Album Review: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…

Photo Gallery: Return of the Dreads tour

This summer we, as well as many of you got to relive your childhoods as many of the bands that were new and popular as we were growing up did a few tours. First there was Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, next Marilyn Manson and Slipknot and the final one was Korn and Rob Zombie. Now…

Photo Gallery: Black Crown Initiate

Early last month, Pennsylvania’s Black Crown Initiate graced us with their presence after nearly two years since their last time here. To say the show was nothing short of spectacular would be and understatement. The local openers from start to finish really helped build the crowd up for the main attraction of BCI. Starting off…

Photo Gallery: Warped Tour 2016 (Nick’s Journey)

First of all I would love to point out that anytime there is an all day music festival (Warped Tour, Mayhem, Ozzfest) It is always on the hottest day EVER! This years Vans Warped Tour was no exception and the temperature pushed 100+ degrees, it was a fight to the finish and the sun was…

Album Review: Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Band: Twelve Foot Ninja Album: Outlier Label: Volkanik Release: August 26th, 2016 Rating: 5/5 If the name isn’t awesome enough, Twelve Foot Ninja has taken music as we know it and twisted it into something like you’ve never heard before. From Melbourne, Australia, 12FN is a five piece band that refuses to do anything but…

Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses at Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)

Erik D. Harshman I should start off by saying that this show was really the pinnacle and high point of my summer for a few reasons. The first is that (aside from Joan Jett one week later), this is the only big stadium “summer” concert I’m seeing this year, it marks the first time I’m…

Album Review: Periphery III – Select Difficulty

Band: Periphery (Washington D.C.) Album: III – Select Difficulty Record Label: Sumerian Records Release Date: July 21, 2016 Periphery is one of those bands where you either really love them or you just don’t like them. It has taken so much for me to get into this band, for no reason other than the clean…

Band Interview: Fit For An Autopsy

Jake Janitch, Nick Licata, Steve Kruczyk, Matt Albers The extreme metal subgenre continues to bring us new and unique acts that stand out among trends that may come and go. New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy is not your typical “death-core” outfit. The extensive background of each member bleeds into their creative process and out…

Band Interview: ORBS

I recently got to dive deep into the minds of Dan Briggs (BTBAM, Trioscapes) and Adam Fischer (Fear Before The March Of Flames) for their experimental rock collaboration, ORBS. ORBS is an experimental supergroup featuring Dan Briggs, Adam Fischer and the ever beautiful Ashley Ellyllon (Cradle of Filth, Abigail Williams) that really breaks boundaries of where…

Photo Album: The Faceless @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

It’s not too often that the right local acts are thrown on a bill to open up for some touring acts in St. Louis. However there are those few select shows where someone got their head out of their ass and did it right. When I went to see The Faceless at Fubar a couple…

Concert Review: Devil You Know @ Fubar in St. Louis, MO (April 27, 2016)

Devil You Know, O.N.I., Hallow Point, Our Transfixion, Skydweller Fubar, St. Louis, MO April 27, 2016 Just as the New Wave of American Metal movement was kicking off in the early 2000’s, Massachusett’s Killswitch Engage found themselves without a vocalist after Jesse Leach abruptly left the band. After trying several different vocalists, including Phil Labonte…

Band Interview: Hallow Point

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk The metal community of the St. Louis, MO-region has experienced a resurgence in recent years. This is particularly true when it comes to the underground subgenres. More melodic, accessible styles have also seen their own success in our area, as well. While metalcore has been on a bit of a decline…