Author Archives: Joel Barrios

INSATIA Releases Sophomore Album: Phoenix Aflame

INSATIA is a female-fronted American/Canadian symphonic power-metal band founded in 2009. The band has released a self-produced debut album “Asylum Denied” in 2013 and has since then opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility. Their sophomore effort entitled “Phoenix Aflame” sees the light of day this month and shows an evident progress in comparison with the ...

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Periphery @ The Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale

This past Tuesday, April 18th, The Sonic Unrest Tour Part II featuring Periphery, The Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred stopped through Fort Lauderdale, and I decided to attend the show. The event was located at The Culture Room (likely the busiest venue in town), and filled the place to capacity. Being a weekday I arrived late, when The Contortionist were almost ...

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Evanesence Lights Up Miami

When Amy Lee of Evanescence hits the stage, she’s a one woman wrecking ball of energy, in unison with the raw emotion, and unequaled performance of the rest of the group. And that’s exactly what happened in front of the eyes of a completely sold out Jackie Gleason Theater last Sunday’s night. Around 9:00 PM the lights dimmed for the ...

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Australian Pink Floyd Show – Hollywood, FL

The Australian Pink Floyd Show brought their amazing live performance “Everything Under the Sun” to The Hard Rock Live at The Seminoles Hard Rock Casino last night, and as huge life-long fans of Floyd my wife and I decided to take the opportunity to go and witness again the dazzling spectacle these exceptionally talented guys can offer. We had seen ...

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