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by Craig Newman – Columnist – September 26th, 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. – The last time Within Temptation performed across North America was seven years ago and last year Amaranthe headlined their first North America tour. Tonight was the second show of their North [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – The wait is finally over. This Fall if you were looking for an album that explodes with huge guitar riffs and explosive vocals than World On Fire featuring Slash and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will ignite your world. This is the third album by [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swiss melodic rock kings Gotthard are back with a new studio album, their eleventh overall, titled Bang!. It’s the second album since the unfortunate death of founding vocalist Steve Lee, whose shadow still looms large over the band. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 2008, Are You Ready to Rock was the third album from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. In recent years Eclipse, which features singer/guitarist Erik Martensson (also with W.E.T.) – has become one of the brightest [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Ronny Lee is a name that might not have been a trademark in the world of rock and perhaps is not so widely known. This status quo, however, may be just about to change as his debut album Original Retro comes out this year – the seasoned [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Midnight Rising is the fourth progressive metal release from the trio that calls themselves Oceans of Night. This Scott Mosher led project blends melodic progressive rock with heavy metal, and delivers it with a bit of theatrical flair. Oceans of Night is [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 20th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Every once in awhile the stars align to give classic rock music fans an epic night of rock and roll. On Saturday Sept. 20 the night kicked off with Tesla at The Eastside Cannery. It has been [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – How many bands from the ‘80s were thought of as promising or attention-grabbers back in the day, only to fall into obscurity and be lost in the midst of time as soon as the decade ended? A countless number, perhaps, as one can count on their [...]
Edge Of Paradise Tour Diary – While it certainly was not the band’s first time cranking the volume out of California, this trip marks the first go in the Lone-Star state. Texas, which is the size of a small country, has a taste for music being served up loud and heavy. Edge of Paradise is [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – The Chimpz swing back onto the scene with a raucous new EP and rap-rock fans should be happier than a kid getting a barrel full of dancing monkeys for Christmas. One of the tracks (“Right to Left”) has already been featured on the record-breaking [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Richie Faulkner is Louder Than Life in a renewed, inspired Judas Priest – Richie Faulkner’s modest as he tries to gracefully deflect flattering comments aimed at him by Judas Priest front-man and the metal god himself, Rob Halford. Many, [...]
HORNET have announced that they will be releasing a brand new EP, the follow up to their debut album ‘Skies Are Falling’, alongside a modern sound and look. The first single ‘Cry Wolf’, from their as-yet-untitled EP will be dropping on November 25th with a dramatic music video. Phil Kinman [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – There have been some major changes in the Evergrey camp since the Swedish dark progressive metal pioneers released their 2011 album Glorious Collision. Drummer Hannes Van Dahl left to join Sabaton, so former Evergrey drummer Jonas Ekdahl [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – There has been a resurgence in recent years of Toto-inspired AOR. Bands like Sonic Station, Lionville and Houston have all done well revisiting that classic sound, but the unquestioned leader of the new AOR pack is Sweden’s Work of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Lest we think that British rock is all Coldplay and Radiohead, here comes York-based Scream Arena to remind us that British rock n’ roll used to be fun. The band hooked up with melodic rock veteran Paul Sabu (Only Child) to bring [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Don’t be fooled by the title of the ninth endeavor of the Swedish Power Metal giants! Even though the title of Hammerfall’s newly released album suggest there’s been some kind of (r)evolution going on, the truth is that it has the band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Traditional heavy metal has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, with classic bands like Saxon, Angel Witch and Satan releasing albums worthy of the NWOBHM glory days, and bands like Enforcer, Visigoth and Skull Fist taking up the [...]
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