Category: Opinionated Metalhead

Liam Frith’s Ascension (A Look Into Managing Metal Bands and Playing In Them)

The Artisan Era records has been exploding with amazing death metal bands. Mostly modern gems that will make your mind simply explode. Where I live in Mohave County, we’ve been getting a ton of bands off The Artisan Era to play in Kingman. First it was Inanimate Existence (they loved it so much they went...

Into The Depths Of Michael Alvarez

Michael Alvarez: a man you’ve probably seen at many shows before. From supporting friends, taking photos or, doing vocals for Flub. (This front man has done session work for bands like Equipoise and Depths of Hatred as well.) Michael has continued to be a credit to the scene and is rapidly moving up in the...

The End of an Era: Hard Rock Hotel Vegas 1995-2020

It’s a bitter sweet feeling seeing the Facebook notification that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas changed its name to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. While the venue pages for Vinyl and The Joint still currently remain the same, its only a matter of time before we see changes there too. It is the...

Opinionated Metalhead: COVID-19 Hitting the Industry Hard

As the situation regarding the Corona Virus continues to evolve it’s impacts are larger than public health and panic during a crisis. Shortages on bottled water and bulk size toilet paper as well as medical supplies such as masks for those who need them are only part of the impact this is having on our...

Show In Review: Slayer of Dreams

Pre-Show Shenanigans I spent my morning grabbing some turkey day needs from Great Buns Bakery before heading home to munch on some fresh pastries and write to kill time before getting ready. Picking where to park was a debate. Taking a Lyft or Uber would cost just as much if not more than the $20+...

Show In Review: San Diego Takes Over The Boxx

Pre-Show Shenanigans I wouldn’t count sleeping most of the day and watching Netflix for the other half of it as shenanigans but that’s what I did before getting ready for this bad boy. The Venue The Boxx is off East Harris Ave and North Nellis in a strip shopping center. The venue looks night and...

Show In Review: Naked City Collective Closes

This year has brought interesting avenues for entertainment to Vegas. While Raider stadium was being built up, other venues of a different breed began sprouting up like the weeds that conservative, law-abiding society tries to yank out. I speak of course of Naked City Collective, Vegas’s local warehouse venue that stood as an underground oasis...

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...