 07, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
I saw them outdoors, in the middle of the day. I think they had to follow Kataklysm or someone like that.

I heard other bands play outdoors, and fail to impress. Or maybe they were having a bad day. I just wouldn't write Communic off as a good live band, that's all. And I'm sure you don't.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on September 09, 2011, 06:20:39 AM
I heard other bands play outdoors, and fail to impress. Or maybe they were having a bad day. I just wouldn't write Communic off as a good live band, that's all. And I'm sure you don't.

No, I'm sure they slay in the right environment. I was just looking forward to them and they didn't deliver.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on September 09, 2011, 03:15:12 PM
No, I'm sure they slay in the right environment. I was just looking forward to them and they didn't deliver.

That sucks, but hey everyone can have a bad day. Remember Goerge W Bush on 9/11 lol (I'm not laughing at the attacks, just at Bush)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on September 11, 2011, 11:43:49 AM
Holy shit, Atlantean Kodex are even better live than CD, and thats saying ALOT! Still recovering... urgh  :x:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: wanderingfrank on September 12, 2011, 01:56:24 AM
Toxic Holocaust, Withaven, and Holy Grail
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on October 15, 2011, 08:45:50 AM
Just saw Deceased, Hellcannon and Possessor last week.

This song is about sorcery and swordsmanship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv_8hPNw3Os&feature=related
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on October 17, 2011, 08:18:09 AM
Bought tickets to see Opeth and Pain of Salvation in November. Looking forward to show, I have a feeling it will be quite chilled. Then the week later I'm going to see a Devin Townsend acoustic show, which should be great.  :D


Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on October 17, 2011, 06:32:08 PM
Bought tickets to see Opeth and Pain of Salvation in November. Looking forward to show, I have a feeling it will be quite chilled. Then the week later I'm going to see a Devin Townsend acoustic show, which should be great.  :D

You can never go wrong with Hevy Devy. Even if he's doing something acoustic. He's probably the best performer I've ever witnessed. You're really in for a treat.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on October 17, 2011, 06:33:55 PM
 :pukeface:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on October 18, 2011, 07:32:38 AM
You can never go wrong with Hevy Devy. Even if he's doing something acoustic. He's probably the best performer I've ever witnessed. You're really in for a treat.

Definitely, seen him a couple of times before so it should be fun. Bring my girlfriend along as well (she bought the tickets  :naughty: ) should be interesting.

:pukeface:

 :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on November 06, 2011, 03:44:32 AM
Morbid Saint and Whiplash are playing Philly. I think I need to make a road trip
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 12, 2011, 08:03:50 AM
Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel

Great show and Anthrax absolutely killed  :bow:

The new material from Worship Music works very well with the classic songs.  They broke out "Metal Thrashing Mad" during the encore.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on November 14, 2011, 08:02:15 AM
Caught Opeth and Pain of Salvation last week, great gig. Pain of Salvation were impressive, although their set wasn't exactly what I'd hoped. They seem to be fully embracing the Road Salt thing. Still, was cool to be able to tick them of "the list."

Opeth played quite a mellow set, with not a death growl in sight. This was the third time I seen them and probably the best, their new direction really works live and it certainly seemed that it was where the band wanted to be. I also randomly acquired a signed poster, not sure who signed it but I'm guessing it was PoS considering Opeth were playing at the time.

Devin Townsend acoustic show tomorrow, should be interesting.  :)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: PowerMetal59 on November 14, 2011, 07:37:48 PM

Judas Priest on their Epitaph tour, played for over two hours, the set list contained a complete introspective of their career, when they did Victim of Changes the place went nuts, and fuck did they jam the shit out of it. A highlight filled night to say the least, chock full of great memories.

Black Label Society was good too, though I am not a huge fan, a fifteen minute guitar solo by Zakk, please, the guy is so full of himself. The other supporting act Thin Lizzy, I didn't even bother showing up for.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on November 15, 2011, 08:19:24 AM
Judas Priest on their Epitaph tour, played for over two hours, the set list contained a complete introspective of their career, when they did Victim of Changes the place went nuts, and fuck did they jam the shit out of it. A highlight filled night to say the least, chock full of great memories.

Black Label Society was good too, though I am not a huge fan, a fifteen minute guitar solo by Zakk, please, the guy is so full of himself. The other supporting act Thin Lizzy, I didn't even bother showing up for.

I caught Priest on their Epitaph tour earlier this year too, mind-blowing show. Was my first, and sadly probably last time seeing them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 16, 2011, 04:49:24 AM
Caught Opeth and Pain of Salvation last week, great gig.

It was certainly interesting. Not my best time for seeing Opeth, however. Their set at HammerFest was very death-metal heavy.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 22, 2011, 01:07:25 PM
Caught Freedom Call in Newcastle last night with Arthemis and Neonfly.

Neonfly were surprisingly good - very tight and professional - but Arthemis pretty much sucked. Freedom Call rocked some of their best tunes, and apart from Chris Bay's peculiar stage banter, they were a great watch. Shame only twenty people showed up.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on November 22, 2011, 01:23:12 PM
Saw Manowar in New Jersey Saturday night.  Eric Adams is one of the best live vocalists I've seen.  The set list was decent in length, but for some reason completely missing anything from Into Glory Ride, Hail to England, Sign of the Hammer, and The Triumph of Steel.  Battle Hymns performed in its entirety was awesome.  If Joey didn't give his stupid speech about how great Manowar, metal, and its fans are, they could have fit another song in.  I mean that's what half their songs are about, we didn't need a speech too.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on November 22, 2011, 01:51:38 PM
Caught Freedom Call in Newcastle last night with Arthemis and Neonfly.

Neonfly were surprisingly good - very tight and professional - but Arthemis pretty much sucked. Freedom Call rocked some of their best tunes, and apart from Chris Bay's peculiar stage banter, they were a great watch. Shame only twenty people showed up.

Aye, his stage banter was a bit strange. Couldn't believe the didn't play "Freedom Call" after having drawing out "Mr. Evil" for so bloody long.  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on November 22, 2011, 11:14:45 PM
Freedom Call is good fun live. Just by reading this "United Alliance" spontaneously popped up in my head.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Phoenix on November 22, 2011, 11:32:40 PM
I can't imagine sitting through a lengthened "Mr. Evil"... :x:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on November 23, 2011, 05:39:59 AM
Aye, his stage banter was a bit strange. Couldn't believe the didn't play "Freedom Call" after having drawing out "Mr. Evil" for so bloody long.  :lol

We got "United Alliance", which has sort of replaced "Freedom Call" as their signature number.

I remember saying to Foley that if Sargon was there during the calypso segment of "Mr Evil" he wouldn't have been amused.  :)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sir_Gawain on March 04, 2012, 11:17:45 PM
Saw Judas Priest two weeks ago.  My expectations were perhaps unreasonably high, but the Priest actually managed to exceed them.  They played at least one song from every album (with the obvious exceptions of Jugulator and Demolition), put on an awesome stage show (I got a kick out of the wizard getup Rob wore during the Nostrodamus track), and went on for more than two hours, including three encores.  Shows aren't cheap in my part of the world, but they made it worth every penny and then some.  Also, Rob's voice didn't sound nearly as burned out as I thought it would, though he now has to "scream" notes he could formerly wail.

All in all, a very fitting "epitaph" for one of metal's greatest acts.  My only complaint is that somebody thought it was a good idea to make Lamb of God the opening act.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on March 05, 2012, 12:39:39 PM
Saw Iced Earth, Warbringer, and a local band called Halcyon Way. I somehow got front row against the banister. Halcyon Way was pretty good and Warbringer played an hour long set that really got the mosh pits going. They were loud as fuck. Some asshole was screaming for Living in a Whirlwind the whole set, even after they played the damn song. Iced Earth played a ripping set with just one ballad. They were even louder than Warbringer and it was great to hear Angels Holocaust, When the Night Falls, Damien, and Dante's Inferno live. Stu Block can hit some crazy high notes. I caught one of Jon Schaffer's picks and even managed to shake his hand. Afterwards, I bought a shirt and the Dante CD and then I talked with Michael Lepond from Symphony X. Apparently they didn't play because the management didn't want them playing Atlanta twice since they will be headlining ProgPower USA this year. Seemed like a very nice guy and I shook his hand. Great night.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on March 05, 2012, 01:15:51 PM
Saw Judas Priest two weeks ago.  My expectations were perhaps unreasonably high, but the Priest actually managed to exceed them.  They played at least one song from every album (with the obvious exceptions of Jugulator and Demolition), put on an awesome stage show (I got a kick out of the wizard getup Rob wore during the Nostrodamus track), and went on for more than two hours, including three encores.  Shows aren't cheap in my part of the world, but they made it worth every penny and then some.  Also, Rob's voice didn't sound nearly as burned out as I thought it would, though he now has to "scream" notes he could formerly wail.

All in all, a very fitting "epitaph" for one of metal's greatest acts.  My only complaint is that somebody thought it was a good idea to make Lamb of God the opening act.
Pretty much my exact reaction when I saw em on this tour, but I actually loved Rob's performance. His screams shook the room.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on March 06, 2012, 04:17:09 AM
Saw Iced Earth, Warbringer, and a local band called Halcyon Way. I somehow got front row against the banister. Halcyon Way was pretty good and Warbringer played an hour long set that really got the mosh pits going. They were loud as fuck. Some asshole was screaming for Living in a Whirlwind the whole set, even after they played the damn song. Iced Earth played a ripping set with just one ballad. They were even louder than Warbringer and it was great to hear Angels Holocaust, When the Night Falls, Damien, and Dante's Inferno live. Stu Block can hit some crazy high notes. I caught one of Jon Schaffer's picks and even managed to shake his hand. Afterwards, I bought a shirt and the Dante CD and then I talked with Michael Lepond from Symphony X. Apparently they didn't play because the management didn't want them playing Atlanta twice since they will be headlining ProgPower USA this year. Seemed like a very nice guy and I shook his hand. Great night.
I had planned on going to the Orlando date on this tour, but I was buying my girlfriend a car, so I wasn't able to go. How was the turnout? I would think that a lineup like this would've brought out a lot of people.

I'll be seeing Cannibal Corpse and Exhumed in Gainesville, Florida in May. I also might go see Abigail Williams and Jungle Rot on the upcoming Deicide tour.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on March 06, 2012, 01:13:13 PM
There was a very good turnout. The line stretched around the block by the time they let us in. If Symphony X had played I imagine there would have been even more people. I would have loved to have seen them play stuff off of Iconoclast.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on March 06, 2012, 02:41:47 PM
That makes me happy. I always like to see crowded metal shows. It keeps metal alive with all of our support! 8)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Memnarch on March 11, 2012, 09:37:53 AM
Seeing Amon Amarth, In Solitude & Grand Magus on wed.

Stoked for IS & GM, Amon Amarth have been crap live for a few years now though  :sleep:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on March 13, 2012, 07:27:06 AM
Just found out my band is opening up for Aura Noir and The Bastard Son of Toranga at the end of may. Can't wait to see Aura Noir, they're totally going to rip my face off.

Also have a doom all dayer coming up the weekend before the Aura Noir show. Think all the bands are British, with a bit emphasis on stoner doom. Still, Conan and Bong should be good fun!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on March 31, 2012, 04:40:31 PM
Well I guess I won't be seeing Widow this summer due to the fact that Paul D'ianno just cancelled the damn tour. What an asshole. :roll:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on April 05, 2012, 02:19:26 AM
Nasty Savage performing their last show ever in Tampa on May 5th. I'll do my best to try to go.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on April 05, 2012, 06:10:36 AM
I saw Nasty Savage at the Classic Metal Festival near Chicago in 2003.  That was a cool show - definitely try not to miss them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on April 06, 2012, 01:50:02 AM
I saw Nasty Savage at the Classic Metal Festival near Chicago in 2003.  That was a cool show - definitely try not to miss them.

Was he really smashing TVs on his head all those times or was it a hoax?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on April 06, 2012, 08:23:06 AM
Was he really smashing TVs on his head all those times or was it a hoax?

Sure didn't look fake.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Feoreunn on April 09, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
I saw Septic Flesh, Rhapsody Of Fire, Pathfinder, Eden's Curse, Andromeda, Hell, Evergrey, Sonata Arctica, Accept, Manigance, Power Quest, Stormwarrior, Mystic Prophecy, Powerwolf, Epica and Blind Guardian at a festival this weekend. All of these were great to excellent, except for the weird Hell and the incredibly dull Sonata Arctica.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on April 22, 2012, 07:55:58 AM
Sinister Creation and Conan last night.

Sinister Creation was ok - Conan was not really my thing. (But impressive sound/distortion level & heavyness - I swear my skin was fluttering in the blast)  8O
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on May 09, 2012, 06:27:26 AM
Just saw Autopsy, Funebrarum and Unearthly Trance. Great show
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on May 09, 2012, 01:38:43 PM
Heavy Days in Doomtown this past weekend.

Saw Suma, Cauchemar, Burning Saviours, Sinister Creation, Brutus, Devil, Pilgrim, Jex Thoth, Wounded Kings, Black Oath, Solstice, Lord Vicar, Altar of Oblivion.

With two scenes, I did not necessarily see the full gig from all bands, but had a blast and heard some really good music. 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on June 04, 2012, 11:32:38 PM
Saw Sleep, Saint Vitus, Witch Mountain, Atlas Moth, and Decapitated at Scion Rock Fest last Saturday.

Sleep was my favorite but all the other bands ruled. Wish I could have seen Origin and Suffocation but Saint Vitus and Sleep totally made up for it.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Jan on June 17, 2012, 12:43:58 PM
I slowly recovering from alcoholic excesses during the weekend long celebration of all things metal that was Copenhell

Standout shows: Anthrax & Immortal, but enjoyed also Saxon, Meshuggah, Rising, Korpiklaani and more.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on June 25, 2012, 12:55:08 AM
Saw Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden in Atlanta. I had pit tickets so I was just three rows from the stage. Wonderful turnout. Absolute madness. Came myself at least 45 times.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on June 25, 2012, 01:13:36 AM
Saw Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden in Atlanta. I had pit tickets so I was just three rows from the stage. Wonderful turnout. Absolute madness. Came myself at least 45 times.

