Articles in the 2022 Issue
"For all of the hope that it brings and though we're pawns, we could be kings. If we believe. Against all odds we will survive" - Alter Bridge, Pawns & Kings The release of Florida rock band Alter Bridge’s seventh studio album Pawns & Kings has been welcomed with open ears by fans and is dubbed as their heaviest record
Queensryche, as a musical force, stands alone. Queensryche does not sound like other bands; other bands sound like Queensryche. Representing a monumental shift in metal music at a formative stage of the genre, they laid the foundation for what would become progressive metal. Formed in 1980, the band has produced several era defining albums during their more than forty years
Not many bands can claim to be the soundtrack for a generation, but if you were alive circa 1991, Ugly Kid Joe blared relentlessly from your radio, your cassette player, and your angsty teenage heart. Everything About You is and was a masterful hook filled hit that, even when revisited today, sticks in our collective consciousness in a way that few
One of the most influential bands of the last forty years, King’s X, has returned after a fourteen year recording hiatus to deliver a masterpiece that is both musically and socially relevant. Three Sides of One is the long awaited follow up to 2008s XV, and it is as reflective as it is contemporary in its execution. Longevity is a
On Friday, November 11th, the Trinity of Terror Tour took over the Alliant Energy Powerhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The triple-headliner metalcore tour has been giving equal billing to Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills and Motionless In White, with additional special guest openers on different legs of the tour. Despite a very sudden temperature shift sending Iowa from 70
Some have said that the only difference between martyrdom and suicide is press coverage. Luckily for those of you reading this, the press showed up on a night full of unexpected happenings, filled with both cringe and glory, risk and reward, and one of the most grandiose stage performances in the Phoenix Metro. On a Sunday night on 10.23.2022, Panic!
Reminiscent of the early days of stadium rock, The New Roses, hailing from Germany, revitalize the genre with their latest release Sweet Poison. The fifth studio album for vocalist/guitarist Tommy Rough, guitarist Norman Bites, bassist Hardy, and drummer Urban Berz comes at the top of their discography with infectious grooves and grand choruses. Starting off the album strong is the
Writers and publicists like to assign categories to bands to give the listener an idea of what to expect. While it’s a habit that’s difficult to resist, doing so serves a purpose in allowing a listener to filter genres that may or not be of interest to them. The hazard is that is sometimes those categories don’t really fit the
They say that everything old becomes new again and the current trend of remakes and remasters have proven that people crave nostalgic albums from their favorite artists, so there is no end in sight. Twenty years ago, Gothic Metal Italian band Lacuna Coil (Cristina Scabbia - vocals, Andrea Ferro - Vocals, Marco "Coti" Zelati - Bass, Diego Cavallotti - Guitar,
Losing David Bowie in 2016 was a gut punch to the musical universe that is still felt today. It is an exercise in futility to try and express the impact Bowie has had on music, art, fashion, and cinema. Even in his final days, he remained Bowie to the end, posthumously releasing Blackstar only two days following his passing. Bowie's influence
Social media and its intersection with increasingly powerful technology has had a measurable impact on our ability to interact with each other and fundamentally on how we think and feel about ourselves. Truth has become debatable, and facts have little meaning. Human cognition and emotional intelligence have been irrevocably altered. Can we ever truly disconnect or have we become dependent
(listen) Saliva Releases New Single "High On Me" - Announce December Tour Dates with Awake At Last and Seventh Day Slumber
Multi-Platinum, Grammy nominated band Saliva released a brand new single "High On Me" to all major platforms! The band will be on tour in December with Awake At Last and Seventh Day Slumber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2BPDxuMqFU "'High on me' is about a day in the life of someone’s opioid addiction. Is it me or the drugs that keep you sticking around? The
American heavy metal band LORDS OF THE TRIDENT are closing out 2022 with a bang! The fantastical five-piece is heading to Japan for a string of unforgettable shows. Early this year, the Wisconsin-based outfit released their new album 'The Offering' - made possible by the support of their avid fanbase funding the record via Patreon. Now, the band is continuing
Legendary rock band FOREIGNER announced today that it will donate and raise funds for families devastated by Hurricane Ian in Florida. These relief efforts will take place during Foreigner’s sold-out “The Greatest Hits” November 2022 tour run across Florida. FOREIGNER will partner with “Greater Good Music” to provide truckloads of groceries for families and “Charity Pros for Kiddos” Christmas Toy Drive efforts. These essentials will help Florida residents
“I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,”and no less than five more Top 10 hits. Today, FOREIGNER, the band behind these iconic songs announced the launch of their Farewell Tour. The tour is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the area’s largest outdoor venue. For
