GODSMACK, VOLBEAT & STITCHED UP HEART Break The Ice In Minneapolis [Review & Photo Gallery]

The rock radio station 93X presented their annual Icebreaker Concert to The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota that provided enough heat to take out any stray icebergs left within the city limits. Godsmack, Volbeat, and Stitched Up Heart had the venue packed to the rafters as they turned in a heavy dose of hard rocking music. Continue reading

ANVIL Pounds The Pavement In St. Paul, Minnesota [Review & Photo Gallery]

The long history of Anvil has been well documented. Formed in Toronto, Ontario, they were on the forefront of a heavy metal explosion in the early eighties but their star never quite reached the heights that so many predicted. Continue reading

ROCKUSA Festival Spotlight: ROYAL TUSK [Official Videos]

 

*This is part of the Rock USA Spotlight segment where we help you get to know some of the non-headlining bands performing at the festival. Let us introduce you to Royal Tusk.

Royal Tusk was formed in Edmonton, Alberta in 2011. The band consists of Daniel Carriere (vocals, rhythm guitar), Quinn Cyrankiewicz (lead guitar, backing vocals), Sandy MacKinnon (bass, backing vocals), and Calen Stuckel (drums). The band fuses a classic and progressive rock approach with punk energy and a stoner groove to create something unique that is Royal Tusk. Continue reading

KING’S X Enter The Studio To Record First New Album In Over A Decade

King’s X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording a new album. This will be the bands first new recording since the release of ‘XV’ back in 2008. The album will be released later this year via Australia’s independent record label Golden Robot Records. Renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with Rage Against The Machine, Missy ElliotAndrew Lloyd Webber, and Barbara Streisand, will be at the helm of the new project. Continue reading

CHILDREN OF BODOM Place A Hex On Minneapolis [Review & Photo Gallery]

Fresh off releasing their tenth studio album, ‘Hexed,’ Children Of Bodom have been turned loose in North America to support it. Swallow The Sun, Wolfheart, and Hollow Cry added to the chaos as the tour stopped at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading

QUEENSRYCHE Brings The Verdict To Minnesota [Review & Photo Gallery]

The Queensryche machine is in high gear. They released their new album, ‘The Verdict’, earlier this month and have taken to the road to promote it. They have recruited metal veterans Fates Warning to join the tour and the duo played to a packed Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota. Continue reading

WITHIN TEMPTATION March The Resist Tour Into Minneapolis [Review & Photo Gallery]

 

Dutch Symphonic giants, Within Temptation, are currently marching through the North America on The Resist Tour. This run has an international flavor as Sweden’s In Flames and Smash Into Pieces rounded out the three-band bill. Despite a winter storm engulfing Minneapolis, people rolled into the Skyway Theatre for a night of music. Continue reading

SHINEDOWN’s Attention Attention World Tour Strikes Minneapolis [Review & Photos]

 

Shinedown brought their ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota for an explosive night of music. Close to eleven thousand people not only rocked out to Shinedown, but also got great shows from Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria as well. Continue reading

LORDS OF ACID Bring The Pretty In Kink Tour To Minneapolis [Review & Photos]

 

 

 

The iconic techno/industrial giants, Lords Of Acid, have been making their way through the United States on The Pretty In Kink Tour. They brought along an assortment of acts, Orgy, Genitorturers, and Little Miss Nasty, and gave everybody an unforgettable trip of entertainment. Continue reading

NOTHING MORE The Truth Tour Storms Through Minneapolis! [Review & Photos]

The Truth Tour made its way to Minneapolis, Minnesota to help put some much-needed heat into the city. For those lucky enough to have snatched a ticket before the Skyway Theatre sold out, you got a fantastic show, for those that didn’t, you really missed out.  Headlining the tour was Nothing More with support from Of Mice & Men, Badflower and Palisades. Continue reading