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We made it out to San Francisco on Sunday night for The Moving On Tour as it made a stop at the Regency Ballroom. We were excited to see Upon A Burning Body perform and knew they were going to be fierce. We have been following them since seeing them play at one of the side stages out on Mayhem 2012. It was awesome to see them grown in the short amount of time and once again they killed it at Mayhem earlier this year.

Their set at the Regency was brutal as they unleashed a heavy dose of metal to the immersed crowd. The crowd went wild as they created a circle pit that extended the length of the venue. It was awesome as the energy of the crowd mirrored the band on the stage. When they perform, they give 150% percent of themselves and hold nothing back. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

If the Moving On Tour is coming to a venue remotely near you, do yourself a favor and get to a show!  The Tour features headliners Asking Alexandria with other special guests Bless the Fall, Chelsea Grin, and the Family Ruin. Check the dates below:

  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s

If you don’t get a chance to see them out on the Moving On Tour, make sure to catch them on the Slow Your Troll and Know Your Role Tour presented by Revolver Magazine and Rockstar Energy Drink. The tour is set to kick off in January and will include Veil of Maya, Volumes, Gideon and The Last Ten Seconds of Life. Details and tickets can be found by visiting here: http://soundrink.com/front/tour/upon-a-burning-body-and-veil-of-maya.

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Stay tuned as we will be bringing you an interview with guitarist Ruben as we talk about the tour. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news and pick up their latest album, The World Is My Enemy Now.

~ Marisol

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Last night was a rainy one in San Francisco but inside the Regency Ballroom you found a crowd of even more soaked fans. These fans were drenched in sweat as they had spent the night moshing, crowd surfing and just releasing every ounce of energy. Asking Alexandria was just as fierce on the stage, reciprocating with their own adrenaline filled set that left everyone Breathless! What a fantastic night. As you know, Asking Alexandria are one of our favorite bands and when they perform live, it is as you have been shocked by a defibrillator. You receive the right amount of electric dose of energy to bring you back to life.

The 14 song setlist included songs from all their albums and the crowd went wild for each and every song, whether they were singing along to Moving On, fist pounding to Not The American Average, or intensely moshing to The Prophecy or To The Stage.  What I love about this band, is that each and every one of them has insurmountable stage presence that combined delivers a spectacular set.

Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

If the Moving On Tour is coming to a venue remotely near you, do yourself a favor and get to a show!  The Tour features headliners Asking Alexandria with special guests Bless the Fall, Chelsea Grin, Upon a Burning Body and the Family Ruin. Check the dates below:

  • TUE 12/02 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO  MOVED TO EL CORAZON
  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s

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There are also only two more weeks remaining until the release of The Asking Alexandria LIVE Concert DVD, LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND DVD. The 2 disc Live Concert DVD is set to release on December 15th through Sumerian Records. Just in time for you to pick it up for Christmas and make sure to get one for everyone on your list! “At long last, we are FINALLY releasing our first ever DVD,” says guitarist BEN BRUCE. “We have been promising this DVD for a long time now, but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. There is so much unseen footage on this release including our sold-out show at Brixton in London, our reckless Halloween concert in Hollywood, intimate behind the scenes footage, the ‘Through Sin and Self Destruction’ short film and every music video we have ever recorded. It’s been a long time in the making but we hope you enjoy every second of this. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years and welcome to the family.

Make sure to also check their social media sites for updates on tour dates.

