Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England

Anyone who caught the HEAVY METAL KINGS show at Brighton Music Hall a few months back would agree it was a headbanger's ball, something like an hour-plus of hardcore bliss wrapped in a blumpkin from your favorite starlet. It was probably the first time in two years that I've hugged the stage for an entire set.

Well now ILL Bill and Vinnie Paz are back in New England -- in Portland, Vermont, and Providence -- which means there's another chance to witness the destruction. As they told me in my Phoenix article, the show packs both the new heat and a shitload of Non-Phixion, Jedi Mind Tricks, and Bill and Vinnie solo classics.

Plus they're on the road with Slaine, Q-Unique, and Outerspace, so this is pretty much a not-to-be-missed experience. Whether this ends up being a one-off run or a long Heavy Metal Kings reign, it's one of the best discs of the year for sure.

7/19/11 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

7/20/11 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

7/21/11 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met

7/22/11 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

Rap fans have been praying to Beelzebub since 2006 for Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz to tag-team a whole album after what they did on "Heavy Metal Kings" off the latter's Jedi Mind Tricks opus, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell. Like the legendary Prodigy verse off "Hell on Earth" that inspired the song's title, the collaboration was an instant classic, and one of the toughest gems these two roughneck rap icons have ever yielded.


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