Screamer Magazine September 2015
Featuring: Stryper. Also Included Stryper, The Guessing Game, Murder FM, Nine Miles South, Frank Palangi, Cathouse Live, Anthrax and Much More.

Articles in the September 2015 Issue


  • STRYPER - Shining A Continuous Light

    Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness is the acronym that is the Christian metal band Stryper. As heavy metal music has developed since its start in the 1970’s it has continued to progress and has become fragmented into sub-genres such as lite metal, death metal, speed metal, gothic metal, glam or hair metal, metalcore, nu-metal, Christian metal and

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  • THE GUESSING GAME - Destroying It All

    Multi-talented musician Jeff Rouse can clearly feel comfortable with any group of musicians, as is evident by looking at his extensive resume. He has played with Alien Crime Syndicate, Vendetta Red, Sirens Sister, Fozzy and of course Duff McKagan’s Loaded. And that’s just scratching the surface. But since the summer of 2013, when The Guessing Game formed, it seems like

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  • MURDER FM - From the Shadows of Texas

    Murder FM may seem like they came out of nowhere and immediately started kicking ass. There first show was opening for The Used, the second was at the Whisky, and, the third gig was going on tour with Korn. However, their formation and subsequent success are certainly no accident. Vocalist, guitarist, and programmer Norman Matthew explained that he was in

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  • NINE MILES SOUTH - Looking Upward

    Some of the greatest bands of all time come out of the UK and while it seems like we are all getting hit with new music from every direction, there’s a new band on the scene who is surpassing the odds and quickly becoming the band to watch out for. Nine Miles South is dominating radio airwaves and their debut

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  • NIK KAI and NO WORDS - A Heavy Metal Prodigy

    “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” - Walt Disney The term “Musical Prodigy” is the quintessential way to describe 14 year old lead guitarist Nik Kai. Kai first started playing the guitar when he was only eight years old and because of his photographic memory and natural talent,

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  • FRANK PALANGI - Positive Rock with an Edge

    Frank Palangi has been pounding the pavement since 2006 releasing two EP’s as well as couple of singles. According to Palangi, this is how his musical journey began: “ Well, I was coming out of high school in 2006 so I started doing my own home recordings, buying gear and learning the process. I had made two demo albums and

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    The Devil Wears Prada has held a prominent position in the metalcore scene for quite some time, but the critically acclaimed Zombie EP is a favorite among fans and arguably the best release in the band’s discography.  Therefore, expectations are astronomically (pun intended) high for the new Space EP. As the name suggests, The Space EP obviously deals with space,

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  • THE GUESSING GAME - Destroy It All

    The Guessing Game, a group of Seattle’s best musicians including Jeff Rouse of Duff McKagan’s Loaded, has just released their sophomore album, Destroy It All, a follow-up to their debut album Holy Crow. The Guessing Game is certainly hard to put in a “genre box.” They are definitely rock, but beyond that…. it’s hard to describe. That’s not really a

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  • MISS MAY I – Deathless

    After having received heavily mixed reviews on their fourth studio album, Deathless saw Miss May I once again return to working with acclaimed metalcore producer Joey Sturgis, who worked on Miss May I’s first two records, as well as The Devil Wears Prada’s iconic Zombie EP and Asking Alexandria’s Stand Up and Scream. I.H.E. starts the album off with slow-burning

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  • POP EVIL - Up

    The simply-titled UP is the third LP from Michigan-based hard rock outfit Pop Evil. The band already has an enviable track record in their short career, with three #1 Rock Radio singles from their previous album, as well as touring with some of the biggest names in the genre (Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace and Theory of

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  • Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990's

    Greg Prato, New York-based journalist has recently released his sixteenth book. We at Screamer have reviewed Prato’s work previously, namely Overlooked/Underappreciated and the Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion. This time he tackles a subject that no book previously has taken on in such detail: Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s. This book is presented as

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  • MURDER FM - Happily Never After

    El Paso, Texas band Murder FM formed from the ashes of the band Never Enough, which also featured members who would eventually go on to form 18 Visions. Murder FM has just released Happily Never After on Famous Records Global, a company founded by Evanescence drummer Will Hunt. The band has a sound that could best be described as industrial

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  • BURIED IN VERONA - Vultures Above, Lions Below

    Bands are always subject to change as time goes on, but few are as controversial – at least in the metal(core) community – as when a band becomes distinguishably softer.  This is the case with Buried In Verona’s newest album Vultures Above, Lions Below (interestingly enough, neither animal is native to the city of Verona). Vultures Above, Lions Below is

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    If you're addicted to Rock that hits hard, fast and intense, then a shot of Bullet for My Valentine's (BFMV) latest CD release entitled, "Venom" is just what you've been dying for. Venom offers non-stop, musical and lyrical depth with all the gut wrenching, vocal angst that BFMV fans have come to expect, and then some. Venom, (as the name suggests)

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    Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989. We did, but first we had to survive the heat. Good Lord was it hot! Mother Nature decided to bestow a dubious “gift” upon Cathouse Live in the form of near-record temperatures.  A few days earlier or later it would have been pleasantly in the high 70’s/low 80’s, but as it turned out,

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  • CATHOUSE LIVE - Main Stage - Irvine, CA

    On one of the hottest days of the summer in Southern California, Cathouse Live took over the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA and made it even hotter. Fans lined up for what was set to be a resurrection of the Famous Cathouse Club originally opened in 1986 loaded with rock n’ roll, girls and all the debauchery of the

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  • ANTHRAX Live - House of Blues Hollywood

    The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip has been the stomping ground for the metal community for decades. With the legendary venue facing the worst, being closed down, they needed a metal act to help close the doors. Who else to fill that bill other than one of the big four themselves, thrash metal icons Anthrax. Having been one

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