Author: Richard Rosenthal

Richard Rosenthal

Richard Rosenthal's history with Screamer Magazine goes way back to the summer of 1988, when he started writing for the publication. From 1988-1992, Richard was in the thick of it when the Sunset Strip was the hard rock and heavy metal capitol of the world. Spending many a night at the Whisky, the Roxy, Gazzarri's and the Troubadour, Richard covered both local bands as well as the biggest names in music. Now, as Screamer enters the digital age, Richard is excited to once again be contributing to the magazine.

THE USED – Heartwork – album review

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The golden age of emo music has long since passed, but 2020 is seeing a massive resurgence of the post-hardcore subgenre that has taken fans on a nostalgic journey.  Fall Out Boy started touring again, My Chemical Romance got back together, and just like that it feels like 2004.  But what would an emo music… Read more »


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Verminous – Album Review

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High octane death metal juggernauts The Black Dahlia Murder are set to release their ninth studio album, Verminous.  The Detroit, Michigan quintet will be releasing their new album on Friday April 17, 2020 through Metal Blade Records.  With ten pulse-pounding songs and definitive melodies that are sure to seep into your brain, Verminous is likely… Read more »


BLUE OYSTER CULT – Agents of Fortune 40th Anniversary

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On paper it probably seemed like a good idea. For the 40th anniversary of Blue Oyster Cult’s breakout album Agents of Fortune, recreate the album by playing all the tracks in front of a live audience. That concept came to fruition with the performance and recording on April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood…. Read more »


SILVERTHORNE – Tear The Sky Wide Open – Album Review

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When bands are being promoted, phrases such as “for fans of” or “sounds like” are often used. That is understandable, as the competition to be noticed is so fierce that any attention-getter can and will be utilized. In the promo materials for Silverthorne’s EP Tear The Sky Wide Open, there is this blurb: “You may… Read more »


NICK PERRI’s Passion For Music, Visuals and Beyond

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away (well, actually not that long ago, and right here on planet Earth) music videos were eagerly anticipated and celebrated for their creativity. This was the pre-internet era, where the only way to see a music video was to watch it on MTV. With a captive… Read more »


DIRTY HONEY Live! – at The Troubadour

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The boys were back in town. Playing before a sold out Troubadour audience of fans, family, friends and industry, Dirty Honey returned to their Southern California roots. Without an extensive touring history it would be many in the crowd’s first opportunity to see if they lived up to the hype. And what hype! Unless you’ve… Read more »


DREAM THEATER – Brings Decades Of Experience To Reno

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With nearly three decades of recording and touring in their rear view, Progressive Metal pioneers Dream Theater, rolled into Reno, Nevada to perform for an anxious crowd of rabid fans.  The Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre was the epicenter for their ground shaking performance.  It was a show full of trademark solos from guitarist John Petrucci,… Read more »


DIRTY HONEY – Live! at The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ

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L.A.-based phenom, Dirty Honey, is one of rock’s hottest and fastest rising new bands. Having formed in 2017, the band is exploding at a blistering pace and is the first unsigned band to ever top Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. They have already opened for the likes of  Alter Bridge, Guns N’ Roses, Skillet, Slash… Read more »


Aftershock Festival 2019 – Sacramento, CA

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Early October in Sacramento, the autumn breeze starts to roll in and rock music fans all over the world get a spring in their step.  Why?  Aftershock, presented by Monster Energy.  Since 2012, Monster has put on this world-renowned rock festival, and the attractions and lineups keep getting better and better every year, this year… Read more »


SILVERTHORNE – Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

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Unless you’re into rock drummers, the name Brian Tichy may not be familiar. What will be familiar are the bands and musicians he’s sat behind the kit for, including Foreigner, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne and many others. He is one of those musicians who is on an elite, A-list of players that are constantly… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET – Live! FivePoint Amphitheatre

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Attending a Greta Van Fleet concert is more than just a live music experience, it’s also a window into how generations of music are passed down. The band obviously has drawn their influences from past recording artists. Although the four members of Greta have grown to dislike the comparison, the Led Zeppelin influences are undeniable…. Read more »


DIRTY HONEY’s Sweet Hard Rock Revival

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“How old are you exactly, if you don’t mind me asking?”  That is the question that Marc LaBelle, lead vocalist for Dirty Honey asked me. Sounds like an odd request, but there is a point to his query. I had mentioned that Dirty Honey is reminiscent of the classic hard rock bands of the 70’s… Read more »


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