It's the show before the show. The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet is a who's who of rock and metal's finest talking about the music they love so much before actually going into the event and seeing some of the top performers up close and personal.
Evil ran rampant in New York City on Saturday night (Apr. 19) as Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate stormed the gates of Irving Plaza. With the Metal Alliance Tour in full effect and a sold-out crowd packing the venue, metalheads were in for a treat that would end in epic fashion.
Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.
With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.
During the past two weeks, new photos have been sporadically released of Kurt Cobain's death scene. None of the 16 total pictures released have featured shots of Cobain's body, until now. Another two photos have been unveiled, and just to warn you, although they are not graphic in nature, they may be seen as disturbing. They are posted below.
Even though the members of Steel Panther are from Los Angeles, they celebrated the release of their brand new album 'All You Can Eat' with an intimate gig in New York City. The very glamorous and hilarious group performed five acoustic songs in front of a small crowd at the legendary, high-end burlesque club The Box last night (April 1).