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 →

PREVIEW: Sonic Temple photos

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival took place this weekend, replacing the long-running Rock on the Range, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Even with severe weather marring the final day of the sold-out event, fans got to experience a weekend packed with great rock and metal bands, comedians and spoken word artists,... Continue Reading →

Avatar to release live album on May 17

Avatar will release "The King Live in Paris," a live album recorded at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France, on May 17, via Entertainment One. The record will feature fan favorites such as "A Statue of the King," "Let It Burn" and "Hail the Apocalypse." "Bloody Angel" from the release is available now. "Looking back... Continue Reading →

Avatar announces 2019 North American tour dates

In the midst of a mostly sold-out European trek, Avatar has announced its return to North America on the “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” presented by Revolver magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, New York, and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 15.  These dates include three North American rock festivals—Sonic Temple... Continue Reading →

Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown to headline Rocklahoma

Rocklahoma is set to take place on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Now in its 13th year, the festival will feature performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown, Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Jackyl, Asking Alexandria and many more. Produced by AEG Presents, the three-day camping festival will... Continue Reading →

Avatar launches Kickstarter campaign to create ‘Legend of Avatar Country’ film

Swedish band Avatar has launched Kickstarter campaign for the creation of "Legend of Avatar Country," a musical featurette to the album with the same name. ”We are not a normal band, and 'Avatar Country' is not a normal album," said vocalist Johannes Eckerström. "The whole idea was always to take our audience on a crazy journey... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Francesco Artusato of Light the Torch

Light the Torch isn’t technically a new band, but it feels like it is. Featuring vocalist Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), guitarist Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish) and bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through), the band began its existence as Devil You Know. After releasing two albums in two years—”The Beauty of Destruction” (2014) and “They Bleed... Continue Reading →

Watch full Light the Torch performance at Saint Vitus

On Monday July 9, Light the Torch took the stage at a packed-to-capacity Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever as a band. Revolver documented the entire experience with a three-camera shoot, and the show was streamed live via Facebook. One-off live versions of tracks "The Bitter End," "Calm Before the Storm," "The Safety of Disbelief" and "Die Alone" have... Continue Reading →

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