BEHEMOTH – I loved You at Your Darkest – Tour Edition

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Behemoth frontman Nergal has spent a very loud career taking spiritual iconography to the deepest and darkest corners of his mind.  Many (if not most) of their videos feature deconsecration of many things, especially those religiously sacred. Though they’ve thrown the holiest of holy’s straight into the fiery depths, they’ve done so with their own brand… Read more »


THE 69 EYES – Live! with Wednesday 13 at Club Red

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They say that rock n’ roll never dies, that it lives on forever.  The same is true for vampires and the band that shaped the genre goth n’ roll: The 69 Eyes.  Celebrating their 30th band anniversary, the Helsinki Vampires crept into Mesa, Arizona on February 9th during their Hell Has No Mercy Tour.  With… Read more »


DON DOKKEN – Solitary A Solo Departure for Don Dokken

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Vocalist Don Dokken just released a new solo album entitled Solitary distributed on Deadline Music, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc. Although not exactly brand new, the reissued album was sold for a limited time at select Dokken acoustic gigs and later released in 2014 on digital, this new version contains the same songs plus… Read more »


QUEENSRYCHE, John 5 & Eve To Adam – Live! At House Of Blues, Anaheim

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Queensryche’s 2020 Verdict tour made its way to the House of Blues in Anaheim with John 5 and Eve To Adam. Queensryche has played an instrumental role in rock music history since 1982, setting the bar for creativity, powerhouse vocals and monumental performances. When original singer Geoff Tate left the band in 2012 to pursue… Read more »


SILVERTHORNE – Tear The Sky Wide Open – Album Review

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When bands are being promoted, phrases such as “for fans of” or “sounds like” are often used. That is understandable, as the competition to be noticed is so fierce that any attention-getter can and will be utilized. In the promo materials for Silverthorne’s EP Tear The Sky Wide Open, there is this blurb: “You may… Read more »


HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – New Empire, Vol. 1

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been fifteen years since Hollywood Undead were formed and started sharing their signature sound with the world behind those masks of theirs. The band is now about to drop their 6th full-length album, New Empire, Vol. 1 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. According to Johnny 3 Tears, the… Read more »


MICHAEL SWEET – Ten

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Stryper front man Michael Sweet has released his tenth solo record, named after The Ten Commandments. The album is simply titled Ten. The record features a wide list of heavy musicianship from Whitesnake to Fozzy to Queensrÿche and L.A. Guns, even venturing into the realm of extreme metal.  More than ten guest musicians took part in the… Read more »


L.A. GUNS – Another Xmas In Hell – Punk Goes Glam Rock

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You know a band has gone through a lot of lineup changes when there’s literally an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing its past members. The notorious Sunset Strip rockers L.A. Guns have had a revolving line up over the years, but this was par for the course for the L.A. Glam metal scene… Read more »


SLAYER – The Repentless Killogy

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The Repentless Killogy is both a video narrative companion piece to a live Slayer show and a graphic cinematic swan song to the band in their final year.  The concert itself was filmed in August 2017 and released during their final leg with a two night November run at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The… Read more »


SLAYER – Live! The Last Campaign in Columbus

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Slayer brought the final leg of their farewell tour to Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena which was stacked to the rafters with fanatics there to see Slayer one last time–or for some, the first time.  Assuming this is their last live trek, they played a 20 song set of blistering classics, fan favorites and a few… Read more »


NIKKI STRINGFIELD – Harmonies for the Haunted

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From humble Texas beginnings making YouTube videos of guitar play techniques, Nikki Stringfield has built her own audience, eventually leading to major industry attention.  Holding a degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas she joined metal band Before The Mourning upon her West Coast arrival. Stringfield then took a huge step forward auditioning for the… Read more »


DREAM THEATER – Brings Decades Of Experience To Reno

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With nearly three decades of recording and touring in their rear view, Progressive Metal pioneers Dream Theater, rolled into Reno, Nevada to perform for an anxious crowd of rabid fans.  The Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre was the epicenter for their ground shaking performance.  It was a show full of trademark solos from guitarist John Petrucci,… Read more »


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