Review by Jeff Maki
On its astonishing 13th studio album, In Times, long-running Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved follows its recent releases Axioma Ethica Odini (2010) and RIITIIR (2012) in developing its sound further, progressing into unknown territory for an extreme metal band, yet managing to retain a substance of its roots. Consisting of only six songs, all clocking in over eight minutes, In Times is an album that presents somewhat of a challenge for listeners but nothing we can’t handle. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Battle of the Bands, Brian Posehn, Crew Stadium, Dangerkids, Ernie Ball, Highly Suspect, Mapfre Stadium, Rob Schneider, Rock on the Range, ROTR Comedy Tent, The Pretty Reckless, Vamps, World's Loudest Month
Rock on the Range has announced additional bands, the ROTR Comedy Tent lineup, and the 2015 Ernie Ball presents the Rock on the Range Battle of the Bands for the ninth annual event, set for May 15, 16 and 17 in Columbus, Ohio.
In addition, the stadium that houses the event, formerly Crew Stadium, now is called Mapfre (pronounced “MAH-fray”) Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alex Kolnick, Chuck Billy, Dark Roots of Thrash II, Exodus, Gary Holt, Marcos Leal, Practice What You Preach, Shattered Sun, Steve DiGiorgio, Testament, The Legacy, The New Order, Tour Dates
Classic American thrash metal band Testament has announced the “Dark Roots of Thrash II,” featuring bellow Bay Area-thrashers Exodus and Shattered Sun, and hitting North America for five weeks starting April 1.
Each night of the tour, Testament will perform in their entirety 1987’s The Legacy and 1988’s The New Order, in addition to select tracks from 1989’s mainstream crossover Practice What You Preach. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: American Heart Association, Dave Williams, Drowning Pool, Music Video, Sinner, Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Tour, Soul
Last week, Drowning Pool announced the second leg of itsl Sinner “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” Tour, with Adrenaline Mob and Full Devil Jacket. The band will perform its platinum-selling album Sinner in its entirety at each tour stop, followed by other hits. See below for all confirmed dates, with more added since the last announcement.