If you’ve had the privilege of catching New Year’s Day live you know that they are truly a special band and a tough act to follow. The group’s last two South Florida appearances doubled in audience size as the band pumped out memorable sets that were short, but sweet. Led by vocalist and driving force Ashley Costello, this band of horror loving rockers is quickly making a name for themselves […]

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Story of the Year surprised fans this year by, not only hitting the summer tour trail with a stint on the annual Vans Warped Tour, but by announcing a 10-year Anniversary release commemorating the acts debut disc, Page Avenue and tour to support it. Considered by many to be one of the finest releases in the emo/post-hardcore genre’s, hearing the songs of Page Avenue live is sure to well up […]

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Seether Seether: 2002-2013 Wind-Up Records One can’t deny that South Africa’s Seether has had quite a ride on rock radio, and never is this more evident than by taking a listen to the first disc of the trio’s latest release, a 2-disc compilation of Greatest Hits and unreleased demo recordings in the form of Seether: 2002-2013. The first cut, 2002’s life saving debut single “Fine Again,” from the group’s debut […]

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Sick Puppies House of Blues Orlando, FL Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Photos: Scott Nathanson

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Alter Bridge Fortress Universal Onto album number 4, Alter Bridge’s latest effort, Fortress, is a jumbled progression from 2010’s ABIII disc. While many salute the band for trying to develop a signature sound recognized as all their own, Fortress does just that – it tries. From the band’s debut effort One Day Remains, the band has basically been a heavier version of three fourths of the band members other band, […]

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Halestorm ReAniMate 2.0 : The CoVeRs Atlantic Records It’s nice to give fans a voice in what they’d like to hear, and that’s just what the band does as they showcase their dynamic ability to cover any song chosen by fan input and requests on ReAniMate 2.0 The CoVeRs. It’s no secret Lzzy Hale has one of the most powerful female voices in rock today, only improving with time.  Hale […]

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Scott Weiland Purple To The Core Tour Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FL Saturday, August 24, 2013 Dear Scott Weiland, Though I applaud you for performing songs that haven’t been played live since the mid-nineties such as “Kitchenware and Candybars,” “Meatplow” and “Unglued” from 1994’s stellar Purple album, I now fully understand why your former STP band mates want nothing to do with you and hired a new vocalist after seeing […]

With giants of Hard Rock Disturbed currently on hiatus after consistently touring recording since the release of their self-titled debut album The Sickness, vocalist David Draiman obviously got the itch to start a new project, the industrial inspired Device. Draiman is far from resting on his laurels or relying on his old bands name to get his new band out there as his new band is back in the trenches, […]

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Shinedown The Warner Sound Atlantic Records Live EP’s can be cool sometimes if you have never experienced a band live, or just can’t stand the oftentimes horrible sound of cell phone shot videos on YouTube. Shinedown take a different approach with this digital only release, The Warner Sound as a fairly stripped down affair basically capturing the band performing in a rehearsal space. The five tracks capture 4 tunes from […]

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As they say, the cream rises to the top. Only a few rock and metal fans in the past decade could possibly have missed hearing rock drumming juggernaut Will Hunt at some point during their musical journey. Need proof? Try reading this portion of Will’s resume in one breath: Skrape, Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, Dark New Day, Motley Crue, Evanescence, Bloodsimple, Black Label Society, Staind, Crossfade, Static-X, Eye Empire, […]

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