CD Review: Lamb of God “The Duke”

Fan’s of the band already know that “The Duke” EP is a must have however what I think really stands out is that the EP is accessible enough to where new comers and more casual listeners can easily get into as well.

Travis Barker Presents: MUSINK a Three-Day Tattoo Convention, Car Show & Concert

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Top Ten Songs Casino Themed Songs!

Whether its movies, books or music, tales about taking risks just seem to make art seem that little bit cooler. There’s been hundreds of songs about poker, casino, roulette and everything in between since music began, and we take a look at ten of the best. From rock, to pop, and even heavy metal, check […]

CD Review: Crystal Lake “True North”

Japanese hardcore/metal band Crystal Lake has just released a brand new full length album titled “True North”.

CD Review: Jimmy Buffett “‘Tis The SeaSon”

Jimmy Buffett “‘Tis The SeaSon” Released: October 28, 2016 Genre: Christmas Length: 39:31 Label: Mailboat Records Producer: Mac McAnally, Robert Utley Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars In our house if Jimmy Buffett’s music is not playing then something must be wrong. With the holidays coming, that is still no excuse to get in […]

CD Review: Avenged Sevenfold “The Best of 2005-2013”

I would have thought that with the invention of ITunes and other digital media services that greatest hits releases like this would be a thing of the past or at-least reserved for late night info-mercials.

KINGS OF CHAOS ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR DATES

Supergroup KINGS of CHAOS have a announced a string of east coast tour dates kicking off December 17th in Montclair, New Jersey.

CD Review: Metallica “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct”

“Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” is a near perfect blending of all things Metallica as it mixes both old and new.

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi talks about the groups latest album “The Madness of Many”.

Tosin Abasi is the founder and co-guitarist of the progressive metal band Animals as Leaders.

Concert Review: Reel Big Fish “Turn Off the Radio 20th Anniversary Tour”

Punk-Ska veterans Reel Big Fish brought the first leg of their “Turn Off the Radio 20th Anniversary Tour” to Ithaca, NY on November 14th where they performed to a near capacity crowd.

Save Ferris front-woman Monique Powell talks about the bands reformation and upcoming EP “New Sound”

Monique Powell is the lead singer of the Orange County ska-punk band Save Ferris.

Bassist Pete Griffin talks Giraffe Tongue Orchestra and their “The Walking Dead” connection.

Pete Griffin is a Grammy Award-winning bassist who has worked with everyone from Dweezil Zappa and Steve Vai to Edgar Winter and Dethklok.

Rob Kleiner and Kevin Gibson discuss Tub Ring’s Kickstarter and upcoming EP

After surviving multiple incantations, a revolving door of band members, and different record labels, Tub Ring is back after a lengthy hiatus.

John Doe discusses his new album “The Westerner” and his book “Under the Big Black Sun”

John Doe is a singer, songwriter, poet and actor. He is probably best known for his work with the seminal Los Angeles punk band X which formed in the mid 1970’s.

Concert Review: John Doe

At age 63 John Doe shows no signs of slowing down nor should he. With a career spanning four decades you would expect some sort of degradation in both his sound and performance however this was not the case.

CD Review: Wovenwar “Honor Is Dead”

From the opening lines of “Confession” to the closing notes of “130” the latest offering from Wovenwar is a much more aggressive album than the groups 2014 self titled debut.

Need a Holiday gift idea for the Rockstar in your life? Check out Pluginz “Jack Rack”

Pluginz recently introduced their newest product – the latest musician’s must-have – the “Jack Rack”! Already making a name for itself, this unique, eye-catching wall-mounted keychain holder is the best way to “Hang Your Keys like a Rockstar”.

CD Review: Saxon “Let Me Feel Your Power”

British heavy metal legends Saxon have just released their 10th live album titled “Let Me Feel Your Power”.

Lamb of God to release “The Duke” EP on November 18

Internationally-renowned heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release a brand new EP, entitled The Duke, on November 18, 2016 via Epic Records.

Concert Review: Regina Spektor

Singer/Songwriter Regina Spektor paid a visit to the historical State Theater in Ithaca, NY on Friday, October 14th where she performed to a sold out crowd.

Guitarist Todd Campbell talks about teaming up with his family to form Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

Phil Campbell and the Bastards Sons is the latest post Motorhead offering from long-time guitarist Phil Campbell. What makes this group unique is that the “Bastard Sons” really are Campbell’s sons.

Concert Review: Elvis Costello w/Larkin Poe

The setting for Elvis Costello’s “Detour Tour” was both simplistic and engaging.

Album Review: NOFX “First Ditch Effort”

Punk veterans Nofx are back with their first album in six years titled “First Ditch Effort”.