~ Marisol

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In This Moment are busy out on their Black Widow Tour but on Black Widow Friday they delivered a special treat to everyone by releasing their new video for Big Bad Wolf. The song which brings to life the childhood fairy tale absolutely kicks ass. It is a ferocious track of their recently released Black Widow album.Check out the video here:

The video was directed by Maria Brink and Robert Kley. Make sure to check out the remaining dates of the Black Widow Tour and get yourself to a show:

 

2-Dec-14 House Of Blues Houston TX
4-Dec-14 Civic Center Abilene TX
5-Dec-14 Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi TX
6-Dec-14 Pharr Events Center Pharr TX
8-Dec-14 House of Blues Dallas TX
9-Dec-14 Club Brady Tulsa OK
10-Dec-14 210 Kapones Live San Antonio TX
11-Dec-14 The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Ctr. Lubbock TX
13-Dec-14 House Of Blues Las Vegas NV
14-Dec-14 House Of Blues San Diego CA
16-Dec-14 The Filmore San Francisco CA

 

We are excited for the San Francisco date and will make sure to bring you full coverage. We will continue to keep you updated but also make sure to visit their social media sites for more details!

~ Marisol


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I hope you are sitting down for this one. Rock on the Range 2015 has just announced the lineup and it is purely unbelievable!!! They just posted the list via their Facebook page:

Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, BabyMetal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz & more to be announced, including the performers in the ROTR Comedy Tent.

The festival is set for May, 15, 16 & 17th and pre-sale is OPEN now! Specially priced pre-sale tickets will be available until 9:59am on Friday. Get your tickets NOW to save money before they go on-sale to the public. Layaway, Hotel & Camping packages also on-sale now. BUY NOW to see the BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL IN THE US, May 15 – 17 – Rock On The Range, Where Rock Lives! Buy here with password “Ranger4Life”: http://bit.ly/ROTR15

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We are so excited to see an absolute list of our favorite bands and really excited to see Santa Cruz, We Are Harlot, Crobot, Falling In Reverse, and many of our other featured bands this year. We can’t wait for this one and we will feature all the artists who will be playing at Rock on the Range in the next five months so stay tuned!!

~ Marisol

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We recently told you about the amazing concert this past Sunday night as Steel Panther and Judas Priest gave San Jose a heavy dose of metal. In case you missed it, you can check out article here: Sunday night with Judas Priest and Steel Panther. They once again delivered a top notch in your face set that satisfied all the rockers and heavy metal heads.

As promised, we wanted to bring you our interview with Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx shortly before them hitting the stage at the San Jose National City Civic. Sit back and enjoy:

These guys are definitely proof that Rock n Roll is alive and kicking. They bring the rock music alive the second they take the stage. If you have never been to a Steel Panther concert, then you are MISSING OUT! I swear, they have top honors as the most enjoyable fun concert ever. Need more of a Steel Panther fix? Well then, here you go…. Check out these photos from their set in San Jose:

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You can also check out the following dates where you can see them live and don’t forget they will be returning foe their residencies at the House of Blues Sunset Strip and House of Blues Las Vegas in February! Then right back on the road for more non-stop touring!

NOVEMBER

  • 21        Boise, ID                     CenturyLink Arena*
  • 22        Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome*

*supporting Judas Priest

DECEMBER

  •  3         Tokyo, Japan              O-East
  •  4         Osaka, Japan             Akaso
  • 10        Charlotte, NC              The Fillmore
  • 12        Cincinnati, OH             Bogart’s
  • 13        Cleveland, OH              Hard Rock
  • 14        Royal Oak, MI               Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • 16        Chicago, IL                  House Of Blues
  • 17        Nashville, TN              Marathon Music Works
  • 19        St. Paul, MN               Myth
  • 20        Des Moines, IA           7 Flags Event Center
  • 21        Madison, WI                Orpheum Theatre
  • 29        New York, NY             Gramercy Theatre
  • 30        Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts
  • 31        Silver Springs, MD      The Fillmore

JANUARY, 2015

  • 15        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
  • 16        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom

FEBRUARY, 2015

  • 11        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 13        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
  • 18        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 20        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues
  • 25        West Hollywood, CA   House Of Blues
  • 27        Las Vegas, NV            House Of Blues

 

I hope you already have your copy of All You Can Eat and if not, pick it up and grab some extra to give at the Holidays. Nothing says Merry Christmas more, than getting some Steel Panther in your stocking! Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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ARCH ENEMY have announced Jeff Loomis as their new guitarist and he will be joining them on their upcoming European tour as well as all future 2015 tour dates. Jeff Loomis states: I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in NEVERMORE. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!

