Photo Gallery: Metal Assault Night Vol. 9 @ The Viper Room

Photos by Matt Nielson

August 16th 2017, The Viper Room, West Hollywood CA: Volume #9 of our series of Metal Assault Nights at The Viper Room took place last Wednesday, boasting of the heaviest of heavy lineups comprising four excellent LA bands, with longstanding stoner doom band Crowned By Fire as the headline act plus fast-rising stoner/sludge trio Ironaut, all-female Motörhead tribute act Motorbäbe, and one of the finest in the LA underground for a few years, Warchief. In terms of the turnout as well as the bands’ performances, the event lived up to expectations and then some, and if you missed it, you’d serve yourselves well to catch these bands next time. Our man Matt Nielson was on site to capture these great photos for us. Enjoy them below, and mark your calendars for the next Metal Assault Night at The Viper Room, Thursday August 31st! Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Metal Assault Night Vol. 9 @ The Viper Room”

Ticket Giveaway: Marty Friedman @ House Of Blues Anaheim

Metal guitarist extraordinaire Marty Friedman is currently touring North America in support of his scorching new solo album ‘Wall Of Sound’, with opening acts Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant. The tour hits Southern California for a show at the Parish Room inside the House Of Blues Anaheim on Sunday August 27th. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Marty Friedman @ House Of Blues Anaheim”

Album Review: Ruby The Hatchet – Planetary Space Child

By Ryan Falla

Philadelphia based psych rock band Ruby The Hatchet brings us some intensely tripped-out grooves with their third record ‘Planetary Space Child’. With any successful psych rock band, the psychedelic elements take the forefront over anything else. Within their deeply laid back grooves is a fire that elevates them to a higher level. The production on ‘Planetary Space Child’ drives a great strength into Ruby the Hatchet. Much like Deep Purple, Ruby The Hatchet is a band that drives psychedelic grooves with a rock n’ roll fire that elevates the music beyond simple psych rock. Continue reading “Album Review: Ruby The Hatchet – Planetary Space Child”

GWAR Announces North American Fall Tour with Ghoul, Doyle, He Is Legend & U.S. Bastards

In support of their new album ‘The Blood Of Gods’ (out 10/20 via Metal Blade), GWAR will embark on an extensive North American tour this Fall, with Ghoul and U.S. Bastards supporting all shows, with additional support from Doyle on the first leg and He Is Legend on the second leg. Tickets go on sale this Friday August 18th. Check out the dates below. Continue reading “GWAR Announces North American Fall Tour with Ghoul, Doyle, He Is Legend & U.S. Bastards”

Five Decades and Counting: Alice Cooper & Deep Purple play Sold-Out Los Angeles Show

Review & photos by Andrew Bansal

August 13th 2017, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA: Two legendary classic hard rock bands that have been in existence for nearly five decades and have inspired several subsequent generations of rock and metal bands, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper embarked on a North American co-headline tour in August 2017, with Edgar Winter Band as the support act. While Deep Purple continues the “long goodbye” tour, Alice Cooper is supporting his 2017 full-length release ‘Paranormal’, and of course, playing all the hits. After the kickoff show in Las Vegas on Saturday the 12th, the touring party arrived in Los Angeles for a sold-out show at the picturesque Greek Theatre on Sunday August 13th. Continue reading “Five Decades and Counting: Alice Cooper & Deep Purple play Sold-Out Los Angeles Show”

Ticket Giveaway: Dead Cross @ Observatory North Park & El Rey

Dead Cross, the new band featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Mike Crain (Retox) and Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), released their crushing self-titled debut record on August 4th and the week after, embarked on a North American headline tour. After annihilating Orange County last Thursday the 10th, they will circle back to Southern California for shows at The Observatory North Park in San Diego on Saturday August 19th and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday August 21st, with touring support act Secret Chiefs 3. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Dead Cross @ Observatory North Park & El Rey”