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Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood’ Album Review

Photo Credit: F Scott Schafer There have been rock songs inspired by horror movies going at least back to “Monster Mash”, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s 1962 classic, while horror imagery and themes have always played a major role in heavy metal, going back to Black Sabbath’s early days (and obviously through artists like Alice Cooper). However,… Read more

2016 Throwback Gallery: Rock Allegiance Festival (Day Two)

‘Rock Allegiance’ Festival 9/18/16 at Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania Anthrax Chevelle Crobot Death Angel Devour The Day Ghost HELLYEAH Killswitch Engage Kyng Of Mice & Men Pierce The Veil Sevendust Slayer Twelve Foot Ninja Volbeat  Photography by: Steve Trager

2014 Throwback Gallery: Self Help Fest

‘Self Help Fest’ at Festival Pier Penn’s Landing 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Motionless in White Bring Me The Horizon The Story So Far The Wonder Years August Burns Red Crown The Empire  Photography by: Steve Trager    

Silverstein – ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wyatt Clough Ten studio albums in and Alberta, Canada’s Silverstein have yet to achieve any notable commercial success. Their 2015 release I Am Alive in Everything I Touch did go Top 20 in their native land (and Top 40 in the US), but otherwise the world has been slow in taking notice of the band. Part of it could be a degree of name… Read more

Four Year Strong – ‘Brain Pain’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lupe Bustos On the track “Get Out of My Head” from their seventh album Brain pain, Worchester, Massachusetts band Four Year Strong sing: “You want me to burn out but I’d rather fade away.” It takes more than just a bit of chutzpah to paraphrase a lyric (“It’s better to burn out than to fade away”) with so much… Read more