Puscifer abducts Pittsburgh into alternate dimension

If you need a little help finding yourself, as well as a better understanding of the world and the things in it, well, Puscifer might be able to help you out with that… although you might find yourself even more lost than before. Fair warning. After a six-year hiatus, Maynard James Keenan’s project Puscifer brought […]

Five Finger Death Punch releases 4th single off ‘Afterlife’ album

Five Finger Death Punch is back again with the newest single from their upcoming album, Afterlife! That’s right folks, be prepared for Ivan Moody to grace your ears once again with his soulful, yet heavy voice. The newest single is called “Times Like These” and comes right after the hard-hitting single “Welcome To The Circus”. […]

Aftershock spans four days for Fall 2022

The west coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, is returning to Discovery Park this October 6th through 9th! And, 2022 is aiming to be the biggest edition of the festival yet by expanding to four days, adding a fourth stage and featuring over 90 bands! After last year’s attendance of 145,000, this year is looking to […]

I Prevail announces two-part True Power Tour for Fall

I Prevail announces a new North American Tour, True Power, with support from Pierce The Veil and Fit For A King! Yours Truly will also join them on the first leg, while Stand Atlantic will appear on the second leg. I Prevail has made a very heavy and impressive comeback to the scene with their […]

Starset packs the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio

Starset absolutely annihilated hard rock fans in Warren, Ohio at the Packard Music Hall on July 8th, 2022. What was even more of a ride was openers Divide The Fall, Oni and RED — all of whom got the house moshing. It was then time for the main men (and cloaked women). Starset came out […]

D.R.U.G.S. resurfaces after 11 years with sophomore album

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) are finally back after 11 years with their sophomore album, Destroy Rebuild. Original lead singer, Craig Owens, is back, along with some new bandmates including Jona Weinhofen on guitar (formerly of Bring Me The Horizon), Aaron Patrick on bass (formerly of All That Remains) and drummer Aaron Stechauner. The […]

A Wilhelm Scream at Santa Ana’s Observatory Theater

There are two rooms at The Observatory in Santa Ana. I was surprised to see the lineup of A Wilhelm Scream, Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms and the opening band, MakeWar, in the smaller of the two rooms on a Saturday night. Okay, so these bands are recognized more on the east coast, since […]

A wild night with Nonpoint & VRSTY at Whisky A Go Go

Nonpoint came to the Whiskey A Go Go on their Taken Apart and Put Back Together Tour with support from VRSTY!! For this show there was also special support from some local bands Syndicate 4, Matriarchs and Fused By Defiance. The first act we saw was Fused By Defiance and they blew us away! Taj, […]

PCH Rage Tour with OTTTO hits intimate Affliction HQ

No better way to end a tour than a Taco Metal Party at Affliction HQ! The PCH Rage Tour included bands Bastardane and OTTTO, who are just on the brink of breaking through. Affliction HQ is Sirius XM’s Jose ‘Metal Ambassador’ Mangin’s home away from home and we were honored to be a part of […]

Shedonist drops debaucherous new video for “Daddy”

Just in time for Father’s Day, Nashville-based grunge rockers Shedonist have debuted their latest music video for “Daddy”. The video is a wild and debaucherous romp through an audition process, as the band seeks out prospective new “Daddies”. It hits its visual climax as the band is surrounded, dollar bills begin to fly and everyone […]

Puddle of Mudd sells out Warrendale, PA

On June 10th, renowned American rock band Puddle of Mudd performed at Jergel’s in Warrendale, PA, with Dirty Shirley and Silver Screen opening up for them. I was told It was a sold-out show and it was evident with the wall-to-wall crowd crammed inside the venue. Puddle of Mudd came out to “Control” and ended […]

Nothing More destroys Marathon Music Works, Nashville

It’s been quite a while since I have been to a show that was predominantly heavy… my last experience being Opeth last year at Ryman Auditorium. It’s not as if I don’t enjoy the genre, but as I get older, I find my body simply cannot handle the head-banging and moshing as much as it […]

Halestorm hits hard in ‘Back From The Dead’ album

Halestorm released their fifth full-length album Back From The Dead and continues their ascension to the top of the rock world. As usual, it is a nonstop banger, full of hit singles and future crowd sing-alongs. Vocalist/guitarist/pianist Lzzy Hale is a master at taking dark subject matter, looking inward, twisting it around, pointing it outward […]

Wage War brings metalcore madness to Cleveland, Ohio

Wage War played for an energetic crowd at the House of Blues Cleveland. Opening bands were fellow hard rock bands While She Sleeps, Gideon and Chamber. It was a head-banging, crowd-surfing kind of night and Ohio couldn’t be happier about it. Wage War just got off a big tour with Slipknot and they’re not slowing […]