After the tragic events that took place in Paris, France the day before at the Eagles of Death Metal show, I was somewhat concerned about what security would be like at the Armored Saint concert at M15 in Corona, California on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. As it turned out though, I was concerned for no reason at all… Security and police were on point and the show went off with out any issues.
John Bush, Joey Vera, Phil Sandoval, Gonzo Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, looked and sounded great as they kicked ass on a set that included the title track from their latest release ‘Win Hands Down,’ ‘March of the Saint’ and the classic ‘Can U Deliver.’
It was great to see all the fans have a good time even though one fan had a little too much to drink and almost got beat for being an ass.
Armored Saint is on tour now. Be sure to catch them live before it’s too late. Here are a few more photos of the show… enjoy. -Ralph
King Diamond and special guest Exodus played The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California on November 5th and 6th, 2015. METAL SHOP Rocks attended the second show.
Exodus hit the stage right on time and kicked ass with a short set that included ‘Exodus,’ ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Impaler’ and ‘Toxic Waltz.’
King Diamond has to be one of the best, most underrated singers in all of metal music. He can belt out the high notes like no other singer I have witnessed live. Having seen him this past summer at Mayhem Fest, I knew he would have great production and deliver another memorable show.
King Diamond opened with ‘Welcome Home King’ and he made his way onstage while pushing a wheel chair with a very old looking woman. He sings about a grandmother in this song, but not a sweet grandmother and as the song went on, she eventually got up and walked off stage as King Diamond would act like he wanted to hit her in the head with his bone cross microphone.
As the show continued, King Diamond blasted through a set that included two Mercyful Fate songs and the entire ‘Abigail’ album.
Make sure you get your tickets for the remaining dates of this tour. Special thanks to Adrenaline PR for making this happen for METAL SHOP Rocks. Here are a few more photos of the show and video of Exodus performing ‘Toxic Waltz.’ -Ralph