ALBUM REVIEW: High On Fire – Cometh The Storm

Six years (where did that time go?) after their Grammy award-winning album Electric Messiah, comes High On Fire’s latest effort Cometh The Storm (MNRK heavy). Gone is the ferocious, Thrash-like assault of the last album, replacing it is their trademark sludgy, Stoner Metal, but with a broadened palette. Can this record live up to its revered predecessor? Continue reading

Acclaimed Rock and Metal Photographer Jeremy Saffer’s Event “Idol Worship: The Detournements Of Jeremy Saffer” Opens Today in Los Angeles

The images of globally acclaimed rock photographer, Jeremy Saffer take center stage at LA’s Exhibit A Gallery when a very special gallery event, “Idol Worship: The Detournements of Jeremy Saffer” will open today, on April 13th, 2024. This unique show, will showcase Saffer’s iconic photographs in a brand new way as his images serve as the canvas for over 30 of the world’s best multi-media artists. Continue reading

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler to be Interview at a Live Event Hosted by Brian Posehn at Colorado’s Gothic Theatre

2F9TEF1 English rock band Black Sabbath: guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne

In June 2023, famed Black Sabbath bassist, published his revealing autobiography, Into the Void. He is now getting ready for a live interview with comedian Brian Posehn, discussing the book, his life, and career. The event, dubbed Filling the Void, will take place at Englewood, Colorado’s Gothic Theatre on May 22, 2024. Keep reading below for more information.
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ALBUM REVIEW: My Dying Bride – A Mortal Binding

My Dying Bride might be the most important Doom band ever. Their second album Turn Loose The Swans (1993, Peaceville Records) redefined the genre, forsaking Sabbath worship, and creating a romantically depressing river of sonic darkness from which they sailed. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Mr. Big – Jared James Nichols Live at KK’s Steel Mill

You can always tell how busy KK’s Steel Mill is going to be by the amount of available parking spaces near the venue. Tonight there are none. Not a one. Forget being able to swing a cat, inside KK’s tonight there’s barely enough room to swing a tardigrade.Continue reading

Black Sabbath’s Classic Heavy Metal Song “Paranoid” Joins The “Blillions Club”

2F9TEF1 English rock band Black Sabbath: guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath has joined Spotify’s “Billions Club” with the band’s classic song “Paranoid”. The track, according to legend was written and recorded in 10 minutes at the end of the sessions for their second album Paranoid in 1970, joins Guns N Roses, ACDC, and Green Day as recent 2024 artists with new tracks on the list. The track was also a single and has been the closing song played at Many Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne solo concerts for decades. Other rock and metal tracks on the list include other tracks Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, Aerosmith’s “Dream On”, Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger”, Papa Roach’s “Last Resort”, Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City”, Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” and more. 500 songs, mostly Pop, Rap and Country have made the list so far. Billions Club is a playlist first launched in 2020 that includes all of the songs on Spotify that have surpassed one billion streams on the platform. After the achievement, Spotify gifts artists the Billions Club plaque.Continue reading

Supergroup Black Country Communion Shares a New Single and Video “Stay Free” – New Album “V” Incoming

Black Country Communion, the iconic rock supergroup featuring the talents of Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, V, available worldwide on June 14. To celebrate, fans are treated to the immediate release of the album’s heavy funk lead single, “Stay Free,” out today on all major streaming platforms. Watch a teaser for the upcoming music video here.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project

Bruce Dickinson. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, fencer, author, entrepreneur and brewmaster; television presenter, broadcaster, screenwriter, commercial airline pilot, cancer survivor, professor of history, plus actor.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Obsessed – Gilded Sorrow

Keyboard warriors, warmongering politicians and wicked women, Scott “Wino” Weinrich has got a bone to pick with all of you. He’s also got a truck-load of doom-soaked, monolithic, heavy-metal riffs to unleash. On Gilded Sorrow (Ripple Music), the latest album by metal road-warriors The Obsessed, Weinrich is taking names and kicking ass and he’s got the band and the studio sounds to inflict some sonic damage. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne, Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz are Nominated For The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Class 2024

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has seemingly favored fewer and fewer Rock bands and very few Metal bands. They have announced their nominees for the class of 2024 and it does include Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist, (he was inducted in 2006 with Black Sabbath) Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Oasis, on the Metal and Rock side along with Mariah Carey, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Kool & the Gang, A Tribe Called Quest, Sade, and Mary J. Blige are all potential inductees. The fan voting which only counts for 1% towards induction, is open now. Continue reading