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Epica @ Gramercy Theatre (1/29/2010)

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Artist: Epica
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Threat Signal, Blackguard, Cypher Seer & Phoenix Reign
Date: 1/29/2010
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

“Design Your Universe” was the mantra being spoken by Dutch Symphonic purveyors Epica and this new album was being supported with a rousing tour and making a stop in good ole’ New York City. I was really happy to find Epica returning to the states for a tour because they have remained one of my very favorite of the whole Symphonic Operatic Metal bands that are out there and this interest of mine began with their “Phantom Agony” release back in 2004. The band has not been to this region for a tour since their last headlining gig which was in 2007 and sadly a very ill-attended event when it hit NYC. This surprised me as the bill was killer and found Visions Of Atlantis, Unexpect and The Agonist on the tour as well. Perhaps the free Ozzfest that had just been held was the cause for this, but either way that is a show long gone and now we move forward. Tonight’s gig at the Gramercy Theatre had sold out by the time the doors opened and the tour was following the adventures of Epica who were joined by both Threat Signal and Blackguard as the major bands with some warming the crowd up by local openers as they hit each city. Our gig found the likes of Cypher Seer and Phoenix Reign getting the people into the mood and here is how the night progressed for those who didn’t manage to secure a ticket.
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EdGuy @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (9/9/2009)

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Artist: EdGuy
Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Epicurean, Luna Mortis, Cypher Seer
Date: 9/9/2009
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

I guess it was safe to say that I had not gotten my fill of Heavy Metal served up by its German experts yet because after last night’s Doro Pesch show at the Gramercy Theatre I would find myself making my way over to The Fillmore NY to see the one and only EdGuy. Tonight a number of my friends and others in the Metal faithful were headed a little farther uptown to see Motorhead perform at the Roseland Ballroom, but at the end of the day I had to say that I was looking for the kind of rousing fun that is more easily found within the music of Tobias Sammet and his merry men, as opposed to the crunching surge of how Motorhead does it. The show tonight would also feature an opener whom I wanted to see along with one whom I had recently enjoyed so as just mentioned I was standing by my choice. When I got to the venue I found that the local openers of Cypher Seer were already playing and here is how the night went down.
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