DEVILDRIVER – Dealing with Demons Vol. I

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DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara has had a hell of a last few years from major family illness, near lethal wildfires and months of COVID quarantine.  He’s taking the remaining 2020 scraps and releasing the first part of a new double album, Dealing with Demons. Vol. I has 10 tracks of new devastation with trademark vocals,… Read more »


THE COMPULSIONS – Ferocious – album review

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There are certain genres of music that are associated with geographic regions. Speak of “Southern Rock” or “The British Invasion” or “The Seattle Sound” and instantly certain bands and songs come to mind. If someone mentioned the phrase “New York City Rock ’n’ Roll” what would you think? “Dark, gritty, raw, honest,” might be apt… Read more »


LYNCH MOB – Wicked Sensation Reimagined – album review

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It’s been thirty years since Lynch Mob, led by rock guitar whiz George Lynch burst on to the scene following the initial demise of Dokken.  The group’s debut record, Wicked Sensation spawned a few minor radio hits and although that release was a solid record, the times they were a-changin’ and Lynch Mob was just… Read more »


ZAKK SABBATH Celebrate 50 years of Black Sabbath – Vertigo – album review

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Those who have been to Ozzfest in recent years are probably familiar with Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath cover band featuring Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde on lead guitar and vocals, bassist Blasko, who also played with Ozzy as well as  Rob Zombie, and drummer Joey Castillo who has played with Danzig and Queen Of… Read more »


THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT – The Jeremy Edge Project – album review

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Sometimes when a recording artist stretches out past the genre they are known for, it can be a stretch too far as the result may feel unnatural and forced. That is definitely not the case with Jeremy Edge, former guitarist with the hard rock band Candlelight Red. His new self-titled release is The Jeremy Edge… Read more »


DOKKEN – The Lost Songs: 1978-1981

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August 28th marked the release of a retrospective of Don Dokken’s journey from a struggling solo artist to a budding arena rock front man in his pre-Dokken days.  Dokken The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 is a collection of various demos Dokken had recorded both over the course of the four years preceding the original European release… Read more »


THE DECADE THAT ROCKED – The Photography of Mark “Weissguy” Weiss

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In a time where the live music industry seems to be a distant memory, we are all daydreaming about the day that we will finally experience a concert again.  Vivid imagery is playing in our minds as we relive some of our best memories and think of our favorite musicians.  But what if you had… Read more »


KAMELOT – I Am the Empire–Live From the 013 – review

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I Am the Empire is a definitive energetic live document showcasing what and who Kamelot are capturing at their September 2018 sold out show in Tilburg, Netherlands. With a specialized, expanded setlist featuring 21 offerings from classics, fan favorites, rarities and a live premier, the medieval mates from the states pull off a grand spectacle… Read more »


NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES – Sun Via

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Nick Perri could easily be labeled as one of the hardest working guys in rock ’n roll. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker are among the bullet points in his resume, and he seems to have an unlimited supply of that coveted creative vibe. His latest project is Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, and… Read more »


TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Lions album review

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Tokyo Motor Fist is comprised of Ted Poley (singer of Danger Danger) and guitarist Steve Brown of Trixter, as well as drummer Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi) and bassist Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper). Born from a long-standing friendship between Poley and Brown, the band has recently released their sophomore… Read more »


OCEANS OF SLUMBER – Oceans of Slumber album review

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Houston prog metal band Oceans of Slumber reinstate themselves with their new self-titled album coming in September.  Vocalist Cammie Gilbert has filled their new material with loud, soulful emotion, sung and growled about color bias, oppression, musical influences and the ongoing pandemic. The rough currents started in 2013 with debut Aetherial.  With Gilbert’s arrival the band released an EP… Read more »


SEETHER – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum – album review

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Get in everyone!  We’re going for a ride.  Seether are going to transport you back to the grunge rock era of the early 1990’s, with musical similarities to the iconic sounds of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Foo Fighters.  Three years after releasing their highly acclaimed album Poison The Parish, the band… Read more »


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