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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

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