Posted: April 15, 2014 by Greg Maki in News
Tags: Bad Seed Rising, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Charm City, Hey Kid, Jay Ruston, Let There Be Rock School, Maryland, Roadrunner Records, Scott Stevens
Bad Seed Rising
Bad Seed Rising, the Maryland-based rock band that formed at the Frederick, Md., Let There Be Rock School, today releases its Roadrunner Record’s debut EP, Charm City, on iTunes. The band is made up of Francheska Pastor (vocals and guitar), Mason Gainer (guitar), Louey Peraza (bass) and Aiden Marceron (drums). Read the rest of this entry »
Review by Greg Maki
Long one of the most versatile bands in hard rock/metal, Sevendust has answered its fans many pleas over the years and unplugged in the studio for Time Travelers & Bonfires, a collection of six new tracks and six re-recorded songs from its past. I don’t know if it will win and new converts, but the result is likely to please those fans. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 12, 2014 by Greg Maki in Interviews
Tags: 100% Pure American Rage, Anti-Mortem, Bob Marlette, Brent White, Chickasha, Corey Henderson, Larado Romo, Levi Dickerson, Mitchell Henderson, Monte Conner, Nevada Romo, New Southern, nuclear blast, Oklahoma, Provo Provenzano, Rikets, Roadrunner Records, Rock 100.5 The Katt, Skinlab, Texas Hippie Coalition, Zain Smith
Though their ages suggest otherwise, Anti-Mortem is a veteran band. Hailing from Oklahoma and with an average age of only 21, the quintet formed when frontman Larado Romo, now 20, was but 11 years old. Also featuring Larado’s older brother Nevada Romo on guitar, Corey Henderson on bass, Zain Smith on guitar and Levi Dickerson on drums, Anti-Mortem cut its teeth for years in its hometown of Chickasha, Okla., and the more active metal scene of Oklahoma City, drawing attention from some of the world’s biggest metal record labels, including Roadrunner and Century Media. They eventually went with Nuclear Blast, making their blend of classic metal along the lines of Pantera and Metallica with a touch of Southern rock a bit of an anomaly on a label known more for the extreme side of the genre. With the single “100% Pure American Rage” making waves at places such as SiriusXM’s Octane and Liquid Metal ahead of the April 29 release of Anti-Mortem’s debut album, New Southern, it appears they made the right choice. When their current tour supporting Texas Hippie Coalition came to Baltimore Soundstage, Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with the loquacious Larado Romo to get the lowdown on Anti-Mortem’s past, present and future. Read the rest of this entry »
NEW YORK — Swedish metal band Avatar has debuted a second track, “Bloody Angel,” from its forthcoming album, Hail the Apocalypse.
“‘Bloody Angel’ is about shame and guilt,” said frontman Johannes Eckerström “You look around and watch all the suffering, and while you search for someone or something to blame, you end up in front of a mirror. Everything you touch, you break. Everyone you try to save you hurt and push further away.” Read the rest of this entry »
From their forthcoming, sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, Emmure is proud to unveil the video for “Like LaMotta”. Available everywhere on April 15th, Eternal Enemies is a collection of Emmure’s most pissed off, violent material.
Watch “Like LaMotta” inside. Read the rest of this entry »