Cooper is a born-again Xtian and campaigned for Bush.  He can suck my left nut for all I care, fuck him.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on June 25, 2012, 01:53:56 AM
I've never given a damn about any musician's life outside of the music. Plus I hate politics. Either way, I was there for Iron fucking Maiden.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on June 25, 2012, 11:09:58 PM
Saw Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden in Atlanta. I had pit tickets so I was just three rows from the stage. Wonderful turnout. Absolute madness. Came myself at least 45 times.
Sounds good.  I'll be seeing them on Saturday.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on June 26, 2012, 02:39:07 AM
I've never given a damn about any musician's life outside of the music.

His music also sucks.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on June 26, 2012, 03:05:49 AM
Saw Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden in Atlanta. I had pit tickets so I was just three rows from the stage. Wonderful turnout. Absolute madness. Came myself at least 45 times.


I'm glad you had a good time. We probably won't get too many more opportunities to see those guys on stage. I've never seen Iron Maiden live, I can only imagine what it's like seeing those guys from 3 rows back. You must've been psyched! Alice Cooper, too. He must have a hell of a stage presence. One of the original metal gods. I'm sure you'll never forget a night like that!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on June 26, 2012, 03:09:03 AM
Right as I'm typing, I see that Alice just helped raise over $700,000 for brain cancer research.

God bless Alice Cooper.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on June 26, 2012, 09:41:03 AM
God bless Alice Cooper.
8O
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on June 26, 2012, 10:50:28 AM
Sorry but I don't bless anyone.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on June 26, 2012, 11:41:47 AM
Haha.

SETLIST SPOILER:

It was a great show. Alice mostly did old shit from the '70s and '80s, but Iron Maiden was just insane. It was my second time seeing them. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is quite possibly my favorite Maiden album, so seeing them perform 5 of the 8 songs from the album was a dream come true. The title track is absolutely unbelievable live. They even broke out "Afraid to Shoot Strangers," which also sounded great. "Phantom of the Opera" was just...  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on June 26, 2012, 11:46:04 AM
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is quite possibly my favorite Maiden album, so seeing them perform 5 of the 8 songs from the album was a dream come true.

All of a sudden, a fit of jealousy has come over me. Never thought they would perform too much from that album live besides The Clairvoyant.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on June 27, 2012, 07:54:40 AM
Haha.

SETLIST SPOILER:

It was a great show. Alice mostly did old shit from the '70s and '80s, but Iron Maiden was just insane. It was my second time seeing them. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is quite possibly my favorite Maiden album, so seeing them perform 5 of the 8 songs from the album was a dream come true. The title track is absolutely unbelievable live. They even broke out "Afraid to Shoot Strangers," which also sounded great. "Phantom of the Opera" was just...  :headbang:

Damn you! I'd fucking kill to see that much from Seventh Son, "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" is a massive bonus too!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on July 03, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
Saw Iron Maiden over the weekend and my neck is still sore.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on July 13, 2012, 05:33:03 PM
Haha.

SETLIST SPOILER:

It was a great show. Alice mostly did old shit from the '70s and '80s, but Iron Maiden was just insane. It was my second time seeing them. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is quite possibly my favorite Maiden album, so seeing them perform 5 of the 8 songs from the album was a dream come true. The title track is absolutely unbelievable live. They even broke out "Afraid to Shoot Strangers," which also sounded great. "Phantom of the Opera" was just...  :headbang:

I just to see Maiden wednesday, and for my 8th time, it was one of the best. Like you said 5 songs of 8 from Seventh Son was awesome. Phantom of the Opera was just phenominal (I was hoping for Dennis Stratton to show up hahaha) and I never thought I would hear The Prisoner live!!

But of tired of hearing Running Free, Iron Maiden and Run To The Hills, The Trooper. They could have replaced them with Caught Somewhere In Time, Killers, Where Eagles Dare.

Songs I want to hear from them live: Alexander The Great, Stranger In A Strange Land, To Tame A Land, Flash Of The Blade, The Nomad, When The Wild Wind Blows.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Astral_Rider on July 30, 2012, 02:19:12 AM
Just got back from Iron Maiden here in Vancouver, and OH MY GOD. They put on an unbelievable show. This was only my second time seeing them, so I had no problem with them playing some of the more predictable songs like RTTH, The Trooper, etc. 

Bruce sounded absolutely awesome. How he manages to keep performing like he does is astounding to me.

The stage show was great as it seems to always be. Interesting thought: the giant Eddie robot always goes after Gers and no one else. Is he trying to tell us something?  :lol

Phantom and Seventh Son were particular highlights for me.

Coheed and Cambria opened for them. Second time i've seen them (first time was when they opened for Heaven & Hell in 2009) and I think they're terrible. Maiden seems to have a tought time picking decent opening acts. When I saw them in 2008, Lauren Harris started the show  :x:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on July 30, 2012, 11:04:54 AM
Just got back from Iron Maiden here in Vancouver, and OH MY GOD. They put on an unbelievable show. This was only my second time seeing them, so I had no problem with them playing some of the more predictable songs like RTTH, The Trooper, etc. 

Bruce sounded absolutely awesome. How he manages to keep performing like he does is astounding to me.

The stage show was great as it seems to always be. Interesting thought: the giant Eddie robot always goes after Gers and no one else. Is he trying to tell us something?  :lol

Phantom and Seventh Son were particular highlights for me.

Coheed and Cambria opened for them. Second time i've seen them (first time was when they opened for Heaven & Hell in 2009) and I think they're terrible. Maiden seems to have a tought time picking decent opening acts. When I saw them in 2008, Lauren Harris started the show  :x:

You can imagine how excited the band must've been upon hiring him and realizing how incredible he is. Singers/Performers like him don't come around every day.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metalkingdom on July 30, 2012, 11:07:08 AM
I'm excited about the upcoming US tour with Obituary, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, etc. I've never seen Decrepit Birth live, but I think they're incredible!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Master Cthulhu on July 30, 2012, 11:17:29 AM
Saw Deicide with Hellwitch. Fantastic show
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on July 30, 2012, 11:16:00 PM
Bought my ticket for the Katatonia/Devin Townsend Project show. At last I'm gonna see Devin!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mjölnir on July 30, 2012, 11:36:04 PM
Bought my ticket for the Katatonia/Devin Townsend Project show. At last I'm gonna see Devin!!
:pukeface:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on July 31, 2012, 08:29:36 AM
A friend of mine is going to that same show and I made a similar face. :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 31, 2012, 06:22:40 PM
Yeah, I dont much like Townsend's music.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on August 19, 2012, 01:07:41 AM
I saw Black Majesty last night, and it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to Everyone at the gig was awesome, and the band walked around before hand and came and said hello to everone (and posed for photos ;)). There was this unsigned local band supporting them called Keys to Perdition which sound promising (song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veds_CZnjek&feature=plcp)

I also got a copy of In Your Honour, Tomorrowland and Stargazer.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on August 28, 2012, 01:46:13 AM
Turbonegro on Wednesday, Eric Wagners Trouble Cover band on Friday, Pentagram and Negative Approach on Saturday and Repulsion on Sunday. Going to be a damn fine weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfYBoD0Aw7s :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on September 01, 2012, 11:11:40 AM
Trouble were amazing last night, only played classics
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on September 11, 2012, 02:46:01 PM
Obituary tonight, theyre only playing songs off Slowly We Rot, Cause of Death and The End Complete. This should be awesome
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on September 11, 2012, 03:35:49 PM
Can't wait to see While Heaven Wept, Primordial, Vektor, and Cormorant with my bro on Thursday.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on September 11, 2012, 06:11:13 PM
Can't wait to see While Heaven Wept, Primordial, Vektor, and Cormorant with my bro on Thursday.

Ive seen Primordial once and have to say thet you will not be dissappointed, I never liked them much on CD but their songs are so grandiose and amazing live, I wish to hell I could see them live again!!

Next show I was planning to see was Anaal Nathrakh in a couple weeks but thats not gonna happen cause I broke my leg haha!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Joseph Allen on September 18, 2012, 12:20:37 AM
Can't wait to see While Heaven Wept, Primordial, Vektor, and Cormorant with my bro on Thursday.
Yeah, can't believe it slipped my mind to post on this. Fucking great show. Local band Nemesis opened up the whole thing, kind of an early Sodom meets Vektor feel, and I know most of the guys in the band. Cormorant's stuff was absolutely fucking spellbinding live, was really something to see how these long, grandiose songs just unfolded onstage with total perfection. Spotted Arthur and the other guys walking around afterwards, congratulated them on a good show and shot the shit about Slough Feg and Arghoslent with them, nice bunch of dudes. While Heaven Wept were just fan-fucking-tastic, and I was incredibly excited to see them pull out a couple tracks off Empires. Bellowed along to the whole set right in front of Tom and Rain. Unfortunately I missed quite a bit of Vektor's set coincidentally when I was talking with Rain outside the venue. Eventually Jim Hunter came out and joined in, we started talking about the local scene. I came back in for the last couple songs of Vektor's set, and if they were any indication it must've been intense because Asteroid melted my fucking brain. And do I even need to go into why Primordial were fucking great? Ah hell, I'll do it anyway. There's a reason why everyone keeps saying Primordial are a must-see live. I'm reminded of the feelings expressed in the WitTR live review on here, that the music comes across as an almost entirely different beast in a live setting. It might be inspiring on disc, but hearing those titanic compositions live is just transcendental. Nemetheanga has earned his reputation as a colossal stage presence, bellowing and howling out songs from the past three now-classic releases. And how much cooler can you get encoring with Gallows Hymn, Coffin Ships, and Empire Falls? Fucking great night, bought tees from WHW, Cormorant, and Primordial, and got the repressings of Of Empires Forlorn and The Sorrow of the Angels, in addition to getting them signed. This has got me pumped as shit for the Kreator and Accept show in October, and who knows, maybe my friend will come away a fan of Swallow the Sun.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on September 18, 2012, 02:53:25 AM
Next week is going to be awesome 2 Saint Vitus shows and Morbid Angel
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Luxi on September 18, 2012, 06:04:24 AM
Saw Sadistic Intent playing at Kill Town Death Fest in Copenhagen on Sept 1st on their "Invocation of Blasphemy" European tour - and they totally crushed as expected!!!  :headbang:

Then saw them once again here in Hell-sinki, Finland, on Sept 10th - and again the same words apply to this show as well...  8)

One Finnish guy wrote about this show the following way:

"Between Sadistic Intent’s European tour dates in Rotterdam and Oslo, the hungry fiends of KRK had managed to snatch the cult US death metallers for one show in Helsinki. Unfortunately, the gig fell on a Monday, and as if that wasn’t unfavorable enough already, the addition of two warm-up bands and the late starting times dictated by the venue stretched the schedule far into the night. This surely hindered the attendance of some, but I was hell-bent on seeing the show from the start ‘til the end this time, as I had had to walk out in the middle of their previous Finnish performance at Black Mass Ritual Fest III due to similar schedule-related constraints.

Desolator started the evening with their primitive black/death metal, which didn’t offer much for someone like me who isn’t big on the style, but at least their riffs had more meat to them than with your average Ross wanna-Bay horde. This was in particular demonstrated by the memorable “Devil’s Hammer” that stood out as the strongest one of the set. Against my expectations, the band appeared without blood, corpse paint, or excessive bulletry, but at least Sadomaniac’s aggressive attack on the drums and Bestial Slaughter’s two-string bass and credibly shabby Bestial Warlust shirt offered something for the eyes. The guitarist-vocalist, then again, seemed anemically concentrated on his instrument, which isn’t exactly how I’d envision a guy going by the pseudonym Iron Baphomet Necrosexual Predator to perform...

The second local name on the bill was Gorephilia, who have come quite a long way from the shy demo band that I saw warm up for Grave a few years ago, having recently released a strong debut album and proved themselves as a tight and intense stage act. Their heavy US-style pummeling isn’t my favorite cup of festering slime on the table of death metal, but it’s still quite enjoyable when brewed this well, and offers a ravaging live experience. Henu’s cavernous growls are even a bit too deep for my taste, but his raspier retches of disgust provide a bit of variation, and could be utilized to a greater extent. Most of the band’s strength lies in the ominous atmosphere emanating from the guitar work, though, which endures even in the midst of the fastest drumfire, and shows its claws in the morbidly slithering leads.

By the time the headliner went on, the downstairs of PRKL had gotten reasonably crowded, considering that the clock was already nearing midnight on a Monday, and as the band launched into “Morbid Faith”, the front rows seemed to mutate into a convulsing mass of fists and hair. Other familiar classics such as “Untimely End” and “Lurking Terror” followed, along with a couple of newer songs, of which I spotted at least “Malignant Spirits” and “Numbered with the Dead”. While the first one was an instant killer in the finest Sadistic tradition, the latter was an enjoyable but more complexly structured Frankenstein that will take some more digesting. Bay’s vocals were executed with the same ghastly wrath as on record, and his short to-the-point speeches expressed acknowledgment and appreciation towards the audience, without falling into averagely American asskissery or embarrassing hey-hey-hey attempts.

The band had also made a surprising cover choice, as towards the end of the set, Darkthrone’s “Fuck off and Die” started rumbling from the speakers! As much as the newer Darkthrone albums seem like ideal live material, and it’s delightful that other bands bring some of those songs onto stages by covering them (like Hellbox once did with “Graveyard Slut”), this one seemed confusingly out of place in the midst of Sadistic Intent’s merciless massacre. The following “Funerals Obscure” made me quickly forget about this small aberration, though, and after that a single encore song concluded the roughly 70-minute set. If my previous interrupted encounter with Sadistic Intent had left me hungry, this time I walked into the night thoroughly fulfilled by a top-notch death metal show. We can only hope that the band return home equally satisfied after this tour, and finally get that damn album done..."



Touché!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on October 27, 2012, 04:11:51 PM
Napalm Death, Exhumed, Municipal Waste and Vektor tonight. Going to be one hell of a show
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on November 02, 2012, 09:47:31 AM
Not really metal, but I saw Rush last night at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater in Atlanta. The place was absolutely packed. Peart's bass drum sounded like a Viking monster knocking on the gates of hell.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on November 26, 2012, 03:10:47 AM
Draconis Infernum & Dark Funeral - met some interesting characters there ;)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on January 20, 2013, 02:11:26 PM
Saw Neurosis last night still one of the heaviest bands on the planet, new album is fantastic  :bow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocbwvN18sH0
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Erik the ... on February 04, 2013, 06:22:15 AM
....or rather an upcoming ditto.
Hopefully I will be home by then,1 to 2 March.

http://www.houseofmetal.se/en/

Aeon, Amorphis, Mayhem, Katatonia, Naglfar, Aura Noir, Tankard, Sodom, Daemonicus

.....and others...


Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mystophales on February 18, 2013, 01:08:52 PM
Been a long while since I posted here but hey.., :peep:

Last show I was able to go to was last july When Maiden played Chicago. Took my now 19 year old daughter and my girlfriend at the time (now my fiance). Wish I could say the maiden show pushed her over the top but I guess she just likes me for me...hard to belive as that is.

Either way it was a great show and to be honest I was more than a little impressed with Alice Cooper who handled the opening. The guy is like 90 or something and he was completely bringing it. :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on February 18, 2013, 04:31:09 PM
Your daughter is 19?  Damn, I remember way back when you started writing here, she was just a little kid.  Time flies.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mystophales on February 19, 2013, 02:59:17 PM
Your daughter is 19?  Damn, I remember way back when you started writing here, she was just a little kid.  Time flies.

Tell me about it. I look at her and then of course my other three which are 12, 7 and 5 and I feel REALLY damn old. At least I can never say "damn kids and their rock n roll music". Hell most of the time they ask me to turn down the volume... :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on February 19, 2013, 06:52:21 PM
Tell me about it. I look at her and then of course my other three which are 12, 7 and 5 and I feel REALLY damn old. At least I can never say "damn kids and their rock n roll music". Hell most of the time they ask me to turn down the volume... :lol

 :super: :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on February 20, 2013, 02:32:57 AM
My kid often goes to her room to ESCAPE the loud music  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on February 24, 2013, 02:13:28 AM
Wish I could have been to the Enslaved show in Montreal wednesday the 20th.

It was suppose to be with Pallbearer opening the show but because of the snowstorm, Pallbearer went directly to Boston from Winnepeg and skipped the Toronto and Montreal show. But not Enslaved, they skipped the Toronto show but came directly to Mtl, the arrived at the club at 1:00am and played until 2:40am. At the end, they came down the stage to salute everyone there and took part in photos. A really majestic band that loves their fans.

 :cheers: to Enslaved!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2013, 08:28:19 AM
That was awesome of them to do that. And for the fans to wait around so long! :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on March 31, 2013, 06:20:22 PM
Incantation, Evoken, Derketa, Funerus  :super:

Amazing show last night, entire lineup killed it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GMFlD1W18A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79FtERBOyBM
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on April 06, 2013, 03:36:16 AM
Saw Evil Army they were good but their set was way too short, ended up only playing 15 minutes. Show got out early enough for me to run over and catch Suffocation
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 06, 2013, 05:49:22 AM
Saw Evil Army they were good but their set was way too short, ended up only playing 15 minutes. Show got out early enough for me to run over and catch Suffocation

I just reviewed their EP I, Commander.  Sounds like early Exodus with Cronos from Venom singing.  Seems like that would go over pretty well live.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on April 07, 2013, 02:48:50 AM
Wish I could have been to the Enslaved show in Montreal wednesday the 20th.

It was suppose to be with Pallbearer opening the show but because of the snowstorm, Pallbearer went directly to Boston from Winnepeg and skipped the Toronto and Montreal show. But not Enslaved, they skipped the Toronto show but came directly to Mtl, the arrived at the club at 1:00am and played until 2:40am. At the end, they came down the stage to salute everyone there and took part in photos. A really majestic band that loves their fans.

 :cheers: to Enslaved!!

I was there! Got a hug from Grutle and Ivar, fucking great! Talked with them until they started to kick us out. Definitely the most memorable show I've ever been to.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on April 07, 2013, 03:38:27 AM
I just reviewed their EP I, Commander.  Sounds like early Exodus with Cronos from Venom singing.  Seems like that would go over pretty well live.

They are as good live as they are on record but they played about 20 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ0g6TZKx5Q
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on April 08, 2013, 04:11:40 AM
Just came back from paganfest!!

Ensiferum were solid as always but heidvolke and tyr exceeded expectations, they were both fucking awesome!! hellsot was just decent and trollfest were a bit of a joke...  Overall really good show but not nearly as good as the first paganfest with primordial, cause not many bands top primordial live!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: sylvanliege on April 11, 2013, 07:44:00 AM
Elder @ Les Combustibles yesterday

I stood my ground in the front and rocked out bathed in endorphines during their whole set. Now I contemplate taking a trip to London in 10 days to see them again.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Claus on April 14, 2013, 04:09:30 PM
I saw Incandescence, Neige Éternelle, Csejthe (who released their new album, Réminiscence at the show), and Absu.

Holy shit.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: sylvanliege on April 24, 2013, 06:41:30 AM
Elder @ The Black Heart. So good.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on April 24, 2013, 01:11:09 PM
I saw Incandescence, Neige Éternelle, Csejthe (who released their new album, Réminiscence at the show), and Absu.

Holy shit.  :super:

Im off to see Absu tonight, I would be happy as fuck if they just played Tara from start to finish.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: eleaf on April 24, 2013, 02:26:56 PM
Saw Anciients and Death to All (all former members of Death playing songs by Death).
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on April 25, 2013, 12:36:00 PM
Saw Anciients and Death to All (all former members of Death playing songs by Death).

Just saw this last night Death To All was phenomenal however the setlist was half of what it was for the tour last year which was somewhat disappointing.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on May 06, 2013, 02:09:01 AM
I saw Liege Lord last night with some random Carnivore cover band, killer show. Apparently Liege Lord is planning on releasing a new album and will be doing more touring.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Erik the ... on May 09, 2013, 05:16:46 AM
Fen and Agalloch - Both amazing bands, and Agalloch played for more than two hours.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Warlust on May 10, 2013, 06:24:57 AM
Fen and Agalloch - Both amazing bands, and Agalloch played for more than two hours.

Nice!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Organ Machine on May 17, 2013, 10:50:39 AM
Just saw Glorior Belli last night.  Most disappointing live show I've seen - of all the bands there they were the least professional, put the least into their performance, and had easily the worst sound; not to mention they played one of the more boring setlists you could make out of their discography.  See their tour if you want to see Wolvhammer and/or there are cool local bands playing, otherwise just stick to their recorded material.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on May 17, 2013, 06:06:36 PM
It's always interesting which bands can't quite manage to transition to live play.  Some bands that are just mediocre in the studio kill live, and some amazing studio bands just can't hack the stage.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on May 17, 2013, 07:12:29 PM
I, unfortunately, have not been to a great number of concerts. I usually only catch about five a year. Anybody got any examples of great studio bands who just don't cut it live?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on May 17, 2013, 07:35:50 PM
I, unfortunately, have not been to a great number of concerts. I usually only catch about five a year. Anybody got any examples of great studio bands who just don't cut it live?

What immediately comes to mind is Coroner, felt as if they were just going through the motions on stage. Not to mention they played a disproportionate amount of songs off Grin, which is disappointing for a reunion show, needs more classics
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on May 17, 2013, 07:46:49 PM
I, unfortunately, have not been to a great number of concerts. I usually only catch about five a year. Anybody got any examples of great studio bands who just don't cut it live?
I was very disappointed when I saw Candlemass with Robert Lowe.  He mumbled through the songs even with a lyrics sheet on the stage.  He also didn't seem to have any energy.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on May 18, 2013, 02:39:42 AM
I, unfortunately, have not been to a great number of concerts. I usually only catch about five a year. Anybody got any examples of great studio bands who just don't cut it live?

I got stuck at a show once with Lamb of God opening, not only are they bad in general but holy shit did they just suck live... terrible sound could only hear the clicky triggered drums and the vocalist yapping.  Another band thats kinda of a dud live is Krisiun, ive seen them twice and they put on a solid show the first time but they second time, holy fuck did they suck bad... bad sound, bad set list, very very short and they put no energy into it all just phoned it in hard... thankfully Destruction followed them and played for over an hour and tore shit up!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Organ Machine on May 18, 2013, 01:15:14 PM
I'm actually not THAT crazy about Primordial live - Nemtheanga's vocals in the studio are much better than their live performances.  I've seen High on Fire a couple times, they never can seem to get the sound right.

Unrelated to the discussion of disappointing live performers, Melechesh just announced a new North American tour with Vreid and Lightning Swords of Death.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on September 28, 2013, 02:28:46 AM
Going to see Kamelot later today. It'll hurt my soul until the day I die that I never got to witness Khan live, but I am still very excited. I really liked Silverthorn.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on January 11, 2014, 01:31:07 PM
I saw Kamelot on August 31, 2013 on the Silverthorn Tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico (it was their first time ever playing in Puerto Rico). That was the first time I've seen Kamelot since I saw them on The Black Halo Tour in 2006 in New York City (I was front row/center stage for that one ;) ).

I'll be seeing Dark Tranquility on January, 31 on their Construct Tour in San Juan (it will also be their first time playing in Puerto Rico).
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on January 11, 2014, 03:25:16 PM
Going to see Kamelot later today. It'll hurt my soul until the day I die that I never got to witness Khan live, but I am still very excited. I really liked Silverthorn.

Saw them on Halloween in '08 with Khan.  Great fucking show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on February 06, 2014, 02:00:02 PM
I'll be seeing Dark Tranquility on January, 31 on their Construct Tour in San Juan (it will also be their first time playing in Puerto Rico).

One of the best shows I've ever been to. Killer setlist.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on April 14, 2014, 12:43:26 PM
Ridiculous stretch of shows this past weekend. I saw Godflesh on Thursday, Satan on Friday, and Toxik on Saturday. Also going to see Spirit Caravan tomorrow
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on April 16, 2014, 11:43:03 PM
Iced Earth + Sabaton + Revamp

Floor is beautiful woman! but Revamp isn't my thing

Sabaton surprised me. I never listen to any of their albums but it's going to change

Iced Earth was very good. First time I see Block with them he did a good job (but he's no Barlow on the soft parts)
Too much songs from the Dark Saga, and they should really start playing another song instead of Iced Earth for the finale.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: sylvanliege on April 18, 2014, 05:12:15 PM
Elder @ Glazart. Short but sweet  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on July 03, 2014, 05:31:46 PM
Been a damn good weekend
Saw Infest last Friday
Behexen on Sunday
Cult of Fire w/ Sargeist on Monday
Mournful Congregation w/ Evoken and Lycus on Tuesday
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on July 04, 2014, 10:13:44 AM
I'm going to see Manilla Road and Omen today (I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil),  and I also got the chance to see Týr and Korpiklaani last month.  Later this year there's Sabaton and Coroner here in Sao Paulo, wich I'm really looking forward to. Never thought I'd see FUCKING CORONER LIVE!!!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on July 04, 2014, 10:16:36 AM
Ridiculous stretch of shows this past weekend. I saw Godflesh on Thursday, Satan on Friday, and Toxik on Saturday. Also going to see Spirit Caravan tomorrow

You saw Toxik live!!!!!???? Fuck, now I'm jealous!!!!! What's going on with them? Will they release a new album or is it just a reunion?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on July 04, 2014, 10:29:32 PM
You saw Toxik live!!!!!???? Fuck, now I'm jealous!!!!! What's going on with them? Will they release a new album or is it just a reunion?

No idea if they're doing a new album but they are playing more shows. Gonna see them again on Halloween

Edit: Full set from that show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEf8b8Exjm0
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on July 12, 2014, 10:27:09 PM
October is going to be a busy month.

Judas Priest / Steel Panther
Amon Amarth / Sabaton / Skeletonwitch
King Diamond with Special guest not reveal yet!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on July 13, 2014, 03:15:37 AM
October is going to be a busy month.

Judas Priest / Steel Panther
Amon Amarth / Sabaton / Skeletonwitch
King Diamond with Special guest not reveal yet!

Same here!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 13, 2014, 01:03:54 PM
Sonata Arctica, Delain and Xandria are in my area during September.

That should be a great show  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on July 13, 2014, 10:19:00 PM
Possibly Sonata Arctica in October.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on August 11, 2014, 12:41:33 AM
I saw the Mentors and Evil Army a few weekends ago. This past Friday night I saw Morbid Angel

Ketzer coming up next weekend, and Sleep soon after that
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on August 13, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
Opeth just annonced a North American Tour with...... In Flames

BOURNS!!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 07, 2014, 06:45:05 AM
Sonata Acrctica with Delain and Xandria opening  :cheers:

It isn't often we get a non-festival lineup like that here in the states.  Review of the show and interview with Henrik and Pasi from SA coming soon  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on September 07, 2014, 11:55:47 AM
Sonata Acrctica with Delain and Xandria opening  :cheers:

It isn't often we get a non-festival lineup like that here in the states.  Review of the show and interview with Henrik and Pasi from SA coming soon  :super:

Only a couple weeks until this flys through my neck of the woods cant wait!!! Show season up here and there is like 6 amazing shows in the next month!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 07, 2014, 12:52:51 PM
Only a couple weeks until this flys through my neck of the woods cant wait!!! Show season up here and there is like 6 amazing shows in the next month!

All three bands were great but the sound sucked, more because of the theater than anything else, so I'm sure it will be great when it rolls through your area.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on September 09, 2014, 04:10:59 AM
All three bands were great but the sound sucked, more because of the theater than anything else, so I'm sure it will be great when it rolls through your area.

It should be, Sonata actually played the exact same venue they will be in this time years back and safe to say they destroyed it 10 fold when they were here, it was a killer show and had one of the most intense pits ive ever been in which is saying something for a Power Metal band haha... (I actually got a minor concussion cause the floor area in front of the stage is so small that the circle pit was like a vortex that sucked everyone in!)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on September 09, 2014, 03:33:25 PM
Sonata... most intense pits
8O
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 09, 2014, 09:59:35 PM
I was thinking the same thing. There wasn't anything even remotely like a pit for Sonata or any of the bands. Good thing, too as several women were wearing flip flops, which is about the dumbest thing ever. Except the dude who brought his 6 year old daughter. I've rarely seen an unhappier kid with her hands pressed over her ears.

Now, in November, when Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus come around, there should be some fine pit action that this pansy will be staying as far away from as possible  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on September 12, 2014, 03:48:02 PM
Going to see Holocaust tomorrow, with local supports.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 10, 2014, 02:38:59 PM
Judas Priest feat. Steel Panthers

Steel Panthers was good, very enjoyable show, but Priest stole the show. Saw them in 2005 kinda found them boring with Halford staying in the props for half the show. Fast forward 10 years, He was moving all along the stage screaming is high note (on Victim Of Change!!) the only negative was Hill and Tipton, They didn't move.

