Author Archives: Sean Matthews

Review/Photos: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS headline Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival

Posted by on July 27, 2017

The second annual Chicago Open Air Festival took place this past July 14th-16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Metal Insider was on site to take in all the music, food, and experiences. Friday Arriving Friday afternoon, the sounds of Failure/Anthem rang out as they opened the second stage to a crowd who was still […]

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Review/Photos: Rock on the Range 2017 at Mapfre Stadium

Posted by on May 31, 2017

This past May 19th, 20th, and 21st Rock on the Range celebrated its 11th year at Mapfre Stadium, with a lineup that will be difficult to top. Every year over a hundred thousand people converge on Columbus, Ohio for what has become the pinnacle of Rock and Metal, Rock on The Range, and this year was […]

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Photos/Review: Nothing seemed that out of the ordinary at Soundgarden’s last show

Posted by on May 19, 2017

As a photojournalist, I often find myself trying to find ways to write about a band’s performance so that a person not in attendance can read along, view my photos and feel as though they didn’t miss a thing. I go to bed and wake up with a clear mind, then recreate what I saw […]

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Interview: Seether’s Shaun Morgan talks ‘Poison the Parish’ at Carolina Rebellion

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Currently on a headlining tour working its way across the country, and with their 7th full length album Poison the Parish launching today, we caught up with Shaun Morgan of Seether at this year’s Carolina Rebellion to talk about how they’ve grown, what to expect from their latest release, and what it was like to […]

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Interview: GWAR talk 30 years together, new album, Warped Tour

Posted by on May 3, 2017

GWAR, best known for being over the top, extremely sarcastic, and always outspoken, took a few minutes to speak with us at a headlining show in Pontiac, Michigan. Warned by my escort that more often than not, the interview never goes as planned, we spoke with lead singer Blothar and lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus before […]

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Photos/Review: Las Rageous ups the ante in Vegas

Posted by on May 3, 2017

In Las Vegas, there’s always something going on. You can walk down the street, and get comped to almost any show, at any casino on the “Strip.” People are always coming up with new ways of entertaining the masses. The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center decided this was the year to have the inaugural Las […]

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Pontiac, Michigan goes Berserker for EYEHATEGOD, GWAR and more

Posted by on April 27, 2017

The Crofoot was chosen as this year’s venue for the 4th annual Berserker Festival, on April 14th and 15th in Pontiac, Michigan. With a grand theater and multiple rooms, The Crofoot was the perfect place to house 30 bands over two days. With side stages set up in the Pike Room and Vernors Room respectively, […]

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Rock On The Range Daily Lineup Announced

Posted by on February 10, 2017

Rock On The Range announced the daily lineup today.

Check the official website for more information, and times as they become available.


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Review/Photos: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Getaway in Detroit

Posted by on February 7, 2017

On a cold windy night in the Motor City, fans lined up for blocks around the soon-to-be-replaced Joe Louis Arena, for a sold out show headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Currently on their Getaway World Tour, the February 2 Detroit, Michigan show was their 11th stop in a 51 city trek. Jack Irons Opening […]

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Godsmack & Avenged Sevenfold to headline Las Rageous, in Las Vegas

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Las Vegas is no stranger to shows… but Live Nation has upped the ante, by bringing its inaugural festival “Las Rageous” to the Sin City this April 21st and 22nd. Some of today’s biggest hard rock and metal names will converge on iconic downtown Las Vegas, taking over two square blocks in the heart of […]

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