THEORY OF A DEADMAN Closes Ink in the Clink 2017

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The sun rose on day three of Ink In The Clink 2017 as the weekend warriors bravely still standing in the prison’s shadow returned for one more all-day go around, while for others it was a one or two day affair.  Day three’s individual ink exploits went to best realism, most unusual, black and grey… Read more »


THREE DAYS GRACE Headlines Day Two of Ink in the Clink

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The second day of Ink In the Click 2017 continued the tunes and tours, with the first tests of stamina, effects of sleep deprivation, and signs of sunburn were felt.  Saturdays celebrated ink experiments included best large black and grey, color and traditional (5X7 and bigger) and color portrait. Saturday brought 16 unshackled bands to… Read more »


JANET GARDNER – Janet Gardner

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Vixen vocalist Janet Gardner strays from the sound that brought her global fame with a new solo album that throws fists into several eras and genres from the ‘70s to the ‘90s and grunge to industrial while keeping her hard rock, big hair, stilettoed roots. Alongside husband Justin James, Gardner weaves magical webs like a… Read more »


JACKYL – 25

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It might be hard to believe that the band Jackyl is celebrating their silver anniversary. It’s been 25 years since The Lumberjack came out and Jesse James Dupree started playing the chainsaw as a musical instrument? Yes, yes it has. And Jackyl has stayed just as raunchy and wild as they were in 1992. To… Read more »


SEVEN DAY SLEEP – A Home for Disgusting Fairies

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  Seven Day Sleep is an independent band based out of LA who recently Released their first EP A Home For Disgusting Fairies. The members of the band include Sofia Ruszczyk on Vocals, Can Temiz on Bass and synths, Okan Isik on Guitar, and new addition Jesse Farmer on Drums. The EP was produced and… Read more »


SLAYER – Repentless in Columbus

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On July 18 Express Live hosted the unholy evening bringing Behemoth, Lamb of God and Slayer to Columbus as Sirius XM Liquid Metal presented the rabid three-headed touring monster. The crowd filled the general pit area, throwing down like a human grenade leaving exhausted, battered and dehydrated bodies staggering in its wake. Blasphemous black metal… Read more »


IN THIS MOMENT – Headlines Ink in the Clink Day 1

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Friday, July 14, Ink In The Clink 2017 began with the first of three all-day showcases featuring revolving bands on two stages side by side with the brick and mortar backdrop and towers of the Ohio State Reformatory under the sun.   Mansfield, Ohio played host to the weekend of music, tattoo artists, vendors and fans… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET Live! – The Viper Room

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“Really hot. Really packed. And really historic.” If this was a contest to describe Greta Van Fleet’s gig at The Viper Room in ten words or less…well, there you have it. Fortunately, we’ve got a lot more words; around five hundred, to be exact. So let’s get to it. July 25th, 2017 marked Greta Van… Read more »


THE WINERY DOGS – Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016

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The dog days of summer are heating up, and the members of The Winery Dogs are all off touring the world with other projects.  Never fear, dog lovers!  Like a freshly filled kiddie pool on a sweltering summer day, relief is on  the horizon.  The Winery Dogs have announced a new DVD concert film, set… Read more »


JUPITER IN VELVET – In2 the Arms of Love

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Jupiter in Velvet’s latest album, In2 the Arms of Love, brings the U.K. band front and center. The album seems to pay homage to sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s, having this band sound a lot like other such acts like David Bowie, Led Zepplin, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, while still maintaining its… Read more »


Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics Vol. 2: Songs of Protest and Apocalypse – Book Review

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From the Royal Publisher of Oz comes their latest book release, Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics Vol. 2: Songs of Protest and Apocalypse. Author Joe Bongiorno is taking his readers on an in-depth journey through each and every one of Black Sabbath’s albums from the 1970’s. This second book in what will be an eight… Read more »


IN THIS MOMENT – Ritual

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Just a few months after their 2012 album Blood reached certified gold, In This Moment has released their sixth studio album titled Ritual on July 21, 2017 produced by Kevin Churko. When we interviewed Chris Howorth last month, he told us that this new album is more bluesy and raw with a more distinctive feel… Read more »