Tomorrow is going to be awesome. Amon Amarth, Skeletonwitch and Sabaton!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on October 11, 2014, 01:31:30 AM
Eluvetie, Tyr, and Metsatol

Metsatol is just a shitt band, nothing to say about them.  Tyr were down right fucking stupendous as always, seem em 3 times now but this was a killer performance by them and they played a long and varied setlist that spanned their entire career, I was fucking impressed to say the least!

Eluvetie, what can i say about them, they dont impress to much on disc (their new album wasnt bad though), but holy hell do they kill it live, to see all 7 or 8 band members playing all that shit in perfect unison is pretty impressive and some of their heavier songs just destroy shit live (I didnt realize how intense "Inception" was until they played it live).  AS well they did a heavier metal arrangement of Omnos and that was rad as fuck. 

All in all killer show!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 11, 2014, 06:17:18 PM
Seeing King Diamond in Atlanta tonight. Standing in line now.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Luxi on October 12, 2014, 04:43:23 AM
Seeing Entombed A.D. and Grave here in Helsinki, Finland on October 25th...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 12, 2014, 10:20:38 AM
Seeing King Diamond in Atlanta tonight. Standing in line now.

Who's the opening band? Here in Montreal on Oct. 17, he said it was a very special guest, turned out it's Jess and the Ancient Ones... that's not very special guest
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on October 13, 2014, 12:53:50 PM
Saw Judas Priest last week followed by Hobbs Angel of Death w/ Blood Feast, Deceased, Solstice and Whiplash over the weekend. King Diamond is coming up tomorrow and in the not too distant future Dead Congregation, Onslaught, and Artillery
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 14, 2014, 02:09:52 AM
Who's the opening band? Here in Montreal on Oct. 17, he said it was a very special guest, turned out it's Jess and the Ancient Ones... that's not very special guest

Yeah it was Jess and the Ancient Ones. The music was decent, but they didn't have any stage presence. They didn't address the crowd at all, which I found very strange. They also had awkward moments between songs when they drank water as the keyboardist sustained a note or something so it wasn't completely quiet.

King kicked ass though. His voice is as powerful and majestic as ever.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 15, 2014, 07:47:32 PM
Yeah it was Jess and the Ancient Ones. The music was decent, but they didn't have any stage presence. They didn't address the crowd at all, which I found very strange. They also had awkward moments between songs when they drank water as the keyboardist sustained a note or something so it wasn't completely quiet.

King kicked ass though. His voice is as powerful and majestic as ever.

Did you get a glimpse of the shirts at the stand? I just hope it's not a Grim king Diamond face
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 15, 2014, 10:30:37 PM
The main tour shirt is pretty much the image below with the band logo underneath and the tour dates on the back.

(http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/site/covers/king-diamond-tour-2014.jpg)

There was also one long sleeve Halloween shirt as well as Abigail, Them, The Eye, Give Me Your Soul, and maybe a few other album shirts. I didn't notice any Mercyful Fate because I definitely would have bought one.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on October 16, 2014, 11:55:45 PM
Pics of the merch available
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/kingdiamond/bestbuytheater/kingdiamond-40.jpg
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/kingdiamond/bestbuytheater/kingdiamond-41.jpg
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/kingdiamond/bestbuytheater/kingdiamond-42.jpg
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/kingdiamond/bestbuytheater/kingdiamond-43.jpg
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 19, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
Wow. Holy  F....

King Diamond can really give a show. I wasn't listening too much to the King even though I have 7 album, they weren't in my queue.

But this all changed friday night, I was in awe. His voice was perfect, the props, the stage, the crowd (it's been since 2003 that he didn't came to Montreal) was just crazy. What a night. One of my best show ever!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on October 20, 2014, 06:39:22 PM
I saw him in 1999 (Mercyful Fate) and in 2000 (King Diamond).  Both great shows, though the show in 2000 was when the promoter started putting way too many bands on the bill, so there was a lot of crap to go through first.  Mercyful Fate was with Overkill and Nevermore, so that was pretty fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 20, 2014, 08:11:48 PM
I saw him in 1999 (Mercyful Fate) and in 2000 (King Diamond).  Both great shows, though the show in 2000 was when the promoter started putting way too many bands on the bill, so there was a lot of crap to go through first.  Mercyful Fate was with Overkill and Nevermore, so that was pretty fucking awesome.

It was only Jess and the ancient one, its a doom/occult kind of band, but only saw 2 songs (or one long song). King started at 9pm and finished nealry at 11pm, so 2 hours non-stop (exept for the sound cutout during a song that lasted 5 minutes)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on October 21, 2014, 08:19:31 PM
Dead Congregation absolutely destroyed last night. I love how full sets always seem to get shot these days in non iphone quality. Their new one is one of the best death metal albums this year easily along with Incantation and Teitanblood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWPnZObZ-8o
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 17, 2014, 07:50:50 AM
Alcest and Opeth. Alcest was plagued by bad sound, but their music is boring anyway. Opeth is by no means a favorite band of mine, but they were a force live. Very cool.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on November 22, 2014, 10:27:21 AM
Just saw Iron Man, A Sound of Thunder, and Manilla Road last night.  Manilla Road had a nice 90 minute long set.  The set was quite similar to their MDF set from last year, but they added in the Ninth Wave and Queen of the Black Coast.  For some reason they completely ignored their releases from 1988 - 2011, which left me a little disappointed as I was hoping to hear something from Gates of Fire or Voyager.  They also mentioned their new album will be coming out February 13th next year.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 22, 2014, 01:50:09 PM
Just saw Iron Man, A Sound of Thunder, and Manilla Road last night.  Manilla Road had a nice 90 minute long set.  The set was quite similar to their MDF set from last year, but they added in the Ninth Wave and Queen of the Black Coast.  For some reason they completely ignored their releases from 1988 - 2011, which left me a little disappointed as I was hoping to hear something from Gates of Fire or Voyager.  They also mentioned their new album will be coming out February 13th next year.

That's a pretty impressive line-up. I really liked the most recent ASOT album.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 29, 2014, 07:05:20 AM
Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus last night. All three were excellent and played some of their old stuff for geezers like me. I especially enjoyed "Chemical Warfare," "You Can't Bring Me Down" and " Bonded by Blood." Zetro sounds like he can still hit all the high notes without on his own whereas Araya needed some assistance. Still, good show.  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on March 26, 2015, 08:21:44 PM
I just got back from supporting Coltsblood and Ninkharsag in London with Horrified, Coltsblood were insane. They made Dragged Into Sunlight sound as heavy as A Day To Remember.

Some footage of our set was captured and a live review will be posted by Rockerilla in a few days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY0jI5E19ds&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on March 28, 2015, 05:38:48 AM
Defenders of the Old was pretty badass. Exciter, Riot, Liege Lord, Nifelheim, High Spirits, Brocas Helm, Aggression, Destructor, The Rods, Nightmare City
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on March 30, 2015, 03:19:50 PM
A write up / review on the Horrified gig last Wednesday

http://www.rockerilla.com/?p=24836
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on April 11, 2015, 10:03:53 PM
Vallenfyre, Pallbearer, Converge, At The Gates

Never been a big Converge fan but they fucking destroyed shit live, great stage presence and heavy as fuck!!  And At the Gates were just kick ass overall!

Delain tomorrow night!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 12, 2015, 01:03:30 AM
Just got back from Nightwish, Sabaton and Delain. All three put own great shows but Sabaton owned the stage. Look for a review shortly, since this tour is just starting (tonight was only the third show).
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on April 12, 2015, 01:21:39 AM
Just got back from Nightwish, Sabaton and Delain. All three put own great shows but Sabaton owned the stage. Look for a review shortly, since this tour is just starting (tonight was only the third show).

Sabaton did the same thing at the Iced Earth show I went to last year. It was damn hard to follow.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on April 12, 2015, 10:13:06 AM
Just got back from Nightwish, Sabaton and Delain. All three put own great shows but Sabaton owned the stage. Look for a review shortly, since this tour is just starting (tonight was only the third show).

Weird i wonder why only Delain is making the stop in Montreal tonight... I wouldnt mind seeing Sabaton and Nightwish as well :(
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 12, 2015, 05:00:48 PM
Weird i wonder why only Delain is making the stop in Montreal tonight... I wouldnt mind seeing Sabaton and Nightwish as well :(

I wondered why you said you were only seeing Delain but then I realized Nightwish isn't playing Montreal. Seems a weird city to skip. Yeah, you're gonna miss not seeing Sabaton. Sorry, dude.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on April 24, 2015, 10:58:12 AM
Gearing up for a festival here in Brazil with Steel Panther, Yngwie Malmsteen, Judas Priest, Manowar, Motorhead, Primal Fear, Ozzy Osbourne, Unisonic, Kiss and Accept. Should be a lot of fun, except the Steel Panther part hahaahaha
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 24, 2015, 09:37:54 PM
That's a pretty solid lineup.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on May 14, 2015, 05:02:52 AM
Saxon, Armored Saint and Seven Witches

Biff and John Bush still have it after all these years and both bands were excellent. Seven Witches was OK bit I don't really know any of their songs and Jack Frost was a lot less impressive than I thought he would be.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on May 22, 2015, 06:27:55 AM
Just got back from a local black metal gig involving, Blind Spite, The Infernal Sea and Haar.

All three band's were superb, was in the usual local venue which is a basement pub. Perfect underground atmosphere, it was nights like last night which solidify my opinion that the underground is best.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on June 18, 2015, 07:15:07 AM
Went to see Ruler last night with support from Risen Prophecy and Cryptic Shift. Quality night, Ruler were hilarious with their broken English banter and dodgy hair cuts, they were on the money throughout, and are surprisingly killer musicians, a lot stronger live than on record.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on August 21, 2015, 08:51:30 AM
Went to see Iron Angel last night in a local club here in Sao Paulo. Dirk Schröder is as crazy as ever ahahahaha
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on September 01, 2015, 04:58:22 PM
We opened up for Steelwing, Noctum, and Seven Sisters last night, cool show. All good sets, I was surprised by Noctum who didn't really cut it for me on CD, but killed it live. Very tight performances, with a great bass guitar tone.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on September 13, 2015, 04:05:29 PM
Just got back from this year's ProgPower USA festival. Had a great time, even if I mainly attended to see Falconer perform their final show. It was absolutely amazing and the crowd sang their collective hearts out. Stefan Weinerhall's tone was monstrously heavy.

Here is an approximate setlist, based on what I remember, so I'm probably missing a song or two and the order is definitely wrong somewhere towards the middle.

01. Halls and Chambers
02. A Quest for the Crown
03. Locust Swarm
04. Enter the Glade
05. Catch the Shadows
06. Upon the Grave of Guilt
07. The Past Still Lives On
08. Wings of Serenity (Acoustic)
09. Long Gone By (Acoustic)
10. Portals of Light (Acoustic) (Didn't expect this one, and I almost wept)
11. Swedish Song, title escapes me
12. Swedish Song, title escapes me again
13. Vargaskall (at least I remembered one of them)
14. Royal Galley
15. Age of Runes
16. Northwind
---Encore---
17. Mindtraveller
18. The Clarion Call

Awesome night. I am strongly considering going next year since the promoters announced that Fates Warning would be reuniting with John Arch to play Awaken the Guardian in its entirety. I'd hate to miss that, but I don't really care about any of the other bands they announced.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on September 14, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
I have quite a few US guys on my Facebook and their pictures and updates over the weekend for ProgPower USA had me utterly green with envy. That Falconer setlist is superb. I'm considering saving up and making the trip, but there's a few factors in my life which would make it difficult. Disappointed that the Keep It True tickets seemed to be eBay exclusive as it's far more logical for me. Would really love to see ATG with Arch.

OT:

Watched W.A.S.P. on their current tour, and even though Blackie Lawless looks like he's melting, his voice is in fantastic shape. The young guys rounding out the rest of the band brought a lot of flair and energy to the show, although the setlist was lacking in places (and seemingly short). Certainly had fun, and the snare sounded like a fucking shotgun going off. 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on September 14, 2015, 03:03:57 PM
Never had the chance to see Falconer...I'm really happy for those who have
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on September 14, 2015, 07:55:06 PM
Found out MANILLA ROAD are supposed to be in town next month.  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on September 14, 2015, 09:30:37 PM
Found out MANILLA ROAD are supposed to be in town next month.  :bow: :bow:

Jealous as FUCK
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on September 15, 2015, 01:50:13 AM
Venue is listed as "TBA" right now, so I will hope it actually happens
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Esoteric on September 15, 2015, 12:03:37 PM
I saw Christian Mistress and High Spirits last Wednesday which was a great gig.

This past Saturday I saw the Scorpions with Queensryche. Even closing in on 70 they are still a force to be reckoned with live. Also I wasn't sure how I would have liked this incarnation of Queensryche but the new singer is great.

Tonight I see Godflesh for the third time which will be amazing
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on September 21, 2015, 05:17:47 AM
Supported Hecate Enthroned with Horrified a few days ago at The Cluny in Newcastle. Hecate sounded like a charity shop version of Dimmu Borgir and we're pretty embarrassing. A hipster post BM band opened called Marr who were actually decent for their style. Good Altar of Plagues esque stuff.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on September 26, 2015, 06:49:41 AM
Gonna see Kamelot tonight. Anyone seen them on this tour and can testify to either of the support acts? Gus G and Kobra and the Lotus.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 26, 2015, 07:48:58 AM
Gonna see Kamelot tonight. Anyone seen them on this tour and can testify to either of the support acts? Gus G and Kobra and the Lotus.

I've not seen any of those bands but from what I've heard I wouldn't be breaking any speed limits to get there before Kamelot goes on.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on September 26, 2015, 08:37:03 AM
I've not seen any of those bands but from what I've heard I wouldn't be breaking any speed limits to get there before Kamelot goes on.

Gus G certainly stopped being cool many years ago, but I've heard he's playing some classic Firewind material which would have been kind of fun to catch. But yeah, I don't think I'll be in a hurry tonight.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on September 26, 2015, 11:41:18 AM
Gus G's solo work is the ultimate suck. Just go for Kamelot.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on September 26, 2015, 05:26:36 PM
Came in at near the end of the Gus G set. It was horrible. Glad I didn't get in early.

Kamelot were good but I really wish they'd carry a live guitarist with them. Set-list was on the weaker side of great as I really missed Edge of Pardise among other, in my world,  no-brainers. Karevik was amazing live though, and pretty much nailed everything from both his and Khan's era. Songs like Karma, March of Mephisto, Center of the Universe and Forever requires a top top vocal performance and he delivered. A thing that also irked me was that they played shortened versions of MoM and Liar Liar, of which the latter is probably the best song om Haven.

