LIVE RECAP: Saint Asonia - 08/30/15 - Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland
Greg Maki

Live photos: Saint Asonia, Bad Seed Rising ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- As all the members of Saint Asonia have said since the band went public in May 2015, frontman Adam Gontier (formerly… Read More

 
LIVE PHOTOS: Saint Asonia - 08/30/15 - Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland
 
LIVE PHOTOS: Bad Seed Rising - 08/30/15 - Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland
 
LIVE RECAP: Ghost ('Unholy/Unplugged') - 08/22/15 - The Sound Garden - Baltimore, Maryland
Greg Maki

Live photos ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- The hour had yet to reach noon when they began to mass in Baltimore's Fell's Point on Thames Street, outside The Sound Garden, one of the few remain… Read More

 
LIVE PHOTOS: Ghost ('Unholy/Unplugged') - 08/22/15 - The Sound Garden - Baltimore, Maryland
 

Set times for this year’s Shindig Music Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 19, in Baltimore’s Carroll Park and featuring headliners Godsmack and Stone Temple Pilots, have been announced. The event will feature two stages with live music from 1 to 11 p.m. and no overlapping sets.

Gates will open at noon. Set times are as follows. Read the rest of this entry »

Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

Live photos: Saint Asonia, Bad Seed Rising
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Review by Greg Maki
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As all the members of Saint Asonia have said since the band went public in May 2015, frontman Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace) insisted onstage at Baltimore Soundstage that this is not a “supergroup” or a one-off deal. He said this band–also featuring guitarist Mike Mushok (Staind), drummer Rich Beddoe (formerly of Finger Eleven) and bassist Corey Lowery (Eye Empire, Stuck Mojo, Dark New Day) intends to be around for a while. If performances like this one on a Sunday night in Baltimore are the norm, that shouldn’t be a problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch

Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch has partnered with Pandora for a first listen of the band’s new album, Got Your Six, scheduled for release worldwide Friday, Sept. 4, via Prospect Park Records in North America and Eleven Seven Music internationally. Fans can stream the entire album, including the current single, “Jekyll and Hyde,” between now and 4 p.m. PST Thursday, Sept. 3.

“I’m an avid Pandora user, so I was very exciting when Pandora approached us and we learned that 5 million fans to date have created 5fdp stations on their platform—so working with them on debuting Got Your Six seemed like a natural fit,”Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “We are looking forward to everyone hearing the new album, and this premiere allows all those fans to access the new music for one week and pre-order the album.” Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Heafy of Trivium

Matt Heafy of Trivium

Trivium has debuted the official video for its new single, “Until the World Goes Cold,” the third track released from its upcoming seventh album, Silence in the Snow. The new release will be available everywhere Friday, Oct. 2, via Roadrunner Records. Earlier this month, Trivium unveiled videos for “Blind Leading the Blind” and the title track, “Silence in the Snow.”

Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), Silence in the Snow is available for pre-order at www.trivium.org. Read the rest of this entry »

All That Remains

All That Remains

That Remains and We Came As Romans will co-headline the HardDrive Live Fallout Tour, kicking off Oct. 14 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and running through Nov. 7. Dates are listed below with more shows to be announced soon). Emmure will be direct support for the entire tour. Red Sun Rising will open from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 to Oct. 28. Failure Anthem will open from Nov. 2 to 7.  Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Aug. 28, at www.Harddrivelivefallout.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Papa Emeritus III of Ghost

Papa Emeritus III of Ghost

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Review by Greg Maki
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The hour had yet to reach noon when they began to mass in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point on Thames Street, outside The Sound Garden, one of the few remaining independent record stores. For most of the afternoon, they waited under the hot August sun as their numbers grew along with their anticipation. All had come for a singular purpose: to partake in the rituals of Ghost–rituals that, on this day, were to be a new sort of experience compared to those with which they may have been accustomed.

Just prior to the hour of 4 and 30, Sound Garden proprietors beckoned inside the gathered masses, hundreds quickly filling the store, voices ready to join in the performance to come, hands prepared to clap and cameras set to capture the action.

At 5 p.m., a door opened and two Nameless Ghouls–masked, dressed in black–entered, climbed the steps to the small stage, where acoustic guitars waited for them. Then followed the “new” face of Ghost, Papa Emeritus III, wearing an elegant suit today instead of his normal papal attire.

The ritual was about to begin … Read the rest of this entry »

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
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With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and its lack of true headlining bands and low attendance, the timing of the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour couldn’t have been any better.

But wait, there’s no one here either … Read the rest of this entry »