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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Itís the Kiske effect. Plus the new album isnít all that great.

I don't know, I think its America.  Looks like they had plenty of big sold out shows in Europe.

I'd think Geoff Tate is a bigger name in America than Kiske though.  Actually debating about seeing Tate's Operation Mindcrime show locally if I feel like he sounds good live at the Avantasia show.

Tate sounded really good at the end of last year on the Mindcrime tour. I was really surprised. Band were really good too. Iím going to see his greatest hits tour in the summer.

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Looks like Avantasia hasn't sold that well out here - flogging off tix for 25% off a week or so out.  Wanna fly down Kade?  :)

I wanted to try and go down but don't think I'd be able to get there unfortunately.  You going mate?

Nah - nobody I know down here would know who they are and I'm not flush with cash to say the least.  Would've found a way to go if you were coming down.

Damn mate, that would have been sweet.  being on a Tuesday really just doesn't work.  If it was a Sat or even Sun night, I'd be able to do it.

Itís the Kiske effect. Plus the new album isnít all that great.

I agree.  I can't get into it at all, and that's unusual for me and Tobi.

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Anyone heard the new Enforcer? Really enjoyed it.

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Anyone heard the new Enforcer? Really enjoyed it.

I haven't Paul.   I was sure I had some Enforcer in my collection but can't find it at the moment.

Anyway.........based a review or two (which were not overly complimentary) it seems that on the new one they have gone a lot more melodic/catchy.  So perhaps an album that upsets the diehards and gets a few of us on board.  I have had similar experiences with bands like Kreator and Death Angel - I get on board when they go a bit softer and piss off many of the old school fans.  :)

I'll check it out.
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The second half is better, but the first half especially is kind of icky.
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I'll have to check the new Enforcer out. I enjoyed their set when they toured with Dark Tranquility. They're playing with Warbringer here in October. Hopefully I can make the show.
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I have no idea who the fuck Enforcer are.

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New Hammerfall!

http://bravewords.com/news/hammerfall-to-release-dominion-album-in-august-we-make-sweden-rock-single-streaming


I don't hate it guys.

I do.  We Make Sweden Rock?  Thank fuck I don't live there then.  Give me a break.  Same generic shit and sounds as crap as their last one.

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Anyone else let the new Hardline touch their ears yet?  I'm six tracks in, and very much enjoying it. I mean, it's not Double Eclipse or anything, but it's solid.  Not just solid solid, but VERY solid.  Certainly not the usual mailed-in we've come to expect from Frontiers.  I know I'm a Johnny G fanboi, but this is scratchin me where I itch.
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I have no idea who the fuck Enforcer are.

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Anyone else let the new Hardline touch their ears yet?  I'm six tracks in, and very much enjoying it. I mean, it's not Double Eclipse or anything, but it's solid.  Not just solid solid, but VERY solid.  Certainly not the usual mailed-in we've come to expect from Frontiers.  I know I'm a Johnny G fanboi, but this is scratchin me where I itch.

We need to have an official solid scale system to determine if we mean that its a courtesy solid or really solid.

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We need to have an official solid scale system to determine if we mean that its a courtesy solid or really solid.

That's some solid thinking.  :tup

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Anyone else let the new Hardline touch their ears yet?  I'm six tracks in, and very much enjoying it. I mean, it's not Double Eclipse or anything, but it's solid.  Not just solid solid, but VERY solid.  Certainly not the usual mailed-in we've come to expect from Frontiers.  I know I'm a Johnny G fanboi, but this is scratchin me where I itch.

We need to have an official solid scale system to determine if we mean that its a courtesy solid or really solid.

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Checked out another Brent podcast album in Savage Messiah's Hands of Fate.  This is really good.  Straightfoward metal but no bullshit with some great melodies and really tasting soloing.  Good length too as it doesn't overstay its welcome.

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Might have to check that out.  They were PPUSA the year I went, and while enjoyable enough, they didn't wow me.  I'll check that 2017 release though.

Funny enough, I did a little B&B Podcast homework last night too. 

Dextress ... damn that was some fine old-school hair-metal sound.  Some nice throwbacks to the likes of Crue/Dr. Feelgood era stuff.
Cats in Space... only got a few songs in, but revisiting this morning.  More excellent stuff.

GIVE US PART 2 DAMMIT!!!  With the serious lack of good releases coming about, we need your help Obi-Brent-Kenobi.  You're our only hope.
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Didn't realize Skid Row's current singer is the original singer from Dragonforce, ZP Theart.  Anyway, I didn't love their show, but thought his performance was good. I thought Rachel Bolan looked so uninterested.  ZP was the only one who looked like he was into it.  I had a good time, chilled with some maiden fans for the long wait before they even came on.  But for a 30th anniversary tour, looks like they are just going through the motions, even for a home environment.  The crowd was into it, but maybe also having seen the Winery Dogs the night before, this looked so low energy.

Skid Row - 18 and Life Live @ Starland Ballroom

so, my ticket to rock bundle is almost up.  Tonight is Whitesnake, the band I wanted to see the most in this bundle.  Yngwie is in a month but I may not go to that one, it's up in the air for now.

