THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

In August of 2017 I purchased tickets to see The Iron Maidens and finally my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to see them live in Dallas this past Saturday! The show consisted of three cover bands total. The first was a local Dio cover band called Holy Dyver. I am not a Dio fan, so I can’t rate the accuracy with which they covered the songs. But I know that they played…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

Thoughts in advance of the Epica show: On an absolutely atrocious night of rain in Glasgow where roads round about were closed causing traffic chaos Dutch symphonic metallers Epica brought their United Principle tour to the ABC 1. Despite all that, there was a healthy crowd that turned up to catch the band play a set that centred around their last album The Holographic Principle. I confess that I found it a difficult album to…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their time on creating an album. Since inception, Tomorrow’s Outlook has issued only one album, the full-length 34613 in February of…

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WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

WHITE FOXX – Come Pet The Foxx (Album Review)

Are you familiar with bands like Cinderella, Britny Fox, Tangier and Heaven’s Edge? Ever heard of White Foxx? You will probably say yes to the first question and there is a high probability you will say no to the second. Still, there are a lot of similarites between all these bands which shared musical vision, played the same club circuit and even shared lots members. White Foxx played an important part in Philadelphia’s metal scene…

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AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

High expectations don’t scratch the surface of my anticipation of the forthcoming effort from The Amorettes – Born To Break. Their previous release, White Hot Heat in 2016 found its way into my best 10 albums of the year. And I still spin it from time to time. Great gym workout tunes. Fast furious and simple. If AC/DC were female. It is said that they are “like Airbourne with Joan Jett as a front woman”…

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MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Cold Star Dancer (Album Review)

MAVERICK – Changes Hard rocking Northern Irishmen Maverick return with their third full-length album, Cold Star Dancer, and basically, carry on from where they left off with 2016’s Big Red. There have been a couple of line-up changes with guitarist Terry McHugh leaving the band and drummer Jonathan Millar replacing Mike Ross but the rock on which this band is built still remains in the shape of the Balfour brothers, David on vocals and Ryan…

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ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

This is a bit of an elusive event for me. Knowing the day I had laid out before the concert, I expected I may not make it. For the second time. I was on target to see ROSS THE BOSS at Legions of Metal in May of 2017. That day didn’t pan out either and I departed the venue prior to his headlining set. Never the less I find myself on the Toronto subway heading…

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DEMONS SING OF THE END – Take Life By The Throat And Scream (Album Review)

DEMONS SING OF THE END – Take Life By The Throat And Scream (Album Review)

When I hear the phrase “one-man band” I always think of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. Yeah, I’m weird. Well, it ain’t ole Dick here, that’s for sure. Welcome to Demons Sing Of The End, a one-man band from London, UK. Created and helmed by Rob Lewis who carries out all aspects of writing and recording. While the band’s moniker is quite the mouthful, the debut album’s title, Take Life By The Throat And…

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