Lola Black’s XXXmas 2016: At The Gothic Theater

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Lola Black, by Fiendish Memories Photography

 

The air has gotten crispy, and the first snow fall has fallen blanketing South Broadway and the rest of Denver. I am excited! That means it’s time for Lola Black’s annual XXXmas show. Within minutes of doors opening, the venue began to quickly fill up. Continue reading

High Elevation Rock Festival: At Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

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The date was September 10, 2016. I awoke from a sleepless night. Not from heartache or drama, but from anticipation. You know, a night rocking out to music, memorizing that last verse of your favorite song, looking up YouTube videos of opening acts. That utterly restless night lost in the imagination of the next days adventure. That’s right, that night before the big show. For me it is the ‘High Elevation Rock Festival’ at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Denver, CO sponsored by Monster Energy.

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Video: Watch Footage Of The Misfits Reunion At Riot Fest

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Earlier this year the Misfits surprised everyone by announcing that the original lineup would be getting back together for special sets at the Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. Last night was the first show in Denver, and they did not disappoint. Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ministry, Killswitch Engage Booked For High Elevation Rock Festival

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AEG Live, the brand behind such concert and rock lifestyle experiences Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, Northern Invasion and other U.S. rock festivals, now presents the High Elevation Rock Festival. Taking place on September 10th at the world-famous Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in the Denver, CO area, the concert promises to be a blend of the best in music and nature combined. With 11 hours of non-stop music on two stages amidst rolling grassy slopes and spectacular Rocky Mountain views, with performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ministry, Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Sevendust, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Lola Black.

 

Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of High Elevation Rock Festival for AEG Live commented:

“Colorado has always been a stronghold for live music of all genres, including hard rock.We’re excited to create something original and unique for all of the hard rock fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and there is no better place to call our home than the legendary Fiddler’s Green. Expect 11 straight hours of insanity with some incredible and impactful performances by the greatest names in rock today!”

 

 

Presale ticket prices are as follows (plus fees) and available here:

General Admission Pit: $79.50

General Admission Seated: $69.50

General Admission Lawn: $59.50

 

A limited number of General Admission Lawn 4-Packs will also be available for $198.

For those who want to make a weekend out of it, a limited number of Hotel Packages for two or four people will also be available for purchase. Hotel packages will include accommodations close to the festival site, premier parking, and festival shirts for each person.

A limited number of discounted ticket 4-Packs will also be available for active military through High Elevation Rock Festival partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Presale ticket prices are as follows (plus fees):

General Admission Pit: $79.50

General Admission Seated: $69.50

General Admission Lawn: $59.50

A limited number of General Admission Lawn 4-Packs will also be available for $198.High Elevation Rock Festival flyer with band lineup and venue details

For those who want to make a weekend out of it, a limited number of Hotel Packages for two or four people will also be available for purchase. Hotel packages will include accommodations close to the festival site, premier parking, and festival shirts for each person.

A limited number of discounted ticket 4-Packs will also be available for active military through High Elevation Rock Festival partner GovX (www.govx.com).

High Elevation Rock Festival is fueled by Monster Energy.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is located at 6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard in Greenwood Village, CO, just outside Denver. For more information on the venue, visit: www.fiddlersgreenamp.com.

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Hessian / Primitive Man – The Abyss Stares Back #2

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Denver purveyors of animosity Primitive Man seem to have a thing for ‘splits’ – this latest share, The Abyss Stares Back #2 with  Ghent sludge/drone kings Hessian (Hypertension) being their third this year. The Belgians’ effort, Inward Dawn, is by turns both evil, shimmering with the lead tones of post-black, then soporific; veering and twisting riffs ploughed through the heart by pounding drums and an unholy, tar-seeping roar from vocalist Bram which, despite the terrifying sound, is unusually intelligible. A clear production enhances the nefarious effect and the hypnotic, slightly quickened drone style of the tracks’ second half is both eerie yet suffocatingly horny.

Primitive Man’s contribution, Unable, begins with the squalling feedback reminiscent of last year’s nauseating free download album, but soon descends into a tolling slab of enmity. Ethan McCarthy‘s voice barks like a bear who has just ingested the heart of evil, and the bass in the faster sections slicing flesh whilst breakdowns to funereal pace is positively monolithic. No-one can accuse these guys of being an easy listen but, for those of us who ‘get it’, their vile sludge possesses a raw emotion rarely found, the demons powering it are even harder to exorcise. Some intricate stickwork and emotive, hysteric lead-play from the centre section leads to rampant slaughter, and shows the invention marking these guys as one of the genre’s most powerful outfits right now.

Despite that godawful free download…

8.0/10

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PAUL QUINN