Posts Tagged ‘Crobot’

Airbourne

Airbourne

Few bands today embody the pure rock ‘n’ roll spirit as fully as Airbourne. As drummer Ryan O’Keeffe told us, there was no alternative career path, no plan B. In late September, frontman Joel O’Keeffe injured his ankle in a fall from the stage, but there was no quitting. He finished the song, the show and the tour. Rock ‘n’ roll is in these Australians’ blood, and there’s no turning back for them. The band’s fourth album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, released Sept. 23, is filled with the same kind of loud, brazen, bluesy party anthems found on its first three efforts. Some things are better left unchanged. Airbourne wrapped up its U.S. headlining tour in October in Baltimore, and Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down on the band’s bus with Ryan O’Keeffe to discuss the new record and more. (more…)

Crobot

Crobot

Pennsylvania rockers Crobot today (Sept. 23, 2016) released their sophomore album, Welcome to Fat City, via Wind-up Records. The album, which premiered over on Billboard, sees the band create a set of songs that fit well into the metal pantheon, while also establishing its own style that’s fun and funky.

Crobot recorded Welcome to Fat City with producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Every Time I Die) and engineer Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin).

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Matt Heafy, left, and Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

Matt Heafy, left, and Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

Review by Greg Maki
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For some people, a vacation is a time of relaxation, of escaping the real world and the responsibilities that come with it. Some visit with friends and family. Others travel to new and exotic locations around the world.

Me? I take a break from my day job to cover four concerts in five days, in two states and the District of Columbia. (more…)

Crobot

Crobot

The tale of Supernaturale is about a brewer who met a rock band. An epic brewmance ensued and SupernaturAle was born. Cranked up to 11 percent ABV, this beer is sure to rock your world just like Crobot. Notes of plum and grape blend with a strong malt backbone to form a monster mosh pit on your tongue.

On ​Oct. 10, to kick things off there will be an event at Double Barley Brewing in Smithfield, North Carolina, complete with tastings, contests, meet and greet, and a Crobot performance for all in attendance. This is a free event. (more…)

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Shindig Music Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Set times for this year’s Shindig Music Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, in Baltimore’s Carroll Park and featuring headliners Godsmack and Stone Temple Pilots, have been announced. The event will feature two stages with live music from 1 to 11 p.m. and no overlapping sets.

Gates will open at noon. Set times are as follows. (more…)

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

LIVE PHOTOS: Linkin Park, Rise Against, Tech N9ne, Volbeat, Motionless in White, Halestorm, Upon a Burning Body, Anthrax, Crobot, The Pretty Reckless, Starset, Hollywood Undead, September Mourning, Santa Cruz
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Review by Greg Maki
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

11:45 a.m., Jagermeister Stage — SANTA CRUZ
The final day of a festival is always slow and sluggish, usually until late afternoon or so, but Santa Cruz, a Finnish band that mixes ‘80s glam metal sensibilities with a more modern attitude, does its best to wake up the early-arrivers. They have my attention, becoming my first “find” of the weekend. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Sully Erna of Godsmack

Sully Erna of Godsmack

This year’s Shindig Music Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, in Baltimore’s Carroll Park, will feature headliners Godsmack and Stone Temple Pilots.

The lineup also includes Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet, Reverend Horton Heat, Nothing More, Crobot and another band that will be announced after May 16. Local acts Silvertung, Black Angel Down and More to Monroe fill out the bill. (more…)

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

About a month ago, Volbeat lead guitarist Rob Caggiano told us, “Next year is gonna be very light, I think, for Volbeat, as far as touring. There’s gonna be some stuff here and there, but overall, it’s gonna be kind of some chill time, creative time.” (Read the interview here.) Apparently, “very light” includes more than a month of tour dates in the United States and Canada with Caggiano’s former band, Anthrax, in support, along with openers Crobot. There never appeared to be any bad blood between Caggiano and Anthrax, and if Anthrax members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello joining Volbeat onstage earlier this year at Carolina Rebellion didn’t confirm that, this tour announcement certainly does. The full press release and the initial tour dates are below. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)