FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival, Live at Crew Stadium Part 1


Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival returned to Columbus, Ohio for the first time after taking three gap years.

Let’s begin with a little context. The inaugural instance of Sonic Temple was in 2019. Leading up to the event, festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) had discontinued an arrangement with AEG Presents to jointly produce Rock On The Range, the festival in Columbus, Ohio that Sonic Temple replaced. So, Sonic Temple needed to be different enough from Rock On The Range to dispel any raised eyebrows about the move. DWP also broke off ties at about the same time with AEG for their jointly created Carolina Rebellion festival and started a new one in its place called Epicenter. While those moves might have been sound business decisions, it still turned out to be a tough year for DWP festivals.

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual Edition LIVE Rock and Metal News Show 3-31-23


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch

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KISS Books The Final Dates of “The End Of The Road Tour” – Last Ever Shows Planned for Madison Square Garden

Today, rock n roll legends KISS announced the absolute final shows of their final tour, The End Of The Road Tour. Produced by Live Nation, these final show dates will kick off this October and culminate in a massive show in the city where it all began for KISS. New York City has been a part of the band’s ethos and storyline for more than four decades, so they felt it fitting to culminate an iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-worthy career on stage at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

Funko to Releases its POP! Vinyl Figure of Black Sabbath Singer Ronnie James Dio

Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has finally released the POP Rocks! Vinyl Collecable figure of iconic Heavy Metal singer for Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his solo career- Ronnie James Dio. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Alice In Chains, PanterA, Dee Snider, Twisted Sister, a set of the guys in Twizted, Glow in The Dark Iron Maiden, and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Avatar – Dance Devil Dance


The opening strains to Avatar’s Dance Devil Dance (Thirty Tigers/Black Waltz Records) harken to southern rock. It hugs you like an old pair of Levi’s. However, once the main riff starts, it’s a heady mixture of Rob Zombie, hard-driving German metal, and nu-metal. If that is not enough to pique your interest, before the first track is over, the vocalist Johannes Eckerström, reaches down deep and lets loose a Paul Stanley vocalization. This is the beauty of Avatar’s Dance Devil Dance. Within the same song, they combine a multitude of genres together.

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The Return of Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Lineup Features Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Puscifer, Jawbreaker, Beartooth, and More

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival is returning in 2023 for the first time in several years with Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Falling In Reverse, Chevelle, Puscifer, Beartooth, I Prevail, Jawbreaker, Sublime With Rome, Bullet For My Valentine, The Pretty Reckless, Pennywise, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, and many more. The full lineup is listed below.

An exclusive Sonic Temple presale for festival email subscribers begins Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fans who sign up for the Sonic Temple e-mail list before 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 10 will receive a dedicated code providing the first chance to buy festival passes. Fans can sign-up to get first access for the Early Bird presale by going to the link below: Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 112: Three 1980s KISS Records Ranked, with Danny of Torchlight Parade

GMP’s Nik and Keefy are joined for a chaser/series bonus round by repeat guest host Danny Nichols of Torchlight Parade, Bekmork, and Three Fourths Francis. We all discuss early 1980s KISS albums – “Unmasked” – “Music From The Elder” and “Creatures of the Night!”

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 110: KISS Part 3 – The Solo Albums, Dynasty, and All 1970s Albums Ranked From Worst to Best


This week we dive This week we our third installment of KISS in the 1970s era, and the bloom is off the rose big-time. Keefy and Nik debate a lot of Kisstory, discuss what is worse – “Kiss Meets The Phantom” or the other mega-cultural albatross – “The Star Wars ‘ Holiday Special!” We review all of the Kiss “solo” albums and “Dynasty” – Keefy’s personal hellscape in music.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 109: Kiss Pt 2 – Shout It Out Loud – The Middle Years

This week we dive into the (only) successful era of KISS and how they barely showed up for business when everything counted on it. It kind of makes sense why Gene and Paul worked so hard ever since. Also, Nik and Keefy from go Worldstar level 10 with their fights. Continue reading

Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More

After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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