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post #1001 of 1765

 

I saw HEAVEN & HELL on the first show of their reunion tour in Vancouver. Fucking amazing seeing Dio and the Sabbath boys live churning out some of the best stuff that Sabbath ever did. I'm not discounting the early Ozzy material but those Dio-era albums are pretty amazing. Hearing it live? Incredible.

 

The original Sabbath did a reunion already in 1998 and that didn't produce anything of note. Will this reunion actually get off the ground? I could care less.

post #1002 of 1765

Any love for Lacuna Coil out there? The new one is pretty damn good.

post #1003 of 1765

I used to love Lacuna Coil, but they're so different now. They used to be kind of a dark, symphonic metal band but after hearing a few tracks from Shallow Life, it seemed they were moving more towards a hard rock sound, so I never purchased it. Was unimpressed with Trip the Darkness, so maybe the rest of the album will leave a better impression on me.

post #1004 of 1765
The John Sykes/Mike Portnoy/(mystery bassist who is reportedly Billy Sheehan) dream project is no more. Sykes has left it, no real reason given. Supposedly Portnoy is trying to get Ritchie Kotzen to take his place.
post #1005 of 1765

Remember this nugget of joy?

 

http://lightningslim.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/classic-album-review-overkill-the-years-of-decay-1989/

 

1989 was the best year for thrash metal. Grindcore was just coming into its own, as well.

post #1006 of 1765

 

Overkill is still...er...killing it today. Their last album IRONBOUND is an awesome slab of molten metal. 

post #1007 of 1765

Agreed, actually, I think it might be thier most mature album to date.

 

new one comin' - THE ELECTRIC AGE.

post #1008 of 1765

I can't wait to see Overkill when they come to Syracuse in April.  I couldn't believe how good Ironbound was, hopefully the upcoming lp is of the same quality.

post #1009 of 1765

 

I think this is relevant to our collective interests:

 

 

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The Maiden England Wold Tour will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour. This opening section of the World Tour is the band’s most extensive visit to North America for many years and includes a number of cities the band have not played in a very long time, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.

In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2nd and 3rd, but watch their site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out IronMaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.

Maiden England marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD - the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A.) during the World Slavery Tour - and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original tracklist of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte."

Iron Maiden are delighted to announce that the extraordinary and legendary ALICE COOPER will be their very special guest on all shows up to July 21st. After that date, special guest will be COHEED AND CAMBRIA, the inspiring, cutting edge band from New York.

Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments: “We are trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want in the prime positions without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. Maiden get infuriated with the way fans sometimes have to pay more than the ticket price to get good positions at our shows. So we will, wherever possible (Festivals excluded), with the assistance of the Promoters, arrange a paperless ticketing system at least for the front sections to try to eliminate as much of the ticket scalping and exchanges as we can. We put this into practice on our North American Tour in 2010; it worked well and we received many positive comments back from our fans, so we intend to increase this where feasible. With paperless ticketing, only those who actually pay initially for the tickets will get into the show so scalping is generally avoided (please see the comments from Ticketmaster below). We are also doing everything we can to avoid any drain of prime tickets going to the Secondary Ticketing sites which we feel make unfair profits from music fans.

As we consider all our fans to be VIPs, no tickets will be held specifically for VIP use. At some venues, the Promoter may provide the option for fans to pay extra for “VIP Parking”, early access, access to “VIP Bar” etc. But these will be purely optional for ticket holders only and will not be tied to ticket locations – the ability to get the best tickets should be the same for everybody outside of the usual presales.

Finally, we are of course once again arranging exclusive ticket pre-sales for our fan club members so they can be quick off the mark for great tickets and will also continue to run the contest in appropriate venues for fan club members so they can be ‘First To The Barrier’ prior to the show. We hope that these measures will help our fans as much as possible and ask that they keep checking for details on our website.”

Ticketmaster comments: "Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser's party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue’s ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit www.ticketmaster.com/paperless or call the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000."

* Maiden England 1988 long form video VHS tracklisting: 'Moonchild', 'The Evil That Men Do', 'The Prisoner', 'Still Life', 'Die With Your Boots On', 'Infinite Dreams', 'Killers', 'Can I Play With Madness', 'Heaven Can Wait', 'Wasted Years', 'The Clairvoyant', 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son', 'The Number Of The Beast', 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', 'Iron Maiden'.
 
