Author: Laura De Gaetano

Laura De Gaetano

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 »


LACUNA COIL RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “RECKLESS” FROM BLACK ANIMA

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Italian Alt-Metal superstars Lacuna Coil have just released their second single and music video for “Reckless” today. Watch the video for “Reckless”, which was directed by Roberto Saku Cinardi and continues the story of previously released single “Layers Of Time“, HERE. The track is off the band’s forthcoming album Black Anima, out on October 11th,… Read more »


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Atonement – album review

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Killswitch Engage finally released their long anticipated eighth studio album Atonement on August 16th marking their debut disc with Metal Blade Records. The record has already achieved #1 status on iTunes in the US and Australia. After their contract with Roadrunner Records had run its course, Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), Joel Stroetzel (guitar), Mike… Read more »


Rock To Recovery 4 Benefit Concert To Honor Actor Katey Sagal With ICON Award, Goldfinger To Headline Aug 24th At The Fonda Theater

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Rock to Recovery, a transformative program for those in treatment and recovery is pleased to announce this year’s Rock to Recovery 4 on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at the legendary Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and will feature music from the night’s headline band,  Goldfinger and Sacred Sons (musicians from Korn, Sevendust, Madonna, She Wants Revenge,… Read more »


Iconic Thrash/Punk/Metal Band, Slayer, Joins Rick Ware Racing as Primary Sponsor on the No. 54 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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The iconic Thrash/Punk/Metal band, and Nuclear Blast Records recording artist, Slayer, will join Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor on the No. 54 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway, promoting the bands Final World Tour. Piloting the Slayer Chevrolet is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley. Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington… Read more »


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGINS: SLAYER ANNOUNCES THE FINAL CAMPAIGN THE LAST LEG OF ITS FAREWELL WORLD TOUR

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Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Gary Holt/guitars, and Paul Bostaph/ drums – will set off on The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour.  This last hurrah will start at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, NC, and see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum… Read more »