No complaints from me other than those pointed out above. Ridiculously enough this was my first time seeing them live despite being a fan for 10 years or so. So I'm all smiles.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on September 26, 2015, 07:46:14 PM
I've been into them since "Karma" and I still haven't seen them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on September 26, 2015, 10:29:15 PM
I saw them on Halloween in '08 on the Ghost Opera tour.  Fantastic show.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on September 27, 2015, 05:49:46 AM
I've been into them since "Karma" and I still haven't seen them.

I see, but they play in Norway all the time so there have been plenty of opportunities. Their only live DVD was recorded at yesterdays venue I think.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on September 27, 2015, 12:22:48 PM
Ghost

They put on a really good show.  Their music sounds a lot heavier live and their stage presence is top notch.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on September 27, 2015, 03:03:26 PM
Ghost

They put on a really good show.  Their music sounds a lot heavier live and their stage presence is top notch.

Saw then when they supported Maiden in front of 20.000 people. That was.... not good. But then again I'm not a big fan.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on September 30, 2015, 12:43:06 AM
Advance ticket bought for Manilla Road on the 25th!   :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 01, 2015, 03:09:00 PM
And holy crap, now Maiden will be here in February
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on October 01, 2015, 09:29:19 PM
And holy crap, now Maiden will be here in February

Fucking Tulsa's the center of the Metal Universe right now  :bow:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 01, 2015, 11:29:43 PM
Fucking Tulsa's the center of the Metal Universe right now  :bow:

I know, right?  9 US dates on the Book of Souls tour and one of them is here.  They haven't played Tulsa since 1987.

Of course, tickets to that show are going to run a lot more than the dive Manilla Road are playing in...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on October 02, 2015, 05:17:11 AM
Maiden live is always worth the price if you ask me. The prices over here are ridiculous as well, but well worth the experience
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on October 02, 2015, 08:26:31 AM
Pick up that ticket, Sargon!

Going to see Gamma Ray this weekend. I saw them live just once when I was 17 or so, so I have high hopes for this gig!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on October 05, 2015, 01:13:29 AM
Going to see Blind Guardian + Grave Digger in Dallas in November! Last time I saw them was on the A Twist in the Myth Tour. I know they put on a great show.

Hopefully I will be able to see Kamelot in December. I am not big fan of their last album, Haven, but I still wouldn't mind seeing some of those songs live along with the classics like Center of the Universe, When the Lights Are Down, Karma, etc. I saw them on the Silverthorn Tour and they put on a good/great show (like 7.5/10, imo), but didn't come close to when I saw them with Roy Khan on The Black Halo Tour. That show was legendary. So I am not obsessed with seeing them live again with Karevik but still wouldn't mind.

Have to skip on Symphony X in Dallas this year.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on October 05, 2015, 06:04:25 AM
Going to see Blind Guardian + Grave Digger in Dallas in November! Last time I saw them was on the A Twist in the Myth Tour. I know they put on a great show.

Hopefully I will be able to see Kamelot in December. I am not big fan of their last album, Haven, but I still wouldn't mind seeing some of those songs live along with the classics like Center of the Universe, When the Lights Are Down, Karma, etc. I saw them on the Silverthorn Tour and they put on a good/great show (like 7.5/10, imo), but didn't come close to when I saw them with Roy Khan on The Black Halo Tour. That show was legendary. So I am not obsessed with seeing them live again with Karevik but still wouldn't mind.

Have to skip on Symphony X in Dallas this year.
Ill be at Montreal show on the 30th, cant wait to see Blind Guardian again!!  Last time i saw them Seven Kingdoms opened for them and it was probably one of the best live shows ive seen overall!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 05, 2015, 03:50:09 PM
Ill be at Montreal show on the 30th, cant wait to see Blind Guardian again!!  Last time i saw them Seven Kingdoms opened for them and it was probably one of the best live shows ive seen overall!

Me too I'm going the 30th (montreal) My last time was in 2006 for the Twist In The myth tour.... almost 10 years god I'm old
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on October 06, 2015, 02:33:22 AM
Blind Guardian on the A Twist in the Myth Tour was one of the best shows I've been to \m/  I'm not even a super fan of Blind Guardian but their live shows are killer. I just hope the setlist is good as the ones from Brazil.  Yeah, almost 10 years ago... geesh so much time.

Their last album, Beyond the Red Mirror, is okay but I still prefer A Twist in the Myth... it has more hit songs (underrated album, imo).
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on October 06, 2015, 03:13:22 AM
Me too I'm going the 30th (montreal) My last time was in 2006 for the Twist In The myth tour.... almost 10 years god I'm old

Never been a huge Blind Guardian fan myself, but i did really like "At the Edge of Time" and thats the tour i caught them on back in 2011.  Like i said before they probably put on one of the best live show ive ever seen!!  I just wish Seven Kingdoms was opening for them again!!  Maybe ill run into ya at the show!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on October 07, 2015, 06:19:00 AM
Got tickets to a Dark Quarterer show in a couple of weeks. Absolutely adore their forst couple of albums. Ithaca has not clicked with me yet.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 08, 2015, 05:54:52 PM
Never been a huge Blind Guardian fan myself, but i did really like "At the Edge of Time" and thats the tour i caught them on back in 2011.  Like i said before they probably put on one of the best live show ive ever seen!!  I just wish Seven Kingdoms was opening for them again!!  Maybe ill run into ya at the show!

Yeah and I'll be super easy to find, I'll be the dude wearing a black metal t-shirt
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 09, 2015, 04:00:06 PM
Iron Maiden ticket has been achieved  :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on October 09, 2015, 05:27:25 PM
Iron Maiden ticket has been achieved  :headbang:

for Montreal, theyre on sale on Oct 16 for April 1st. can't wait!

How did you find The Books Of Souls?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 09, 2015, 05:29:17 PM
for Montreal, theyre on sale on Oct 16 for April 1st. can't wait!

How did you find The Books Of Souls?

Eh, I like it, but it's not grabbing me like Final Frontier.  It's a bit too long and lugubrious for me.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 10, 2015, 08:09:15 PM
Saw Ghost at the Tabernacle in Atlanta last night. Phenomenal. It was also the first show I've ever been to where people actually threw bras and panties onstage.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on October 11, 2015, 02:30:42 AM
I'm getting really excited to see Blind Guardian in Dallas on Nov. 24th. I can't stop listening to Beyond the Red Mirror lately.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 16, 2015, 09:23:54 PM
Saw Symphony X and Overkill a few nights ago in Atlanta. Both bands destroyed. Symphony X played the first half of the new album and then fired out older material. Place went wild, especially during "Set the World on Fire."
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on October 17, 2015, 08:22:56 AM
Saw Symphony X and Overkill a few nights ago in Atlanta. Both bands destroyed. Symphony X played the first half of the new album and then fired out older material. Place went wild, especially during "Set the World on Fire."
Which band headlined that show?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on October 17, 2015, 11:38:35 AM
That night it was Symphony X, but they've been taking turns throughout the tour.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on October 21, 2015, 06:12:03 AM
That Overkill/Symphony X tour sounds like a hell of a show.

Getting tickets to Maiden as they just announced an Oslo concert next summer. Shame they're bringing Ghost again, they bored the shit out of everyone last time around.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on October 22, 2015, 02:04:24 PM
Epica posted new North American tour dates for January-February 2016. Not even sure how much I really like them, but might go check them out anyway.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on October 22, 2015, 08:23:53 PM
Epica posted new North American tour dates for January-February 2016. Not even sure how much I really like them, but might go check them out anyway.

They put on a good show if you like that style.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 25, 2015, 07:12:32 PM
Heading out to see Manilla Road in like 2 hours...

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on October 26, 2015, 02:11:05 AM
No matter how amazing I thought that was going to be, it was more amazing. :bow:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: eternaljester81 on October 26, 2015, 09:13:16 AM
No matter how amazing I thought that was going to be, it was more amazing. :bow:

That's awesome. Years back, I was invited by Mark to stay at his house over the weekend, and check out his studio. He even planned to have the band come in and play some stuff. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it, and I still kick myself to this day.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on October 26, 2015, 11:55:52 AM
Need to catch Manilla Road at some point. Can imagine they would deliver on every level.

Caught Raven over the weekend and they were fantastic, unreal amounts of energy, and a joy to watch. They play circles around a lot of younger bands.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on October 27, 2015, 07:58:00 PM
I would love to see both Manilla Road and Raven (now there's a bill!) I blew off a chance to see Raven back in the late 80s in the midst of their Atlantic Records run thinking they were done. Little did I know...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on October 29, 2015, 06:33:25 AM
I would love to see both Manilla Road and Raven (now there's a bill!) I blew off a chance to see Raven back in the late 80s in the midst of their Atlantic Records run thinking they were done. Little did I know...

Ah, man! If the opportunity presents itself I'd recommend catching them, loads of fun and a pretty varied setlist.

OT:

Caught the Deathcrusher tour last night with Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, and Voivod. Absolute raging evening, Voivod were every bit as weird as they should be, with some standout drumming. Napalm Death aren't my cup, but they're entertaining live. Obituary brought that US precision, very tight and ensuring a sea of nodding heads. Extra bonus points for a lead guitar tone that cut right through everything, sick!

Carcass were as expected, awesome. The Surgical Steel songs are devastating live, and the band's penchant for jamming on parts of songs from their back catalog was very impressive. Such a good night overall.

Oh, and Bill Steer.  :bow:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on October 29, 2015, 11:44:36 AM
Was also at Carcass with Foley. Absolutely class night.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dan Alderson on October 29, 2015, 12:34:25 PM
Was also at Deathcrusher. Did some pitting and surfing to Carcass who were siq. So many good people ifom our scene in attendance which made the show even funer.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on November 25, 2015, 02:28:12 AM
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror Tour

Dallas, TX setlist

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish from Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Fly
5. Tanelorn
6. Prophecies
7. The Last Candle
8. Lord of the Rings
9. And Then There Was Silence
10. Welcome to Dying
11. Imaginations from the Other Side

12. Sacred Worlds
13. Twilight of the Gods
14. Valhalla

15. And the Story Ends
16. The Bards Song - In the Forest
17. Mirror Mirror

I was front row/center stage. Got a copy of the setlist and guitar pick. The played my top 5 favorite songs (And Then There Was Silence, Lord of the Rings, And the Story Ends, Sacred Worlds, Nightfall). Dream come true. Best BG show I've been to and possibly the best show I've ever been to.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on November 25, 2015, 11:14:48 AM
I've got a few American guys on my Facebook, so I'm seeing a fair amount of Blind Guardian updates. They seem to be varying the sets up, and they all look sick. I heard they busted out "Lost In The Twilight Hall" and "Bright Eyes" the other night. So jealous!

Pretty much settled that next time they're in the UK, I'm there.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on November 25, 2015, 12:16:45 PM
I saw them play Bright Eyes in 2006.... but last night's show was the best BG show I've ever been to and had my favorite setlist from the Beyond the Red Mirror tour. I was totally surprised that they played And Then There Was Silence, And the Story Ends, Imaginations from the Other Side, and Sacred Worlds all in one concert.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 27, 2015, 01:27:00 PM
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror Tour

Dallas, TX setlist

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish from Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Fly
5. Tanelorn
6. Prophecies
7. The Last Candle
8. Lord of the Rings
9. And Then There Was Silence
10. Welcome to Dying
11. Imaginations from the Other Side

12. Sacred Worlds
13. Twilight of the Gods
14. Valhalla

15. And the Story Ends
16. The Bards Song - In the Forest
17. Mirror Mirror

I was front row/center stage. Got a copy of the setlist and guitar pick. The played my top 5 favorite songs (And Then There Was Silence, Lord of the Rings, And the Story Ends, Sacred Worlds, Nightfall). Dream come true. Best BG show I've been to and possibly the best show I've ever been to.

Awww man you got And Then There Was Silence. Here in Montreal, we didn't. Not even one song from ANATO. They could've played Battlefield or Maiden and The Minstrel knight
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on November 27, 2015, 02:07:20 PM
Yeah, I wasn't expecting them to bring And There Was Silence back on the setlist. I had already saw them play it in 2006 so I would have been fine if they didn't play it, but of course it was awesome hear it again since it was the best and most intense song of the night and also my favorite BG song. The only songs they tend to play from ANATO are Punishment Divine and maybe Under the Ice. But anything from that album is pretty much rare now besides And Then There Was Silence. I was also extremely happy that they played And the Story Ends which is my favorite song after ATTWS, and Lord of the Rings which I have always wanted to hear live since it was one of the first songs that got me into BG. Plus Imaginations from the Other Side and Sacred Worlds... what a killer setlist.

I was trying to start a chant for Majesty right after The Bard's Song - In the Forest, but somebody threw a cup of water at Hansi and it landed on his shoulder. He didn't seem happy about that and probably killed any chances of them playing Majesty.

You guys got a pretty solid setlist in Montreal though. \m/ The same besides a few songs.



Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Nosrac1691 on November 28, 2015, 12:03:31 PM
Might as well throw my hat into the Blind Guardian ring. Saw them for the second time last night in Atlanta. It was amazing, as was to be expected. I'd say the two best moments from the show were when the crowd suddenly started chanting for "Majesty" and the band delivered, even though it wasn't written on the setlist. And then there was my personal favorite moment of the evening when they played "The Curse of Fëanor" live for the first time ever. The entire set was impressive, as they played at least one song from all ten of their studio albums. If only they had played my two favorite BG songs, "Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)" and "The Script for My Requiem."  :naughty:

Atlanta, GA Setlist

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish from Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Fly
5. Tanelorn (Into the Void)
6. Prophecies
7. The Last Candle
8. Majesty (audience request)
9. Lord of the Rings
10. And Then There Was Silence
11. The Curse of Fëanor (first time played live)
12. Imaginations from the Other Side
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13. Sacred Worlds
14. Twilight of the Gods
15. Valhalla
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16. Into the Storm
17. The Bard's Song - In the Forest
18. Mirror Mirror

I've been falling behind on posting my recent shows lately. I also managed to catch Kamelot and King Diamond on their latest Atlanta stops. Both awesome shows. Tommy Karevik is fantastic live and the King is just awe-inspiring this late into his career.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on November 28, 2015, 02:52:53 PM
Might as well throw my hat into the Blind Guardian ring. Saw them for the second time last night in Atlanta. It was amazing, as was to be expected. I'd say the two best moments from the show were when the crowd suddenly started chanting for "Majesty" and the band delivered, even though it wasn't written on the setlist. And then there was my personal favorite moment of the evening when they played "The Curse of Fëanor" live for the first time ever. The entire set was impressive, as they played at least one song from all ten of their studio albums. If only they had played my two favorite BG songs, "Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)" and "The Script for My Requiem."  :naughty:

Atlanta, GA Setlist

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Banish from Sanctuary
3. Nightfall
4. Fly
5. Tanelorn (Into the Void)
6. Prophecies
7. The Last Candle
8. Majesty (audience request)
9. Lord of the Rings
10. And Then There Was Silence
11. The Curse of Fëanor (first time played live)
12. Imaginations from the Other Side
---
13. Sacred Worlds
14. Twilight of the Gods
15. Valhalla
---
16. Into the Storm
17. The Bard's Song - In the Forest
18. Mirror Mirror

I've been falling behind on posting my recent shows lately. I also managed to catch Kamelot and King Diamond on their latest Atlanta stops. Both awesome shows. Tommy Karevik is fantastic live and the King is just awe-inspiring this late into his career.

