Album Review: The Dropkick Murphys – “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”

The Dropkick Murphys have delivered sturdy, shout-along anthems for more than 20 years. While at the same time they never strayed too far from a mix of their Irish and punk heritages. The Murphys returned  with their ninth studio effort, 11 Short ...

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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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Act of Defiance to release new full-length album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, on September 29th

With their 2015 debut Birth And The Burial, Act Of Defiance delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, the crushing Old Scars, New Wounds, hitting retailers ...

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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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Def Leppard’s landmark pop-rock album “Hysteria” turns 30 years old!

The anniversaries of historical albums keep pouring in, and I can’t help but feeling how old I am getting. This time around is the turn for a monolithic pop-metal record that defined the latter part of the Eighties: Def Leppard’s ...

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New supergroup Sons Of Apollo announces debut album

A new project, which could be dubbed a “supergroup” named Sons Of Apollo have just revealed that they’ll release their debut album later this year. The new band sees former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian reunited – ...

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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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Remembering the great Roye Albrighton on the first anniversary of his passing

One year ago I wrote this homage article, after the passing of the legendary NEKTAR guitarist and frontman Roye Albrighton. It saddens my heart to see that only 365 days later and most of the news world have forgotten about him, with ...

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Ronnie James Dio’s hologram announces World Tour

After debuting at last year’s Wacken festival in Germany, a hologram of late heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio will set out on a world tour, backed by musicians who played with him, this fall. The trek, dubbed “Dio Returns”, will kick off with a ...

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Bourbon and Beyond Festival – September 23 and 24, 2017 – Louisville, KY

From the great people that bring you incredible music festivals like “Carolina Rebellion”, “Chicago Open Air”, and of course “Louder Than Life”, “Danny Wimmer Presents” rolls back into Louisville once again for their first ever “Bourbon and Beyond Festival” set ...

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