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by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — MAY 3, 2013 at MOHEGAN SUN ARENA in UNCASVILLE, CT. Shinedown is from Jacksonville Florida. Producing hit albums since 2003, Brent Smith (vocals), Eric Bass (bass/piano), Zach Myers (guitar) and Barry Kerch (drums), rocked the Mohegan Sun Arena. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Danish metal outfit Volbeat recently toured North America alongside support bands Spoken and Danko Jones in conjunction with the release of their latest studio album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The record is the first to feature to feature the [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist — Slayer is officially over. The founding member and guitarist of the thrash-metal band, Jeff Hanneman, passed away last Thursday May 2, 2013 of liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 49-years-old. About two years ago, the guitarist [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The metal world recently experienced a major loss with the death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman died Thursday, May 2 of liver failure. He was only 49. A spider bite was said to play a crucial role in his death. He was born in Oakland, Calif. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — APRIL 27, 2013 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV. — Book Of Doom Acoustic Tour Black Label Society front-man Zakk Wylde recently made a special appearance on his Book Of Doom Tour at Vinyl in Las Vegas. The tour is in conjunction with the release of his [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — APRIL 28, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. — When someone mentions The Dillinger Escape Plan, the general response is, “Those guys are nuts!” The show at Toad’s Place was no different. From the moment DEP took to the stage, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — After months of speculation, controversy and sheer hype, we finally have the new album from Swedish band Ghost – or Ghost B.C. as they’re calling themselves in the U.S. Ghost, of course, made a huge splash with their 2011 debut Opus [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Thorsten Koehne, founding guitarist of Eden’s Curse is about to unleash their fourth studio album. Thorsten has also played the guitars on the highly acclaimed latest Hardline album Danger Zone having already left strong impressions in the AOR world [...]
by Emma Jenkins – Guest Columnist — April 26, 2013 at Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. JettBlack kicked off its co-headlining set to thunderous applause. These guys have built a loyal following, and, after having watched their set, I can see why. The band was tight. JettBlack took to the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — There are plenty of people out there who think Skid Row should have come to a screeching halt when Sebastian Bach stopped doing the rattlesnake shake and left the band. And based on the subpar caliber of Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute (both [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The ‘80s were just drawing to a close when Long Island-based power/thrashers Dead On unleashed their self-titled debut album. The thrash metal scene was in full sway at the time, and while Dead On brought plenty of speed to the table, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Dutch symphonic metal band Delain will be shortly releasing Interlude, a CD and DVD combo package, as a tribute and “thank you” for their fans and supporters. Rather than approaching this as a “best of” or live CD, Delain has produced a [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Vocal powerhouse Sebastian Bach recently released his first-ever solo live package with the 2CD/DVD set entitled ABachalypse Now. The live outing documents a tumultuous time in Bach’s solo career since it represents shows featuring virtuoso guitarist [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Kemilon is a metal band based in Montreal, but they originally formed in Sherbrooke by current guitarist Chris Geoffroy in 2007. Since the formation of this band, there have been several lineup changes. Despite the changes, Kemilon has released their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The Florida metal scene in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s is best known – and rightly so – for death metal bands like Obituary, Death and Cynic, but there were some noteworthy thrash bands operating at the time, one of which was [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Sarah and Melissa Fontaine took the AOR world by storm in 2012 with the release of their debut album Outside Heaven. Coached by melodic rock authority Frédéric Slama and backed by a mind-blowing cast of musicians including Tommy Denander, Paul Sabu, [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — M:Pire of Evil returns with Crucified. They released their debut, six-track Creatures Of The Black album along with the highly respected Hell To The Holy album in 2011 and early 2012. Now, the wait for their newest album is over. Originally, Dunn took on [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Best known as the front-man for Cinderella, Tom Keifer is gearing up for the release of his first solo album The Way Life Goes on April 30 via Merovee Records. The Way Life Goes is a tapestry of some of the finest blues, country, and rocks songs to emerge [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — More Than Meets the Eye is the perfect title for this album by Patrick Hemer, who is a well acclaimed studio musician and guitar instructor. His recognition is paired with the early 2000’s while he was the front man and worked the fret-boards of the [...]
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