Dee Snider is one of the most recognisable and notorious frontmen of all time, ascending to hard rock royalty in the early 1980s as the lead singer for New York-based heavy rockers, TWISTED SISTER. Last year he unleashed his critically acclaimed new album ‘For The Love Of Metal’. Now the legend is headed to Australia for a unique set of shows in Sydney and Melbourne the first time in over 35 years.
It’s wet out side in Sydney tonight but “the rain is nothing to fear when you become the storm“. And a storm of heavy metal is about to be unleashed inside the Manning Bar. The Imposing frontman hits the stage backed by a killer band they open things up with Lies Are A Business taken from For The Love Of Metal.
Dee Snider is one of the most metal act’s i have ever seen, his fist clenched punching the sky, we raise our devil horns high in salute of this metal icon. Dee is absolute master of crowd engagement. The man loves metal and so do we, Dee and the band kept us head banging all night long to more then just his latest tracks the setlist is chock full of hits through out his career Burn In Hell and Under The Blade two such classics, he dedicates Roll Over You to Clive Palmer and then delivers to us the classic metal anthem We’re Not Gunna Take It as big fuck you and it’s in that moment the crowd really find their singing voices as we shout the chorus all in unison and with true passion.
Dee Snider and his band are living proof You Can’t Stop Rock n Roll and in true metal fashion they finish the set off big, feet up on the speakers guitars a blazing with I Wanna Rock. We know want more and we shout out for it they waste no time and oblige us with the title track from his latest album For The Love Of Metal and close big with the most fitting cover song for any metal audience but especially us Australian head banger’s a song that unites us all over the world AC/DC‘s Highway To Hell.
Melbourne your up next catch this mad man of metal Saturday, 2nd February at the Croxton for his shouted show and be present the following night Sunday, 3rd February as he does his spoken show and regals us with tales of his absolute fascinating life in this thing we love called Metal.
Review – Chad
Photo Gallery – Christian Ross