Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

INSTRUMENTAL METAL DUO TEMPEL REVEALS TITLE. RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM

After making waves with their debut album “On the Steps of the Temple” — lauded as “one of the darkest, most chilling releases in instrumental metal” (Fear.net) — the Arizona-based duo TEMPEL have confirmed the first details regarding their sophomore effort, due out this summer. Titled “The Moon Lit Our Path,” the album features the band’s most momentous and intense work to ...

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ADELITAS WAY NEW EP “DESERVE THIS” OUT TODAY

March 17th, 2015 – Las Vegas hard rockers Adelitas Way have released their new EP “Deserve This” on all major digital retail outlets. The EP will be followed by a full length album later this year. The “Deserve This” EP can be purchased by clicking the following links: iTunes: iTunes Google Play – Google Play   A YouTube clip of the first single “I ...

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SWEDISH DEATH METAL ACT GUTTER INSTINCT SIGNS WITH PROSTHETIC RECORDS

SWEDISH DEATH METAL ACT GUTTER INSTINCT SIGNS WITH PROSTHETIC RECORDS Prosthetic Records is proud to unveil the signing of GUTTER INSTINCT – raw, atmospheric and blackened buzz-saw Swedish death metal at its finest. GUTTER INSTINCT was founded in 2012 by Oscar Persson, Hannes Hellman and Thomas Ernemyr in Helsingborg, Sweden, after having played together in various bands over the years. ...

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NICK PERRI GROUP BECOMES ‘MOUNT HOLLY’ RELEASES ‘IT AIN’T EASY’ SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO

Accompanying an official music video release for the group’s debut single, “It Ain’t Easy,” – now available for download on iTunes and other music networks – Nick Perri announced the new moniker of his blues-rock quartet this morning: Mount Holly. Formerly titled The Nick Perri Group, the band has garnered attention over the past six months through brief East and ...

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UNHERALDED SEVENTIES BAND WITH TIES TO EIGHTIES ROCK, KELAKOS, FINALLY GETS ITS DUE WITH 15-SONG ‘UNCORKED’ CD

The early 21st century has seen the rediscovery of several rock acts from yesterday that never got their due back when they were recording and performing (artists such as Pentagram and Rodriguez immediately come to mind). And there is another overlooked ’70s group that should now finally get the attention it has long deserved: Kelakos. Recording and working out of Ithaca, NY, ...

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Rockfest Kansas City 2015 Lineup

Celebrating its 23rd year, Rockfest, as of 2010, is North America’s largest one-day music festival. On May 30th, some 50,000 music fans will descend upon Liberty Memorial, downtown Kansas City, for 12 hours of hard-hitting rock.   This year, Kansas City’s rock station, 98.9 The Rock, has put together a killer lineup. 15 bands, split across two stages: Rob Zombie, ...

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John Lodge of The Moody Blues to Release New Solo Album on May 5th

JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM TITLED “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” ON MAY 5LODGE REUNITES WITH MOODY BLUES ALUMNI RAY THOMAS AND MIKE PINDER ON THE RECORDING OF “SIMPLY MAGIC” THE SINGLE “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” RELEASED DIGITALLY APRIL 14TH “Everything in the future is in reach, but the past was once our future” – John ...

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Hellyeah brings heavy metal to Kansas City

Fat Tuesday is traditionally spent going to parades, and eating up, in preparation for the Catholic season of Lent. Which might explain the small crowd that came to see Hellyeah at the Midland Theater, in Kansas City, on Tuesday night. With a crowd numbering around 500, it was a little disappointing to see so much empty space, but Hellyeah delivered ...

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John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” in Kansas City

It was a cold night in Kansas City, but things were plenty hot inside the Midland. Maybe it was John Mellencamp, maybe love was in the air (it WAS February 14th), or maybe someone turned the thermostat up a little too high. Either way, by the end of the night, everyone was on their feet, and beer was flowing plenty. ...

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Uli Jon Roth – Guitar Virtuoso

Known for his work in Scorpions, and U.F.O., Uli Jon Roth is currently headlining the North American Xtreme Guitar Tour, with super group Black Knights Rising as support. With support from Jon West on vocals, Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on drums, Elliot Rubens, and additional support on guitar from a man whose name escapes me (if you know, please let me ...

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