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METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Spurs the Return of Heavy Metal Messenger


After a long dormancy, one release has brought Heavy Metal Messenger back to the blogosphere: METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. I am on my fourth listen and I am beginning to get headbangers whiplash! Each time I listen I enjoy it more. If you’ve only heard one or a few of these new songs you are doing yourself … Continue reading

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The Iron Maidens Orchestrate Iron Maiden Takeover At House Of Blues Anaheim


By Andrew Bansal September 3rd 2015, House Of Blues, Anaheim CA:In the modern era of the music industry, album releases are nowhere near as highly anticipated as they once were, owing mainly due to the advent of pre-release leaks and piracy. But there are still a handful of exceptions to the norm, and a new … Continue reading

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LYNCH MOB’S “REBEL,” IS WICKED GOOD.


I’ve been a fan of Lynch Mob for a long time now. They’ve had their ups, “Wicked Sensation,” their downs, everything following “Lynch Mob,” and have re-emerged as a naturally more mature and fluid outfit that kicks some serious ass. The leadoff track is a good start but the weakest track on the disc. Lynch … Continue reading

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SLASH To Make MAJOR Announcement Tomorrow on CBS This Morning.


Tune in tomorrow (Thursday, May 7) to watch the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer Slash join “CBS This Morning” live on CBS TV at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT (PT is tape-delayed) for an interview and special announcement. Online, viewers can tune in live to watch the interview on CBSN, CBS News‘ interactive streaming … Continue reading

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2014 In Review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

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AC/DC “Rock or Bust.” Best AC/DC Album Since For Those About To Rock?


Firstly, Shame, shame, shame on all of you Hard Rock and Metal fans that haven’t bought this album yet! Secondly, HOLY CRAP is this album good. This is easily the best work the boys from Down Under have done since “The Razor’s Edge and in my opinion, probably the best since For Those About To Rock. Yeah, … Continue reading

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STRYPER- No More Hell to Pay REVIEW & “SYMPATHY,” VIDEO


You remember those black and yellow spandex clad Christian metallers, yeah, that Stryper. They have mounted a little comeback in recent years and this disc completes a full on metal re-emergence. No More Hell to Pay is packed with crunchy, tasty riffs, by Michael Sweet and Oz Fox and rock solid and at times impressive … Continue reading