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Evergrey Announces US Tour For 2017

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

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

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

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

Lordi Announces North American “Monstour” For 2017

I was perusing the web looking up some bands that I had not seen in quite a while and ended up on the page for the band Lordi who as luck would have it, had just announced a new and exciting tour for the USA that would be coming in 2017. Considering we are in July at the moment, its hard to even imagine 2017 as something to be paying attention to but there we go. I’ve embedded the bands official statement along with the poster and some biography information since I am sure a lot of you readers do not know what to expect from this particular band. Here we go.

The Statement:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, a long awaited North American tour is now reality!! Lordi Monstour will travel over seas in 2017, starting in Vancouver Canada 2nd of February. Check out the tour dates and join the monstrous party in your city!”
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Win Tix To See U.D.O. In NYC On 4/10/2013

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The Details: Udo Dirkschneider is the original voice behind the classic tunes of the mighty Accept and it’s been a long time since he’s rocked and rolled in the USA. It’s been so long a time that even I don’t remember when it was that I saw him last but since then he’s moved on to a prolifically busy solo career and is bringing us a sure to be rocking show. He’ll be bringing along Halcyon Way for direct support and NYC will have local Metal flavor from Winter Nights. All this makes me excited to let you know that thanks to the fine folks at Livenation some lucky PiercingMetal readers are going to get to enjoy the show for free.
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Ross The Boss @ Bowery Electric (9/12/2010)

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Artist: Ross The Boss
Venue: Bowery Electric (New York, NY)
Opener: Martyrd, Seventh Calling, Magus Beast, Horrifier, Ravage
Date: 9/12/2010
Label: AFM Records

I think it was about a year ago that I last caught Ross The Boss in action and for that show he was touring with the NWOBHM Legends Raven. The show was at Club Europa and the gig also featured White Wizzard, Zandelle and another band whose name I have forgotten. I liked what I saw as Ross was at the time supporting his album “New Metal Leader” and this incredible release was miles ahead musically than any of the recent output by his former band mates in Manowar. If you didn’t hear the album and think me insane for the statement, I suggest that you snare yourself a copy and be your own judge. The event this evening was listed as “Thunderfest” and would be held at the Bowery Electric club, a space that I had heard about but not adventured into until this very night. That is always a plus for me since it lets me enjoy the music in a totally new setting and it just makes the night cooler unless the venue turns out to be a hole. There was a lot going on at this rather early starting gig and while it said 6:30pm as a start I would not arrive until almost 8pm. I figured it would not be long after that for me to enjoy Ross The Boss and perhaps a couple of the other openers for the Thunderfest.
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“Fear No Evil” (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) by Doro

Artist: Doro
Title: “Fear No Evil” (Ultimate Collector’s Edition)
Label: AFM Records
Release Date: 8/17/2010
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

Attention armies that serve proudly under the true Metal Queen Doro. The time has come to “Fear No Evil” once again as the powers of the AFM Records union have unleashed unto the faithful an Ultimate Collectors Edition of the release and it is LOADED with extra music and goodies. Having reviewed the release when it first came out, I modified my text ever so slightly about the album to be more on point with this one, and then I added views about the other parts of this giant collectible.

You have to give her credit, because Doro Pesch, Metal’s true reigning queen is certainly someone who keeps herself busy and is always releasing new music or videos for her fans and playing shows in whatever region she can get the schedule set up for. The latest weapon in the arsenal of the Queen comes by way of “Fear No Evil” which amounts to her eleventh album as a solo artist on top of all the releases she did with Warlock. Musically this recording features the same traditional Heavy Metal purity that Doro always manages to deliver and there are a number of incredible tracks that she can add to her repertoire. The downside might be for the listener who is expecting the singer to step outside of her comfort zone just a little bit this time around and adventure into new ground but since she does no such thing there is a chance that this kind of fan will find the release a disappointment. to add to her repertoire the listener who might be expecting the singer to step outside of the box a little bit will be disappointed that she does not. Our adventures begin with the sinister voice of some Hellish demon and this leads us into “Night Of The Warlock” which does in some sense call back to the singer’s glory years. I didn’t mind how “Running From The Devil” continued this albums trend of calling us back to Metal’s classic sound because we had recently found artists releasing albums that brought us back to the time of their biggest successes and while Doro has really never veered off course its nice that even she opted to back a decade or two with this one. Of course this is just my view of how this sounds and you might feel differently when you hear it.
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