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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody & Primal Fear Announce Co-Headlining US Tour For 2016

I apologize for getting this to you later than intended but there were so many items to address that it had to wait. The delay doesn’t make it any less awesome because Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear are both heading towards the USA for a co-headlining tour that will surely be talked about for months. Check out the poster art, the full press release that I received and the lucky stops across the country. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.

Tour - Rhapsody and Primal Fear - Spring 2016

The Press Release:
On April 26th, the creators of Cinematic Metal, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, will embark on the highly anticipated 2016 North American Co-Headlining tour with German power metallers, PRIMAL FEAR. The tour launches in Hartford at the Websters theater, hits four Canadian cities as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, before concluding at Mod club in Toronto, Canada.
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Win A Ticket To See Primal Fear @ Stage 48 On 4/30/2014

Poster - Primal Fear at Stage 48 - 2014

The Details: Primal Fear is one of Metal’s most exciting providers of entertainment based on powerful melodies and the stratospheric vocal register of Ralf Scheepers. Their recent album “Delivering The Black” has been met with worldwide praise and they are finally returning to this side of the ocean for a national tour to support it. The bands NYC stop will be at Stage 48 and will have local support care of both Gothic Knights and Flames of Fury. Thanks to the fine folks at CEG Presents, PiercingMetal will be putting some of its readers into the show for free.
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Primal Fear @ Gramercy Theatre (5/20/2010)

Logo - Primal Fear

Artist: Primal Fear
Venue: Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Desdemon, Havok
Date: 5/20/2010
Label: Frontiers Records

In a historical sense in terms of the traditional Power Metal bands that tour around the world consistently and seldom get over to these shores, Primal Fear pretty much tops the list of those groups that you want to see making the US rounds a little more often than they do. Lucky for those supporters of the Heavy Metal way the band would arrive at long last back in September of 2009 and go over like gangbusters. I had missed that show based on familial commitments and was happy to find out that they would be returning without an incredibly long passage of time. As result, tonight’s show would be the second time in under a year that Primal Fear was making an appearance in New York City and this was welcome news to my ears since I could not enjoy them that last time. The interesting thing for me as a Metal fan is that while I have always seemed to enjoy what the band puts out musically, I was never much the hard core study or follower of their teachings outside of a couple of releases. My guess is that that was largely due to that briefly referenced fact about the band not getting over here all that much. Like many of the Metal shows these days, the event would be held at the Gramercy Theatre which is a medium sized venue that serves well depending on the artist. Opening the sure to be killer set by Primal Fear would be DesDemon and Havok. Here is how the night progressed.
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“Heading For The East” [DVD] by Gamma Ray

Artist: Gamma Ray
Title: “Heading For The East”
Label: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 6/10

My first exposure to the music of Gamma Ray was back in 1991 when Kai Hansen had left Helloween to start this side project of power metal. I really liked the first CD entitled “Heading For Tomorrow” and fortunately for me the core of the material comes from this release. Power metal was slowly becoming my music of choice since the States was being consumed with the Grunge movement. Now, I liked most of the bands that came out from this movement, but I preferred the majesty and drive that European Power Metal had to offer.
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