August Burns Red takes on Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic

Every holiday season, August Burns Red— JB Brubaker (lead guitar), Brent Rambler (rhythm guitar), Matt Greiner (drums), Jake Luhrs (lead vocals) and Dustin Davidson (bass)—celebrates the most wonderful time of the year by offering up metallic takes on Christmas classics. This year, the band is taking on pop icon Mariah Carey. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania, quintet has delivered an instrumental rendition of a modern holiday smash—Mariah Carey's beloved "All... Continue Reading →

Dee Snider, Lzzy Hale team up for ‘The Magic of Christmas Day’ duet

Dee Snider and Halestorm's Lzzy Hale have teamed up for a rendition of the Snider-penned holiday song "The Magic of Christmas Day." It will be available at all DSPs on Nov. 13, 2020, via BFD/The Orchard. Pre-save it here. "Originally written and recorded as a Christmas gift for my wife Suzette with no plan for commercial release, years later 'The Magic of... Continue Reading →

Tarja releases video for ‘O Tannenbaum,’ ‘Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)’ out now

This Christmas expect the unexpected ... This is the tag line of former-Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen’s dark Christmas album, “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas),” an album we called one of “Tarja’s best performances.” Tarja has now debuted her second video of the album, “O Tannenbaum,” which can be see below. The album... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Tarja – ‘From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)’

Review by Jeff Maki I was a fan of the Tarja Turunen-fronted Nightwish but hadn’t followed her since her 2005 departure from the groundbreaking symphonic Finnish band. Her classically trained, operatic voice paved the way for the subgenre. I finally took notice of her solo careeer with her 2016 heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self."... Continue Reading →

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