Concert in Photos: Coheed and Cambria, The Dear Hunter @ The Pageant

May 15, 2017 – The Pageant, St. Louis: Headliner Coheed and Cambria, touring with The Dear Hunter, finished off their fifth to last stop on the “Neverender GAIBSIV” tour for a sold-out show at the Pageant. Coheed and Cambria played the first edition of the Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV series in its entirety….

Band Interview: Epica

Matt Albers One of Europe’s strongest contributing scenes to metal in the past two decades has been all of the female-fronted symphonic metal acts. Bands that formed in the mid 1990s like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil started a movement of strong, beautiful, operatic female vocals and neo-classical symphonic elements juxtaposed over driving heavy metal guitar…

Band Interview – Straight Line Stitch

Matt Albers It’s no secret that the metal and hard rock community has traditionally been populated mostly by white men. So when a band has members that don’t fit those race or gender roles, it naturally becomes one of the first things an audience or listener notices. Fortunately, any special treatment or perception in one…

Fubar Metalfest X

Matt Albers             Venues and promoters often attempt to book their own mini music festivals around the local date of national tour. If there’s enough space and time it correctly, you can have up to ten or more bands including local openers on a single bill, sometimes with set times crossing over. Local acts always…

Concert Review: Back To The Black U.S. Tour 2013 at Fubar

Matt Albers             Being a Midwestern-based fan of extreme underground music naturally yields an unspoken understanding toward a lack of numerous, unique bands and tours making stops in your city. Larger cities and their surrounding areas like Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cleveland, or even Detroit regularly host a wide range of big and small metal…

Concert Review: Hell In July Tour at Fubar

By Matt Albers             It’s always exciting when one or more bands return to a city that they haven’t played in years, and that’s what happened on July 24 in St. Louis. Six Feet Under was originally a side project by founding Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes. But when Barnes left Cannibal Corpse in 1995,…

Concert Review: Tenacious D with The Sights at The Pageant

By Matt Albers             Love them or hate them, there are few who are completely unaware of the comedy rock duo of actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, more commonly known as Tenacious D. With members as recognizable as their over-the-top music, as well as their corresponding HBO television series and feature film The Pick…