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by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — Among the first generation of Thrash bands still keeping it brutal and, more importantly, relevant today, is Testament. This shredding legend has now released its 11th studio album Brotherhood of the Snake and is showing no signs of letting up or fading [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — December 4, 2016 at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — After seeing The Dead Daises and The Answer at an earlier gig during the band’s co-headlining European winter tour and really digging the music, I went again. But this [...]
by Jennifer Mann – Photojournalist — November 26, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ — Thanksgiving: Expression of gratitude for our blessings and sharing freely with others. Sixx:A.M. shared their Thanksgiving weekend with thousands of enthusiastic, devoted fans in Newark, [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — It has gotta be said, it just doesn’t get better than this. Integrating so many things that make something great – one of the great bands of Melodic Hard Rock, fronted by one of the great voices, remastered by one of the great talents in [...]
by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — November 26, 2016 at The Diamond Rock Club in N. Ireland — RavenEye come to the end of another U.K. tour, and much to the delight of Northern Irish fans, the band found its way back to The Diamond Rock Club for its penultimate show. RavenEye, an [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — IK Multimedia continues its quest to deliver high-quality virtual instruments for the recording artist. The company’s latest virtual instrument focuses on the bass. MODO BASS® is a customizable physically modeled bass that is easy to use and delivers a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Still rockin’ the world like a hurricane, the Scorpions are back with another live concert video release. Live in Munich 2012 captures the band on its 2012 tour in support 2010’s studio album Sting in the Tail. This was the final Dec. 17, 2012 show of [...]
by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — The guys in RavenEye are either extra-terrestrials or they are supercharged with a nitrous injection of fuel. When they landed in Northern Ireland on the 26th of November the smoke was still smoldering from their hard working even harder rocking heels, [...]
by Michael Allen – Guest Columnist — November 18, 2016 at The Carlsen Center in Overland Park Kan. — Say what you will about Foreigner, but, at this point, a lot of people consider it a cover band. Jeff Pilson and Kelly Hansen have been in the band for nearly 13 years. As for Mick [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — November 24, 2016 at the Phoenix Lounge in Harrisburg S.D. — So Ron Keel, ever the nomad, found his way to Sioux Falls, S.D. about a year ago. Dude don’t stay long in one area, so those of us in the Dakota Territories are glad to have him [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — November 13, 2016 at The Folly Theater in Kansas City, MO. — British Prog-Rock veteran, Bruce Soord first U.S. tour opening for Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, Steven Wilson, made a stop in Kansas City November 13th. Known for his mainstay [...]
by Brenda McTaggart – Columnist — The Doomsday Kingdom is the brainchild of Leif Edling (or Doomfather as he prefers), the multi-talented musician and mastermind behind Candlemass and Avatarium. After a severe case of chronic fatigue syndrome two years ago, Edling took a well-earned [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Waiting is hard, and waiting for good music is harder. It has been 3 long years since we last heard new material from Danish Metal masters Pretty Maids, but the wait – as hard as it was – was worth it. Kingmaker, the band’s 15th studio release, is [...]
Gold selling rock band Sonic Syndicate recently released their most daring album yet. The new album Confessions has turned out to be a success, but it has also brought light upon the discussion about artistic freedom since the band has chosen to leave the hardest of their old metal sound behind. [...]
DESTROYER debut gets re-issue and first time ever on CD, with bonus tracks. Heaven and Hell Records continue to bring you re-issues U.S. metal cult classics, this time New Pennsylvania three piece wrecking crew Destroyer’s debut ‘Optimum D.S.I from 1988. A classic U.S. metal release of [...]
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