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by Sara J. McCarthy - Senior Photojournalist – Saturday August 25, 2012 held at the New York State Fair Grandstand in Syracuse, NY The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival made its sixth stop at the New York State Fair Grandstand in Syracuse, NY.The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – London-based BRUTAI is four piece thrash metal band. Formed in 2007, they have crafted a sound which incorporates many different sub-genres of metal, whilst remaining mainstream, modern and accessible. Thrash Death, Melodic and Classical styles can all be heard [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Riding a tsunami of hype comes Bleed & Scream, the latest release from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. Visit music forums and read early reviews and you will find both customers and critics stumbling over themselves to heap praise on this album and [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Germany has blessed the world with a bevy of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands, from the legendary Scorpions, to the born-again Accept, to the slightly less heralded but immeasurably talented Bonfire — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to [...]
by Chris A. - Photojournalist – As the volume on this disc’s opening cut, “Levitation” slowly and almost menacingly rises; the intensity level goes off the scale. It’s a perfect opening song. It sucks you into the vibe and the buildup is awesome. That’s typical of [...]
by Cynthia Jo - Columnist – Time and time again, there always will be that band that angst teenage girls will be able to relate to — whether that is Joan Jett, Lita Ford or Chrissie Hynde. When In This Moment’s debut album Beautiful Tragedy came out in 2007, the world was presented with a [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Nine is the latest release from prog-metal masters Circus Maximus and all fans of good prog metal and/or kick-in-the-teeth hard rock need to add this to their music library ASAP. The name no doubt came from the fact that there are basically nine songs on the [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Classic Albums Revisited – New Orleans based Lillian Axe was founded by guitarist Steve Blaze. Originally the group performed for their enjoyment but the local music scene helped to propel the interest of music labels. The band — comprised of [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Timewarp is Christian Muenzner’s first solo studio album. For the uninitiated, Muenzner is known in the death metal communities having worked with the bands like Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity and Obscura and Spawn of Obsession. Having appeared on seven studio [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – There was a time when the likes of White Lion, Poison and Warrant all ruled the airwaves. Their success spawned a throng of copycat bands, some pretty good, but most not so much. With the current retro vibe pushing for the return of the metallic hairspray, [...]
by Jonna Ambur - Photographer – AUGUST 18, 2012, PRUDENTIAL CENTER, NEWARK, NJ There are rock shows, and then there are KICKASS ROCK SHOWS. Five Finger Death Punch at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on August 18 is as kick ass as it gets!!! The 2012 Trespass America Festival featuring [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – It’s been five years since the last Witchcraft album (2007’s The Alchemist) was released, and in that time the Swedish traditional/doom metal band more or less broke up, reformed with new members and switched record labels. Now signed to Nuclear Blast and [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking hasn’t had a very good track record lately. Their 2008 album Two Tragedy Poets (and a Caravan of Weird Figures) was a mostly acoustic detour, and 2010’s Red Silent Tides was completely mediocre and about as far [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – Hailing from Puerto Rico, traditional/power metal band Sacred Guardian makes their debut this year with this self-titled full-length release. While you can’t always judge a book by its cover, any time you see an album cover with a fire-breathing dragon [...]
by Deb Rao - Columnist – August 4, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV Fans were treated to “nothing but a good time,” as VH1 reality star Bret Michaels took the stage for a free concert at Fremont Street Experience on August 4th. Breaking all attendance records at [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Libertine is the upcoming solo release from Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Liv Kristine, who is more widely known as the lead singer for the symphonic folk metal powerhouse band Leaves’ Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy. Libertine is not a symphonic metal release by any [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – If you think musicians that blatantly mimic other musicians are nothing more than talentless bottom feeders, then you may want to avoid this latest album from Scum of the Earth, the band founded by ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs, who continues to kneel, [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – When you consider the way the American heavy metal scene exploded in the mid ‘80s and then the thrash explosion of the late ‘80s, it’s obvious how some bands could be overlooked entirely by the larger metal scene, only to be rediscovered decades later. [...]
Biography Jonna Ambur Jonna “Jaye” Ambur comes from Connecticut and was raised in a home that was always surrounded by music and creativity. Her mother, a music major; father, a photographer. Her genes were predisposed to Live Concert Photography. Since she was 15 years old her genre of choice [...]
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