The Return of Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Lineup Features Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Puscifer, Jawbreaker, Beartooth, and More

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival is returning in 2023 for the first time in several years with Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Falling In Reverse, Chevelle, Puscifer, Beartooth, I Prevail, Jawbreaker, Sublime With Rome, Bullet For My Valentine, The Pretty Reckless, Pennywise, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, and many more. The full lineup is listed below.

An exclusive Sonic Temple presale for festival email subscribers begins Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fans who sign up for the Sonic Temple e-mail list before 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 10 will receive a dedicated code providing the first chance to buy festival passes. Fans can sign-up to get first access for the Early Bird presale by going to the link below: Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 112: Three 1980s KISS Records Ranked, with Danny of Torchlight Parade

GMP’s Nik and Keefy are joined for a chaser/series bonus round by repeat guest host Danny Nichols of Torchlight Parade, Bekmork, and Three Fourths Francis. We all discuss early 1980s KISS albums – “Unmasked” – “Music From The Elder” and “Creatures of the Night!”

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 110: KISS Part 3 – The Solo Albums, Dynasty, and All 1970s Albums Ranked From Worst to Best


This week we dive This week we our third installment of KISS in the 1970s era, and the bloom is off the rose big-time. Keefy and Nik debate a lot of Kisstory, discuss what is worse – “Kiss Meets The Phantom” or the other mega-cultural albatross – “The Star Wars ‘ Holiday Special!” We review all of the Kiss “solo” albums and “Dynasty” – Keefy’s personal hellscape in music.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 109: Kiss Pt 2 – Shout It Out Loud – The Middle Years

This week we dive into the (only) successful era of KISS and how they barely showed up for business when everything counted on it. It kind of makes sense why Gene and Paul worked so hard ever since. Also, Nik and Keefy from go Worldstar level 10 with their fights. Continue reading

Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More

After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 12/09/22 – Live and Direct


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch #musicnews #metalnews #rocknews Continue reading

Funko to Release POP! Vinyl Figures of Pantera, Dio, Dee Snider, Iron Maiden, and Twiztid

Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed is currently holding its Pop! A Palooza as they unveil new pop figures ahead of the holidays. New Funko POP’s already for sale or coming soon include a 4-set of PanterA, the long-teased Dee Snider in his Twisted Sister days, Ronnie James, Black Sabbath, a set of Twizted, Glow in The Dark Iron Maiden,, and more! Check out the awesomeness below! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Alice In Chains and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tuk Smith and The Restless Hearts – Ballad of a Misspent Youth


The opening strains of Ballad of a Misspent Youth (MRG Records) by Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts reminds me of old KISS. It’s the sound of the guitars. There is a bit of The Black Crowes thrown in for good measure. It’s hard driving and pop-ish with a punk tinge. The guitars are simple yet sonically pleasing. The album continues this stylistic choice with savage awesomeness. Be prepared, Ballad of a Misspent Youth is solid from start to finish with plenty of songs that will get stuck on constant rotation.


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The Jon and Marsha Zazula Private Collection (Metallica, Anthrax, King’s X, KISS) Auction – Last Few Days

Backstage Auctions, Inc. is honored to present The Jon & Marsha Zazula Private Collection memorabilia auction. The Zazulas, who are inducted in the Hall of Heavy Metal History (The Metal Hall of Fame), founded Megaforce Records and cemented their position as the de-facto music label in America for heavy metal. From their humble beginnings at the Indoor Market along Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey to their global recognition, awards and various inductions, the “Z’s” were trailblazers in the metal arena. This auction is a celebration of the life and careers of Jon and Marsha Zazula.

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