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KMFDM // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.7.17

Article and photos by: Steven Principato   NYC - It’s been said there is no other band in existence that drops their own name in songs more than KMFDM. Notorious for controversial politically-influenced lyrics and cynically ominous, uniform eastern-bloc inspired cover art, KMFDM is one of the Industrial scene’s most notable and

Corrosion of Conformity // Live @ The Wellmont Theater // 9.9.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Montclair, NJ - Standing tall as North Jersey’s most notable venue for larger acts, The historic Wellmont Theater, located in swanky downtown Montclair once again opened it's doors to accommodate a blackened parade of metal-heads, lining the streets as they waited, gleefully yet inadvertently frightening the local

Roky Erickson // LIVE @ White Eagle Hall // 09.08.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Jersey City, NJ - Fortunate to be one of the inaugural line-ups to take the still immaculate stage of Jersey City’s recently opened White Eagle Hall, The Death Valley Girls and Roky Erickson bill proved to be an epic show for this promising new venue, the

Album Review: Dale Crover- The Fickle Finger of Fate

Article by: Steven Principato   Despite Dale Crover’s life long career as the legendary powerhouse behind the Melvins drum-kit, among countless other acts including Nirvana, It’s a rather surprising fact that The Fickle Finger Of Fate (Joyful Noise, 2017) officially breaks Dale as a first-time solo artist. (I gather the Dale Crover

The Melvins // Live @ The Stone Pony // 8.5.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Asbury Park, NJ - Upon the legendary stage within the house the “Boss” built, a venue small in size yet massive in music history, the Stone Pony once again geared up for a double feature where the headliner may very well be recognized in similar

Doyle // Live @ Dingbatz // 6.28.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Hidden deep within the aluminum sided jungle of the New Jersey Suburbs lies a claustrophobic cavern by the name of Dingbatz, where local punk-rockers, goths, and headbangers have called home for over a decade. Serving as one of North Jersey’s few remaining

The Obsessed // Live @ Saint Vitus // 5.18.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Just another typical night at Brooklyn’s own sanctuary for all that is deemed unholy, the depraved denizens of Saint Vitus were once again treated to a spectacular yet eclectic triple-threat performance that easily rivaled the massive rock star guitar god performing just across the river,

Horisont // LIVE @ Webster Hall // 5.1.17

  Article and photos by Steven Principato Hidden deep beneath the grand stage of Webster Hall lies the atmospheric Marlin room, and below THAT we find the hidden speakeasy-like lair named the “studio”, which is obviously where the real music happens. This subterranean den of rock & roll decadence, despite the

Testament // Live @ Starland Ballroom // 4.20.17

Articles and Photography by Steven Principato   Sayerville, NJ - In the continuing struggle of keeping the eternal flame of classic metal burning brightly, a triple edged assault comprised of legendary acts Prong, Sepultura, and Testament arrived at NJ’s most popular rock venue, vowing to uphold their 30 plus year obligation of hearing

Nails // Live @ Music Hall of Williamsburg // 3.22.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, New York - Like a chainsaw straight through the middle of a long workweek, Nails, along with Toxic Holocaust and Gatecreeper conveniently assisted in the collective purging out the pen- up aggression for a few hundred bruise hungry headbangers through the magic of mosh-inducing music,

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