at the Moda Center, Portland, OR, USA, August 2, 2019

Sebastian Danzig of PALAYE ROYALE (Live at the Moda Center, Portland, OR, USA, August 2, 2019)
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

Great energy opener for Twins of Evil tour

Friday night in Portland, Oregon the audience was treated to an energetic opening act: Palaye Royale. I was not familiar with this band previous to the concert, other than catching about 3 videos the late night before the show. On video, the band is a 3 piece, slick rock band with almost a pop feel. Live they take on a whole different energy.

Remington Leith on vocals for Palaye Royale.
Photo: Bryce Van Patten

Vocalist Remington Leith was in great form singing the Stooges classic “I wanna’ be your dog”. I felt more like I was at a punk show, and that was great.

Emerson Barrett on the drums for Palaye Royale at the Moda Center, Portland, Oregon.
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Great supporting players

I can’t find the names of the supporting players in the band, but they were all fantastic here in Portland. With the solid drumming of Emerson Barrett to drive the band, they put up a strong showing to open what a lot of people would consider a pretty classic metal tour.

Palaye Royale lead guitarist.
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From what I could find out, this is the setlist for the tour. I recommend this band, and I think if you are not too ready for Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, you will really find something great from this young band.

The Setlist

I Wanna’ Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover)
Don’t Feel Quite Right
You’ll Be Fine
Fucking with My Head
Get Higher
How Do You Do?

Review and photos by Bryce Van Patten.

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  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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