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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GOODBYE JUNE / BADFLOWER – Triple Rock Social Club

GOODBYE JUNE / BADFLOWER – Triple Rock Social Club

For those familiar with my writing for Decibel Geek or listeners of the Cobras & Fire Podcast may be aware of my affinity for some of rock’s rising stars like Goodbye June and Badflower. So when it was announced those two bands were embarking on a co-headlining tour across a pretty sizeable stretch of the United States, it should come as no surprise I was pleased to see a tour stop 15 minutes from my…

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Northern Invasion 2017 – Act III (Festival Review)

Northern Invasion 2017 – Act III (Festival Review)

As the calendar turns to May, we note the unofficial start to what we now call Festival Season.  As part of the Worlds Loudest Month, the third annual Northern Invasion Festival has come and gone to small western Wisconsin town of Somerset.  The Somerset Amphitheater has become an early May destination for rock and metal fans alike as it has hosted Northern Invasion since it’s inception in 2015.  Every year as the lineups for these…

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