Slayer & King Diamond Bring Mayhem To San Bernardino

Review by Lisa Burke

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June 27th 2015, San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino CA: The 2015 edition of the annual Mayhem Festival kicked off in San Diego on Friday June 26 2015, and arrived in San Bernardino the day after to attract Los Angeles area metalheads in large numbers. Unlike previous years which treated audiences to some notable smaller, upcoming bands and presented solid second and third stage headliners, the focus of attention this year was solely on the two main acts, Slayer and King Diamond. Our writer Lisa Burke was in attendance to give us an entertaining insight on how the event unfolded. Check it out below: Continue reading

Fireball Ministry Rock Viper Room

Review by Lisa Burke, photos by Matt Nielson

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June 26th 2015, The Viper Room, West Hollywood CA: Longstanding Los Angeles-based stoner rock outfit Fireball Ministry made a rare live appearance at an excellently attended Viper Room headine gig last Friday, along with instrumental doom trio Ironaut as the opening act. Our writer Lisa Burke and photographer Matt Nielson were in attendance.┬áCheck out Lisa’s review of the show along with Matt’s photos: Continue reading

Steel Panther Rock House Of Blues Sunset Strip For Night #2 Of ‘Threesome’

Review by Lisa Burke

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June 18th 2015, House Of Blues Sunset Strip, West Hollywood CA: Sunset Strip legends Steel Panther are in the midst of a ‘threesome’ of gigs at their soon-to-be-closed rock ‘n roll residence, bringing their unique show to loyal Los Angeles fans for just three more times at the House Of Blues this month. Our writer Lisa Burke was in attendance for night #2 on June 18 2015. Enjoy her review of the show below: Continue reading

Photo Gallery: ‘Metal For Nepal’ Benefit Show @ Complex

Photos by Karina Diane

DSC_8383 (Custom)June 13th 2015, Complex, Glendale CA: To benefit Metal For Nepal, a humanitarian project formed to help raise funds for the victims of the recent natural disasters in Nepal, four Los Angeles bands Kyng, 16, Thrown Into Exile and Kaustik performed at Complex in Glendale last Saturday June 13, for a gig put together by Church Of The 8th Day. Our photographer Karina Diane was in attendance to capture the show through her images. Check them out below: Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Alan Parsons @ Club Nokia

Photos by Carsten Steinhausen

09June 11th 2015. Club Nokia, Los Angeles CA: To prog rock fans, the name Alan Parsons needs no introduction. The producer/engineer extraordinaire known for his work with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Steven Wilson, has also carried out a prolific solo career as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the past four decades. Parsons presented a hefty dosage of this material on stage at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles last Thursday June 11th, including tunes off of classic albums such as ‘I Robot’ and ‘The Turn Of A Friendly Card’, and our photographer Carsten Steinhausen was in attendance to capture some great images for us. Enjoy them below (click to enlarge and enter gallery mode): Continue reading

Goatwhore Dominate The Roxy

Review by Lisa Burke

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June 14th 2015, The Roxy, West Hollywood CA: New Orleans’ finest extreme metal export Goatwhore embarked on a North American headline tour in June 2015 with support acts Ringworm, Black Breath and Theories, promising to bring to the masses the most crushing touring package of the year. Surrounding their 2014 Metal Blade Records full-length release ‘Constricting Rage Of The Merciless’, Goatwhore successfully completed some hi-profile tours like Metal Alliance and Summer Slaughter as a support act, but this time they’re delivering eagerly awaiting fans a full-on experience of the band’s on-stage monstrosity, with weapons old and new from their six-album arsenal. The tour visited Los Angeles for a gig at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Sunday June 14, and our writer Lisa Burke was in attendance to give us a firsthand account of how the event unfolded. Enjoy it below: Continue reading