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QUEENSRYCHE: / Queensryche's Set List Dilemma 2018
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:31:01 PM »
Following up on what I posted in the 2017 show reviews and tour discussion thread. Something really has to give this year in terms of the set list the band plays.

Todd is entering his sixth year with the band this year and the first five years have been spent playing mostly a limited variation of the back catalog (the classic material) and very seldom and sporadic performances of the new material from the self titled album and condition human (both of which were excellent). With two records of very strong material behind them, the band is about to record a third one. If the new record is even as good as somewhere between the self titled and condition human the band needs to finally start playing the current lineups material.

The band is about to make a third studio album with this lineup, a third studio album is something that Blaze Bayley did not do with Iron Maiden (he did two), Ripper did not do with Priest (he did two). Both those bands went out on limbs and took major chances and risks performing lots of new material. Those two bands were much bigger commercially then Queensryche. Both those bands were reduced to playing smaller venues at that time span and heard their fair share of criticism because of the singer changes and the new material, yet they had the fucking balls to play them. Queensryche needs to do the same in 2018.

The same basic framework of a set list has got to be getting old and stale after five years. I'm going to post some set lists below of Priest with Ripper, and Maiden with Blaze, and for good measure a few of Crue with Corabi. Take a look see.

Priest (they played things a little safer went out on a lesser limb)



It's bad enough they mostly neglected the first two really good comeback albums with Todd, are they going to dare and try it with the third? How many times can you go see a set list that looks the fucking same? Here are some random dates of each year and I even added a few better ones.
2012 As Rising West

Imagine if they embraced the new stuff and pushed it out there or simply stayed with the name Rising West we might be seeing a set list that goes something like this.

Where dreams go to die
Open road
Roads to madness
Eye 9
Jet City Woman
Walk in the shadows
Take hold of the flame
Spreading the disease
Roads to madness
Eyes of a stranger

QUEENSRYCHE: / Queensryche Tribute Bands
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:30:09 PM »
As far as Queensryche tribute bands. I've never really heard of that many of them being around but I stumbled upon this one. These guys get my vote. Not bad at all. The band is called Mindcrime, singer reminds me of Blaze Bailey (the look)  ;D

Take hold of the flame
I dream in infrared
Walk in the shadows
Suite sister mary

80's Classic Rock / D-A-D (Disneyland After Dark)
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:37:27 PM »
D-A-D originally formed as Disneyland After Dark (the band shortened their name to D-A-D after catching some legal threats from, yep, Disneyland) is a Danish rock band active since 1982 and still going. The bands original lineup consisted of singer Jesper Binzer, his brother Jacob Binzer (guitar), Stig Peterson (bass) and Peter Lundholm Jensen (drums). Laust Sonne replaced Jensen on drums in 1999. They released their debut album in 1986 "Call of the wild".  The bands international breakthrough came with the 1989 album "No fuel left for the pilgrims" with Sleeping the day away getting a good amount of airplay. The band never really succeeded at any major breakthrough in the US market so they mainly concentrated their efforts in Europe and enjoyed some good success. They have released eleven studio albums along with three live albums.

Rim of hell
Sleeping my day away
Point of view
I wont cut my hair
Girl nation
Monster philosophy
Laugh n' a half
Bad craziness
I want what she's got
Live at Roskilde
Live Valby 2000 full show
Scare yourself
Live at Rock Hard Festival 2013
Empty heads


90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / Crystal Pistol
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
This was a band out of Vancouver, Canada. They formed in 2001 and released an album in 2005. Pretty cool band that had potential but didn't really pick up any commercial success. The band was made up of Mik Ireland (vocals), Pinto (lead guitar), Brian Bresset (guitar), Greg Laikin (bass) and David Troutman (drums). Not sure if they are currently active or not.

Rock Star
I got it wrong
Live fast die young
All the freaks
Watch you bleed
Teenage parasite
Line it up
Shake Live
Bayou live at the Rickshaw 2015
No fun city


90's to Present Classic Rock / Greta Van Fleet
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:13:38 PM »
Look out now, here comes the new millennium Led Zeppelin. These young kids got some major stage presence and swagger goin on. Much needed for rock music right now. I think this band has some pretty good potential. Great stuff.

