Photo Gallery: Whitesnake @ Saban Theatre

Photos by Carsten Steinhausen

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June 9th 2015, Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills CA: As part of ‘The Purple Tour’, hard rock veterans Whitesnake performed a Los Angeles area headline gig at the aptly chosen Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. You’ve probably already read our writer Lisa Burke’s review of the show (if you haven’t, read it here), but now we treat you with this gallery of absolutely stunning photos, courtesy of Carsten Steinhausen. Check out singer David Coverdale, drummer Tommy Aldridge, guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, keyboardist Michele Luppi and guest vocalist Glenn Hughes in all their glory (click to enlarge): Continue reading

Whitesnake Performs At Saban Theatre

By Lisa Burke

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June 9th 2015, Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills CA: In support of their latest studio effort ‘The Purple Album’, a recreation of David Coverdale’s Deep Purple years, hard rock icons Whitesnake have embarked on an extensive North American headline run. ‘The Purple Tour’ brought them to the Los Angeles area for a gig at the lovely Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Our writer Lisa Burke was on site to capture the event through her words. Check out her review below. Continue reading

Aborted & Archspire Destroy Whisky-A-Go-Go

Review by Jason Williams, photos by Karina Diane

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May 21st 2015, The Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood CA: Having Aborted as your band name, expectations would surely ask you to be heavy. Complying in spades and then some, Belgium’s brutal death metal veterans Aborted have destroyed all senses with their style of uncompromising brutality for well over 20 years now. Taking from Carcass’ older lyrical style of gore and medical splatter, Aborted has turned into a household name for all death metal fans around the world, and with them bringing along a diverse lineup for their first headlining run in quite some time, including Dark Sermon, Archspire and Fit For An Autopsy, it would seem that the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles had prepared itself for an incredibly brutal lineup. Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Remembrance

Photos by Carsten Steinhausen

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May 15-17 2015, Los Angeles CA: To commemorate┬áthe fifth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s passing, a remembrance event was organized through the entirety of the weekend of May 15th-17th 2015, and several high-profile musicians participated by appearing and performing in honor and celebration of the life of Ronnie James Dio. Day #1 was the celebrity bowling event at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Day #2 was the memorial service and all-star indoor concert at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, and Day #3 was the ‘Ride For Ronnie’ bike riders rally from the Harley Davidson of Glendale to the BBQ at Los Encino Park, where an outdoor concert also took place. Our photographer Carsten Steinhausen was in attendance on Days #2 and #3, to capture the action through some fantasic lens work. Enjoy it below. Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Kamelot & DragonForce Perform At Grove Of Anaheim

Photos by Karina Diane

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May 15th 2015, The Grove, Anaheim CA: Based on the strength of their Billboard-charting eleventh studio album ‘Haven’, symphonic metal giants Kamelot embarked on the first leg of a North American tour with power/shred veterans DragonForce, and brought the four-week run at the Grove of Anaheim on Friday May 15, presenting material old and new in front of their devout Southern California fans. Our photographer Karina Diane was in attendance to capture the show with some beautiful images, which you can view below. The second leg of the tour has already been announced, and comes as highly recommended to power metal fans. Continue reading

Anaal Nathrakh Reign Supreme In Los Angeles

Review by Jason Williams, photos by Karina Diane

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May 12th 2015, Complex, Glendale CA: Carnage: “The killing of many people.” The definition from the Webster-Dictionary. Only a handful of bands come to mind to describe them in this way, and British extreme outfit Anaal Nathrakh happens to be one of those very few. An incredibly spellbinding grindcore death metal act with epic passages and even clean singing along the way, they’ve paved the way for 17 years and counting. Rarely touring, Anaal Nathrakh first came to CA on some Maryland Death Fest off dates in 2007 and fans here were honored to have witnessed it. Four years later, they played the Scion Rock Fest, with their set cutting into Morbid Angel’s on another stage, but in front of a large crowd regardless. Now set on their first proper US tour, and a sensational new record ‘Desideratum’ to boot, Complex in Glendale was surely in for a delectable metal treat brought to us once again by Church Of The 8th Day. Continue reading