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 →

From the tabletop to the swamp: Greg’s top 10 of 2018

By Greg Maki ----- Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, but with respect, anyone who still thinks rock is dead wasn’t paying attention throughout the year that’s about to end. In 2018, it was a rare week that didn’t feature at least one or two new releases in hard rock or metal to get... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Bad Wolves – ‘Disobey’

Review by Greg Maki ----- If you’ve been anywhere near rock radio so far in 2018, Bad Wolves’ reimagining of the 1994 Cranberries hit “Zombie” has been inescapable—and for good reason. It’s everything a cover should be: true to the spirit of the original yet infused with the current band’s identity and still relevant nearly... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Boecklin of Bad Wolves

Without question, the breakout metal band of the first half of 2018 is Bad Wolves, with their cover of the Cranberries’ classic “Zombie” rocketing into the mainstream. Despite outward appearances, the success has not come overnight. All the band members—vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot, Westfield Massacre), guitarists Doc Coyle (God Forbid) and Chris Cain... Continue Reading →

Bad Wolves donate $250K to Dolores O’Riordan’s family

Tuesday, June 19, at a sold-out Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O' Riordan's family onstage prior to a performance of "Zombie." O'Riordan's two sons, Donny Jr. and Taylor Burton, alongside their father, Don Burton, were presented with the gift in an emotional moment.  The checkalso was accepted on... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Diamante

With an anthemic, ‘80s-inspired sound and striking, blue-haired image, Diamante has stormed onto the national music scene in 2018. The 21-year-old Mexican-Italian-American’s debut album, “Coming in Hot” (read Live Metal’s review), was released on June 15 via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music, following her duet with Bad Wolves on the song “Hear Me Now,” the... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Danny Case of From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started making a name for itself with its debut album, “Day One” (2016), fusing elements of nu metal with more modern sensibilities. Wholesale lineup changes ensued, however, leaving front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry as the only original member. The revamped band—which also includes guitarist Lance Dowdle, on board... Continue Reading →

Bad Wolves release ‘Remember When’ video

Bad Wolves have premiered their latest music video for "Remember When"—exclusively available on Apple Music through June 15. Directed by Wayne Isham (Mötley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth), "Remember When" is the third single released from the band's debut album, "Disobey," out now via Eleven Seven Music. The album had a consumption of more than 21,000 units in the first week and debuted... Continue Reading →

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