Artist: Queen Diamond
Title: “Live at the Black Lodge”
Release Date: 7/1/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
The coverage of Metal tributes in terms of bands or releases that have been doled out are not generally the forte or focus over on PiercingMetal.com because there are just too many of them to address. Let’s face it and be brutally honest here and also line out that more than half of them are dreadful little undertakings with little to offer any fan of the band that they are emulating. That being said, I had some stirring of actual excitement when the DVD for Queen Diamond’s “Live at the Black Lodge” arrived for me to enjoy. Luckily, I have had some experience with the band as I had witnessed a set of their music when Beatallica performed at the Highline Ballroom last September. Before I continue on let me educate the readers and say that Queen Diamond is the all-girl tribute to the music and morbid majesty of Mercyful Fate’s former front man King Diamond. Based on this fact anyone who would be able to witness the band would automatically have some expectations about what would come from them in concert. At this show I found them musically on par with the band they were emulating and lead singer, the Queen herself, was made up in the same sinister face paint that King sported night after night. My reservation about the appearance was the complete lack of props and theatrics, so this DVD video really was piquing my interest. The group is made up of members from the Paul Green School Of Rock, and should you want more information about them we have provided a link for you to do that research later. This piece of internet copy is about the DVD and now let’s dig into it.
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Beatallica is the unique mashup group that takes the melodies of Metallica and The Beatles and blends them together into some really fun Metal. This ridiculous premise works rather well and tonight the guys wouuld be doing their thing along with Tragedy, the Metal tribute to the Bee Gees, Queen Diamond, and Guyz Night. We made sure to be there to bring the whole night to those who might want to learn more. Just keep scrolling.
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Tragedy, Queen Diamond, Guyz Night
Label: Oglio Records
Every once in a while you will find a show coming through town that is one of those events that is so far off the beaten path of anything that you might normally attend and support. This would be the case when “mash up” Kings Beatallica returned to New York City and scheduled a performance at The Highline Ballroom. For those who are unaware of exactly what Beatallica is, well the name alone should help you with that because the band is a mixture of the Beatles and Metallica in terms of both music and lyrics. Their appearance would coincide with the long awaited and anticipated album of musical adventures entitled “Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbeath Pub Band”. The night was also going to be the place to see a score of other talented individuals such as the band Guyz Night, an all female King Diamond cover band called Queen Diamond along with Tragedy – The Heavy Metal Bee Gee’s. I knew well in advance that this was going to be a fun experience from beginning to end so here is how it all went down. I admit that in the past I never really or don’t generally discuss unsigned openers but this time around there was so much in the way of amusing stuff going on that such commentary was warranted.
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