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Overkill & Accept @ Best Buy Theater (4/16/2011)

Logo - Overkill

Artist: Overkill
Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Accept, Sabaton, Cypher Seer
Date: 4/16/2011
Label: E1 Entertainment

I know that just by saying this that a lot of Metal fans will think me having a screw loose or not really knowing about the genre but here goes nothing. I am really tired about hearing about the “Big Four” concert that is happening way out in a California desert in a week or so. Yeah its cool that Metallica has chosen to do a show where Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax will all open up for them, but in truth we hear from and about these bands so much that I prefer to focus my attention on the other bands that are working their collective tails off to entertain you and not getting as much internet ink so to speak. With that being said, how cool is it that the mighty Overkill was once again in NYC and hosting an event with Accept as their direct support? In a quick answer, it was super frigging cool. The gig would be at the Best Buy Theater and find both Sabaton and Cypher Seer serving as the first bands on the line. Sadly I would not be able to arrive in time for the Nightmare Records artist Cypher Seer but I can safely say that they are a good band and one that is worth your looking into. They recently released their debut on Nightmare so help them out by ordering yourself a copy.
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Accept @ Gramercy Theatre (5/8/2010)


Artist: Accept
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: unknown
Date: 5/8/2010
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

So should I lie to you or should I be totally honest with you? That is the question that comes to my mind when it relates to the band Accept and I have to be brutally honest with you all before I even begin this narrative because I am one of those Metal heads that while enjoying a handful of songs, was never someone who could be considered a diehard supporter of the music of Accept. Historically speaking I only have one album on vinyl but several more on CD and to the best of my knowledge, I had only actually ever seen them perform once in my life and that was when the band was opening up for KISS on their “Lick It Up” tour and were themselves supporting the “Balls To The Wall” album. Oddly enough this was the vinyl that I owned. I admit this because I don’t say it with malice and as years went by I came to enjoy a lot more from the band and would eventually agree that more than a dozen of their tunes were bona fide classics. It’s just at the time that I first heard them it was not my thing. The sad part of the bands existence for the USA fans was that their appearances in this territory were sporadic and no new material had been recorded since 1996 with their album “Predator”. Add to this the exit of singer Udo Dirkschneider, the future truly seemed bleak for the band.
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