Hot off the Press


by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — The wait is finally over. Nine years in the making, Las Vegas singer songwriter Todd Kerns has released a solo album entitled Borrowing Trouble. Dedicated in the memory of Greg Verdusco, Borrowing Trouble is a very up close and personal acoustic album. [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Fans of gothic metal, rejoice! Tristania, one of the genre’s true pioneering bands, has just released their seventh studio album entitled Darkest White. The Norwegian powerhouse act has a storied fourteen year history stretching back to their 1998 [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — MAY 31, 2013 AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE, PORT CHESTER, NY — It was still 90 degrees outside as New York area rock fans hung out and queued up outside of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The marquee above the doors read BILLY IDOL … SOLD [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Ancestral Energy is the second full-length album from Artizan, one of the more exciting bands to emerge from the American power metal scene in recent years. The Florida-based band once again enlisted the services of Jim Morris at the [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Kaledon, an Italian symphonic power metal ensemble, has released their seventh album called Altor: The King’s Blacksmith. The main praiseworthy aspect of this album is the band’s ability to create a saga and provide listeners with storytelling. The [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — A photo album, a documentary film, and an audio memoir in one, the recently published digital book by the legendary photographer Neal Preston is a treasure trove of surprises not only for neophytes, but for seasoned Led Zeppelin fans too. Preston [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s only been a year since Norwegian super-vocalist Jorn Lande’s last studio album (2012’s Bring Heavy Rock to the Land), but we’ve already seen a symphonic re-recordings album (Symphonic) and now a brand new studio offering. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — A Sound of Thunder has released Time’s Arrow, and this album proves to be, if possible, a fun heavy metal soundtrack. It is compelling and doesn’t have weak moments. Nina Osequeda is a powerhouse vocalist and gives women musicians a promising lead [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If you long ago bid a less-than-fond farewell to radio-ready modern hard rock, then Farewell 2 Fear (F2F) is not the band to bring you back into the fold. Because just as McDonald’s has never bothered to reinvent the Big Mac because it tastes good [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — May 25, 2013 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than in Vegas with the free concert series that kicked off at Fremont Street Experience? The concert on Memorial Day weekend featured a special [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1990, God’s Gift was the second album from UK-based thrash metal band Toranaga. The two years since their Peaceville debut Bastard Ballads found the band signed to a major label (Chrysalis) and poised to take [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Attention Hedras Ramos is receiving this month as the guitarist on Sir Christopher Lee’s freshly released album sparks an interest in Guatemalan player’s solo work. It turns out that while awfully young, Ramos already has three solo CDs under [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Symphonic metal and Scandinavia go together like chocolate and peanut butter, thus the newest release from Finland’s Amberian Dawn should not come as a surprise. As one would expect from a band releasing their fifth studio album, the music on the [...]
by Gary Dean Ash – Columnist — May 14, 2013 at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO. Tom Keifer took the stage at Knuckleheads, a venue off the beaten path in Kansas City, Mo., that is near the railroad tracks and is reminiscent of Cinderella’s third album Heartbreak Station. Keifer’s [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Meroe has released their third album, Sick Society, and is already working on their next one. This heavy rock band originates from Munich and has a very ’80s style with catchy hooks and riffs that are decades old. Their sound is simple in terms of the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — It takes guts and a certain kind of resourcefulness to compose for horror films. They say tapping into the dark side always comes back to haunt you, but for true explorers an opportunity to learn more about human nature is stronger than fear. Not [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Madlife’s much anticipated fourth album, 21st Century Megalomaniac, has released, and it proves that this band is redefining metal and hard rock. Madlife formed in 2000, and ever since then, this industrial metal band from Los Angeles has continued to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — May 11, 2013 at Henderson Pavillion in Henderson, NV. On any given night in Las Vegas there is multiple choices to make for your weekend entertainment. This weekend poised the decision to choose between Dokken and The Rolling Stones. I am a huge Stones [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — May 18, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Electric Child enjoyed an electrifying performance at Hollywood’s legendary Roxy Theatre on May 18. Originally formed in 2008, and an outstanding number of lineup changes later, the current members [...]
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