Ticket Giveaway: Nonpoint & 36 Crazyfists @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip 4/9

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Veterans of the American modern metal movement, Fort Lauderdale FL’s Nonpoint released their eighth studio album ‘The Return’ via Razor & Tie / Metal Blade in the summer of 2014, have been constantly on tour as always, and are about to embark on a US headline tour with support from Anchorage, Alaska’s best-known metal export 36 Crazyfists, and Providence RI based band Scare Don’t Fear. As part of the tour, the trio will play in Los Angeles at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip on Thursday April 9th. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Queensryche @ House Of Blues Anaheim, 03/27

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Rejuvenated old-school metal legends Queensryche have been going strong since recruiting singer Todd La Torre in 2012 and releasing a self-titled full-length album via Century Media the following year. Currently taking a brief break from working on the next album, Queensryche are out doing a handful of shows on the US West Coast, and as part of this run, they will play at the House Of Blues in Anaheim next Friday March 27th, along with opening acts Leatherwolf and Gabbie Rae. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Fallujah & Archspire @ Malone’s, 03/14

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San Francisco Bay Area atmospheric death metal band Fallujah have rapidly developed as a group of songwriters and live performers in the past year or two, having released a stellar sophomore album called ‘The Flesh Prevails’ in 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Now signed to Nuclear Blast Records, Fallujah are bringing their live show to Southern California once again, this time as headliner, along with support acts Archspire, Lorna Shore and The Zenith Passage. They will perform at the Malone’s Bar And Grill in Santa Ana CA on Saturday March 14th, with several local openers also featuring on the bill. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Motor Sister @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 03/11

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Boasting of the likes of Scott Ian, Joey Vera and John Tempesta, names that need no introduction to readers of this website, Motor Sister is a new band saluting the songs of cult LA rock band Mother Superior. Also including Pearl Aday in its lineup and aptly fronted by Mother Superior’s Jim Wilson himself, Motor Sister recorded an album called ‘Ride’ in an attempt to bring the original band’s songs back to life, and will release it March 10th via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate the album and present its material live, Motor Sister are doing a short series of record release shows, starting with a hometown show at the Whisky-A-Go-Go. Local rock trio The Gitas, who should provide the ideal warmup for the headline act with their own brand of heavy psychedelic rock ‘n roll, are also on the bill. Continue reading