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All Hell’s Breaking Loose Tour featuring Raven/Vicious Rumors/Lutharo/Wicked

In a rare twist, I saw this tour on two different nights in two different locations. Both shows had their own energy and appeal. On a Monday night, I drove to Baltimore, MD and saw the bands play at The Metro Baltimore and then down to Richmond, VA for the Cobra Cabana show on Wednesday.  Continue Reading »

Artillery 40th Anniversary Tour

Artillery 40th Anniversary Tour

Catharsis/Lost Soul/Shovelhead A.D./Hollowed Grounds

Catharsis/Lost Soul/Shovelhead A.D./Hollowed Grounds
Another Round Bar and Grill – Richmond, VA

Paradiso/Cranium Drain/Part Death – Free Metal Friday

Another Round Bar and Grill – Richmond, VA FREE METAL FRIDAY!! This should be a thing all over the country to encourage local and regional bands to get out and show off their style. I love that Another Round incentivizes bands and fans to come out for a night of cool music. No cover should  Continue Reading »

Girlschool/Lillian Axe/Alcatrazz – Black Cat, Washington DC – March 28, 2024

Girlschool/Lillian Axe/Alcatrazz – Black Cat, Washington DC – March 28, 2024

Out Of Darkness

Out Of Darkness is a Florida-based four-piece band operating primarily in the Classic Power/Progressive Metal realm, though that is nowhere close to everything they bring to bear on this record. The songs are shaded with Modern and Melodic Metal, bringing a classic sound into the new age. Recently, The band took the time to answer a few questions I posed to them in hopes of getting a better feel of who they are as a whole. Their responses pleased me, not just because they answered politely, but because they gave in depth, poignant answers (and cited some of my favorite bands as influences!). Read through and you will see this is a complex band with big ideas and bigger dreams. May the Metal Gods smile upon them!

Grave Heist/Coronary Thrombosis/Sickbay/Sacrificial Betrayal – Another Round RVA – Richmond, VA, March 2, 2024

Grave Heist/Coronary Thrombosis/Sickbay/Sacrificial Betrayal – Another Round RVA – Richmond, VA, March 2, 2024

The Iron Maidens/Elizabeth’s Furnace – Backseat Event Center, Winchester, VA, February 17, 2024

February 17, 2024, a night of technical issues and a concert that overcame all of those issues to rock your brains out. The Iron Maidens ruled the night and Elizabeth’s Furnace rocked out. Fun for all on a cold Saturday night in Winchester, VA.

Dishumanized – The Maze of Solitude

Dishumanized is a solo project formed due to some of the inherent turmoil found in establishing a band; heavy line-up rotation and the chaos this creates when trying to build a band and brand at the same time. Harald Berger turned his energy and passion into something he had complete creative license over, something that would allow him to realize his vision Sometimes you just have to take control because constant change dilutes the message you are trying to get across. Having played in many different bands and gathering various influences from all his previous work, Harald has brought together Death and Thrash Metal with NWOBHM, Classic Rock, and more to create a Fusion Metal that is both unique and almost timeless.

Receiver – Whispers Of Lore

Receiver is Classic Metal mixed with NWOBHM and some Power/Progressive Metal. Formed in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus, they harken back to a different era. Theirs is an international offering, sounding as if they have been influenced by music from multiple decades and locales. Receiver features soaring clean vocals backed by sterling guitar melodies. Perhaps the real beauty of Whispers of Lore is Receiver’s uncanny ability to seamlessly underpin progressive rock and the sounds of NWOBHM. The rhythms are stunning and the overall compositional quality is what you would expect from a band that has been tirelessly working for over a decade to craft their signature sound. Dealing with weighty topics lyrically, they round out the album with words as complex and meaningful as the music.

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