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The Melvins

The Melvins Live Photos From The Aggie Theatre Fort Collins Colorado 2019

Pioneers of sludge rock/metal The Melvins played at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins Colorado in continued support of their previous 2018 release “Pinkus Abortion Technician“ on Ipecac recordings. The band played fan favorites such as “The Bit” and “Hooch” inside the low-key and intimate venue in Fort Collins Colorado. The Melvins were also supported by bassist Steven Shane McDonald’s

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KAATO: “Slam!” Album Review

Are you enjoying our collab with the the bad boys of Steel Panther looking for the creme de la creme of hard rock and metal bands yet undiscovered? I know I am! And, boy oh boy, do I dig what just showed up for me to listen to this week! Meet KAATO and their debut album, Slam! Yes, KAATO in

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Ship - 70,000 Tons of Metal 2018 By Jason Carlson

70,000 Tons Of Metal Scorecard: Devin Townsend, Soen, Aborted Added To Lineup

The tenth anniversary 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is revealing what could be the best lineup the floating metal fest has ever produced. If you have any doubts, look no further than heavy hitters like Devin Townsend, At the Gates, Soen, Emperor, and Aborted (plus many more). Admittedly, these scorecard posts have been a little off of our normal rhythm,

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Sabaton - Joakim Brodén

Sabaton Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium 2019

I caught up with Sabaton on their latest North American tour in support of their new album “The Great War” which released on July 19, 2019. While Sabaton has always put on an amazing show, this tour was something VERY special, and the crowd turnout was incredible, selling out almost every single date on the tour. This also marked the

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Hammerfall - Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans

Hammerfall Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium 2019

November 1st I caught up with Hammerfall on their North American tour with Sabaton. With a wide selection of songs from their 22 year long career, they catered to fans old and new alike. They were one of the earlier power metal bands I really got into, and they helped me spread the sub-genre to a lot of my friends

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Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was sent was that they are a melodic/thrash band with groove. With so many genres and subgenres, I find it hard to keep up. It’s all metal to me, so let’s carry on. Right from the

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Acid King

Acid King Live Photos From The Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado 2019

Stoner rock/metal band Acid King performed their album “Busse Woods” in its entirety for the celebration of its 20th anniversary at the “Marquis Theater” in Denver Colorado. The show was a spectacle of trippy visuals and hard riffs from the three-piece fronted by lead guitarist and singer Lori S. I personally would kill for a new record to follow up

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Amorphis - Tomi Joutsen

Amorphis Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium, 2019

When I first heard Amorphis back in 1995 I had NO idea what I was in for. I caught up with them on their trek across North America in direct support of Delain. Their latest album, “Queen of Time”, is arguably one of their best albums since “Elegy”. Though “Circles” and “Under the Red Cloud” were also fantastic albums, their

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Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke Van Giersbergen Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium, 2019

Now, I’ve been a fan of Anneke Van Giersbergen since I first heard The Gathering‘s album Mandylion. I’ve adored her voice for over two decades, and this was everything I could have hoped for. She was the opening act for the Delain/Amorphis North American tour. She had a solo acoustic set, comprised almost entirely of covers, and it REALLY showcased

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KAATO: “Slam!” Album Review

Are you enjoying our collab with the the bad boys of Steel Panther looking for the creme de la creme of hard rock and metal

Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was