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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Here’s one that slipped by us at the tail end of 2012 and deserves another look. In Death’s Shadow is the debut full-length from Melbourne-based heavy metal band Knightmare. Despite having a name that’s as overused as it is cheesy, [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Tigertailz is back—well, sorta; this is hardly an all-original lineup—with a brand new EP that, against all odds, isn’t a rock ‘n’ roll train wreck. In fact, prepare to be shocked by just how good this is. Any fan of big, loud, anthemic, [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to talk to Queen V- a rockin’ artist with an exceptional talent. They chatted about her Los Angeles stay, The Decade of Queen V, and her musical experiences. HRH: Hello! Thank you so much for answering my [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Zakk Wylde struck it double lucky when Ozzy hired him back in 1987. Not only was it one of the most prolific, best-paid gigs in rock, but the man whom Wylde to this day calls “Boss” was utterly unboastful, never letting himself or his musicians [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — It’s been a few years—ok almost seven—but Teenage Casket Company (TCC) is back with a new studio album called Still Standing. For their career, these musicians have found a way to meld Punk attitude with Hard Rock melodies and make a hybrid [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Way I Am is the third album release from the LA-based alternative/progressive rock act Starfire. Founded and fronted by vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Dairenn Lombard, Starfire’s mission is to bring large-scale production and [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — As of late, reunions for bands have been pretty popular. This is true for different locations, including Denmark. Jackal will be re-releasing Cry of the Jackal with five bonus tracks. The band is musically walking down the same path that they did in ’80s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Having made a name for herself and won accolades in the blues and classic rock circles, Joanne Shaw Taylor now seeks to expand her identity with a stunning third album. Part of it is growing up, part – the innate draw of any true artist toward [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux sat down with goth-metal band Diminished 7 in the studio to talk about the band’s future plans, their upcoming Austin concert, and life as Hollywood rockers. Band: Alex Crescioni – Vocals William Liermann – Drums [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — V is the fifth studio release from melodic metal rockers Legion. Despite being fronted by the seemingly boundless energy of Phil Vincent, Legion truly showcases the songwriting skills and massive guitar chops of Vince O’Regan. Edgy melodic metal is the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Korn is gearing up for their eleventh studio release The Paradigm Shift on October 8th. The CD marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. The Paradigm Shift is full of catchy melodies infused with the infectious vocals of Jonathan Davis. In [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — JULY 21-22, 2013 in Clisson, France — DOWN’s press conference at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, guitar (1991–present) Pepper Keenan – guitar (1991–present) [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — September 8th 2013 at Theatre Sébastopol in Lille, France — Steve Vai Story of Light Europe 2013 Tour Set List: 1. Racing the World 2. Velorum 3. Building the Church 4. Tender Surrender 5. Gravity Storm 6. Dave Weiner solo 7. Weeping China [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to talk to DARKC3LL’s very own Jesse Dracman, an Australian metal band that has caused quite the buzz. Anabel talked to Jesse about the new album Dark Verses, due to be released on September 2th, as well [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Columnist — Starting his career in the early 90s as one of Mike Varney’s protégés, Michael Lee Firkins nevertheless managed to avoid participating in the chops game of the time. Composition, insight, and expression of spontaneous feeling always meant more to him [...]
by Ed Esposito – Photojournalist — September 6, 20132 at Bergen Performance Center in Englewood, NJ — Kix, the “old road warriors” made a successful return engagement at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. While other bands of their genre are out playing and to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — After delivering one of the absolute best progressive metal albums of the decade with 2011’s Bilateral, it’s safe to say that expectations were very high for Leprous’s follow-up effort. The Norwegian band, who also double as former [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — With Locked & Loaded, Eve To Adam (ETA) have moved from the modern rock minor leagues to the majors. Not by proffering anything innovative to the proverbial table, but by precisely nailing the genre in which they have elected to operate. All the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — September 16th, 2013 on at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. — Rockstar Allegiance Tour with Airbourne (not present during the LA date), All That Remains, and Volbeat. All That Remains Band Members: Philip Labonte – vocals Mike [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — September 15, 20132 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. — The Carnival Of Madness Tour rolled into Las Vegas at The Joint with a vengeance. As I pulled into the garage parking lot the drummer from Shinedown greeted patrons. The concert bill featured some [...]
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