Author: Elise Shire

LYNCH MOB – Not a Band, But A Brotherhood

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Oni Logan has a stellar history as a performer. From producing multiple albums and EPs with Lynch Mob to serving as long time vocalist with the Dio Disciples—Logan’s done a lot in the world of music. On September 8, Lynch Mob will be releasing their next album entitled, The Brotherhood, via Rat Pak Records. The album… Read more »


EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Grinding On

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Formed in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 90’s, hard rock band Every Mother’s Nightmare (EMN) is no stranger to the music scene. After arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis, of Arista Records. After signing with Arista, Every Mother’s Nightmare soon became… Read more »


JUPITER IN VELVET – In2 the Arms of Love

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Jupiter in Velvet’s latest album, In2 the Arms of Love, brings the U.K. band front and center. The album seems to pay homage to sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s, having this band sound a lot like other such acts like David Bowie, Led Zepplin, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, while still maintaining its… Read more »


JUDAS PRIEST – Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla – mobile game

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Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest have announced the release of Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla, a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now available in the App Store. The app is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio. The… Read more »


SALIVA – Only the Sickest Survive

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During the height of the nu-metal wave in the early 2000’s, a few bands stood tall above the rest and provided rock fans with something unique. Keeping their long record of success going last year with the release of their album, Love, Lies & Therapy, veteran rockers Saliva are one of those rejuvenated musical forces. The platinum-selling band… Read more »


LAST BULLET – 80-69-64

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Last Bullet’s latest EP, 80-69-64, which is set for release July 14, is a short, six-song album that packs a lot of punch with no filler. And, while the album may be short, no one is about to call it “sweet.” Produced and mixed by Brian Moncarz (The Trews, Our Lady Peace, Bleeker, Circa Survive) and… Read more »


MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There

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The band Slaughter hit the ground running in the early 1990s, with mega hits Up All Night and Fly to the Angels. The debut Stick It to Ya sold well and earned the band a career that still continues today.  After the band’s sophomore effort in 1992, things unraveled for the band. From motorcycle accidents to… Read more »


VAMPS – Welcome To The Underworld

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VAMPS (not to be confused with British pop boy-band, The Vamps) are no strangers to J-music lovers around the globe. The Japanese rock duo combines the talents of HYDE, lead vocalist of L’arc-en-Ciel, and K.A.Z, the guitarist and composer for Oblivion Dust. VAMPS came together back in 2008 and have since released three studio albums, along with… Read more »


BODY COUNT – Bloodlust

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Body Count, the hardcore band that originated as a side project of rapper and actor Ice-T, made its major label return March 31 via Century Media with the release of its sixth album, Bloodlust. In a world brimming with social and political unrest, Body Count has once again come forward with 11 tracks of thought-provoking… Read more »


MICHAEL SCHENKER – German Guitar Legend

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There are few guitarists in the rock industry that tout the extensive history held by German guitarist Michael Schenker. Often cited by many guitar legends as one of their biggest influences, Michael Schenker is arguably an underrated musician. But while he often doesn’t receive the same credit as many of his peers, any fan worth… Read more »


JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE – He Saw It Comin’

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Through the years vocalist Jack Russell has been pretty synonymous with ‘80s hair metal band Great White. Even after his split from the original band in 2011, Russell still clings to the band name– likely for brand recognition.  Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of a legacy for Russell, who formed the band… Read more »


BEASTO BLANCO – Here to Play, Here to Stay

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Aside from his longstanding role as the bass player in Alice Cooper’s traveling musical circus for nearly 15 years, Chuck Garric also sings and plays guitar in Beasto Blanco, a band he formed with guitarist Chris Latham in 2012, along with Alice Cooper’s daughter Calico. The band released their debut album Live Fast, Die Loud back in… Read more »