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Metal Life Show Review: WATAIN and MAYHEM Jan 2015

Metal Life Show Review: WATAIN and MAYHEM Jan 2015

The last night of the Black Metal Warfare tour was descending upon the sold-out crowds at the Fonda Theatre, as masses of black t-shirts sporting pentagrams of all shapes and sizes filled the venue within minutes of doors opening. Revenge from Canada kicked the night off with their no-holds-barred style of gripping black metal grind. There were high points of their set but none high enough to get me to check out an album, as I am not familiar with […]

Metal Life Review DEATH ANGEL Show Los Angeles Dec 26

Metal Life Review DEATH ANGEL Show Los Angeles Dec 26

Twas the night after Christmas, And all through Hollywood All the thrashers were stirring, they were up to no good. The holiday stage lights were hung with care, In the hopes that Death Angel would soon be there. While the Bay Area legends traveled swiftly this way, The local Vile Descent kept metalheads at bay With their exciting personalities and tight, heavy grooves This South Central ensemble was making great moves. There was only one band with some disappointing tricks […]

Show Review: Opeth, In Flames, Red Fang On Communion of Sirens Tour

Show Review: Opeth, In Flames, Red Fang On Communion of Sirens Tour

On Tuesday December 9, the enormous Hollywood Palladium was packed with a diverse ensemble of music lovers for the Communion of Sirens tour starring Red Fang, In Flames, and a rare Opeth appearance. From beginning to end, the bands delivered their A-game to the stage and to their fans. Each band has not only their own unique musical style that has morphed beautifully over each bands 10+ year career, but they each had their own personal style of witty and […]

Metal Life Report: Swamp Leper Stomp Tour 2014

Metal Life Report: Swamp Leper Stomp Tour 2014

Friday, November 15, 2014 – Downtown L.A. was the ultimate hotspot for metalheads this past Friday. You were either at the Forum with Slayer, Exodus, and Suicidal; or you joined the old school death metal legions at Club Nokia with Death, Obituary, and Massacre. Without question I chose the latter; however I was a little anxious about how successful the turnout would be, given that on one side of town were some of the most legendary bands in all of […]

ARCH ENEMY Concert Review House of Blues Anaheim 2014

ARCH ENEMY Concert Review House of Blues Anaheim 2014

We arrived at the Arch Enemy, Kreator, The Huntress, Starkill show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on Sept 12, 2014 knowing that this was going to be a special night. It was our first live performance experience with Alissa White-Gluz (formerly of  The Agonist) on vocals for Arch Enemy. That and Kreator was there 😉 Prior to the show, we met up with the crew from SDMetal.com for some drinks and to celebrate on of their staff […]

ZZ TOP and BLACK SABBATH live reviews by Don S.

ZZ TOP and BLACK SABBATH live reviews by Don S.

What can you say, when you have seen two sensational good concerts in one week? Well, I call it ZZ TOP and BLACK SABBATH … and myself a lucky bastard! ZZ Top played on a Saturday in Stuttgart and there were a couple of things that amazed me while seeing them live for the first time in my life: First I was impressed that they looked the same as when I first knew them. It must be the beards. They have […]

Metal Alliance 2014 Report From Metal Life Magazine

Metal Alliance 2014 Report From Metal Life Magazine

Onsite Report by Karila Shannis April 5, 2014, House of Blues, Hollywood, CA: Angelino metalheads eagerly lined up around the block to witness one of the most anticipated tours of 2014. Metal Alliance is a tour program that has become well known for arranging their annual tour circulations into themes. This year, MA unleashed the black and death metal hellhounds of Inquisition, 1349, Goatwhore, and Behemoth to ravage a sold-out show at the House of Blues. Opening the tour was […]

Status Quo – the Frantic Four concert review from Germany

Status Quo – the Frantic Four concert review from Germany

About 50 years for rock’n’roll on stage, that’s Status Quo. The British band is legend! And if you see them playing live – men in their sixties – there is still is life and power in them than in a lot of the younger bands. This counts double, if you were lucky to see the original Frantic Four formation. The Frantic Four, that’s the founder’s formation with Rick Parfitt (guitar/vocals), Francis Rossi (guitar/vocals), John Coghlan (drums) and Alan Lancaster (bass/vocals). […]

Supersuckers, Electric Love and Hellectric – concert review by Don S.

Supersuckers, Electric Love and Hellectric – concert review by Don S.

They call themselves the “Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band in the World” and they did a really good job at this at their gig in Stuttgart (Universum). I call it energetic garage-rock with beards and sunglasses … or THE SUPERSUCKERS. Bass-man and singer Eddie Spaghetti – last left of the guys that founded the band 1997 in Tucson (Arizona) – with his unique voice, presented songs which reminded me of Motörhead but with less blues and more country-ish-elements. Play it loud when […]

STEEL PANTHER – 2014 live in Germany concert review by Don S.

STEEL PANTHER – 2014 live in Germany concert review by Don S.

Hair … guitars … rock! It was a sold out glam-rock-fun-metal-show when STEEL PANTHER played in Stuttgart! I suffered from a bad hangover this evening but even then I really enjoyed this kind of freaky-rock-show. Attitude, baby! The band from L.A. that exists since the year 2000 celebrates the hair-metal-style from the 1980’s in perfect manner and presented a 2 hours show that was perfect for moshers and head-bangers with stiff-neck-guaranteed for the next day. And not only costumes, their […]

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