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by Chris Baird – Photojournalist – January 22, 2014 at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – With just one glance of the members of In This Moment or the Butcher Babies, it would be easily understood why the name of this current tour is the 2014 HellPop Tour II. The New [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – January 19, 2014 at Pearl Theater at the Palms in Las Vegas, NV. As winter rears its ugly head in much of the United States, many music and football fans took the trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the long Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. Sport fans and [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – January 15 2014 at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. – Rock band Escape the Fate kick some major butt at The Wiltern Theatre, on the corner of Wilshire and Western. The Wiltern is an old theatre, accommodating some of the world’s [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – January 9, 2013 at Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. – Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock kicked off their North American tour in Las Vegas on February 9th at the Las Vegas Country Saloon. The tour is in support of Bridge The Gap. The Las [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 31, 2013 at The Lounge at The Palms in Las Vegas, NV. – What better way to celebrate the end of 2013 than at The Palms with Las Vegas premiere band the Sin City Sinners? 2013 has proved to be another amazing year for one of the hardest [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – December 28, 2013 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. – After being punished for their cosmic crimes, GWAR, alien monsters banished to Earth, invaded New Haven, Conn. The iconic thrash band celebrated the release of their twelfth [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 20, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – After being away from the music scene nearly 20 years, guitar virtuoso Jake E. Lee returned to his hometown of Las Vegas to perform to a packed venue at Vamp’d on December 20th with his new [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – December 14, 2013 at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, U.K. – Black Sabbath continued their U.K. tour at the Motorpoint Arena on a blustery Saturday evening in Sheffield. As the venue began to fill, support act Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats hit [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 13, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Hardrock Haven is always on the lookout for breakout bands. Although LA band Burning Rain has been together since 1998, it wasn’t until December 13 that they performed their first live gig in Las [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 30, 2013 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV. – What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend than enjoying some Glam Rock with Faster Pussycat at Vampd? Faster Pussycat brought their sleaze Glam Rock in true metal style kicking off the 90-minute [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – November 30, 2013 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. Known as one of Hollywood’s most infamous gothic nightclubs, Bar Sinister welcomed Arizona locals The Iris to their stage on November 30th, 2013. Newcomers to that venue but definitely not [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – November 28, 2013 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, U.K. – Some concerts take off after a song or two, some — toward the middle, some – just before the encore. And some abduct you and transport you from the word go. This is how [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – November 26, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. – Synonymous with metal. Icons in music. They are … Slayer! Tonight, Tommy Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt took the stage with Jeff Hanneman’s guitar proudly [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – November 22, 2013 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. Progressive metal icons, Fates Warning, is currently on tour to support their 11th studio album and first new release in 9 years. Darkness in a Different Light was met with rave reviews, [...]
by Matt Downy – Guest Columnist – November 9, 2013 at House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. L.A. rockers, Edge Of Paradise took over the House Of Rock stage, as they commanded attention of all Rock Harvest headbangers in White Marsh, MD. Margarita Monet is one hell of a front woman, besides [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – November 25, 2013 at The Black Heart in London, United Kingdom – You don’t have to be a nostalgia nut to dig this band. Frontwoman Colleen Rennison may tip her hat to the great divas of the 50s and the 60s, but the personal twist she gives [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – November 24, 2013 at House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. One of the most recognizable Japanese metal bands to date, Dir En Grey made their way to Hollywood on November 24th, 2013. With a visually stunning performance and sound as rich as can be, [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – November 17, 2013 at Webster Theater in Hartford, Conn. Kentucky boys, Beyond The Shore is currently touring with Nonpoint in support of their first full-length album Ghostwatcher. Mixing metalcore with a positive message isn’t something you [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 16, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. Hot off the heels of performing in LA, Black N’ Blue made a special stop in Las Vegas performing to a packed house at Vamp’d on Nov. 16. The band performed a riveting 90-minute set that spanned their [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – November 9th, 2013 at the Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. – Every so often a band performs for a crowd and you can feel how much they enjoy being up on stage doing what they love, Sick Puppies is one of those bands. From the first note, they [...]
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