They formed in 2012 out of Michigan with three brothers Josh (lead vocals), Jake (lead guitar) and Sam (bass) Kiszka, along with current drummer Danny Wagner who replaced original drummer Kyle Hauck in 2013. keep an eye on these guys major potential.

Highway Tune-
Black smoke rising-
Safari song-
Flower power-

Edge of darkness live in Kentucky 10/1/17
Lover, leaver, taker believer live 10/1/17


Someone Else? / Sports chatter thread
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:27:39 PM »
Been a hell of a World Series this year, actually playoffs in general. Once again we get a game 7. Been glued to this series. I'd like to see the Astros pull it off, but I guess the Dodgers have the best shot being home. Should be a great game tonight though.  8)

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Pink Cream 69
« on: October 26, 2017, 03:05:39 PM »
Pink Cream 69 is a German hard rock and metal band formed in 1987 and has continued to perform and record since. The original lineup consisted of Andi Deris (lead vocals, guitar), Alfred Koffler (guitar), Dennis Ward (bass, keyboards), and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) Deris left to join Helloween in 1994 and was replaced by David Readman. They added second guitarist Uwe Reitenhauer in 2003. In 2012 drummer Kosta Zafiriou left the band and was replaced by Chris Schmidt. The band has released twelve studio albums, three ep's and two live albums. Their new album Headstrong due next month is their first release since 2013.

Man of Sorrow from the new album is included in this article on the new album release.

Keep your eye on the twisted;
One step into paradise;
signs of danger;
Take those tears;
Stranger in time;
Wasted Years;
Monday again;
Speed of light;

From the new album
We bow to none;
Path of destiny;


90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / Helmet
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:45:28 PM »
Helmet is an alternative band from NY, formed in 1989 by singer and lead guitarist Page Hamilton in 1989. They enjoyed some success with their 1992 debut album Meantime. The band has had several lineup changes and broke up in 1998, they then reformed in 2004 and have released four more albums. They have recorded a total of eight albums. Page Hamilton remains the only member from the early lineup in the band today. They had a handful of good songs.

Exactly what you wanted;
In the meantime;

See you dead live 2004
Unsung live Reading festival 1994
In the meantime live 2005

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Demon
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:29:53 PM »
Demon was an early member of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. They initial started as a more hard rock and metal band and later incorporated some progressive metal elements  in their sound. The original lineup, which formed in 1979 consisted of Dave Hill (vocals), Mal Spooner (guitars), Les Hunt (lead guitar), Chris Ellis (bass) and John Wright (drums). Debut album Night of the Demon was released in 1981 and is a pretty solid album as is their second album The Unexpected Guest. After that the band changed up their sound some and leaned more towards progressive metal. Mal Spooner died in 1984.

The band initially split up in 1992, but regrouped in 2001 led by singer Dave Hill as the only original member and only member from the pre-2001 lineup they have continued to perform and record new music. They have released thirteen studio albums.

Night of the demon;
Into the nightmare;
Father of time;

Don't break the circle;
The Spell;
Sign of a madman;
Strange institution;

Fever in the city;
The plague;
Nowhere to run;

The unexpected guest tour 1982 live at tiffany's (full show)

Live in Germany 1989
Sign of a madman;
Living in the shadow;
Blue skies in red square;

90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / White Trash Stars
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:45:51 PM »
Here is a band that has been playing a few shows around Philly, look a little like a new Motley Crue  :D They got a nice little stage setup for a bar band. I believe they are from Philadelphia. The have an album that just came out Volume from the outside.

Whiskey Tango Philly 2017
fire me up-
are you ready-
Come clean-

Trip lyric video-

not bad  8)

Someone Else? / Soundtrack albums
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:40:37 PM »
So, how about the best soundtrack albums. A lot of times they contain un released material from some good bands. As Rockox has pointed out in the Dangerous Toys thread the Shocker soundtrack has some really good hard rock/metal tracks.

Shocker Soundtrack
Iggy Pop/Megadeth/Bonfire/ Dangerous Toys among others

Another that comes to mind is Trick or Treat with Fastway doing the full soundtrack.
Trick or Treat (Fastway)

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Exciter
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:29:16 PM »
Exciter, considered by many to be one of the first speed metal bands and major influence on thrash. The best of which to come out of Canada. The band was formed in Ottawa in 1978 with an obvious influence of Judas Priest. The band has undergone some lineup changes over the years but currently features three original members back in the lineup in Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler (78-93, 14-present), guitarist John Ricci (78-85, 92-present) and bassist Allen James Johnson (78-88, 14-present). The band has released eleven studio albums since 1983, their latest released in 2010.

