ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

Even though the 11th annual Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be more of Rain on the Range, it wasn’t a total loss. Minus a couple of bands on Friday night, every artist performed. It was a tough year for the promoters with the death of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (who were supposed to be the headliner on Friday night) and an uncooperative Mother Nature. The official attendance for the 3-day…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

Following yet another stormy night, we prepared ourselves for the last day of the Rock on the Range music festival. Forecasters had predicted all week that this would be the day with the highest chance of storms sticking around all day. After all the frustrating weather delays we had already endured, we crossed our fingers and said a little prayer for good weather as we headed to Mapfre Stadium. This was the day that had…

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LOVE RAZER – Seacliffe Park Amphitheatre/Hogs for Hospice. (Concert Review)

LOVE RAZER – Seacliffe Park Amphitheatre/Hogs for Hospice. (Concert Review)

Records/CDs/Digital are not what they use to be regarding sales volume. Yes, Captain Obvious! A band has to make it via their live show and merch sales. That sounds familiar and harkens back to a certain band from the 1970s that released 3 albums producing dismal sales before their Alive album catapulted them into a 40+ year career. How does that relate to Löve Razër? I love their first EP and studio sound and of…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

Day one of Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio had a promising start before storms rolled in and caused a lengthy delay. The skies continued to drench the area throughout the night and the morning of the second day was quite overcast, but we were hopeful that it would be a better day. Weather forecasters had been saying for some time that Saturday would be the best day weather-wise for awhile so we weren’t…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day One (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day One (Festival Review)

Every year in the middle of May, headbangers make the trek to Columbus, Ohio for 3 days of music and madness at Mapfre Stadium for Rock on the Range. For the 11th year, this festival featured artists from every end of the hard rock/heavy metal spectrum on 3 different stages with around 60 acts scheduled to perform. The announcement that Metallica, a band that had been on the wish list of many attendees for years,…

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TESLA Concert Review | Tesla Tour 2017 Setlist

TESLA Concert Review | Tesla Tour 2017 Setlist

“Heavy metal, hardcore, pop, punk, or thrash You can call it anything, it don’t matter to me Call it what you want It’s all music to me” – Lyrics, “Call It What You Want” Tesla Concert Review | Tesla Tour 2017 Setlist Tesla has been gainfully employed over the last few years by Def Lep LLC. Whether the Leppard is touring with Styx, Poison etc. they are always on the bill. They are the only…

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VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

One thing that Sweden Rock Festival has always been able to do for me is to satisfy my hunger for the discovery of new music. As a result, sometimes that’s “new to my ears” music in the form of an old or obscure band that I’d just not crossed paths with in the past. Sometimes that’s in the form of a new band. In this case that I’m about to present, it’s a new band….

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SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

SAMMY HAGAR and THE CIRCLE – Live at Hard Rock Rocksino – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

Many of our favorite rockers are getting up there in age, and it shows with many of them. That’s not the case with Sammy Hagar as he’s simply defying time. He can still rock with the best of them. He proved it when he brought The Circle to Cleveland, Ohio a couple weeks ago! From the first lines of “One Way to Rock,” the band kicked in and had the crowd on our feet all…

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METAL CHURCH – Classic Live (Album Review)

METAL CHURCH – Classic Live (Album Review)

My first introduction into trash metal was hearing Metallica‘s Ride the Lightning, and after hearing that I was hooked.  As I began to seek out more, one of the first bands I came across was Metal Church and the 1984 self-titled debut album. As I listened to the album I immediately connected with the song “Gods of Wrath”. I enjoyed the rest of the album, but I lost interest by the time their second album…

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PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

One of the most anticipated gigs at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival took place on the 4 Sound Stage quite early on during Friday. Some bands come out at the right time but still do not seem to be in the right place at the right time or just don’t have the luck that is required to hit big commercially. It is safe to say this is the case for the Dutch veterans in Picture. The…

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