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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 [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — September 14, 20132 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Sebastian Bach made a rare intimate appearance at Vamp’d with the Sin City Sinners on Sept. 14. Fans arrived early for this special packed house event. One of the hardest working bands in Vegas, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1989, The Work of Idle Hands was the debut album from UK thrash metal band Slammer. The band was a lesser known player in a lesser known scene, but their music was certainly up to the standards of their American [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — September 16th, 2013 on at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. — Finnish love metal-ers HIM returned to the states after a lengthy hiatus on September 16th. Due to an unfortunate illness earlier this year, the band was forced to cancel [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — One of the more promising bands in the whole resurgence of occult-themed heavy/stoner/psychedelic rock is Canadian act Blood Ceremony, who has returned with their third album, titled The Eldritch Dark. Blood Ceremony’s approach to old [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Looking for a new CD to rock during the fall/Halloween season? Check out Riot Kings’ Devil’s Medicine. One of the pleasures of following a good band is seeing them become great over time. Such is the case with Connecticut’s Riot Kings, one of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — California-based traditional heavy metal warriors White Wizzard are back with a new album this year. The Devil’s Cut is the band’s third full-length album, and as with nearly all of their previous releases it features an almost [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — In 2010 German melodic rock label, Avenue of Allies released Shining Line, one of the most ambitious albums of their catalog, an all-star melodic rock project based on the songwriting core of bassist Amos Monti and drummer Pierpaolo Monti. 2013 sees [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — September 10, 2013 at The Jazz Café in London, United Kingdom — You scan the stage trying to spot the legendary star attraction, and for a moment become confused. There is a skinny young chap full of jolting energy behind the stacks of [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Defy Tolerance occupy that middle ground between rock and metal. Heavier than Hinder, but not quite as gruffly bruising as, say, Five Finger Death Punch. This album—their debut—is bulging with muscle yet sports plenty of commercial hooks, but never [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — German AOR Label signs Greek-based melodic rock band. Déjà vu? Well, the renowned AOR Heaven seems to be keeping an attentive eye over the Greek rock industry having already signed such artists as Andy Rock and Wild Rose. This time they picked up [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Dutch songstress Floor Jansen has gone through quite a lot in the last few years and she lets all her emotions flow through on ReVamp’s sophomore record Wild Card. The ex-After Forever and current Nightwish vocalist again collaborated with her [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Of all the tools in a guitarist arsenal, the pick may be the most overlooked. The guitar pick, or plectrum, typically is made of plastic, nylon or tortoiseshell but also can be made from rubber, wood, glass or stone. What may not be obvious is that these [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — One of Dallas, Texas’ most promising band Serosia is heading out on a West Coast trek with Sevendust slated to kick off in Las Vegas September 18th at the Hard Rock Cafe. This is the perfect concert bill, as both bands are huge on lyrics and writing [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Dreams of the Heart is the third release from melodic rock act D’Ercole, and it certainly is a solid one. Never one to be caught resting on his laurels, Phil Vincent continues to produce solid music – this time in conjunction with guitarist Damian [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — The morphing of a punk-laced Indy rock band to Corporate Rock mammoths is sometimes a sad, sell out tale … and sometimes it ends up giving the masses songs, to name a few, like “Black Balloon,” “Name,” “Slide” and “Iris,” creations [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — August 31, 20132 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. — What better way to bid adieu to summer than with a free Puddle Of Mudd Concert on Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas? Fremont Street Experience wrapped up its very successful Rock Of [...]
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