Maiden England 2012 tour dates:

June
21 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23 - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre
26 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
27 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
29 - Philadelphia, PI - Susquehanna Bank Center
30 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live

July
2 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
5 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank
8 - Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
11 - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
13 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
14 - Sarnia, ON - Bayfest
16 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
19 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre
24 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
26 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
27 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
29 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
30 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

August
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
3 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
6 - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 - Albuquerque. NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
13 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
17 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
18 - Houston, TX - The Woodlands

Please note there will be a few dates added within this period.

 

 

post #1010 of 1765

Well, that continues my process of elimination as to who the big headliner of this year's Heavy Montreal show will be. It's in August, so no Maiden.

 

If, as usual, the main act is coupled to the Mayhem Festival, I'll just have to wait to see who they have besides Anthrax, Slayer and Slipknot.

 

Who are all great, but I've seen 'em.

post #1011 of 1765

 

Slipknot are great?

 

LEAVE THE HALL!

 

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post #1012 of 1765
God Dammit...no MN date. That setlist is a damned wet dream.
post #1013 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

 

Slipknot are great?

 

LEAVE THE HALL!

 

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You mean this guy?

http://www.leavethehall.co.uk/

 

Not a huge Slipknot fan but they do a good live show. As I get older I become much more of a generalist. Funniest juxtaposition on my shelf: Minogue/Ministry.


 

 

post #1014 of 1765

 

It's a ManowaR reference:

 

post #1015 of 1765

I know, dude.

 

Hit the link, it's a review site from a guy who hates EVERYTHING except Manowar and Grim Reaper.

 

EDIT: He says Defenders is his favourite Priest record, so that's fucking suspect right there. But the reviews are hilarious slag-fests of just about everything from this century.


Edited by Lightning Slim - 2/15/12 at 1:05pm
post #1016 of 1765

Maiden and Coheed on the same bill.  It's just like last year's Soundwave all over again . . . and that was fantastic.

post #1017 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

Remember this nugget of joy?

 

http://lightningslim.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/classic-album-review-overkill-the-years-of-decay-1989/

 

1989 was the best year for thrash metal. Grindcore was just coming into its own, as well.



Honestly, I don't think that review is accurate, an 8 out of 10 is not giving the album proper credit.  I think it stacks up against anything the Big 4 ever released, and the follow up release 'Horrorscope' is almost as good.  

post #1018 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

 

I think this is relevant to our collective interests:

 

 

 

 



You know what'd be really nice? If this would tie in with the much-hinted-at but never followed through Maiden England rerelease, with the next part of the History of Iron Maiden documentary. It's well overdue at this point.

 

post #1019 of 1765
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Honestly, I don't think that review is accurate, an 8 out of 10 is not giving the album proper credit.  I think it stacks up against anything the Big 4 ever released, and the follow up release 'Horrorscope' is almost as good.  



My grading system is sort of holistic. Years of Decay gets an 8 because it's not And Justice For All, which came out at the same time. Overkill isn't Metallica - there's a certain sameyness to the material that prevents them from having the higher highs (and lower lows) of the Big 4. Personally, I love that kind of dependability - it's just not game changing for better or worse.

 

I didn't think they had a 10 in them, although Ironbound went a long way to changing my mind.

 

Never had the big love for Horrorscope. I think 17-year-old me thought crystal balls weren't metal.

 

As I type this, you've brought me round to an 8.5.

 

post #1020 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

 

Not a huge Slipknot fan but they do a good live show. As I get older I become much more of a generalist. Funniest juxtaposition on my shelf: Minogue/Ministry.

 


At one point in time I had fIREHOSE next to Firehouse - but only for a short period. 

 

 

post #1021 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post



My grading system is sort of holistic. Years of Decay gets an 8 because it's not And Justice For All, which came out at the same time. Overkill isn't Metallica - there's a certain sameyness to the material that prevents them from having the higher highs (and lower lows) of the Big 4. Personally, I love that kind of dependability - it's just not game changing for better or worse.

 

I didn't think they had a 10 in them, although Ironbound went a long way to changing my mind.

 

Never had the big love for Horrorscope. I think 17-year-old me thought crystal balls weren't metal.

