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“Welcome To Fat City” (Single) by Crobot

Artist: Crobot
Title: “Welcome To Fat City” (Single)
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 7/22/2016
Genre: Hard Rock/Psychedelic Groove
Rating: 4/5

It wasn’t long ago that I offered up some thoughts about the first single from Crobot with “NOT FOR SALE” (click the name for that narrative) and here we are once more to speak about the second single, and title of their brand new upcoming album on Wind-Up Records with “Welcome To Fat City”. The tune is a rock solid and groovy one for sure with some tight guitarwork over a pounding rhythm section and you don’t seem to need a second listen to find your head bopping up and down in time with the melody. Tight work for sure from Jake, Paul and Chris.
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“Not For Sale” (Single) by Crobot

Artist: Crobot
Title: “Not For Sale” (Single)
Label: Wind-Up Records
Release Date: 6/10/2016
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I’m sharing this quick overview about the latest single by Crobot since I’m of the mind that there are a lot of you listeners out there who have not yet keyed into the group. This past weekend my NYC/NJ region enjoyed not one but two concerts by a reunited Guns N Roses and each show capped an 80K attendance mark. My reason for mentioning this is because the time is now for all of those fans to give something new a chance and if you like the sort of Rock that they are doing then there is no reason you wouldn’t enjoy what Crobot is all about as well.
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Filter Announces “Make America Hate Again” Tour for 2016

The Spring and Summer touring packages are rolling in with alarming frequency which of course for the fans of the bands is not a bad thing at all, I am speaking mostly about the amount of time its keeping me busy keeping you in the aware about them. With that being the scoop, here is the recently released tour poster for Filter’s “Make America Hate Again” tour which will find them bringing Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High. Check it out and read carefully since the tour dates are also on the poster and not edited in anywhere else in the post.

Tour - Filter - Make America Hate Again - 2016

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sonically speaking this is a touring package that makes complete sense to me and I think that the fans of the top tier on this will be besides themselves. Personally speaking I have only ever seen Filter once and the same applies for Vampires Everywhere but never caught either Orgy or Death Valley High in concert. Hopefully I will get to the regional appearance since it will be half an educational visit for me if I do. Filter will be supporting their new release “Crazy Eyes” when this tour happens (but only the first single is available at the time of this posting and linked to below for your convenience). What I liked about this news was that Vampires Everywhere has apparently returned. It was a little over a year ago (I think unless my Metal math is off) that singer Michael Vampire shifted focus and worked on a different musical project. So tell me dear readers, what do you think of this tour and will you attend? Let me know in the comments.

Official Website: http://www.officialfilter.com/
Official Website: http://orgymusic.com/
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/vampireseverywhere/
Official Website: http://deathvalleyhigh.com/

Celebrating A Decade Of “One Day Remains” by Alter Bridge (2004-2014)

I’ve usually left my “Music Milestone” toasts fall to artists and releases that have reached a little bit more of a shelf life but then again have started to make exceptions from time to time when the release or artist has made such an impact on the music scene around them that it bears toasting. Such is the case for the band Alter Bridge, whose debut album “One Day Remains” was released on this very day ten years ago. Can you believe it? Are you following this awesome band yet? If not I think that you should be. Let’s raise a glass and discuss this one.

Logo - Alter Bridge

When Alter Bridge first announced their existence after the disbanding of Creed back in 2004, I had to admit that I was a little bit skeptical because I had been a fan of Creed for a few years by that time and pretty much felt that the musicians of that band were just launching what would amount to be “Creed 2” when working with Scott Stapp proved to be an impossible practice. It was easy for a fan to think this way when it appeared that this new band would be everyone who was in Creed with the exception of Stapp. The lineup of Alter Bridge would also include the bands founding bassist Brian Marshall who was allegedly fired by the singer (or so legend would have you believe at the time as well). With the key musical director of Tremonti heralding the charge and the rhythm section of drummer Scott Phillips and Marshall I expected an album loaded with “Creed like” tunes but we really didn’t get too much of that outside of the single “Open Your Eyes” which I felt had a strong vibe of the previous band that they were all most recently a part of. When the band presented a new singer to the world I also expected a similar vocal register to be found until I heard the soaring melodies that came from Myles Kennedy. His was a brand new name to me but he was apparently a member of the Mayfield Four, a band that had two albums and a career dating back to 1996 but again, this was all new to me. The band’s name would be inspired by a bridge that used to exist near Tremonti’s youthful home and their debut album entitled with a phrase on how they felt life should be lived – as if “One Day Remains”. Interesting stuff for sure, but what about the music that was to be found on the debut? Would it measure up?
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Win A Ticket To Scott Stapp @ Irving Plaza On 4/2/2014

Poster - Scott Stapp at Irving Plaza - 2014

The Details: Scott Stapp is the voice behind the chart-topping band Creed and for most of the nineties their songs dominated the airwaves. Songs like “My Sacrifice” and “Higher” spoke to their fans on many levels and their concerts often left you breathless. Today the future of Creed is in limbo based on the various projects on both sides of the fence but that makes it super awesome to find Scott performing in such an intimate setting as Irving Plaza doing songs from his latest solo effort “Proof Of Life” along with the expected Creed classics. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal will be putting some of its lucky readers into this show. This tour is being supported by Like A Storm who a lot of fans like as well, so it’s a win, win concert situation all around. Read more on how to participate.
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