ALBUM REVIEW: Accept – Humanoid


Being able to keep a steady line-up over the last few years has proven difficult for German metal legends Accept. With guitarist Wolf Hoffmann being the only remaining member from the glory days of the seventies and eighties, this current incarnation is the first time since 2014’s Blind Rage the band has maintained stability for two or more successive albums. And even then, they have been temporarily deprived of the services of touring guitarist Philip Shouse.Continue reading


AC/DC Announces Their Long-Awaited Power Up 2024 World Tour, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette) to Replace Cliff Williams on Bass


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AC/DC has finally announced their long awaited “Power Up” tour! The European tour will begin May 17th in Germany. More dates for the rest of the world are expected to be announced in time. Joining the core of the band co-founder guitarist Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, guitarist Stevie Young, and drummer Matt Laug (ex Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snake Pit) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette, Camp Freddy). The band last played at October’s PowerTrip Festival in Indio, California. It was their first show with Brian Johnson since 2016, now that he is recovered from his severe hearing loss issues. The band commented: “We are thrilled to finally announce the ‘Power Up’ European Tour. Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt will be joined by Chris Chaney to carry the torch for Cliff. “The tour will see us play shows across Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France & Ireland this Summer. We can’t wait to see you all out there.” All dates are a pre-sale link can be found below. Tickets go on sale on February 16th at 10:00 a.m. except * on sale at 11 a.m. local time on February 16 and ** on sale at 9 a.m. local time on February 16th!Continue reading


AC/DC is Teasing Their Much Anticipated 2024 World Tour


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Fueling the fire of speculation over many months, AC/DC is teasing something on their social media. This is likely the world tour they have been hinting at, with several dates already leaking out via some sources. The band last played at October’s PowerTrip Festival in Indio, California. It was their first show with Brian Johnson since 2016, now that he is recovered from his severe hearing loss issues. Bassist Cliff Williams is rumored to be stepping down again for the tour as well. He officially retired in 2016. The band released their acclaimed album PWRUP in 2020. The simple video has minimal visuals with a possible countdown element, perhaps meaning they will announce the tour on SuperBowl Sunday, February 11th, 2024.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Gems – Phoenix


After experiencing “creative differences” as part of Thundermother, Guernica Mancini, Emlee Johansson and Mona Lindgren left and formed The Gems – a three piece Rock band, and it is fair to say that this Swedish trio’s debut Phoenix (Napalm Records) is in similar territory to their previous vehicle: sixteen tracks of no frills Classic Rock built on chunky riffs and shoutalong choruses. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bad Touch – Bittersweet Satisfaction


Rock ‘n Roll quintet Bad Touch, hailing from Norfolk, England, are back with their fifth album, Bittersweet Satisfaction (Marshall Records). This time round they spent half a year making the record, tempering their balls-to-the-wall rock with polished hooks and a healthy portion of soul, the end result being a more rounded, earthy Classic Rock that still has plenty of bite. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 160: Nik and Keefy’s Late Year Vinyl Scores


For a chaser in between D.R.I. episodes Nik and Keefy unbox and review a ton of new records they have been buying!

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Goldenvoice Announces Schedule For Power Trip ft. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses, Tool, AC/DC, and Judas Priest


 

Goldenvoice today announced the schedule for Power Trip, the historic three-day event taking place October 6, 7, and 8 and bringing together six iconic bands that define loud and powerful music: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Judas Priest (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8). This unique night-time desert setting with unmatched concert production will amplify the experience beyond the traditional stadium or parking lot concert norm with three double-billed headlining performances. This is the most rocking line-up to ever perform in an unparalleled location for heavy music audiences looking for an unforgettable weekend escape. For more information about ticket types, packages, and more, head to powertrip.live.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – Kings of the Asylum


 

Two band names, three studio albums, one EP, a live album, and a change of vocalists. A lot has happened in the last few years for Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. From beginning life as a side project for the former Motörhead guitarist, performing covers under the somewhat less than attention-grabbing moniker of Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, the band announced a much-needed name change the following year and the improvement was both noticeable and immediate.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Megafauna – Olympico


Thirteen years later this band from Texas continues to evolve their sound. Now six albums into their career, they have not lost their taste for weirdness as their singer is quick to declare that it is “time to say goodbye to normal people “.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Vader – Krisiun – Decrepit Birth Live at the Sanctuary


Detroit has many pocket-sized music venues, and the Sanctuary is one of the city’s favorites. Settled in the hamlet of Hamtramck, right next to Motor City, this bitsy concert hall is a spot where fans can experience their beloved bands in a comfortable and intimate setting. Death Metal virtuosos, Vader are on the prowl in North America for their 40th Anniversary, and they brought their Revelation of the Wicked tour to town. Along with Death Metal heavyweights, Krisiun and Decrepit Birth, this lineup came to the Sanc ready to delight and destroy.Continue reading