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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

REV 3 Tour // Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center // 7.28.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Holmdel, NJ - Arguably the perfect summer rock tour with the perfect line-up, The Rev 3 featured a collection of bands that span a wide generational spectrum, with something for everyone. Poised to unleash yet another night of alt-rock nostalgia upon an audience of thousands

A Gathering of None // Live @ Dingbatz // 7.13.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Co-headlining the “Summer Slasher Fest” alongside horror rocker Argyle Goolsby on this appropriate Friday the 13th, A Gathering of None took the stage before a packed house. Following an opening parade of Misfits inspired horror themed local punk acts, A Gathering of None

Prong // Live @ Debonair Music Hall // 5.25.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Teaneck, NJ -- Co-headlining a brief but historical tour, Prong and Helmet, two well recognized veteran acts from NYC were poised to take stage at a rather unlikely venue -- Debonair Music Hall, located in the suburbs of New Jersey. Many fans consider this a long awaited

Melvins // LIVE @ Warsaw // 5.11.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY -- Rapidly selling out one of Brooklyn's largest halls, Warsaw - as they do every time they are in town, The Melvins stood ready to fulfill their annual obligation to the rapidly growing parade of devout disciples wrapping around the block. Currently on

Electric Wizard // Live @ PlayStation Theater // 5.4.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   New York, NY  -- Wrapping up a brief tour in the states that began last week at Austin’s Levitation fest, Electric Wizard with special guests, Cough, brought crushing doom upon the spacious halls of Time Square’s premiere venue, The PlayStation Theater. Infrequently touring the Americas, Electric Wizard

Album Review: Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician

Article by: Steven Principato   With their 3rd release in less than three years, The Melvins have been on an express train of new material, keeping their undying fanatical devotees on a gratifying high that shows no signs of an end. Their latest musical effort, titled Pinkus Abortion Technician (2018, IPECAC Records),

Doyle // Live @ Dingbatz // 2.21.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Returning home to land where vast armies of of devout worshipers await his upcoming epic Misfits reunion in May -- where Doyle will stand before tens of thousands at Newark's Prudential Center arena, it is a stark contrast to the few hundred