Pucker up people! The one and only Cuttlefish of Cthulu, longtime companion of the late Oderus Urungus of GWAR, is now available to take home as your very own adult toy! GWAR recently seized control of the red-hot phallic forges deep in the Bad Dragon lair, where legendary sex-smiths work day and night to create the highest-quality fantasy-themed adult toys
On the heels of the release of his new album Lightwork, musical mastermind Devin Townsend has released another music video from the album for the song “Heartbreaker.” The video follows four different versions of Devin compiling the track in his home studio. The video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6cNd3dCVFY Lightwork is now available globally via InsideOut Music. Devin has released three previous music
Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, will be making a number of special appearances this December at the Wentworth Galleries in Florida, starting with a stop in Hollywood on Friday, December 9th followed by Boca Raton on December 10th with a final stop in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, December 11th. See below
The sound of Motorfinger is like taking elements from each of the legendary grunge bands and forming something entirely new and wholly contemporary. Their charging guitars are sometimes chunky and low-slung like Alice in Chains', sometimes melodic and epic sounding, like Mother Love Bone's, and sometimes simplistic and couched in power chords, like Nirvana's. Their drums are crashy, smashy, groovy,
(watch) Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson Today Roll Out Fast-Paced And Fun Video For “We Gotta Split This Town”—New Album Out Friday 11/11
STEPHEN McCARTHY (Long Ryders, Jayhawks, Dream Syndicate) and CARLA OLSON (Textones, solo artist, producer) have today (November 7) rolled out the fast-paced and fun video “We Gotta Split This Town.” It’s the second single from their first-ever duet album, NIGHT COMES FALLING, out this Friday, November 11. Watch the “We Gotta Split This Town” video HERE and listen to the
Revered Texas rockers RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS will release a 7" vinyl featuring two new songs on November 4th with Anxious & Angry Records. Today, the band revisits their hometown on the record's second single, "Denton," which is available for stream everywhere. Pre-order the limited edition 7" now at gamblersforeverforevergamblers.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf8Ribo21yI Commenting on the new song, vocalist Mike Wiebe says: “Our lil town that formed and
DWP Announces Return of Sacramento Festivals In 2023: Aftershock (Oct 5-8) & GoldenSky (Oct 14-15); Early Bird Passes Available November 9 For $10 Down
After two consecutive weekends at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Aftershock Festival October 6-9, 2022 and the inaugural GoldenSky Country Music Festival October 15-16, 2022, festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents is pleased to announce the return of both events in 2023. The West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival, Aftershock, will be returning for four days from
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the second album, '2 Make U Cry & Dance' from rock n’ roll juggernauts, Electric Mob on January 27, 2023. A new single and music video, "By The Name (nanana)" is out today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0r4JNF5Xw4 These talented Brazilians stormed on the scene in 2020 with the release of their electrifying (no
Golden Robot Records are proud to announce the signing of the fiery, full-blooded Polynesian metal band, Shepherds Reign. Members Filiva'a James, Oliver Leupolu, Shaymen Rameka, Gideon Voon and Joseph Oti-George have cemented a unique space for themselves in the industry with thunderously fearsome hits, including 2020 hauntingly feral track 'Le Manu' that has amassed over 1 million streams since its release. "We have had our eye on Shepherds
Someone once said that “anything worth doing is worth doing twice.” So, Metalheads, 2023 is going to kick off with a brand new round of some of the finest thrash and heavy metal to grace North American stages. Co-headliners Anthrax and Black Label Society, who tore through the country this past summer with their iconic thrash/heavy metal, will be heading back on
MINISTRY Announces Final Show Of The Year With Full Band, Livestream Concert November 20; Tickets On Sale Now
Ministry has one more surprise planned for fans this year, announcing the act’s first-ever livestream to be hosted on streaming platform HITKOR. Featuring the full band and possible special guests, the show will take place November 20 at 3 pm PT/5 pm CT/6 pm ET/10 pm GMT and will feature classic hits from the band’s 40-year history as well as new
With thunderous glory, Incursion present their full-length album " Blinding Force " on No Remorse Records. Harking back to metal's glory era, the album's nine songs have squarely placed them poised to ride the momentum of their debut EP " The Hunter ". The band consists of vocalist Steve Samson, guitarists Maxx Havick and Michael Lashinsky, drummer Dan Douchette, and
(watch) John Entwistle’s “Bogey Man,” Featuring Keith Moon On Drums, Gets New Lyric Video Just In Time For Halloween