Congrats! What an excellent setlist!!! \m/ :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: DanAlderson on December 04, 2015, 10:33:17 AM
Byker Grave Festival

A DIY extreme metal festival in Newcastle on its third year. This year had some up scaling with more overseas band's playing, whilst the line up for me didn't have that big draw's. The day was fun and the event was really well run also, it was great seeing a very healthy turn out for the festival. Even if the day involved stress providing back line for the last two bands and having to do some sound tech also on my part.

I spent most of the first 2/3rd's popping in and out of the venue, mostly drinking and smoking with friends in the scene as a lot of the early bill was either bland death metal or terrible party slam. Party Cannon need to seriously fuck off, terrible band making a name for themselves out of parody and mediocrity.

However the last 1/3rd of the bill did interest me quiet a bit. Stand outs were A Forest of Stars who played a really engrossing setlist, varied and fairly unique style of black metal with very progressive structures. They knew their shit and delivered an excellent, tight set.

Head liners The Third Attempt closed the day and brought some fun and violent black/thrash. With a crazy singer who was cutting himself with barbed wire and had "Anti Self" scared into his back, he got in the crowd and went totally nut's with us down in the pit. Was a pretty insane end to the festival.

Overall great day for myself and our little scene over here.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on December 06, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
Saw CVLT, Anthrax and Slayer this friday. I find myself regularly wishing that Slayer after Seasons.. or even South of Heaven, but man can they put on a show. Thought Repentless sucked balls, but the title-track worked very well live and they are obviously a very experienced liver band. The show absolutely ripped.

Other than that CVLT was shit post-metal/BM and Anthrax kicked serious amounts of ass.

Set-list Slayer:

Repentless
Postmortem
Hate Worldwide
Disciple
God Send Death
War Ensemble
When the Stillness Comes
Take Control
Mandatory Suicide
Chemical Warfare
Die by the Sword
Black Magic
Vices
Seasons in the Abyss
Hell Awaits
Dead Skin Mask
World Painted Blood
South of Heaven
Raining Blood
Angel of Death

Set-list Anthrax

Caught in a Mosh
Got the Time
Madhouse
Antisocial
Evil Twin
Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't
Indians
March of S.O.D.
In the End
Among the Living
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on January 01, 2016, 09:20:57 PM
Got my ticket to see Epica in Dallas!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on February 03, 2016, 02:48:31 AM
Going to see Luca Turilli's Rhapsody & Primal Fear in May.... should be amusing at least.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on February 03, 2016, 06:30:43 AM
Circus Maximus this saturday. Their new album sounds pretty tame, so this is going to be somewhat interesting.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on February 03, 2016, 09:34:11 PM
Circus Maximus this saturday. Their new album sounds pretty tame, so this is going to be somewhat interesting.

Nice! I hope they do a U.S. tour. Their new album does sound pretty tame but I'd still like to see them.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on February 07, 2016, 10:09:04 AM
Circus Maximus last night. Their transition from really compelling prog metal with seriously awesome riffing and musicianship to a cleaner and extremely melodic prog rock/metal with emphasis on the former seems complete. Heard a lot of it on NINE and Havoc seems even more watered down. That said, some of the songs are top top quality, but a part of me expects the new album to be good for 3-4 really great songs and then be a snoozefest for the rest of it. We will see.

A good show nonetheless, although I can't for the life of me understand why prog bands insist on having just the one guitarist on stage. Lacks a lot of punch.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on February 09, 2016, 04:35:55 AM
Just got tickets to the 25th anniversary Enslaved show in a couple of weeks.

They're apparently only doing songs from their debut and up until ISA.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on February 14, 2016, 09:22:57 PM
Epica on Feb. 11th. Coincidentally it was exactly 10 years after Kamelot's One Cold Winter's Night in which Epica opened for them. The first time I saw Epica was also 10 years ago when they opened for Kamelot on The Black Halo Tour in promotion of their Consign to Oblivion album. This time they are of course a much bigger band and headlining their tour in promotion of their latest album, The Quantum Enigma, which is my favorite album by the band. Great show, amazing energy. The setlist was a balanced representation of their discography. I'm glad they played my favorite songs like Design Your Universe, Consign to Oblivion, Victims of Contingency, Sensorium, etc. Simone Simons' voice is perfect live. And let me tell you guys, she is even HOTTER in person. Mesmerizingly beautiful. The whole time I was thinking that she is the perfect woman, haha.

Got VIP tickets for Apocalyptica on May 11th as a Valentine's Day gift to my girlfriend since she loves them. Not your typical metal band, but listening to their new album Shadowmaker, for example, the instrumental tracks (Riot Lights, Reign of Fear, etc.) and sections of other songs such as the title track would be straight progressive/symphonic metal if it had electric guitars instead of electric cello. Hell, sometimes I think I am hearing electric guitar on that album with the cello riffs and solos. Should be a unique and interesting experience seeing them live.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on February 27, 2016, 12:36:09 AM
Just got back from seeing Maiden.  The energy level those guys have is just insane at their age.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on February 27, 2016, 05:55:32 AM
Just got back from seeing Maiden.  The energy level those guys have is just insane at their age.

What was the set list like? Have a friend going to see them in Mexico next month, his first time seeing them  :super:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on February 27, 2016, 12:00:12 PM
What was the set list like? Have a friend going to see them in Mexico next month, his first time seeing them  :super:

It was pretty heavy on stuff from the new album, unsurprisingly.  The new songs did not go down as well live - too long, too slow, too intellectual.  The crowd really came to life when they played classics.  They played "The Trooper" and everyone went crazy.  They played "Hallowed be thy Name" and "Powerslave" and "Number of the Beast" for the encore.  And of course they closed with "Wasted Years" because duh.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 02, 2016, 04:13:10 AM
It was pretty heavy on stuff from the new album, unsurprisingly.  The new songs did not go down as well live - too long, too slow, too intellectual.  The crowd really came to life when they played classics.  They played "The Trooper" and everyone went crazy.  They played "Hallowed be thy Name" and "Powerslave" and "Number of the Beast" for the encore.  And of course they closed with "Wasted Years" because duh.

Their shows are usually a lot of fun in spite of some of the lengthy, slightly duller, newer songs. They usually make up for it by including some of the classics that you mentioned, I think. Seeing them in Norway this summer. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 02, 2016, 04:14:17 AM
Enslaved are celebrating 25 years, watched them last weekend in Oslo. They mostly played older stuff from Frost, Eld, some demo stuff, and select cuts from Mardraum, Below the Lights, Monumension and Isa.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on March 02, 2016, 04:52:05 AM
It was pretty heavy on stuff from the new album, unsurprisingly.  The new songs did not go down as well live - too long, too slow, too intellectual.  The crowd really came to life when they played classics.  They played "The Trooper" and everyone went crazy.  They played "Hallowed be thy Name" and "Powerslave" and "Number of the Beast" for the encore.  And of course they closed with "Wasted Years" because duh.

I just hope here in Montreal, they don't change their last song. Wasted Years is a great closer. I'm really tired of hearing Iron Maiden, Running Free or Run to the hills to close their shows. Why not a real album closer, like To Tame A Land this will leave people surprise in a good way
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 02, 2016, 05:00:21 AM
They rarely, if ever change their set-lists on tour as you can see over at setlist.fm.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron-maiden/2016/mandalay-bay-events-center-las-vegas-nv-43f0b327.html (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron-maiden/2016/mandalay-bay-events-center-las-vegas-nv-43f0b327.html)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on March 02, 2016, 05:29:27 PM
With the amount of staging they do - the changing backdrops, the lights and pyro, the giant, inflatable Eddie head in the background - changing the setlist would be a major operation.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 02, 2016, 08:03:33 PM
And it is what the majority of fans want to see and hear. I'd love to hear them play songs like Drifter, Twilight Zone, Invaders and Where Eagles Dare but that's just me.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: eternaljester81 on March 02, 2016, 09:53:00 PM
Just got back from seeing Maiden.  The energy level those guys have is just insane at their age.

It was a great show, as always. It really is amazing how they've kept it going at such an insanely high level.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on March 03, 2016, 12:06:21 AM
And it is what the majority of fans want to see and hear. I'd love to hear them play songs like Drifter, Twilight Zone, Invaders and Where Eagles Dare but that's just me.

I dont think its the majority of fans, I think it's more of the "once in a while" fan that want to hear the same songs. Like on their A Matter of life and death tour when they played the full album and 4-5 songs in the encore, most of the real fans loved it, but the casual fan didnt liked it because they didnt played Fear of the dark
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 03, 2016, 06:51:58 PM
I dont think its the majority of fans, I think it's more of the "once in a while" fan that want to hear the same songs. Like on their A Matter of life and death tour when they played the full album and 4-5 songs in the encore, most of the real fans loved it, but the casual fan didnt liked it because they didnt played Fear of the dark

Only hardcore fans want to see a Maiden show without Aces High or Run to the Hills is what I'm saying. You couldn't pay me to see them play A Matter of Life and Death in its entirety.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on March 03, 2016, 07:01:00 PM
I think I had the worst luck with seeing Maiden live:

1st time - Ozzfest 2005 with short 10 song setlist and half of the songs being the typical encore songs
2nd time - A Matter of Life and Death tour

In the years that followed they of course played vastly superior and more interesting setlists. But other things happen in life and I haven't seen them again. Maybe when they come to Dallas and I can afford a ticket for decent seats. Maybe...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on March 03, 2016, 08:14:49 PM
I am probably spoiled having seen them twice in 85 on the Live After Death tour. I didn't go again until Somewhere Back in Time in 2008.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on March 03, 2016, 08:23:22 PM
I am probably spoiled having seen them twice in 85 on the Live After Death tour. I didn't go again until Somewhere Back in Time in 2008.

Nice!!! (damn emoticons don't work) The Somewhere Back in Time tour was a good place to jump back in and probably where I should have started. Or really any tour after A Matter of Life and Death. Would have been a better first experience.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 04, 2016, 05:39:49 AM
This summer will be my fifth time seeing them.

Saw them for the first time on the AMOLAD tour. If I wasn't such a fanboy, I would probably have rated that show as the worst. Also saw them on the Early Days tour, Somewhere Back in Time and just before they released the Final Frontier. Somewhere back in Time was pretty sick.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on March 05, 2016, 12:51:18 PM
Went to Up The Hammers XI in Greece last weekend, was my first concert experience abroad, and it was all imaginable kinds of amazing. The show itself was expertly run, with just about the best example of live sound I've personally encountered, volume levels were surprisingly perfect, and the levels between instruments were for the most part excellent, with the expected hiccup here or there for such quick turn over time between bands.

As for the bands themselves, Friday was quality with Brits Seven Sisters kicking off the festivities. Sacral Rage were on of the tightest live acts I've ever witnessed and completely wrecked my neck. Tempest I wasn't familiar with prior to the festival, but they served up some solid German heavy/power (Andreas from Manilla Road provided drums for them). Ironsword absolutely crushed all in their way, and were a top band of the weekend (me and Rachel were at the very front for them). Vardis aren't my bag, so I left for food during their set, although I caught the last two songs and they were fine. Lethal blew me away with an impeccable performance, and I was stunned to see the entire crowd singing along.

Virgin Steele were musically impeccable, but David DeFeis' abused delay effects on his vocals to the point of absolutely ruining the show. It was honestly such a crushing experience, I left before the encore with full knowledge of what they would be playing as I didn't want to hear some of my all time faves butchered.

Saturday thankfully made up for things, a solid opening set from Endomain laid the groundwork for Solitary Sabred who really kicked up a storm. Their stage banter was hilarious, and we had a lot of fun watching them. Etrus Grave brought a touch of class and atmosphere, with some truly mesmerizing guitar playing. Below brought the doom, and whilst they didn't quite light the fire I was hoping for, I thoroughly enjoyed. I wasn't expecting much from Ruthless, but their brand of thrashy, blue collar USPM tore the place apart, a cracking performance which they captured for a future DVD.

Heir Apparent absolutely blew the roof off, standing as one of the best bands I've ever seen. Will Shaw is the real deal, I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing/hearing; they need to make an album with him. Such a magical, euphoric experience!

We left before Heathens Of The North as we were beat, and hardly big fans of Heavy Load, I've heard a lot of good things about the show since, though. All in all, despite Virgin Steele it was absolutely worth the money and travel (we had a holiday in Athens while there), and we're definitely thinking about going next year.

Highlights: Sacral Rage, Ironsword, Lethal, Solitary Sabred, Ruthless, and Heir Apparent.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on March 21, 2016, 06:59:32 AM
Got my ticket to see Dark Tranquillity again in December!!! Yes!!! \m/
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: The Riddle Master on March 24, 2016, 12:54:16 PM
Saw Megadeth, Havok, and Children of Bodom last night.

Havok thashed the hell out of the place.  Early 7 pm  start and not many folks here in Maine  know who Havok are didn't help the fact, not many people there for Havok. Too bad, they were awesome. Set was waaay too short.

Spent COB's set at the beer tents.  Don't care for them.

Megadeth were better than I expected.  They seemed to know which songs off Dystopia to play, leaving the mid paced stuff off the list, thankfully.

Dave only played one solo all night.

He seemed to appreciate the crowd's effort. I'm sure they're used to much bigger venues.
















Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 26, 2016, 05:59:45 PM
Moonsorrow just now. Amazing as always. For those of you kind of disappointed in Suden Tunti, the other new song they played was fucking ace. Jesus Christ I love this band.

