THE METAL WIRE: SHOW REVIEW***SLEEP Live @ THE VAN BUREN, Phoenix, Arizona 06/09/2018 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)
Jun17

THE METAL WIRE: SHOW REVIEW***SLEEP Live @ THE VAN BUREN, Phoenix, Arizona 06/09/2018 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)

THE METAL WIRE: SHOW REVIEW***SLEEP Live @ THE VAN BUREN, Phoenix, Arizona 06/09/2018 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point) Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2018 [Marc C. Pietrek filed the following report for VITRIOL, INC / A DARK UNITED FRONT (www.vitriolinc.com) on 06/17/2018 4:49PM EST] – Doom/stoner metal legends SLEEP brought their “weedian” slumber to the top-notch, superbly intimate Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona on...

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THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)
Apr02

THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)

THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point) Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 The DECIBEL MAGAZINE 2017 TOUR slithered its way through the valley of the diamondback rattlers on March 24, 2017. Let there be no mistake: the two headlining acts, KREATOR and OBITUARY,  were the ones leaving the fang marks. Nothing against the support acts...

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Demo 2016 – CANDLE
Feb20

Demo 2016 – CANDLE

Headphones are required. There is a lot going on, and you’re going to want to catch every single note of it! Candle’s ‘demo’ release opens with “Betrayal”, showcasing this Swedish five piece as they crush you with an almost stadium style anthem sound…vast and captivating or at the least – interesting.  With eyes closed, I’m taken back in my mind to the Oakland Coliseum circa 1987...

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METAL MARC’S OLD-SCHOOL VINYL PICK UPS: IRON MAIDEN ‘Maiden Japan’ (1981)
Feb09

METAL MARC’S OLD-SCHOOL VINYL PICK UPS: IRON MAIDEN ‘Maiden Japan’ (1981)

IRON MAIDEN: ‘Maiden Japan’ (1981) (Capital/EMI) Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Recorded (at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Nagoya, Japan on May 23, 1981) on the ‘Killers’ World Tour, IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Maiden Japan’ showcased their rewards of all the years of playing and practicing in halls, bars, basements, disco techs and wherever else that would have them. When many old-school head bangers think of...

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