Posts Tagged ‘Hard Rock’


Heavy hard rockers, Throne of Vengeance are putting out a call for help in locating their stolen trailer. They have reported that their trailer was stolen from their storage unit just east of Calgary, Alberta Canada. So please take a look at the picture and share it so we can hopefully locate the unit.

Description: The trailer has TOV lettering spray painted in red on the passenger side, a chrome checker plate splash guard on the front, a white roof vent, and an interstate shield decal on both sides at the rear. License plate #4DC181.



If you don’t already have it, pick up their EP, Live Evil. “‘Live Evil’ is “a collection of songs based on our experiences in the last two years, covering everything from a close friend’s imprisonment for a victim-less crime to the realization of humanity’s demise to the contrast between good and evil and life and death,” says drummer Trevor Cobb.

If there’s anything we would like people to take away from the record, it’s that you should be your own person, do what makes you happy, be aware of your world and be real. We have the power to control our own destiny. Together, we are more powerful than any world leader.”

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I will leave you with a video of their performance during Calgary’s Metal Fest.

~ Marisol


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We were glad we braved the 4 hour traffic filled trek to Sacramento last night to catch the Monster Energy Outbreak Rock Tour. After sitting in traffic for so long, it was great to arrive at the Ace of Spades for a night of heavy music to release all that pent up frustration! The night started right off with a fierce set by Sworn In from Chicago. Holy shit, these guys blew us away!

This was the first time I heard of Sworn In and after just a few minutes of hitting the stage, I was converted from a newbie to an absolute die-hard lover. I am bummed that it has taken me so long to find out about this band, but I am now grateful. They have a ferociously heavy sound that brought the crowd to peak levels within minutes of starting.  I am not going to do them the injustice of trying to describe them as a certain genre or sub-genre, they are just pure energy heavy rock with metal influences that you have to hear. Hands down, one of the best sets from an opening band that I have seen in a long time.  With songs like Snake Eyes and Dead Soul, they are going to be your new Go To band on your playlist.

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

There are still some dates left out on the tour, so make sure to get out and see them!



Now that we are all in that shopping spirit, do yourself a favor and head over to their merch site: and you can do all the shopping you need for yourself and your fellow music lovers! Be sure to also visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news from Sworn In. I will leave you with a video of their performance of one of my favorite songs, Sunshine.

~ Marisol

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We all know the amazing vocals of Dellacoma Rio, former frontman of Australian Hard Rock Band, Sunset Riot and now you can once again enjoy his signature vocals with his new band, Dellacoma. Dellacoma is set to release their debut full length album, South of Everything next year. 2015 definitely promises to be a busy year as Rio explains, “2015 will see the release of our debut full length album titled “South of Everything” This is exciting for me because I’ve never released a full length record before! We will be releasing a couple of videos and of course, more touring!

I know you are ready for some straight up rock n roll and Dellacoma is ready to deliver. They are premiering their new song, My Kinda Woman which is off their upcoming album. Rio comments on the song, “I like to think of ‘My Kinda Woman’ as a masculine love song. It’s straight up and in your face, full of passion and emotion as well as desire. The inspiration is my beautiful wife, we’ve been together 3 and a half years but I still am blown away by her. She’s quite an incredible woman.”  Hold on tight and take a listen to My Kinda Woman:


I love the swirling guitars and powerful vocals that deliver a sultry vibe. I can’t wait to hear more from them and hopefully get to see them soon. We asked Rio about any upcoming shows and he mentions, “At the moment I am doing a few solo band shows as well as some solo acoustic here in Australia. We will be taking to the road hopefully by spring of 2015 to coincide with the release of ‘South of Everything

So make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Dellacoma is:

  • Rick Reynolds: Bass
  • Art Struck: Guitar
  • Matt Cook: Drums
  • Dellacoma Rio: Vocals



Electronic rockers First Class Trash from Las Vegas have definitely been making a name for themselves. What is awesome is the fresh new sound they bring to the music scene with their digital rock and roll. Their music is anything but ordinary as they stand out with their energetic style that is demanding to be heard. First Class Trash has just released their new album, Cutthroat Cocktail and is definitely one you have to add to your playlist! The complete 11 track album takes you on a high energy journey with twist and turns of rock and electronics guiding your way. You will definitely take notice of this band and make sure to let everyone know about First Class Trash.

