Author: Colette Claire

ZAKK SABBATH Celebrate 50 years of Black Sabbath – Vertigo – album review

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Those who have been to Ozzfest in recent years are probably familiar with Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath cover band featuring Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde on lead guitar and vocals, bassist Blasko, who also played with Ozzy as well as  Rob Zombie, and drummer Joey Castillo who has played with Danzig and Queen Of… Read more »


Century Media’s Isolation Fest Proves You Can Enjoy Warm Beer and Metal from Home

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Given the fact that most of the world is in quarantine, you probably thought your summer metal festival plans were completely shot. Well, metal label Century Media begs to differ. They organized Isolation Fest which took place on May 14th 2020. As they put it on their Facebook event page: “Who ever said that it… Read more »


DANZIG – Danzig Sings Elvis – album review

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To some metal outsiders, Danzig doing an Elvis covers album might seem strange, but to Danzig fans this is a no-brainer.  Danzig has always had an Elvis-like quality to his singing style dating all the way back to his days in the Misfits.  Danzig has been working on this collection since 2016 along with guitarist… Read more »


IN HEARTS WAKE – Fighting For The Underdog

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When one thinks about Metal and Australia, probably the first band that comes to mind is Sydney’s AC/DC. However, when it comes to newer music, Metalcore band In Hearts Wake have also made quite a name for themselves. Formed in early 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia, a beach town about 400 miles north of Sydney,… Read more »


LOVELY WORLD – Vicky Hamilton’s New Discovery

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Vicky Hamilton knows talent when she sees it. She ought to, since she launched the careers of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Poison. She also did A&R for Geffen Records during their heyday, helped June Carter Cash produce an album, and she even represented famous painters such as Ron English among many other things…. Read more »


HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s Johnny 3 Tears – Building A New Empire

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Wikipedia has them listed as a rap/rock band; another source says nu-metal; another says emo rap. Whatever genre one wants to classify them in, one thing is certain: Hollywood Undead keep things interesting. Formed in Los Angeles in 2005, Hollywood Undead blew up on My Space and subsequently released their first album Swan Songs, which… Read more »


L.A. GUNS – Another Xmas In Hell – Punk Goes Glam Rock

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You know a band has gone through a lot of lineup changes when there’s literally an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing its past members. The notorious Sunset Strip rockers L.A. Guns have had a revolving line up over the years, but this was par for the course for the L.A. Glam metal scene… Read more »


THE STRUTS- A Mad Train That Never Stops

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“Don’t wanna live as an untold story… Wrapped in your regret/ What a waste of blood and sweat… I wanna live better days/Never look back and say/Could have been me!” These are lyrics famously sung by The Struts’ lead vocalist Luke Spiller on their 2014 breakout hit Could Have Been Me from their debut studio… Read more »


The Unstoppable TOM KEIFER

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Former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer refuses to be kept down. He has battled lawsuits and vocal paralysis to come back strong with his second solo album Rise, which came out on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Keifer was discovered by the likes of both Gene Simmons of KISS and Jon Bon Jovi and became the driving… Read more »


Motörhead 1979 Release Party at the Rainbow Bar & Grill

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If the spirit of Lemmy Kilmister, otherwise known as God if you believe the film Airheads, were to haunt a location, it would definitely be the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Renamed Lemmy’s Lounge after his passing and adorned with a statue of the heavy metal legend, one can… Read more »


Interview with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Paoli – Spitting Venom

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Paoli – Spitting Venom on New Album Veleno in his Rightful Place as Frontman Formed in 2007 in Perugia, Italy by multi-instrumentalist  Francesco Paoli, bassist Paolo Rossi, and guitarist Cristiano Trionfera, Fleshgod Apocalypse quickly made waves with their first demo Promo ‘07, which attracted the attention of Dutch indie Neurotic Records.  (Paoli… Read more »


Zebrahead & Death by Stereo’s Dan Palmer: Self-Proclaimed Brain Invader

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Zebrahead was formed in 1996 in Orange County, California, a place that is famous for spawning many bands that were a part of the post-punk/ska explosion of the 1990’s, although Zebrahead found themselves leaning more toward hip-hop than the local trend of ska-punk upon their formation. Their first EP Yellow  was released in May 1998… Read more »


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