Looking inwards with Nothing More’s bassist Daniel Oliver

I recently learned that my spirit type is “Elemental”. Inspired by the personality theory and an interest in astrology, Nothing More’s frontman Jonny Hawkins created a “Spirits Test”. After answering 25 questions, the test will reveal which one of six different spirit types you are. Immediately after my phone call with bassist, Daniel Oliver, I took […]

Korn stage manager Syrus Peters spills how to run a metal tour

I got to sit down with my friend Syrus Peters. Not only does this man kill it on the drums, he also has years of dedication in the music industry as a band manager, stage manager and a very talented musician. He resides in beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida — the land of zen and waves. […]

Alexisonfire & Fall of Troy storm SOMA San Diego

In their eager return after music’s big pause, Alexisonfire brought Fall of Troy to shred at SOMA San Diego. With a simple two-band set, us 30 somethings (which make up the majority of the fan base) were super thrilled to basically have our cake and eat it, too.  When Fall of Troy took the stage, […]

Nothing More raises ‘Spirits’ in LA

Nothing More played a killer show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 12th, 2022. And, boy, do I mean it. From start to finish, the band hooked the audience with their impressive sound and stage presence — no one was left idly standing by! Opening up with classics mixed with new jams, Nothing […]

Drowning Pool drops electrifying ‘Strike A Nerve’ album

Drowning Pool is back after what seemed to be an indefinite hiatus. The band’s new album, Strike A Nerve, officially dropped on September 30th, 2022, so let’s dive in! The album’s intro track, “Doing Time In Hell”, is only a minute long and screams, “Get ready, you are in for a ride!” And, what a ride […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 77: All Stories End

It’s been a minute, but the hosts of Eclectic Soundtrax are BACK with the latest podcast, chatting with members of the San Antonio-based rock band, All Stories End. AES music is a culmination of their diverse influences, explosive with high-energy guitar and drums, but also an impressive vocal range and command from singer, multi-instrumentalist and […]

Iron Maiden rumbles through Anaheim, CA

When I was assigned to cover the Iron Maiden show at the Honda Center on September 21st, I was beyond stoked. I had not seen Maiden in decades… literally decades. The last time I saw them was in 1987 for their Somewhere on Tour run. Needless to say, as we all get older, we tend […]

The Pretty Reckless rocks The Wiltern in LA

On September 9th, 2022, The Pretty Reckless headlined a show at a historic 90-year-old venue called The Wiltern in Los Angeles. They were supported by rocker Ayron Jones. I was really excited to have the opportunity to shoot at The Wiltern; I’d never seen or shot show here, so it was a cool new experience. The Wiltern and […]

Shinedown sends shockwaves through St. Louis

While out on the road supporting their seventh studio album, Planet Zero, American rock veterans Shinedown stopped off in Missouri to visit St. Louis on September 5th and utterly rocked the house down at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. It was a rock music lover’s dream as the band pressed on with a tremendous mix of […]

Five Finger Death Punch unleashes unequivocal ‘AfterLife’ album

Metal heavyweight Five Finger Death Punch is back with their highly anticipated ninth studio album AfterLife… so, let’s dig in. The first song, “Welcome To The Circus”, opens with a bang. I love the joker laugh that Ivan Moody planted in here! This was the third single previously released leading up to the full-length drop […]

She Wants Revenge takes over Los Angeles for two nights

If there’s anyone that can bring the goths out in 100-degree heat, it’s She Wants Revenge. Ending their final dates of their west coast dates for their Disappear Tour, She Wants Revenge gave Los Angeles a special two-night performance, selling out The Fonda on both August 31st and September 1st. Reviving and reliving the youths […]

Five Finger Death Punch welcomes Irvine to the circus

Welcome to the circus, motherfuckers! Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Th HU and Fire From The Gods came to Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine CA on a lovely SoCal evening for an outside concert! Unfortunately, we were outside the venue for Fire From The Gods and The HU, due to credentials issues, but we’ll still […]

Counting down to Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

Blue Ridge Rock Festival is FINALLY only mere days away! If you know me or have read any of my articles (not even related to Blue Ridge) every other word out of my mouth since last year is “Blue Ridge”! Last year’s fest was one of the best weeks of my life and I’ve been […]

August Burns Red brings Through The Thorns Tour to San Diego

The Through the Thorns Tour featuring August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Hollow Front and Void Of Vision came to San Diego’s SOMA. This incredible lineup managed to hit 32 cities in the span of just 44 days! Hollow Front is a metalcore band from Grand Rapid, Michigan. When the tour was first announced, […]

Sleeping With Sirens fills San Diego’s Observatory North Park

The CTRL+ALT+DLT Tour — including Sleeping With Sirens, Don Broco, Point North and Garzi — played a sold-out show at San Diego’s North Park Observatory. We saw Garzi earlier this year, when he supported Zero 9:36 on tour; he hit a few obstacles on that tour and didn’t have a band, but still performed with […]