There’s something decidedly unglamorous–yet delicious–about seeing a band perform in a dive bar thousands of miles from their hometown. Often, the musicians serve as their own roadies. Pull into town, unload the van, set up, play, tear down and hit the road again. As for amenities, if they’re lucky, they may get a bar tab… Continue Reading.
Open the door and venture into Heaven’s Basement and their Filthy Empire. This band of energetic wildness released their debut album on Red Bull Records on February 4. Hard rock and Metal fuse again from this aggressive foursome, which incorporates the talents of Chris Rivers/Drums, Sid Glover/Lead Guitar & backing vocals, Rob Ellershaw/Bass & backing… Continue Reading.
After 10 years together and one year of inactivity, Egypt Central officially pulled the plug and broke-up in December 2012, announcing that vocalist John Falls and guitarist Jeff James would no longer be part of the crew. At the same time Egypt Central’s bassist Joey Chicago and drummer Blake Allison disclosed the formation of their… Continue Reading.
What happens when you pair up current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall with ex members of Overcast and Cannae is pure hardcore magic and the creation of the supergroup of sorts, DEATH RAY VISION. The band’s debut EP Get Lost Or Get Dead showcases brutal hardcore at its finest and is chock full… Continue Reading.
Not to be confused with a ‘screamo’ style band that split up back in 2002, this San Francisco based band grab their influences from the dark corners of the seventies rock music scene. We’re talking about bands like the mighty Black Sabbath or Crow for example. If you’ve heard Capricorn already, then you’ll be thrilled… Continue Reading.
These L.A. based rockers have delivered a very strong self-titled debut album. Fans of Flyleaf, Halestorm, Paramore and the many other bands striving for mainstream success within this style will be getting dizzy as Stars in Stereo could be their next favorite in such a busy environment. Opening the album with The Broken provides the… Continue Reading.
These prolific heavy metal loving, attitude-driven guys hail from Italy. Prolific because they present their sixth studio album, plus they have a live album and a double DVD celebrating at that stage of their career, their 20th birthday. Since releasing an E.P. back in 1987, Extrema have unleashed all manner of brutality inspired by events from around the… Continue Reading.
The music of Cody Beebe and The Crooks cannot be easily defined. Roots rock, Americana, blues-based, organic, down-home, funk the list could go on and on. The band’s sophomore album, Out Here, released on May 7th, is an eclectic musical journey that maintains a centralized sound that is uniquely them. Out Here begins with raw, bluesy tune Alleyway and… Continue Reading.
The hype and official promotional blurb say “Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem.” That paints quite a picture, but when… Continue Reading.
The weather in Tampa Florida was cold and wet; the rain poured down on Wednesday evening. It was perfect weather to stay in doors, however, the people who made the journey out to Ybor City were in for a very nice treat! Peter Murphy was playing at the Orpheum Theater. For those not familiar… Continue Reading.