John Entwistle is best known as the legendary bassist for the Who. Nicknamed the Ox and Thunderfingers, Entwistle's music career spanned over four decades. Entwistle was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990. Renowned for his musical prowess, Bass Player magazine named the bassist at number seven. Entwistle was voted as the greatest bassist of all time
Today, on All Hallows’ Eve, Michael Monroe releases his video for the majestically dark single, “Derelict Palace”, taken from the album, 'I Live Too Fast To Die Young', out now via Silver Lining Music. “'Derelict Palace' is about watching someone that you care about disappear into drug addiction," guitarist Rich Jones explains. Musically, the track takes on a melodic, somber tone. “I
Multifaceted musician Michael Thomas (ex-Faster Pussycat, Beautiful Creatures, Engines of Aggression), best known to rock fans as the guitarist for Steven Adler (Guns N Roses), returns center stage with his new single “Take Me”. The song was released today on all platforms worldwide. Accompanying the track is the official music video premiering exclusively on Screamer Magazine. You can buy/stream TAKE
Judging from its band members’ resumes, the newly-launched Elegant Weapons will rock ferociously – which includes singer Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG), guitarist Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest). The band will be issuing their full-length debut, ‘Horns for a Halo,’ in spring 2023, which was produced by Andy Sneap and issued
DOGSFLESH, the English thrash metal / crossover band has released their new album title track single “March of the Damned” to all streaming platforms and to worldwide media / radio representatives for familiarization and airplay. The single is taken from the upcoming new 4th Dogsflesh - "March of the Damned" album to be released in early 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gikwp72t8cc Dogsflesh band
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Teams Up With Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats Club For The Latest In-Game Collaboration
Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another major in-game collaboration, this time with Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats Club. Following several successful collaborations last year and several this year (in 2022 Legacy of the Beast have teamed up with Disturbed, Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, Five Finger Death Punch and Within Temptation), Legacy of the Beast is
(hilarious video) OZZY OSBOURNE Teams With Omaze To Give Away Custom Dodge Demon By Speedkore In Support Of Save The Music Foundation
Just in time for Halloween, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has teamed with online fundraising platform Omaze and SpeedKore Performance Group™ to give away a custom Dodge Demon® to one lucky customer, while supporting Save The Music Foundation. Now through December 23, participants can donate to Save The Music Foundation and
Hot on the heels of the triumphant release of their new album, 'Darkbloom' (out now via Sharptone Records), metalcore legends We Came As Romans have announced the 'Darkbloom US Headline Tour', a mammoth 24-date run with support from Erra and Brand of Sacrifice. The tour will kick off on January 19th, 2023 in Pittsburgh and make it's way throughout the USA,
THE NEW ROSES are on the rise with an ode to the glory days of stadium rock! German rockers THE NEW ROSES return with another jab - the passionate “My Kinda Crazy” from their upcoming fifth studio album, 'Sweet Poison', out this Friday via Napalm Records. Within this this glittering piece of classic stadium rock, the band pushes past all
ARCTIC MONKEYS Launch new track "I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am" New Album The Car Out Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxEKlDtt_4&list=PL2654A6143601C174 Arctic Monkeys have launched "I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am," a new track from their forthcoming album The Car, out this Friday October 21st via Domino. The video for "I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am" was directed by Ben Chappell & Zackery Michael and
This Monday, Corey Taylor brings his sold-out London Palladium show to the world! Watch the global livestream, as the show happens, at 9 pm BST on October 17th and on-demand for 48 hours after. The livestream will benefit The Taylor Foundation, Corey’s charity that supports and uplifts military veterans, emergency personnel and their families, living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
LAST CALL! NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas - Bowl with Sleeping w/ Sirens, Story of the Year, Silverstein, Starting Line, Senses Fail + others
Friday October 21 Brooklyn Bowl :: Las Vegas The Kick-Off Party & Charity Bowling Tournament When We Were Young: Sideshow NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT! Charity Bowling Tournament (Last Chance To Bid To Bowl Below) Performing Live: Story of the Year, Sleeping w/ Sirens, The Summer Set Plus: Strange 90's w/ Members Of: Goldfinger, girlfriends, Sugarcult, All American Rejects,
(video) Nashville Alt Rock Duo Tyler Warren (Queen + Adam Lambert) & Rachel Brandsness of Flarelight Debut New Single "One More Night"
Nashville-based alt/heavy rock duo Flarelight consists of the current percussionist for Queen + Adam Lambert, Tyler Warren and Eventide endorsed guitarist, Rachel Brandsness. The two are getting ready to release their second album, The Light We Make (out November 11). Brandsness has played with numerous groups, providing the opportunity to open for bands such as Evanescence, Neon Trees and Halestorm,
