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Pop Evil is set to embark on its next headlining tour, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour: Right Now,” with support from Red Sun Rising and Badflower. The tour will kick off tonight, Jan. 10, in Louisville, Kentucky, and wrap up Feb. 26 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

“What an exciting time to announce a full headline tour across the states as we launch our final single off Up,  ‘If Only for Now,’ said Pop Evil vocalist Leigh Kakaty. (more…)

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MONSTER ENERGY STAGE WEST: Devour the Day (live photos), The Glorious Sons (live photos), Atreyu (live photos), In This Moment (live photos), Papa Roach (live photos), Godsmack (live photos), Rob Zombie (live photos)

MONSTER ENERGY STAGE EAST: Red Sun Rising (live photos), Nothing More (live photos), Pop Evil (live photos), Bring Me the Horizon (live photos), Five Finger Death Punch (live photos), Korn (live photos)

TENT STAGE: Zombie KidzUnlocking the TruthFrom Ashes to NewCharm City DevilsSuperheavenButcher BabiesSaint AsoniaHollywood Undead

Review by Jeff Maki

Can we end the debate now? Rock ‘n’ roll will never die. Metal will never die. Didn’t anybody listen to Neil Young? Didn’t anybody listen to Ronnie James Dio? If that isn’t enough, I have further proof in the 26,000 fans who attended the sold-out 2015 Rock Allegiance festival at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Featuring living legends Rob Zombie, Korn and Godsmack, current rock bands carrying the torch like Five Finger Death Punch and Bring Me the Horizon, along with a lineup of other mainstays and up-and-coming bands, Rock Allegiance was a nonstop day celebrating rock and metal. (more…)

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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…)

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

The Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival will kick off year five on Aug. 15 in Detroit with a lineup that includes multiplatinum main stage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 Uproar Battle of the Bands winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show, These Raven Skies and Tattered.

Initial tour dates are listed below, and additional tour dates for the Aug. 15 to Sept. 21 trek will be announced soon. (more…)

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Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

Celebrating its eighth annual installment, the three-day Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, is a lot to endure, but endure we did. Whether you were there as one of the 105,000 diehard rock fans of the sold-out event or, like us, to interview bands and take up shop in the photo pit, you were part of it. If you were kneeling over in the concourse as a casualty of consuming too much alcohol, if you were experiencing your first rock festival or if you were making it your personal campaign for the legalization of marijuana, you were part of it, as well. This one is history. And yes, we’re still looking for some of us.

Now that you’ve had a chance to read my preview I posted days ago, accounting some of the highlights of the long weekend, let’s talk about the actual live performances from a few of the 60 bands on the bill. (more…)

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NEW YORK — Swedish metal band Avatar has debuted a second track, “Bloody Angel,” from its forthcoming album, Hail the Apocalypse.

“‘Bloody Angel’ is about shame and guilt,” said frontman Johannes Eckerström “You look around and watch all the suffering, and while you search for someone or something to blame, you end up in front of a mirror. Everything you touch, you break. Everyone you try to save you hurt and push further away.” (more…)