Author: Laura De Gaetano

Laura De Gaetano

POPPY – Live! at the Fonda Theatre

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The Fonda Theatre (Formerly known as the Henry Fonda Theatre and Music Box)  in Los Angeles is one of Hollywood’s most historic entertainment venues. During the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s The Fonda Theatre earned a reputation for quality and diversity and while times have changed and many concert venues have closed over the years, they… Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN – Aurora

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Multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin released their seventh studio album late January via Hollywood Records titled Aurora. The record is a reimagined acoustic album comprised of nine tracks from Breaking Benjamin’s seemingly endless catalog of chart-topping hits and one new song titled Far Away, featuring Scooter Ward from the band Cold. The album seems to… Read more »


QUEENSRYCHE, John 5 & Eve To Adam – Live! At House Of Blues, Anaheim

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Queensryche’s 2020 Verdict tour made its way to the House of Blues in Anaheim with John 5 and Eve To Adam. Queensryche has played an instrumental role in rock music history since 1982, setting the bar for creativity, powerhouse vocals and monumental performances. When original singer Geoff Tate left the band in 2012 to pursue… Read more »


BAD WOLVES – Takin’ A Bite Outta the N.A.T.I.O.N.

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“Unpredictability drives progression! When art can’t be pigeon-holed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking technically-charged heavy metal.” This is how Los Angeles based metal band Bad Wolves describe their music. The rapid… Read more »


BAD WOLVES – N.A.T.I.O.N. – Album Review

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Sometimes when a band reaches an overwhelmingly rapid rate of success, they fall short in trying to keep the momentum going. For  Los Angeles based metal band Bad Wolves, that is definitely not the case. Some may have had their doubts as to whether or not Tommy Vext (vocals), John Boecklin (drums), Chris Cain (guitar),… Read more »


LACUNA COIL – Music, Books, & Bullying – 20 Years of Making Music

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Sometimes the best things come from the most unexpected places. This statement is true of Milan-based goth metal band Lacuna Coil. Despite line-up changes, life challenges and going against the grain of common music in their home country, Lacuna Coil has defied every odd, silenced every doubt and pushed their way to become one of… Read more »


LACUNA COIL – Black Anima – Album Review

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“Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me. It’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that is half asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into and searching for the truth. It’s the sacrifice and pain. It’s justice and fear. It’s fury and revenge. It’s past and… Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN – Live! At FivePoint Ampitheatre in Irvine

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Breaking Benjamin officially closed down the summer concert series in a colossal way Monday, September 16th when they headlined a stacked line-up featuring Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante, and Dorothy. The show started shortly after 5 pm which was ridiculously early for a rock concert, let alone one that is being held on a weekday…. Read more »


PAPA ROACH, Asking Alexandria & Bad Wolves at The Hollywood Palladium

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As the summer concert season nears an end, it’s not going out without a bang as Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria and headliners Papa Roach performed a sweltering set at The Hollywood Palladium on August 31st.  Actor Josh Brolin (Goonies, Gangster Squad, Avengers) was on hand to introduce the first band, L.A.’s own Bad Wolves. Bad Wolves… Read more »


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Mike D’Antonio Opens Up About New Album & more

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Massachusetts based metalcore band Killswitch Engage has finally released their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Atonement which also marks their debut with new label Metal Blade Records. Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), Joel Stroetzel (guitar), Mike D’Antonio (bass) and Justin Foley (drums) have had an adverse few years since their 2016 album Incarnate with Roadrunner… Read more »


TOOL – Fear Inoculum – album review

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After 13 long years of waiting, Tool finally released their fifth studio album titled Fear Inoculum on August 30th. Not only has every single song on the record hit the Hot Rock Song Chart, they knocked Taylor Swift down to number two, sparking her fans to be dumbfounded over who Tool is. It has grown… Read more »


JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES – Invasion – album review

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Most know him as ex-guitarist for Marilyn Manson or the current guitarist for Rob Zombie, but for those who have witnessed the extraordinary talent of guitarist John 5 know he is playing on an entirely different level than other guitarists from this decade. John 5’s current offering with his band the Creatures (Ian Ross –… Read more »


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