A lot has changed since 1988 when Slayer last laid waste at the historic Hollywood Palladium, playing with Danzig (on a night when a riot broke out, resulting in a ban from playing from the venue). Musical trends have shifted dozens of times since then but Slayer have never veered off course, continuing to plow a path of metal that's as pure, dark and compelling as any other band in the genre.
Rob Zombie has been a busy guy these days, planning his upcoming 'Night of the Living Dreads' tour with Korn and designing and building his Halloween spectacular, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, which is currently taking place at the FEARplex in Pomona, Calif. The gory and graphic attraction, which also features lots of music, will culminate on Nov. 1 and 2, when Zombie himself takes over as the headlining act. Loudwire was there to experience the show on opening night and as we wrote, it’s dazzling and mind-bending experience.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is now open, and for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come true. Loudwire was on hand at the Fairplex (dubbed the “Fearplex” for this event) in Pomona, Calif. for the opening night of Zombie’s latest venture, which is bound to succeed on frightening levels.
At the recent Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif., Megadeth brought their thunder the day after slaying a San Bernardino crowd on a bill with Iron Maiden and Anthrax. Backstage at Aftershock, Loudwire had the pleasure of sitting down with Megadeth's main man Dave Mustaine for an intriguing conversation.
Epicenter, aka ‘Southern California’s Rock Festival,’ celebrates its fifth anniversary this year with a lineup that pays tribute to its Southland roots. Local alt-rock heroes The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise will be performing alongside new homegrown bands like Pierce the Veil, Fidlar and Plague Vendor. The lineup on the main stage will also feature A Day To Remember, All Time Low and Falling in Reverse.