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.
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.
We'll say it right now: Bring Me the Horizon are one of the most exciting young bands on the planet. Not only is their most recent disc, 'Sempiternal,' an epic album, their live show is phenomenal. We caught the band's second gig of a two-night stand at New York City's Best Buy Theater on Saturday night (March 1), and the UK act mesmerized the crowd with a stellar set.
"Music is the only reason why I'm not in prison," Randy Blythe says during the intro of 'As the Palaces Burn.' The Lamb of God singer has no idea that he'll soon foreshadow one of his life's most traumatic and heartbreaking ordeals. Of course, in a tragic piece of irony, music became the reason why Blythe found himself one gavel away from spending the next 10 years in prison.
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.
Since the release of 'Focus' in 1993, Floridian technical death metal innovators Cynic have held onto the status of being an "elite" band. Few underground acts have been bestowed with such critical praise, but Cynic have always been ahead of their time. That sensibility is retained with the band's third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' but the record is also certain to polarize Cynic fans for a host of reasons.