When the Allstars Tour came to New York City's Gramercy Theater, metal fans began to work up a sweat early on as they spent a full day in the crammed venue. With a dozen bands playing and doors opening at 2 PM, it made for one of the lengthiest shows of the year.
There’s no better way to spend a summer day than with a massive tour such as Carnival of Madness. This year headliners Shinedown brought the madness to the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, N.J., to kick off the trek on Aug. 11. Support included heavy hitters Skillet, Sevendust, In This Moment and We As Human.
Black Label Society are known for being loud -- very loud -- but with their new ‘Unblackened’ DVD and CD, they show off their more melodic side while still keeping their thunderous sound. Even though 'Unblackened' isn't due until Sept. 24, frontman Zakk Wylde gave a select few a preview of the new discs at the Collective School of Music in New York City.
The Loudwire Cage Match is a song battle that pits two rock tunes against each other, with the winner moving on to face a new contender. A song that wins five consecutive matches has the honor of being inducted into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. Listed below are those bands and songs that have earned that very honor.