Photo Gallery: Metal Assault Night Vol. 13 @ The Viper Room

Photos by C. Jones

October 25th 2017, The Viper Room, West Hollywood CA: Vol. 13 of our series of Metal Assault Night events at The Viper Room took place last Wednesday October 25th, and featured the power-packed lineup of hometown favorites Huntress and Edge Of Paradise, UK all-female hard rock group Joanovarc, and San Diego traditional metal duo Tzimani. Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Metal Assault Night Vol. 13 @ The Viper Room”

Judas Priest announces New Album and North American Tour with Saxon & Black Star Riders

Metal gods Judas Priest have announced that their 18th full-length studio album ‘Firepower’ will be released in early 2018. In addition, they have revealed North American tour dates, with support acts Saxon and Black Star Riders. Check out the dates below. Continue reading “Judas Priest announces New Album and North American Tour with Saxon & Black Star Riders”

Megadeth announces ‘A Tout Le Monde’ Beer Anniversary Party & Dave Mustaine Meet-n-Greet at Grill ‘Em All Alhambra

Megadeth have just announced that frontman Dave Mustaine will make an appearance at the metal-themed Grill ‘Em All restaurant in Alhambra, California on Monday October 23rd between 8 and 9 PM, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Megadeth’s ‘A Tout Le Monde’ beer. Please note, Dave will be signing free promo photos only, and no other merch items. Continue reading “Megadeth announces ‘A Tout Le Monde’ Beer Anniversary Party & Dave Mustaine Meet-n-Greet at Grill ‘Em All Alhambra”

Album Review: Jason Kui – Absence of Words

By Ryan Falla

Jason Kui is a Hong Kong based virtuoso guitarist and product of inspirations spanning from John Petrucci to Eddie Van Halen. With his debut solo record, ‘Absence of Words’ finally coming to America, we get to experience the culmination of many dreams finally come true. Jason Kui has spent much of his young career as a session guitarist both live and in studio, in fact he just finished a 100+ date tour as the lead guitarist for a popular Hong Kong based act. Continue reading “Album Review: Jason Kui – Absence of Words”

Album Review: Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence

By Rosie Walker

Trivium was just a handful of high school students when they started out nearly 20 years ago. Having released seven full-length albums since then, this Florida-based band has made a pretty big name for themselves. They are considered to be one of the more noteworthy acts to come out of the new wave of American heavy metal movement. The fact that they are still evolving as a band shows their bravery, hard work ethic, and exploratory spirit. As they prepared to unleash their newest creation, ‘The Sin and the Sentence’, many waited in high anticipation. This eighth studio album which came out today, October 20, through Roadrunner Records, might have some of their fans in for a surprise. Continue reading “Album Review: Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence”

Album Review: Antisect – The Rising of the Lights

By Ryan Falla

Some bands never go out of style, even bands that have been disbanded for over twenty years. Anarcho-punk band Antisect was founded in 1983 and, despite disbanding within a decade, has come back in full force with their new record ‘The Rising of the Lights’. Even though it’s been exactly thirty years since their last record release, Antisect has come back harder and stronger than ever. Not only is this as gritty as punk can get, Antisect intentionally subverts the norm of aged punk musicians milking their old form for the sake of relevancy. Continue reading “Album Review: Antisect – The Rising of the Lights”