ABR is back in the NY Groove and brings along Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake and ’68 – Don’t miss this sure fire musical party to help keep celebrating the brand new 2017 year.
The Details: Protest The Hero are a fantastic Progressive Metal/Metalcore band that are signed to the Razor & Tie Records label and are currently in support of their recently released album “Volition”. They’ll be paying a visit to NYC with a stop at The Gramercy Theatre and bringing along The Kindred and Affiance as support and thanks to the folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal will be putting some lucky fans into the show. Check out the details below.
Continue reading Win To See Protest The Hero In NYC On 12/13/2013
Unearth was really showing the world that they had what it takes to keep this Metal business exciting with the delivery of their latest album “The March”. They’ve honed their craft through relentless touring and proved that they are not just another Metalcore band by any stretch of the imagination. Tonight’s sold out show would find them at The Fillmore NY with special guest openers Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain and Protest The Hero. To learn more about the night just scroll past the logo.
Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY)
Opener: Protest The Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel
Label: Metal Blade Records
To be honest I had felt rather “showed out” by the time this gig had come to my attention and with it being the night before Halloween I was thinking about chilling out at home as opposed to following the other Metal legions into the fray over at the Fillmore NY this evening. One could hardly blame me based on the month featuring shows from Kamelot, Yngwie, Bodom, Amon Amarth and a few other notables already under my belt but since I am a sucker for a good old fashioned Metal time, I had to do my best to get the strength and be on point. The original setup for the night was that Gwen Stacy would be kicking off the Metal mayhem but for some unknown reason they were not on the bill which I learned the day before the NYC show. I wasn’t exactly sure about what happened and joked to friends that perhaps the Green Goblin was to blame for this but in the end I discovered that this was based on their parting of the ways with their singer. This left only four bands for the show which is fine by me considering they are Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, Protest The Hero and of course the headlining Unearth. Here is how the insane proceedings took place for those of you who didn’t get into the room. Whitechapel was on first and with the Gwen Stacy cancellation would be going on just a little bit earlier than they had anticipated.
Continue reading Unearth @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (10/30/2008)
Venue: Club Avalon (New York, NY)
Opener: Sanctity, Protest The Hero
Label: Roadrunner Records
Testing the limits of super-sonic Power Metal comes the one and only Dragonforce! The band was set to perform in New York late last in 2005 at the legendary Punk club C.B.G.B.’s but that set of US appearances was cancelled. At the time, Homeland Security had discovered that guitarist Herman Li was on their most wanted list. This would of course be a case of badly mistaken identity but it is nice to know that the agency is checking into traveling musicians a lot more than those that would really bring the Country harm (thanks people…..sigh). Barring that dilemma, I have to be honest about the venue of choice. The club while considered legendary and lamented by many in its pending closure is really too small for a band that is getting the attention that Dragonforce has been finding. When it was announced that the new location for their US invasion would be the Club Avalon (the former Limelight to all you old schoolers) tickets sold out almost immediately. I found this to be fantastic because while Dragonforce is a Melodic Power Metal band they perform with such a blinding speed and skill that it offers fans of the genre a very different dynamic to enjoy. The evening would be kicked off by Roadrunner Records own Sanctity and they were not too bad. I was not crazy about their sound that night and felt it was over loud and a little muddy in the mix. Musically there seemed to be potential so I look forward to seeing them another time. There was also a Dillinger Escape Plan type of Math meets Metal Core band called Protest The Hero. I’m not the biggest fan of this kind of stuff but I gave them credit for trying to show the audience a different aspect of Metal. Dragonforce falls more into the Melodic Power genre, so that was what a large part of the audience was interested in – so being won over to something like this is often an uphill climb.
Continue reading Dragonforce @ Club Avalon (5/2/2006)