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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 [...]
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 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 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 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 Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1988, Deception Ignored was the third album from German thrash metal band Deathrow. The band had released a pair of solid albums at that point, but it wasn’t until they enlisted Uwe Osterlehner as lead guitarist [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 25, 2013 at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. The final date of the Apocalyptic Tour featuring Slash and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at the House of Blues in Vegas on July 25 proved to be epic and it was only fitting that the tour end in the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Australian trio Ragdoll’s second EP Here Today picks up where their promising debut release left off- with explosive and fascinating melodic hard rock. Starting off, title track “Here Today” is a gigantic hard rock anthem. Guitarist Leon Todd’s [...]
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