We have one day behind us with some amazing acts that we will remember their performances for years to come. The Saturday lineup is certainly competitive in regards to both Friday and Sunday and is full of varying genes and new and veterans acts to keep our attention for the entire day. Palaye Royale and Bad Wolves are two of the biggest up and coming bands currently in rock, especially Bad Wolves with their cover of the iconic Cranberries song “Zombie” which has become the number 1 rock song in the world. Unfortunate for us they both play at the same time. Yet another band that performed early in the day that is truly making a name for themselves is Toothgrinder; If you missed their set you truly missed an amazing experience. Then we get into the more veteran acts of the day like Asking Alexandria who have reunited with vocalist Danny Worsnop, as well as Trivium the band that was labeled as “the band that would save metal” when they formed. Then we get the nostalgic performance by The Used, led by eccentric front man Bert McCracken. As the day comes to a close we are left with the headliners Five Finger Death Punch, and the fierce and fiery performance by Godsmack to end our Saturday evening. The dream would be to not miss a single band, but with interviews and overlaps we weren’t able to see every band, but the ones we were able to see impressed us and left some big shoes to fill on Sunday. Continue reading →
Slash ft. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators have resurfaced with a new studio album and coming U.S tour. Entitled Living The Dream, the album is due out September 21 on Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. This supergroup features the Grammy-award winning guitarist Slash of Guns n’ Roses fame with Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass & vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar & vocals). The album will be available for preorder July 25.
For this 12-song album the group is working with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop,Incubus) again. Their past two albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love earned worldwide praise, debuting on 12 different Top Ten charts and grabbing the #1 slot on U.S Rock Radio. Continue reading →
*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state*
This month’s state is Alabama!
Hey! It’s ‘State Of The Art’ day again, and it’s been a while I have been developing an affinity for stoner metal and rock music lately. Last month, I brought to you Louisiana’s absolute bonkers band MARSand today I continue my spree of stoner metal bands. This month we have Alabama as the SOTA state and I present to you STONED COBRA, arguably the best stoner metal/rock band from the Yellowhammer state. Emancipate yourself from all of the Monday blues stress, sit back, hit a joint and start medicating yourself with some good, heavy and raw STONED COBRA.
*This is a part of ourState Of The Artseries, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state.*
This month’s state isAlabama!
If you watched the famous movie ”’Forrest Gump” and absolutely loved it you will most centainly be into (or be freaked out) by the slamming act The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon. It consists of Bobby on the bass, Indiana Jonas and Forrest on the guitar and last but not least John on the drums and ”Little Chocolate” on vocals. While this all may sound very stupid the disgusting vocals in combination with the nasty riffs are nothing but perfectly on point. They are one of those bands you listen to for fun after a night out while cracking open a cold beer or 2. So with that being said, let’s get into it!
Formed in North Carolina in 2001, the riff-fueled, distortion-driven rockers ASG have re-emerged with their six-full length and first new album in five years, ‘Survive Sunrise‘. The album – which is out today on Relapse Records – further expands upon ASG’s trademark blend of heavy, southern-fried, alt-rock fury and infectious, hook-centric accessibility. With unabashedly hooky vocals, evocative lyrics and well-honed musical chops, ASG create soaring, melodic rock anthems with a sunny, colorful vibe that are reminiscent of the album’s electrifying cover art, designed by Malleus (Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, The Melvins). ‘Survive Sunrise‘ is the perfect summertime hard rock album, one that rocks with wild abandon and will burrow into your head for years to come.
The Praxis exam is considered to be one of a series of American teacher certification tests that is written and used by the Educational Testing Service. Different Praxis tests are normally needed prior, during and after the teacher training courses in the United States. Prior to your teaching in the Government school settings, it is very important that you take a minimum of one state-compulsory exam before you could be recognized as a certified teacher. Some factors to put into consideration include your state residence, your field of specialization or preferred subject, as well as your qualifications among others. Meanwhile, it is very essential that you pass series of tests in the course of your teacher certification. The commonest teaching exam that you must do as a prerequisite for teaching profession is popularly called the Praxis teaching test. If you want to identify the actual exams you are seating for, here are the informative details of the most common Praxis exams. Continue reading →
After hearing ‘You Owe You Pay’ back in 2017 I began to hop on the hype train and follow the tracks all the way from their demo in 2003 to their later released records ‘Grotesque First Action’, ‘Carnal Pleasures’, ‘Chopping Off The Head’ and their 2013 album ‘On Top Of The Food Chain’ and man oh man what has it been a brutal and insane ride so far. And it is just getting started it seems! Carnal Decay is back and about to release a full EP called ‘When Push Comes To Shove’ on the 20th of July through Rising Nemesis Records and it is mind blowing. So let’s not waste anymore time and get right into it!
Robb Rivera is Joshua Toomey’s guest on this week’s episode of Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast. All while having a near-death Uber ride experience and site-seeing in Venice Beach, California, Rivera chats up Toomey over the phone extensively about the upcoming Nonpoint album; as well as opening vs headlining, second generation fans, collecting vinyl, and much more. Continue reading →
Robb Rivera joins the show for the 3rd time to talk about the upcoming Nonpoint album “X”. Robb took some time out from the sightseeing on Venice Beach and touring with Butcher Babies. Robb and I discuss the writing and recording of the latest album, taking time off and the future of Nonpoint. Robb and I also talk about which is better Song Writing or Technical Ability.
Jeremy Owsley is one of my oldest friends in not just the music world, but life. Jeremy is a tour bus driver and has driven such bands as Tool, Megadeth and Paramore. Jeremy comes on to talk about our first times meeting Metallica, Pantera and Life of Agony. Jeremy also talks about the horrors of driving Marilyn Manson. Jeremy has great stories about driving Dave Mustaine and talking with him for hours on the road.
A west coast version of ‘A Celebration of the Life and Art of Caleb Scofield‘has been set forOctober 13at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
The benefit show features performances by Scofield’s bands: CAVE IN and OLD MAN GLOOM as well as longtime friends and collaborators, PELICAN and 27 (featuring CAVE IN’s Adam McGrath). The tribute also includes a one-time performance by the members of ISIS, who will play under the Celestial moniker, a nod to the influential outfit’s debut album of the same name. This is the band’s first performance since they played their final show in June of 2010.