Author: Elise Shire

BEASTO BLANCO – Beasto Blanco

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Beasto Blanco, the band featuring longtime Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, just released their sophomore self-titled record on November 25th via Rat Pak Records. The follow-up to Live Fast, Die Loud, was produced by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Mr. Big) and features 12 tracks including an energized version of Cooper’s Feed My Frankenstein.  With… Read more »


GLENN HUGHES – A Redemption of Rock

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There’s a reason the legendary Glenn Hughes is known as the Voice of Rock. Throughout the years, Hughes has acquired a resume of rock that is largely unmatched. He’s offered his talents to Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Hughes/Thrall, Voodoo Hill, Phenomena, Hughes Turner Project, Tony Iommi, Gary Moore, Black Country Communion, California Breed, and… Read more »


GLENN HUGHES – Resonate

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Frontiers Music Srl released the new Glenn Hughes solo album, Resonate in early November. From album-opener, Heavy to the very last chords of the closing track Long Time Gone, it promises to be a contender for “Album of the Year” on many-a-list. Resonate features his live solo band members, Søren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus… Read more »


KIX – Can’t Stop the Show: The Return of Kix (DVD)

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In 2014, platinum-selling Maryland hard rock icons KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off after almost 20 years since the release of their last studio album. Now, two years later, the band—Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian “Damage” Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie “10/10” Younkins (guitar), Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant (drums) and Mark Schenker (bass)— have returned… Read more »


KIX – Won’t Stop The Show

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It’s never too late to release new music into the world, as American rock band KIX proved with their resurrection back in 2003.  The band was founded as early as 1977 but did not become KIX until 1980.  The band’s 1988 release, Blow My Fuse, brought a wider spread fame for the quintet which saw them playing on arena tours… Read more »


GEMINI SYNDROME – Remember We Die

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Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Gemini Syndrome has become a force to be reckoned with since the release of their debut album, Lux, back in 2013.  The alternative metal band has toured with names such as Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, and Drowning Pool, gathering a strong following of fans, more commonly known to the band as… Read more »


GEMINI SYNDROME – Memento Mori

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Birth, life, and death. The most essential of trilogies and one that alternative metal outfit Gemini Syndrome has been determined to explore since their formation in 2010. The band released their latest album entitled Memento Mori, or “Remember That You Will Die,” when translated directly from Latin, on August 19th. Their debut album Lux focused on birth and light. Having confessed… Read more »


MICHAEL SWEET – One Sided Wars

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Hard work and determination are the two keys for success in any facet of life.  For dynamic rock singer/guitarist Michael Sweet, the road has been paved with gold starting with the success of Stryper some three decades ago– leading into a lengthy solo career, and even a stint in legendary rock band Boston.  In more… Read more »


3 DOORS DOWN – Back and Bigger Than Ever

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If you were listening to the radio in the early 2000s, there is a good chance you’ve heard a lot of 3 Doors Down. Songs like Kryptonite and Here Without You ruled the airwaves as the band propelled their debut record, The Better Life, to multi-platinum status– both in the United States and across the globe. The… Read more »


DANCE GAVIN DANCE – Tree City Sessions Review

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Post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance has never been one to play it safe. But what’s life without a little risk? With an experimental sound and seemingly unorthodox song structures, the group has effectively charged to the front of the pack. The band has worked hard for over ten solid years of music, despite near-constant changes… Read more »


PIERCE THE VEIL – When Misadventures Lead to Something Great

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It’s been nearly four years since post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil released their last album, Collide with the Sky.  The album outsold their previous albums thanks in large part to the gold-certified single King For A Day paired with their relentless world touring.  Given that many of their peers regularly release albums in half the… Read more »


ADELITAS WAY – Taking Back the Reigns

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Creating art is an extremely personal process between the artist and the work that they are creating, so it has to be tough when other people try and dictate how your art should be.  This is one lesson that Las Vegas-based hard rock band, Adelitas Way, learned the hard way during the course of their… Read more »