You can listen to their album through their Soundcloud stream here:


Now that I have you addicted to their music, head over to iTunes here  and pick up your own copy of Cutthroat Cocktail. Make sure to crank it up loud so your neighbors get to enjoy too!

 The album was mixed and mastered by Patrick Crisci of Harsh World Studios, who also mixed and mastered the “Party Through the Apocalypse” EP . We asked him about the upcoming album and he told us,  “First Class Trash are good friends of mine and I think the results sound awesome when I work with them. I did the mixing and mastering on the Album and Eli did a awesome job with engineering and production of the album.

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

~ Marisol

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One of our favorite bands, 9Electric has announced that they will be joining EMPHATIC on their Break The Ice Tour. The tour will kick off on December 3rd in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Guests on the tour also include Kaleido.  Vocalist Thunderwood says,

Me and the 9E boys are so stoked to hit the road with Emphatic and Kaleido this winter: loads of talent, rad songs, and high energy from these bands, so I know we’re gonna be in great company. There’s nothing like tour comradery, and that goes for the bands and for the people we bump fists with city by city, too! We’re really looking forward to catching up with you diehards again, and as for you nubes- can’t wait to meet you! Whoever you are, this tour lineup is gonna knock you on your ass, in the best way possible. See you soon.” 

Check the dates below and make sure to get yourself to a show.

  • 03 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
  • 04 North Platte, NE – Sculley’s Shooter
  • 05 Joplin, MO – Rock 3405
  • 06 Kansas City, MO – Daveys Uptown
  • 07 Cherry Valley, IL – Take 20
  • 09 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Grill / The Reverb Rock
  • 10 Racine, WI – Rt 20
  • 11 Burlington, IA – The Washington
  • 12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
  • 13 Gering, NE – Oregon Trail Lounge
  • 15 Billings, MT – Pub Station
  • 16 Williston, ND – DK’s Lounge
  • 17 Minot, ND – The ‘O’riginal Bar and Nightclub
  • 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
  • 19 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo
  • 20 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
  • 21 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

If you don’t already have it, make sure to pick up their latest EP, Control which was released earlier this year on Street Smart Recordings. You can pick up your copy on iTunes here. Check out a video for their song, Goodbye which is featured on their EP:

9Electric is:

  • Thunderwood – Vocals
  • *Mikey Lopez* – Guitar
  • CaseyDC – Bass
  • Micah Electric – Drums/Programming

Check out a video that Rockin Ryan created with live footage of their set to their song, Filthy:

These four guys have the energy of an army packed in them and are determined to get the crowd on their feet and having a good time which isn’t too hard because their music is absolutely infectious and you can’t stand still. Thunderwood has quite a stage presence that he doesn’t limit to just the stage, as he takes himself as he walks on the bar counters and even propels himself onto the crowd and took his crowd surfing skills to the back of the house insuring everyone was as energized as themselves. Another highlight of their set was when they performed a hellacious cover of AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds. Check out a slideshow of Rockin’ Ryan’s photos from their se earlier this year at the Boardwalk in Orangevalet:

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Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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I just watched the new trailer for the upcoming album, Capture from one of France’s biggest rock bands, One Way Mirror and it is AWESOME! It has me salivating and begging for more. This will be one long winter as we anticipate the release of their new album. Check out the trailer here and get yourself amped:

The band currently plans to tour Europe with Soilwork and also have a full North American tour in the works. Fans of European melodic metal such as Lacuna Coil, In Flames, and Volbeat will embrace this piece along with American fans of Seether, Alice In Chains, and Deftones.

One Way Mirror is:

  • Guillaume Bideau: Vocals
  • David Potvin: Guitar
  • Franck Potvin: Guitar
  • Clément Rouxel: Drums
  • Perdi: Bass

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news!

~ Marisol

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AC/DC have just released a music video for the title track off their upcoming album, Rock or Bust and is true ROCK N ROLL, AC/DC style! Check it out here:

The album,  Rock or Bust is due out on December 2nd, 2014 and you can pre-order it now.  This album will be the first that features Angus and Malcolm’s nephew, Stevie Young as he replaces founding member Malcolm Young who has retired due to illness.


