Prepare for an evening of darkness as Watain takes over the stage of the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. They’ll be joined by Destroyer 666 and Tomb.
The Black Metal Warfare Part II tour hits Brooklyn with its darkest dose yet. Join The True Mayhem and the sinister Watain as they raise hell in the most literal sense with help from Rotting Christ.
The NYC Metal scene is going to get a little bit blacker in the heat of June as the malevolence that is known as Watain sets their sights on Brooklyn for a single show that marks their only US appearance for 2014. You can check out the official press copy after the foreboding poster that broadcasts the event
At this point in time do I really need to say that I see a lot of concerts during the course of the year? I hope not because this one of the key factors that makes up my daily life as founder of the PiercingMetal brand. That said ?I wanted to once again use the Official Blog for the site to highlight a number of the shows that I attended during 2013 that I felt were the absolute best experiences. They’re not really in order of impact or importance but there are a few at the top that did hit me the hardest. Here we go.
1. Metallica @ The Apollo Theater: Thrashing like a maniac in Harlem? Yeah that happened. Classic set and free beer for the whole show. No complaints here.
2. Kamelot @ Stage 48: Returning to the headlining stage with Delain as support and Eklipse. This was a righteous show for sure. My belief in this band was reinforced yet again. I was not surprised in this.
3. Eddie Trunk 30th Anniversary Bash: Another one that I was super fortunate to participate in because an all-star jam with members of KISS, Overkill, Twisted Sister, Accept, Anthrax, Stryper, Guns n Roses and so many more is just impossible to qualify as being “an okay time”. This was insanity.
4. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: The final go round for the “Lost Christmas Eve” tour premise. Always a bombastic spectacle that needs seeing for believing.
5. Rock Allegiance Tour w/Volbeat & HIM @ Williamsburg Park: Two excellent main acts and solid support from All That Remains. Whew. Exciting for Brooklyn and you know how we roll in this borough.
6. Black Veil Brides @ Best Buy Theater: The Church Of The Wild Ones destroyed NYC with this appearance. The BVB clearly delivers in the live sense and they love their fans.
7. Testament @ Best Buy Theater: Testament on the rightful headlining stage with support from the mighty Overkill. Yeah you were going to be in pain after this one. I know my head was ringing for days.
8. Robin Zander @ B.B. King Blues Club: The legendary front man doing a solo gig of covers and songs he likes with legendary area musicians. This was surprise after surprise and a show I was glad to have been a part of. Randy Jackson opened and left you wanting more when he left.
Continue reading PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2013: The Concerts
The Details: The sign on the top of the poster for this tour might as well read “Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here” but since it does not give the audience fair warning about what awaits them once they get inside and into the unearthly Black Metal maw of Watain, I can only say that they should prepare for levels of Hell on Earth. That said, the band just recently released “The Wild Hunt” on Century Media Records and will be bringing their shocking and brutal performance to NYC once again and have In Solitude and Tribulation along as support. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, some lucky PiercingMetal fans are going to get to see this show for free.
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