Guitarist Andy Timmons talks about his new album “Theme From a Perfect World”

Andy Timmons has been performing on stages all over the world since the mid 1980’s most notably with the band Danger Danger, Kip Winger and as the musical director/guitarist for Olivia Newton-John.

New Jersey Kiss Expo takes over Somerset, NY on Sunday, October 9th 2016

One of the longest running and largest Kiss fan expo’s in the world returns this year to the Somerset/Bridgewater Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) in Somerset, NJ.

Concert Review: Ace Frehley

Though Ace had not performed in the Binghamton area since 2000 the Broome County fans certainly hadn’t forget about the man from Jendel.

Eric Johnson hits the road to support first all acoustic solo album “EJ”

Tour Kicks Off At Jackson, MS’ Duling Hall on October 5 And Wraps In Eric’s home town of Austin, TX at the Paramount Theater on November 19th

Album Review: Against Me! “Shape Shift With Me”

Against Me! is back with their seventh studio album title “Shape Shift With Me”.

Concert Review: “Make America Rock Again Tour”

Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, Tantric and 12 Stones all made their way to the quaint town of Big Flats, NY on September 16th as part of the “Make America Rock” tour.

Album Review: Charred Walls of the Damned “Creatures Watching Over the Dead”

If you are looking for a near perfect mixture of both new and old heavy metal then the latest offering from Richard Christy’s Charred Walls of the Damned is right up your alley.

CD Review: Ghost “Popestar”

“Popestar” is another solid outing for the band. The EP title is a reference to the criticisms that they musically sold out by going mainstream, but also a statement that they’re going to continue to push metal into new boundaries.

Rumer Willis discusses her upcoming “Over the Love” tour.

Rumer Willis may be the daughter of Hollywood heavy weights Bruce Willis and Demi Moore however her own career is nothing to be ashamed of having appeared not only in a number of television series and films but she also enjoyed a successful stint on Broadway as well.

Charred Walls of the Damned’s Richard Christy talks about the bands latest album “Creatures Watching Over the Dead”

Richard Christy may be best known for his work on the Howard Stern radio show however long before his antics made him a regular fixture on the long running show Richard was a heavy metal drummer for bands like Death and Iced Earth.

Book Review: Keith Morris’s “My Damage: The Story of a True Punk Rock Survivor”

The sheer realness of “My Damage” makes this book appealing to not only punk rock music fans but to readers looking for a candid takes-no prisoners approach to storytelling.

Concert Review: Freedom To Rock Tour

From start to finish Kiss’s “Freedom To Rock” tour was a well oiled machine that provided an enjoyable concert experience for people of all ages.

Slayer release “Pride In Prejudice” as the final chapter in the “Repentless” Video Trilogy

A convicted prisoner on death row…a cookie-cutter, white-bread family unit putting up the Christmas decorations… two worlds, lightness and darkness colliding…white supremacists…ruthless murders…Slayer’s “Pride in Prejudice” music video.

Concert Review: Gwar B-Q 2016

The 7th annual GWAR B-Q took place on August 20th and again proved why it is the summer’s premier destination place for Bohabs from all over the globe.

Jag 13 of Eat The Turnbuckle discusses the bands latest EP “The Great American Bash Your Head In”

Eat The Turnbuckle is a heavy metal band hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Despite being from “The City of Brotherly Love” the groups sound and stage show which features elements of extreme wrestling couldn’t be further from the cities well know moniker.

Death Valley High frontman Reyka Osburn discusses “CVLT [AS FVK]”

Reyka Osburn is the vocalist/guitarist for the California based goth/rock band Death Valley High.

Chart-Topping Rap Duo TWIZTID to Drop New Full-Length Album “The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s” on January 27, 2017

A TWIZTID First: Supporters Exclusively Surprised with New Album Details via The Green Book Re-Issue Booklet, Out Last Friday.

“Rock Hall Three for All” Concert Review

Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and Heart take the stage in Kansas City

DEATH VALLEY HIGH Crafts Industrial for the Masses with New Album “CVLT [AS FVK]”

One part Marilyn Manson, another part Deftones and mostly parts all their own, Northern California’s DEATH VALLEY HIGH have crafted true alt-industrial rock for the masses with their new full-length album CVLT [AS FVK].

SLAYER talk about fall tour in new video clip

SLAYER has just released a brand new video clip with Tom Araya and Kerry King talking about the band’s upcoming Fall tour.

LAMB OF GOD Reveals New Music Video for “Embers”

In order to further illustrate the story behind “Embers”, LAMB OF GOD has revealed the official music video for the track.

CD Review: Revocation “Great Is Our Sin”

If you thought you loved Revocation before, you know nothing until you hear this album!

Revocation’s Dave Davidson talks about “Great Is Our Sin”

Dave Davidson is the guitarist/vocalist for the Boston based death metal band Revocation.

