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GLOBAL METAL: BANDS YOU MAY NOT KNOW, BUT SHOULD

  Here in the new millennium, much in the world of metal has changed since the days of tape-trading in the 80’s or listening to late-night FM radio and television in the 90’s to get our newest metal fixes satisfied.  Nowadays, it’s all about the internet.  Podcasts,...

ROCK ON THE RANGE: DAY 3 REVIEW

COLUMBUS, OH –   ...and then there was THREE CHRIS:  I woke from the coma that day 2 had laid me into in my cozy Hotel room, under nice warm blankets, with the A/C blasting and a Jimi Hendrix documentary was on TV (it’s called “Voodoo Child” and it’s told through his...

ROCK ON THE RANGE: DAY 2 REVIEW

Whew…that was some day (A day 2 review of Rock on the Range) CHRIS:  I know that hindsight is 20/20, and no one can see what the future holds, but I 99.999995% KNEW that Saturday was the best day at this festival. Stellar performances, great food AND I discovered...

ROCK ON THE RANGE – DAY ONE REVIEW

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Some things belong at the end, and some at the beginning. Now, considering this was my first ever Rock on the Range experience, I’m going to have to say that the jury is still out when it comes to ranking it as the best festival I’ll attend this year...

BREAKING BENJAMIN wsg RED AT THE WAR MEMORIAL IN NASHVILLE, TN

  Breaking Benjamin is well known for their powerful lyrics and the strong connection their fans have to their music. Breaking Benjamin was originally founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and former drummer Jeremy Hummel.  The band has faced...

ROCK ON THE RANGE: A PREVIEW

COLUMBUS, OHIO – So this will be my first ever Rock on the Range festival, and until this morning at around 4:45am, I was simply excited for another festival. The tragic death of another vocal hero of mine has changed that feeling slightly, but we’ll get to that in a...

RONNIE JAMES DIO – DEATH DAY

It’s been SEVEN Years MAY 16, 2010 will forever be a dark day for me. It’s going to have to take the birth of another child or maybe a lottery win on this day (Powerball Jackpot is $203 Million today…fingers crossed) to lift the cloud cast by the death of one of my...

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND ANTRHAX IN ST. LOUIS, MO ON MAY 1, 2017

Monday, May 1st I arrived at The Pageant in downtown St. Louis, Mo and quickly noticed how many people were also arriving for the show. Rock fans did not care that it was Monday night, they were ready for a great show, no matter how much they would regret it the next...

FESTIVAL SEASON 2017 IS UPON ON US, WHERE WILL WE SEE YOU?

The pits are freshly opened. The mud is soft and wet. The 2017 festival season is upon us,  have you purchased your tickets yet?!? Last weekend the 2017 North American rock festival season official kicked off with Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida and Fort...

INTERVIEW – BLIND LOCOMOTIVE

Bloodrock Media Exclusive Interview:  Bloodrock Media's Jennifer Pinckney sat down with the guys of Blind Locomotive for an exclusive interview.

KITTIE Bassist Trish Doan Dead at 31

KITTIE Bassist Trish Doan Dead at 31 A sad day for metal music guys and dolls as KITTIE bassist Trish Doan has reportedly passed away. While the cause of death is unknown, the tragedy was unveiled by the women of Kittie via their official Facebook page and reaffirmed...

The Grammy’s: Someone Done Eff’ed Up

The Grammy's:  Someone Done Eff'ed Up After many years and many nominations, Megadeth finally snagged a Grammy for their 2016 release Dystopia, winning Best Metal Performance.  While the headbanging masses jumped from their couches with excitement, their joy instantly...

Lacey Sturm – A Conversation About Family, Life, Purpose, and Love

Lacey Sturm - A Conversation About Family, Life, Purpose, and Love by April Baggins for Bloodrock Media As my co-interviewer and I walked in the frigid February Michigan cold, toward the humble tour bus of Lacey Sturm, former front woman of Flyleaf, I began mentally...

SHIPROCKED 2017: ROCK HARD, VACATION HARDER

January 15th our rockin' vacation officially began at the Shiprocked pre-party in Miami, Florida.  The veterans of Shiprocked and a lot of newbies (myself included) came together to celebrate our impending departure.   A few bands played acoustic sets to prepare our...

Slayer with Anthrax and Death Angel

Written by Michael Welter on October 13, 2016 for Bloodrock Media For me, live music has always been a family affair, the perfect escape and bonding opportunity. In 1979 my uncle Robb took me to see Kiss with Judas Priest. I was eleven years old and from that moment...

3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, & Red Sun Rising – Memphis, TN on 9/21/2016

Written by Jennifer Pinckney on September 22, 2016 for Bloodrock Media On September 21, 2016 in downtown Memphis, TN, I had the opportunity to see 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, and Red Sun Rising at the Orpheum Theatre. The venue, classic and beautiful, typically hosting...

October Metal Insanity

Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media Rejoice Metalheads, October comes bearing some extremely head banging hits. The Metal Gods have smiled upon us and the month of October is bringing us many, many gifts. Candiria, Red Fang, Dillinger Escape Plan, Car Bomb, and...

ROCK FEST 2016 IN KANSAS CITY, MO

My assistant and I arrived early to the Liberty Memorial in downtown Kansas City on Saturday morning to get in the venue and get ready for the 24th year of Rock Fest. This festival is known as the biggest single day rock show in America. They have been known to have...

Marianas Trench with Skylar Stecker – Nashville, TN

It’s a Wednesday night and I get to see a very talented 14 year old star Skylar Stecker along with the very entertaining Marianas Trench. First on the agenda was meeting Skylar for a quick interview to learn more about this up and rising star. She was such a fun...

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