LIVE RECAP: Ice Nine Kills – 09/11/21 – Lancaster County Convention Center – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LIVE PHOTOS: Ice Nine Kills, Currents, Hawk-----Photos by Greg Maki-----After steadily building for the better part of two decades, metalcore monster maniacs Ice Nine Kills have exploded in recent years, first with the breakthrough album “The Silver Scream” (2018) and, currently, with the build-up to the next record, “The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood”... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Black Stone Cherry and Pop Evil – 08/29/21 – Shiley Acres, Inwood, West Virginia

LIVE PHOTOS: Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Tommy Vext, Zero 9:36, Like Machines, Lansdowne-----Review by Greg Maki-----For better or worse, live music is back. At my first show in about 21 months, at a converted farm in middle-of-nowhere, West Virginia, you would have had no idea that the COVID-19 pandemic still is in full swing... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Ghost – 10/24/19 – Giant Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania

Live photo galleries: GHOST, NOTHING MORE-----Review by Greg Maki-----With reasonable certainty, I can say I was a witness to the first time anyone, anywhere, asked the following question: “Hershey, do you like to have your assess wobbled?!” Same goes for this one: “Hershey, do you like to have your taints tickled?!” CARDINAL COPIA (TOBIAS FORGE)... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Jinjer – 09/29/19 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Jinjer, Sumo Cyco, Silence the Requiem-----Review by Greg Maki-----Early this year, I pegged Jinjer as the next metal band primed for an international breakout. With 2019 featuring a slew of high-profile festival appearances and sold-out headline shows around the world, I’d say that prediction was on the money. The fans were out in... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Alter Bridge & Skillet – 09/22/19 – MECU Pavilion – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Alter Bridge, Skillet, Dirty Honey-----Review by Greg Maki-----Night one of the “Victorious Sky” tour, featuring co-headliners Alter Bridge and Skillet, took place at the MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland. Though it was the last day of summer, the season refused to release its grip on the area, although the hot day gave way... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Static-X – 06/28/19 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Static-X, Wednesday 13, Raven Black-----Review by Greg Maki-----It was the early 2000s all over again, as the reconstituted Static-X, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut album “Wisconsin Death Trip” and the life of the late Wayne Static, led a bill featuring DevilDriver, fronted by ex-Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara; Dope, also marking... Continue Reading →

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