Robb Flynn of Machine Head Blogs About The Band’s First Ever Show – 30 Years Ago Today

In a message to fans via his blog, Robb Flynn of Machine Head reminisced about their very first Machine Head show, 30 years ago today. The band played a house party and was eventually visited by Oakland Police. Machine Head’s new album 0F KINGD0M AND CR0WN releases on August 26th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Read Robb’s blog below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blacklab – In A Bizarre Dream

Never a country to be worried about being viewed as a bit strange, Japan has always enjoyed a rich history of unnaturally jarring cultural opposites. For every Spirited Away, Rashomon or Ponyo there’s a Battle Royale, Suicide Club, or Tokyo Gore Police, and for every bouncy and sickeningly wholesome J-Pop band there’s a Corrupted, Bathtub Shitter, and Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation.Continue reading

PODCAST: C-Squared Podcast Epsiode 264 – Band Management

C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle, Aliyah Daye, Effy Gold, and Gaia Guarda. In this episode- Cori, Aliyah, and Curtis discussband management and when your band needs one.Continue reading

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is Once Again Fighting Cancer


In a post to his Instagram account, New Found Glory and Shai Hulud guitarist Chad Gilbert has announced that he once again has a tumor near his spine and is fighting cancer. Just under eight months ago, Gilbert had a tumor on his adrenal gland that almost killed him. In late January he was declared cancer free. He is due for surgery this week and then there is a plan for ongoing treatment. Chad recently left the NFG “Sticks and Stones” tour to get treatment. He has posted a new post to fans on Instagram and sounds encouraged about treatment.Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Inkcareration Festival – at Ohio State Reformatory

2022’s edition of the very popular Inkcarceration Festival was held once again at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio, aka the prison from the Stephen King movie The Shawshank Redemption. The three-day festival was packed with some of the music industry’s biggest artists.

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Steve Grimmet, Singer for Grim Reaper Has Died

Sad news as legendary Heavy Metal singer Steve Grimmet, singer for Grim Reaper has died. He was 62 years old. News of his passing was broken on Facebook, by Steve’s brother Mark and his son, Russ. Although in poor health in recent years from diabetes, Steve had returned to touring as recently as the last few years and had plans for future releases. Grimmett’s passing comes five years after he had his right leg partially amputated in January 2017 when an infected wound on his foot spread to the bones in his leg partway through the group’s five-week tour of South America. Fans raised over $14,000 to help with his medical bills, raising awareness that touring Metal musicians are insurance deficient worldwide. Grimmet with his piercing falsetto vocals was best known for the album Rock You To Hell (1987), as well as the MTV hit video for “See You In Hell.” RIP.

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Porno For Pyros Are Working on Writing and Recording New Music

Jane’s Addiction, by Meg Loyal Photography

This is not a drill! Following their gigantic comeback at Welcome to Rockville, a headline show in LA and Lollapalooza 2022, Perry Farrel’s (Jane’s Addiction) Porno For Pyros is working on new music and recording it for an as yet unannounced release. This news comes from a social media post from guitarist Peter DiStefano, anda photo of Peter and Perry together!

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Steve Blanco of Imperial Triumphant – The Ghost Cult Interview


Ghost Cult caught up with Steve Blanco, composer, and bassist for Imperial Triumphant! Their new album Spirit of Ecstacy is out now via Century Media Records! Steve discussed the new album, how the band approached songwriting, creating concept albums, performing live, the future of the band, and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pistols At Dawn – Ascension


Hot on the heels of last year’s four-track EP Nocturnal Youth, comes Pistols At Dawn’s latest album Ascension (JFL Entertainment). The Atlanta-based quintet’s sound is alternative-influenced hard rock, and their newest one Ascension is a promising if patchy, display of heavy grooves and soaring choruses with a brooding atmosphere. Continue reading