Performing for the HardDrive Live tour comes Tremonti and Trivium. This is going to be an exciting night of Metal for sure. Wilson will support.
Now this was a cool bit of news to find out about even though I am a tad late in getting to the table about it. It seems as thought Trivium will be performing a special gig for members of their fan club “Trivium World” at the now famous Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Check out the awesome poster graphic for it.
This is a nice sidestep for the NYC fans while they are rocking the nations masses as a part of the Hard Drive Live Tour with Tremonti. This particular special appearance will come the day after the band assaults the aural senses of the Starland Ballroom. So let’s not waste any additional unnecessary time, just click on THIS LINK to blast over to the Official Trivium Site so you can see what needs to be done to win a ticket for the exclusive show. Bear in mind this fan club is like most others nowadays and requires a yearly membership stipend. Hopefully some of you can get into the show and take some great pictures. I’m not going to be able to make it and think that Trivium is one of the most solid live bands on the circuit these days. Oh yeah and since this show is a bar, you MUST be 21+ to enter the premises and there are no exceptions to that. Check out the latest Trivium album “Silence In The Snow” (care of Roadrunner Records) below via the link to Amazon.com
Official Website: http://www.trivium.org
Trivium was on the road with their friends in Devil Driver and After The Burial and that concert was documented in full in a narrative that can be enjoyed HERE. Now its time to peruse their set in photographs.
Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Devildriver & After The Burial
Label: Roadrunner Records
I was happy to hear that Trivium would be doing a co-headlining tour with Devildriver because those two bands have always seemed to be “the right choice” for such an entertainment prospect on the same stage in my humble opinion. Let’s add to this the quality Metal that comes from the still growing in popularity bands like Sylosis and After The Burial who would be getting everyone geared up with their lead off sets. When you put all of this into one place it’s clear that the fans are getting the maximum value for their entertainment dollar and that from beginning to end you have a “no filler” sort of night. I say it like this because there have been far too many shows that left me scratching my head based on a particular “X” or “Y” band being on the roster. Not here folks, this was a leave your valuables with a friend because you were heading into the mosh pit sort of night. Sadly the four band bill was not to happen as only a couple of days before the gig got to the Big Apple, the RV that was taking Sylosis around was involved in an accident that left the guys pretty banged up. They would drop off the tour and that sucked because now money was being lost and no band needs that to happen. After The Burial would now start things up and I was unsure whether or not the two headliners would take longer sets based on the slot left open by Sylosis; I would not get myself inside the Best Buy Theater in time to properly enjoy ATB but I am sure that they will be back again based on their continually getting on solid tours. My night would effectively begin with Devildriver who I had seen a number of times over the years.
Continue reading Trivium @ Best Buy Theater (9/27/2013)
Looking back on 2012 as a concert going year I had to say that there were a lot of cool highlights for me. Sure I was compiling my “Year End Best Of” to cover all the different things that I’ve examined over the year but with the blog growing faster and faster and more contests happening on it for the crushing shows that hit our town, I decided to keep showcasing a number of the concerts that I saw during the course of the year. Bear in mind that these are my very favorite ones out of the whole bunch. I really had a great time seeing a number of shows but these stood out. Here we go.
1. KISS @ Live On Letterman: I don’t think that I need to go into how cool it is to see a band like KISS in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The place holds 500 or so people and KISS sells out places that hold thousands more. See why I felt this was special. So yeah.
2. Nightwish and Kamelot @ Beacon Theatre: Nightwish and Kamelot both hold very special places to me as a music scribe and having them paired up for a tour was extraordinary.
3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: This show was the debut of the new “Lost Christmas Eve” themed tour.
4. Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium: My second time at Yankee Stadium for a massive concert and with Roger playing “The Wall” from front to back I stood awestruck.
5. KISS & Motley Crue @ PNC Bank Arts Center: This was a kickass pairing and the guys in The Treatment were pretty damned good as well.
6. Lamb Of God @ Roseland Ballroom: Metal laid waste to NYC this night.
7. Paganfest @ Gramercy Theatre: Turisas headlined this one and brought along Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress.
8. Sabaton @ Gramercy Theatre: This band is climbing the pole of popularity. Local support
9. Rhapsody Of Fire @ Gramercy Theatre: There was so much drama with the RoF division leading up to this show but you would never notice with the levels of kick ass Power Metal that was happening on the stage.
10. Marillion @ Irving Plaza: Leaders of the Neo-Progressive Rock movement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them and they even did “Kayleigh”.
Continue reading PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2012: The Concerts