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by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Far Beyond The Stars is the long awaited full length debut release from Soctland’s Ascension. It may have taken almost a decade, but this power metal/speed metal release is one to be proud of… Blending elements of modern power metal with chunks of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Nasty Crüe – spelled with the obligatory infamous “metal umlaut” (or röck döt, if you prefer) – was founded in Poland in 2007. The quartet (earlier, a quintet) is, unsurprisingly, the bastard child of ‘80s hard rock aesthetics – with [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel had the opportunity to chat with The Iris before their set at goth nightclub Bar Sinister. Despite the bustling sounds of Hollywood Boulevard, Anabel discussed the band’s roots, inspirations, goals, and of course, Neon Noir. [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 30, 2013 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. Known as one of Hollywood’s most infamous gothic nightclubs, Bar Sinister welcomed Arizona locals The Iris to their stage on November 30th, 2013. Newcomers to that venue but definitely not [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Rebuild is the latest release from Christian rockers The Letter Black, and a solid release it is. Fronted by the husband and wife team of Mark and Sarah Anthony, The Letter Black delivers a strong and varied rock-metal mix pulling from multiple genres and [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — This album is a game-changer. Not so much for the modern hard rock genre itself, but definitely for Red Line Chemistry themselves. They have hit their stride and ascended to a fresh plateau of complexity and maturity. It fails to attain perfection, but [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — November 28, 2013 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, U.K. — Some concerts take off after a song or two, some — toward the middle, some – just before the encore. And some abduct you and transport you from the word go. This is how [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 26, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. — Synonymous with metal. Icons in music. They are … Slayer! Tonight, Tommy Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt took the stage with Jeff Hanneman’s guitar proudly [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — November 24, 2013 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium — Airbourne is currently touring in Europe in support of their third studio album Black Dog. Band: Joel O’Keeffe – vocals/lead guitar David Roads – guitar Justin [...]
Biography — Kent McIntire I am photographer based the Metro Detroit area. At the age of 18 I became a mobile DJ where my passion for music became apparent. While in college and many years after, I was an on-air personality at the FM rock station in Sioux Falls, SD playing new and classic rock [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 22, 2013 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. Progressive metal icons, Fates Warning, is currently on tour to support their 11th studio album and first new release in 9 years. Darkness in a Different Light was met with rave reviews, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Seven-string guitar virtuoso Michael Abdow returns with his sophomore instrumental solo effort titled Life Symbolic. At this stage of his career, Abdow offers 10 instrumental songs that were written and recorded over the last three years. The songs evolved [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — The debut release from Brits Cage The Gods is a diverse mix of American-style hard rock. This four-piece consist of members from all four corners of Great Britain, with Irishman Peter Comerford on vocals, Scotsman Jam on guitar, Mitch Witham on bass from [...]
by Matt Downy – Guest Columnist — November 9, 2013 at House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. L.A. rockers, Edge Of Paradise took over the House Of Rock stage, as they commanded attention of all Rock Harvest headbangers in White Marsh, MD. Margarita Monet is one hell of a front woman, besides [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Apparently not content with simply having released 2013’s best album (Infestissumam), Papa Emeritus II and his band of Nameless Ghouls is back with another unholy offering. Alongside producer Dave Grohl (yes, that Dave Grohl, who [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s been nearly 30 years since the debut album from Danish cult heavy metal act Witch Cross was released, but the newly reformed band is finally back with a follow-up, titled Axe To Grind. Only bassist Jan Normark and guitarist Mike [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — November 25, 2013 at The Black Heart in London, United Kingdom — You don’t have to be a nostalgia nut to dig this band. Frontwoman Colleen Rennison may tip her hat to the great divas of the 50s and the 60s, but the personal twist she gives [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 24, 2013 at House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. One of the most recognizable Japanese metal bands to date, Dir En Grey made their way to Hollywood on November 24th, 2013. With a visually stunning performance and sound as rich as can be, [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — The Science-Fiction melodic metal fanatics from Norway, Keldian, are back with their third studio effort, Outbound. Albeit they took half a decade off between their second and third releases, distance does really make the heart grow fonder because [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Massachusetts metalcore forebearers Killswitch Engage are currently well into a tour of North America alongside Huntress and Lamb of God. Earlier this year, the band also released their latest studio album Disarm the Descent which features the [...]
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