Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with most of the guys in Locked In A Vacancy! They released their recent EP “Before The Dawn” in December, 2023. They were a key band in the New York Hardcore, Metal, and Death Metal scene in the late nineties and early 2000s, and have opened for the likes of Hatebreed, Biohazard, Candiria, Cryptopsy, Dying Fetus, The Haunted, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao, and many others. We chatted with the band about their comeback, signing with Fuzz Therapy Records, a chat about the Metalcore and Deathcore genres (starting with Bronx Deathcore), keeping the fun in Metal, and much more!Continue reading
At this stage in their career, Lamb of God can pretty much do what they want, when they want. And the Virginia natives have found a winning formula with their sound, which has been honed over nearly thirty years since they began life as Burn The Priest. Since the name change at the beginning of the millennium, Lamb of God have proven themselves as one of the premier contemporary metal bands, progressing from their earlier more death metal style, into the kings of modern groove metal, which has seen multiple Grammy nominations and some almighty tours including this year’s monster outing with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames, which they are about to follow up with the likes of Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Spiritbox and Suicide Silence in support. (Read our reviews here and here).
I took a ride over to the Gramercy Theater in NYC to catch the Brothers In Arms tour featuring Drowning Pool and Ill Niño with support from HED.PE and Evolution Empire. While I have been long time fan of Drowning pool, this was my first time seeing them and any of the bands on this bill.