I'll know tomorrow how these bands ranked but so far I have it at:

Tesla
Skid Row
Warrant

I saw Whitesnake over the summer, I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't as good as Tesla since David's voice wasn't very good, but I do like them more than any of the others on that list so I think tonight will likely be the funnest show.  Maybe the biggest crowd too, we wil see.  Of the above, that order also matches the turn out.  Warrant they had the curtains down for 1/5 of the venue too.

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I saw Sebastian Bach solo in 2000 and he was awesome.  Wild, animated, crazy, killer set of mostly Skid Row songs and decent vocals.  A year or so later, I saw Skid Row (with Johnny Solinger) open for Kiss' Farewell Tour. 

I can easily say that I'd much rather see Sebastian live than Skid Row, though at least ZP is a really great singer.

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I was the biggest Skid Row fan back in the day. Loved the self-titled as a kid, and then Slave to the Grind really hit the sweet spot with some of the more serious subjects and heavier music. And production issues aside, I loved Subhuman Race. I tried with Solinger, and the rest, but they don't sound as edgy at all.

So, having never seen Skid Row or Baz before, I just don't know. Baz can't sing AT ALL. I mean, he was so bad on his last tour, I had a cheap ticket (15 bucks or something) and I passed given it was mid-week and I saw he was playing some lame 65-minute set with four opening bands. I had a Skid Row ticket for this TINY (less than 100 people) club in midtown about 10 years ago, and passed on that too, for some reason.

When ZP was announced, I thought they made an improvement on Solinger and Harnell. The former was just too bland, and the latter too polished. I'm interested in seeing them, but if only ZP is into it, and the rest of the band is just standing there, forget it. Such a shame. I get that Baz let his voice go to shit, and he's not easy to work with. And I realize that in their 50s, Rachel, Snake, and Scotty just don't really care, they are getting paid. But that band had something really special that still touches a nerve, and you'd think they'd at least get in a room and talk about their issues.
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Checked out another Brent podcast album in Savage Messiah's Hands of Fate.  This is really good.  Straightfoward metal but no bullshit with some great melodies and really tasting soloing.  Good length too as it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Did I not send this in your roulette? Sent it in someoneís 😀. Very good album.

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The second half is better, but the first half especially is kind of icky.

I liked that though. No one is doing the 80s very well at the moment. I felt the nostalgia 😀

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The second half is better, but the first half especially is kind of icky.

I liked that though. No one is doing the 80s very well at the moment. I felt the nostalgia 😀

"Nostalgia" for you is like a kidney stone for Tim.   :lol
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That kind of nostalgia is.
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Checked out another Brent podcast album in Savage Messiah's Hands of Fate.  This is really good.  Straightfoward metal but no bullshit with some great melodies and really tasting soloing.  Good length too as it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Did I not send this in your roulette? Sent it in someoneís 😀. Very good album.

Nah mate, pretty sure you didn't.  It's indeed a ripper though.

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

Yeah, I'm glad that the car I bought a year ago still has one.

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

How the fuck do you play your music then?

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

How the fuck do you play your music then?

Bluetooth or there is generally a USB connection...somewhere.

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I think Uncle Tim hacked Kade's account  :lol
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Metal Church played near my house last weekend.  Sadly, I didn't have the time to go, but it made me go back and do a bit of a deep dive into the first two records, and all of the Mike Howe albums.

I'm loving Blessed in Disguise, XI and the new one.  Also enjoying Hanging in the Balance so far, and I have two of the live albums as well.

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

Now that I think about it, it's been a while since I've seen one sold with a cassette player too!  :neverusethis:
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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

How the fuck do you play your music then?

Bluetooth or there is generally a USB connection...somewhere.

Yes, there is, and while the young hipsters are still ripping and encoding their latest mp3 stuff to the usb-drive, I'm already cruisin' and blasting my new cd on my old-fashioned cd player.  :biggrin: :metal

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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

Now that I think about it, it's been a while since I've seen one sold with a cassette player too!  :neverusethis:

I reckon I have the last model on Planet Earth to feature a tape deck - a 2008 Lexus RX 350
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On a side note I had been car shopping the last couple of weeks and I came to notice that it seems like 98% of new cars no longer have a CD player in it.

Iím sure most people donít care, but most of us in this thread would get annoyed with that.

Thatís ok, Iím just now full time Boneyard and Hair Nation!  :metal :metal :metal :metal

Now that I think about it, it's been a while since I've seen one sold with a cassette player too!  :neverusethis:

I reckon I have the last model on Planet Earth to feature a tape deck - a 2008 Lexus RX 350

Why am I *not* surprised.  Do you still have some Maxell XLII's to drop in there?  Or were you more of a TDK guy?
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Metal Church played near my house last weekend.  Sadly, I didn't have the time to go, but it made me go back and do a bit of a deep dive into the first two records, and all of the Mike Howe albums.

I'm loving Blessed in Disguise, XI and the new one.  Also enjoying Hanging in the Balance so far, and I have two of the live albums as well.

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Blessing In Disguise and Hanging In The Balance tied it for a spot in my DTF Top 50.   The later albums don't do it for my quite as much but for me Howe is the voice of Metal Church.  Never got into the earlier stuff quite as much.
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