Latest Video for “The Blame Game” from City of the Weak


Cody Hoffman & City of the Weak the video showcases not only the band’s music but also the immense visual appeal that the band carries.

CD Review: Slayer “Repentless”


Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, what “Repentless” lacks in run time it makes up for in guitar riffage,

Concert Review: GWAR “30 Years of Tourment” Rochester, NY

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Very apparent that Mr. Brockie left some extremely large latex and goo covered shoes to fill

White Zombie’s Sean Yseult talks about her exhibit at Sacred Gallery in NYC, “Retrospective”

Sean Yseult

Co-founder/bassist for the heavy metal band White Zombie

Drummer Anton Fig talks about re-release of solo album “Figments”


Drummer for David Letterman’s house band the CBS Orchestra

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon talks about new album “Kill the Flaw”

Lajon Witherspoon

Lead vocalist of heavy metal group Sevendust

Testament’s Alex Skolnick talks about new band Metal Allegiance and their debut album

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Guitarist for the legendary thrash metal band Testament

CD Review: Sevendust “Kill the Flaw”


“Kill the Flaw” doesn’t reinvent the wheel but instead it capitalizes on the strengths Sevendust are known for

CD Review: Motorhead “Black Magic”

Bad Magic

“Bad Magic” is the latest offering from the band and sadly I just couldn’t get into the album

CD Review: Against Me! “23 Live Sex Acts”


Features 23 live tracks which were recorded during various shows from the bands tour last year

Audiotopsy’s Greg Tribbett talks about debut album “Natural Causes”


Former Guitarist from Mudvayne and Hellyeah

CD Review: Metal Allegiance: “Metal Allegiance”


I really have to tip my hat to Mark Menghi for pulling this off and I hope that more of these albums will follow.

CD Review: Terror “The Twenty Fifth Hour”


Terror once again proves why they are easily one of my favorite hardcore bands out there.

Concert Review: Earth, Wind and Fire/Chicago – Kansas City, Missouri


After three and a half hours the bands said goodnight to an adoring crowd who gave them a much deserved ovation.

Concert Review: Slipknot “This Summer’s Last Stand Tour” Darien Center, NY


With a line up this impressive the energy outside was running high and as the night progressed each act did a great job building on that energy.

CD Review: Lamb of God “VII – Sturm Und Drang”

Sturm Und Drang

“VII: Sturm Und Drang” the bands most well rounded release to date

CD Review: Royal Blood “Royal Blood”


Though I found the album didn’t quite capture all the power of the groups live element it certainly comes pretty close.

CD Review: Ghost “Meliora”


“Meliora” is a decent album. Will it appeal to everyone? Probably not.

Concert Review “Alternative Buffalo 107.7 Kerfuffle 2015” Buffalo, NY

Alternative Buffalo

The unique surroundings proved to be the perfect setting for the annual music festival which featured 10 bands and a variety of local vendors

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe talks about new album “Resolution” and his memoir “Dark Days”


Lead singer of Lamb of God

Concert Review: Breaking Benjamin “Dark Before Dawn Tour” Big Flats, NY

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Throughout the bands 22 song set the band took time to show their appreciation for the crowds support throughout the numerous bouts of bad weather leading up to the bands performance.

Concert Review: Foo Fighters “Break a Leg Tour” Citi Field, Flushing, NY

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There were certainly many highlights of the evening’s performance and the band did a spot on job of giving the fans their money’s worth

Concert Review “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” Orlando, FL


The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses was a delicious meal for the ears and eyes

David Gilmour to Release New Album, “Rattle That Lock” Friday, September 18, 2015


The “Live 2016” appearances will be David Gilmour’s first live concert dates since the “On An Island” tour in 2006

Howie Fields and “Big” John Wallace discuss music and Harry Chapin


Drummer Howie Fields and bass player “Big” John Wallace answser a few questions about Harry Chapin and his music.

Concert Review: Heart “Music=Love Tour”


As the set progressed both Ann and Nancy took turns at the mic introducing the numbers and giving some background on some of the more personal songs.

Starset’s Dustin Bates talks about debut album “Transmissions”


Lead singer for rock band Starset

CD Review: Phinehas “Till The End”


The latest offering from Phinehas is an album you can throw on and listen to over and over again without it becoming stale or repetitive.

CD Review: Starset “Transmissions”


As the album progresses listeners are bombarded with distorted guitars and catchy choruses that with ease get stuck in your head.

CD Review: Lynch Mob “Rebel”


Ever since the group’s reunion in 2008 Lynch Mob has continued to once again grow with each album they release and “Rebel” is no exception

Concert Review: The Rolling Stones @ Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri


They bill themselves as “The Worlds’ Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” and last Saturday night the Rolling Stones more then lived up to that title…

Concert Review: Rob Zombie “Super Monster Sex Action Tour 2015”


Each time Rob Zombie takes the stage he does not disappoint and this night’s show was no different

Concert Review: “Transgender Dysphoria Tour 2015” Buffalo, NY


(Against Me!)…the band sounded killer as always which made for a really great night of music.