Smashed Gladys have released their latest album RAW via Golden Robot Records and is available now. The album album features singles 'Bump in the Night,' 'Go to Hell,' 'Never Take No,' 'Bleed for Me' and 'What A Shame.' Smashed Gladys was the band that built the scene, and literally the stage, at The Cat Club in 1980s New York. They had a bold sound that caught the attention of
(watch) Five Finger Death Punch Drop Official Music Videos For "Times Like These" and "Welcome To The Circus"
Multi-platinum hard rock powerhouse, Five Finger Death Punch, once again broke records with the release of their ninth studio album, “AFTERLIFE” as they officially scored the most #1 albums on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart, having hit the top spot spot with seven separate releases. Upon its release on August 19th, “AFTERLIFE” immediately shot to the #1 spot on the iTunes
Born to stalk death and destined to make righteous noise, Mick's Jaguar is a force to be reckoned with. Formed in Brooklyn many moons ago as a one-off Stones’ covers band for an impromptu New Year’s Eve party, the NYC collective is the bastard son of an unholy union between Judas Priest and Guns N' Roses. Their debut
Upon the release of their new studio album, 'Digital Noise Alliance', QUEENSRŸCHE have released a video clip for the song “Hold On” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygevLfVaaR8 The band comments: “‘Hold On’ primarily focuses on the misfortune of social media and how this new societal landscape has become a false barometer of ones’ value, essentially, influencing and affecting peoples’ self-worth. Reminding people to not believe
The Alpha Complex is a modern hard rock group from Sacramento, California that consists of vocalist Michael Woodruff, guitarist Kery Glennon, bassist Travis Carrier, and drummer Matthew O’Connell. The band’s hot new single “My Inferno” released today, Friday, October 7th, on all platforms worldwide. Listen to the band’s new single by clicking links: Spotify or Apple Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZyoTruLDmc The Alpha
"'Dopamine' perfectly captures the frustration, confusion, and self-reflection that you go through while in the throes of depression. For me, it was the ending of a nine year relationship because she was cheating, and had been for the last four years. I was in an extremely dark place but, like always, music was the light at the end of the
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On the heels of the recent release of their digital EP The Mourning last month, Black Veil Brides have released a music video for opener “Devil.” The high energy track has become a fan favorite on the band’s current tour solidifying its place among other hits from the group comprised of Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton and Christian Coma. The video was
Q&A with Ozzy Osbourne - Talks About The Four Grammy Nominations For His ‘Patient Number 9’ Album And More
OZZY OSBOURNE EARNS FOUR GRAMMY NOMINATIONS INCLUDING “BEST ROCK ALBUM” FOR HIS INTERNATIONAL CHART-TOPPING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘PATIENT NUMBER 9’ ALBUM THESE HONORS FOLLOW OZZY’S THREE GRAMMY WINS AND EIGHT NOMINATIONS IN HIS 50+ YEAR CAREER AS A SOLO ARTIST AND MEMBER OF BLACK SABBATH OZZY OSBOURNE yesterday (November 15) earned four Grammy nominations for his hugely successful
The life of the late Steve Strange, one of the founding partners of international live music agency, X-Ray Touring, will be celebrated by friends and colleagues at the BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Strange,
Breakout Band Classless Act Announces "The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year" Including Dates With Giovannie and The Hired Guns
L.A. rock band Classless Act is hitting the road on the upcoming “The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year” this November and December, showing live and up close why they are rock music’s most exciting debut of 2022. The five-piece act will play hit tracks from their debut album, Welcome To The Show, released June 24 via Better Noise Music, which has already racked up more than 2.8 million
Re-charged Orange County CA metal mavens LEATHERWOLF have released a video for the title track of their forthcoming new studio album, Kill The Hunted, set for release November 11 via N.I.L.8 and Rock of Angels in North America and Europe, respectively, November 14 through Hellion Records in South America, and November 17 on Rubicon Music in Japan. The video can be
On the heels of the recent addition of Spyder as their full-time bassist, California rock legends Steel Panther are announcing their sixth studio album On The Prowl. The album is schedule for release on February 24, 2023 and feature 13 new tracks from the creative brains of Satchel, Michael Starr, Stix Zadinia and Spyder. On The Prowl was produced by Steel Panther and is now available
On the heels of the recent announcement of the debut single from the upcoming EP, Black Veil Brides are revealing the full track listing and cover art for their upcoming The Mourning. The new 4-song EP is scheduled for global release digitally on October 21st via Sumerian Records. The Mourning was produced and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Bush and The Faim) and can be pre-saved via