Light This City Had a Mini-Reunion This Weekend, Watch Them Perform “The Unwelcome Savior” Live

Modern Melodic Death Metal legends Light This City reunited briefly on stage for a rare performance this weekend at a show in Redwood City, California! The band played at The Hub Saturday on 4/20, 2024. Darkness Everywhere, featuring members of Light This City, opened for Crepuscle and The Hunt, and were joined by their former LTC members vocalist Laura Nichol and guitarist Steve Hoffman. The band bands for a performance of “The Unwelcome Savior!” Laura Nichol of LTC and other projects recently did a feature on a new Darkness Everywhere single and music video “The Architect of Misery,” which was also performed, from their upcoming new album To Conquer Eternal Damnation, dropping on May 10th from Creator-Destructor Records. Watch these videos, shot by Ghost Cult’s Anita Frausto, below! Continue reading

Dream Theater Announce 40th Anniversary Tour 2024-2025 with Their Reunited Classic Lineup This Fall


A tour announcement that has been fourteen years in the making, GRAMMY®-winning, progressive music titans Dream Theater are announcing their 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 – 2025. The tour – presented as An Evening With Dream Theater – is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy’s return to the lineup joining vocalist James LaBrie, bassist John Myung, guitarist John Petrucci, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The European leg consists of stops in 23 cities and kicks off on October 20th and runs through November 24th. Dream Theater will be performing classics and fan favorites from their catalog in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music. More information on all tickets and VIP packages can be found at the link below. Continue reading

All Shall Perish Reveal More Details About Their Reunion

All Shall Perish has revealed more details about their upcoming reunion this spring. In addition to the Big Texas Metal Fest in May, the band will also perform at the just announced Inkcarceration Festival 2024 in Ohio this July. The current lineup of the band includes vocalist Eddie Hermida, guitarists Christ Storey and Ben Orum, and drummer Matthew Kuykendall. So far the band has not commented on who will be on bass guitar. This will be their first shows in over 11 years. Read a comment from the band below. Continue reading

Porno For Pyros Announce 30th Anniversary “Horns, Thorns En Halos” 2023 Tour

Jane’s Addiction, by Meg Loyal Photography


Legendary alternative rock band Porno for Pyros has announced their first full scale tour in ages this fall with the 30th Anniversary “Horns, Thorns En Halos” 2023 tour dates: Tickets will be available starting with presale beginning Wednesday, July 12. Additional presales will run in the week ahead with the general On-Sale on Friday, July 14 At 10 A.M. Local Time at the link below. The band has been in the studio recording new material for an as yet unannounced release. Last summer the band made a gigantic comeback at Welcome to Rockville, a headline show in LA, and Lollapalooza 2022, Perry Farrel’s original festival and tour creation.

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Shadows Fall is Working on New Music, but Has No Immediate Plans for a New Release

In a new interview with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed’s podcast The Jasta Show, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall shared a lot of past, present, and future details about the band. Shadows Fall is performing this weekend at Jasta’s rejuvenated Milwaukee Metalfest this weekend. Among the many anecdotes and stories shared by Brian, including previous reunion shows at the Worcester Palladium, Blue Ridge Rock Fest and Furnace Fest, he volunteered that the band is working on “the skeletons” of parts for new songs and promised some new “Shadows Fall music down the road.” Additionally, the band is not currently signed to a label, so Fair said the band will listen to all offers, but also doesn’t yet have a timetable currently for a release. The two-hour conversation is one of the most hilarious and informative Jasta episodes of late, so check it out and read Brian’s comments below.

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Forbidden Reunites With a New Lineup, Set to Perform at Alcatraz Festival 2023


After teasing it for a while on social media, classic Bay Area Thrash band Forbidden has announced a reunion. Forbidden’s lineup now features original guitarist Craig Locicero and bassist Matt Camacho, guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Testament, ex-Nevermore), drummer Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head, ex-Testament), and vocalist Norman Skinner (Niviane). Forbidden’s will perform at Belgium’s Alcatraz Metal Festival in August, as their first show back. Past notable members include founding vocalist Russ Anderson, Robb Flynn (part of the Forbidden Evil lineup and release), Gene Hoglan, Paul Bostaph, Tim Calvert (RIP), Glen Avelais, and others. Forbidden’s last album was the excellent Omega Wave in 2010.

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Watch Them Crooked Vultures Play Their First Gig in 12 Years at The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London

Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures reunited for the first time since 2010 to play a three-song set at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute
Concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The band played one original “Gunman” and two covers. They opened with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by
Elton John, and closed with “Long Slow Goodbye” by Queens of The Stone Age.

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Porno For Pyros Are Working on Writing and Recording New Music

Jane’s Addiction, by Meg Loyal Photography

This is not a drill! Following their gigantic comeback at Welcome to Rockville, a headline show in LA and Lollapalooza 2022, Perry Farrel’s (Jane’s Addiction) Porno For Pyros is working on new music and recording it for an as yet unannounced release. This news comes from a social media post from guitarist Peter DiStefano, anda photo of Peter and Perry together!

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The Original Misfits Book Halloween Headline Show in Dallas with Alice Cooper

Hardcore Punk legends The Original Misfits have booked a headline show in Dallas, their only headline show of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The Original Misfits features singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, supported by special guest Alice Cooper and The Distillers. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the link below. Misfits will headline Riot Fest 2022, along with My Chemical Romance.

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The Mars Volta Share Their First Single and New Music Video in Over 10 Years – “Blacklight Shine”

Long in the works, the progressive post-hardcore band The Mars Volta has reunited and has shared their comeback single “Blacklight Shine” online, and a corresponding music video. The band’s fans began lining up in Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA this past Sunday to be among the first to hear new music from the long-defunct Texan group. The unique art and music installation – the Voltacube pooped up in Los Angeles on Sunday. This is the band’s first new music in over ten years, since the release of their Noctourniquet, album in 2012. The video was directed by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Omar Rodríguez-López! Stream and purchase the track now and watch the video here! Continue reading