Iced Earth has returned and performs for the very first time at the Gramercy Theatre. They’ll be joined by Sanctuary and Kill Ritual as support.
Earlier this morning, a promoter friend had posted a reflective word of “thanks” to former Nevermore current Sanctuary singer Warrel Dane and after some initial shock the news hit his online community of friends and associates like a steel rod to the jar. Warrel Dane had indeed passed away only a few hours earlier. The singer suffered a heart attack while in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He was 56 years of age.
The first time that I ever heard Warrel sing was when he was in the band Sanctuary, and was the song “Future Tense” that I found being a part of a compilation cassette that a friend had given me. It was some sort of record label promotional thing and while I was hooked on the track, I never got around to finding the album nor seeing the band. The above and below photos hail from a Sanctuary appearance in 2012 when they were a reunited group. They sounded terrific for sure and it brought a lot of people back in time. It was the first of three times that I would get to see the band performing.
A team-up of titanic Metal proportions as Overkill and Symphony X share the co-headlining duties for a brief tour. They will be joined by Sanctuary so you know this night is going be a thrill ride.
Metalheads will be spinning like tops at the news about the titanic team-up of Heavy Metal superpowers Symphony X and Overkill who have just announced a co-headlining run and without any further adieu please find the poster, official statement and dates along with some added opinion below.
The Press Copy:
World Entertainment and Symphony X are pleased to announce a 2015 tour with fellow New Jersey band Overkill!! The 24-date OVERKILL / SYMPHONY X co-headlining trek launches at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 18th, hits four Canadian cities, then wraps up with a very special night at Terminal 5 in New York City on October 17th : the first time in the bands’ combined histories that they’ll play a show together in their own backyard. Advanced tickets for the confirmed tour dates below are on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com until April 15 when they go on sale everywhere . VIP packages include a Meet & Greet session with both bands & an exclusive poster. [SymX headline dates are marked with **]
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The Scoop: The band Sanctuary were Metal leaders in their Seattle location and were delivering a type of Metal that was closely in line with their regional counterparts Queensryche. They were the part of a new underground Metal scene that was growing stronger by the day but they would soon disband with their singer forming Nevermore. The idea of a Metal world with Sanctuary in it once again was revisited in 2010 and now we find this reunion continuing and new shows and music being worked on. They’ll be hitting NYC and thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, I am proud to announce that some PiercingMetal fans will be a part of the show on the house. Read further on how to participate.
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