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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

Album Review : All Souls – Never Know

Article by: Steven Principato   Recently on tour with such notable stoner-rock acts such as Red Fang and Grammy recipients, Mastodon, there is little doubt the L.A. based quartet, All Souls, has gotten some significantly positive exposure in this increasingly radio friendly scene. With a new and infectious single titled “Never Know” preceding

Clutch // Live @ The Starland Ballroom // 12.28.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Sayreville, NJ -- Honoring what appears to be an ongoing annual tradition of headlining New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on this date (12/28), long-time purveyors of essential, blues-driven stoner rock, Clutch found no challenges selling out the house. Currently on tour alongside a rather unconventional, yet fantastic

Victor Wooten // LIVE @ Brooklyn Bowl // 12.12.17

Articles and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, N.Y. - In a world of rock guitar heroes there lives a counterculture that adheres to an adverse set of values -- these are the bass players. This unlikely variety of musicians aren't simply guys in rock bands whose unique bass skills attempt to

GWAR // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.31.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   NYC - Within the walls of the east village's Irving Plaza, a pantheon of wicked demigods including Doyle, Ghoul, and the legendary GWAR prepared to take the stage and unleash a night of blood, horror, debauchery - and most of all, the sound of metal

Acid King // Live @ Saint Vitus // 10.28.17

Article and Photos by Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY - Revered as a pioneering force in contemporary Doom/Stoner metal, San Francisco’s Acid King took the stage of the packed and sparsely illuminated halls of Greenpoint’s well-traveled den of magnificent malevolence known as Saint Vitus. The band was formed in 1993 by guitarist/vocalist

Tower // Live @ Saint Vitus // 10.13.17

Article and Photos by Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY - Just a typical night at Greenpoint’s most well-known hidden den of debauchery, local hellraising act, Tower made themselves at home as they prepared to destroy the familiar stage of Saint Vitus once again. Proudly setting fire to the popular local venue for

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