Setlist:

Jumalten Aika (I think)
Raunioilla
Pimeä
Suden Tunti
Kuolleiden Maa
Taistelu Pohjolasta
Sankaritarina

Hate seeing these guys at festivals. An hour or so of playtime is way too short.

Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on March 26, 2016, 10:11:09 PM
Moonsorrow just now. Amazing as always. For those of you kind of disappointed in Suden Tunti, the other new song they played was fucking ace. Jesus Christ I love this band.

Setlist:

Jumalten Aika (I think)
Raunioilla
Pimeä
Suden Tunti
Kuolleiden Maa
Taistelu Pohjolasta
Sankaritarina

Hate seeing these guys at festivals. An hour or so of playtime is way too short.

Damn seeing Raunioilla live must be epic. My favortie song of Moonsorrow
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on March 27, 2016, 08:48:47 AM
Went to see Cruciamentum on Friday night, with support from Vacivus, Slaughter Messiah (Bel), Possession (Bel), and Scythian (UK). Been a while since I've been to a full on DM rager, and the night didn't disappoint. Cruciamentum stole the show, with a seriously fucking heavy, almost album perfect performance.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 02, 2016, 04:44:16 PM
Just grabbed my ticket to see Visigoth  :super:

Does anyone else hate fucking TicketMaster as much as I do? A $10 ticket ends up costing $15 after they tack on their "service fee" and "processing fee." Seriously? A 50% surcharge for the privilege of using your piece of shit website? Talk about a monopoly...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalCrypt on April 02, 2016, 06:58:29 PM
Just grabbed my ticket to see Visigoth  :super:

Does anyone else hate fucking TicketMaster as much as I do? A $10 ticket ends up costing $15 after they tack on their "service fee" and "processing fee." Seriously? A 50% surcharge for the privilege of using your piece of shit website? Talk about a monopoly...

Do they still charge for the privilege of printing your own ticker?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 02, 2016, 07:37:15 PM
Do they still charge for the privilege of printing your own ticker?

Not an option for this show. At least they had a free shipping option.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Luxi on April 03, 2016, 04:53:30 AM
Went to see Moonsorrow's record release show for Jumalten Aika just a couple of days ago, on Friday.

The show was completely sold out - and people from all over the world had come to see them, which was obviously very nice for Moonsorrow.

As always, the gig was simply AWESOME, the main emphasis being naturally on the songs off this new Moonsorrow album!!! They started the show with the title track of their new album, "Jumalten Aika", which sounded really cool - and continued their set with "Raunioilla", which is one of my personal favorite songs from them.

People were singing along their songs LOUD - and it felt like an Iron Maiden crowd as people were so noisy, ha ha!!

Anyways, an amazing night!!! Be sure to witness Moonsorrow live when they may come to your town, or near by your town to play live. They are absolutely worth seeing...!!  :super:

The whole set list was the following one at that magical night:

01) Jumalten Aika
02) Raunioilla
03) Suden Tunti
04) Ukkosenjumalan Poika
05) Kuolleiden Maa
06) Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa
07) Pimeä
08) Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen)

Encore:
09) Sankaritarina
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on April 08, 2016, 10:55:49 PM
Not metal but got my tickets to see the Distant Worlds Final Fantasy orchestra in July. Never thought this would happen. Unreal.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on April 16, 2016, 10:02:16 PM
Iron Maiden two weeks ago. My god do they give their all. Seven times seeing them and not the last one. The only thing I can criticised is the opening band. Steve Harris, we know you have children but pleasee stop putting them in opening bands. South American and the States had Anthrax (I don't listen to Anthrax but maybe that would have change) but instead we were greeted with The Raven Age (his son's band). I know they don't need a strong opening act anymore. I don't think they will top their 2002 show with Dio and Motorhead as opening acts.

Yesterday Dream Theater playing the complete ''The Astonishing'' album with no encore, no others songs in between. Nop Nada, I bought my ticket before The Astonishing was realesed and before I knew they were going to play the entire album from beginning to end... but on 40ishh songs, when you have 25 ballads give or take a few its going to be a boring show. Sorry guys
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on April 17, 2016, 01:30:53 AM
^ Nice. If Dream Theater is doing that on the whole tour then this is probably not the best tour for me to check out DT for the first time. I've never been a fan but I liked John Petrucci live at G3 2007 and seeing them live might change my mind.

I'm contemplating checking out that Sonata Arctica/Leave's Eyes/Omnium Gatherum show in December. I liked Sonata's first 2 albums but lost interest in them for a while. However I revisited them and listened to Winterheart's Guild which I liked a lot and their last album Pariah's Child which I liked enough. I saw Leave's Eyes open for Blind Guardian 10 years ago and they were perhaps the most boring live band I've ever seen, so much that I completely forgot ever having seeing them live until I was having a conversation with somebody a few years ago about Blind Guardian and thought really hard about who was the opening band until I remembered it was them. I might give them another chance though. Omnium Gatherum has that one instrumental song I like, "Watcher of the Skies". I'm not sure about the rest but they fit better touring with Dark Tranquillity than these 2 bands. In any case I can rely on the opening band Infidel Rising, a local band from Dallas, TX to deliver a good show. I probably like them more than any of the headlining bands. Might check this out for amusement.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on April 17, 2016, 04:35:29 PM
Iron Maiden two weeks ago. My god do they give their all. Seven times seeing them and not the last one. The only thing I can criticised is the opening band. Steve Harris, we know you have children but pleasee stop putting them in opening bands. South American and the States had Anthrax (I don't listen to Anthrax but maybe that would have change) but instead we were greeted with The Raven Age (his son's band). I know they don't need a strong opening act anymore. I don't think they will top their 2002 show with Dio and Motorhead as opening acts.

I saw them in Tulsa and we got The Raven Age as well.  They weren't terrible, but they were dull.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on April 28, 2016, 11:04:06 PM
Just left the Visigoth show. They fucking killed.

Set list
Dungeon Master
Mammoth Riders
The Spell (Demon cover)
Vatt'ghern (by Steel and Silver)
The Revenant King
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on May 03, 2016, 03:55:42 AM
Starborn played in a Battle Of The Bands at a cool pub called The Aletaster here in Gateshead at the weekend. It wasn't exclusive to metal, but it was an energetic and lively gig.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on May 19, 2016, 01:52:43 PM
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody & Primal Fear at Trees in Dallas, TX (5/17/2016) setlists:

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody:

Nova Genesis (tape)
Knightrider of Doom
Rosenkreuz (The Rose and the Cross)
Land of Immortals
Unholy Warcry
Son of Pain
Prometheus
Drum solo (over the Game of Thrones theme song)
Il cigno nero
The Pride of the Tyrant
Demonheart
Bass solo (over the Matrix theme song)
Dawn of Victory

Quantum X (tape)
Emerald Sword
Outro


Primal Fear:

Countdown to Insanity (tape)
Final Embrace
In Metal We Trust
Angel in Black
Rulebreaker
Sign of Fear
The Sky Is Burning
Nuclear Fire
Angels of Mercy
The End Is Near
When Death Comes Knocking
Chainbreaker
Metal Is Forever

Rollercoaster
Running in the Dust


Medium size venue with I'd guess around 100 people. The whole show kicked ass, especially Infidel Rising which was one of the opening bands. I got a promo poster signed by all the members of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and Primal Fear, CD booklets autographed, setlists from both bands, and a photo with Luca Turilli. I'd already put it as one of my favorite shows I've been to (top 5, personally) and is the main power metal tour of the first half of the year since Blind Guardian & Grave Digger will be coming back to the U.S. again in the fall.

Luca Turilli himself was the star of the show. I've never seen someone run around the stage like a maniac while shredding neo classical solos with such precision. He's now my favorite live guitarist (I've seen Youngblood, Tolkki, Romeo, Malmsteen, etc. but Luca is now my #1). I was skeptical about seeing Rhapsody because of their bombastic sound and mostly only knew the songs I knew that they were going to play, but they really blew me away and now I'm definitely a fan. Plus, Luca Turilli was such a nice guy and super cool with all of the fans.  I would have liked to hear a song or two from Ascending to Infinity, especially "Dark Fate to Atlantis", but since this was their first ever U.S. tour I'll take what I can get.

Primal Fear was 100% solid, of course. They played my 2 favorite songs,"When Death Comes Knocking" and "Rollercoaster", so I was totally happy with that.

My first time seeing both bands and I'll definitely go see them again when they return to the U.S.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on May 19, 2016, 08:49:46 PM
It's cool that Luca Turilli's Rhapsody played some of the old songs. They're missing "The Ancient Forest Of Elves", though,  :naughty:

I've seen Primal Fear a few times and they always kill.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on May 19, 2016, 10:03:45 PM
I'm not sure if they intentionally did this, but the names were changed for several songs on both bands' setlists.

"Emerald Cork" instead of "Emerald Sword"
"Prawn of Victory" instead of "Dawn of Victory"
"Knightrider to Moon" instead of "Knightrider of Doom"

"Nuclear Desire" instead of "Nuclear Fire"
"When Dad Comes Knocking" instead of "When Death Comes Knocking"

I just thought that was funny. :D
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Luxi on May 20, 2016, 03:30:48 AM
This weekend...  8)

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Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on May 20, 2016, 04:35:37 AM
This weekend...  8)

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Im not a huge 1349 fan, but holy fuck can i atest to them putting on a fucking amazing live show!!  Wish i could get a chance to see them again.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on May 20, 2016, 03:30:50 PM
Finally witnessed Blind Guardian live on Tuesday, incredible experience which I can't really put into words. Great to see my other favourite band absolutely kill after Virgin Steele disappointed so much. Like Richard has done in his posts, here's the setlist:

The Ninth Wave
Time Stands Still
Nightfall
Fly
Tanelorn
Prophecies
The Last Candle
Lord Of The Rings
Bright Eyes
Journey Through The Dark
Imaginations From The Other Side

Sacred Worlds
Majesty
Valhalla

Into The Storm
The Bards Song
Mirror Mirror
Barbara Ann

Journey Through The Dark would be the knee-jerk answer if asked my fave BG song, so it's safe to say I lost my shit when they played that. Bright Eyes was amazing, as was all the material from Nightfall, and I was surprised at how well the new material transfers into the live environment. All in all; hype, hype, hype, hype, hype.

I need to see them again.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on May 20, 2016, 07:22:06 PM
Chris Foley: Amazing! Blind Guardian are my favorite live band and now you probably see why. :D I just bought a VIP ticket for the Dallas show on Sept. 27th. It will be my 3rd time seeing them and I hope that they also play Majesty and Journey Through the Dark since I have no seen them play those songs yet. It's always awesome when one of your favorite bands unexpectedly plays that one song that happens to be your favorite song by them. :D Journey Through the Dark was a less common/rare live song before this 2nd leg of the BTRM tour so it's great that they have been playing it more frequently. Glad you enjoyed it! \m/
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on May 20, 2016, 11:15:40 PM
Chris Foley: Amazing! Blind Guardian are my favorite live band and now you probably see why. :D I just bought a VIP ticket for the Dallas show on Sept. 27th. It will be my 3rd time seeing them and I hope that they also play Majesty and Journey Through the Dark since I have no seen them play those songs yet. It's always awesome when one of your favorite bands unexpectedly plays that one song that happens to be your favorite song by them. :D Journey Through the Dark was a less common/rare live song before this 2nd leg of the BTRM tour so it's great that they have been playing it more frequently. Glad you enjoyed it! \m/

I agree as well, fucking Blind Guardian slay so much live its hard to even believe!!  Ive only seen then once but Seven Kingdoms opened for them, and it was right before "The Fire is Mine" came out so we got a lot of cuts which sounds fucking amazing with Sabrina Valentine on vocals!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on May 21, 2016, 11:21:04 AM
I saw Blind Guardian at Bloodstock a few years ago and they were absolutely flawless.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on September 18, 2016, 03:13:41 PM
Went to the Revolution Rock show in Connecticut on Saturday. Mostly trash from bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and their ilk but It is always fun to watch Anthrax play "Indians" and see the blood red lighting when Slayer plays "Raining Blood." Ghost was the main reason I went and they did not disappoint. Killswitch Engage was tolerable, especially their cover of "Holy Diver." The biggest surprise for me was Volbeat. They were fast, heavy and the singer worked the crowd like an expert.

If this becomes a regular thing I hope they work in a couple more good bands next time.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: eternaljester81 on September 24, 2016, 02:54:34 PM
I FINALLY get to see Blind Guardian tonight in St. Louis, and could not possibly be more excited. Getting Grave Digger also is just too awesome. I'll report back once I'm back amongst the living  :naughty:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on September 24, 2016, 06:02:06 PM
I FINALLY get to see Blind Guardian tonight in St. Louis, and could not possibly be more excited. Getting Grave Digger also is just too awesome. I'll report back once I'm back amongst the living  :naughty:  :cheers:

That rules!!! :D I will be seeing them on Dallas on 9/27.

I saw the Distant Worlds (Final Fantasy) orchestra once in July and twice in August. Bought tickets for Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc. in November.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on September 28, 2016, 02:13:30 AM
Blind Guardian at Dallas setlist (09/27/2016):

The Ninth Wave
Time Stands Still (at the Iron Hill)
Nightfall
The Holy Grail
Imaginations from the Other Side
I'm Alive
A Past and Future Secret
The Script for My Requiem
Mordred's Song
Born in a Mourning Hall
Bright Eyes
Another Holy War
And the Story Ends

Into the Storm
Majesty
The Bard's Song - In the Forest
Mirror Mirror

I got a setlist (signed by Hansi) and a guitar pick from Marcus. I met the whole band and they all signed my copy of Beyond the Red Mirror.   

So happy that they played The Holy Grail and I FINALLY got to hear Majesty live. My favorites were The Holy Grail, Bright Eyes, Mordred's Song, Another Holy War, And the Story Ends, and Majesty.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 14, 2016, 05:39:24 PM
Anybody heard about the Helloween REUNION.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/helloween-to-be-rejoined-by-michael-kiske-kai-hansen-for-pumpkins-united-world-tour/

this for me is the news of the year
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 15, 2016, 06:24:32 PM
I saw the Helloween/Gamma Ray tour a while back. It was pretty cool to have Hansen playing with Helloween but it was only for a couple of songs. This new tour would only be cool if there's a bunch of Keepers tunes. If there are just a few I'll pass.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on November 22, 2016, 06:35:16 AM
They're already selling tickets to their gig in Brazil on October 2017, and it's almost sold out!  8O

Unreal
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 22, 2016, 08:48:10 PM
I saw the Helloween/Gamma Ray tour a while back. It was pretty cool to have Hansen playing with Helloween but it was only for a couple of songs. This new tour would only be cool if there's a bunch of Keepers tunes. If there are just a few I'll pass.

