Article by: Steven Principato Progressive rock never really died, it simply got meaner with the times. Occasionally, it even dresses up like a metal band. In presumption of some higher obligation to continue their 17 year reign as one of humanity’s last bastions in popular progressive rock, Mastodon bestows upon us
Article and Photos by: Adrienne Row-Smith Ottawa, Ontario -- Last Saturday, fans lined up around the block to see Lorna Shore, Fallujah, Carnifex, and Despised Icon -- who had not played Ottawa since 2010. Despite their missing tour mates Rings of Saturn, the fans were eagerly waiting a night full of fun
Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA: night of thrash metal, courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records, powered through Norfolk on Tuesday night at the famous NorVa. The evening began with a consistently strong line up featuring two bands from Finland, Swallow the Sun and
Article and Photography by Steven Principato New York, NY -- Hidden discreetly beneath the cavernous expanse of Webster Hall, which appeared to be hosting an immeasurably paradoxical dance-party event, The Marlin Room is a small and personal sized room that faithfully re-creates the atmosphere that of a small venue, forbidding any admission to
Photos and Articles By: Adrienne Row - Smith Ottawa, Ont - Canadian rockers Like Pacific delivered a hardcore evening for their fans in our capital city tonight. Featuring a show with fellow popular local bands, the show was destined to be an awesome time for those in attendance. Up first was four piece Fragile Figures.
Article and Photos by: Steven Principato Brooklyn NY- Once again returning to perhaps last known bastion of real rock and roll in NYC, the unmarked and dimly lit Saint Vitus, familiarly adorned with a plethora of tongue and cheek satanic iconography once again prepared for a typical Saturday night. Opening the show was Summoner.
Article and Photos by: Adrienne Row - Smith Ottawa, Ontario -- Arizona natives The Word Alive stopped in Canada's nation capital on the Overdose Tour with Invent, Animate, Islander, and Volumes at The Brass Monkey. The night was a special one for many fans, as it either had been the first time in playing in Ottawa, or the
Article and Photos by: Steven Principato Sayreville, NJ As the loyal hordes of anxious metal fans filed into The Starland Ballroom, New Jersey’s largest and more frequented venue, one might easily conclude the nature of this gathering. Under an Epic line-up featuring High on Fire and Meshuggah, two bands boasting extreme levels of
Article by Wendy Podmenik Darugar Photos by Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar From Anthrax's pentagram imagery last week, to Skillet's cross tattoos...a rock journey. Having never seen a Christian rock band before, I didn't know what to expect. Would there be a sermon in the middle of the set? A group