Artist: Nightwish Venue: L’Amour (Brooklyn, NY) Opener: unsigned acts Label: Century Media Records Date: 9/3/2003
A few short weeks ago Finland’s own Nightwish made their very first New York appearance at the famous L’Amour’s in Brooklyn. Metal heads know this place as a staple venue in the Metal World for more than two decades. To be honest with you I have only been a Nightwish fan for a little over a year and have yet to buy any of their material. Every release they have so far is an import and very expensive. Even my inner circle of music fans have hardly heard of this fine power-metal group. This fact makes me laugh since I always try to be ahead of others in this regard, but alas I owe this to someone else. So off to the show I went with a small crew of buddies expecting the standard fare. Continue reading Nightwish @ L’Amour (9/3/2003)→
Artist: King Diamond Venue: L’Amour’s (Brooklyn, NY) Opener: Label: Metal Blade Records Date: 11/7/2003
I have to start this off by saying that although I have been a fan of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate for many years that I never ever went to see him perform live. Last night I finally got the chance, and boy was I glad I did this.
Atmospherically, the stage was loaded with amps and each had bones strewn across them. The Road Crew laid a small white casket with the name “Abigail” on it (a popular character theme that has been maintained through many of the King’s albums). Across the casket, several black roses. I think that this was an tribute to his early days band that was called “Black Rose” as well as a suitable stage decoration but I could be wrong. Following the theme of his new CD – “The Puppetmaster”, there was a large puppet onstage. Continue reading King Diamond @ L’Amour (11/7/2003)→
Artist: Dimmu Borgir Venue: L’Amour’s (Brooklyn NY) Date: 12-12-2003 Opener: Nevermore, Children Of Bodom, Hypocrisy Label: Nuclear Blast Records
The Dark Gods Of Norwegian Black Metal brought their brand of mayhem to the capacity crowd of L’Amour’s in Brooklyn New York this past week. Believe me this was a night to be reckoned with, I had only been exposed to the music of Dimmu Borgir very recently so my knowledge of the set list would be quite limited for this performance. One of the great things about seeing a band like Dimmu Borgir at L’Amour is the chance to be in very close proximity to the group. The venue itself has undergone some interior remodelling and there are areas where one can be a single foot away (and I dont mean this from the front alone). Continue reading Dimmu Borgir @ L’Amour Brooklyn (12/12/2003)→