The Black Queen – Infinite Games

Supergroup is a term bandied about too much these days, including here at this very website. It’s hard to help it in the streaming music age, which coincidently has also fostered a new openness and freedom for artists to come together as never before. Perhaps we need another terminology to describe these collectives. How about “artistic hive-mind”? That’s one that definitely suits The Black Queen, who is more than a mere musical group, but carry these sensibilities in everything they do from songs and lyrics to album art, videos, t-shirts, and visual performances live. The sum of their recorded output is but one facet of what can be possible when they get together.

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Cleric – Retrocausal

Does no-one care about End Of Year Lists anymore? [shakes fist angrily]

Releasing an album like Retrocausal (Web Of Mimicry) in mid-December almost seems designed to antagonise self-righteous reviewers who freak out about making their lists as accurate as they can – but speaking as one, it’s easy to forgive Cleric when their slap comes in the form of an album this good.  

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Welcome To Rockville 2017: Metropolitan Park

Under the sweltering Florida sun, some of the nation’s hottest rock bands graced Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park. Welcome To Rockville was back for its last year at these grounds, and attendees lined around the block to get in. Featuring budding acts I Prevail, The Charm the Fury, and my new favorite Starset. Continue reading

Seven)Suns Release Twenty One Pilots Cover & For The Hearts Still Beating Details

Hardcore metal string quartet Seven)Suns made their name known with their incredible covers of Pantera and The Dillinger Escape Plan last year, but that was only the beginning. Continue reading

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Sets It Off This Weekend!

This weekend begins the annual World’s Loudest Month series of concerts and Welcome To Rockville is where it’s going down in Jacksonville Florida! Over 40 bands on three stages, headlined by A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Def Leppard, with The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach and many more! Get ready with Ghost Cult’s preview: Continue reading

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2017 Rock On The Range

The 2017 Rock On The Range festival will be taking place on May 19th, 20th & 21st at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and they’ve just announced the daily lineups for the sold out weekend. Continue reading

The Black Queen At The Gramercy Theater

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At The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY

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Rock On The Range Sells Out In Record Time, Live And Of Mice And Men Added

Setting a new record, Rock On The Range, America’s biggest music festival has sold out in advance, in just over one month after going on sale. This marks the fifth consecutive advance sell-out for the fest, which takes place on May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Continue reading

Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon Booked For Welcome to Rockville

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Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville 2017 will take place Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Soundgarden (Saturday headliner), Def Leppard (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle lead the music lineup for Florida’s biggest rock event yearly! Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP and hotel packages are on sale tomorrow Tuesday, December 6. You can watch the teaser and get the full details below: Continue reading

Rock On The Range 2017 Lineup Features Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn And More!

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Wow! The 2017 Rock On The Range festival is going to be huge. Continue reading