Omens (Epic). Review by Tony Bowman.
When does a band become a brand? This new documentary examines the current state of the music business and reveals how the “brand” of a rock group now has more power than the members themselves.
Vincent Castiglia is an painter, tattoo artist, metal guitarist and the man who captures amazing images in blood. Bloodlines takes you into his works and world.
John 5 and the Creatures give a class in Guitar God 101 at the Social.
Founder relates the ups and downs of the long-running metal label.
The final word on the history of metal.
You’ve seen the documentary, now see the band! Anvil in 3D, in Tampa, with Carl F Gauze at their feet.
Orlando fans went metal-thrashing mad when the Anthrax/Testament tour recently decimated the House of Blues. Christopher Long was deep in the pit of it.
Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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.
Agony & Opium (20 Buck Spin). Review by Matthew Moyer.
No Mercy Fool/The Suicidal Family (Suicidal). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Elianne Halbersberg nabs Baroness bassist Summer Welch to talk band, record labels, and music in a social media world.
A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros. Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Three of thrash metal’s infamous Big Four recently teamed up and proved to be the mightiest force to hit South Florida since Hurricane Andrew. Chris Long was on hand for the American Carnage Tour with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.
From their new record to their ever-changing front men to personal musical influences, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante had a lot to say leading up to his band’s 2010 tour with thrash metal heavyweights Megadeth and Slayer.
Ashes of Angels (Agonia Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Nihilistic Vision (Agonia). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Trivium traveled Into the Mouth of Hell and ended up back in their home town of Orlando.
Jake Brown takes advantage of the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records to present music fans with his appreciation of its co-founder, Rick Rubin.
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Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
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.