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by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — December 4, 2017 at Mama Roux in Birmingham, United Kingdom — After supporting Trivium alongside Shvpes in the beginning of this year, SikTh is now on a well deserved headlining tour of their own. Originally planned to take place in O2 [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — November 27, 2017 at O2 Institute in Birmingham, United Kingdom — Every Time I Die, the American Metalcore band from Buffalo, New York, are known for their very energetic live shows, and the one in Birmingham, before last stop in bands U.K. leg, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — December 2, 2017 at The Truman in Kansas City, Mo. — Lilith released October 27, 2017, on Century Media Records The Butcher Babies recently released its third album titled Lilith October 27, 2017, on Century Media Records. Heidi Shepherd and Carla [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — November 30, 2017 at Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom — Even though it wasn’t a good start to their tour (weather damaged kit, illnesses, and the disrespectful fan at the Newcastle concert), Kobra And The Lotus are only growing [...]
by Stephen Cerchiari – Guest Columnist — November 21, 2017 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah — Christmas Day came about a month early this year in Utah, even if it was for just a few hours. Two days before Thanksgiving, my dad, Hardrock Haven staff writer Franco [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — Novemeber 18, 2017 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Netherlands — Helldorado is a brand new heavy Rock event combined with an awesome sideshow and packed with crazy, sexy, strange and bizarre entertainment, offering fans a very hospitable and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — November 10, 2017 at Rocker Club in Szczecin, Poland –- While Heraclitus’ famous quote “No man ever steps in the same river twice” doesn’t seem to be a part of a rocker’s creed, it could have been applicable to a certain extent when [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — November 1, 2017 at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia — In this cold November evening, Arena Riga was taken over by the Symphonic Metal sounds of Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica who took us back to the bands beginnings of playing covers of Metallica. [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — October 10, 2017 at O2 Academy Birmingham in West Midlands, England, UK — Promoting its 7th studio album Reaching Into Infinity, DragonForce has been touring the world with lots of sold-out shows. For their UK leg, the support comes from Power [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — October 6 – 8, 2017 at The Arch in Brighton, England, UK — Friday was the shortest day but featured the biggest crowds to witness the Metal assault of Norwegian Black Metallers Tsjuder and an exclusive UK appearance from the mighty Greek [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — October 18, 2017 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium — Dutch Symphonic Metal giants Epica are currently on its European leg of The Ultimate Principle Tour. Simone Simons commented prior to the tour: “Europe! After our successful tour with [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — October 15, 2017 at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. — Possibly one of the best-known bands in this day and age, Evanescence brought its epic music to the Greek Theatre on October 15th. Situated in the middle of one of the largest parks in [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — September 29 – October 1, 2017 at Essigfabrik Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany — Taking place since 2008 Euroblast Festival has become a showcase for the best of Progressive, Experimental, Djent and Tech Metal while also [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — September 23, 2017 at O2 Academy in Birmingham, West Midlands, U.K. — Angel Vivaldi and Andy James – both guitar virtuosos – have teamed up here for a co-headline tour “The Wave Of Synergy” each having their own sets, [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — September 22, 2017 at O2 Institute in Birmingham, West Midlands, U.K. — Life Of Agony is currently on tour promoting its 5th studio album and first in 12 years, A Place Where There’s No More Pain, available on Napalm Records. Mina, who [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — Septerber 8, 2017 at Klokgebouw in Eindoven, Netherlands — The CityRock music festival was held in Eindhoven for the first time, at the well-known Klokgebouw. CityRock celebrates Rock in the broadest sense of the word featuring bands from [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 at O2 Academy Sheffield in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K. — HRH Sleaze is the latest addition to HRH festivals which offer their guests quality musical experience as well as accommodation for full comfort. DAY 1 [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — August 28, 2017 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — Sometimes you come across a band that is just remarkable- plain and simple. Fracture is one of those acts. A Metal band hailing from Los Angeles, after the founding members took [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — August 6, 2017 at Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium — The Lokerse Feesten is a city festival that takes place during the month of August over 10 days in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium. Dates: Aug 4 – Aug 13, 2017 Day 3 [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photojournalist — LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Kerry King August 5, 2017 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA> — On Aug. 5, scores of people filed into the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to bear witness to the performance of three Metal [...]
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