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Cherries, Steel, and Stone

Autumn has FINALLY seemed to arrive in Kansas City. A cool, crisp feel to the air, an urge to dress in layers, and a respite from the heat and humidity of the midwestern summer. While the days may be getting ...

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Sacred Reich and Byzantine in NYC

   When Sacred Reich announced its first North American tour, little did they know they would be embarking on a road of rediscovery. For 30 years the band has developed to the point where it has a guaranteed audience with a ...

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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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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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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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May Metal Mayhem at the Midland – Opeth, Gojira, and Devin Townsend Project

  Another weekend and another loud rock show to report. This time, it was the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, and Opeth, who brought more metal than a scrapyard to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in Kansas ...

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Sabaton Takes NYC by Storm

Sweden’s power metal band Sabaton has developed  a reputation over the last couple of years that only a few bands can laid claim. Which is to steal the thunder from its headliners. But now they are headliners! Many of the ...

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