Axe

About Axe

I'm the guitarist for a Kentucky based southern metal band called Downtrend. We've spent the last decade plus opening for some of the biggest names in rock and metal all over the eastern U.S.. Music is my passion!!

Featuring 13 Year Old Vocalist, Is ALARM FOR WAR The Future Of Rap Metal? [Audio Interview]

What were you doing at the tender age of 13?  Odds are not near as much as Samuel “Buggy” Judah whom is currently fronting one of the fastest rising acts in the United States.   “Buggy” is the fast spitting Vocalist for a rap metal monstrosity called ALARM FOR WAR. Continue reading

Album Review: BOBAFLEX – ‘Eloquent Demons’ [Official Videos]

Photo Credit: Cool World Photography

West Virginia hard rockers BOBAFLEX are back with their 8th studio album titled ‘Eloquent Demons’ available now from Thermal Entertainment LLC.  BOBAFLEX long has a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the business and ‘Eloquent Demons’ is yet another step in the ongoing evolution of the group.  The effort will be most remembered for the massive lead single, a cover of the PINK FLOYD classic “Hey You.  In which BOBAFLEX manages to maintain the spirit of the original all the while adding the groove that makes BOBAFLEX, BOBAFLEX.

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Guitar Icon BOB KULICK Says Girlfriend Convinced Him To Record First Solo Album. [Audio]

We all have Skeletons in the closet right?  Well, September 15th guitar legend BOB KULICK (KISS, MEATLOAF, LOU REED, ALICE COOPER, MOTORHEADW.A.S.P. and various others) is unleashing his skeletons upon the world with the release of his first solo album titled…  you guessed it ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ available from Vanity Records.

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SEVENDUST Guitarist John Connolly Says Writing Has Begun For New Album, Names Producer [Audio Available]

Last month SEVENDUST guitarist JOHN CONNOLLY‘S side project PROJECTED released their second album “Ignite My Insanity” through RatPak Records.  “Ignite My Insanity” is a double disc headbanger that links heavy riffs with melodic hooks and choruses.  PROJECTED is a super-group of sorts featuring members of SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, CREED, TRIMONTI and SUBMERSED.  We had the pleasure of spending some time with JOHN CONNOLLY.  In the conversation we spoke about the new PROJECTED record, writing, touring and the future of the mighty SEVENDUST.

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Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali – James Durbin First Learned Of Quiet Riot From A Video Game! [Audio Available]

 

You’re never to old to “Bang Your Head”. Here in 2017 QUIET RIOT are still giving fans a reason to keep their heads banging with their newest release “Road Rage”, Available today from FRONTIERS MUSIC. “Road Rage” marks the first release with new front man, and ex American Idol finalist James Durbin. The lineup is Rounded out with long time drummer Frankie “Boom Boom” Banali, long time bassist Chuck Wright and Guitarist Alex Grossi who’s been with the group since 2004. Continue reading

Album Review: QUIET RIOT ‘Road Rage’ [Tracks Streaming]

QUIET RIOT 2017
Chuck Wright, Fankie Banali, James Durbin, Alex Grossi

You’re never to old to “Bang Your Head”. Here in 2017 QUIET RIOT are still giving fans a reason to keep their heads banging with their newest release “Road Rage”, Available August 4th from FRONTIERS MUSIC. “Road Rage” marks the first release with new front man, and ex American Idol finalist James Durbin. The lineup is Rounded out with long time drummer Frankie “Boom Boom” Banali, long time bassist Chuck Wright and Guitarist Alex Grossi who’s been with the group since 2004. Continue reading

Roni’s Review of Old Scratch’s “Feral”

***** Review by Roni *****

Old Scratch is:

Jeff Worley – Guitar/Vocals

Nick Sheppard – Drums

Rahsaan Lacey – Bass

Lyrics & Music by Jeff Worley

There’s something exhilarating about listening to new music that just grabs you and has you jamming within moments. Fun, fast paced and high energy all describe the debut album Feral by Old Scratch. Guitarist Jeff Worley was the last man standing in Charlotte, NC with the previous version of Old Scratch and it’s rebirth began in January of 2016 as he along with Nick Sheppard on drums and Rahsaan Lacey on bass played their first gig together. I, for one, am grateful that they did so, because just over a year later…I’m getting whiplash from banging my head so hard to their debut album.

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