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by Deb Rao – Sr. Columnist — February 6, 2016 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — What better way to celebrate Superbowl weekend than watching Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime at Vamp’d in Las Vegas on Superbowl eve? Geoff and company performed to a sold out crowd at [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — January 23, 2016 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussel, Belgium — Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree’s is currently touring Europe supporting his latest album Hand. Cannot. Erase. Set List: Set 1 (Hand. Cannot. Erase.): 1. First Regret [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Jan. 28, 2016 at Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, S.D. — Gabba gabba hey, gabba hey, it’s Gabbie Rae! If you haven’t heard the human sparkplug who goes by the name Gabbie Rae, well, you should probably get on that. On Jan. 28 in Sioux Falls, [...]
by Stephen Fourie – Photojournalist — November 27, 2015 at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London, England — Three cellists, a drummer and an occasional vocalist came and fed London’s Metal hearts. It’s fair to say the supporters of the Finnish cello Metal rockers were well [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 14, 2015 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. — With the fiend skull in full glory, the sold-out Roxy played host to one of the most famous bands in the world: The Misfits. No concert will ever be the same for the night’s audience [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 14, 2015 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. — Accompanying The Misfits, the She Demons are a female group straight out of the hell-fire gates of Rock and Roll. Masterminded by The Misfits themselves, these five ladies are making killer [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — Adrenaline-induced Metal act Combichrist absolutely stole the evening at the world famous Whisky a Go Go on Wednesday night. A band that is well-known for their energized stage [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — With haunting vocals and an infamous melody The Birthday Massacre are an absolute crowd favorite. Having been around for such a significant amount of time, this band as accrued quite [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — Hailing from New York, Echo Black found their way to Los Angeles supporting The Birthday Massacre and Combichrist. Technically formed in 2015, Echo Black is founded by front man Danny [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — October 26, 2015 at Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. — Monday, October 26, 2015 “A Nightmare On Pike Street”, an all-ages show, came to the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Mich. There were a total of Post-Hardcore/Metalcore bands scattered [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — August 28, 2015 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The Cringe performing at PNC Arena on Firday August 28, 2015 in Raleigh N.C. (Photo by: Chris Baird / Baird Photography). New York City rockers The Cringe have announced they will be supporting Mötley Crüe [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — August 11, 2015 at Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO. — Starlight Theatre’s latest round of summer concerts featured three heavy-hitting Rock bands that, in their prime, delivered fans a montage of hits and Classic Rock albums that are staples in [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — August 2, 2015 at Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium — Rob Zombie stops off in Belgium to appear at the Lokerse Feesten. Set List: 1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy 2. Superbeast 3. Scum of the Earth 4. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — August 2, 2015 at Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium — Following the release of their latest studio album Catacombs of the Black Vatican, Black Label Society are currently out on the road touring in the U.K. and Europe. Joining Zakk [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — August 6, 2015 at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City, NY. — Where more demure cities feel awkward about their sleazy side, New York flaunts it. And for a good reason. After all, it’s precisely the gritty, trashy streak of NYC that has [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — July 30, 2015 at Ziggy’s by the Sea in Wilmington N.C. — Trapt caught live during their Life in Your Own Hands tour. The band recently released their new single, “Passenger,” which is cut from their upcoming sixth studio album DNA, hitting [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — July 30, 2015 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Kansas City, MO. — The 21st edition of the Vans Warped Tour rolled into Kansas City on a sunny day, when the high was 88 degrees, and the bands were the ones heating up the venue. This year’s edition [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — July 25, 2015 at Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT. — A young woman with a seasoned soul. Samantha Crain, barely 29 years old from Shawnee Oklahoma, has six albums to her credit. In addition to her own discography she has collaborated with [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — July 28, 2015 at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT. — “Be safe, be happy, and don’t let anyone make you afraid.” Those show-closing words by David Coverdale—DC to friends and fans—have become a welcome tradition at [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — July 21, 2015 at Roxy Theatre in Denver, CO. — “Laser-wielding-light-show-galore…” is probably the best way to accurately describe a Powerman 5000 show. This infamous robot inspired band found their way to the city of [...]
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