Posts Tagged ‘Winds of Plague’

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Review by Jeff Maki
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DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.

Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)

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The Agonist

The Agonist released their latest album and Napalm Records debut Five this past September. The record, which was met with global critical acclaim featured The Agonist’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church”. Today the band is pleased to present the video for the song. Watch it inside! (more…)

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Vans Warped Tour 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5

Review by Jeff Maki

Now in its third year, the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival officially has replaced the downsized Ozzfest as the summer metal festival.

In the U.S., it’s not like there’s much competition—this is it. Veering away from 2009’s more extreme metal lineup, which featured the likes of Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth, among others, the 2010 bill aimed to be the festival’s biggest mainstream draw yet with headliners Korn and Rob Zombie. (more…)

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

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

winds-of-plague-decimateSoCal’s Winds of Plague is a sextet that molds several styles of metal and hardcore. Think of them as a darker, more death metal version of Bleeding Through. This is their sophomore release and first for Century Media. Their debut, A Cold Day In Hell, was released in 2005 on Recourse Records. The band seems to have roots in hardcore, though those roots are lost within Scandinavian black metal, death metal vocals and the massive guitar harmonies. (more…)