BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint (Album Review)

BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint (Album Review)

When Buckcherry launched on the scene in 1999, they were poised to be the next big down ‘n’ dirty hard rock band. From The Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Aerosmith to Guns n’ Roses, Buckcherry had the same attitude and swagger. Somewhere along the way, it just didn’t happen though. They stood out, faded away, came back stronger, but just haven’t been able to sustain their success since ’15. Their newest album is Warpaint. Prior…

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Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows (Retro CD Review)

Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows (Retro CD Review)

20 years ago, before melting our faces with Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde released his solo debut, Book of Shadows. This led to my friends and I witnessing one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. It was a small venue. It seemed like an eternity as roadies lit the candles all over the stage. Finally, the show began. Two men with acoustic guitars playing by candlelight. He actually recreated the mood and vibe of…

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Judas Priest – Battle Cry (Live CD Review)

Judas Priest – Battle Cry (Live CD Review)

You all know the story. Judas Priest announces their Epitaph World Tour in 2011 – 2012 would be their last. Right before the tour started, K.K. Downing left the band. 31-year-old Richie Faulkner replaced him and seemed to inject new life into the band. They went on to release a new CD, Redeemer of Souls and even toured to supported it. Not only did they tour, but they played 130 shows in 33 countries! This…

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Thunderstone – Apocalypse Again (Album Review)

Thunderstone – Apocalypse Again (Album Review)

There’s something about a band reuniting with its lead singer that just adds an extra level of excitement. There are plenty of examples. Rob Halford and Judas Priest. Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden. Vince Neil and Motley Crue. David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Joey Belladonna and Anthrax. The list goes on and on. Similarly, Finnish power metal band Thunderstone returns after a six-year hiatus with their original singer Pasi Rantanen back in the fold….

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Gundriver CD Review By MetalKate

Gundriver CD Review By MetalKate

  I first stumbled on Gundriver, about a year and a half ago, at the Rockpile, in Toronto. I was helping my friend Ethan at his merch stand and the guys from Gundriver were right beside me working their table. Both Ethan Brosh and Gundriver were opening for Michael Schenker, that night. The Gundriver guys were cracking me up the whole night so I was already a fan of them as people, but when they…

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