Monday, 06 July 2015

William Control Does It For Himself

William Control Does It For Himself

Coal Chamber Returns With Rivals

The Return with Rivals

Metal Mania with Mushroomhead

Metal Mania with Mushroomhead

Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

Up In Flames

Up In Flames

Three Days Grace: On Being Human

Susan Hodges Grant talks with Three Days Grace

William Control Does It For Himself Coal Chamber Returns With Rivals Metal Mania with Mushroomhead Hail to the Chief Up In Flames Three Days Grace: On Being Human An After-Dinner Conversation with Scott Weiland
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Shattered Sun

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Shattered Sun is an up-and-coming metal-core band and I was extremely honored and proud to engage these new metal artists. Being a Hispanic and sharing a love for the genre made this interview a bit special. How so? The entire musical line of this band happens to be Hispanic. My conversation with vocalist Marcos Leal was quite insightful; we touched on a lot within a short period of time. The direction and future of this newly minted project was astonishing. Shattered Sun is a sextet hailing from the small town of Alice, Texas. Their sound provides hard hitting riffs laced with Leal's unique vocal assault. The band provides ripping arrangements tooled in advance by its founder and guitarist Daniel Trejo along with input from their drummer, Robert Garza, who lays down some fierce acrobatic drumming. I can assure you it's a collaborative effort as the vocalist describes it and the musical foundation is laid brick by brick. Shattered Sun is a true testimony to the hard driving sprit of its members, a definite cohesiveness that eludes many bands today. They've all grown up in an area riddled with violence, gangs and drugs. All too often we hear how the...


Chiodos: Devil

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Chiodos is back with a vengeance on their fourth album, "Devil". The band has produced a sonic masterpiece that takes the listener on a musical and emotional roller coaster ride. Original vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost are back in the fold, and form the twisting and turning track for the rest of the band to ride upon. Keyboardist Bradley Bell, bassist Matt Goddard, and guitarists Pat McManaman and Thomas Erak play with wild abandon and stellar technical prowess. Owens uses every facet of his vocal ability to deliver the full range of emotions necessary to match his lyrics. He is the rare vocalist who can sing softly and sweetly, loudly and angrily, and everything in between. "Devil" is full of great songs of all styles of rock.


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Jessie Hasek of 10 Years
Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:51    | Written by Evil Robb    PDF Print E-mail


Jewel nightclub in Manchester NH was filling up pretty early for tonight's headlining show by 10 Years. The band is touring in support of their latest record "From Birth to Burial" released in April. I caught up with Vocalist Jesse Hasek before the show quickly to talk about the making of the record. 

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ShockwaveFest 2015 - Day One: Swarm the North/Arkhaven/Palm Trees In Moscow/Black Rose/Sepia/Fire in Elysium/Faceplant@Fish Head Cantina--Arbutus, MD. 6/27/2015
Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:30    | Written by Sue Hodges Grant    PDF Print E-mail

So torrential rains, shrimp salad and crab dip made me miss the first few bands at ShockwaveFest 2015. The rain sucked, but Fish Head Cantina’s scrumptious shrimp salad and crab dip made my late excuse acceptable. (Well, if you lived in Arizona and lived for Maryland seafood, this excuse would be perfectly understandable.)

A friend suggested I check out Swarm the North, and fortuitously the band was setting up as I walked in. This quartet pounded out a solid six-song set that included a mix of old and new, with the old being a five-year-old “California (Here I Come)” to a newish “Tried and True,” “Don’t Act Surprised” and Wage Slaves.” Now these guys were but teenagers when they penned “California,” but the more recent material definitely showed maturity in songwriting and musicianship, and during the band’s set, they hit their headbanging stride with these newer songs. While standing in the back and watching the crowd, it was great to see the fans itching to start a pit (apparently Fish Head Cantina is a mosh-free zone), but audience members banged their heads to the thundering music as opposed to banging into one another.

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Styx's Lawrence Gowan
Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:21    | Written by Jay Oakley    PDF Print E-mail


Shockwave: You've got a tour going on right now with both Tesla and Def Leppard, how's that going for you?

Lawrence Gowan: It's a fantastic start. Probably the best summer tour we've ever had with the way the advance ticket sales have been on this run. The audiences have been huge and they seem to want to sing a lot of classic rock songs and we've got a bunch that we can play for them so it's all good.

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KNOTFEST Returns To San Manuel Ampitheater in San Bernardino, CA, October 23-25; Over 50 Of The Biggest Bands in Heavy Music To Rock 4 Epic Stages
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:57    | Written by Brandon Delano    PDF Print E-mail

KNOTFEST Returns To San Manuel Ampitheater in San Bernardino, CA, October 23-25; Over 50 Of The Biggest Bands in Heavy Music To Rock 4 Epic Stages
Lineup Includes: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Korn, Bring Me The Horizon, Mastodon, Trivium, Corrosion Of Conformity, Clutch, Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killa,Cannibal Corpse, Suicidal Tendencies, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR And Man
Early Bird Pre-Sale Tickets, Camping and VIP Packages On Sale Monday, June 29 at 10AM PST

KNOTFEST returns to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA this fall, with an unprecedented lineup of metal and heavy music titans, spread out over three nights.

The Slipknot-curated event, now in its third year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival), attracted over 50,000 fans in 2014, and looks to top that in 2015 with over fifty of the heaviest bands in the world, playing on four stages on Friday, October 23 (pre-party), Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.
Friday, 26 June 2015 19:13    | Written by Shockwave Staff    PDF Print E-mail


After Dave Grohl breaks his leg while performing in Sweden, people wonder if he will be able to do the shows he has booked throughout July and beyond. Well, here's an "Official statement" from the man himself. Will he do the July 4th "hometown" show? stay tuned here for the latest.

"Hey everyone….

Your old pal, Dave here. Bee people wondern a while, eh? It’s been one hell of a year, that’s for sure. Looks like we’ve got some serious catching up to do! Hmmm, let’s see…..where do I begin?

Drumroll, please….

The funniest thing happened to me the other day in Sweden!

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