STRYPER – Shining A Continuous Light

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Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness is the acronym that is the Christian metal band Stryper. As heavy metal music has developed since its start in the 1970’s it has continued to progress and has become fragmented into sub-genres such as lite metal, death metal, speed metal, gothic metal, glam or hair metal,… Read more »


THE GUESSING GAME – Destroying It All

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Multi-talented musician Jeff Rouse can clearly feel comfortable with any group of musicians, as is evident by looking at his extensive resume. He has played with Alien Crime Syndicate, Vendetta Red, Sirens Sister, Fozzy and of course Duff McKagan’s Loaded. And that’s just scratching the surface. But since the summer of 2013, when The Guessing… Read more »


MURDER FM – From the Shadows of Texas

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Murder FM may seem like they came out of nowhere and immediately started kicking ass. There first show was opening for The Used, the second was at the Whisky, and, the third gig was going on tour with Korn. However, their formation and subsequent success are certainly no accident. Vocalist, guitarist, and programmer Norman Matthew… Read more »


NINE MILES SOUTH – Looking Upward

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Some of the greatest bands of all time come out of the UK and while it seems like we are all getting hit with new music from every direction, there’s a new band on the scene who is surpassing the odds and quickly becoming the band to watch out for. Nine Miles South is dominating… Read more »


NIK KAI and NO WORDS – A Heavy Metal Prodigy

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“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” – Walt Disney The term “Musical Prodigy” is the quintessential way to describe 14 year old lead guitarist Nik Kai. Kai first started playing the guitar when he was only eight years old and because of his… Read more »


FRANK PALANGI – Positive Rock with an Edge

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Frank Palangi has been pounding the pavement since 2006 releasing two EP’s as well as couple of singles. According to Palangi, this is how his musical journey began: “ Well, I was coming out of high school in 2006 so I started doing my own home recordings, buying gear and learning the process. I had… Read more »


FAREWELL HOUSE OF BLUES – Feat. Frank Bello & Michael Starr

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Los Angeles and architecture have a shaky history.  While structures in Europe can date back to thousands of years, and the East Coast to the 1700’s, a building in L.A. is considered “historic” if it was built before WWII.  Thus, it’s not surprising that the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip barely made it… Read more »


RIKI RACHTMAN – His Long and Winding Road (updated)

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Riki Rachtman is probably most famously known as the host of Headbangers Ball, but yet he’s a man of many talents playing in various bands (the L.A. Metal band Virgin and Battery Club, to name a few) starting from about the age of 16. He also co-hosted Loveline with Dr Drew and Adam Carolla, and… Read more »


LITTLE CAESAR – 100 Horsepower Rock N’ Roll

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It’s not every day that you come across a band with a genuine, no-nonsense approach to the music they create. But when you’re lucky enough to stumble upon a band like that, it is always a pretty refreshing experience. One such band is Little Caesar, best known for their cover of Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools…. Read more »


TAD MOROSE – Back in Action

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Formed in 1991 in Bolinas, Sweden Tad Morose is one of the foremost power metal bands out there. They released their debut album, Leaving the Past Behind via Black Mark Productions in November of 1993. They had a successful run between 1993 and 2003, releasing a total of seven studio albums and touring all over… Read more »