KAMELOT – Conquering Live Empires

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For the past several decades Kamelot have thrilled fans everywhere with over the top audio, epic album art and powerful symphonic shows stretching their Florida-based fingertips across the globe. In a time when live music is a sacred commodity they release I am the Empire- Live at the 013, a DVD offering from their 2018… Read more »


NICK PERRI – Creative Persistence In Uncertain Times

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Imagine being at a concert where there are 36,000 people in the audience—but at the same time, the venue is completely deserted. That’s what happened on August 14 at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. On stage were Nick Perry & The Underground Thieves, and in the front row seats were not prime ticket… Read more »


JEREMY EDGE – Exploring Influences and Pushing Boundaries

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Free your ears and your mind will follow. Ponder that for a few moments. Yes, it’s a catchy phrase and perhaps a bit over simple, but there is a lot of truth to it. All too often as music lovers we get stuck in our favorite genre and close our ears (and therefore our minds)… Read more »


SEETHER’s Dale Stewart Interview – If You Want Peace Prepare for War

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The Coronavirus pandemic has been very unkind to musicians and fans alike.  With increasing postponed album releases, social distancing measures that have changed the way bands write, record, and rehearse, as well as no live shows, musicians are finding it difficult to entertain the hungry masses.  This is no different for post-grunge rock band Seether,… Read more »


DON DOKKEN – Unearthing the Lost Songs

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It may be difficult to believe that the explosion of Los Angeles metal bands was 37 years ago.  The Sunset Strip rock music scene was slightly derailed between 1979 and 1982 by a burgeoning groundswell that would sprout quickly but not really take root, which was the New Wave movement.  After all, once Van Halen… Read more »


OCEANS OF SLUMBER – Broken Boundaries in Their Wake

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Houston’s own Oceans of Slumber breathe new life into a multitude of genres with the fury of metal guitars and guttural growls alongside smooth, clean singing with pop power, R&B rhythm, soul, blues and a little bit of midnight voodoo charm. “It’s hot in Texas” says vocalist/lyricist Cammie Gilbert, who grew up schooled in diverse… Read more »


ENUFF Z’NUFF’s Chip Z’Nuff – on Brainwashed Generation

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Facebook and Twitter are bustling with opinions, theories and propaganda.  From the handling of the coronavirus to protests and looting to the upcoming Presidential election, you can find about as many opinions as you can people espousing on these and numerous other topics.  Instagram, Tik-Tok and Snapchat are populated with pictures of lunch, silly videos… Read more »


DAVID ELLEFSON – An Unstoppable Force

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This year has certainly not been what any musician was expecting. Touring came to a grinding halt, often causing a delay to album releases and other promotional plans. Many bands have made the most of things, using the internet to promote their music the best they can. None seem to have taken the bull by… Read more »


PUDDLE OF MUDD’s Wes Scantlin – Welcome to Galvania

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“I think the most special thing about this entire process is that I’m still alive and I’m free and I’m happy,” says Wes Scantlin, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Puddle of Mudd in a recent interview about life in quarantine, touring and his sixth studio album in nearly a decade Welcome to Galvania. For Scantlin… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – The Nature of Evolution

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When you think Nightwish, terms like bombastic, grandiose and larger than life come to mind.  With nine albums covering three eras and several live releases including a movie they have to be considered one of the most successful symphonic metal bands to grace any stage. They’re known for robust stage presentation, intricate video visuals and… Read more »


CHERIE CURRIE – Dreams Really Do Come True on the Blvds of Splendor

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She has been described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Bridgitte Bardot,” a queen of noise and a woman of grande reinvention.  She’s an artist who is respected for laying the foundation for countless women in the music industry by becoming the frontwoman in the very first all-girl rock group with platinum album… Read more »


LUCIFER – Occult of Personality

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The word “timeless” is sometimes used to describe music appealing to a broad audience.  Stockholm’s Lucifer have captured the sounds and sights of their music in a nice, custom-made capsule emanating the best musical strengths of the ‘70s with mysterious hints and wayward shadows from the ‘60s. Delivering a mixture of horror cinema, the occult,… Read more »


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