Living Colur’s “Vivid” Album Turns 30

Thirty years ago today, Living Colour released their debut album Vivid (Epic Records) on an unexpected heavy music community and changed music history. After a few years of slogging it out in different bands in 1980s New York City, four virtuosos came together like Voltron to form a superior band that challenged the notion of what a band could do, and be wildly successful at it. They certainly weren’t a and overnight success or a flash in the pan, or a one- hit wonder, but they did have a legit hit record, at the same time ar Guns N Roses were blazing up the charts and clubs, hair metal was de rigor and thrash had yet to break through with Metallica. Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, and Muzz Skillings (who departed the band after their sophomore rel[qrcode size=”4″ px_size=”2″ frame_size=”5″][/qrcode]ease in 1992), poured so much heart and soul into this album you can almost taste it.    Continue reading

Mastodon, Motörhead, Stone Sour, Kreator, AC/DC & More Among 2018 ‘Record Store Day’ Releases

Record Store Day is coming up on April 21st, and just like previous years, there will be a ton of cool releases from artists in rock and heavy metal. Continue reading

The Inaugural INKcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival To Feature Rise Against, Black Label Society, Clutch, And More!

The inaugural INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival will be taking place on July 13, 14 and 15 in Mansfield, Ohio at the eerie, enormous Historic Ohio State Reformatory. This one-of-a-kind destination event will give attendees the opportunity to rock out to three days of live music from their favorite rock bands, get tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous reformatories of all time, enjoy tasty treats and refreshments from 15+ food trucks, browse goods from a number of vendors, experience a full rock n’ roll circus sideshow, and more! Continue reading

225-person Choir Sings “Black Hole Sun” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

Ever since the tragic passing of Chris Cornell, we’ve seen a ton of tributes to the legend, both online, and on stage from artists such as Corey Taylor, Aerosmith, Living Colour, Metallica, and U2. Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! wanted to send out a special tribute of their own. Continue reading

Living Colour Announces New Album Shade, Due Out In September

 

Legend status rockers Living Colour have announced their new album Shade, due out on via Megaforce Records on September 8. You can see the artwork below. Continue reading

Video: Living Colour Release Powerful Who Shot Ya? Clip On Gun Violence

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Living Colour released their cover of the Notorious B.I.G. track ‘Who Shot Ya’ a few weeks ago, and now we have the powerful video for our viewing pleasure. Continue reading

NOIZ All-Dayer, Rebellion, Manchester UK

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He was so deeply huddled under a blanket that it took a while to locate the source of the voice hollering my name. Eytan Wineapple, curator of the rumbling beast that was the NOIZ All-Dayer, initially celebrated its second incarnation looking like death warmed up. After a long couple of days, with Wineapple escorting eventual headliners Dukatalon to Sheffield and back, they eventually bedded down in today’s venue. “They got here around 3 a.m., and I tucked them all in!” joked Rebellion manager and event collaborator Hayley. Five minutes later, the flat-capped Wineapple was bounding around like a madman: putting to serious shame Ghost Cult’s scribe who, twelve hours later, and still nearly three hours from the denouement, interviewed said host in a rather weary and addled fashion…

NOIZ is not your average festival. Displays of album-style art and guitars in various stages of completion (one of which is raffled off later in the day) stand beside the S.O.P.H.I.E. merch stall in the upper level of the club-style venue. A dedicated handful, meanwhile, witness the pulverising Industria of openers Khost: looking for all the world like a couple of local scallies bumbling about on a stage, yet laying waste with a mystical power which deserved a better slot and much more attention. The Birmingham duo’s ambient, crushing set, its implosive chords and guttural scours blending with a wonderful and passionate line in Middle-Eastern vocal samples, ended bang on time: a courtesy that some of the festival’s other performers could have tried harder to match.

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