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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 [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider recently visited Cleveland, OH as part of a brief North American tour in advance of the release of his upcoming new album with U.D.O. entitled Steelhammer which hits record stores in late May. The ex-Accept vocalist [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — D-A-D has always been ahead of their time. Hell, they wrote the lyrics “A bad breath kiss to my pillow pet” in 1989 and the Internet says Pillow Pets weren’t even invented until 2003. See … this band knows what’s coming way before the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — By emphasizing acoustic guitars as much as electric, Angels Fall offer something unique for modern rock fans. Not unique in a weird, experimental, off-putting way, but they definitely have their own identity. Calling it fresh might be overstating [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — April 21, 2013 at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Midwest Rock n’ Roll Express The squeaky clean and nearly brand-new Huntington Center in downtown Toledo, Ohio hosted a stop on one of the best classic rock tours that will be criss-crossing [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Helker has been considered Argentina’s best heavy metal band and has signed with AFM records. The tremendous vocals, which can be thought of as somewhat comparable to Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, are done by Diego Valdez. They have an eager sense of [...]
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