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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — April 4th, 2014 at the Hosue of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. — Back by popular demand, Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate returned to Las Vegas to perform at the House Of Blues on April 4. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Operation Mindcrime, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The “older” generation of hard rock fans do it out of nostalgia, the “younger” out of longing for what they’ve never had a chance to experience themselves. And yet, you can hear almost everyone complaining there’s no time machine to be [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Hellion is back with a new line-up and album. Singer Ann Boleyn has a great rock and roll resume. She was one of the first women to appear on MTV and VH-1 back in the day. Also, Hellion was one of the first metal bands to perform in Russia at Monsters of [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The U.K. seems to have harnessed the power of resurrection as traditional heavy metal has become a dominant force and created the rejuvenated acronym NWOTHM which follows in the footsteps of ‘80s NWOBHM bands. It should come as no surprise that the latest [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Back with their newest album Back For More, the Swedish Baltimoore are not to look back over their shoulder anymore. In spite of their Scandi AOR origin, now the group sounds as contemporary and heavy as never before! And yet, the band’s frontman, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Sevendust is kicking off their acoustic tour “An Evening With Sevendust” on April 1 in Athens, Georgia. The band will make a special stop in Las Vegas at Vinyl on April 12. Sevendust will also release acoustic album Time Travelers & Bonfires on [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 1st, 2014 at The Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA. — One of the best recognized names in symphonic metal, Italian superstars Lacuna Coil played a very intimate show at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the release of their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Here’s another debut release on the Kivel Records roster that slipped by us last year. Forever is the first album by Maxx Explosion, a U.S.-based melodic hard rock band consisting of Chris McCarvill (vocals, bass, keyboards), Jimi Bell [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue …” How accurate this couplet is in reference to the “best of” or catalog albums, being released in dozens each year with some previously unreleased tracks or the other [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — With their debut album, Don’t Come Easy, the American melodic rockers Tyketto took everybody by surprise in 1991. After that two more albums followed, but with the onset of Grunge the band faded out quietly. However in 2004, Tyketto reformed for a [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Almost forty years after having been formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus’ career came full circle as the Swiss rock heroes returned to their hometown in August 2013 to play a memorable gig at the House Of Rust. This last sold-out show was what [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — March 24th, 2014 at Diamond Club in New Bern, N.C. Saliva is out on the road promoting their new release due out on 4-29-14 titled Rise Up. Enjoy the photo gallery of images captured by Chris Baird. LIVE! | Saliva Concert Photo Gallery [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — If you ever wished the mellow power ballad “Ballerina” off Baltimoore’s debut album had been your prom song (or if you’re completely stuck in the ‘80s to the point of rocking out to AOR gem “Blue Moon”), forget it. Gone are the days of [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — March 25th, 2014 at Trix Antwerpen in Antwerpen, Belgium FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: IVAN MOODY (vocals), ZOLTAN BATHORY (guitar), JEREMY SPENCER (drums), JASON HOOK (guitar) and CHRIS KAEL (bass), have returned to Europe. Following up their [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux sat down and get to know the masterminds behind rock band Farewell, My Love, before their show at the Whisky a Go Go this past Saturday (03-22-14). With discussions ranging between their musical philosophies to puppies, we’ve [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Were you awe-stricken by any of the W.E.T. releases, or Joe Lynn Turner’s project Sunstorm? Were the classic records of the ‘80s era Rainbow, FM and Foreigner a soundtrack to your youth? And the most important issue, perhaps – do you treasure [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demo releases didn’t get the attention they [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Danish hard rockers D-A-D (briefly known as Disneyland After Dark) celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year, a fact that may surprise a lot of American fans who only know the band from their breakthrough 1989 album No Fuel Left For the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — The Amatory Murder is on the verge of releasing their EP Exploiting Our Dreams. An electronic Goth band from New York, they are determined to take over. The EP includes five songs and multiple remixes, all showcasing this band’s talents. The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — “Epic”, “classic”, “traditional” – these are suitable (yet clichéd) terms to describe Dark Forest’s third album The Awakening, the follow-up to their 2011 Dawn Of Infinity release, which saw the light of day just recently. The Black [...]
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