Smashed Faces Courtesy of Cannibal Corpse in Corpus Christi TX

Bloodied, bruised and beaten, some of the things that happen at a Cannibal Corpse show.  Hitting the House Of Rock, the death metal veterans gave their fiendish fans all they craved for with their dominating performance.

      For 30 Years  Cannibal Corpse  have become one of the golden standards for death metal, and rightfully so. With each album they have successfully kept their contemporaries in the dust, giving fans exactly what they want. No gimmicks, no fancy light show, just full on brutal death metal. They let their music do the gut punching and floor stomping to everyones delight.

For 30 Years Cannibal Corpse have become one of the golden standards for death metal, and rightfully so. With each album they have successfully kept their contemporaries in the dust, giving fans exactly what they want. No gimmicks, no fancy light show, just full on brutal death metal. They let their music do the gut punching and floor stomping to everyones delight.

      The set list included: Hammer Smashed Face, Make Them Suffer, I Cum Blood, Kill or Become, and my personal favorite Stripped, Raped and Strangled (which as I type this sounds weird in a fucked up way, oh well) to name a few.

The set list included: Hammer Smashed Face, Make Them Suffer, I Cum Blood, Kill or Become, and my personal favorite Stripped, Raped and Strangled (which as I type this sounds weird in a fucked up way, oh well) to name a few.

      When you go to a  Cannibal Corpse  show, you know what to expect: fast, unforgiving metal in gory detail, dripping with infectious rhythms that no one in attendance was allowed to stand still; either from headbanging or being thrown into the mosh pit. The sold out crowd danced til their bodies couldn’t move any which way.  No one was left disappointed. And that’s the way it should be: Thank you Cannibal Corpse!

When you go to a Cannibal Corpse show, you know what to expect: fast, unforgiving metal in gory detail, dripping with infectious rhythms that no one in attendance was allowed to stand still; either from headbanging or being thrown into the mosh pit. The sold out crowd danced til their bodies couldn’t move any which way.  No one was left disappointed. And that’s the way it should be: Thank you Cannibal Corpse!

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Here are the remaining tour dates with Hate Eternal and Harms Way:

11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies - Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers - Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater - Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey - Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

You can find Cannibal Corpse online at the following:

http://cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/cannibalcorpse
http://www.metalblade.com
http://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse


DEVILDRIVER Delivers in full to Austin, TX

If you weren’t in attendance at the Texas Revolution Fest, you missed out seeing the hard hitting DEVILDRIVER. And holy cow, they pack a punch. Fresh off of releasing their latest album Outlaws ‘Til The End, this band is diversive, consistent and powerful. Setting the pit off with Ruthless, the crowd went crazy with excitement, which set the pace for the rest of the set.

Something that was quite impressive, was how Devildriver was all business, not wasting any time or giving the fans a moment to recover. Currently on The Outlaws Til The End Tour, they leave no doubt that they can kick your ass. Fans shouted and yelled along, losing themselves in the moment of metal chaos, slamming and bouncing til there was nothing left. The same can be said of the band, they left everything on stage, giving their all. Something which the fans were much appreciated of.

This is one tour not to sleep on. Check the dates below for your chance to get punched in the face with metal fervor.

You can find Devildriver online at the following:

https://www.devildriver.com/

https://www.facebook.com/devildriver/

https://twitter.com/devildriver/

https://www.instagram.com/devildriver/

http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd

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JINJER RISES ABOVE THE METAL SCENE: Review, Interview and Photos from Austin, TX Oct 27, 2018

Ukrainian based Jinjer is a breath of fresh air to the metal community that has become flooded with progressive bands. Tirelessly taking part of tour after tour, they have quickly become one of the hottest acts to see live due to their unmatched presence. So when I saw they were making a stop in Texas, I knew I had to make the 7 hour drive.

 With the recent release of their new single  APE,   JINJER  is a band that takes risks and it’s paying off in abundance. The progressive metal elements are present as well as groove foundation. So if you have been a fan for their past 3 albums, you know what they are capable of. If you are new to  Jinjer , welcome, you’ve come to the right place.

With the recent release of their new single APE, JINJER is a band that takes risks and it’s paying off in abundance. The progressive metal elements are present as well as groove foundation. So if you have been a fan for their past 3 albums, you know what they are capable of. If you are new to Jinjer, welcome, you’ve come to the right place.