I know I was there, I have a photo of me at that show (2008), but can't really remember cause I had a little too much to drink. What a night!!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 23, 2016, 09:52:25 AM
Got tickets for Grand Magus, Behemoth and Amon Amarth in a couple of weeks. Should be entertaining.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 23, 2016, 02:47:19 PM
Got tickets for Grand Magus, Behemoth and Amon Amarth in a couple of weeks. Should be entertaining.

For one show or are they different shows?? If it's one show, it's going to be one hell of a night!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 24, 2016, 07:09:36 AM
All on the same show!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on November 24, 2016, 09:38:40 AM
Went to see Vektor last night in DC.  Worst venue I've been to.  It was a tiny narrow basement with tables and chairs pushed up against the walls making the area even narrower.  There were random extension cords and floodlights falling from the ceiling into the crowd.  The ceiling drywall had tons of holes in it.  The worst part was that there wasn't a stage, just an area on the floor where the band was playing.  Unless you were very tall or directly in the front, you couldn't see the band at all.  My wife and I left after two songs because we were basically just having an experience that was the equivalent of listening to a recording of Vektor in a cramped, warm, smelly basement.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on November 25, 2016, 06:42:24 AM
Went to see Vektor last night in DC.  Worst venue I've been to.  It was a tiny narrow basement with tables and chairs pushed up against the walls making the area even narrower.  There were random extension cords and floodlights falling from the ceiling into the crowd.  The ceiling drywall had tons of holes in it.  The worst part was that there wasn't a stage, just an area on the floor where the band was playing.  Unless you were very tall or directly in the front, you couldn't see the band at all.  My wife and I left after two songs because we were basically just having an experience that was the equivalent of listening to a recording of Vektor in a cramped, warm, smelly basement.

Been to many a show in conditions like that, lots in Rhode Island though I never went the one that burned a few years back (The Station). I often found myself looking around for the exits between bands after wondering what would happen if one of the multitude of cigarettes or joints started a fire...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on November 29, 2016, 09:04:13 PM
All on the same show!

Ok, I'm jealous, why can't we get bills like that here. I would have bought 3 shirts and my gf would have been pissed. My drawers for t-shirts are already full, but I don't care, every show I go, I buy a shirt. That's my motto
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on November 30, 2016, 04:03:57 AM
Ok, I'm jealous, why can't we get bills like that here. I would have bought 3 shirts and my gf would have been pissed. My drawers for t-shirts are already full, but I don't care, every show I go, I buy a shirt. That's my motto

Yes, we are getting some good shows once a month or so. Sometimes more often. The metal community is pretty big in Norway and lots of venues are comitted to it, so most bands stop by.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on December 01, 2016, 03:06:56 PM
Yes, we are getting some good shows once a month or so. Sometimes more often. The metal community is pretty big in Norway and lots of venues are comitted to it, so most bands stop by.

Ahhh that's why, you're in Norway. I'm in Montreal, Canada so it's pretty hard to get good bill like that. We do get some big bands, but it's mostly the band with some local first band... But 2 years ago, we had SkeletonWitch, Sabaton and Amon Amarth. That was awesome.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on December 01, 2016, 10:27:41 PM
Ahhh that's why, you're in Norway. I'm in Montreal, Canada so it's pretty hard to get good bill like that. We do get some big bands, but it's mostly the band with some local first band... But 2 years ago, we had SkeletonWitch, Sabaton and Amon Amarth. That was awesome.

What are you talking about man!! Ive lived in Montreal alot over the years and they probably get the best shows in Canada, you just gotta check out all the less known venues.  Ill will atest to heavy mtl becoming shit over the years though!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on December 02, 2016, 05:20:04 AM
What's annoying is how many Metal bands feel the need to tour with non-metal heavy bands here in the US just to ensure venues will book them. When I saw Dragonforce a while back they were opening for Killswitch Engage and the recent Revolution Rock show featured Slayer, Anthrax and Ghost but also Chevelle, Avenged Sevenfold and Sevendust. Fans here have no discrimination.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metaldomdom on December 03, 2016, 05:17:09 PM
What are you talking about man!! Ive lived in Montreal alot over the years and they probably get the best shows in Canada, you just gotta check out all the less known venues.  Ill will atest to heavy mtl becoming shit over the years though!

Lesser venues usually means local bands, I hate local bands. King Diamond had Jess and The Ancient one... Blind Guardian had one of the worst opening local band ever. They played 4 songs, the band had 2 singers, 2 middle-aged women who were screaming Fuck this World.... wow
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on December 07, 2016, 02:25:20 AM
Saw Dark Tranquillity/Swallow the Sun/Enforcer/Starkill last night (Dec. 5) and Epica/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Arkona/The Agonist a couple weeks ago (Nov. 25). Next I'm gonna try to see Katatonia in March...
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on December 16, 2016, 06:10:09 AM
Saw the Grand Magus/Behemoth/Amon Amarth show last night. GM were awesome, love seeing a trio like that on stage. Sound was good and they more or less played a hit parade and sped everything up a little. Got a shirt signed and spoke with the guys after their show.

Behemoth was fucking ridiculous. Played for about an hour and people were either going nuts or having to pick their jaw up from the floor. Skillwise probably the most impressive show I've seen, and the intensity was extreme. One hour left me exhausted.

Amon Amarth was good, but 100 minutes was maybe a tad overlong, and they played several songs that can be regarded as fillers. Other than that fun as fuck and lots to drink and sing along to. Never managed to top Behemoth though.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on January 13, 2017, 08:51:16 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess - Master Quest last week. One of the most epic and majestic concerts I've ever been to.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on February 07, 2017, 06:50:13 PM
Aborted, Soilwork, Stopultura, Kreator tonight.

Never heard Aborted before. They were tight as hell and brutal. Much fun. Soilwork disappointed me a lot. I kind of like some of their new shit, but their vocalist and stand-in drummer sucked ass live. I wish Sepultura would just call it quits. What a fucking embarassment. People are following them around for this tour and are getting absolutely ripped off. One song from Beneath the Remains and the rest was just their newer era nu-metal garbage that left everyone feeling disgusted. They even cut their set 20 minutes short because the crowd never got into it. Well no wonder. Fucking moneygrabbers. At least Kreator still very much enjoy what they're doing. Could've done with more old stuff, but as long as I get Flag of Hate, Extreme Aggression, Pleasure to Kill and in total 90 minutes of ass-kickery on a tuesday evening, I'm happy. They even got a normally tame Norwegian crowd going.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on March 26, 2017, 06:10:25 PM
Sabaton and Accept tonight. Accept rocked. I like maybe 4-5 songs off of Sabatons latest releases but damn they can put on a show. 90 minutes hit parade. Very entertaining and the crowd was going nuts. Nice way to start the week
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: metal_xxx on May 19, 2017, 08:01:04 AM
Insomnium and Wolfheart a couple of weeks back. Wolfheart were cool. Insomnium as well but they were raped by poor sound. Also lead guitarist: Stay sober.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on July 08, 2017, 08:03:14 PM
Primordial last night in Sydney. Did not disappoint.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen
No Grave Deep Enough
Autumn's Ablaze
Gods to the Godless
Gallows Hymn
Babel's Tower
As Rome Burns
Sons of the Morrigan
Bloodied Yet Unbowed
The Burning Season
The Coffin Ships
Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
Heathen Tribes
Empire Falls
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on July 09, 2017, 07:58:44 AM
Primordial last night in Sydney. Did not disappoint.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen
No Grave Deep Enough
Autumn's Ablaze
Gods to the Godless
Gallows Hymn
Babel's Tower
As Rome Burns
Sons of the Morrigan
Bloodied Yet Unbowed
The Burning Season
The Coffin Ships
Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
Heathen Tribes
Empire Falls
That's an excellent setlist. Was their set 2 hours long?

Saw Gorguts a week or so ago.  They played something from each album and sounded amazing.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Duffman on July 10, 2017, 02:25:28 AM
That's an excellent setlist. Was their set 2 hours long?

Yes, got on stage at 11pm and finished up at 1am.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Eternal_Sorrow on July 10, 2017, 08:47:18 PM
Primordial last night in Sydney. Did not disappoint.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen
No Grave Deep Enough
Autumn's Ablaze
Gods to the Godless
Gallows Hymn
Babel's Tower
As Rome Burns
Sons of the Morrigan
Bloodied Yet Unbowed
The Burning Season
The Coffin Ships
Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
Heathen Tribes
Empire Falls

Man i need to see these guys again, still the best live performance ive ever seen!
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: BrunoRedSox on July 14, 2017, 08:19:09 AM
I saw one of my bucket-list bands for the first time in June, 25th: King Diamond. It was a festival with some shitty bands like Lamb of God and Heaven Shall Burn but it also had Carcass in the middle. King played Abigail in its entirety, and it was one of the most awesome experiences of my life. Carcass was good too.

Setlist:

The Wizard
Out from the Asylum
Welcome Home
Sleepless Nights
Halloween
Eye of the Witch
Melissa
Come to the Sabbath
"Them"

Funeral
Arrival
A Mansion in Darkness
The Family Ghost
The 7th Day of July 1777
Omens
The Possession
Abigail
Black Horsemen
Insanity
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mystophales on July 16, 2017, 09:02:19 AM
Radio Moscow on the 7th of July and Iron Maiden on the 9th of July.

If you don't know Radio Moscow they play a psychedelic rock/blues hybrid and lead singer and lead guitarist Parker Griggs absolutely shreds on guitar. As good as their albums are their live performance is even more amazing. It was at the 80/35 festival in downtown Des Moines on one of the free stages which made it even better. Started out with only about 50-75 people but as others heard Parker's guitar work others took notice. By the end of their set I would put a conservative estimate of about 500 people cheering for an encore.

Iron Maiden is Iron Maiden and they never disappoint. Just another great show. Setlist included Wrathchild, Powerslave and surprisingly, Children of the Damned. Unfortunately no Hallowed be thy Name though. If they were to play everyone's favorite however the show would be 4 hours long which I would be a fan of but with the way Bruce runs around I'm guessing he would probably be close to death by the end...:)
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 16, 2017, 09:33:34 AM
Maiden are currently (it may be over, this is the most recent thing a quick search turned up) being sued over the lyrics in "Hallowed Be Thy Name" so they can't play it live until that is settled.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-legal-dispute-hallowed-be-thy-name-the-nomad/
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Mystophales on July 16, 2017, 02:12:02 PM
Heard about that. Seems someone has already sued them once years ago and they settled but now someone else wants some money too. Didn't think that would force them not to play it though.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: RichardRG on July 16, 2017, 04:18:23 PM
Metallica in Arlington, TX on June 17th. A bucket list item off my list. They are the band that got me into metal when I was 10 years old (I am 30 now), so it's about time I saw them. They're not getting any younger. The show itself was phenomenal with the pyro, lasers, and huge screens. It was at the AT&T Stadium which was packed with over 100,000 people. The setlist was good for first-timers and I was happy that they played The Memory Remains and Blackened. Of course I can't expect a MOP, AJFA, or TBA era setlist. But I heard the majority of main songs I wanted to hear, so I can't complain. Easily in my top 2 or 3 concerts.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 20, 2017, 08:43:08 AM
Iron Maiden last night.

If Eternity Should Fail
Speed of Light
Wrathchild
Children of the Damned
Death or Glory
The Red and the Black
The Trooper
Powerslave
The Great Unknown
The Book of Souls
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Number of the Beast
Blood Brothers
Wasyed Years

Decent list, could have lived without The Great Unkown, Fear of the Dark and Blood Brothers but otherwise no complaints.



Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on July 20, 2017, 01:45:33 PM
Looks about the same as we witnessed in Newcastle. I seriously wish they'd drop "Fear Of The Dark", can't please everyone I guess.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on July 20, 2017, 10:30:09 PM
"Fear of the Dark" is a great song, why would they drop it?
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 21, 2017, 05:21:20 AM
Since Chris and I don't like it, it should be dropped. End of discussion.  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sargon the Terrible on July 21, 2017, 12:48:12 PM
Since Chris and I don't like it, it should be dropped. End of discussion.  :lol

Children  :roll:
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on July 26, 2017, 02:03:46 PM
"Fear of the Dark" is a great song, why would they drop it?

Honestly not a big fan. Fully understand why it's a part of the setlist, and its placement, but seeing it every time I see Maiden, I can't help think there are so many under-represented classics I'd rather see in its place. Doesn't even need to be from the eighties run, give me "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" or "Out Of The Silent Planet" any day. 
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 26, 2017, 07:19:34 PM
Honestly not a big fan. Fully understand why it's a part of the setlist, and its placement, but seeing it every time I see Maiden, I can't help think there are so many under-represented classics I'd rather see in its place. Doesn't even need to be from the eighties run, give me "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" or "Out Of The Silent Planet" any day.

I just don't like it  :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Chris Foley on July 27, 2017, 06:49:11 AM
It's kind of cringey :lol
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Uncle Daddy on July 27, 2017, 08:02:52 AM
I never heard a Maiden song I didn't like just like some more than others.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Dragonchaser on July 28, 2017, 03:14:28 PM
I never heard a Maiden song I didn't like just like some more than others.

This. Honestly.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: Sirliftsalot48 on July 29, 2017, 09:02:57 AM
I saw Slayer last night.  Even though it poured rain, they sounded good and had a nice set list.  It was pretty heavy on stuff from Seasons in the Abyss.  Unfortunately, Lamb of God opened for them.  That is a band I truly despise.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on July 29, 2017, 10:38:24 AM
I saw Slayer last night.  Even though it poured rain, they sounded good and had a nice set list.  It was pretty heavy on stuff from Seasons in the Abyss.  Unfortunately, Lamb of God opened for them.  That is a band I truly despise.

Slayer puts on a good show and knows what the fans want to hear.
Title: Re: Recent shows
Post by: MetalMike on October 23, 2017, 08:57:57 AM
Manilla Road

Amazing show, phenomenal set list ("Cage of Mirrors"  :bow:), Bryan Patrick wandering in the crowd taking selfies with the fans while the Shark shreds...

It didn't matter that there was only around 100-150 folks in the club, The Road played like they were at some big, European festival. If you are in the states and this tour pulls into town anywhere nearby, go, you will not be disappointed.