CD Review: Tremonti “Cauterize”


Even though I found the first half of the album to be a bit redundant as a whole “Cauterize” is a rawkus 10 track release

Anti-Flag’s Chris No. 2 talks about new album “American Spring”


Bass Guitarist for Anti-Flag

Blu-ray/CD Review “Melissa Etheridge: A Little Bit of Me: Live In L.A.”

A Little Bit of Me

With Etheridge’s last live release clocking in at over 2 hrs. and packed with bonus footage there was certainly something’s left to be desired.

CD Review: Nekrogoblikon “Heavy Meta”


Even if you are not a fan of the whole goblin perspective “Heavy Meta” is strong enough to stand on its own as a solid extreme metal album.

Jason Becker talks about new signature products and collaboration with Guitar Player Magazine


Legendary Guitarist with Cacophony

Concert Review “Abominator Tour 2015” Syracuse, NY


The night proved to be a unique and up close experience that the Syracuse crowd seemed to really enjoy.

Coal Chamber’s Mikey Cox talks about new album “Rivals”


Drummer for heavy metal band Coal Chamber

Testament’s Chuck Billy talks about signature line of vaping pens “The Chief”


Vocalist for the legendary bay area thrash metal band Testament

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls’ Puikkonen talks about debut album “Farm Machine”

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Drummer for the Finnish bluegrass/rock/metal band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls

CD Review: Good Riddance “Peace in Our Time”

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From start to finish “Peace in Our Time” held my attention and made me want to get up and move.

CD Review: Coal Chamber “Rivals”


Long time Coal Chambers fans who have been wishing for the release of new material prayers have been answered as “Rivals” will certainly meet their expectations.

Witness Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and More on the 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise


Cruise with Today’s Greatest Guitar Gods – Setting Sail February 20, 2016 from Miami, FL

Announcing the Second Annual “Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” Fueled by Monster Energy Drink


Set for July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

CD Review: Anti-Flag “American Spring”


Solid song structure consisting of catchy choruses and thought provoking verses make this an album that gets in your head and stays there

CD Review: Revolve “The Road to Here”


With such a solid effort from the bands first attempt I am anxious to hear what they will do next as the future seems bright for Revolve.

The Runaways’s Cherie Currie talks about latest solo album “Reverie”


Lead singer in The Runaways

Prong’s Tommy Victor talks about new album “Songs From the Black Hole”


Lead singer/guitarist for the heavy metal band Prong

Robben Ford talks about new solo album “Into the Sun”

Robben Ford

Guitarist/Collaborator with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and Kiss

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn talks about directing the film “Mall”


DJ in rock band Linkin Park

Fall to June’s Ben Badger talks about newest album “


Lead singer of Fall to June

CD Review: Judas Priest “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


Though I wasn’t a fan of all the discs from the “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition I found the live portion of this release more than made up for it.

VITAL Emcee discusses his newest mixtape ‘F.A.G.’ (Free of All Guilt)


Hip-Hop/Rap Musician

Concert Review “An Evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield” Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA


The first collaboration between Mayfield and Avett and hopefully not the last as the magic heard on the album was flawlessly created on stage

Concert Review: John 5 and the Creatures, Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY


Though this may be John’s first tour as a solo artist he’s certainly no stranger to the stage as his 20 plus years of experience in music certainly showed as he worked the audience like a true veteran of the stage

Hollywood Undead Set to Perform at Both Festivals This Spring And Kick off World’s Loudest Month With Official Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Pre-Party In Jacksonville


Hollywood Undead Unveils New Video for “day of the Dead” Today…

Drowning Pool’s CJ Pierce reflects on the 13th anniversary of album “Sinners”


Guitarist for heavy metal band Drowning Pool

Crazytown’s Seth “Shifty” Binzer talks about new album “The Brimstone Sluggers”


Front man of Crazytown

Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Announces Tequila World and Onsite Sponsor Activites for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival April 25 & 26


Onsite Sponsor Activities, Tequila World Details, And Interactive Art Installation with Notable Graffiti Artist Risk Announced for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival

CD Review: Rob Zombie “Spook Show International Live”


Recorded during the “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” tour Rob and his band deliver their signature show right to your living room.

CD Review “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

Immortal Randy Rhoads

Produced and compiled by Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick the album certainly lives up to its title.

Bumblefoot talks about latest solo album “Little Brother is Watching”


Co-lead guitarist with Guns N’ Roses

CD Review: Bumblefoot “Little Brother is Watching”


Bumblefoot takes you on a musical journey that will light up your senses.

