Chris Loomis

Metal Allegiance @ House of Blues Anaheim – 01/16/2020

Metal Allegiance @ House of Blues Anaheim – 01/16/2020

If you are a thrash-metal fan, this is the show for you . . . Metal Allegiance is the all-star team of heavy metal musicians, spawned from the Metal Masters clinics by former Marketing Director at Samson Technologies Mark Menghi. Metal Allegiance started as a live revolving door of musicians from the metal brotherhood of […]

 Chris Loomis

NAMM 2020 Returns to Anaheim – 01/16/2020

NAMM 2020 Returns to Anaheim – 01/16/2020

It’s that time of year again . . . The 2020 NAMM Show produced by the National Association of Music Merchants is happening Jan 16 through Jan 19  at the Anaheim Convention Center. Once again the 2020 show is a massive gathering of all things music industry related and features thousands of new products and […]

 Chris Loomis

Tool @ Viejas Arena – 01/12/2020

Tool @ Viejas Arena – 01/12/2020

Progressive Metal juggernauts Tool kicked off 2020 with two shows in San Diego, the first on Friday January 10 which had the band pay tribute to Rush’s Neil Peart whose passing was announced earlier that day. On Sunday night January 12, the Tool Army showed up for a SOLD-OUT show at the SDSU based Viejas […]

 Chris Loomis

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ The Observatory – 12/13 & 14/2019

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ The Observatory – 12/13 & 14/2019

After a successful Metal & Beer Fest in 2018 at The Wiltern in downtown Los Angeles, the world’s most extreme metal publication, Decibel Magazine returned in 2019 with another loud, heavy and extreme Metal & Beer Fest 40 miles south of Los Angeles at The Observatory in Santa Ana (Orange County). The two-day Fest featured […]

 Chris Loomis

King Diamond @ City National Grove – 12/03/2019

King Diamond @ City National Grove – 12/03/2019

Heavy Metal legend King Diamond made his triumphant return to the stage for a 23 date trek across North America in November/December 2019. Supporting his new single “Masquerade of Madness” (to be included in his 2020 release The Institute), this marks his first shows in this part of the world since Mayhem Fest and his […]

 Chris Loomis

Mac Sabbath @ The Observatory – 11/22/2019

Mac Sabbath @ The Observatory – 11/22/2019

Music fans are always out to have fun and that is exactly what they got on Friday night November 22 at The Observatory in Santa Ana as Los Angeles based parody Heavy Metal band Mac Sabbath, the proclaimed founders of “Drive-Thru Metal” that combines the music of Black Sabbath with the imagery of the Golden Arch […]

 Chris Loomis

Sounds From Behind the Orange Curtain @ Fivepoint Amphitheater – 10/26/2019

Sounds From Behind the Orange Curtain @ Fivepoint Amphitheater – 10/26/2019

40 years is a long time and 40 years is even more impressive if you are a successful band that has been together for that long. On Saturday October 26, one of the biggest most influential bands from Orange County celebrated their 40th Anniversary . . . Mike Ness and Social Distortion chose Fivepoint Amphitheater […]

 Chris Loomis

Las Rageous @ Las Vegas Events Center – 10/19/2019

Las Rageous @ Las Vegas Events Center – 10/19/2019

Las Rageous returned to the Las Vegas Events Center in Downtown Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday October 18 and 19 for its third year of extreme music in the Fremont Street area of the city that never sleeps. SoCalMusicToday.com  attended on Saturday to experience sets by The Hu, Beartooth, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Atreyu, Chevelle […]