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Ozzfest 2006. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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FROM DISTURBED TO DEVICE
David Draiman unleashes his new band

It’s been nearly two years since Disturbed started its planned hiatus after more than a decade at the top of the hard-rock heap. Frontman David Draiman has kept busy during that time, producing the forthcoming album from Trivium, working with Dave Mustaine on a handful of songs for the next Megadeth record and launching a new band of his own, Device, which obviously features Draiman’s unmistakable voice but adds electronic, industrial-like sounds to the mix. On Tuesday, April 9, the day the self-titled Device album (which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200) hit stores, Draiman discussed his new project and more with Live Metal’s Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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As much as I hate to say it, the first solo album by legendary guitarist Slash is a something of a disappointment. (more…)

A7X-selfAfter the phenomenal success of Avenged Sevenfold’s 2005 album, City of Evil—which spawned the mega-hit single “Bat Country,” “Beast and the Harlot” and the GNR-style ballad, “Seize the Day”—the follow-up has a lot to live up to. City of Evil was a controversial album for longtime fans of the band, given its new style, but it was a breakthrough on so many levels, making Avenged Sevenfold a household name in rock music. Their new self-titled release follows the same path as its predecessor, but the band has trimmed things in places, making songs even more accessible, while adding new surprises at the same time. (more…)

Avenged-Sevenfold-–-City-of-EvilAvenged Sevenfold is one of the slew of metalcore bands that broke out in the last few years. But after their last release, Waking the Fallen, they clearly were leaps and bounds ahead of most others of the genre. The album was solid metalcore with a punk vibe, Swedish metal elements, excellent vocals and memorable songs.

If you have heard Avenged Sevenfold before then City of Evil will be somewhat of a shock on first listen. The band has abandoned most of its old sound in favor of a cross between Guns N’ Roses, old-school metal and punk rock. This is dirty, in-your-face rock n’ roll. (more…)