Concert review: Blaze Bayley @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Following Bruce Dickinson’s departure from Iron Maiden in 1993, the band recruited Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley. With Maiden’s reputation largely built on Dickinson’s characteristic high-register wails and charismatic stage presence, the switch to Blaze’s baritone belting and static stage presence proved to be detrimental to the band’s popularity at the time. With Maiden, Blaze recorded…

Photo Gallery: Galactic Empire @ Fubar

Theres nothing nerdier than watching grown men dressed up as Star Wars characters and playing songs from the movies in a very in your face, heavy as fuck manor! Upon finding out about Galactic Empire a few months back, I grew very excited about the fact that I might get to one day, witness their…

Album Review: In This Moment – Ritual

In This Moment – Ritual Review by: Erik D. Harshman     To say that I’ve been with In This Moment since the beginning could not be a more true statement. See, back in 2005 I was on Myspace (as was everyone) and it took me a few months before I realized that bands were…

Photo Album: Anthrax @ The Pageant (STL, MO)

The moment this show was announced, let alone on my birthday of all days, I knew it was going to be a night to remember. I am not going to write much about the show other than if you were able to catch a date of this tour then you know you caught one diverse,…

Photo Gallery: Mastodon @ The Pageant

Way back in April, yea I know that wasn’t very long ago, I was fortunate enough to shoot the Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles at The Pageant. For those of you that don’t know, The Pageant is one of my favorite venues and Mastodon, well it has been a while since we’ve…

Photo Gallery: Gorguts @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Hello ladies and germs, it has been a while since I, Nick, have posted anything on the page. Things have been pretty crazy, my fiance and I had to move a bit sooner than we anticipated into a new apartment, due to a shitty landlord. That caused me to get a little backed up on…

Photo Gallery: The Damned at Delmar Hall

Getting to see The Damned play at Delmar Hall on their 40th anniversary tour was nothing short of spectacular. While I was not as familiar with their music, other than what my fiancé had played for me over the years, she on the other hand was in punk rock heaven and giddy as a school…

Photo Gallery: Alcest @ The Ready Room (STL,Mo)

When it comes to St. Louis, underground metal shows can be few and far between. When I first found out that French act Alcest was going to be playing at the Ready Room in January, I thought I was dreaming. As the day grew closer and the show was still on the Ready Room website,…

Photo Album: Neal Morse Band @ Delmar Hall

It’s not very often that we get to cover a once in a lifetime event like we did with the Neal Morse Band playing their Similitude of a Dream album in its entirety at St. Louis’ Delmar Hall. This show was announced a few months back and immediately we knew it would be one not…

Photo Gallery: Full Terror Assault II

Three days of Metal, Booze, Camping and Extreme Heat. And you know what, we would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Full Terror Assault II went off without a hitch, well almost. Nothing wrong with the fest or anything, no it was more mishaps on our own accord; Missing tent poles and what…