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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was a dream for extreme metal fans, as legendary UK metallers Carcass headlined the bill. Support included the mayhem that is the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem.
Children of Bodom wrapped up their headlining ‘Halo of Blood over North America Tour’ recently with two packed shows at Irving Plaza in New York City. Incredible support was offered up by the legendary Death Angel and the unique sounds of Tyr.
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