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New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2014: Chapter 7

Well hello again dear readers and welcome to our “lucky seven” chapter of the New Year’s Music Resolutions; I’m glad that you are still with us and I should let you know that we appear to be at the penultimate chapter of this years feature. Now before I get too wordy let’s get this party started.

1. Mark Jansen (Epica/Mayan): My New Years Music Resolution for 2014 is releasing at least two albums, one with MaYaN and one with Epica and perhaps one for Laura Marci’s solo project. I hope that we can play many live shows with Epica and if there’s some time left I’d love to do some with MaYaN as well Besides that I hope that there will be many other good releases from other bands coming out in 2014!!!

2. Syka: Is to write the most emotional hardcore music of my career and branch out touring to different parts of the US!
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New Year’s Music Resolutions For 2013: Part 4

When I do my NY Comic Con coverage, I always refer to the fourth chapter or segment as being my “Fantastic Fourth” edition since its kind of aimed at the comic book of the same name. Since
I could not come up with anything different as I compiled all of these resolution responses you will just have to bear with me as I use it once more to proudly welcome readers to our “Fantastic Fourth” chapter of “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013”; That’s all I have for you now, so get thee reading.

1. Erik Kliuber (Gypsyhawk): For 2013 I resolve to keep doing what I’ve been doing with music. Writing, performing, and learning new music is a state of being. I have to force myself to write a little to a lot every day I’m home. I’ll have very limited free time next year due to touring and having to work shitty jobs between tours. The next album has to be even better than “Revelry and Resilience”.

2. Elizabeth Schall (Dreaming Dead): To embrace my fears, doubts, my convictions, embrace my truth and turn each one of them into music.

3. Carmine Appice (Cactus/Vanilla Fudge/King Kobra): My New Year’s Music Resolution is to gig as much as I can with all my different bands from my past!!!
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Music Luminaries Share Their New Year’s Metal Resolutions for 2012: Part 7

Well Happy New Year to my Heavy Metal Legions of the Night!!! Welcome to 2012!!!! How are you all feeling today ? Should I whisper, or are we okay? Grab some coffee, aspirin or water and shake the strain of last night off yourself its time for us to get back to business. So here we are at the dawn of a shiny New Year and I bet you thought that I had finished up with my sharing of some of the New Year’s Metal (or Musical) Resolutions for 2012 from the music luminaries that I have been so fortunate to encounter. “Surprise” because I still have a some to bring to your attention and actually since there were a few more than I had been posting each day I, decided to put them all in one place and close out the topic. Let me stop talking and let you get to indulging in their views. Take a look.

Pamela Moore: My New Years Resolution: Keeping my heart and soul open in ALL areas of life. Being grateful and staying true to myself and others AND…..releasing my new solo CD in 2012! Happy NEW YEAR to all!!

Doris Yeh (bassist for Chthonic): I hope for the next year, I can be braver to face and solve the problems in front of me, and have more persistence to achieve my goal in music career, besides, more smiles with me! 😉

Todd LaTorre (lead vocals for Crimson Glory): My biggest goal for 2012 is for Crimson Glory to finish the writing, recording, and release our new album! We have so much to share with the world still, this journey isn’t over m/
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Primal Fear @ Gramercy Theatre (5/20/2010)

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Artist: Primal Fear
Venue: Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Desdemon, Havok
Date: 5/20/2010
Label: Frontiers Records

In a historical sense in terms of the traditional Power Metal bands that tour around the world consistently and seldom get over to these shores, Primal Fear pretty much tops the list of those groups that you want to see making the US rounds a little more often than they do. Lucky for those supporters of the Heavy Metal way the band would arrive at long last back in September of 2009 and go over like gangbusters. I had missed that show based on familial commitments and was happy to find out that they would be returning without an incredibly long passage of time. As result, tonight’s show would be the second time in under a year that Primal Fear was making an appearance in New York City and this was welcome news to my ears since I could not enjoy them that last time. The interesting thing for me as a Metal fan is that while I have always seemed to enjoy what the band puts out musically, I was never much the hard core study or follower of their teachings outside of a couple of releases. My guess is that that was largely due to that briefly referenced fact about the band not getting over here all that much. Like many of the Metal shows these days, the event would be held at the Gramercy Theatre which is a medium sized venue that serves well depending on the artist. Opening the sure to be killer set by Primal Fear would be DesDemon and Havok. Here is how the night progressed.
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Queensryche @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (9/21/2006)

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Artist: Queensryche
Venue: Nokia Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 9/21/2006
Label: Rhino Entertainment

“I remember now, I remember how it started” – For me the experience of Queensryche started in July of 1984 as the band KISS, while on tour for their album “Animalize” had brought a new band from Seattle as their opening act. The newly signed group was as new to their recording contract as they were to the stage but believe me it did not show like this at all. The group delivered an impressive set from their new (and first) album entitled “The Warning” and while a KISS crowd is often unreceptive to the opening act, lead singer Geoff Tate was clearly a man who could handle them and hold their attention. He also sounded incredibly close to the recording and as a result, legions of KISS fans became followers of Queensryche as well. They would follow this release with their sophomore effort “Rage For Order”, and while it was an album that would give some fans pause they did not suffer a Sophomore curse and give you sub-par music. Many fans actually cite this album as a personal favorite and songs from it often bring resounding response from the audience. For their third album, there would be no resting on ones laurels and instead this would be the one to do it. The third record would be one of the best albums to hit the Progressive Metal genre ever and come to be regarded as one of the most important pieces of music of all time. The album was “Operation: Mindcrime”. It was a recording that would set Metal fans and the genre on its ear, as it was a tale full of intrigue, political viewpoints and mind control. To its credit, the album remains as strong in the minds of fans today as it did when it was originally released.
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