Hot off the Press

September 2013

by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – Anabel Dflux sat down with goth-metal band Diminished 7 in the studio to talk about the band’s future plans, their upcoming Austin concert, and life as Hollywood rockers. Band: Alex Crescioni – Vocals William Liermann – Drums [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – V is the fifth studio release from melodic metal rockers Legion. Despite being fronted by the seemingly boundless energy of Phil Vincent, Legion truly showcases the songwriting skills and massive guitar chops of Vince O’Regan. Edgy melodic metal is the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Korn is gearing up for their eleventh studio release The Paradigm Shift on October 8th. The CD marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. The Paradigm Shift is full of catchy melodies infused with the infectious vocals of Jonathan Davis. In [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – JULY 21-22, 2013 in Clisson, France – DOWN’s press conference at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, guitar (1991–present) Pepper Keenan – guitar (1991–present) [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – September 8th 2013 at Theatre Sébastopol in Lille, France – Steve Vai Story of Light Europe 2013 Tour Set List: 1. Racing the World 2. Velorum 3. Building the Church 4. Tender Surrender 5. Gravity Storm 6. Dave Weiner solo 7. Weeping China [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to talk to DARKC3LL’s very own Jesse Dracman, an Australian metal band that has caused quite the buzz. Anabel talked to Jesse about the new album Dark Verses, due to be released on September 2th, as well [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Columnist – Starting his career in the early 90s as one of Mike Varney’s protégés, Michael Lee Firkins nevertheless managed to avoid participating in the chops game of the time. Composition, insight, and expression of spontaneous feeling always meant more to him [...]
by Ed Esposito – Photojournalist – September 6, 20132 at Bergen Performance Center in Englewood, NJ – Kix, the “old road warriors” made a successful return engagement at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. While other bands of their genre are out playing and to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – After delivering one of the absolute best progressive metal albums of the decade with 2011’s Bilateral, it’s safe to say that expectations were very high for Leprous’s follow-up effort. The Norwegian band, who also double as former [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – With Locked & Loaded, Eve To Adam (ETA) have moved from the modern rock minor leagues to the majors. Not by proffering anything innovative to the proverbial table, but by precisely nailing the genre in which they have elected to operate. All the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – September 16th, 2013 on at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. – Rockstar Allegiance Tour with Airbourne (not present during the LA date), All That Remains, and Volbeat. All That Remains Band Members: Philip Labonte – vocals Mike [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 15, 20132 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. – The Carnival Of Madness Tour rolled into Las Vegas at The Joint with a vengeance. As I pulled into the garage parking lot the drummer from Shinedown greeted patrons. The concert bill featured some [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 14, 20132 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Sebastian Bach made a rare intimate appearance at Vamp’d with the Sin City Sinners on Sept. 14. Fans arrived early for this special packed house event. One of the hardest working bands in Vegas, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1989, The Work of Idle Hands was the debut album from UK thrash metal band Slammer. The band was a lesser known player in a lesser known scene, but their music was certainly up to the standards of their American [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – September 16th, 2013 on at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. – Finnish love metal-ers HIM returned to the states after a lengthy hiatus on September 16th. Due to an unfortunate illness earlier this year, the band was forced to cancel [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – One of the more promising bands in the whole resurgence of occult-themed heavy/stoner/psychedelic rock is Canadian act Blood Ceremony, who has returned with their third album, titled The Eldritch Dark. Blood Ceremony’s approach to old [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Looking for a new CD to rock during the fall/Halloween season? Check out Riot Kings’ Devil’s Medicine. One of the pleasures of following a good band is seeing them become great over time. Such is the case with Connecticut’s Riot Kings, one of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – California-based traditional heavy metal warriors White Wizzard are back with a new album this year. The Devil’s Cut is the band’s third full-length album, and as with nearly all of their previous releases it features an almost [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – In 2010 German melodic rock label, Avenue of Allies released Shining Line, one of the most ambitious albums of their catalog, an all-star melodic rock project based on the songwriting core of bassist Amos Monti and drummer Pierpaolo Monti. 2013 sees [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – September 10, 2013 at The Jazz Café in London, United Kingdom – You scan the stage trying to spot the legendary star attraction, and for a moment become confused. There is a skinny young chap full of jolting energy behind the stacks of [...]
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