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Mac Sabbath @ The Observatory – 06/16/2018

Mac Sabbath @ The Observatory – 06/16/2018

“That was the strangest money I ever spent on concert tickets” was heard exiting the Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday night June 16 after Drive-Thru metal Kings Mac Sabbath had just played a SOLD-OUT show to the Orange County metal community along with openers Metalachi (The World’s first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band) […]

Styx & Joan Jett with Tesla @ FivePoint Amphitheater – 05/30/2018

Styx & Joan Jett with Tesla @ FivePoint Amphitheater – 05/30/2018

Without a doubt one of the most entertaining tours of the summer kicked off Wednesday night May 30 in Irvine, CA at the new Fivepoint Amphitheater featuring arena rock giants Styx along with Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with special guests hard rockers Tesla. This six-week tour goes […]

Body Count @ The Marquee Theater – 05/25/2018

Body Count @ The Marquee Theater – 05/25/2018

Gearing up for thier European Festival tour throughout the month of June, Body Count led by Ice T performed a “warm-up” show at The Marquee Theater in Tempe AZ on Friday night May 25 with direct support from Hatebreed Frontman’s Jamey Jasta’s solo project Jasta. This “one-two” punch of extreme music brutality left the Tempe heavy metal […]

Soulfly & Nile @ City National Grove – 05/18/2018

Soulfly & Nile @ City National Grove – 05/18/2018

Two of the heaviest bands on the planet, Soulfly and Nile, have teamed up for the “From the Amazon to the Nile” Tour 2018 and made a stop at City National Grove on Friday night May 18. This 5 week trek takes the bands across the USA for a last run of dates for both […]

Slayer @ FivePoint Amphitheatre – 05/11/2018

Slayer @ FivePoint Amphitheatre – 05/11/2018

PREFACE By Chris Loomis: Having been a Slayer fan for 33 years and having their music be a part of every aspect of my life during that time, I wanted to share a few thoughts prior to the Slayer review from their show in Irvine. I first heard Slayer in late 1985, I borrowed a […]

Morbid Angel @ The Glass House – 05/10/2018

Morbid Angel @ The Glass House – 05/10/2018

Death Metal pioneers and one of the God-Fathers of the genre, Morbid Angel made a stop at The Glass House in Pomona on Thursday night May 10 as part of their 2018 United States Kingdoms Disdained tour. Having released their 9th studio album of the same name (Kingdoms Disdained) in December 2017, their first recording […]

Ride for Ronnie James Dio @ Los Encinos State Park – 05/06/2018

Ride for Ronnie James Dio @ Los Encinos State Park – 05/06/2018

The 4rth annual Ride for Ronnie motorcycle ride & concert benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was held on Sunday May 6, once again beginning at Glendale Harley Davidson and ending at Los Encinos State Historic Park for an afternoon of live music. The famed vocalist who fronted Rainbow, Black […]

Ghost @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium – 05/05/2018

Ghost @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium – 05/05/2018

Ghost is without a doubt on top of the world right now and they have been making quite a buzz over the last couple weeks. With the demise of Papa Emeritus and the introduction of Cardinal Copia as the new vocalist, their crushing single “Rats”, the new album Prequelle to be released on June 1, […]