MAX and IGGOR CAVALERA – Return to Roots Australia (Concert Review)

MAX and IGGOR CAVALERA – Return to Roots Australia (Concert Review)

The last time I saw the Cavalera brothers play together on a stage, was during the 1996 Roots tour at the Newport Centre in Wales. A gig which no one knew at the time would be their final outing together as Sepultura. Fast forward twenty years and one half of Sepultura has come together once again, to wow the unwashed masses with a complete run through of their seminal album Roots. The setting for this triumphant…

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MICHAEL SWEET: The voice of STRYPER (Concert Review)

MICHAEL SWEET: The voice of STRYPER (Concert Review)

Michael Sweet – Solo acoustic tour Goldfield Trading Post 9/30/2017 Sacramento, CA While Stryper is on a bit of a hiatus, the energetic Michael Sweet never stops.  This man can’t stand still for a minute.  Whether it’s continually touring or releasing new music yearly under the monikers of Stryper, Michael Sweet, Sweet & Lynch, etc. etc. etc., obviously Sweet doesn’t believe in the statement that “Rock is dead!” Although I’ve seen 300+ shows in my…

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The British Invasion – SAXON/UFO in Toronto (Concert Review)

The British Invasion – SAXON/UFO in Toronto (Concert Review)

The British Invasion was in full force this week in Toronto as the Saxon/UFO co-headlining tour rolled through. This was a dream bill for me personally. That’s the only way to sum it up. The names of both Saxon and UFO appear in my full sleeve tattoo depicting a guitar case “stickered” with the logos of some fave bands. Both bands have been with me in listening rotations for years upon years. Both bands are…

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TRUCKER DIABLO – Fighting For Everything (Album Review)

TRUCKER DIABLO – Fighting For Everything (Album Review)

Sometimes rock is just rock. It doesn’t need to fit into an overly dramatized subcategory. And it’s not dead. Not even close. Ireland’s Trucker Diablo is such. They are just rock. Good rock. Hard rock. Rock that’ll have your toes tapping. Or headbanging. Or even up on the dance floor, groovin’. My road to discovery took place back in 2013. Seems like a lifetime ago. The record company imposed upon me a new album. Back then…

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STONE SOUR Destroys the Myth – Show Review

STONE SOUR Destroys the Myth – Show Review

Stone Sour Hydrograd Tour Myth Nightclub 9/27/2017 Saint Paul, MN Don’t call it a side project! Touring in support of their sixth studio record, it’s safe to say that Stone Sour is more than something Corey Taylor uses to kill time between Slipknot records. The Hydrograd Tour made a stop in the Saint Paul suburb of Maplewood at the Myth Nightclub. Next to a shopping mall and surrounded by strip malls, a Best Buy and…

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Stalking a Band Called DIEMONDS (Concert Review/Blog)

Stalking a Band Called DIEMONDS (Concert Review/Blog)

I have a passion. Some would say an addiction. Downright crazy they may say. Even fucked up. Perhaps I do need help. For as many as understand, there are twice that that just don’t get it. I am a hard rock and heavy metal music fan. Let’s go back to addict. It’s not wrong. It makes me happy. More than that, its necessary to get through the day. Perhaps akin to that junkie with the…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 3 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 3 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 2 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 2 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree, but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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TONY WRIGHT – Bannerman’s Edinburgh (Concert Review)

TONY WRIGHT – Bannerman’s Edinburgh (Concert Review)

There are things which are almost impossible to do in life. Things like touching your chin with your tongue, raising one eyebrow independent of the other, tickling yourself or indeed leave a Tony Wright (solo or with Terrorvision) show without a massive grin on your face! With great songs, some of the catchiest choruses ever written and some very humorous banter surrounding those, a fun night is always guaranteed. This was Tony in acoustic form…

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