WATAIN – Trident Wolf Eclipse

Posted on

Even if one is not familiar with Swedish Black Metal band Watain’s  music, they have probably heard rumors about their stage shows, which often feature decapitated goat heads on spikes, giant upside down crosses, fire, and generally satanic epicness. The rumors are true, the band is a force to be reckoned with live, but they… Read more »


The Witching Hour Tour – In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day & DED

Posted on

Friday February 2, the 20-date The Witching Hour Tour featuring In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day and DED played Express Live in Columbus.  It was a four-punch West Coast package with fans stacking the venue, many dressing as ‘Blood Girls’ or in Maria Brink attire. Hardcore, nu metal from Phoenix poured out the speakers… Read more »


NEW YEARS DAY – Diary of a Creep

Posted on

New Years Day has tailored their vision from the beginning, dangling inner skeletons and personal demons for the world to see. With infectious sights and sounds vocalist Ash Costello has left her mark in every ringing ear and devoted eye.  Like a haunted house she’s painted grim portraits with harsh decayed brushstrokes. Diary of a… Read more »


SAXON – Thunderbolt

Posted on

After 40 years, Saxon is still going strong, releasing their 22nd album, Thunderbolt. Battering Ram in 2015 was their latest release, and although there have of course been a few line-up changes throughout the years, Biff and the boys don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon as they embark on leg one of their… Read more »


THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother

Posted on

In their nearly decade of existence, Sweden’s all female Thundermother have gone through trials and tribulations, enough to put a permanent pothole in the road to success.  Sole original member guitarist Filippa Nässil has soldiered on, carrying her vision high with pride along new blood in vocalist Guernica Mancini, bassist Sara Pettersson and drummer Emlee… Read more »


BRIAN FALLON – Sleepwalkers

Posted on

So often in the music industry, we see artists leave the comfort of their past lives.  They leave the bands that grew with them as musicians, sometimes it’s amicable other times it is in a fiery explosion that rocks their fanbase to the core.  In Brian Fallon’s case, we find a lead singer who has in many… Read more »


WILDESTARR – Beyond the Rain

Posted on

London Wilde and Dave Starr of WildeStarr  released Beyond the Rain, on December 8, 2017, the third record in their trilogy and the most personal, telling the story of Wilde’s late brother Gary.  Lyrics and music tell the tales of the highs and lows he went through before the tragedy. Wilde added excerpts from his journals… Read more »


MELODIC CANVAS – Melodic Canvas EP

Posted on

Every once in a while, you’ll hear an album that instantly gets under your skin. Melodic Canvas’ self-titled debut EP is one such an album. Falling in line with musician Evan Alderton’s origin of Michigan, Melodic Canvas evokes times of biting cold, frosty greenery and breath that hangs in the air. From sorrow to fear, this… Read more »


Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography – by Robert M. Knight

Posted on

At first glance, one might think that the primary attraction of a book titled Rock Gods—Fifty Years of Rock Photography would be the photos. No brainer, right? True, the shots view like a gallery of the greatest musicians in rock n’ roll history: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie… Read more »


VANDENBERG’s MOONKINGS – MKII

Posted on

Adrian Vandenberg’s newest project Vandenberg’s Moonkings has released their second album. Released November 3rd, via Mascot Label Group, MKII is evidence that there is no “sophomore slump” for the Moonkings. Right out of the gate, the album’s first video release and opening song, Tightrope provides a glimpse of what can be expected on this album,… Read more »


OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – Devil in the Moonshine

Posted on

In 2015, Outlaws & Moonshine released the EP 1919, which earned the band positive reviews (Screamer was among those giving the EP a thumbs-up). Now, the band has recorded five new songs, which they’ve combined with the original five on 1919, and the resulting collection is the LP Devil in the Moonshine. With songs titled… Read more »


L.A. Guns- The Missing Peace

Posted on

How many of your favorite bands that debuted in the 80’s are still putting out new music? Sure, there are a handful, but those numbers are fairly low. Well, after years of lineup changes, and even two bands using the same name for a period of time, L.A. Guns are back with The Missing Peace… Read more »