It’s been far too many years since Atheist had toured and now fans of the Technical Thrash Metal outfit have cause for celebration as the band returns to deliver their musical message as only they can. The Metal innovators would be supporting a live release entitled “Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken/Pieces Of Time (1988/1993)” and give NYC fans a rousing show that also featured Gnostic, Psyopus and The Faceless. The Agonist were also scheduled to appear on this bill tonight but ran into transportation issues that caused them to cancel. Despite the surprising change we were on point to bring the entire evening to the readers. Please click the logo below to be taken to our article on the main PiercingMetal.com site. We discussed and photographed all performers.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: The Agonist, Gnostic, The Faceless,
Label: Relapse Records
Last night I took the Heavy Metal adventuring out to New Jersey to see the one and only Judas Priest and Whitesnake in concert and each of them would be celebrating a monumental recording from their careers. It was an incredible hike since it was the first time in a long while that I was not driving to this particular concert arena with friends but of course I was certainly not alone as many of the areas Metal faithful were also on point and seemed to be traveling alongside me. The rationale for hitting the Saturday evening show in New Jersey as opposed to the Sunday one in NY’s own Wantaugh, Long Island was very simply because Sunday was going to be the return of Atheist and believe it or not their very first NYC appearance as well. The educated fan knows the name full well based on their being Technical Thrash Metal experts from back in a time where there really was no such title being used for the bands yet. You were either a Metal band or you were not quite a Metal band. To miss this particular gig would have been unconscionable and considering it was bringing along a number of other talented acts like Gnostic, The Agonist, Psyopus and The Faceless how could I go wrong by not being in attendance.
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