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Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Trivium, Hellyeah + More Rock Rise Above Fest in Maine

Rise Above Festival
Micah Gummel

Rocking for a cause is something Seether know a lot about. Their Rise Above Fest was born in 2012 and made its triumphant return to New England again this year on May 10 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. The festival, the brainchild of Seether frontman Shaun Morgan, aims to raise funding and more importantly, awareness about suicide-- something that Morgan has a deeply personal connection with after the loss of his brother Eugene in 2007.

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Killswitch Engage Rock Long Island, New York With Empowering Performance

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Since vocalist Jesse Leach rejoined Killswitch Engage, the band is more explosive live than they've ever been. A packed house at the Paramount in Long Island, N.Y., witnessed a killer headlining performance with support from Into Another, Battlecross and My Ticket Home.

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Mastodon, Gojira + Kvelertak Unleash Brutal Sets in Los Angeles

Mastodon
Photo by Steve Appleford, steveappleford.tumblr.com

On a hot night in Los Angeles, Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak turned up the heat indoors, as well, as they took over Club Nokia for a brutal and sweaty performance that left fans thoroughly pummeled.

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Blessthefall Move ‘Bodies’ at NYC Tour Stop With Silverstein, The Amity Affliction + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Irving Plaza got sweaty recently as Blessthefall brought their headlining ‘Hollow Bodies’ tour to New York City. The lineup also included Silverstein, the Amity Affliction, Secrets and Heartist.

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Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel Rock New Jersey

Red Dragon Cartel
Antonio Marino Jr., Loudwire

Jake E. Lee emerged from an '80s metal scene that celebrated excesses of every sort. Not the least of which was over-the-top guitar playing, many times at the expense of the music that was being created. Lee, however, stood out for being able to shred with the best of them but never at the expense of the song. From the lighting fast solos during his period with Ozzy Osbourne, to the bluesy-swagger of Badlands, to the heaviness of Wicked Alliance, there has always been something new and incredible up his sleeve.

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Santa Cruz Rock Acoustic Set in New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The Finnish rockers of Santa Cruz treated a small group to a very intimate acoustic performance in New York City. They played a handful of tracks, including a couple of brand-new songs, an older single and a cover.

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Taking Back Sunday and The Used Rock New York City With Tonight Alive + Sleepwave

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s not everyday bands sell out Best Buy Theater for three nights but this is just the case with Taking Back Sunday and the Used. We got the chance to cover the last night of the memorable trio of shows. Tonight Alive and Sleepwave supplied stellar support for the night.

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Alter Bridge Bring Their Powerful ‘Fortress’ to New York City With Help From Monster Truck

Alter Bridge
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Alter Bridge are one of the most talented live rock bands you can see out there today. They are touring in support of their stellar new album ‘Fortress’ and New Yorkers packed into Time Square's music fortress that is Best Buy Theater for a sold-out show.

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Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore + More Bring Pure Evil to New York City’s Irving Plaza

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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Iced Earth Heat Things Up In New York City With Sabaton and ReVamp

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Iced Earth graced the stage at a packed house at Best Buy Theater in New York City this past weekend. The band is currently touring in promotion of their new album ‘Plagues of Babylon.’ Support was offered by powerhouse metal acts Sabaton and ReVamp.

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