Author: Mike Ritchie

DEVILDRIVER – Trust No One

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After DevilDriver’s 2013 Napalm Records debut Winter Kills, Dez Fafara took a break, focusing on the rekindled Coal Chamber, thereby becoming Napalm brethren and giving DevilDriver a needed hiatus. Recharged after many long hours and burned candles they’ve emerged with Trust No One.  The insidious glare of the predator’s eyes ripping through its prey’s skin… Read more »


Rock on the Range 2016 – Day 2

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Saturday May 21 aka first day of hangover fatigue for second day rangers and three day stayers hit with more rain but wide eyed first day attendees were ready to go.  Lacey Sturm opened stage 2 with Aranda, Texas Hippie Coalition, Issues, Parkway Drive, Ghost and Lamb of God. Citizen Zero, Jelly Role, Wilson, New… Read more »


Rock on the Range 2016 – Day 1

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The 10th year anniversary of the nation’s largest rock festival Rock on the Range started on Friday, May 20 in Columbus, Ohio. Regardless of the first stage and band you stood in front of, the sold out weekend brought thousands from around the country to celebrate three days of open air music, weather be damned…. Read more »


CIRCLE OF DUST – Klayton Emerges

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It’s been 20 years since the world has seen or heard from ‘90s industrial headbangers Circle of Dust.  Its creator Klayton was forced to move on after label shutdowns, leaving the project to age in the unreachable vault for years.  Klayton’s spent the past couple decades creating multi-faceted bands with sounds scraped from the toxic… Read more »


THE QEMISTS – Brighton’s Sound Warriors

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Call them bass and drums, call them techno and electronica, you could even call them high-tech rock n’ roll.  They’re a high energy, rapid wave of constant momentum with tunes and electronic grooves that could be as easily expressed on stage as the dance floor.  The former trio turned five men group from Brighton, UK… Read more »