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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Originally released in 1991, Second Coming is the – you guessed it – second album from Swedish glam metal band Shotgun Messiah. The band, which was more or less Sweden’s answer to the Hollywood hair metal scene, made a major splash with their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Swedish glam metal band Shotgun Messiah made their debut in 1989 with this self-titled release. The band, which was more or less Sweden’s answer to the Hollywood hair metal scene, was originally known as Kingpin and featured vocalist Zinny Zan [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Even if pink’s the new black, the deliberately cheesy cover artwork for this album is not exactly a sight for the sore eyes. And still, it’s good news to see Hungryheart back in the game, five years after their previous album One Ticket To [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Literary duo Mark Allen and Derric Miller know how to chill spines with their own ferocious brand of horror fiction. Still, their newest novel titled Gristle pushes the shock-and-gore factor a whole stage further, like none of their previous [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Finnish melodic/glam/sleaze/party (take your pick) rockers Santa Cruz are back with a new album, their third overall. It’s a self-titled release, which typically means a band is: a) redefining their sound or b) going back to their roots after an [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — June 20, 2015 at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH. — The career of Sammy Hagar is a rarity in the music world, not only because of the longevity but also for its consistency. The Red Rocker, whether it be with Montrose, Van Halen, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Even while he was the frontman of the massively successful band Pantera, Phil Anselmo was always staying busy with offshoot musical projects like Southern Isolation and Viking Crown. Some of those side projects (Down and Superjoint Ritual) ended up [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Finnish “all-star” – Progressive, Melodic Death, Doom Metal – band Barren Earth is back with a new album, their third full-length release, titled On Lonely Towers. The band features bassist Olli-Pekka Laine (ex-Amorphis), keyboardist [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Plenty of artists have graced the stage at Red Rocks in Colorado, but very few of them have offered a set of classic Blues tunes from the catalogs of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf interpreted through one of Modern Blues’ greatest [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — June 20, 2015 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. — Spawning from the City of Angels, comes Sisters Ov The Blackmoon, a Rock/Metal band with an affinity for the occult. Although this band only has a handful of concerts under their belt, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Turtles All the Way Down is the seventh full-length release from Maryland-based progressive rock band Odin’s Court. It’s also the first album of all-new material since the band’s 2011 release Human Life in Motion. Since that point, the band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Swedish melodic hard rockers Degreed are back with a new album, their third to date, titled Dead But Not Forgotten. Degreed of course features the vocal (and bass) talents of Swedish Idol finalist Robin Ericsson alongside guitarist Daniel Johansson, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Pioneering Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen has just put the finishing touches on a superb live album entitled Luna Park Ride. For those not familiar with the name, Tarja is one of the most influential female singers in the Symphonic/Operatic Metal genres. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Whitesnake 2014 On the heels of the release of The Purple Album, rock legends Whitesnake are hitting the road on a North American tour featuring support from Ireland’s The Answer. The Purple Album is a tribute to Whitesnake frontman David [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Steve Coyne Conspiracy arrives with the debut album Feelings of Euphoria via Shredguy Records. Guitarist Steve Coyne is joined by fellow guitarist Jimi Bell; bassists Chris McCarvill, Steve Buskowe and Rob Liptrot; drummers BJ Zampa, Tom Swift and Ralph [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Andy the Kid is one talented lad, from playing with Wayne Static, to We Are The Riot, and this passionate individual is excited to take on his newest endeavor … a solo project. Senior Journalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Andy [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — June 6, 2015 at Bar Sinister in West Hollywood, CA. — For the fifth year in a row, the infamous William Control dominated Hollywood’s most notorious goth club, Bar Sinister. Causing even the doomiest, gloomiest fellow of the crowd to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Because you’re just not a proper metal label until you’ve done a Dio tribute album, Massacre Records has served up A Light in the Black: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio. Yes, another Dio tribute album, this one arriving around the same [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — May 8, 2015 at Diesel Concert Lounge in New Baltimore, MI. — September Mourning with Black Kraken, Ded By Dezine, and Dead in 5. Live! | September Mourning Concert Photo Gallery « ‹ 1 of 2 › » Visit the band online: [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — May 30, 2015 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Hot off the heels of performing at Rocklahoma, Australia rock band Ragdoll hit Las Vegas with a vengeance performing at Vamp’d on May 30. The show was a special benefit for Imagine and also included [...]
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