all those going to the Opeth tour next month, be sure to check out Tapping the Vein, they are playing first. Female fronted hard rock, a little like "How to measure..." era Gathering. Very good stuff, actually. I've already ordered the album. Opeth, Irving Plaza, Sunday, January 19, 2003: amazing! By the way, this is the first time in my memory that a European metal band is headlining Irving Plaza. The rare Euro band that made it to NY usually goes to L'Amours, way out in Brooklyn, like Opeth did in 2001. It makes it all the better that Opeth have broken through and are now headlining Irving Plaza. As a matter of fact, when I saw Porcupine Tree at Irving last month, Peter Lindgren was in the house. Steve Wilson announced this from the stage.