MR. BIG – 30 Years & Still Defying Gravity

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Twenty-five years after the release of their most well-known hit, To Be With You, Mr. Big is releasing their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity, via Frontiers Records (July 21). And achieving what many bands with longevity have not been able to, all of the original members of the band are still involved. Mr. Big’s lineup… Read more »


ATREYU’s Jacobs & Miguel – Festivals, New Material & Their Hiatus

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On May 27 2017, Atreyu played at the Blackest of the Black Fest in Oak Canyon Park, Silverado, California. Oak Canyon Park is a sprawling 750-acre forested area in Orange County with mountains, a lake, plus fishing & camping. It was a sufficiently remote and creepy setting for the two-day long event that included sword… Read more »


TERRY ILOUS – Rock’s Flamenco Ambassador

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Newton’s first law of motion is often stated as: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” So what does that have to do with music? Science is objective and creativity is subjective,… Read more »


SHAMAN’S HARVEST – Deliver Red Handed Black Deeds

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Shaman’s Harvest has created their version of an old-school throwback record in a way. They threw technology in the dusty ole garage, preferring ‘vintage’ analog to digital in the creation of a truly visceral journey in sound and production. Tales of the blues, country rock, the shadows of spirits passed, gospel healing, Native American and… Read more »


WARRANT’s Robert Mason Gets Louder Harder Faster Than Ever

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One of the best things about rock n’ roll is the nostalgia. With the progression of rock music from the time it began throughout the 80’s, 90’s and present day, rock n’ roll has evolved in multifarious ways and has brought a flood of new bands to the genre. Warrant, which was formed in Los… Read more »


SYLVIA MASSY’s Wild, Weird World of Recording

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You know all those crazy stories about what happens in recording studios? Wild stuff like musicians insisting on recording while they’re buck naked, or blasting away at a piano with a shotgun? How about recording the sounds of a guitar amp as it’s tossed off a cliff? Or a record producer duct-taping Peter Gabriel high… Read more »


DIAMOND HEAD – Diamonds Are Forever

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In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s the New Wave of British Heavy Metal came to the U.S.  Historically abbreviated as the NWOBHM, the movement included Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Def Leppard.  Each band would achieve global success while Angel Witch, Girlschool and many others though influential, never achieved the same level.  Metallica’s Lars Ulrich… Read more »


BOBAFLEX – Bury ‘Em With Their Guns On

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It’s rare these days to find a decent band that plays really good straight up rock n’ roll, but Bobaflex is one of the rare exceptions to this rule. Originating in Mason, West Virginia, Bobaflex was formed back in 1998 by brothers Shaun and Martin McCoy, who both play guitar and share vocal duties.  The… Read more »


LIV SIN – Sister Sin Vocalist Goes Solo on Follow Me

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Swedish hard rockers Sister Sin made it 13 years before major road burn out caused them to disband, just as major opportunities loomed.  Though, as vocalist Liv Sin says, you can’t force a band to continue the relentless pace of writing, recording and touring for multiple cycles when the passion is gone. Sister Sin broke… Read more »


ALL THAT REMAINS – Never Sorry!

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Massachusetts rockers All That Remains have been at it for over fifteen years now. From 2002’s Behind Silence and Solitude to Madness (release date April 28, 2017), frontman Phil Labonte has been manning the microphone- saying and singing pretty much whatever he wants to. And although the band and Labonte have had their fair share… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET – Like Everything (And Nothing) You’ve Heard Before

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There is an expression “an old man’s soul in a young man’s body.” With a keen sense of both music and the music business, as well as being unfailingly polite and articulate in conversation, Sam Kiszka exhibits a maturity far beyond his 18 years. Sam, who doubles on bass and keyboards, along with older twin… 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 »