 

As I type this, you've brought me round to an 8.5.

 



Ohh, didn't know it was your site. Well done, it was a good review, just would have rated it higher myself. I agree about Ironbound, part of the reason I was so shocked was due to how awful their 90's albums were.  I haven't heard the record they released before Ironbound in 07.

 

 

post #1022 of 1765

Very, VERY, excited for the Maiden/Cooper tour.  I'll die happy if I can hear "The Prisoner" and "Still Life" live, which were both included on the VHS for Maiden England.  Only two-thirds of that setlist will be played (guessing "Fear of the Dark" and some other choice cuts will probably take up the other third), but a fan can dream.  Hearing "Infinite Dreams," a very likely selection for 2012, would be amazing too.

post #1023 of 1765

Anyone else have a laugh that Metal briefly took over the US Election thread?

 

Oh wait, now they're on to buttsex again.

post #1024 of 1765

HOLY FUCKING SATAN!

 

Mustaine came out and endorsed Santorum and I wasn't there to laugh? I hate myself now. Did he manage to squeeze in some whining about Ulrich and Hetfield stealing his group from him in his statement? What the fuck happened to the heroes of my youth?

post #1025 of 1765
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HOLY FUCKING SATAN!

 

Mustaine came out and endorsed Santorum and I wasn't there to laugh? I hate myself now. Did he manage to squeeze in some whining about Ulrich and Hetfield stealing his group from him in his statement? What the fuck happened to the heroes of my youth?


Mustaine seems to be one of those guys who waaaaaaayyyyy wigged over 9/11 and never quite came back (a la Dennis Miller).

 

 

Sure, he's a metal god, but he's also wealthy, Christian, and a bit (ok, a LOT) of an egomaniacal asshole. What about those qualities DOESN'T read "Republican"? 

 

 

 

post #1026 of 1765
First: what Dave Mustaine or anyone else does regarding political endorsements is their right. I may agree or disagree but, in the end, it's their right to champion any political view that they want. That's the right of every American and we have to respect that.

Second: this is a music thread. We have a billion political threads in a political forum. Can we keep that stuff out of here?
post #1027 of 1765
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Second: this is a music thread. We have a billion political threads in a political forum. Can we keep that stuff out of here?


IMO it's along the lines of Rob Halford being gay - it SHOULD get mention in the metal thread. It shouldn't lead to a "(party x) roolz (party y) droolz" debate. 

 

 

I think it bears mention and brief discussion. 

 

post #1028 of 1765

 

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First: what Dave Mustaine or anyone else does regarding political endorsements is their right. I may agree or disagree but, in the end, it's their right to champion any political view that they want. That's the right of every American and we have to respect that.


Of course it's his right. But respecting that right just means letting him express his views freely. It's also everyone else's right to express criticism, disagreement, contempt, etc. for what he has to say. It goes both ways.

 

Point two is fair I guess but it bugs me to see someone saying what you do above to squelch discussion. Nobody in this thread is debating that right or infringing on it. 

post #1029 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

First: what Dave Mustaine or anyone else does regarding political endorsements is their right. I may agree or disagree but, in the end, it's their right to champion any political view that they want. That's the right of every American and we have to respect that.
Second: this is a music thread. We have a billion political threads in a political forum. Can we keep that stuff out of here?


Yes, no one is questioning or denying his right to express his opinion.  I respect his right to voice an opinion.  That doesn't mean we have to respect his opinion, nor does it stop me anyone else from expressing their own opinion about Mustaine.  Like, for example, "Dave Mustaine is a fucking idiot", or "Dave Mustaine is ignorant bigot", "He should stop whining about getting kicked out of Metallica", etc.

 

As for whether or not this is relevant, I would say it is, and who really cares?  This thread is usually dead, I don't think shutting down conversation because it's not strictly relevant is a good idea.

post #1030 of 1765

I used to go to school with the lead singer of this band, damn happy to see them do so well. Their new album is produced by Joe Barresi and (supposedly) will be released in English later this year, here's a chance to check them out before they CONQUER THE WORLD.

 

post #1031 of 1765
I overreacted on the Mustaine comment. I had a flashback to the OH MY GOD GARY OLDMAN IS A REPUBLICAN thread which really, really pissed me off.
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post #1033 of 1765

Sabbath's off. Now just "Ozzy and Friends".

