LE REVERIE – Dark Symphony

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Le Reverie join a very busy corner of the rock music world oozing with many female fronted gothic image-conscious quality acts.  The good news is that if you’re a fan of such soundscapes as symphonic styled epic rock with sorrow in their hearts, you might well rejoice as another quality act are added to the community.  Dark… Read more »


RHYME -The Seed and The Sewage

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Originating from Milan, Italy, the band Rhyme is ready to take the international markets by storm with the release of their second album, The Seed and The Sewage on December 3,2012.  Following their debut album Fi(r)st, this is their first release on Bakerteam Records. The band is currently on tour in Europe, after having been a… Read more »


Scythia – For The Bear

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Place your sword back in that scabbard as I am friend, not foe.  I bring thee greetings from the land of Canada where upon a mighty musical gathering known as Scythia have unleashed a seven song collection called For The Bear.  This title is most appropriate as Scythia came by their name thanks to band member Dave Khan.  He… Read more »


MSG LIVE – Brick by Brick, San Diego CA

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On November 11th, 2012, San Diego, California was the site and last date of the Michael Schenker (MSG) tour. Playing at the venue Brick by Brick, MSG took the stage to a very enthusiastic audience.  Lead singer Dave Vanlanding, (Tony MacAlpine, Crimson Glory and Michael Schenker) said that this was the band’s 31st concert in 40… Read more »


Eve to Adam LIVE – House Of Blues, Hollywood, CA

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Dude, we’re in California,” laughed front man Taki Sassaris to his fellow band members in the quiet between songs.  He brushed off the revelation, ecstatic, but simultaneously bewildered by the insanity of it all. They had come clear across the country in a matter of days, and were two songs deep in the fifth show… Read more »


Eric Brittingham/Brandon Gibbs LIVE – Krazee Kafe, Des Moines, IA

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Eric Brittingham is well-known for his work as Cinderella’s bassist, but fewer have heard of newcomer Brandon Gibbs; particularly as a solo artist. He was the guitarist in The Gibbs Brothers Band, with identical twin brother Brent, before they ceased touring together in 2010.  Brent wanted to pursue a different career yet they were opening… Read more »


RONNIE JAMES DIO Stand Up and Shout Cancer Gala – LIVE Halloween, The Avalon, Hollywood, CA

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On October 31, 2012, Hollywood celebrated Halloween DIO style at the 2nd Annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Awards Gala and Halloween Spooktacular event at the Avalon, in Hollyweird,CA!  What better way to spend Samhain than with Dio’s Disciples and those who loved and respected the man, who gave us the most… Read more »


Royal Bliss Live – Big Dogs/3rd St. Live, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Big Dogs is a home away from home for those who like to rock. With the amount of time some spent at this venue when the rock music scene was thriving in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area, that’s what it became. Called Big Dogs, then 3rd St. Live for a while, the business has been… Read more »


Geoff Tate – Kings and Thieves

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Geoff Tate, one of the most celebrated voices in the history of hard rock and heavy metal releases his newest solo offering in over a decade entitled Kings and Thieves; his debut release for InsideOut Music.  Even if his name is unfamiliar to some, his voice is a permanent reminder as founding member and mysterious… Read more »


DIO – The Very Beast of DIO II

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If you are not a DIO disciple, The Very Beast of Dio, released in October of 2000, was a great introduction for any new or die-hard fan, however, some felt slighted as there were no tracks featured from the past few releases. So when The Very Beast of Dio II was released on October 9, 2012, peace was… Read more »


Travis T. Warren – Beneath These Borrowed Skies

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Beneath These Borrowed Skies is the first solo album for Blind Melon frontman Travis T. Warren. The album released on September 25, 2012 under Clarity Way Records, the new label for Clarity Way, a Pennsylvania drug and alcohol rehab facility. Clarity Way Records aims to support musicians in recovery. All proceeds from the album go to… Read more »


Review of T&N – Slave to the Empire

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Dokken is back! Words all metal fans would love to hear, and it is almost true. Three members of the original band George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have come together to create the band T&N and will release on October 31st their first album called Slave to the Empire. On the album are… Read more »