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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rebel Rock Festival 2021

Day One of Rebel Rock was a great taste of what the weekend of metal and hard rock was going to bring… until it turned out to be the full enchilada. Unbeknownst to all, the festival was suddenly canceled on Day Two right before gates, citing “bad weather”. At least there was an epic Taco […]

Enjoying Rebel Rock Fest 2021… until it was cancelled

Well…. Rebel Rock Fest didn’t go exactly as planned. 30 minutes before gates were supposed to open on the second day, we found out the whole weekend was cancelled!! We found out via an Instagram post, too, not a mass email or text… Instagram. Interesting. They said the reason for canceling the event was because […]

First ever Rebel Rock Fest to hit Florida this fall

Having to delay their inaugural fest from 2020 to 2021, Rebel Rock Festival is finally (almost) here!! This new rock and heavy metal fest will take place September 24th through 26th at Orlando’s Central Florida Fairgrounds, kicking off on Thursday with a Taco Metal Party hosted by Jose ‘Metal Ambassador’ Mangin. Volbeat just got announced […]