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 →
Formed out of the infamous Exhorder, the legendary guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas, have formed a whole new metal project Heavy As Texas. Their self-titled release is due out April 19 via Crunchy Western Records. The album is available for preorder via Itunes and the band’s website.
Norwegian black metal stalwart ABBATH is back after a gap of three years, with their sophomore new album, ‘Outstrider‘. The upcoming second full length is scheduled to be released on 5th July, 2019 under the French label, Season of Mist. The first sneak peek you can get is in the form of an album teaser clip that the band has released, where a short section of the new tunes can be heard. Check out the same down below.
Sacramento, California’s classic rockers Tesla return with their eighth studio album ‘Shock.’ Classic rock is a term that may not be desired, despite being earned. Tesla has been running from unwarranted labels from day one, so this is likely nothing new. They were labeled early on as a “hair band” or even as a “glam band,” despite clearly being way more of a center of the road, straight-ahead rock band. Tesla’s lineup has relatively remained the same over the years, with only minor changes, and it shows in the songs. The album is chock-full of classic Tesla that not only held my attention but made me revisit some of my favorite Tesla tunes after spinning it. See: “Mama’s Fool” from 1995’s ‘Bust a Nut.’ Continue reading →
“HairI Go Again” is the story of director Steve McClure and longtime friend Kyle Kruger’s journey to reunite their 25-years defunct, eighties hair metal band Tryxx in hopes to achieve commercial success today. The now middle-aged Steve and Kyle have already done the unthinkable and quit their day jobs in order to pursue the possibility of finally making their rock star dreams come true, but is it too late? Continue reading →
About a month and a half ago, one of the more off the wall tours I’ve seen this year was announced. All ThatRemains, Attila, Escape The Fate, and Sleep Signals announced a huge tour with 30 dates spanning across the United States. Each band brings something unique to the table for this tour. Sleep Signals brings their signature hard rock sound with strong hooks. Escape The Fate brings an intense mix of slamming post-hardcore, hard rock riffs, and a heavy alternation between screaming and clean vocals. Attila brings their well polished deathcore sound that launches crowds into a frenzy. It feels like a party the entire time these guys hit the stage. To close the show, All That Remains brings an eclectic blend of sounds as they have progressed over the years. They have those famous, shredding riffs from songs like “Six” and “Two Weeks” to calm, powerful ballads like “What If I Was Nothing”. As you can see, the bill is varied but still has something that connects each band at the same time. The tour gives you your fill of all areas of hard rock and makes for an explosive night of music. We were lucky enough to cover this show at The Apollo Theatre A.C. in Belvidere, IL on March 10, 2019. You check out our review of each band along with photos from each performance below.
Fit For A King have made a lot of noise since their early days of playing around the Dallas, TX area. No strangers to hard work, the band have impressively dropped five albums over the course of the last 7 years. Their latest offering 2018’s Dark Skies, sees the band continue their ascension to the top of the metalcore scene and selling out shows across the nation. Continue reading →
The world’s largest bourbon festival, Bourbon&Beyond, returns for the third year and expands to three days of exciting music, culinary adventures, and unique experiences from the region’s top distilleries during Bourbon Heritage Month. The fall festival, which just revealed its massive 2019 musical lineup will take place at the newly created HighlandFestivalGrounds in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, September 20th, Saturday, September 21st, and Sunday, September 22nd. Some of this year’s big names include FooFighters, RobertPlantandtheSensationalSpaceShifters, ZacBrownBand, JohnFogerty, DarylHall&JohnOates, ZZTop, and many more in the festival’s eclectic lineup of rock, roots, bluegrass, and folk. In total, over 45 artists will perform on three stages that include the side-by-side Oak and Barrel main stages, and bluegrass stage curated by the genre’s leading authority, TheBluegrassStation. Some of last year’s musical highlights included JohnMayer, LennyKravitz, Sting, and CountingCrows. Exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets will go on sale Friday, March 15th, 2019 At 12:00 PM EDT. Continue reading →
*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*
Since their inception in 2015, Dallas, Texas hard rock/heavy metal band RoaringTruth has set out to bring a positive energy to the scene with a sound that pays homage to the classic heavy metal greats. Their singles “Homesick” and “Do as I Say” have received much local acclaim and airplay around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and the band has just released their newest self-titled EP via DSNMusic, available via online and mobile stores. Guitarist Marty Hill takes the time to answer our Bucketlist question: Continue reading →