Bay Strikes Back Tour with Testament in San Diego

The Bay Strikes Back Tour finally rolled into San Diego on April 12th, 2022! This tour — with thrash metal legends Death Angel, Exodus and Testament — started in February 2020 and was in Europe at the start of the pandemic. Unfortunately, they had to cancel the tour and get back home to the US. […]

Metal Tour of the Year in Vegas, feat. Megadeth, Lamb of God & more

The Metal Tour of the Year kicked off its second leg at Vegas’ Michelob Ultra Arena! This tour includes co-headliners Megadeth and Lamb of God with special guests, Trivium and In Flames. I went to one of the shows on the first leg, but wasn’t able to stay for the full show, so of course […]

Ohio’s Inkcarceration ups the music, tattoos & haunts for 2022

The 4th Annual Music and Tattoo Festival, Inkcarceration, returns to Mansfield, Ohio on July 15th through 17th! This three-day fest takes place on the grounds of the infamous Ohio State Reformatory. I’m obsessed with Ghost Adventures and everything else spooky, so the Ohio State Reformatory is a place that I’ve been wanting to visit for […]

Knotfest Roadshow brings perfect chaos to Peoria, Illinois

The Knotfest Roadshow brought their latest cross-country installment to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois on April 7th. This leg of the annual tour featured the natural headlining performance by hardcore metal legends Slipknot, as well as support from In This Moment and Wage War.  Jinjer was originally announced for the tour, but were […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Festival resurfaces for 2022

The 5th Annual fan-driven Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns this September 8th through 11th! After the mishaps of last year, I was really scared the fest wasn’t going to return… I’ve heard a lot of people left the fest unhappy and there were a lot of negative things to said about it. I can understand […]

Earthday Birthday 28 heads to Orlando

Earthday Birthday 28 is right around the corner, taking place on April 23rd! And, what better way to celebrate Earth Day than a full day of metal!? This will be the 28th year that Orlando radio station 101.1 WJRR has put on Earthday Birthday, making its debut way back in 1993!! That means, this is […]

Welcome to Rockville Fest set to break records for 2022

Welcome to Rockville is returning to its regular schedule this May 22nd through 25th! Due to COVID, the festival’s 2020 installment was postponed to November of 2021; that was the first time in this festival’s history that it was held later in the year — not to mention, at its new home at the Daytona […]

Advents holds true to self in stimulating “Stigma” single

Advents is currently one of the hottest bands in the NYC metalcore scene! Formed in 2019 through a variety of mutual connections and previous partnerships, the band is currently poised to take 2022 by storm. These guy have approached the New Year with one goal in mind — for their music to find those who […]

Ice Nine Kills & SiriusXM celebrate 40 Years of ‘Evil Dead’

Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills (INK) and Jose Mangin — the “Metal Ambassador” and always entertaining host of SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and Octane channels — came together for a food drive on December 10th! The opportunity to meet Spencer and Jose, and to see cool props from INK’s videos… WOW, that was a mouthful […]

Opeth shakes Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium was rumbling the Tuesday night of November 23rd, as Opeth, Mastodon and Zeal & Ardor rocked the legendary Nashville venue. This particular evening felt as if Christmas had come early for local metalheads, as three of the greatest names in heavy music took the stage. The night began with Zeal & Ardor […]

Ice Nine Kills reveals much-anticipated ‘Silver Scream’ sequel

Horror fans, the album of your dreams is finally here! Ice Nine Kills has released The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood; it’s the complete package for any horror fan, so let’s dive in head first. The lead track “Opening Night…” is probably the best intro to an album yet. “Warning! You are about to […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2021: Day Four

We finally made it to Day Four of Blue Ridge Rock Festival! We were hot and dragging ass a bit, but so ready for this amazing lineup to close out the fest. By the last day of any festival, you know the fastest food lines, the cleanest port-a-potties (we vote BRRF as the cleanest festival potties […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2021: Day Three

Let’s reminisce on Day Three of Blue Ridge Rock Festival! By Day Three, we had this parking two miles away and walking to get to the gates thing down. Truth be told, I kind of enjoyed it, just for the people we met along the way! We made the best of it, cracked jokes, chatted about […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Blue Ridge Rock Fest definitely gave us some Warped Tour vibes!! With bands like D.R.U.G.S, Bad Omens, I Prevail, Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White… we were definitely feeling the nostalgia! Day Two also seemed to be slightly more organized then the day before! It’s like they found the flaws and fixed […]