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The Show Must Go On for Papa Roach

July 3, 2013

Vocal issues have plagued lead singer Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach for some time now. It was last year that he spoke about a node forming on his vocal chord and which eventually led him to  have surgery. He successfully recovered from that surgery and has gone on to kick ass at shows with his incredible voice. He truly is one of my favorite vocalists! Last week, due to vocal issues, Papa Roach had to cancel their show in Berlin. They did continue on to play on the next shows but we are still concerned for Jacoby and his voice. Today he posted a photo of himself with the caption : OXYGEN AND STEROIDS FOR SWOLLEN VOCAL CHORDS!!! THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!! He mentioned that this is not anything new and he does have to do this about twice a year. We hope that this will help and that he will get the rest he needs for his vocal chords. We need you healthy Jacoby and hope you feel better. We want to keep [Read More]

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Aggressive Rock

Art of Shock taking over the Warped Tour!

July 2, 2013

This years Warped Tour has had so many great bands to check out. One that is playing the entire Warped Tour that you cannot miss is Art of Shock. Coming from Los Angeles, this Alternative/Aggressive Rock band is tearing up the stages and you can’t help but take notice of them. They deliver high energy rock and roll with an old school feel that will have everyone listening!  They were hand chosen by Warped Tour founder and producer, Kevin Lyman to be the official “BBQ Band” for the tour. Check out their video for their single ‘There’s No Tomorrow” that I can’t help but listen to cranked up! They will be playing the entire Warped Tour so make sure to check the dates below so you don’t miss them! So far, everyone who we had check them out came back and told us they were blown away by them! Even if they never heard of them, they said they were hooked. You can’t help but get energized with their heavy metal riffs, blended with old [Read More]

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Lemmy Kilmister, Father of Metal just needs a little more rest

July 2, 2013

Just yesterday we heard about Motorhead having to cancel not just another show but the entire European tour dates due to Lemmy Kilmister’s health.  There was quite a flurry of concern as  many news sites were reporting, Lemmy’s “failing health”,  “Lemmy not looking too good” and other serious concerns. It led to all of us concerned about the future of our Father of Metal!! Earlier this year Lemmy had a defibrilator  chest implant installed to treat his irregular heartbeat and assist in regulating him.  He also most recently suffered from an unspecified hematoma, which if Lemmy is on any type blood thinners could lead to a more serious problem. Today Lemmy released his own post about the cancellation on his Facebook page. Here is that post: “Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall. As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for [Read More]

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Bands

Aftershock Festival announces new bands added to the lineup!

July 1, 2013

As promised, the Monster Aftershock Festival has announced the bands that are being added to the two day festival lineup. This festival already had quite a lineup and we were expecting two bands to be added but they have added many more. Here is the list o f the bands that are being added: Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Filter Thousand Foot Krutch Love and Death We As Human Miss May I Butcher Babies Gemini Syndrome Eye Empire Girl on Fire and the ERNIE BALL BATTLE OF THE BANDS partnership! If any of these bands are the reason you want to go, you can still get in on the pre-sale price! Here is what Aftershock stated: “Due to all the new bands being announced, and out of respect to all their fans, we are going to offer each and every band’s fan base the opportunity to purchase ‘Five Finger Discount’ tickets at a pre-sale price! Ticket are $89.50 all week via the Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK 2013 ticket page! Discount ends SUNDAY July 7 at 11:59PM PST! PASSWORD: [Read More]

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Wine Country producing great heavy metal with Waxwyng

June 30, 2013

Just over an hour North of San Francisco, lies Santa Rosa. The rock and metal music scene has had a tough time for the past few years here. We lost our only Metal/Rock radio station, 101.7 the Fox a couple years back, a string of night club closures including the most recent of the Last Day Saloon.  You might think that with all this happening, Metal and Hard Rock is scarce up here, but local Heavy Metal Band Waxwyng is making sure it is here to stay! Waxwyng are five guys who deliver some energetic progressive metal with influences from Classic Rock, Thrash, and much  more. You have the powerhouse vocals of Matt Cruz, Edgard Duenes and Will Reyes  shredding on guitars, Alex Wilson slamming on bass, and kicking ass on drums is Andreas Hernandez. Their influences have been listed as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Pantera, Metallica, Skid Row Periphery, Tool and the list can go on. You really can hear their influences in their music. They are not there to imitate, just to create. They [Read More]

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Check out the new single by Sick Puppies, “There’s No Going Back”

June 28, 2013

I am so excited for the new album by Sick Puppies, “Connect”. I truly have loved these Australian rockers  for many years and they never cease to amaze me. For them I have my new saying, ” I love you more than your last album but less than your next album”.  I can’t imagine ever loving them any more than I do and then… BAM… their new music just has me loving them even more. Their new album “Connect” is set to release on July 16th and you can pre-order it right with special bundles off of their website  here.   The recently released their new single from the album, “There’s No Going Back” and it instantly became my favorite song. I just the chorus, the energy, the lyrics, everything!! As soon as I hear it come on the radio, I am cranking up the volume and me and my family are all singing along. From 6 year old Brandon who at first was singing, “Hair’s no Growing Back” (He sometimes really gets those lyrics messed [Read More]

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Bands

Black Veil Brides to tour with Bullet for My Valentine – Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

June 24, 2013

Black Veil Brides has just announced that they will be touring with Bullet for My Valentine for the upcoming Monster Energy Outbreak & HardDrive Tour.  It was announced this morning with a posting by Black Veil Brides with the dates and a quote from Andy Biersack, –  ‘This is hands down going to be one of our best tours ever!” I have been waiting for Bullet for My Valentine to announce their tour and now the news is out. Tickets will go on sale this Friday. So far the following dates for the tour have been announced… Don’t worry they are still adding dates to this tour.  Sept 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia Oct 1 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre Oct 2 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo Oct 3 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Oct 8 – Fargo, ND – The Venue Oct 10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Oct 15 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion Oct 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center Oct 24 [Read More]