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Edguy Show Report From BB Kings, NYC

The date was August 16, 2005. I was at BBkings in New York City, New York to see one of my favorite bands, Into Eternity, open for a band I enjoyed listening to, Edguy. While waiting for the show to start, I headed back stage to interview Edguy, unfortunately they were not ready for me and I should come back at 7pm, when the show started. After seeing the first song from Into Eternity, Splintered Visions, I go back stage again to do my interview. I finish as they start their last song, Beginning of the End, which also happened to be one of my favorites. Though I only caught two songs in the end, it was amazing. Those two songs satisfied my appetite for seeing Into Eternity live, since I had seen them before and they will be around again shortly. More...

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Chimaira's Nothing Remains Tour in Baltimore, MD

Despite being totally swamped of late, I could not pass up the Chimaira, Six Feet Under, All That Remains, 3 Inches of Blood tour that came to town on Sunday at Towson's Recher Theatre. Not only is that a great lineup and Chimaira are fast becoming one of my favorite bands, but I'd been wanting to check out the Recher Theatre, which I had heard so much about. More...

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Five Bolt Main Report From Huntington, WV

On Friday the 12th of August I arrived at the Monkey Bar in Huntington, WV. I was a little late for my 7:30pm interview with the guys of Five Bolt Main. I came in the back door of the club, after finding the front door locked. I found a long haired guy with glasses and asked for Ivan, who had set up the interview. Then recognizing the long haired guy from a photo on the Five Bolt Main website, I introduced myself and he in turn introduced himself as Ben, the bass player. Ben hailed Ivan who was on stage taking care of covering up instruments and microphones before the opening acts came on. Ivan came down and introduced himself, he is a large guy with a long goatee, which was tied off and dyed bright green at the tip. I apologized for being late but he shrugged it off informing me they had just finished sound check so I would have been waiting anyway. More...

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Ozzfest Report from July 24 in Bristow, VA

I attended Ozzfest 2005 on Sunday, July 24 in Bristow, Virginia’s Nissan Pavilion (my report is running late, as I’ve found myself overcommitted lately). This fest was the tenth annual Ozzfest, and not to be outdone by last year’s excellent lineup, this year they sported an equally as good lineup spanning more genres of metal than before. This year’s lineup also contained numerous headliner-quality bands on both stages including, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, and of course Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.

Had I known that both people I was supposed to go with would bail out, I would have lined up a photo pass for the whole show to give me something more to do. As it turned out, I pretty much just enjoyed the show and met up with As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis for an interview that we missed in Philadelphia, PA.

While this year’s lineup sported mostly bands I knew and had heard, most I was only vaguely familiar with, so pardon the lack of specific details such as song names, etc. in many cases. More...

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Report: Ozzfest at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ

After a long 3-hour drive, mostly due to traffic, I arrived with my girl friend and good friend at PNC Arts Center. Tailgating with some people from Metal Faction Radio in the main parking lot we clearly heard the second stage acts performances.

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Ozzfest Show Report From July 19th Camden, NJ

I attended Ozzfest 2005 this year on one of the most disgustingly hot and humid days of the year. It was July 19th, at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ. The day was amazing and full of great bands and other then the ferocious heat it was a great day. More...

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Sounds Of The Underground Report From Vancouver

On July 26, I got the chance to attend the Sounds of the Underground tour when they stopped in Vancouver, BC. The show was originally scheduled for the Pacific Coliseum but was moved to the PNE Forum, which is a lot smaller. My guess was that the ticket sales didn’t do very well. More...

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Vans Warped Tour Report From Vancouver, BC

On Tuesday, July 12, the Vans Warped Tour ’05 rolled through Vancouver. Now I know the Warped Tour is a more punk-oriented tour but there’s usually one or two “heavy” bands on the tour. I have been to the past three Warped Tours and they were generally a lot of fun.

Like the other years, the Warped Tour was at Thunderbird Stadium on UBC campus. Doors were at 11am and the event started soon after that. There were two main stages inside the stadium, the Bishop and the Mike stages. Bands alternated on the stages, each playing a half hour slot. There were also four or five other stages scattered outside the stadium, far enough from each other so that the bands playing would not interfere with each other, and a bunch of booths everywhere so there is always something to do. More...

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Dirty Black Summer Tour Report, Springfield, VA

Having not gone to a show in too long, I decided to check out the Dirty Black Summer Tour at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on Saturday, July 9. It was on a Saturday, a good price and a good location for a weekend show (no metro and no beltway traffic to speak of), so I figured why the hell not. Besides, I had heard a lot about all of these bands in the news, but never listened to any of their music (except for The Agony Scene, who I streamed a few songs only a week before in preparation for my interview with drummer Brent Masters). I am not big into the metalcore scene and generally I dislike pure hardcore, but I do enjoy quite a few metalcore bands such as Unearth, As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, and My Bitter End to name a few. The Dirty Black Summer tour featured The Esoteric, Scars of Tomorrow, Full Blown Chaos, The Agony Scene, and Himsa. Apparently Scars of Tomorrow split some dates with Full Blown Chaos, because the former were not on this stop. There were two local openers as well, for a total of six bands. More...

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Sounds Of The Underground Show Report From Philly

I recently had the chance to attend Sounds of The Underground's stop in Philadelphia. I was stuck outside waiting until around 2:30 so I didn't get to see most of the bands. Anyway, this is how the day went for me: More...