We will continue to keep you updated and we wish all the best wishes and good health to Malcolm. Malcolm was instrumental in making an influence in so many musicians lives and will continue to inspire a whole new generation of rock n rollers!



I will leave you with a video of the last time we saw AC/DC perform here in the Bay Area.

~ Marisol


We have been really enjoying the new music from Foo Fighters and now we are ready for the tour! Check out the tour dates recently announced for North America. The tour will include support from another favorite band, Royal Blood.

Foo Fighters 2015 North American Tour

7/4/15 — Washington D.C. – RFK Stadium
7/6/15 — Camden, N.J. – Susquehanna Bank Center *
7/9/15 — Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
7/16/15 — New York, N.Y. – Citi Field *
7/18/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park **
7/19/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park *
8/12/15 — Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place *
8/13/15 — Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome *
8/17/15 — Denver, Colo. – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *
8/19/15 — Maryland Heights, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
8/21/15 — Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center *
8/22/15 — St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center *
8/24/15 — Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre *
8/25/15 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion *
8/27/15 — Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
8/29/15 — Chicago, Ill. – Wrigley Field (SOLD OUT)
9/11/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
9/12/15 — George, Wash. – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/14/15 — Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
9/16/15 — Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18/15 — Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
9/21/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum
9/25/15 — Phoenix, Ariz. – AK-Chin Pavilion
9/27/15 — Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Amphitheater
9/29/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/30/15 — Wichita, Kan. – INTRUST Bank Arena
10/4/15 — Atlanta, Ga. – Centennial Olympic Park
10/5/15 — Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
10/7/15 — Memphis, Tenn. – FedExForum

* w/ special guest Royal Blood
** w/ special guest Mission of Burma

Online presale is set to begin on Monday, December 1st with general admission starting on December 4th. You can also get a jump start by finding out more about their “Beat the Bots: Box Office Only Pre-Sale” that will happen this Saturday (Nov. 22) at 10AM. Visit their website for a listing of box office locations and details about how to pick up tickets and beat the scalper bots!

We have been loving the first song off their new album, Sonic Highways. The song is called Something From Nothing and is really going to grab a hold of you. The song has the perfect build up and takes you from a solemn intro into that fierce intensity of Dave Grohl’s vocals amid some heavy guitars that have you swirling. I love it!!! It screams 70’s classic rock yet with such a Foo Fighters flair. Check it out here:


We will continue to keep you updated but make sure to visit their social media sites so you don’t miss any of their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Foo Fighters – November 1, 2011  

Powerbalance Pavillion, Sacramento, CA

Photos by Rockin Ryan

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Last week Ace of Spades in Sacramento was definitely the place to be to satisfy your need for ROCK! We got there in time to catch a great set by Force of Habit and then Otherwise came out and rocked the house! Just as we were reeling from our Rock n Roll fix, Buckcherry came out and delivered a full on energy overload set of ROCK! The entire place was fired up and singing along to the crowd favorites as well as their new songs on their EP, FUCK. It was the perfect night to prove that Rock n Roll is not dead and with bands like Buckcherry out there, it will never die.

We had a blast rocking out to all of our favorite songs and one of our highlights was seeing them perform Somebody Fucked With Me. The energy of band was truly matched with the energy of the crowd, with each song it intensified. It is awesome to see a band with a great history, come out and give a 150% every time. Also, the crowd was filled with generations of rock lovers. There were some young rockers as young as 6 and they were rocking out just as hard and heavy as everyone else! Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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Buckcherry recently released a music video for their song, Somebody Fucked With Me and it demonstrates exactly how high energy this band is. It will make you want to see them live and I hope you do! Check out the video here:

Make sure to pick up their EP and also visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news and tour dates.

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I always like arriving early for shows at the Ace of Spades, in hopes of catching another great local band. We were there last week to cover the Otherwise and Buckcherry show and were glad to arrive just in time as one of our favorite local metal/hard rock bands took the stage, Force of Habit. We have caught these guys play several times in the past couple years and they always put on a great show.

This was their first show with their new drummer, Max Ross and he was great! These guys have definitely refined their sound and do a great job at energizing the crowd. They have like a modern Metallica vibe but are, in no way imitating. They are truly developing their own signature sound that has been pleasing Northern California fans for some time now. Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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Fittingly, they of course,they played a great cover of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades that had the crowd fired up! Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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