Halestorm, Alter Bridge lead ShipRocked 2020 lineup

ShipRocked will set sail for its 11th year Feb. 1 to 6, 2020, on the Carnival Valor with a music lineup led by Halestorm and Alter Bridge. Departing from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, this rock music cruise vacation will feature performances from over two dozen music artists, including the ShipRocked debut of Asking Alexandria, plus Beartooth, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Badflower and more. The Stowaways... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Elijah Witt of Cane Hill (February 2019)

Cane Hill’s self-described year-long “romance with LSD” yielded its superb second full-length album, “Too Far Gone” (review), released in January 2018. And while that year was a dark period in the band members’ lives, now that they’ve moved past it, it’s the gift that keeps giving. Emotions that didn’t have an outlet on the heavier... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Sevendust & Tremonti – 02/10/19 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Sevendust, Tremonti — Review by Greg Maki — Sevendust’s set list on this night was more notable for what it didn’t include than for what it did. The band ostensibly is on the road supporting its 12th studio album, “All I See Is War,” released last year, yet the set featured only one... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Cane Hill – ‘Kill the Sun’

Review by Greg Maki ----- New Orleans’ Cane Hill made major strides in 2018 with its second full-length album, “Too Far Gone” (read Live Metal’s review). The record, which I named the best release of the year, expanded the band’s sound, adding different textures and flavors while remaining true to its heavy, groove-laden roots. Almost... Continue Reading →

Cane Hill debuts ’86d — No Escort’ music video

New Orleans four-piece Cane Hill has shared the new video for "86d — No Escort." The song comes from the band's upcoming album, "Kill the Sun," which will be released via Rise Records on Jan. 18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-cnRVR7GPI&feature=youtu.be "'86d — No Escort' was actually the first song with predominant electronic influence," the band said. "We wrote it with Drew Fulk... 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 →

Cane Hill releases ‘Acid Rain’ music video

New Orleans four-piece Cane Hill will release a new record titled "Kill the Sun" on Jan. 18, 2019, via Rise Records, and the band has shared a new video for the track "Acid Rain." "We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill music," the band said. "We've embraced the weirder and mellower side of what we... Continue Reading →

Cane Hill to release ‘Kill the Sun’ on Jan. 18

New Orleans four-piece Cane Hill will release a new record titled "Kill the Sun" via Rise Records on Jan. 18, 2019. Listen to and watch the video for the title track below. "We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill music," the band said. "We've embraced the weirder and mellower side of what we do, as it's something we think... Continue Reading →

Cane Hill releases live album ahead of headline tour

New Orleans four-piece Cane Hill will embark on its first-ever headline North American tour next weekend. The band will be joined on the road by Sharptooth and Afterlife as support. In advance of the trek, the band has released the live album "Live from the Bible Belt." Two songs—"Too Far Gone" and "Singing in the Swamp"—were shared ahead of... Continue Reading →

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