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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Twenty five years ago they had it all, musicians of the bands well-known in the English club circuit, who formed one of the most promising acts, performing at Manchester’s answer to Sunset Strip … Oxford Road, supporting the likes of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1988, What Do You Know About Rock ‘n Roll? was the second album from Minneapolis-based glam metal band Slave Raider. The term “cult classic” gets tossed around pretty freely, but in Slave Raider’s case it [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — The members of Shaman’s Harvest are no strangers to the Rock on the Range stage. In 2010, the band played the festival for the first time in support of their album Shine. Now 5 years have passed and the band has made their triumphant return to [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — On Saturday May 16th, the new supergroup known as Saint Asonia played their first show in front of a live audience at the Rock on the Range music festival in Columbus, OH. Not too shabby for a first gig. Saint Asonia is made up of vocalist Adam [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for fans of Symphonic/Progressive/Power Metal. We’ve already seen outstanding releases from Nightwish and Damnation Angels; now Kamelot has delivered their much-anticipated follow-up to [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Veteran British hard-rockers Thunder have released their 10th studio album after a six year hiatus – and Wonder Days is indeed a wonder, proving that this decades old band hasn’t lost a step. A gritty yet reflective album, Wonder Days is a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German Melodic Metal collaboration Wolfpakk returned this year with a new album, their third to date, titled Rise of the Animal. Wolfpakk is, of course, the project put together by vocalists Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanova) and Mark [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Perspective is the latest offering from Florida-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jace Pawlak, whose previous releases came under the Jace and Chasing Magic banners. Pawlak has also been involved in the songwriting process [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — You probably know Rob Lane, or Laney74 as he’s sometimes referred to, as the bassist in Teenage Casket Company (TCC) or as the sometimes European touring bassist for Bulletboys. Or, you may have heard the original Straight to Video EP that came out [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — 2014 in Sabaton’s camp was a real trial of fire. After having introduced the new line-up to their audience with their live album Swedish Empire Live, they convinced the disbelievers with a full length studio effort Heroes. A year later, the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — After a 3-year break guitar virtuoso Christophe Godin returns to the helm of this leading-edge French trio to take it on another mind-boggling adventure. With 20 years of music-making under its belt, the band remains the quirkiest rock act Europe [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — May 17, 2015 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH. — Day 3 wrapped with the final wave of experienced ROTR veteran bands and many first time, up and comers closing the festival down with metallic ecstasy. Rock On The Range 2015: Day 3 Concert [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist– May 16, 2015 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH. — On day 2 the line up for Rock On The Range 2015 continued to showcase experienced ROTR veteran bands and many first time, up and comers. Rock On The Range 2015: Day 2 Concert Photo Gallery « [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — May 15, 2015 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH. — America’s Greatest Rock Festival Does It Again For three consecutive years, America’s greatest rock festival, Rock On The Range, was completely sold out with over 100,000 rapid [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — We Rock/Metal listeners are people who perceive the world in simplistic categories, it seems. In accordance with this fact, new and coming bands are given every right to make drastic changes style- and sound-wise, either to define their own [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Having started over 20 years ago playing knotty math Metal, ATP gradually grew into a phenomenally expansive band. These days the trio digs deeper and wider than anyone else on today’s rock scene. But it’s been a long journey — moving from [...]
After the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Game On’ earlier in the year the band are back with second single and music video ‘Bull By The Horns’ … The Scottish all-girl three piece produce boisterous classic rock tunes full of gargantuan riffs, meaty bass lines and more [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The traditional heavy metal revival in the United States has been in full swing for several years now, but every once in a while a band will emerge from the underground and take the scene by storm. We’ve been lucky enough to see two [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — After seven long years, we finally saw the return of Dan Swano’s Nightingale at the end of 2014. Retribution is the title of the new album, the band’s seventh release to date, and the first we’ve seen since 2007’s White Darkness. [...]
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