Posts Tagged ‘Otep’

ASK4 Entertainment–the creator and producer of ShipRocked–has announced the firstMetal Maya, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead and “Hanal Pixán” to the Mayans of Yucatan Peninsula) and will feature performances from a dozen bands in a tropical paradise. The initial music lineup includes Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint (with Philip Anselmo), heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance,  Death Angel, Otep and Tim “Ripper” Owens, with more to be announced. The Metal Allegiance band will include Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth),Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) and more special guests. Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. (more…)

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Doll Skin: Nicole Rich, Meghan Shea Herring, Sydney Dolezal and Alex Snowden.

Doll Skin, from left: Nicole Rich, Meghan Shea Herring, Sydney Dolezal and Alex Snowden.

In just two years, Doll Skin has gone from playing its first show at a high school talent show to being managed and produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, having an EP distributed by legendary Megaforce Records and touring the United States with high-profile supporting gigs and as a headliner. Did we mention its four members–vocalist/guitarist Sydney Dolezal, guitarist Alex Snowden, bassist Nicole Rich and drummer Meghan Shea Herring–are all teenage girls? Yeah, and these girls know how to rock. As they cross the country on the “Generation Doom” tour–also featuring headliner Otep, along with Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire–Doll Skin has released In Your Face (Again), an expanded edition of the EP originally issued in October 2015 and already has material prepared for a full-length album to be recorded later this year. Sydney recently called in from the road to talk to Live Metal’s Greg Maki about the tour, the band’s formation, David Ellefson and more. (more…)

Doll Skin

Doll Skin

Doll Skin has premiered its new video, “Let’s Be Honest,” from its upcoming release, In Your Face (Again), produced by Megadeth’s David Ellefson and available on April 15 via EMP Label Group.

The band, which recently played Shiprocked 2016, as well as dates with Hellyeah and the Dead Kennedys, is in the middle of a headlining run before hitting the road with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire. After the Otep tour, the band will play more dates with Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and Sunflower Dead. (more…)


September Mourning has signed with Sumerian Records, released a new video and is preparing to hit the road in the United States this April and May on the “Generation Doom” tour, along with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Through Fire and Doll Skin. Watch the video for “Eye of the Storm” and see tour dates below. The single also is available for purchase on iTunes. (more…)

Five Finger Death Punch, from left: Zoltan Bathory, Jeremy Spencer, Ivan Moody, Jason Hook and Matt Snell.

Five Finger Death Punch, from left: Zoltan Bathory, Jeremy Spencer, Ivan Moody, Jason Hook and Matt Snell.

Five Finger Death Punch is a metal band that has achieved mainstream success on its own terms, self-financing and producing its 2007 debut, The Way of the Fist, and touring relentlessly in support of it for nearly two years. The hard work translated into hit singles at rock radio and a No. 7 debut on the Billboard 200 for its sophomore release, War is the Answer. About 10 days into the band’s headlining tour of the United States, dubbed the Shock and Raw Tour, with support from Shadows Fall and Otep, drummer Jeremy Spencer checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki. (more…)

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah

HELLYEAH LIVE PHOTOS

Review by Greg Maki

I don’t know if I have had more fun at a concert all year. Hellyeah—the “supergroup” featuring Pantera/Damageplan’s Vinnie Paul on drums; Mudvayne’s Greg Tribbett on guitar and Chad Gray on vocals; Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell on guitar; and Damageplan’s Bob Zilla on bass—returned to the site of the first show they ever played for another rock n’ roll party. They brought with them Bloodsimple, the band signed to Gray’s Bullygoat Records, and Otep, led by the frontwoman of the same name. (more…)