 Roman’s guitar playing has a swinging rhythm that is impossible not to move to. Eugene’s bass playing is unique in the amounts of variety and technique over the fretboard. Vlad’s drumming is jam packed with precision and smoothness that makes other drummers envious. And Tatiana’s voice is on a whole different level, leaving her contemporaries in the dust. Her ability to transition from clean to growls is unmatched. With her clean singing, Tatiana has a smooth effortless jazz flavor which soothes the soul. Then comes in the growls which are mind blowing in its delivery, deepness and power, punching you right in the gut. I have never witnessed or heard anyone quite like her.

Roman’s guitar playing has a swinging rhythm that is impossible not to move to. Eugene’s bass playing is unique in the amounts of variety and technique over the fretboard. Vlad’s drumming is jam packed with precision and smoothness that makes other drummers envious. And Tatiana’s voice is on a whole different level, leaving her contemporaries in the dust. Her ability to transition from clean to growls is unmatched. With her clean singing, Tatiana has a smooth effortless jazz flavor which soothes the soul. Then comes in the growls which are mind blowing in its delivery, deepness and power, punching you right in the gut. I have never witnessed or heard anyone quite like her.

 All of this transitions to their amazing live experience, leaving fans, new and old, jaw dropped. Watching  Jinjer  perform live has to be one of the most memorable concerts in a long time. The whole time I was watching them, I kept thinking, they are the new conquerors of metal. They are the kick in the ass metal has needed for this era. What they are doing with their music is very refreshing. Talking with Eugene and Tatiana gave me insight of what they plan next; and I am very excited by their musicianship, determination and risk taking attitude.

All of this transitions to their amazing live experience, leaving fans, new and old, jaw dropped. Watching Jinjer perform live has to be one of the most memorable concerts in a long time. The whole time I was watching them, I kept thinking, they are the new conquerors of metal. They are the kick in the ass metal has needed for this era. What they are doing with their music is very refreshing. Talking with Eugene and Tatiana gave me insight of what they plan next; and I am very excited by their musicianship, determination and risk taking attitude.

  Jinjer  has quickly become one of my favorite bands. So if when they come back through Texas, I know I will make the long tireless drive no matter where it is and so should you.  Find Jinjer online at the following:   http://jinjer-metal.com/    https://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial    https://soundcloud.com/jinjermetal    https://www.youtube.com/user/dmitriyoksen   ****Note about the video interview below: SD card got corrupt, but I was able to retrieve most of interview. Below you will also find the complete audio interview****

Jinjer has quickly become one of my favorite bands. So if when they come back through Texas, I know I will make the long tireless drive no matter where it is and so should you.

Find Jinjer online at the following:

http://jinjer-metal.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

https://soundcloud.com/jinjermetal

https://www.youtube.com/user/dmitriyoksen

****Note about the video interview below: SD card got corrupt, but I was able to retrieve most of interview. Below you will also find the complete audio interview****

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JULIEN-K Invades Corpus Christi, TX

Julien-K’s charming electro-rock sound hit Corpus Christi, TX on a Friday night, the perfect fit for people to gather and enjoy themselves.  The band stems from former Orgy members Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck for a little over 10 years of its inception. Being no stranger to success and the ability to writing music to make your body move, fans in Corpus got their chance to experience just what Julien-K is capable of.  

    Even tho this style of music is mostly foreign to myself, I can see the attraction and love the fans have for Julien-K. Embodying dance tempo rhythms with a rocky edge blends well with veterans at the helm. Fans new and old enjoyed themselves moving along to the beats and rhythms.  Towards the end of the show, memories of came flooding back when frontman Ryan Shuck mentioned they used to be part of ORGY. Ending their set with the hit song Blue Monday, fans shouted with a youthful vigor of days gone by and thoughts of when having a good time was all that mattered; a great exit leaving fans fully satisfied.

You can find JULIEN_K online at the following:

http://www.julienk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/julienk

https://www.instagram.com/julienkofficial/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6a82pdlhS6SsAq7HDUSZKN

JONATHAN DAVIS BRINGS EMOTIONS TO LIFE ON CURRENT TOUR.

Jonathan Davis is known for being the frontman of KORN for 25 years. And for the past 10 years he has been working on a different side project under his name. The album, Black Labyrinth, was released back in May of 2018, which had the hit single “What It Is” in January. The venue was packed with fans eagerly waiting to see the one and only Jonathan Davis. Once he took the stage, everyone knew they were at the right place at the right time.

 His album is a ball of emotions that give way for a cathartic healing experience for listeners. Which fans in attendance this night were able to get first hand, definitely more than the usual rock program. Running through songs from his album, Jonathan exposes himself to the world whether it be criticism or adoration. One thing is for sure, the emotions behind his lyrics are honest and enduring.

