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by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Ask the guys from The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show what their live performance is like and you’ll get answers like “lots sleeping on stage,” “crappy music” and “frontal nudity.” To say these guys have a sense [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — August 1-3, 2013 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. — The Dreaming Hollywood rock stars The Dreaming took over the Whisky a Go Go on August 3rd during one of the city’s most infamous festivals: Sunset Strip Music Festival. With a packed [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Sabinas Rex is a massive, New York based rock opera project masterminded by Vlado Kormos. If an album could be rated solely on packaging this one would get perfect scores everywhere – but in this case the content comes pretty darn close to matching the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — After 30 years in the music business ex-Savatage member Jon Oliva has released his first solo CD entitled, Raise The Curtain. The album reflects another side of Oliva that is very personal and heartfelt. Jon also reveals details surrounding his solo Story [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Just off the road with Valiant Thorr and Ramming speed, and just before Gypsyhawk heads back out on the road–across the US and Canada–with Trollfest and Alestorm, Gypsyhawk guitarist Erik Kluiber checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Every so often a band comes along that, whilst having a strong cult following, appear to be rather unknown in the great wide rock world. One Less Reason is one of those bands, and after hearing their powerful and emotive music, you wonder how they slipped [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — In melodic rock circles, disrespecting James Christian will earn you five knuckles right in the kisser and deservedly so—the man is a singing legend, a vocal god. So it is with the utmost respect that his latest solo album must be dubbed a moderate [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — After two successful EP’s, Furiosity is Monster Truck’s first full length album, packed with hard southern rock fused with some delicious blues guitar rhythms. Vocalist and bassist Jon Harvey has a strong and dominating voice, which is on show straight [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Over the course of thirty years, Philip H. Anselmo has made an undeniable mark on the face of metal music. Anselmo’s influence is most easily seen in his genre-defining work as the frontman for Pantera, but his explosive performances delivering the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — July 29 2013 at Under the Bridge Club in London, United Kingdom — Trends come and go, chopsmen appear and drop out of sight, but the raw, direct energy of Taj Mahal’s connection to the Earth itself stays untouched by time. Channeling the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — We As Human is gearing up for the Carnival Of Madness Tour slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ. The tour will make a special stop in Bristow, VA on August 21st and conclude in Las Vegas on September 15th. The Carnival Of Madness Tour [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Eterea is album number two from Mindwork, a progressive/technical death metal band from the Czech Republic. Originally self-released in 2012, Eterea (as well as Mindwork’s 2009 debut Into the Swirl) has been newly issued here in the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — One of the hottest concert bills of the summer The Carnival Of Madness Tour is slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ and ends in Las Vegas on September 15th. The line-up includes Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Skillet, and We As [...]
by Lexi Baird – Guest Columnist — JULY 29, 2013 at Verizon Amphitheater in Charlotte, NC. — Warped Tour: an annual gathering for teenage fans of everything from EDM to Metalcore music, with over 90 unique bands playing at any given show. What makes Warped Tour stand out from the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1991, The Dying Race was the debut album from German power metal band Crows, a very early Century Media signing and one of the most unfairly overlooked bands of that highly influential scene. Crows was a band with [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — JULY 31, 2013 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Escape the Fate rocked the sold-out 20th Anniversary of the House of Blues in Hollywood this past Wednesday, July 31st. Having been around for 5 years with the current vocalist, and gone [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — JULY 21-22, 2013 in Clisson, France — HEADLINERS: Kiss, ZZ Top, Whitesnake Hellfest features 160 bands deployed over 6 different zones.The bands are dispatched to these 6 areas according to their musical style and importance. 17 bands per [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s been four years in the making, but Austin-based traditional heavy metal crew Witches Mark is finally back with a full-length follow up to their 2009 debut EP A Grim Apparition. The band’s new album is called Witching Metal [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — July 30, 2013 at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. — Aramanthe with Kobra And The Lotus end 2013 US tour at the famous Roxy Swedish-Danish-power-melodic-death-metal-band Aramanthe, on tour to support their new album The Nexus, ended their tour on [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — It’s not every day that half of The Greatest Band in the World pays a visit to your hometown. That rare occurrence happened to this intrepid journalist recently when Kyle Gass of Tenacious D played a solo gig with his side project, the Kyle Gass Band, at [...]
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