On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records.
There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987’s seminal Abigail in its entirety, and Songs For The Dead Live captures this, twice, and in very different locales. Boasting eighteen songs per set, each of the two shows – Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015 – feature a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks including “Welcome Home,” “Halloween,” and “Eye Of The Witch” before launching into Abigail. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.
For a preview of Songs For The Dead Live, a new video, “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”, can be viewed below.
In the video below PISSCAT perform their classics @ closing night of Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, California – November 17th, 2018..
Ten years ago, PISSCAT started playing music together in a high school garage punk band called Malady of Discontent. Later, they explored a heavier sound as The Final Heist. After a series of injuries and the theft of their equipment, they started PISSCAT in an attempt to return to their punk roots.
In the video below NEGATIVE APPROACH perform a full set of classics at The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, California – December 12th, 2018. Also on the bill were SICK BURN and SISSYFIT.
Negative Approach is an American hardcore punk band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. The band is considered among the pioneers of hardcore punk, particularly in the Midwest region. Like most hardcore bands, Negative Approach was little known in its day outside of its hometown. It is now idolized in the Detroit rock underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the “old school” era, and continues to be influential. Negative Approach initially broke up in 1984 with singer John Brannon moving on to the Laughing Hyenas, and later Easy Action, but the band has reformed as of 2006 and continues to tour sporadically.
The band did a brief reunion tour in the northeast United States in April 2008, performing in Brooklyn and Providence. They also played the wedding of Anal Cunt founder Seth Putnam.
In the video below REDD KROSS perform a full set of classics at Holy Diver – Sacramento, California – December 12th, 2018 Continue reading “Watch Video of REDD KROSS’ Entire Sacramento Performance”
In the video below CRO-MAGS perform their classics @ at The Blue Lamp in Sacramento, CA. – November 16th, 2019.
In the video below METALLICA perform their classics “Seek & Destroy” and “Sad But True”@ at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA. – December 7th, 2019.
The setlist on the night was as follows:
“Seek & Destroy”
“The Shortest Straw”
“Now That We’re Dead”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Moth Into Flame”
“Sad But True”
“Master of Puppets”
“Nothing Else Matters”
In the video below REBEL HOLOCRONS perform their classics @ Blue Lamp– Sacramento, California – December 4th, 2019 on the bill were VIQUEEN,THE LIVING AND DANGER INC. (Filmed by Zoran Theodorovic)