Author: Hilary Mahoney

Hilary Mahoney is a live entertainment specialist and former lead music writer for Hoopla, an entertainment periodical published by the Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette newspaper as well as Pulse, a former entertainment magazine based out of Waterloo, Iowa. On a daily basis, Hilary can be found in the trenches interviewing band members and attending live music venues. Hilary majored in music in junior college and in 2006, earned her BA in nonprofit administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Her background in music, theater and dance uniquely qualify her to write compelling, informative exposés as well as fueling her ongoing personal pursuit of the bass guitar.

PUDDLE OF MUDD – Welcome to Galvania

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Although Puddle of Mudd’s singer Wes Scantlin has certainly seen his share of headlines in the last decade, it might be hard to believe that the band hasn’t put out a full-length album since 2009. Until Welcome to Galvania, that is. Although Scantlin is the only name you might recognize from the original POM days,… Read more »


ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Like A House on Fire

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Asking Alexandria released their sixth full-length album via Sumerian Records on May 15th. Despite a brief period with a different singer, the band has mostly remained intact since hitting the scene in 2008. Their sound however has most definitely evolved and matured in many ways throughout the years, which is very evident on Like A… Read more »


DENNIS DeYOUNG – 26 East, Vol. 1 – Album Review

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Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx has released his latest solo album, 26 East, Vol.1, via Frontiers Music Srl. Named after DeYoung’s former address where Styx formed in his basement, this album is full of nostalgia, hope and that voice that is still as strong as it was when Styx began. The album description lists all… Read more »


HER CHARIOT AWAITS – Her Chariot Awaits

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Under the guidance of writer/producer/guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob comes a new group  called Her Chariot Awaits, featuring Ailyn, formerly of Sirenia on lead vocals. That combination, along with Jeff Thal on drums and Brian Gearty on bass melds into a fascinating combination of heavy, assertive rock and melodic, classically influenced vocals. Orlando has… Read more »


METAL CHURCH – From The Vault – album review

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It’s hard to believe that Metal Church’s debut album came out in 1984. That’s coming up on 40 years of massive metal rockitude (that’s a word, right?).  As is the case with almost any band that has been around that long, there have been multiple line-up changes through the years but Mike Howe returned on… Read more »


POLARIS – The Death of Me

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Australian metalcore phenoms Polaris have followed up their successful debut album, The Mortal Coil with the highly awaited The Death of Me. As might be expected by the name, this isn’t a peppy, upbeat record. Instead it is a heavy, highly emotion-filled outlook on the world that will most likely speak to many people at… Read more »


HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – New Empire, Vol. 1

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been fifteen years since Hollywood Undead were formed and started sharing their signature sound with the world behind those masks of theirs. The band is now about to drop their 6th full-length album, New Empire, Vol. 1 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. According to Johnny 3 Tears, the… Read more »


ANOTHER LOST YEAR – Coming H.O.M.E. and Hitting the Road

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Another Lost Year sprung out of North Carolina nine years ago, and have seen their share of successes and hit the road hard for years. But that journey has not been an easy one and fans have also been clamoring for new music and a new tour. A new single, H.O.M.E., has finally seen the… Read more »


Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story – Book Review

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The books of author Greg Prato have been featured and reviewed many times here at Screamer, so it was no surprise to see that Mr. Prato had been hard at work on even more volumes on the history of rock, including one of his most recent, Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story. The great… Read more »


DARK STATION – Down in the Dark – Album Review

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Getting ready to hit the road with Another Lost Year, Dark Station’s Down in the Dark is being released on October 25th to the anticipation of fans who have gotten to know the band through the four music videos the band has already shared.  Heroes, Obvious, No Life and Villain are the songs that have… Read more »


All Aboard! . . . to DARK STATION

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Dark Station haven’t even hit the road as a band yet and they are already blowing up YouTube with four music videos. The guys are now getting ready to begin a tour with Another Lost Year and their debut release, Down in the Dark will be available at the end of October. Let’s meet the… Read more »


SILVERTUNG – But At What Cost??! – Album Review

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Maryland’s own Silvertung recently released But At What Cost??! via Thermal Entertainment. While they may not yet be a household name, this is actually the fifth release the band has put out, starting with Devil’s in the Details in 2013, followed by Never Too Late and Out of the Box. 2017 brought Lighten Up, an… Read more »


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