INTERVIEW: Lionheart Guitarist Steve Mann on Crafting Hard Rock Magic for “The Grace Of A Dragonfly”


In this episode, guitarist Steve Mann of the British hard rock band Lionheart (ft. ex-members of Iron Maiden, Shy, Grand Slam, The Sweet, MSG, Pat Travers) checks in with Keefy. Steve dives into the creative process behind the album and the band’s journey in crafting their signature hard rock sound. Their new album “The Grace Of A Dragonfly,” is now available on Metalville Records. Continue reading


Watch Fan-Filmed Video of Metallica’s Kick-Off Concert of the M72 World Tour 2024 from Munich Germany


Metallica kicked off year two of their M72 World Tour Friday, May 24th in Munich Germany! The band continues to tour behind their 2023 album 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings, read our review here) performing deep cuts, and hits. The band played Friday night in the pouring rain that set the mood, as well some well timed lightning strikes. The weekend’s events features two different shows, with no repeated songs in the set list either night, along with other events, including their extended merch pop-up shops their M72 Takeover Weekend! Check our our review of the St. Louis weekend last year, and videos from the first show of the year!

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Watch Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) Learn To Play Danny Carey’s Drums from “Pneuma” by Tool


Mike Portnoy world-renowned drummer of Dream Theater, and other bands such as The Winery Dogs, Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo, and Neal Morse and others has met his match as a drummer! Mike has tried to learn “Pneuma” one of the pinnacle songs from the latest album by Tool, Fear Inoculum. Watch this video from Drumeo with Mike learning and play the songs, while paying tribute to Tool drummer Danny Carey!

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INTERVIEW: Devour The Day Talks About “Nobody Owns Me” and Working with Egypt Central, and More


In this episode, Blake and Joey of the hard rock band Devour The Day, as they discuss their latest single “Nobody Owns Me” featuring Egypt Central. Explore the dynamic chemistry and creative synergy between these two groups that brought “Nobody Owns Me” to life. All of this music is leading to an eventual new full-length album! The band already has another recent single out, which you can hear in the form of their new single “Empty!”Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Maryland Deathfest XIX Pre-fest Live at Baltimore Sound Stage and Ram’s Head Live


21 years. It has been 21 years since the first Maryland Deathfest, which I was fortunate enough to be at. I wasn’t much into death and black metal at the time, but time has changed me and now I cannot get enough. Back then it was a three-day event, but now in 2024, it is four days plus a fifth day for the pre-fest. And that’s what I’m going to tell you about, the pre-fest for Maryland Deathfest XIX!Continue reading


Bring Me The Horizon Share a Video for “Top 10 staTues tHat CriEd bloOd” and Surprise Drop Their New Album



UK behemoths, Bring Me The Horizon, have surprise released their new album, NeX GEn, via Columbia Records. On May 23rd, they announced through social media that the full-length would come out at midnight ET time. It is the latest chapter in a series to be revealed, following on from 2020’s POST HUMAN: Survival Horror. They have also just shared a lyric video for “Top 10 staTues tHat CriEd bloOd.” Keep reading below for the video and more information.
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The Last Martyr Drop Their New Single and Video “The Nihilist” ft. Rivilin



Melbourne cyberpop metalcore outfit, The Last Martyr, have just unleashed their heavy new track, “The Nihilist.” Featuring additional vocals from Brisbane emo rap artist, Rivilin, the track holds the warning that in desperation, humans will cling to something – anything – in order to feel a sense of control. Check out the video for “The Nihilist” and more in the article below.
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PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 5-24-24


Check out what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal!

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