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by Alex Barbieri – Sr. Columnist — They’re a modern-day sober Sid and Nancy: Singer Scotty Anarchy (a.k.a. Scott Wawrzyniak) and wife/bassist Jeanne Sagan of Connecticut Melodic Metal band, Crossing Rubicon (CR). A molten blend of ‘80s hooks and musicianship with Modern Rock power [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — Spain is well known for its Flamenco music, but the country has many great talents to discover in other genres. Synlakross, a Death Metal band from Valencia, is one of those groups. The band recently released its second album, Death Bullets [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — What comes around goes around, they say – as testified by the Scottish hard rock group La Paz (fronted by former Rainbow, Tank, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force etc. as well as current Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock and Demon’s Eye [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — You’d think that long-running German Power Metal band Iron Savior might have stopped to take a breath, what with releasing the re-recorded Megatropolis 2.0 and the massive live set Live at the Final Frontier since their last studio album (the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Ah, the infamous self-titled album. When you see that from a band and it’s not their debut album, you know they’re either a) completely reinventing its sound or b) attempting to press the “reset button” on their career. Given the fact that this [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Any drinking club that featured the likes of John Lennon, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, the immortal Alice Cooper is certainly worthy of tribute. Thankfully musician-turned-actor-turned-musician Johnny Depp not only agreed with this sentiment [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — As the well-known names of the music industry join forces to create something together, a result – the emergence of a so-called super-group – is burdened with a multitude of expectations from the very start. You can deal with them in two [...]
by Chris A. – Sr. Photojournalist — July 5, 2016 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. — For over three decades, Def Leppard has been recording and performing their brand of Hard Melodic Rock n’ Roll. In Cincinnati, the band performed a good variety of classic and [...]
Miami, Florida based Hard Rock band GEARS have announced that they’ll be hitting the road with TRAPT for a 15 date run beginning July 16th at The Publik House in Tupelo, MS and winding up August 2nd at The Metal Grille in Cudahy, WI. We’re really excited to have the opportunity to [...]
by Marija Brettle – Sr. Columnist — Lynne Jackaman of Jackaman Photo copyright John McMurtrie After her departure from the London-based rock and soul band Saint Jude, front-woman Lynne Jackaman has taken her time to craft some songs which not only highlight her soulful voice, but also [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — There are many a path to tread for a versatile musician, and it can be safely assumed Michal Pakulski’s trodden them all. Not only has the Warsaw-based guitar player earned his chops as a leader of many bands and projects – he also got to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — The Divebomb label has a knack for finding those “wrong place, wrong time” bands that have been largely forgotten but deserve a fresh look, and German band Skeptic Sense is definitely one of those bands. Their sole album – 1994’s Presence [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Heavy Power Metal band Mystic Prophecy returned earlier this year with a new album, their ninth overall, titled War Brigade. It’s an apt title for an album by a band that’s been waging their heavy, intense campaign on the Power Metal [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Five years. That’s how long Widow made us wait for a follow-up to their fantastic 2011 album Life’s Blood. The North Carolina-based traditional metal band hasn’t exactly been idle during that time, playing shows all over the world, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Based in Los Angeles, guitarist Vernon Neilly is an established musician who, over the course of his career, has worked and performed with the late Johnny Guitar Watson, Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, Slash and several other well-known artists. As a [...]
by Chris Willow – Columnist — Lords of Black vocalist Ronnie Romero finds himself fronting the incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Following up Rainbow’s recent live performances Romero took time to answer a few questions about his music career from Rainbow to Lords of [...]
by Mike Allen – Columnist — June 29, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. — Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime 2016 Tour. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, the three original members of Guns N’ Roses, put on a power-packed show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, [...]
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