Wicked Jaw (Captured Tracks Records). Review by Christopher Long.
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Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.
Omens (Epic). Review by Tony Bowman.
600 miles. 18 hours. 10 cans of Monster. 3 tanks of gas. 2 Anthrax CDs. For Christopher Long there was 1 mission - to see the RockNRoll Chorus live in concert. Hard core. It’s how we roll.
John 5 and the Creatures give a class in Guitar God 101 at the Social.
Modern-day metal stalwart, In This Moment returned to Orlando, headlining an impressive, mind-melting, four-band affair.
Danzig and DevilDriver tested the limits of the Hard Rock’s code of concert audience conduct at a recent Orlando date. Jen Cray plays nice for security.
One thousand lucky Orlando fans experienced a virtual 3-D all-star rock and roll event sponsored by Jägermeister! Chris Long could’ve used a little more rock and a little less talk.
BlackNRoll (Armoury). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Eco-War, The Need To Kill (Selfmadegod). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Staind challenges the foundation of Chicago’s Congress Theater. Cindy Barrymore dons her helmet and boots and marches deep into the trenches.
Slower! Slower! Jen Cray is bowled over by the brutal trudge of an evening with Down , Weedeater and the mighty Melvins.
Dan Donegan gives Ink 19’s Elianne Halbersberg the lowdown on Indestructible, Disturbed’s third consecutive No. 1 album, following in Metallica’s footsteps, and getting laid at concerts.
Inflikted (Roadrunner). Review by Jen Cray.
EP (Housecore). Review by Jen Cray.
What began as a side project for Pantera members Phillip Anselmo and Rex Brown has since become a supergroup within the metal world. Down brought their metal alumni to Orlando, and Jen Cray got herself an invite.
Dimmu Borgir may have been the draw that brought in the crowd, but the night was stolen by openers Kataklysm and Unearth, according to Jen Cray.
War Of Aggression (Victory). Review by Jen Cray.
The Blackening (Roadrunner). Review by Jen Cray.
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