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I’m am forever in awe of people that can take a stage and captivate an audience with just their voice and an instrument. It’s a strange kind of voodoo that happens – a mass hypnosis really. But it’s why we go to see these live shows. It’s because of this connection (for lack of a

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Let me begin by saying that this album is amazing, especially if you’re the kind of person that pays attention to narratives. If you are, then it only takes a moment for you to realize that this album is all about narrative.   In short this is an intensely personal story wrapped inside a global commentary

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I need to start this off by saying that Yesterday’s Saints “Generation of Vipers” is ambitious concept album to say the least.   It attempts to cover some of the most interesting stories found in the Bible and attempts to do this from the point of view of one of the greatest villains in literature –

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Atreyu was one of the first bands I ever interviewed. I spoke to them at the Mayhem Festival in 2010 during a strange time in music. They had released “Congregation of the Damned” in the Fall of 2009. Oil had spilled in the Gulf of Mexico. The world was looking like a big mess. And

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It’s been a while since I’ve looked forward to a show the way I have been for In This Moment. “Black Widow” is the best album of 2014.   Not that anyone has been paying attention, but I’ve kind of been an advocate of In This Moment since “A Star-Crossed Wasteland.” That was sort of a

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Red Fang This was my first opportunity to witness Red Fang in concert and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Based out of Oregon, Red Fang, was a solid compliment to In Flames and Opeth on this tour.  If you aren’t familiar with Red Fang, you really should check out “Prehistoric Dog” on YouTube, it’s one

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I’m going to just put this out there for those who don’t like to read reviews about the “genius of rock stars” – In This Moment’s latest album, “Black Widow” might be the best album released by anyone in 2014. I know what you’re thinking, you’re either thinking, “No way, ‘Blood’ was a far superior

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“Silent So Long,” is the 2nd album released by Rammstein’s guitarist Richard Kruspe, under the Emigrate moniker. It’s a follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut Emigrate and begs the question; there was a first album? I will say, right off the bat, that “Silent So Long” is fantastic, especially for those that love that

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Tourniquet’s Ted Kirkpatrick’s “Onward to Freedom” is an interesting PETA friendly concept album. This isn’t a new thing for Ted Kirkpatrick who has been known to release a song or two in the past talking about his stance against animal testing in general and vegetarian lifestyle. That being said how does this album stand compared

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It’s strange to think that Erasure has been around and making music for nearly thirty years. One wonders if Vince Clarke and Andy Bell could have ever foreseen the kind of longevity and worldwide success that Erasure has enjoyed. That’s nearly three decades of perpetually existing in the top 20 of most US and UK

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