Concert Review: “Weird Al Yankovic’s “Return of Mandatory Fun Tour”

Do yourself a favor and see “Weird Al” now, and often.

CD Review: “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993”

The latest offering from Rhino Entertainment “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993” isn’t just a collection of greatest hits. Instead you get the first 6 albums from Ronnie James Dio’s solo career in their entirety.

Old Wounds share their experiences from the 2016 Vans Warped Tour

Old Wounds an up and coming hardcore band from New Jersey are out on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour promoting their newest release “The Suffering Spirit”.

Singer/Guitarist John Corabi talks about the latest release from The Dead Daisies “Make Some Noise”

For over 20 years singer/guitarist John Corabi has been recording and performing with a number of hard rock acts ranging from Union and ESP to being the replacement for Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil in the mid 90’s.

CD Review: Masked Intruder “Love and Other Crimes”

Don’t let the bands comedic look and nature fool you as each of the 4 members show tremendous disciple at their instruments.

Against Me! to release new album titled “Shape Shift With Me”

Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are proud to announce the Friday, September 16 release of its highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album titled ‘Shape Shift With Me”.

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French talks about the bands new live DVD/CD and upcoming farewell shows.

Jay Jay French is the guitarist/founding member of the heavy metal group Twisted Sister.

The Interrupters Kevin Bivona talks about being a part of this years Vans Warped Tour

Kevin Bivona is the guitarist/keyboardist of the ska/punk band The Interrupters.

Concert Review: Vans Warped Tour 2016, Syracuse, NY

For over 20 summers now the Vans Warped tour has been the go to for traveling one day festivals featuring alternative and punk rock music.

Teenage Bottlerocket’s Ray Carlisle talks about being out on Warped Tour 2016

Ray Carlisle is the singer/guitarist for the Wyoming based punk band Teenage Bottlerocket.

ANTHRAX release new lyric video and announce Festival show/North American Fall Tour

Anthrax Revs up band’s 35th Anniversary Celebration with a new lyric video, major festival & headlining gigs across the globe including North American shows with fellow Big Four members Slayer.

“The Breakout Tour” Featuring The Machinist and Gladiators set to kick off July 8th

Introducing The Breakout Tour, featuring today’s hottest up and coming heavy metal and rock bands from the U.S. Northeast!

CD/DVD Review: Motorhead “Clean Your Clock”

If you’re a devout Motorhead fan then you already know that “Clean Your Clock” is a must have.

Binary Code’s Jesse Zuretti discusses the bands latest release “Moonsblood”

Jesse Zuretti is the founding member of the New Jersey based progressive metal band Binary Code.

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider talks about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames latest exhibit “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”

Dee Snider is the out spoken, wild hair front man of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Dee is currently one of the subjects in a recent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame titled “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics”.

Concert Review: “Rock N’ Derby” Schaghticoke, NY

With more and more multi-day festival popping up around the country it’s hard to figure out which ones are the real deal and which ones are merely just jumping on the band wagon. I am here to tell you that “Rock N’ Derby” is in fact the real deal.

Album Review: Poison Headache “Poison Headache”

Fans of the trio’s previous works and various groups will certainly want to pick up a copy of “Poison Headache”.

Hardcore legend Harley Flanagan talks about his debut solo album “Cro-Mags”

Punk mainstay Harley Flanagan is often recognized as one of the most influential members of the NY hardcore/punk scene of the early 1980’s.

Album Review: Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy “Songs From The Garage”

When a performer crosses mediums it can go one of two ways, either really well or in the case of “Songs From the Garage” really bad.

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso talks about his new band Poison Headache

Former As I Lay Dying guitarist and current Wovenwar guitarist Phil Sgrosso talks about his latest project Poison Headache.

A Tribute To John Lennon Benefits Local Families Living with Disabilities

Imagine John, a benefit concert for Lift Disability Network, will be performed Saturday, May 21st at 6:00pm on the lawn of The Bear Club at Keene’s Point in Windermere, FL

Album Review: Pierce the Veil “Misadventures”

“Misadventures” combines Pierce the Veils energetic, genre blending sound with internal struggles that the bands fan base can surely all relate to.

Corey Beaulieu of Trivium talks new album and Summer Festivals

Trivium co-guitarist Cory Beaulieu discusses the bands latest album, their upcoming performance at the inaugural “Rock N’ Derby” event and his thoughts on the changing tour landscape.

Album Review: Hatebreed “The Concrete Confessional”

If you are looking for something to kick start your senses grab a copy of “The Concrete Confessional” and go to town!

Murder! Murder! Fans Can Now Pre-Order the First EP from Cult Film Composers

The star of Repo! The Genetic Opera and Songwriters of The Devil’s Carnival explore early American killers in a rustic new concept album

Album Review: Rob Zombie “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”

Some impressively wordy titles are about all you will find in the latest release from Rob Zombie.

