HATEBREED – Weight of the False Self – album review

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2020 was a good year for listening to Hatebreed. If you are angry, frustrated and irritated, letting that out of your system by head banging along to Weight Of The False Self is the perfect prescription. After over 20 years, Hatebreed has recently released their eighth full-length album on Nuclear Blast Records, and fans will… Read more »


DREAM THEATER – Distant Memories – Live In London – album review

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Sometimes dropping out of college is a good thing. Formed in 1985, progressive metal band Dream Theater has defined the modern iteration of the genre that started with bands like Pink Floyd and Yes. The founding members formed the band at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and dropped out to concentrate on their… Read more »


BRIAN WHEAT – Son Of A Milkman, My Crazy Life With Tesla – book review

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Being the youngest of six children, my older siblings used to tease me about being the milkman’s son.  Now, if you were born after the late 1960’s, you are probably thinking, what is a milkman?  In the olden days, local dairies used to deliver milk and other dairy products, door to door to households in… Read more »


L.A. GUNS – LIVE! from Las Vegas

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The year is 1989 and glam metal has taken over the infamous Sunset Strip as well as the music charts.  The band L.A. Guns has just released their sophomore album Cocked & Loaded, after teasing fans with the release of their album singles. The hit single Ballad of Jayne reaches #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100… Read more »


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 »


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