Bridges Ablaze is ‘Hellbent’ on bringing you new music

Austin, Texas is arguably one of the greatest cities in America. Known as the live music capital of the world, it’s home to some of the best venues, coolest music festivals and hottest new bands around. The latest and greatest new band to emerge from this diverse and eclectic scene is Bridges Ablaze. The band […]

Rising Artist Spotlight: Bridges Ablaze

Every once and a while you are fortunate enough to meet someone who changes the entire direction of your life for the better. One moment you are completely unaware they even exist and then, suddenly, in a single unlikely meeting you are now happily stuck with a person you can’t imagine your life without. In the […]

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 […]

Red Calling is rising to the TOP

Venezuelan vocalist, Jessica Pons has come far to start a new life, and becoming what she was meant to be, a musician. Tampa’s Red Calling is one serious metal band. I came across them on facebook and was pleasantly surprised to see a fierce woman on the front lines. It’s not that common to see […]

Disturbed drops eighth studio album, Divisive

Disturbed makes a brave statement with the release of its eighth studio album, Divisive. Through this album, Disturbed uses its platform to bring to light the political and social climate we are all forced to live in. Divisive consists of 10 awe-inspiring songs that speak for themselves. 1 – Hey You  This was the first […]

Looking back on the Disturbed discography in anticipation of new studio album, Divisive

Known for its hit song “Down with the Sickness,” heavy metal band, Disturbed, has really built a name for itself. The band’s debut album, The Sickness, is a good starting point when exploring this band’s sound and knowing what you are getting into. Songs like “Stupify,” “Voices,” “The Game” and “Fear” are some really brilliant […]

An evening of metal with Jinjer, P.O.D. & more in St. Louis

On November 9th, The Pageant in St. Louis was the site of a metal-filled evening, teeming with exceedingly loud music and even louder messages when Ukrainian metalcore band Jinjer played alongside fellow countrymen and label mates, Space of Variations. In addition to the lineup was Des Moines-based Vended, who furiously killed their time onstage, and […]

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. […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022: Day One

After a year-long wait, we finally got to go back to our favorite fest — Blue Ridge Rock Festival! The fest was held at its new home at the Virginia International Raceway. After last year’s debacle, we were anxious to see the new improvements. If you didn’t read our recaps from last year, here’s the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Three Days Grace riles up Hollywood with Wage War & Zero 9:36

Three Days Grace, Wage War and Zero 9:36 took over the Hollywood Palladium and started a “Riot”! This was a night of onstage collaborations and a tsunami of crowd-surfers. All shows are fun, but I especially love end-of-tour shows, because of the chaotic energy! This was the second-to-last show of this tour and all bands […]

Outbreak Festival 2022: Day One

Excitement was high for the 10 Year Anniversary celebration of Outbreak Fest! Fans flocked to Bowlers Exhibition Center in Manchester to experience the largest hardcore music festival in the United Kingdom.  It was a repeated sentiment that this particular edition of the festival was one worth coming out for. Not only was this a massive […]