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Stratovarius live at Tavastia-klubi, Helsinki on November 30th, 2013

After the encore was over, the audience raised Stratovarius’s flags and asked the band for more. And they gave them more – there was the second encore closing up the show with the song “Hunting High and Low”, which lyrics might be the band’s motto: “Now I’m leaving my worries behind/Feel the freedom of body and mind/I’m starting my journey, I’m drifting away with the wind, I go”.

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Firehouse live at Amo’s Southend in Charlotte, NC on Dec 13th, 2013

Speaking of Firehouse, as I have mentioned this was probably my 7-8 time seeing them live. Clearly I’m not only a fan, but a committed fan. I keep seeing them live because they never fail to put on an awesome show. Allen, Bill, CJ, and Michael are all four exceptional musicians and give 100% to their fans no matter what is going on in their personal lives. That is one of the things that I respect the most from them

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Mindless Self Indulgence live at Nestori, Helsinki, Finland on November 22nd, 2013

Will they look as pathetic as aging rock stars or will they manage to keep their self-irony and reinvent themselves again without reinventing the wheel? “All the problems make me wanna go/Like a bad girl straight to video/Little darling welcome to the show/You’re a failure played in stereo” (MSI “Straight to Video”)

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Fates Warning live at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville, NY on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

All reports we’re glaring as they belted some old numbers with a new mix of the new material as well. A big bill with 5 bands opening for Fates, including support and fellow progressive metallers Halcyon Way. It all build anticipation for one of the old school bands to make it’s long way back to where they belong. Welcome back FW here’s hoping it doesn’t take another decade to release new material.