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From rock radio to poker pro: Meet Kevin Martin

Posted by on September 12, 2017

It was just four years ago when Alberta-born Kevin Martin was a well-respected rock radio DJ with a hugely popular evening show discussing the latest rock and metal releases. Fast forward to today and it has been a meteoric rise to stardom for Martin, who has gone from a metal maniac to chasing his dream […]

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Decapitated members accused of gang rape in kidnapping

Posted by on September 12, 2017

While Decapitated are currently in jail for charges of kidnapping a woman in Spokane, their story appears to have allegedly taken a darker turn. Court documents obtained by the Spokesman-Review state that the woman who was kidnapped stated that the whole band gang-raped her in the bathroom of their tour bus following the show at […]

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Video premiere: Shooting Guns welcome you to “Flavour Country”

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Canadian six-piece Shooting Guns are a heavy psych band that have been made a name for themselves in their home country, having been nominated for a Juno Metal/Hard Album of the Year for their sophomore album, Brotherhood of the Ram, in 2015. And you may have heard the band’s instrumental work in scoring films like Netflix’s WolfCop. […]

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Photos: Social Distortion sells out Starland Ballroom

Posted by on August 25, 2017

California rockabilly punk legends Social Distortion returned to New Jersey to rock a sold out show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on August 12th. They were joined by country blues up-and-comer Jade Jackson. who recently came out with her debut album Gilded which was produced by Social D frontman Mike Ness. Social Distortion played a variety […]

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Vegas gaining steam as a rock and metal town

Posted by on August 22, 2017

In the 1950’s, great musicians such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby played to packed out crowds in Las Vegas, laying the foundation for future generations of performers to gig in the Nevadan desert. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that 1950’s tribute bands are becoming increasingly popular in Las Vegas. Harking back […]

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Photos: Corey Taylor plays intimate acoustic gig at NYC’s Irving Plaza, 8/9/17

Posted by on August 10, 2017

  Last night was a special one for rock and metal fans around the New York area. Corey Taylor, who’s currently on tour in support of both Stone Sour’s Hydrograd and his just-released book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World, stopped by Irving to play an […]

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Video premiere: HVMM, “Beggars and Thieves”

Posted by on August 10, 2017

HVMM are a UK quartet consisting of three bearded dudes and dynamic female guitarist Ebony Clay. The band are about to release their latest EP, Talk To Me Like I’m Dead, which will be out on September 1st via ILA. Today, we’re proud to bring you the video premiere of “Beaggars and Thieves.” The video is […]

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Spotify Playlist: As Dead Poet Society hit the road, they share a tour playlist

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Boston-based Dead Poet Society hit the road tonight (10) for a brief East Coast tour, which they’ve hilariously dubbed the “covfefe” tour. To celebrate that, as well as the release of their latest single “Under my Skin,” they’ve curated a road playlist for themselves and us. Much like their high octane sound, the playlist is […]

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Photos: Clutch, Primus at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ, July 28

Posted by on August 9, 2017

Right now, Clutch and Primus are snaking their way throughout the country on a lengthy tour. If you liked offbeat alternative or metal two decades ago, you probably already knew about this and/or have attended it. If you haven’t yet, it’s a must-see. After being together for the better part of four decades between them, […]

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Photos: Dropkick Murphys, Rancid hit the shore, Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ

Posted by on August 7, 2017

While punk may have sold out to the highest bidder long ago, veterans of the scene like Rancid (who in turn formed from the ashes of ’80s punk band Operation Ivy), still have the energy and attitude. Dropkick Murphys, another band that’s been around for over 20 years, also have cred, even if “I’m Shipping […]

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