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 »


THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Interview with Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

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Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., formerly of 90’s power pop band Jellyfish has been busy since the band broke up in 1994. He’s toured with Beck, Cheap Trick and, along with ex-Jellyfish band mate Eric Dover, Imperial Drag. His new band, The Lickerish Quartet reunites Dover (vocals, guitar) and another ex-Jellyfish band mate, Tim Smith (vocals,… Read more »


ART OF SHOCK – Challenge Accepted

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What was once a busy touring season for musicians all over the world has become a season of quarantine, bringing back the garage band lifestyle to many eager musicians.  With cancellations, postponements and closed music venues in our headlines we have resorted to live-stream concerts from our living rooms and closed studios.  This could bring… Read more »


IN HEARTS WAKE – Fighting For The Underdog

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When one thinks about Metal and Australia, probably the first band that comes to mind is Sydney’s AC/DC. However, when it comes to newer music, Metalcore band In Hearts Wake have also made quite a name for themselves. Formed in early 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia, a beach town about 400 miles north of Sydney,… Read more »


GREY DAZE – Making Amends

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Music is a form of magic that connects us together.  There are rhythms that send your body into movements that you can’t control; regardless of your health, ailments or age.  There are melodies that roll off the tongues of thousands; regardless of the languages they speak or the color of their skin.  There are harmonies… Read more »


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