 

My supply of fucks to give has run out.

post #1034 of 1765

On my blog I do "Classic" album reviews once in a while and I think it's time for some Dead Kennedys.

 

The question is which of the four studio albums do you think is the most essential? Or would you say Give Me Convenience counts, even though it's a singles collection?

post #1035 of 1765

Absolutely rolling while watching this..

 

 

post #1036 of 1765

 

Can't. Stop. Humming. It.

 

Damn you Chavez! Just...damn you.

post #1037 of 1765

This is literally awesome. 

post #1038 of 1765

Try this fun new quiz!   A game of "who said it?"  Rick Santorum or Dave Mustaine!

 

 

http://motherjones.com/media/2012/02/rick-santorum-heavy-metal-megadeth-quiz

 

 

I'm assuming you all heard about his most recent comment about how African woman should be plugging their vaginas?  

 

And no, that's not a joke.  He actually did say that.

post #1039 of 1765

I love that no matter how hard Mustaine tries to rehabilitate himself (Going born-again, palling up with Metallica) the guy just has a talent for screwing it all up by saying overwhelmingly fucking stupid things. He's the David Brent of Metal.

post #1040 of 1765
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

On my blog I do "Classic" album reviews once in a while and I think it's time for some Dead Kennedys.

 

The question is which of the four studio albums do you think is the most essential? Or would you say Give Me Convenience counts, even though it's a singles collection?



Sorry, I've never listened to much of the DK, but good luck with your blog!  Do you take suggestions for future reviews?

post #1041 of 1765

I do. Let me know what you want to see!

post #1042 of 1765

How about the new Lamb of God album?

 

 

 

Also, here's a new Overkill song!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unZ6YM8a-ZQ

post #1043 of 1765

Yup.

 

 

Not sure how I missed this.

post #1044 of 1765

 

Well, it was on Jimmy Kimmel.

post #1045 of 1765

Saw Eluveitie last night and they killed. Way better than headliners Children of Bodom, who seem to be on autopilot of late.

post #1046 of 1765

I don't know what it is about Children of Bodom, but I get the feeling that they don't enjoy playing music.

post #1047 of 1765

Saw Mastodon last night, first time I've seen them live. Holy fuck, what a tight band. They even played 'Blood and Thunder', which I honestly wasn't expecting as they're well known as hating the song. Extra comedy value was mined from an obviously drunk/stoned/bit of both Brent Hinds apparently playing in his sleep (Mostly well, apart from his solo spot which was kind of awful). Great stuff overall, though. Got Devin Townsend tomorrow night (YES!), and then I'll be seeing both of them again at Soundwave.

 

This is a week of metal.

post #1048 of 1765

I went to Soundwave in Sydney and saw some great bands. The Black Dahlia Murder, Meshuggah and Gojira were awesome (I went and bought The Way Of All Flesh today). I didn't mind what Times Of Grace, In Flames and Shadows Fall had to offer either. The highlights for me were Mastodon which had a brilliant and fun set, and also Lamb Of God which was a crazy mosh to be in.

 

Unfortunately I missed a number of bands I wanted to see in Dillinger Escape Plan, Devin Townsend, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Machine Head.

 

Overall it was a fairly great festival lineup.

post #1049 of 1765

Just got back from the Melbourne Soundwave. Highlights for me were Mastodon, Devin Townsend, In Flames (Who I'd never heard before and who impressed the shit out of me) and Slipknot, which was a big surprise. I'd always dismissed them as tuneless wank from the bits I'd heard, but watching them I realized how melodic they actually were. I caught a bit of SOAD at the end but decided to grab the train before it went all fall of Saigon. It's a shame as I love System, had never gotten to see them before and they were great from what I saw, but frankly by that stage I was too beat to stick around.

 

It seems that I just don't have the energy for these all-day festivals anymore. It was a great day with some awesome bands, but the flesh lacked in staying power:

 

lethal_weapon.jpg

 

Still, got home and what was waiting for me in the mail but the new Therapy? album. A perfect capper to a fine day of metal.

post #1050 of 1765

I share your pain. I've said it before. I'm still game for eardrum splitting music. My headbanging muscles are in great shape. I even have improved stamina from when I was in my twenties. But my stupid knees have betrayed me.

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