Photos by: Dhruv Kumar http://www.dhruvkumar.com/ Words by: Kunal Singh August 28th, 2019. Northwell Health Amphitheater in Wantagh at Jones Beach. This is the 13th year of Knotfest and another year of pushing a band to the limit. This lineup was something out of a childhood dream for many. Combining French Environmentalist Metal with […]
Dublin-based Pedophile Priests have premiered the much-awaited first single “Przeminęła” from their forthcoming sophomore album entitled “Cancer”, due for release on November 8th 2019 (full release details below). The title of the first single “Przeminęła” roughly translates from Polish to English as “Passed”, and the lyrics, which are also in Polish, deal with the challenges […]
It just goes to show in this day and age you don’t need pyro, monster video screens, smoke, and extravagant set designs to put on one of the best rock shows. All that is required is great songs and incredible performers, case in point; Extreme.
The past number of years have seen the band build a very solid reputation supporting and touring with internationally renowned bands such as Black Label Society, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Conan, Jinjer, Planet of Zeus and Yawning Man amongst many others and also sharing a stage with numerous prominent underground bands playing both headliner and support slots.
We were briefly teased with a taste of none other than Metallica when KoRn inserted “One” into a small section of the song. You know the part, “Darkness, imprisoning me, all that I see, absolute horror…” right up until the legendary Kirk Hammett solo. So close, we were so close.
Circle pit going, crowd surfing, arms in the air, this night was meant to be a glorious campaign of honest, fulfilling music.
Opening up their set with “Bow Down”, from their album Trauma, got fans rattled up and pits opened up and fans catching some good air time…
After a band dropped out. We did that song at the festival. And actually I was almost crying on stage. I’ve never, ever felt like that. But it was just, you know? People sang the chorus back and they’d never heard that song before.
We wrote a whole album two years ago and we scrapped the lot, everything – because we listened back to it and we thought, this isn’t us
Frontman Robin Zander, dressed head to foot in what looked like a white air force uniform with the stars and stripes tucked into his side, looked and sounded like the epitome of an American rock star.