Very long standing band that has kind of flown under the radar and deserves to be mentioned up there with the best thrash and speed metal bands. Here is a good representation of their material.

Pounding Metal-
Evil Sinner-
Cry of the banshee-
Iron dogs-
Black witch-
Violence and force-
Under attack-
Wake up screaming-
Playin with fire-
Burn at the stake-
Shadow of the cross-
Ritual death-
Dying to live-
Long live the loud-
Born to die-

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Exodus
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:49:55 PM »
Exodus is another of the original thrash bands. Credited as a pioneer of the bay area thrash scene. Formed in 1979 in California. The initial lineup included Kirk Hammett of Metallica, who was with the band from 79-83. The band has gone through many lineup changes, too many to list, but in addition to Hammett other notable names that have passed through the bands lineup include singers Paul Baloff (who passed away in 2002), and Rob Dukes. Guitarist Rick Hunolt, and drummers Paul Bostaph and John Tempesta.

The band continues to tour and have released ten studio albums and our currently working on the follow up to 2014 album blood in, blood out.

The current lineup:
Tom Hunting- drums (79-89, 97-98, 01-05, 07-present)
Gary Holt- guitar (81-94, 97-98, 01-present)
Steve "zetro" Souza- vocals (86-93, 02-04, 14-present)
Jack Gibson- bass (97-98, 01-present)
Lee Altus- guitars (05-present)

here are some good ones from these guys.

Bonded by blood-
A lesson in violence-
Deliver us to evil-
And then there were none-
Brain dead-
The Toxic Waltz-
Low Rider (war cover)
The last act of defiance-
Thorn in my side-
Architect of pain-
Good day to die-

Their latest release is pretty mean
Collateral Damage-
Black 13-

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Overkill
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:11:27 PM »
Overkill led by original members Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and bass player D.D. Verni since forming in 1980 in New Jersey is a thrash metal band that came up in the early 80's thrash scene. They have undergone a shit load of guitar and drummer changes through the years, have released eighteen studio albums since 1985 and have had some moderate success. Their latest album the grinding wheel was released this year. The current lineup includes Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and D.D. Verni along with guitarists Dave Linsk and Derek Tailer, along with drummer Jason Bitner. Here are some of my favorites.

The new album Grinding wheel is pretty good. here are two from that one.
Mean green killing machine-
The grinding wheel-

Time to kill-
Playing with spiders/Skullkrusher-
The years of decay-
Weight of the world-
Ignorance and innocence-
Hello from the gutter-
Drunken wisdom-
End of the line-
There's no tomorrow-
Blood money-

The Guitar Gods / Brian Robertson
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:26:04 PM »
Brian Robertson is a Scottish rock and metal guitarist best known as a member of Thin Lizzy during their commercial peak and as the guitarist who initially replaced Fast Eddie Clarke in Motorhead in 1982. He played on several Thin Lizzy albums between 1974 and 1978, and played on Motorhead's Another Perfect Day album in 1983 along with The king biscuit flower hour sessions and left the band later that year.

 He also had a band Wild Horses that he formed with Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio) that also featured drummer Kenney Jones (Faces, Rod Stewart, The Who) and guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (Stone the crows, Wings)initially and later drummer Clive Edwards (Pat Travers, Uli Roth) and guitarist/keyboardist Neil Carter (UFO). Wild Horses released two studio albums Wild Horse (1980) and Stand your Ground (1981) as well as a live album Live in Japan 1980. 

He appeared on Eric Burdon's Darkness, Darkness album in 1980, He appeared on the One Night in Dublin: A tribute to Phil Lynott concert dvd in 2005 along with Thin Lizzy alumni Gary Moore, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, and Eric Bell. In 2011 he released his first solo album Diamonds and Dirt.

He has played or guested on several others albums over the years.

Wild Horses
The Axe
In the city
No strings attached

Back at the funny farm live 1983
Shine live 1983

Thin Lizzy
Still in love with you Dublin 1975

The Clan
Do it till ya drop
That's all
Live 1995

Solo album Diamonds and dirt
Devil in my soul

Steve Ellis (featuring Brian Robertson)

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