WATCHTOWER: Brand-New Live Videos Posted Online

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER have posted two live videos from their May 1, 2004 appearance at the second annual Robb's Metal Works showcase in San Antonio, Texas. Check them out:

Social Fears (11 MB – Windows Media)
Control and Resistance (13 MB – Windows Media)

Commented WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek: "WATCHTOWER just played the Headway festival in Holland, and we also did a show here in San Antonio. I had a great time visiting Holland again, but we all had a better performance at the show in San Antonio. Well, all except for the last 15 seconds of the show when I dislocated my left knee... OUCH!!! We were at the tail end of '2112' when [singer] Jason [McMaster] was about to do the 'Attention, all planets on the solar federation, we have assumed control.' Instead, he said something like 'Somebody call an ambulance, Ron broke his leg.' Classic stuff!... Many thanks to the people who have emailed me asking if I'm OK. Well, I just played a gig tonight with my cover band DRAGONFLY at Sunken Gardens (3,000 in attendance) with a brace on my left knee and we had a fabulous time. It was a really cool gig! Yeah, I had to modify a few moves but by next week, the knee should be back to normal. All is cool!...

"One thing that I want to mention about WATCHTOWER getting together for these reunion gigs every several years. WATCHTOWER will not play live again until there is another CD released (I don't even want to say the name of the next CD because we're all tired of hearing it). That's what I should have said months ago when everyone was so gung-ho on doing the Headway festival and other possible local gigs. It's not that I didn't have a great time hanging out and playing live with Jason, [bassist] Doug [Keyser] and [drummer] Rick [Colaluca] in Holland and San Antonio this past month (OK, the knee dislocating wasn't much fun), but I'm tired of living in the past with these guys. When we were in Holland we talked extensively about what it would take to complete the CD, and now it's time to do something about it. Either we get the next CD done or we are totally over. And I want you guys to quote me on this. No new TOWER CD, no more 'reunion' gigs. Doug and I have been keeping in touch nearly every day, talking about tunes, arrangements, lyrics, recording, etc... so keep your fingers crossed. This might come together after all..."

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