SELENE – The Ravages Of Time (Album Review)

SELENE – The Ravages Of Time (Album Review)

Selene hails from the land of my ancestors, Northern Ireland, which is surprising to me. On June 23rd 2017 Selene will release their 2nd full-length album. With many lesser known Symphonic Metal bands throughout the world, it is not easy to achieve the worldwide status of bands like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Delain, Xandria, Leaves’ Eyes and Sirenia. I was asked to write about Selene‘s up coming independent release, The Ravages Of Time. Even though I…

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JUNKYARD and LITTLE CAESAR Live in Indy (Concert Review)

JUNKYARD and LITTLE CAESAR Live in Indy (Concert Review)

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Every once in a while, all the pieces fall into place, and something really cool happens… Earlier this year, my husband’s favorite band, Junkyard, were announced to be playing at The Rockpile in Toronto. Since Chris (my husband) had been spending so much time in Canada, while we were working on my immigration to the US, and Junkyard being his favorite North American band, we figured it was a…

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RICHIE KOTZEN – Salting Earth (Album Review)

RICHIE KOTZEN – Salting Earth (Album Review)

Unless you are a hardcore fan like I am, you probably have missed the happenings in the Richie Kotzen camp over the last 3 decades.  You may know him as a “guitar god”. You may remember he was a member of Poison and Mr. Big.  You may know he is in The Winery Dogs with Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy and that this supergroup released an INCREDIBLE 2 albums (The Winery Dogs and Hot Streak). …

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SIRENIA – Live in Toronto May 17th 2017 (Concert Review)

SIRENIA – Live in Toronto May 17th 2017 (Concert Review)

As I discovered Symphonic Metal only 3 years ago, I went on the search to find out when this style of music came around and what took so long for me to find it. I came across bands like Nightwish, who are legends of this style, and also found Epica, Within Temptation, Tristiana, Leaves’ Eyes, Delain, Xandria and the list goes on. One band that has stood out more for me than any is a…

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TYTAN – Justice Served (Album Review)

TYTAN – Justice Served (Album Review)

It’s amazing the music discovery avenues we have in this day and age of the internet. There are the pros and cons, of course, overloading with music, missing the feeling of flipping through albums. cassettes, CDs in the shop for hours etc. But the doors are opened up worldwide to bands and albums that you may never have had access to before. And for the record, I for one still purchase music the old fashioned…

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DANZIG – Black Laden Crown (Album Review)

DANZIG – Black Laden Crown (Album Review)

If there is an upside to music sales being in the toilet it’s the artists have fewer people to answer to and typically can do a record because they are inspired to do so and can do it the way they want. That never really applied to Glenn Danzig or any of his projects.  From the Misfits to Samhain to Danzig, he’s managed to make his path as he chose without a lot of outside…

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Welcome to the Theater Of Dimensions! An Email Interview With XANDRIA

Welcome to the Theater Of Dimensions! An Email Interview With XANDRIA

I had the chance to see Xandria headline recently at The Garrison in Toronto. I wanted to sit down and talk to Xandria about their new album and first headlining tour of North America. With bad timing, things didn’t work out but the next best thing is having the band answer our questions through email. Thanks to Gerit, Philip, and Dianne to take time out of their busy schedule and answer our questions. 1 – Theater Of…

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KIP WINGER Acoustic Concert Review (Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta)

KIP WINGER Acoustic Concert Review (Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta)

In the 80’s, if you were into hard rock, then you were for sure familiar with Winger and their string of hits flooding radio and MTV, tunes like “Seventeen,” “Miles Away,” and “Headed For A Heartbreak.” Many dismissed the band and its leader Kip Winger as mere hair band pinups. To those of us in the know, this was complete and absolute bullshit. Anyone with half an ear who has listened to these records or…

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XANDRIA/KOBRA and the LOTUS/ONCE HUMAN – Live in Toronto May 13th 2017

XANDRIA/KOBRA and the LOTUS/ONCE HUMAN – Live in Toronto May 13th 2017

Xandria from Germany brought their first headlining North American tour to Toronto at The Garrison May 13th, 2017. First hearing Xandria in 2014 with their release of Sacrificium I was able to catch them open for Delain and Sonata Arctica. That was a tease with Xandria only playing 5 tracks as the opening band. This time around Toronto was able to see a full set and over an hour of Xandria. First up on this…

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Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle

Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle

Stevie Rachelle joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around Goes Around. In this long-form discussion, Stevie discusses the circumstances that led to him fronting TUFF. Originally from Wisconsin, Rachelle was bitten by the bug early and headed west to Los Angeles in search of fame. However, it’s not instant success. In this talk, Rachelle reflects on his audition with TUFF, what led to his hiring, and the band’s rise…

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