Posts Tagged ‘Kyng’

Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

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Fozzy

Fozzy has unleashed “Judas,” the first single from its forthcoming seventh studio record. In addition, the song will serve as the official theme for the WWE event NXT Takeover: Chicago on May 20.

Fozzy frontman and WWE Legend Chris Jericho offered his take on the “Judas” music video, saying, “For such a dark and sexy song like ‘Judas’, we wanted a dark and sexy video to match … and we got that and more! In one take, we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, hot chicks, a man on fire and a great rock ‘n’ roll band, all in one tasty video morsel. What more could you want … a giant rabbit holding balloons? Oh yeah, we’ve got that, too!” (more…)

Fozzy

After taking 2016 off, Fozzy is back this week in a big way, with the release of a new single, “Judas,” from its forthcoming new album and the kickoff of its “Judas Rising” headlining tour. The band that started with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek has become a force in rock music, sharing stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and enduring now for 18 years and counting. Just before the big week, vocalist–and WWE legend–Chris Jericho called in to Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss “Judas,” the tour, the American festival scene and more. (more…)

Gojira has debuted the official music video for “The Cell,” which is featured on its critically adored new LP, Magma. The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling, dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. The official video for “The Cell” is streaming now on Gojira’s YouTube channel. (more…)

Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Review by Greg Maki

Even at the early hour of 6:30, the Fillmore was mostly packed when Islander hit the stage, kicking off four and a half hours of music on this cold January night. The most important thing an opening act can bring to the stage is energy; even if your music is terrible, you at least can keep the audience occupied for the 30 minutes they must spend with you. Well, Islander’s music, which draws from both nu metal and hard rock, isn’t terrible, and the Greenville, South Carolina, band’s energy could not be contained by the limited stage space; frontman Mikey Carvajal made one of several trips into the crowd at the start of the second song. (more…)

From left: Eddie Veliz of Kyng, David Gunn of KING 810 and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

From left: Eddie Veliz of Kyng, David Gunn of KING 810 and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

By Greg Maki

Time to look back on another year that was in hard rock and metal. I don’t expect everyone—especially not a lot of very vocal online metal fans—to agree with what you’re about to read, but isn’t that part of what makes this sort of thing so much fun? I veer toward the hard rock side of metal, mostly staying away from the more extreme varieties (I’m sure my brother, Jeff, will cover some of that on his list), and I’m not claiming these are the best albums of 2014, end of discussion. No, these are simply the releases I enjoyed the most and have found myself going back to over and over this year. And oh yeah, rock is not dead. (more…)

Seether, left, and Papa Roach

Seether, left, and Papa Roach

Starting in January, Seether and Papa Roach will team up for a month-long U.S. tour also featuring Kyng and Islander. The double bill will kick off Jan. 9 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., and run through Feb. 7, when it will wrap at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 7. Local pre-sales start Nov. 6. (more…)

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With the Revolver Golden Gods Tour coming to a close at the end of next week, Black Label Society has announced a new batch of dates in support of its latest LP, Catacombs of the Black Vatican. Tour dates will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Bogart’s and run through the first week of August with Wovenwar and Kyng supporting. (more…)