Last year Memphis May Fire ended the year as a supporting act for Sleeping With Sirens on tour. This year, they have a busy 2014 ahead of them with a headlining trek and forthcoming release of their new disc, ‘Unconditional.’ They played to a packed house at Irving Plaza where support included performances by The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth.
Anyone on this year’s ShipRocked cruise knows that Five Finger Death Punch could have completely powered the boat themselves with a pair of electric performances. The band was the very first to rock the boat on the first day as they hit the Deck stage as the Norwegian Pearl left Miami. Later in the cruise, they played another monster gig in the Stardust Theater. ShipRocked 2014 was definitely one to remember, especially if you are a 5FDP fan.
It’s not every day you get to see a three piece instrumental, progressive metal band dominate onstage. New York fans got the chance to do just that as Animals As Leaders took hold of Irving Plaza with a headlining performance. Support for the night included After the Burial, Navene K and Chon.
With over 15 years in music and nine studio albums, Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth have built quite a legacy. Loudwire had the chance to chat with the band’s drummer Fredrik Andersson during their recent headlining show in New York City and he spoke about their 'Deceiver of the Gods' disc, the longevity of the band as well as his fondness of beer. Check out our interview with Fredrik Andersson of Amon Amarth below:
The year is young, but it's already been quite the roller-coaster ride for Lacuna Coil. Not only are the Italian metallers gearing up for the release of the new album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ (due out April 1), they recently announced the retirement of their longtime guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati. Not to mention, Lacuna Coil are also a part of Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.
Portuguese metal veterans Moonspell are no strangers to New York City and earlier this week they ripped the roof off of a Gramercy Theater, which was swarming with fans. The evening also included spirited sets by Leaves’ Eyes, Atrocity, Fin ’Amour and Firehaze.
Fans who were on this year’s ShipRocked cruise are still having dreams of the sunny weather and multiple stages of music. As fans met and chatted with numerous musicians who walked all over the ship, lots of people talked about how approachable and pleasant Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano and the rest of band were to their fans. When Loudwire sat down with Soriano, we couldn't help but agree.
A couple of years ago, we caught For Today opening up for The Devil Wears Prada. But this past weekend, For Today had a sold-out show of their own at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. Support included stellar sets by Like Moths to Flames, Stray From the Path, The Plot in You and Fit for a King.