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The Holographic Principle Tour: Lacuna Coil and Epica drowned the Fort Lauderdale audience in a catatonic rapture – Part 1

EPICA’s latest full album “The Holographic Principle” was released in September 2016, and was naturally followed by a support live tour, dubbed “The Ultimate Principle Tour” for their US leg with the appearance of Elantris, Insomnium and Lacuna Coil as ...

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The Holographic Principle Tour: Lacuna Coil and Epica drowned the Fort Lauderdale audience in a catatonic rapture – Part 2 (Final)

This is the continuation of a chronicle of which you can read the first part here. While waiting in the photo pit for the Epica show to begin, I thought it would be hard for them to top-off the Lacuna ...

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German Rockers – Scorpions – Still Going Strong After 50+ Years

When thinking about Scorpions, it’s easy to dismiss them as another flash in the pan that was the 80’s music scene. But Scorpions had already been going strong since the 60’s. With albums like Blackout, and Love at First Sting Scorpions were ...

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Overkill’s ferocious grinding sets Fort Lauderdale in a perpetual thrash-metal motion

If your musical taste has ever flirted with metal, chances are you have listened to at least one Overkill record. New Jersey’s infamous bad boys have been at the helm of the thrash-metal scene since the early 80s without ever ...

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Miami enjoyed the silence of Depeche Mode timeless pop anthems

The singular genius of Depeche Mode’s music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. As a band, they proved beyond any doubt that music derided as simple synth pop is able to have the same impact ...

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Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman Awaken Kansas City

The purple, sequined robe that Rick Wakeman was wearing would have been one of the more prog rock things the Kaufman Center has seen, but he had Jon Anderson, and Trevor Rabin in tow, performing an evening of Yes tunes. ...

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Raiding the Rock Vault: Now in Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known as a party destination, and one of the wildest places in town is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. And why not? Rock and roll is the biggest on-going party. It seems only appropriate that Raiding ...

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Poison the Parish Tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story

Seether Letters from the Fire Big Story   Howdy-ho from the pit! We’re back again, this time to recount the Poison the Parish tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story. The Uptown Theater hosted this grouping of ...

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Gods of Metal Slay Kansas City

The unholy trinity of Lamb of God, Behemoth, and Slayer landed on Kansas City last Tuesday. The three acts defiled the city airwaves with a show heavy on nostalgia, but in the best way possible. All three bands are legends ...

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Dragonforce unleashes a bombastic set of metal anthems under the Fort Lauderdale skies

If you know about UK power metal heroes Dragonforce, you are aware what they are known for: blistering fast guitars, catchy choruses, and soaring vocals. Their ludicrous fretboard acrobatics were a particular trademark at the height of their popularity, and ...

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