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Detroit’s Kaleido Shares “To The Boat And Back” 2018 Dates

The Scoop:
In keeping up with getting you the information that you need as fast as possible for our 2018 Musical Year, let me share the poster that those folks in Kaleido recently posted. The band is going to be on the next “Shiprocked” Cruise which sure sounds like a blast, and afterwards they will be hitting the road as both a headliner and by supporting a band called The Letter Black. Since the poster is pretty clear, I’ll not be lining out the individual dates one by onw and say “read on”……

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, I’m not going to Shiprocked and since my city was recently blanketed by a pile of the white with subzero temperatures I really wish that I was. I’ve managed to catch Kaleido a couple of times when they made their way to good ole NYC and think that their rocking style works on all levels. Sometimes there is a Pop vibe to the deliver and at others they pack a powerful punch so I’d say give them a try if one of these gigs is hitting your vicinity. I’m going to hope that they pay our Big Apple a visit soon as I feel its been too long between trips. Having met Christina Chriss (their dynamic singer) and the rest of the guys (Joey, Cody and Ronnie) I can say that they are great people who all get a charge out of their supporters. Trust me on this one. Okay, back to the grind and hoping to keep warm as NYC drops below 0 degrees. You can let me know what you think of this tour if you plan on going and if you are one of the people embarking on that cruise be sure to catch their set and send them our best. Cheers.

Official Website: https://www.kaleidoband.com/

Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” 🤣 And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Seether Reveals U.S. Tour Plans

Hopefully you’ve snapped out of the shock from the recently announced Slayer tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth since I have another one to share with you. This one is a more Alternative Hard Rock in nature but still really solid stuff. I’m talking about none other than Seether who will be heading to many locations with Letters From The Fire and Kaleido as support. Read on.

The Press Release:

Seether (Shaun Morgan — vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart — bass/vocals, and John Humphrey — drums) have revealed details for the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer of 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison the Parish, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Canine Riot Records on May 12, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10AM local time. Every ticket order will include a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Ticket and VIP package information can be found at here. A portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country and the band’s partner on the Rise Above Fest. Now in its fifth year, Rise Above Fest has expanded to two days, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. Performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse and more. For RAF tickets and information, visit Rise Above Fest.
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Living Colour Announces Spring 2016 Tour Dates

Just a quick note to share the tour dates for the Funk-tastic Rock style that comes care of the band Living Colour. Check out the poster and mark down the nearby shows on your mobile device.

Tour - Living Colour - 2016

They’ll be joined by one of our newer rock faves, Kaleido who said on their Facebook “We’re leaving for TOUR with the legendary band Living Colour in a couple days!! Hope to see YOU if we’re stopping through your ‘hood America!!! Their gig on 3/31 @ Mr. Ed’s – Port Clinton, OH will be without LC so check that out if you are in the region. Here is their poster as well.

Spring Dates:
3/30 Howard Theatre – Washington DC
4/1 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA
4/2 Greene Street Live – Greensboro, NC
4/4 Bernie Worrell FUNKraiser @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
4/5 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/6 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
4/8 Harmonious Monks – Jacksonville, FL
4/9 Nevermind Awesome Bar – Cape Coral, FL
4/11 City Winery – Nashville, TN
4/12 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
4/13 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
4/14 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
4/15 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/16 Jewel – Manchester, NH
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New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014: Chapter 2

Welcome back to our annual series of “New Year’s Music Resolutions”; it’s our third year doing this and still a blast to get a glimpse inside these talented artists plans for the year. That said, let’s get down to business with the second chapter.

1. Mike LePond (Symphony X): My New Year’s Music Resolution is to release a new Symphony X and a new Solo album all in the same year.

2. JUNGLE ROT: To keep positive about our Industry when things go wrong or bad, I will make the best of it. Mostly while on the road, like when touring and having to make sure that we are getting paid out for the night, dealing with getting taxed on merch, even making sure to get our buy-out to eat for that day. Trying to stay positive after doing an 8hrs drive from the night before and pulling up to the venue and there is nowhere to park, even after you confirmed with the club that there would be, and to keep positive when we have to drive around for another hour trying to land a spot. (This is a sign of a bad night.) After 20 yrs. of touring and dealing with the business side of the band, it has taken a toll on me. I am starting to enjoy myself again over the last two years or so, and staying positive as much as I can has a lot to do with it. It took me a while, but I found out in the end that my bandmates have my back and will always assure me that when things get tough, that things will be all-right and will get better.
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