The Foundry: Where Metal Is Made tour continues to reforgeÂ the flames of metal across the USA.
The Foundry: Where Metal Is Made super-group continues to leave a trail of bleeding ears and blown out vocal cords on their US tour. This night found them at the 89 North Music Venue following an in-store acoustic setÂ atÂ GrandÂ SlamÂ Collectibles earlier in the day. WithÂ Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden), bassist John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob), guitarist Rick Plester (Black Symphony), and drummer A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) this juggernaut of a rock show cranks it up to eleven andÂ packsÂ a huge punch of metal to your face.
The crowd this evening might have been sparse for a Thursday night but it was more than energetic.Â Bayley never letsÂ any member of the audienceÂ shy away from full immersion in the show. Commandeering the stage he fully engaged the fans encouraging them to sing along, often face-to-face with them in the microphone or raising his arms up to queue a swelling cheer.
The amazing guitar work of Plester is nothing short of extraordinary. Pulling every trick, pose andÂ technique out of the manual of guitar style, this virtuoso held the venue in awe with his chops. Moyer is just as much an equal on bass, dreadlocked hair flyingÂ and strings snapping as he countered Plester with his own stylistic moves. The beast of the beats Pero pummeled his kit on through the night with anÂ drum solo interspersed in a Twisted Sister medley. The set-listÂ from the evening included aÂ mixture of songs from each members former bands with Moyer filling in the vocal on “Children Of The Grave” while Bayley went roaming through the crowd.
The support acts for the evening were the perfect appetizer to warm the crowd for the evening. Sonic Bliss opened the evening playing several songs from their latest CD release “Loved to Death.” while I, IgniteÂ showcasedÂ songs from their new EP “Rise and Define.” TheÂ VinylÂ Plane held their “Never Pay the Devil” CD release partyÂ as direct support to The Foundry. Check their links below to listen to their music and give your support to all the local hardworking musicians who bust their chops night after night for the love of music.
All images courtesy of Brian Matus
The Foundry: Where Metal is Made