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by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Masters of Disguise is a newer band formed by ex-Savage Grace touring members, Nuedi, Kalli Coldsmith, Roger Dequis, and Mario Lang. The vocals are done by Alexx Stahl who is one of the most gifted vocalists on the German metal scene. They are slowly [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – The Sixxis are an American hard rock trio whose influences are stated to include Zeppelin, Muse and System Of A Down. It is a rather strange and diverse list, which is why this self-titled release is hard to fathom. The Georgia natives know how to play the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 2, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Heavy metal band Saxon is currently on tour and made a special stop in Las Vegas at Vamp’d on Oct. 2. It has been two years since the band performed in Vegas and metal fans were in for non-stop [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 4, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Every blue moon a super group comes along to grab the attention of the music industry. On Oct. 4 at Vamp’d music fans witnessed the birth of The Winery Dogs featuring Billy Sheehan, Richie [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Aramis Records revisits Richie Scarlet’s 2012 I Plead The Fifth by re-releasing the studio effort on vinyl. The LP has been pressed on 180g red vinyl and is a limited-edition run of 500 copies. The album contains the same track listing and is being [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 2, 2013 at Henderson Pavillon in Henderson, NV. – Poison front man and reality television star Bret Michaels rocked Henderson Pavilion on Oct. 2. The outdoor arena has perfect acoustics and was an awesome venue for the ‘80s star to perform [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. – California’s own DevilDriver was met by a packed club eagerly awaiting their arrival. Touring in support of their newest release Winter Kills, the band’s sixth album was released [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – October 5, 2013 at Rock City, Nottingham UK – In support of their recently released third studio album Spirit, Finland’s new heroes Reckless Love hit the UK for a series of shows full of fun and high octane glam metal. Support act Laura Wilde started [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – September 16th, 2013 on at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. – Finnish love metal-ers HIM returned to the states after a lengthy hiatus on September 16th. Due to an unfortunate illness earlier this year, the band was forced to cancel [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – September 10, 2013 at The Jazz Café in London, United Kingdom – You scan the stage trying to spot the legendary star attraction, and for a moment become confused. There is a skinny young chap full of jolting energy behind the stacks of [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven news flash! Geoff Tate and George Lynch had a musical love child, and its name is Coldspell. Obviously, this is an oversimplification of Coldspell’s sound, but you get the gist. If you’re not yet familiar with the pride of Kiruna, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – Asking Alexandria are one of the UK’s premiere metal acts, and on third album From Death To Destiny, they up the ante with more of their trademark metalcore, as well as incorporating some hard rock to their ever maturing CV. Vocalist Danny Worsnop has had [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – German power metal band Powerwolf is back with a new album, their fifth, titled Preachers of the Night. The band’s previous album – 2011’s excellent Blood of the Saints – was a major breakthrough for Powerwolf, and with Preachers [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – AUGUST 6, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. – Ted Nugent’s show at Toad’s Place on August 6th was met with protestors beginning around 5pm. Nugent has never been one to back down from his right to free speech and bear arms and [...]
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 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 [...]
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