GODSMACK – Live! with Halestorm & Monster Truck

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Godsmack, the Boston area quartet who first rose to prominence at the very end of the last century are on the road in support of 2018’s album When Legends Rise.  Spending the better part of the last eight months promoting the latest release, they played a homestretch show at The Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA.  Sunday,… Read more »


LACUNA COIL – Black Anima – Album Review

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“Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me. It’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that is half asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into and searching for the truth. It’s the sacrifice and pain. It’s justice and fear. It’s fury and revenge. It’s past and… Read more »


DARK STATION – Down in the Dark – Album Review

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Getting ready to hit the road with Another Lost Year, Dark Station’s Down in the Dark is being released on October 25th to the anticipation of fans who have gotten to know the band through the four music videos the band has already shared.  Heroes, Obvious, No Life and Villain are the songs that have… Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN – Live! At FivePoint Ampitheatre in Irvine

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Breaking Benjamin officially closed down the summer concert series in a colossal way Monday, September 16th when they headlined a stacked line-up featuring Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante, and Dorothy. The show started shortly after 5 pm which was ridiculously early for a rock concert, let alone one that is being held on a weekday…. Read more »


RUBIKON –The Record – album review

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Boston area noise makers Rubikon have cranked out records reflecting their philosophy of “no rules but their own” for 18 years, combining country, rock, metal and whatever else suits their fancy in the studio at the time. Late 2019 brings us The Record, a collection of tunes that for the unheard ear might seem foreign… Read more »


Something Great from ’68 – Brian Wilson & Friends w/ The Zombies

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It was a blast to the past at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept 12, when Brian Wilson and special guests The Zombies played the Something Great from ’68 Tour. The concert was recently postponed back in June due to Wilson’s health issues, but both bands were in great form Thursday playing under… Read more »


TOOL – Fear Inoculum – album review

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After 13 long years of waiting, Tool finally released their fifth studio album titled Fear Inoculum on August 30th. Not only has every single song on the record hit the Hot Rock Song Chart, they knocked Taylor Swift down to number two, sparking her fans to be dumbfounded over who Tool is. It has grown… Read more »


JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES – Invasion – album review

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Most know him as ex-guitarist for Marilyn Manson or the current guitarist for Rob Zombie, but for those who have witnessed the extraordinary talent of guitarist John 5 know he is playing on an entirely different level than other guitarists from this decade. John 5’s current offering with his band the Creatures (Ian Ross –… Read more »


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Atonement – album review

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Killswitch Engage finally released their long anticipated eighth studio album Atonement on August 16th marking their debut disc with Metal Blade Records. The record has already achieved #1 status on iTunes in the US and Australia. After their contract with Roadrunner Records had run its course, Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), Joel Stroetzel (guitar), Mike… Read more »


DIANA REIN – Queen of My Castle – album review

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In the mid 1980’s Stevie Ray Vaughn turned the blues on its head by injecting the genre with a huge dose of rock. It completely revolutionized the concept of the blues, and his work was (and remains to this day) a tremendous influence on guitar players worldwide. Today, players such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter… Read more »


VANS WARPED TOUR – 25th Anniversary

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Twenty-five years ago, a man named Kevin Lyman had an idea, an idea that grew to become the largest traveling music festival that has ever assaulted the United States.  On August 4, 1995, the first ever Warped Tour began its journey.  The following year, the well-known shoe company, Vans, became the tour’s main sponsor.  Over… Read more »


Inkcarceration Festival Day Two

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Hard rock and rock n’ roll naturally go hand in hand with the most haunted prison in the country, though one might stop to consider which hand has the stronger grip.  Regardless of the two making loud and spooky bedfellows as the rusty bars slam shut, over the past several years the Ohio State Reformatory… Read more »