RICHIE KOTZEN – What You See Is (Not Necessarily) What You Get

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The weight of the world rests upon his shoulders. He sits slumped over an old piano, head in his left hand looking down, sunglasses obscuring his eyes, with tousled hair and a three-day beard. A cigarette dangles from his right hand. Grim Teutonic font spells out his name, completing the image of a man lost… Read more »


THE EMPTY HEARTS – Anything But…

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Age is a funny thing; you live long enough and you start to see history repeat itself; especially in this part of the music industry.  Every decade ushers in a handful of bands who set themselves apart and become part of the collective story of influences others in this business talk about, look up to… Read more »


SEASONS AFTER – Weathered and Worn But Not Broken

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Originally formed in Wichita, Kansas in 2006, Seasons After was on top of the world with the release of their debut album Through Tomorrow in 2010. Their cover of Gerard McMann’s Cry Little Sister (you know, the song from The Lost Boys) was in heavy rotation on radio, MTV and VH1 and they graced the stages… Read more »


LIV KRISTINE – …Burns Like Hell

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Watching Norwegian lung-buster and elegant gothic-loving creative force Liv Kristine progress and evolve throughout her career is like observing the very slow opening of a beautiful dark flower; as the petals spring to life capturing its unique shape and form and wearing the many textures such an example of nature can truly behold.  Back in… Read more »


SEAN DANIELSEN – Weed, Jesus, Country Douche Bags and Fake Assholes

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It was the day before Halloween when we spoke with Sean Danielsen. While not participating in the festivities this year – he’s too busy with Halloween landing on the first night of his new tour – he does typically enjoy dressing up, and recounts his favorite costume as the time he dressed as Jesus at… Read more »


FUNGONEWRONG – What Your Mother Warned You About

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From the innermost cornfields of Southern Illinois emerges FUNGONEWRONG, one of metal’s most unique up-and-coming bands.  This Midwestern band is a mixture of metal, punk and death-thrash whose music ensures that the band will rise to the top of the musical mountain and stick their metal flag deep in the minds of all music-lovers.  FGW… Read more »


BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Wearing Their Crown of Thorns

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Just because it is 2014 doesn’t mean that hook-laden and well-crafted infectious hard rock is no longer applicable.  If nothing else, 2014 means that the universe of rock music is more versatile and healthy than it has ever been.  New bands are being formed all the time and take on their respective influences shaping songs… Read more »


HELLION – Hell Hath No Fury

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Hellion, originally formed in 1982, is no stranger to the heavy metal scene. After a decade of silence, the roar of Hellion is back and stronger than ever. Founding member/vocalist Ann Boleyn reformed Hellion with a new lineup in late 2013.  In April 2014 the band released a two CD anthology, To Hellion and Back. … Read more »


SOCIETY 1 – Their Hellish Resurrection

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Los Angeles based metal band Society 1 has always been strange and unusual. While that may not seem that unheard of for a metal band, Society 1 has always managed to take it to that next level.  LA Weekly once described the band’s lead singer Matt “the Lord” Zane as an embodiment of “Morrisonesque shamanics… Read more »


GODSMACK – A Little Campho-Phenique Will Help With That

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What a name and what a ride it’s been so far for multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack.  With a moniker like that, you better be as raw and powerful as the name suggests, but what’s in a name anyway? Everything.  Your name is your identity; your calling card out to the world and people take notice… Read more »