This past week had held within itself the holy grail of metal shows to see this year. Opeth and Mastodon have begun their 2012 North American tour, and on April 26 they crushed the Gibson Ampitheatre stage in front of countless fans. The night started early with special guest openers Ghost Read More
The Grove in Anaheim fell under the spell of the Ultra-Heavy Beat this past weekend as KMFDM brought their tour to Orange County along with 16 Volt and Army of the Universe. 16 Volt were the first to take the stage on this night. They had a pretty significant amount of fans anticipating their Read More
The Birthday Massacre made their long awaited return to Southern California this past weekend at the House of Blues in Anaheim. This time though they returned as headliners and to a great ovation. Unfortunately, I missed the openers Aural Vampire and Dommin. I was hearing really good things Read More
Tuesday night at the Key Club Hollywood, The Birthday Massacre opened up for the heavy metal band Otep. I was a little skeptical about the reception that the synthrock band would get among a crowd of heavy metal and death metal fans, but it turned out to be a welcomed one. They were a nice break Read More
HIM has returned to touring the US in support of their latest album Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice and this time they brought a solid lineup along with them. For this tour, I decided to check them out at their Las Vegas stop instead of the usual LA venues. From start to finish they Read More
Sometimes music can leap in to one's life quite unexpectedly. I was hanging out at HM157 on the night of December 12th, chilling in the Church of Fashion with KtB, writing music while she worked on sewing the glorious pizza skirt. I did not know that there was a show that night. When some people showed up with musical equipment, we deduced that they were bands. After introducing ourselves briefly, Kt and I headed out back.
Francis makes his way to The Galaxy Theatre in Santa ana to see The 69 Eyes live and gives us a an idea of what a show put on by The Vampires of Helsinki is really like.
Warped Tour has become a tradition for me starting from the summer of 1998 (skipping 1999 and 2003) up until now. As much criticism as it gets or the age groups change, I still find it a fun way to spend the day in the hot sun. After all, nothing says summer festival tour like tons of bands and Read More