Greg Bell talks about working with Sirius/XM on Radio Classics

Host of Radio Classics on Sirius/XM

Live Review: Ace Frehley, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley made a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, PA on April 15th, as part of a 12 show east-coast run promoting his latest album release titled “Origins Vol.1”

Comedian Margaret Cho discusses her new album “American Myth”

Actress/Musician/Comedian Margaret Cho tells us about the album, her current project with Amazon.com and about just what happened at The Stress Factory on March 26th.

Bella D. talks about her new album titled “The Crystal Ceiling”

Bella D. pushes the boundaries of artistic hard rock with a unique signature blend of operatic vocals and intricate steampunk themed storytelling.

Fat Mike of NOFX talks about the bands new book “The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”.

Fat Mike bassist/lead vocalists for California punk rock band NOFX and owner of Fat Wreck Chords.

CD Review: 3 Doors Down “Us And The Night”

The 11 tracks which make up the groups sixth studio album all have potential to be hits as the album is spilling over with pop like hooks which are set nicely against a rock and roll background making for a great listening experience.

CD Review: Ace Frehley “Origins Vol. 1”

It doesn’t matter how dedicated of an Ace fan you are “Origins Vol. 1” is a must have for any fan of hard rock music.

CD Review: Zakk Wylde “Book of Shadows II”

For long time fans of Zakk dating back to the old “Pride and Glory” days this is a no brainer to pick up.

Reunited Guns N’ Roses announce Cities for upcoming tour

Reunited Guns N’ Roses release city names for upcoming summer tour.

DVD Review: Judas Priest “Battle Cry”

Though not the first live concert performance release from metal gods Judas Priest it is however the first live release from the band to cover material from practically every album including “Redeemer of Souls”.

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled by Monster Energy Announces 2016 Award Show Categories & Nominees

As announced last month, the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy will air live on TV and social media on the evening of July 18th from Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH

Concert Review: Bermuda’s “Marcho Man Tour Part II”

Despite it being a rather cold night in Syracuse the bands and a handful of dedicated fans filled the small multi use venue for a night of metal musings.

Murder and Melody in America: “The Devil’s Carnival” Composers Debut Trailer for a Dark New Opus

Icons of cult cinema, Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival franchise) pull the trigger on a new, twisted musical world, American Murder Song.

Book Review: Barney Hoskyns “Small Town Talk”

If the cast of characters listed on the cover doesn’t grab your attention then skip this book entirely as any fan of music will certainly know at least one or two of the characters who fill “Small Town Talk’s” 402 pages.

CD Review: Brian Fallon “Painkillers”

Brain Fallon’s first attempt as a solo artist comes off completely genuine and harkens back to the singer/songwriter era of the early 60’s but with a modern twist.

Book Review: Lita Ford “Living Like A Runaway”

“Living Like a Runaway” is a quick read that keeps the reader’s attention over the course of its 272 pages.

CD Review: Steel Panther “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

Yes some of the sexual innuendos used in “Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” have started to become a bit tiresome however the catchiness of Steel Panthers songs are what keep me coming back time and time again.

Guitarist Paul Gilbert talks about Great Guitar Escape 3.0

guitarist/co-founder of the rock group Mr. Big

Concert Review: Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers

The night was part storytelling and part music as both set of performers aimed to provide the audience with a nights worth of entertainment.

Concert Review “Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY”

I can’t wait until the show is in town again. Go get your tickets. GO!

Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow talks about the album “Anvil is Anvil”

Steve “Lips” Kudlow is the lead singer and guitar player for the heavy metal group Anvil.

CD Review: Anthrax “For All Kings”

If you are looking for heavy, the latest offering from Anthrax will certainly fulfill that need.

Lamb of God announce U.S. Headline Tour with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity

LAMB OF GOD Announces U.S. Headline Tour with CLUTCH and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Donavon Frankenreiter Heads through Florida for his 2016 Tour starting March!

Check out below for a complete list of dates to catch Donavon live!

CD Review: Leslie West “Soundcheck”

If you are a long time Mountain/Leslie West devotee then “Soundcheck” will fit perfectly in to your music collection.

Lamb of God/Anthrax- Philadelphia, PA Concert Review

The historic venue was packed to the rafters with energetic metals fans who were more than ready to live up to their “Killadelphia” name sake.

Concert Review: Wizards of Winter “The Magic of Winter” – Syracuse, NY

The night proved to be a great extension of the Christmas holiday as the night’s performance took you on a magical music adventure which made for a very enjoyable concert experience.

R.I.P. Motorhead’s Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister 1945-2015

The Media Mikes crew would like send our heartfelt condolences to all the friends, family and band members of Lemmy. He will truly be missed.