LIVE RECAP: Ghost ('Unholy/Unplugged') - 08/22/15 - The Sound Garden - Baltimore, Maryland
Greg Maki

Live photos ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- The hour had yet to reach noon when they began to mass in Baltimore's Fell's Point on Thames Street, outside The Sound Garden, one of the few remain… Read More

 
LIVE PHOTOS: Ghost ('Unholy/Unplugged') - 08/22/15 - The Sound Garden - Baltimore, Maryland
 
LIVE RECAP: The Summer Slaughter Tour - 08/13/15 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, Maryland
Jeffrey Maki

Review by Jeff Maki ----- Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation ----- With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink… Read More

 
INTERVIEW: Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation
Jeffrey Maki

Cattle Decapitation’s seventh album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review), is its own grindcore version of Roots, a turning point for the band and possibly one for the entire subgenre. This is gri… Read More

 
INTERVIEW: Liv Jagrell of Sister Sin
Jeffrey Maki

By now, you should have read our recent article on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Victory Stage artists' responses to Slayer's Kerry King's now infamous comments. If… Read More

 
Matt Heafy of Trivium

Matt Heafy of Trivium

Trivium has debuted the official video for its new single, “Until the World Goes Cold,” the third track released from its upcoming seventh album, Silence in the Snow. The new release will be available everywhere Friday, Oct. 2, via Roadrunner Records. Earlier this month, Trivium unveiled videos for “Blind Leading the Blind” and the title track, “Silence in the Snow.”

Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), Silence in the Snow is available for pre-order at www.trivium.org. Read the rest of this entry »

All That Remains

All That Remains

That Remains and We Came As Romans will co-headline the HardDrive Live Fallout Tour, kicking off Oct. 14 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and running through Nov. 7. Dates are listed below with more shows to be announced soon). Emmure will be direct support for the entire tour. Red Sun Rising will open from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 to Oct. 28. Failure Anthem will open from Nov. 2 to 7.  Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Aug. 28, at www.Harddrivelivefallout.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Papa Emeritus III of Ghost

Papa Emeritus III of Ghost

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Review by Greg Maki
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The hour had yet to reach noon when they began to mass in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point on Thames Street, outside The Sound Garden, one of the few remaining independent record stores. For most of the afternoon, they waited under the hot August sun as their numbers grew along with their anticipation. All had come for a singular purpose: to partake in the rituals of Ghost–rituals that, on this day, were to be a new sort of experience compared to those with which they may have been accustomed.

Just prior to the hour of 4 and 30, Sound Garden proprietors beckoned inside the gathered masses, hundreds quickly filling the store, voices ready to join in the performance to come, hands prepared to clap and cameras set to capture the action.

At 5 p.m., a door opened and two Nameless Ghouls–masked, dressed in black–entered, climbed the steps to the small stage, where acoustic guitars waited for them. Then followed the “new” face of Ghost, Papa Emeritus III, wearing an elegant suit today instead of his normal papal attire.

The ritual was about to begin … Read the rest of this entry »

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
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With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and its lack of true headlining bands and low attendance, the timing of the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour couldn’t have been any better.

But wait, there’s no one here either … Read the rest of this entry »

Disturbed

Disturbed

Disturbed have announced a 2016 tour in support of its upcoming sixth studio release, Immortalized, out August 21 via Reprise Records. The tour, which kicks off March 11 in Vancouver, will offer a rare chance to see Disturbed’s arena-ready show in an up-close and personal setting, such as the Fillmore in San Francisco, Irving Plaza in New York City, Roseland Theater in Portland and more.  Fans who preorder the album on Disturbed1.com will have exclusive access to the ticket presale at 10 a.m. local time Aug. 18. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Aug. 21.

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Trivium

Trivium has premiered “Blind Leading the Blind,” the second track to be released from its upcoming new album Silence in the Snow, which will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on Oct. 2.

Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), Silence in the Snow is now available for pre-order at www.trivium.org. Read the rest of this entry »

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Last week, Lamb of God will perform on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, as the special musical guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune your TVs to ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT to catch the band performing tracks from its new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang.

Want to be there for the live taping? Get your tickets here. Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost

Ghost

As it gears up for the release of its third album, Meliora, on Aug. 21, Ghost will hit the road in the United States for a brief acoustic tour, dubbed “Unholy/Unplugged.” Dates and locations are below.

On Sept. 22, Ghost will launch its “Black to the Future” North American headlining tour at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. You can find those dates below, as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin have unveiled details of their co-headlining U.S. tour. The cross-country trek will kick off Oct. 16 at Intrust Arena in Wichita, Kansas, and continues until Nov. 24 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. Sevendust will join the tour for the November dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Aug. 14. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of the fan clubs for either Shinedown or Breaking Benjamin beginning at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, Aug. 11, until 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. For further pre-sale details or to become a fan club member, visit www.shinedown.com/become-a-member or www.breakingbenjamin.com. See the complete list of tour dates below. Read the rest of this entry »