Posted: November 25, 2014 by Greg Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: .5: The Gray Chapter, Baltimore, Baltimore Arena, Corey Taylor, David Gunn, Flint, Jonathan Davis, King 810, Korn, Live review, Memoirs of a Murderer, Prepare for Hell tour, Royal Farms Arena, Slipknot
LIVE PHOTOS: Slipknot, Korn, KING 810
Review by Greg Maki
It was billed as the “Prepare for Hell Tour,” and there was no more appropriate place to start the journey than Murdertown, aka Flint, Michigan, via that nightmare of a city’s native sons, KING 810. Led by volatile frontman David Gunn, whose fury was never more than barely contained, the quartet brought the spirit of its hometown—that unflinching, survival-of-the-fittest mentality necessary for survival on its streets—to the thousands of early arriving fans in Baltimore. Read the rest of this entry »
Review by Greg Maki
One of the two subtitles of former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm’s autobiography, The Reason, is Revelations of a Rock Princess, which is a bit ironic considering the book deals little with the band with which she sold millions of albums and toured the world. This is Sturm’s story, not the band’s, and music is only one part of it—and a fairly small one at that. Read the rest of this entry »
In case you’ve been living under a rock, vinyl is back big time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, 2014 mid-year report, sales of CDs and digital downloads are down. Revenue from streaming services and vinyl album sales are up. Vinyl LP sales increased an impressive 43 percent over 2013, to $146 million. Vinyl sales account for 4.6 percent of total music sales. Signs seem to point to the CD soon becoming extinct the way of the 8-track and cassette tape .
So that brings us to Record Store Day. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
But did you know that Record Store Day has also expanded to Black Friday? This year Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 28th, and while Black Friday isn’t technically “Record Store Day II,” it’s really more of a special release date than a one-day “holiday.” Check out the Black Friday FAQ here.
This year Black Friday will see several rock and metal special releases from the likes of Green Day, Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon, Metallica and more. So get out to your nearest Record Store and start your Christmas shopping off right. Check out a few of the titles below: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 24, 2014 by Greg Maki in Live Photos
Tags: .5: The Gray Chapter, Baltimore Arena, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, King 810, Korn, Live photos, Mick Thomson, Prepare for Hell tour, Royal Farms Arena, Shawn Crahan, Slipknot, The Devil in I
Posted: November 21, 2014 by Greg Maki in Live Photos
Tags: 810, Andrew Beal, Andrew Workman, Baltimore Arena, David Gunn, Eugene Gill, Fat Around the Heart, Flint, Killem All, King, King 810, Korn, Live photos, Memoirs of a Murderer, Michigan, Prepare for Hell tour, Roadrunner Records, Royal Farms Arena, Slipknot
Posted: November 20, 2014 by Greg Maki in News
Tags: A War You Cannot Win, All That Remains, Jason Costa, Jeanne Sagan, Mike Martin, No Knock, Oli Herbert, Phil Labonte, Razor & Tie, The Order of Things
All That Remains, from left: Mike Martin, Oli Herbert, Phil Labonte, Jason Costa and Jeanne Sagan.
All That Remains will release its seventh studio album, The Order of Things, on Feb. 24, 2015, via Razor & Tie. The quintet—Phil Labonte (vocals), Oli Herbert (guitar), Mike Martin (guitar), Jeanne Sagan (bass) and Jason Costa (drums)\—tapped Josh Wilber (Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed) for production, cutting the bulk of the record in its Massachusetts stomping grounds and fine-tuning the vocals in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »