Artist: Orphaned Land Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY) Opener: Suidakra, Gwynbleidd Date: 3/8/2010 Label: Century Media Records
The weekend is almost always sanctuary for the workaday types and those that are entrenched in study. If they are lucky, by the time that it comes around it has given them the escape of a rousing Metal show and this past weekend, as our March Metal Madness began, we surely had our fill because the mighty Kreator performed on Saturday around the corner at the Nokia Theatre while last night was Hammerfall down at The Fillmore. I could think of no better way to prepare oneself for the usual grind and while Monday’s almost always suck when it comes down to it – this would not be the case tonight because down inside the welcoming walls of B.B. King Blues Club, a show of amazing proportions was going to take place. From Israel would come Orphaned Land, a band that while making a couple of appearances at a Prog-Metal festival over the years had never embarked on a lengthy tour of this region and their direct support for this batch of shows would be Germany’s Suidakra. We caught Suidakra once before over at The Highline Ballroom when they appeared for the Pagan Knights tour with Tyr & Alestorm. Starting the evening off for all of the gathering Metal heads would be Brooklyn’s own Gwynbleidd. Continue reading Orphaned Land @ B.B. King Blues Club (3/8/2010)→
They called this event the “Pagan Knights” tour and it was the perfect remedy for those who sought sustenance in the sounds of Viking and Folk Metal. The show was headlined by Tyr who we saw last year on Paganfest and also offered up the likes of Alestorm and Suidakra. The Metal court would be in session down at the Highline Ballroom and if you want to see words and images on all performers that night just scroll on down.
Artist: Tyr Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: Alestorm, Suidakra Date: 3/29/2009 Label: Napalm Records
The tour was called “Pagan Knights” and it would bring together three powerhouse groups that dish out the Viking and Folk Metal stuff with apparent ease. Very similar to the successful Pagan Fest which happened in the USA for the first time last year, this show offered those fans of the genres an additional gig to enjoy even more bands. To my knowledge both Suidakra and Alestorm had never been around these parts before, but Tyr had and was the opening group for many of the Pagan Fest shows that rumbled through the towns. Tonight they would headline and that was interesting to me since while popular, I was unsure of the being able to command the main spot on the tour. I got there nice and early and was curious as to who would actually be starting off the night and as luck would have it, this would be Suidakra. Here is how the event went down for those who are curious. Continue reading Tyr @ Highline Ballroom (3/29/2009)→