After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, ARCH ENEMY is parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle, who states: With ‘War Eternal’, I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”  USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.  Michael Amott (guitars) comments:We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!
The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the ‘War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

In case you missed our coverage of Arch Enemy when they made a stop in San Francisco earlier this month, make sure to check it out here.   Check out the upcoming tour dates and hopefully you can catch them coming to a venue near you:

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

ARCH ENEMY – live in Europe with KREATOR
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
Jan. 29, 2015 – Teatro Estudio Cavaret – Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan. 30, 2015 – Jose Cuervo Salón – Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 01, 2015 – Coliseo el Salitre Bogota, Colombia
Feb. 03, 2015 – Club Blondie Santiago, Chile
Feb. 04, 2015 – Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, Chile
Feb. 06, 2015 – Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Feb. 07, 2015 – Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb. 08, 2015 – Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
Feb. 10, 2015 – El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb. 12, 2015 – Plaza de toros Belmonte – Quito, Ecuador
May. 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway
Jun. 04, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany

I will leave you with a slideshow of photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set in San Francisco:

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Check out the video for their song, As The Pages Burn which is off their latest album, War Eternal and has been hailed as their strongest album to date:

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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Sunday nights have really become the best night for great concerts and last night was definitely one of the finest nights in music. Northern California was treated to a double dose of heavy metal with legendary Judas Priest and the fun Steel Panther. We arrived at the City National Civic early to find a great line of dedicated fans waiting for the show.

I was really excited to see that Steel Panther was opening for Judas Priest on this tour. We have had the great pleasure of seeing them over half a dozen times and they still hold top honors for the funnest concert ever attended. Before the show we were able to interview Michael Starr and Lexxi Foxx and we will be bringing that hilarious interview to you later this week. Steel Panther put on an awesome set that fired up the crowd and insured that everyone was having a great time. Even those that were not familiar with Steel Panther and might have at first found their humor which some may consider “off color” (I find welcoming and hilarious!!)  soon dismissed their shocked looks on their faces, lighted up and enjoyed the concert. They definitely won over the crowd and got everyone in true metal form for Judas Priest. Check out a sneak peek of photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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After Steel Panther, their was an intermission and when the lights came on, you could finally see how packed the venue was! It definitely looked like a sold out or nearly sold out show. I was so excited to finally see Judas Priest live! This was the first time I was going to see Judas Priest since 32 years ago on November 20th, 1982 my parents banned me from attending the show at the Cow Palace because they wouldn’t let us 14 year old girls head out by ourselves to the show!  It was funny to hear the guys next to us who were talking about that very same show. My husband even went to it and told me how it still is one of his favorite concerts of his life.

The lights dimmed and the crowd roared with excitement as the Judas Priest banner dropped and they came out and tore up the place. They started right off with Dragonaut and you could just feel the energy travel through the venue. It was intense and spectacular and clearly deserves to be on my list of top concerts. I was absolutely mesmerized as I watched Rob maneuver the stage as the Metal God that he is. It was humbling to be there and watch the man who truly shaped so many lives and became the foundation of our love of metal. What a night! The set list was filled with favorites as well as new ones. Some of the highlights for me were definitely, Metal Gods, Halls of Valhalla, Love Bites,Turbo Lover, Hell Bent for Leather, and Breaking the Law. To be honest, the entire night was one fantastic highlight! Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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We will be bringing you more coverage of each set but wanted to at least give you a quick recap of the night. Stay tuned for more Judas Priest and Steel Panther to feed your addiction! There is still another week left of the US Tour and I hope you get a chance to see it. Make sure to visit all their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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