His album is a ball of emotions that give way for a cathartic healing experience for listeners. Which fans in attendance this night were able to get first hand, definitely more than the usual rock program. Running through songs from his album, Jonathan exposes himself to the world whether it be criticism or adoration. One thing is for sure, the emotions behind his lyrics are honest and enduring.

 This isn’t the usual metal show that people know Jonathan for; this is a more intimate gathering at a pace that gives people the time to appreciate what more he has to offer. Something which might surprise you by what you walk away with at the end of the night. Make sure to catch the few remaining dates on this tour.  Find Jonathan Davis online at the followling:   https://www.jonathandavis.com/    https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJonathanDavis/    https://www.instagram.com/officialjonathandavis/    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jonathan-davis/466544    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1VW5tZ9pmSb2rG0GmSELwW

This isn’t the usual metal show that people know Jonathan for; this is a more intimate gathering at a pace that gives people the time to appreciate what more he has to offer. Something which might surprise you by what you walk away with at the end of the night. Make sure to catch the few remaining dates on this tour.

Find Jonathan Davis online at the followling:

https://www.jonathandavis.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJonathanDavis/

https://www.instagram.com/officialjonathandavis/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jonathan-davis/466544

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1VW5tZ9pmSb2rG0GmSELwW

KNOCKED LOOSE BRINGS LOW DOWN CRUSHING PAIN TO CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

KNOCKED LOOSE left bruises and destruction in their wake this past Sunday night.  Since their inception in 2013, they have climbed their way to the forefront of the music scene leaving bodies on the floor. Sunday, which some people consider a time of rest, does not apply to Knocked Loose and their fans.  This was my first time seeing them and I, along with everyone in attendance was left jaw dropped with their live performance.

      At the time, vocalist Bryan Garris was unable to make the show due to a family emergency, which we wish them well, the band continued on in full force with Isaac Hale taking on some vocal duties as well as members from Beartooth stepping up to the plate.  As they have said before, they will never miss a show.  Gotta give them props.  Not only did they make they show, they completely dominated the set.  Song after pummeling song, the most pit became of tornado of body parts whirling about.  At one point even a 50 gallon trash can made an appearance in the pit to some poor unfortunate faces! It’s been a while since I’ve seen such madness with tooth grinning smiles circling about.

At the time, vocalist Bryan Garris was unable to make the show due to a family emergency, which we wish them well, the band continued on in full force with Isaac Hale taking on some vocal duties as well as members from Beartooth stepping up to the plate.  As they have said before, they will never miss a show. Gotta give them props. Not only did they make they show, they completely dominated the set. Song after pummeling song, the most pit became of tornado of body parts whirling about. At one point even a 50 gallon trash can made an appearance in the pit to some poor unfortunate faces! It’s been a while since I’ve seen such madness with tooth grinning smiles circling about.

      This was a show I won’t soon forget, as I’m sure those still recuperating have memories for years to come.  So, if you think you’re up to the beating, make sure you catch Knocked Loose on their remaining dates with Beartooth and Sylar.

This was a show I won’t soon forget, as I’m sure those still recuperating have memories for years to come.  So, if you think you’re up to the beating, make sure you catch Knocked Loose on their remaining dates with Beartooth and Sylar.

THE VEER UNION Brings Rock to Corpus Christi Texas Oct 3, 2018

 Wednesday turned into a Friday night with the help from The Veer Union. Making a stop in Corpus Christi, TX, Crispin and the guys made an impressive showing playing to an intimate crowd. The Veer Union is on tour supporting their latest release  Decade II Rock and Acoustic  which came out this past August, with their current tour lasting through October 21st, when they segue to direct support for  RED  through November. Their latest single  Living Not Alive  has made a huge impact on streaming services. Chatting with Crispin before the show, we discussed the idea behind the acoustic versions of songs presented on  Decade II  and their decision to cover  Linkin Park ’s  Numb,  which can be heard in our interview below.

Wednesday turned into a Friday night with the help from The Veer Union. Making a stop in Corpus Christi, TX, Crispin and the guys made an impressive showing playing to an intimate crowd. The Veer Union is on tour supporting their latest release Decade II Rock and Acoustic which came out this past August, with their current tour lasting through October 21st, when they segue to direct support for RED through November. Their latest single Living Not Alive has made a huge impact on streaming services. Chatting with Crispin before the show, we discussed the idea behind the acoustic versions of songs presented on Decade II and their decision to cover Linkin Park’s Numb, which can be heard in our interview below.