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Bobaflex at the Monkey Bar, Huntington, WV

The show was Friday, June 10th, an unusually hot day in Huntington, West Virginia, very humid. I entered the Monkey Bar through the front doors, courtesy of the club manager who was also just arriving for the evening. This was the first time I had entered the bar since the move from 3rd Avenue. The stage where Bobaflex was setting up was bigger than the entire old instance of the club, with an all new truss filled with lights and a new sound system. I was excited to see them indoors in such a large venue, a home state venue to boot. More...

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With Passion @ BBkings 05-30-05

On Monday, May 30th I went to see With Passion BBkings in NYC, NY. They were the first opening band for Deicide and Immoation. After first seeing them perform in March with Into Eternity and Amorphis, I knew I was in for an intense show. I also am familiar with their music this time around. Unfortunately I had to leave after this band due to a virus. More...

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Seether Show Report From Vancouver, BC

To promote their new album, Karma and Effect (in stores now), Seether came back to Vancouver, BC on May 19th for a very small and private show at the Media Club. There were two main ways to get into the show: either win to get in through the local rock radio station (The Fox 99.3) or be one of the first 120 fans to show up on the day of the show with donations for the food bank. Since the release of their Wind-up debut album, Disclaimer, Seether has performed in Vancouver, BC twice before – once with Our Lady Peace and Finger Eleven in January 2003 and again with Evanescence last July, both of which were big stadium shows. I had caught the OLP show but it was quite a while ago and I can’t remember much. However, I do remember that the OLP fans didn’t quite seem to enjoy their set or F11’s, which isn’t very surprising given the musical differences between the bands. The crowd reaction inside this time was definitely a big improvement over that of the OLP audience. More...

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Nine Inch Nails Philadelphia Show Report

I had the chance to catch the Nine Inch Nails and The Dresden Dolls when they played at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The show was on May 19th and this is how the show took place: More...

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Subliminal Verses Report from Green Bay, WI

Well, here I am again seeing Slipknot again. Probably my sixth or seventh time, but the main reason I am here is for Lamb of God. I guess I shouldn't complain seeing I am in lowly Green Bay Wisconsin. There hasn't been a quality show here in quite a while. More...

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Overkill at Starland Ballroom

Saturday, April 24th will forever be a day of infamy in my mind. I was witness to some of the worst opening acts to ever grace the stage, but on the brighter side I was witness to one of the greatest 80s trash bands to
ever live - Overkill! On April 24th at the Starland Ballroom I saw Overkill perform. If you ever get the chance to see them live, don't miss it -especially if you love thrash. Overkill combine amazing guitar work, great bass and drums, and top it off with the capability to destroy ear drums with the vocal work of Bobby Blitz. More...

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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The Misfits at Starland Ballroom

Friday, April 1st, the Misfits played the Starland Ballroom. The line-up consisted of Dez from Black Flag on guitar, Marky Ramone of the world famous Ramones on drums, and, of course, the AMAZING Jerry Only on bass! Besides playing many Misfits hits, the set also included, "Rise Up" from Black Flag and hits from the Ramones such as, "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Sheena's a Punk Rocker". I STILL can't believe I was able to hear all these amazing songs! NEVER, would I have imagined to hear Misfits, Ramones, and a Black Flag song all in one night! Everyone went crazy for the three legends and if they EVER come to a town near you, CHECK IT OUT!!

Besides the amazing headliners, the openers weren't too bad either, Divinity Destroyed, an amazing Jersey band helped create some insanity with their own unique style of technical drums and innovative break downs.

One act that did disappoint though was, The Killing Machine, another local band that was basically a bunch of 40 year old body builders trying to pull off, what seemed to be, a bad cover of a cross between Godsmack, Alince in Chains, and Black Label Society.

Overall, the show was EXCELLENT, and, as stated before, I strongly recommend checking out the Misfits with the amazing Jerry Only, the world famous Marky Ramone, and the superb Dez from Black Flag.

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Mudvayne Tour Report For April 9th In Philadelphia

I attended the Philadelphia stop on the Mudvayne, Life of Agony, American Head Charge and Bloodsimple tour on Saturday, April 9th at the Electric Factory. Mudvayne recently had to cancel their stop on the Guerilla Tour for Philly due to many different reasons. However they still honored those tickets at this show. Which were cheaper, by the way. I had the chance to also interview Matt McDonough prior to the event so look for that in the coming days as well! More...

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Velvet Revolver Tour Report From Vancouver, BC

I attended the Velvet Revolver on their last Canadian date last Thursday (March 31) but I’ve been busy with school so I haven’t been able to write about it until now. I can’t really remember details from the show because I had less than 4 hours of sleep cramming for a lab final the morning of the show and I was extremely tired by the time I got to the venue.

I didn’t know what to expect from Velvet Revolver. I have never seen Guns n’ Roses nor Stone Temple Pilots live before. I’d say the majority of concert-goers were GnR fans. Judging by the 2002 GnR riot that broke out at GM Place after Axl cancelled the show last minute, I had expected there would be a lot of people going but it was relatively quiet for a rock show when I got to the Pacific Coliseum just before 7pm. Security guards made everyone on the floor sit and wait for the show to start and more than half the seats were empty. As time passed by, people trickled in, filling up the empty spots. More...

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