Conjuring Evil – Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies & Exodus LIVE at The Forum

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Helicopters were circling overhead, police lights flashed, the red and blue beams bouncing back and forth, people shouted obscenities, a beer bottle flew past crashing to the ground. No this is not a description of the L.A. Riots, it is the description of the parking lot of the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood on November… Read more »


PIERCE THE VEIL – LIVE – Pomona, CA

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Pierce The Veil played the second show of their long awaited World Tour on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the historic Fox Theater in Pomona, California. On an unseasonably warm fall night in Southern California, throngs of fans waited in a line that wrapped around this grand theater turned concert hall to see Pierce The… Read more »


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – Pandemonium

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If you’ve survived the previous two studio albums called Inflikted (2008) and Blunt Force Trauma (2011) by the Brazilian brothers Cavalera, then maybe you’ve had sufficient bludgeoning of the senses?  If you’re a masochist with a rabid appreciation of the aggressive arts of music composition then perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting Pandemonium with bated breath? Max and… Read more »


THE EMPTY HEARTS – The Empty Hearts

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Recapturing the 60′s and 70′s sound with rockin’ riffs and that ‘garage band’ feel, The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), have just released a disc filled with groovy licks reminiscent of the Troggs, The Searchers, The Beatles, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Shadows of… Read more »


Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend

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On September 20, 2014 earMusic and Eagle Rock Entertainment released Celebrating Jon Lord on CD, 2 CD and via digital formats. This tribute to the late great keyboardist Jon Lord of Deep Purple ( who passed away in 2012) was recorded on April 4, 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition to be night… Read more »


THE TREATMENT – Running With the Dogs

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English hard rock band The Treatment releases their second CD Running With the Dogs in North America on November 4, 2014 on Spinefarm Records. Spinefarm Records seems to have an affinity for young, international, straight up rock bands, as we’d call The Treatment. Spinefarm also represents the young Finnish hard-rockers Santa Cruz, who we interviewed earlier this… Read more »


…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – IX

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Suitably titled as it is indeed the progressive rocking quartet’s 9th studio album, they continue to make in-roads to discovering their epitome.  The opening two tracks inform immediately as to their intent as both The Doomsday Book and Jaded Apostles providing driving rhythms to almost psychedelic vocal melodies and presentations. They’ve never really been the… Read more »


SUPERFECTA – Primal Instinct

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It is highly plausible that you may be unfamiliar with this London-based rock band.  They unveiled their debut self-titled extended player to a muted positive critique and since then have been working hard on playing shows and assembling the material for this debut full-length album. For fans of classy emotive rock music which maintains one… Read more »


HELLDORADOS – Lessons In Decay

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During the 90s a Finnish rock n’ roll band called Hybrid Children hinted at great potential with their L.A. Guns musical leanings and a slight hint of European accents throughout the vocals.  If you have a spare moment check out an album called Honeymoon in Babylon for proof of such potential.  This case applies to… Read more »


SEAN DANIELSEN – Food Chain

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Sean Danielsen, the frontman for hard rock band Smile Empty Soul, has always been known for his powerful vocals. As the “face” of Smile Empty Soul, he’s no doubt one of the most charismatic members. People pay attention when he sings as you can tell he sings from his heart. Separate from Smile Empty Soul,… Read more »