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Corey Taylor, Halestorm + More Salute Ronnie James Dio in Los Angeles

Stone Sour at Ronnie James Dio Awards
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

The late great Ronnie James Dio may have passed in 2010, but his spirit, his legacy and the work he started still loomed large at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night.

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Gojira, ‘Les Enfants Sauvages’ – DVD/CD Review

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Gojira have slowly ascended through the metal ranks, gathering more and more fans with each release and playing higher profile tours. The French act puts on a killer live show, which is documented in the DVD/CD ‘Les Enfants Sauvages.’

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Filed Under: Category: Album Reviews, Metal, New Albums, News, Reviews

New York City Fans Show ‘Unconditional’ Love to Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Last year Memphis May Fire ended the year as a supporting act for Sleeping With Sirens on tour. This year, they have a busy 2014 ahead of them with a headlining trek and forthcoming release of their new disc, ‘Unconditional.’ They played to a packed house at Irving Plaza where support included performances by The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth.

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Animals As Leaders Take Charge of New York City Crowd With After the Burial + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s not every day you get to see a three piece instrumental, progressive metal band dominate onstage. New York fans got the chance to do just that as Animals As Leaders took hold of Irving Plaza with a headlining performance. Support for the night included After the Burial, Navene K and Chon.

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Fuel Unveil New ‘Puppet Strings’ Songs at Record Release Concert in Hollywood

Fuel
MRI / Photo by Gabriel B. Olsen

Welcome back Fuel! After a lengthy layoff and a major lineup switch since their last record, the current Brett Scallions-led edition of Fuel showed that the future is indeed bright during their record release show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, News, Reviews, Rock

Bring Me the Horizon Mesmerize New York Fans With Help From Of Mice & Men, Issues + Northlane

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

We'll say it right now: Bring Me the Horizon are one of the most exciting young bands on the planet. Not only is their most recent disc, 'Sempiternal,' an epic album, their live show is phenomenal. We caught the band's second gig of a two-night stand at New York City's Best Buy Theater on Saturday night (March 1), and the UK act mesmerized the crowd with a stellar set.

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Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill + More Bring the Heat to New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour truly heated things up when Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill and Cilver made a stop in chilly New York City on Monday, Feb. 24, at Irving Plaza.

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Lamb of God, ‘As the Palaces Burn’ – Film Review

Randy Blythe
Tumblr: Randonesia

"Music is the only reason why I'm not in prison," Randy Blythe says during the intro of 'As the Palaces Burn.' The Lamb of God singer has no idea that he'll soon foreshadow one of his life's most traumatic and heartbreaking ordeals. Of course, in a tragic piece of irony, music became the reason why Blythe found himself one gavel away from spending the next 10 years in prison.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Reviews, Videos

Moonspell Cast Their Magic on New York City With Support From Leaves’ Eyes, Atrocity + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Portuguese metal veterans Moonspell are no strangers to New York City and earlier this week they ripped the roof off of a Gramercy Theater, which was swarming with fans. The evening also included spirited sets by Leaves’ Eyes, Atrocity, Fin ’Amour and Firehaze.

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Cynic, ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’ – Album Review

Cynic
Season of Mist

Since the release of 'Focus' in 1993, Floridian technical death metal innovators Cynic have held onto the status of being an "elite" band. Few underground acts have been bestowed with such critical praise, but Cynic have always been ahead of their time. That sensibility is retained with the band's third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' but the record is also certain to polarize Cynic fans for a host of reasons.

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Filed Under: Category: Album Reviews, Metal, New Albums, News, Reviews

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