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Dope // Live @ Starland Ballroom // 6.29.19

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Sayreville, NJ -- For anyone who longs for the industrial metal scene of the late '90s, tonight's legendary lineup at the Starland Ballroom almost seemed impossible. With a reborn Static-X (first time touring since the death of iconic lead singer Wayne Static) supported by a

Album Review: Silvertung – But, At What Cost??!

Article by: Steven Principato   Boldly bringing back a long lost, but never forgotten sound of late 90’s Nu-Metal, Baltimore Maryland’s Silvertung might be very well leading the charge of this very popular resurgence movement with their latest release, But At What Cost (Thermal Entertainment, 2019).   Unleashing a collection of tracks deeply inspired

Doyle // Live @ Debonair Music Hall // 12.22.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Teaneck, NJ - Returning once again to North Jersey - the place where it all started, Doyle took the stage before a familiar and devoutly loyal crowd as one might expect. As one of the hardest working musicians in the industry, Doyle (von Frankenstein) along with

The Guitar Collective // Live @ Dingbatz // 11.23.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- The Guitar Collective tour, featuring a small collection of metal’s most recognized super guitarists including Nita Strauss and Angel Vivaldi, has obliterated yet another packed house. First to unleash a fierce barrage of bottomless guitar solos was “Hurricane” Nita Strauss. Well-known for her time

GWAR // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.31.18

Article and photos by Steven Principato NYC - Returning once again for what we all hope will come to be an annual Halloween tradition in drenching Irving Plaza in blood and gore, GWAR once again would fail to disappoint. Along with familiar openers such as American Sharks and Miss May I,

TOWER // Live @ Clash Bar // 9.13.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Upon returning from what seemed to be an extended hiatus from their usual hell-raising routine, Brooklyn's Tower easily conquered the stage and audience of the small NJ venue, blasting away everything and anything that dared to stand before them. Of course, this

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals // Live @ Saint Vitus // 9.18.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY - In what would be a rare and significant event at Brooklyn’s landmark Saint Vitus, a massive crowd was gathering in front of the venue. Well-known for its daily underground scene supporting touring lineups, tonight would be a very different night, as a

Judas Priest // Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center // 9.6.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Holmdel, NJ - Once again embarking on a major American tour in 2018, Judas Priest unleashed an unforgettable night of classic metal upon a raging sea of metalheads at NJ’s PNC Bank arts Center. Touring in 2018 in support of their latest, highly successful Firepower (2018),

September Mourning // Live @ Dingbatz // 8.26.18

Article and Photos by Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ - Headlining The Summer Soul Collection tour, featuring an assortment of hard-edged rockers from around the nation, September Mourning and her disciples emerged from the fog looking as sinister as one might expect.   More than just a band and a singer, rather a

Black Label Society & Corrosion of Conformity // Live @ The Starland Ballroom // 8.11.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Sayreville, NJ -- A massive army of headbangers descended upon The Starland Ballroom on this rainy night, bracing for the oncoming riff-driven sonic apocalypse featuring Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, and Black Label Society (featuring legendary guitar warrior Zakk Wylde).  Unleashing the sonic terror through a cacophony of deafening