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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Now here’s an interesting item unearthed by the Divebomb label as part of their Bootcamp series spotlighting rare and forgotten demo recordings. The Hidden was a short-lived project put together by four veterans of the Swedish metal scene – [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 22th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Red Dragon Cartel is back on the road and performed a special show at Vamp’d in Las Vegas. The night was a star-studded affair as many rockers came through the door to see Jake E. Lee perform [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Riding the waves of popularity from the great success of their last studio album, Dutch symphonic metal masters Within Temptation and their label, Nuclear Blast, have just released Enter & The Dance. This is a win for any new fans of the band as it [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Lead vocalist Big Dad Rich often describes Texas Hippie Coalition’s sound as Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top having a child raised by Pantera, and that southern-metal formula rolls on unabated like a monster truck with no brakes on their fourth album. This [...]
by Bryan Sims – Photographer – November 20th, 2014 at The Machine Shop, Flint, MI. – The Texas Hippie Coalition is currently out on the road touring in support of their new album Ride On. Set List: EL DIABLO MONSTER IN ME OUTLAW TURN IT UP TROUBLESOME TIMES FIRE IN HOLE GO PRO [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 25th, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CN. – Emmure is headlining the Eternal Enemies Tour in support of their newest release, Eternal Enemies which dropped in April 2014. A circle pit, crowd surfing and all around balls to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 20th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen returned to Las Vegas at Vamp’d on Nov. 20. Richie recently performed with The Winery Dogs at the same venue. For some reason, I seemed to enjoy Richie’s show [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Although it’s rather raw hard rock sound of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo that you associate immediately with the land Down Under, there’s much more that Australia holds in store for the rock-oriented music fans. From the Melbourne-based pomp rock [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Just one year after their last release (2013’s The Nexus), Swedish pop metal sensation Amaranthe is back with a new album, their third overall, titled Massive Addictive. The band seems to have both momentum and serious backing from their label, so [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Aurin is a four piece alternative rock act hailing from New Jersey, and the band has just released a new CD entitled Catharsis. A heavy blend of alternative, new metal, and dark rock elements, Aurin’s music and lyrics are modern yet raw, and packed [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – Oakland, Calif. band Machine Head recently released their eighth album titled Bloodstone and Diamonds. The first album to feature new bassist, Jared MacEachern, is already receiving rave reviews from fans, fellow musicians and the entire music [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is the quintessential guitar hero. For millions across the globe, his riffs are the soundtrack of their lives. In the canon of classic rock songwriting, the (Steven) Tyler/Perry pair up is second only to Lennon/McCartney. You [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournlaist – November 22nd, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. – Starting their set with burst of colored confetti combined with the shrill screams of a sold out theater, Pierce The Veil (PTV) made a dramatic entrance and kept the energy pinned [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – AqME is a French Alternative Metal band originating from Paris. Vocalist Vincent Peignart-Mancini recently talked with Christophe Pauly about replacing Thomas Thirrion, his bands before AqME, the new album Dévisager Dieu and more … [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – As for Riot, the band wouldn’t have needed any introduction among the metal circle – there’s an entire generation of fans who banged their heads and pumped their fists to anthems such as “Warrior” or “Thundersteel” this [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Southern Rock is a subgenre of rock that was always all about the quality and impact of the live performance, often favored to the studio crafts. Playing live in concert allowed the Dixie rockers not only to indulge themselves in the extended [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1991, Play God was the second full-length album from Reverend, the power/thrash metal band formed by vocalist David Wayne (R.I.P.) after his departure from Metal Church. In the year since Reverend’s debut [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Now here’s an album no one saw coming. Swedish band Dynazty already had three albums under their belts, all of which followed the basic sleaze/melodic rock approach of bands like Hardcore Superstar and Crashdiet. That’s about all [...]
The 1970s … Ah – It was the decade of giants. Following in the footsteps of the great bands of the ’60s, including The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who. etc. The bands of the ’70s took Hard Rock and Metal to an entirely different level. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Well, the guys in Adriangale sure didn’t waste any time following up their 2013 release Suckerpunch. Granted, it did take them the better part of a decade to get that one out, but still, it is a bit surprising in this day and age to [...]
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