Rising Artist Spotlight: Advents

Metalcore is one of the most common subgenres of heavy metal and it’s arguably the most popular. Combining the best elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, metalcore is brimming with aggressive breakdowns and mosh inducing hooks. Advents, a rising metalcore band from the outskirts of NYC are working tirelessly to ensure they bring innovation […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022: Day Four

Day Four of a festival is always bittersweet: you are tired, maybe bruised, broke, but having the best time with your people, knowing the ‘after festival blues’ will kick in tomorrow. Time to just soak in every last minute of amazing bands and being among friends.  We started off the day with Otherwise, who appeared […]

Being at America’s biggest rock festival, Louder Than Life 2022

Louder Than Life continued its reputation as the World’s Largest Whiskey & Music Festival and America’s Biggest Rock Fest. This year’s fest brought in over 170,000 attendees and featured over 100 artists! 2022 was headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS and also featured Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, […]

Lamb of God sets Minneapolis ablaze

The Armory in Minneapolis buzzed with energy on September 28th, 2022, as fans packed in for Lamb of God’s Omens Tour. The lineup consisted of several metal favorites, all of which frequently headline their own tours. For each of these bands to be performing on the same bill on a non-festival tour — that’s special!  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Louisville’s Louder Than Life is larger than ever for 2022

The Louder Than Life 2022 lineup has finally been announced!! This is said to be the festival’s biggest year yet and rightfully so, because the lineup is just… wow! The fest will return to the Highland Festival Grounds in Louisville, Kentucky on September 22th through 25th. Four full days of INSANE rock bands?!? The lineup […]

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 announces official ticket exchange for 2021

It’s not too late to get your tickets to Virginia’s upcoming Blue Ridge Rock Fest! The ‘fan driven’ fest sold out only four days after the full lineup was announced, with 50,000 attendees expected to be there… and you can still be one of them! There’s an official fan exchange/resale platform where you can be […]

Welcome to Rockville returns to Daytona Beach

Rock in the sunny state… When you think of Florida, you may think of beaches, good restaurants and fun times in the heat. Me, personally, I think of the best festival since Warped Tour! Welcome To Rockville is a yearly festival (like Warped Tour, only stagnant) that has a really, really, really good lineup of […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Fest returns to Virginia fall 2021

Festivals are finally making their long-awaited return! What better way to welcome festival-goers back than a complete ‘fan driven’ festival!? Blue Ridge Rock Fest has everything — from artists to vendors to even pricing — get voted on by the consumer! That’s right, Blue Ridge 2021 is going down in Danville, VA this September 9th […]

Metal industry updates during quarantine, by a true metalhead

It’s hard to believe MEGACRUISE was just 7 months ago — where we were all on a boat for five days together! We were singing together, moshing together, sweating together and here we are hanging out in our own homes, anxiously awaiting to swap mosh pit sweat again, someday. Let’s focus on the cool shit […]

Megadeth’s MEGACRUISE 2019: Day Five

I have dragged out this final day as long as possible. I just want to relive it over and over. Where does Day Four MEGACRUISE end and Day Five begin? Somewhere around 5am, closing down the Bliss once again. I had to get a few hours sleep. I managed to get up in time for […]