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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Finger Death Punch gears up to drop ‘AfterLife’ album

Starting out in 2007, Five Finger Death Punch has been set on world domination and they’ve definitely achieved it. The band’s debut album, The Way of the Fist, put them on the map with songs such as the in-your-face track “Ashes” and my personal favorite, “The Bleeding”, which is about a relationship gone bad. The […]

Attending Tampa’s thrilling 98 Rock Fest 2022

98 Rock Fest returned to Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, on April 22nd! This year’s lineup included Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, Jelly Roll and Lilith Czar. We’re from California and as soon as I saw this lineup, I knew we had […]

10th Annual Outbreak Festival set to take over Manchester, UK

Hardcore music festival, Outbreak Fest, brings its 10th celebration to Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester, UK from Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th! The festival has previously occurred in Leeds, UK in a one or two-day festival format, depending on the year. This will be the first time that it will occur in Manchester […]

Black Label Society destroys San Diego with Nita Strauss

It was a night of ‘Doom’ at the House of Blues San Diego thanks to Black Label Society and their outrageously wicked openers Nita Strauss and Jared James Nichols. The San Diego Doom Crew showed up on the opening night of their Spring 2022 tour on April 30th. Complete with amazing hair-ography, guitar solos and […]

The HU helps close out Nashville’s iconic Cannery Ballroom

It’s not a well-known fact to anyone outside of the Nashville music scene, but a legacy is coming to an end shortly in the Music City: rock scene venue staples Mercy Lounge, The High Watt and Cannery Ballroom are all closing for good. While it is unclear if owners will ever reopen in a new […]

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. […]

Knocked Loose rivets West Des Moines, Iowa

In celebration of their EP released in 2021, hardcore band Knocked Loose brought their A Tear In The Fabric Of Life Tour to the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on April 28th. Supporting them were Movements, Kublai Khan and Koyo.  Koyo started their set jumping. Despite their guitarist having injured his foot […]

The HU hits San Diego’s Humphrey’s By The Bay

The HU came to San Diego’s Humprey’s By The Bay during their Black Thunder Tour, supported by The Haunt! Having just played Coachella the day before, I would say this was the first ‘real’ stop on their headlining tour. The Haunt is a band from South Florida and consists of siblings, Anastasia Grace Haunt (lead […]