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 →

LIVE RECAP: Sonic Temple – Day Three – 05/19/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----The final day of the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival was greeted by blustery winds—in fact, so blustery that the entire Wave Stage was shut down before doors were scheduled to open. Luckily, the other two stages were able to continue on with performances, and Teenage Wrist and... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Sonic Temple – Day Two – 05/18/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Everyone must have stayed for System of a Down’s entire set and partied a little hard on day one of Sonic Temple, as there was a significantly smaller early crowd at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday. The weather continued to cooperate, with warm temperatures and not a cloud in the sky... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP – Sonic Temple – Day One – 05/17/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Though Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival technically was a new festival to the scene, having Rock on the Range as a predecessor doesn’t hurt and certainly set the bar high. With clear skies and the sun shining, the largest rock and metal music festival of America set off on... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Epicenter – Day Three – 05/12/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----After a traffic-filled day one and a storm-filled day two, Epicenter Festival needed something relieving to happen on the final day. The weather wasn’t looking promising, though, and right as Demob Happy was about to kick off day three on the Pine Stage, the bottom fell out again. People groaned... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Epicenter – Day Two – 05/11/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Following the massive traffic issues on day one, the organizers of Epicenter announced that were working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the county’s highway patrol to arrange having a second lane open for inbound traffic. Whether it was thanks to that or because people arrived earlier in... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Epicenter – Day One – 05/10/19

Review and photos by Lizzy Davis-----Hard rock and metal fans in the Carolinas were caught by surprise late last year when independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announced Carolina Rebellion was to be replaced in 2019. Plenty of questions and speculation arose, but DWP was quick to show it was devoted to creating a new... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Overkill – 04/25/19 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Overkill, Death Angel ----- Review by Jeff Maki ----- It was a night of firsts at Baltimore Soundstage. The April 25 show was thrash metal legend, Overkill's first show of its "Wings Over USA" tour supporting its new studio album, "The Wings of War,” but you wouldn't have known it. With another legendary... Continue Reading →

‘Say It Ain’t So’: A Weezer review on Live Metal

Weezer's string of "colorful" albums had hits and misses but all together eventually propelled them from MTV darlings to pop-rock cult status to where they are now 25 years later: bonified arena rock headliners.

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