Advertisements

For the love of Metal!!!! No Sugar Coating, No Tabloid Bullshit, Just real, honest content

Album in Review : Blood Red Throne – Fit To Kill

Who is Blood Red Throne?  Blood Red Throne has been part of the Norwegian Death Metal scene for over 20 years. This is their 9th full length album to date. Their last album drop was in 2016 with Union of Flesh and Machine  They have become a well known staple in the death metal community...

Advertisements

Show in Review: Kobra and The Lotus

Pre-Show Shenanigans While everyone else was at Black Veil Brides I wanted to show my support for the local bands and see Kobra & The Lotus at least one more time. Before the show it was work work work work work (yeah …get that Rhianna song stuck in your head…or whoever sings it). I went...

Album In Review: Carnal Abhorrence – Gormandizing Rupture

Band: Carnal Abhorrence Album: Gormandizing Rupture # of Songs: 7 Released: July 30th, 2019 Genre: Brutal Death Metal Label: Realityfade Records Mixing/ Mastering : Tsuntsun Productions Members: Nick Loria – Vocals Vlad Carnage – Guitars AJ Lucas – Drums My first time hearing of this band was from the vocalist hitting me up after Chicago Domination Fest to...

Show in Review: The Black Dahlia Murdered FCC

Pre-show Shenanigans My morning started with breakfast at Egg Works before heading across town to my favorite used book store (Dragon Castle Books) to pick up some Tolkein and Classic Literature gems. I can’t be allowed alone in book stores because I will buy so many books its not even funny. I left with a...

Show In Review: GOJIRA takes over HoB Las Vegas

No pre-show shenanigans this time around… The Venue Much like the Static X show a few days before I got to the House of Blues early to stand in line with the masses. I spotted a person I knew from a local band and chatted him up while we waited for them to allow people...

Album In Review: Puddle of Dudd

  Ahhh, yes. The “reality show” of rock n’ roll: Puddle of Mudd. Simple, bubble gum raunch that, like a fly continuously hitting a window pane, keeps coming back for more even though it’s absolute brain rot. Lacking any sort of substance, I’m pretty sure that the only reason they’ve had any success is because...

Opinionated Metalhead: The Attack on Porno-Grind

Maybe I have a sick sense of humor or maybe I just appreciate metal music of all sub-genres. It is the audible form of art and expression that sometimes has a sick and twisted satirical value. Just when I thought the attack on metal had gone away I found another gem that attacks the sub...

Album In Review: Because of the Brave

Band Name – Flaw Based In – Louisville, KY Project Name – Vol IV: Because of the Brave # of Songs – 10 (not enough) Members – Chris Volz – Vocals Tommy Gibbons – Guitar/Bass Rob Buttorff – Guitar Georges Octobous – Drums Label – Pavement Entertainment Release Date – July 19th, 2019 Genre –...

Album In Review: Pathology- Reborn to Kill

Who is Pathology?  Pathology comes from San Diego, CA an area I know pretty well considering I went to school in the North SD County area. These guys popped up right before I graduated, but I was not in the death metal scene quite yet. I discovered their music years later when they released The...

Festival In Review: Las Vegas Deathfest XI

I’m going to skip my standard format and get down to the nitty-gritty about LVDF year XI.   If you have not gone to this festival yet and are a huge fan of brutal death metal this should be on your bucket list to attend. Even if it’s just for one day (I still recommend all...

Show in Review: Static X – Remembering Wayne Static

The Venue The line was fairly long when I got to House of Blues Las Vegas. I had a random conversation about upcoming shows with the guy in front of me before they waived the line through towards security . Once in the actual venue, I made my way to the bar in the balcony...

Show in Review: Devastation of the Nation Tour

Pre-show Shenanigans I spent half the day sleeping off the road trip from Vegas the day before. Did some day job networking by meeting up with one of our regional operations managers for lunch at Mellow Mushroom. Their stout beer selection could use some work but the beer I had with a personal pizza hit...

Las Vegas Metal: Bravo Delta -Making the “Fire” Music Video

Following the release of their new album “Unbreakable” in February, Bravo Delta invited me out to be part of the making of their music video FIRE. The song is about women’s empowerment. Overcoming hardships that have been a part of our lives in order to become the strong and independent women so many of us aspire...

Show In Review: Chaos & Carnage Tour

Pre-show Shenanigans After a day full of non-stop napping to recover from Slayer, I made my way to my free hotel breakfast munching on bagels and chugging orange juice like it was nectar from the gods before settling down to sew more patches on my battle vest while watching Star Wars. Not too long after...

Show in Review: The Black Flag Raises at HOB

Black Flag Show Review August 30th, 2019 House of Blues   “I’m gonna use your shoulder for a sec!” a stranger lady mosher yelled at me over the scrambling crowd as she fixed her boot that has been “flat-tired” in the midst of the pit. I kindly posted up to give her something to lean...

Show In Review: Despised Icon Invades Fremont Street

Pre-Show Shenanigans After a night of girly face masks , care bear onsies and horror flicks in a cabin up in Big Bear, CA, I ventured back into Vegas with enough time to spruce myself up and change before venturing out to the venue. Upon arrival I parked Ernest in my usual lot behind the...

Album in Review: Killswitch Engage – Atonement

Band: Killswitch Engage From: Massachusetts Album: Atonement # of Songs: 11 (wished there were more) Singles: 3 Released: June 25th, 2019 Genre: Metal Members: Jesse Leach – lead vocals Adam Dutkiewicz – guitar, backing vocals Joel Stroetzel – guitar, backing vocals Mike D’Antonio – bass guitar Justin Foley – drums First Things First Let’s get this out of the way;...