Modest Mouse Set to Headline Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival 2015


Festival Confirmed for Spring Break weekend- March 7 & 8

Jim Wilson talks about new group called Motor Sister


Guitarist with groups like The Rollins Band, Daniel Lanois and was a founding member of the blues rock band Mother Superior

Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay talks about touring with Wovenwar

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Vocalist for Oh, Sleeper

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho talks about latest album “You Wanna Start a War”

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Frontman of Fozzy

ShipRocked 2015: Party Hard, Vacation Harder!


This year was better than ever with an optional added day on the ship for the Superbowl Sail Away pre-party, but even with that addition, most survivors of this voyage at sea couldn’t get enough!

RED’s Randy Armstrong talks about album “Of Beauty and Rage”


Bassist in band RED

Seth Avett discusses new album “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

Seth Avett Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith


CD Review: Motor Sister “Ride”


Though there is no new material contained on “Ride”, the new versions of songs like “Beg Barrow Steal” and “Fork in the Road” blast our your speakers.

CD Review “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

Seth Avett Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith

The recordings have a very natural and warm feel which makes this an album you can put on after a long day and just escape into the music.

Concert Review “Juggernaut Tour 2015” Rochester, NY


Despite weather putting a huge damper on the evening’s attendance the 3 bands that performed demonstrated nothing but sheer professionalism.

Dweezil Zappa talks about Randy Rhoads tribute album “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

Dweezil Zappa-Twitter

Guitarist and son of Frank Zappa

When It Was Time To Party, We Partied Hard – An Interview With Andrew W.K.


Musician “Party Hard”, TV Host, DJ, “King of Partying”

John 5 talks about latest album “Careful with that Axe”


Guitarist with with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie

CD Review: John 5 “Careful with That Axe”


You don’t have to be a guitarist to enjoy the over the top instrumentation, eerie overdubs and/or crunching heavy metal rhythms

Vanilla Ice & Coolio Headline Tin Roof’s First Outdoor Concert


I-Drive 360’s Live Music Joint Hosts Concert In Front Of The Orlando Eye

CD Review: NOFX “Backstage Passport Soundtrack”

12 Jacket (3mm Spine)

Fans expecting a greatest hits type compilation should take note as this is certainly not the case

CD Review: Engel “Raven Kings”


“Raven Kings” is certainly no different and could easily the bands most progressive work yet.

CD Review: Black Veil Brides “Black Veil Brides”


The group has appeared to have returned to its roots as “Black Veil Brides” is a straight forward rock/metal album speckled with nods to the bands early influences.

In Flames’ Niclas Engelin talks about touring and new album “Raven Kings”

Niclas Engelin

Guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames

Media Mikes’ Music Wrap-Up for 2014


It’s time for our annual year end wrap up where the writers here at the site get together to present our top 5 album releases of the year

“The Dukes of Hazard” star Tom Wopat talks about his new Christmas album with John Schneider


“The Dukes of Hazard”

Grammy Winner, Michael W. Smith talks about new album “The Spirit of Christmas”

Photographer: Cameron Powell

Christian Singer, Grammy and Dove Award Winner

Durga McBroom-Hudson talks about working with Pink Floyd on “The Endless River”


Singer/Songwriter, backing vocals for Pink Floyd

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer talks about his new biography and 2015 plans


Drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch

Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Chris Broderick talk about their work with group Metal Allegiance

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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson & Former Megadeth lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick

Vinyl LP Review “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Princess Celestia”


if you are a die-hard “”My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” fan you should make you way to the closest Hot Topic ASAP

The Rods’ Dave “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy talks about new song “Great Big Fake Ones”


David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar and vocals) and Carl Canedy (drums and vocals)

CD Review: Finch “Back to Oblivion”


Though it lacks the charm and catchiness of the bands earlier releases “Back to Oblivion” still has something unique for the bands long time fans

CD Review: CJ Ramone “Last Chance to Dance”


The album consists of 12 brand new tracks by Ramone and company that will surely unchain your inner pinhead

CD Review “The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need” Various Artists


30 ground breaking tracks spread over two discs which lives up to the releases name

Vinyl Review “Frozen: The Songs”


Really isn’t the highest quality LP. It is pressed on 120g and has quite of bit of noise throughout.

Dr. Dilznik and the Last Rekrute Relese Their New Video, “Still the Same”


They remain the most popular guests on our “Behind the Mikes” Podcast so when Dr. Dilznik and the Last Rekrute told us they were dropping their latest video we had to share the love.

Cavalera Conspiracy’s Iggor Cavalera talks about latest album “Pandemonium”


Drummer from the heavy metal band Cavalera Conspiracy.

Vinyl Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Christmas Attic”

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This is the first time that “The Christmas Attic” has ever been being made available on vinyl.

Season After’s James Beattie talks about new album “Calamity Scars & Memoirs”


Guitarist for the hard rock/heavy metal band Season After