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by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Echo Black at the sold-out Whisky a Go Go on November 11. After finding their way backstage, the group sat down to talk to Anabel about the band’s conception, their debut single Burn Another [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Melody & Madness is the new dynamic 6 song EP from the multi-talented duo of Phil Vincent and Vince O’Regan. Despite being only a duo, this pair continues to put out solid music that would shame most five piece acts. As is their prior releases, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Swedish Hard Rock band Casablanca, which features former Alice Cooper/Electric Angels guitarist Ryan Roxie as well as members of bands like Sahara Hotnights and Melody Club, has a new album out, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1991, For the Sake of Mankind was the second album from Norwegian Heavy/Power Metal band Artch. The band made quite an impression with their critically acclaimed debut Another Return a few years earlier, which put a European spin [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — What does an established act releasing a self-titled album suggest? The usual policy in the music industry is that the self-titled album is a debut one, therefore an introduction of an artist or a band to the audience. Among the older acts, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — America has a very vibrant underground Metal scene. Regardless of your preferred genre, you’re likely to find some extremely talented bands making great music. In the Power Metal scene, one of the most impressive young bands is Judicator, which was [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — As the 1980s came to a close, Los Angeles-based Heavy Metal band Bitch thought it was time for a change. Bitch was one of the earliest bands signed to the Metal Blade label, but was struggling to reach the kind of wider audiences that the Hollywood [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1988, Another Return was the debut album from Norwegian power metal band Artch. Obviously Norway’s best known contribution to metal is their infamous Black Metal scene, but before the corpse paint and church burnings, bands [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Fool is the second full length studio release from the Australian symphonic rock singer known as Darkyra Black. Like its predecessor Dragon Tears, Fool is a powerful, full story concept album that features fine musical performances by the band and the [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — October 26, 2015 at Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. — Monday, October 26, 2015 “A Nightmare On Pike Street”, an all-ages show, came to the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Mich. There were a total of Post-Hardcore/Metalcore bands scattered [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Alhtough his name is recognizable in the Swedish Melodic Rock scene for years, Nalle Pahlsson has released a solo album only recently. A bassist for bands such as Treat, Last Autumn’s Dream, Vindictiv or Therion shows many different dimensions [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — When you mention “old school” Metal, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest come to mind. As Darkness Dies has earned the privilege to be added to that list. Formerly known as Graven Image, As Darkness Dies (ADD) has been on the regional scene [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — In the months leading up to the October 30th North American release date of their latest studio album Battering Ram, U.K. Metal legends Saxon toured the States alongside the likes of Motörhead and Armored Saint. Frontman Biff Byford took a few [...]
Rockett Queen has unveiled the first video from their Goodnight California EP, “I Hate You.” A fan favorite at live shows, “I Hate You” brings the story of a contentious romantic relationship to life through a simple yet highly effective concept. “The concept was interesting to me because [...]
San Diego-based metallists Cage are set to return on October 30th (pre order here: http://tinyurl.com/psow5j4), with the release of their latest metallic tour de force, ‘Ancient Evil’ (via SMG Records), and a little more than a week later, the band will be hitting the northeast of the [...]
–THE FOUR-DAY, FOUR-NIGHT VOYAGE OUT OF MIAMI THIS FEBRUARY 22-26, ABOARD THE NCL PEARL– ANNOUNCES BIGGEST LINE-UP EVER IN ITS 5-YEAR HISTORY TESLA, STEVE VAI, EXTREME, SEBASTIAN BACH AND QUEENSRYCHE ARE AMONG 40-PLUS BANDS CONFIRMED PLUS, COMPLIMENTARY GUITAR FANTASY CAMPS FEATURING [...]
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