ALBUM REVIEW: Asking Alexandria’s “Like a House on Fire” brings forth further change from their namesake

The name of an artist carries a lot of weight behind it. For some, the moniker that the members create hold a lot of pride in its meaning. For others, the releases that appear to be made for commercial purposes only seems to bring their titles a certain tastelessness when Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: WVRM’s “Colony Collapse” brings a powerful message in the midst of chaos

I have visited Greenville, South Carolina twice now (as my best friend and podcast co-host resides there) and have seen only a glimpse of what the city has to offer. While the area seems to be booming in popularity and growing in overall appeal to the average citizen, one thing Continue Reading

Steel Panther – Wayward Sons // Bristol, UK // 02.05.2020

Steel Panther with Wayward Sons o2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK February 05th 2020 Steel Panther started in Bristol for the first UK show on the ‘Heavy Metal Rules Tour’. The band  is made up of four members, known as the stage names: Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “I Let It In and It Took Everything” by Loathe is a turning point in metal music (yes. I mean that.)

The shift in genre tendencies over the course of metalcore’s existence has been an interesting topic to discuss, as there are only so many bands and records in the world of metal music that can be referred to as “visionary” works. We saw it when Converge began blending hardcore and Continue Reading

King Diamond – Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats – Idle Hands // Chicago, IL // 11.18.19

King Diamond with Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats and Idle Hands Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL November 18th, 2019 Iconic metal artist King Diamond, who is currently wrapping up his The Institute North American 2019 Tour, made a stop in Chicago, IL to a nearly sold out crowd of metal fans! Continue Reading

Zakk Sabbath // Louisville, KY 8.18.19

Zakk Sabbath Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY August 18th, 2019 Photos and words by Emily May Zakk Sabbath, iconic metal guitarist Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath cover band, performed recently in Louisville, KY to a packed venue of metal fans!  Formed by Wylde in 2014, the cover band has amassed quite a Continue Reading

Defying Decay discuss their their new album, their current tour and what’s next

  Thai metal band Defying Decay was formed in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010 and have been garnering plenty of praise for their heavy and melodic sound that includes ambient electronics and soaring melodies.  Started by Jay Euarchukiati (guitar/clean vocals/synth) and Aston Cowie (scream vocals), the band started out covering songs Continue Reading