 The Veer Union had no problem getting the crowd motivated to rock out on a week day. With each song building on each other to keep the blood flowing & heads nodding in unison. Vocalist Crispins’ charisma was infectious; he knows how to work a crowd and get everyone involved in the nights festivities.  Never having seen them live before, I was left quite impressed and satisfied that I made it out to catch them on this tour. So, if you’d like to watch a band that has consistently put out quality music for over a decade, The Veer Union, without a question, is where it’s at.  The Veer Union is:  Crispin Earl – Lead Vocals  Dan Sittler – Lead Guitar Backing Vocals  Ryan Ramsdell – Rhythm Guitar  Ricardo Viana – Drums   You can watch  Living Not Alive  here:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqxM9ir_zBI    Make sure to catch them on the following dates:   The Veer Union “Evolution Tour” Headlining dates  :  10/10/2018 - The Warrior - Tallahassee, FL  10/11/2018 - South Street City Oven & Grill – Naples, FL 10/12/2018 - West End Trading Company – Sanford, FL 10/13/2018 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL 10/14/2018 - Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL 10/17/2018 - Furnace 41 – Jonesboro, GA  10/19/2018 - Southern Shakers Bar & Grill - Summerville, SC  10/20/2018 - The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC 10/21/2018 – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC     RED Unstoppable Tour (TVU Direct support)   10/24/18- Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall 10/26/18- Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club 10/27/18- TBA Headline 10/29/18- Cambridge, MA at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub 10/30/18- Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance Theater 10/31/18- TBA Headline 11/1/18- Cleveland, OH at The Agora 11/2/18- Fort Wayne, IN at Piere's Entertainment Center 11/4/18- Birmingham, AL at Saturn Birmingham 11/7/18- Durham, NC at Motorco 11/8/18- Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage 11/9/18- TBA Headline 11/10/18- Jacksonville, NC at The Tarheel 11/11/18- Knoxville, TN at The Concourse

The Veer Union had no problem getting the crowd motivated to rock out on a week day. With each song building on each other to keep the blood flowing & heads nodding in unison. Vocalist Crispins’ charisma was infectious; he knows how to work a crowd and get everyone involved in the nights festivities.

Never having seen them live before, I was left quite impressed and satisfied that I made it out to catch them on this tour. So, if you’d like to watch a band that has consistently put out quality music for over a decade, The Veer Union, without a question, is where it’s at.

The Veer Union is:

Crispin Earl – Lead Vocals

Dan Sittler – Lead Guitar Backing Vocals

Ryan Ramsdell – Rhythm Guitar

Ricardo Viana – Drums

You can watch Living Not Alive here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqxM9ir_zBI

Make sure to catch them on the following dates:

The Veer Union “Evolution Tour” Headlining dates :

10/10/2018 - The Warrior - Tallahassee, FL

10/11/2018 - South Street City Oven & Grill – Naples, FL
10/12/2018 - West End Trading Company – Sanford, FL
10/13/2018 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
10/14/2018 - Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL
10/17/2018 - Furnace 41 – Jonesboro, GA

10/19/2018 - Southern Shakers Bar & Grill - Summerville, SC

10/20/2018 - The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC
10/21/2018 – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC

RED Unstoppable Tour (TVU Direct support)

10/24/18- Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall
10/26/18- Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
10/27/18- TBA Headline
10/29/18- Cambridge, MA at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
10/30/18- Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance Theater
10/31/18- TBA Headline
11/1/18- Cleveland, OH at The Agora
11/2/18- Fort Wayne, IN at Piere's Entertainment Center
11/4/18- Birmingham, AL at Saturn Birmingham
11/7/18- Durham, NC at Motorco
11/8/18- Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage
11/9/18- TBA Headline
11/10/18- Jacksonville, NC at The Tarheel
11/11/18- Knoxville, TN at The Concourse

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Return To Give You Your Metal Medication

 September 7, 2018  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals  showed up in full destructive force at The Rock Box in San Antonio, TX. They are currently on tour, which is actually a rescheduled tour due to Philip having to take some time out for back surgery. I’m glad he has made a speedy recovery. Since I am from Texas, I grew up listening to Philip Anselmo with Pantera and consider them one of the greatest metal bands ever. Every project he has been in can easily stand on its own strength. Each are different and each one can kick your ass. This also applies to The Illegals.  So, once I saw there was going to be a meet and greet for Philip H. Anselmo (& The Illegals), I had to make it. I know some people complain about meet and greets and their prices, but the price for this one was quite affordable and more than worth it.

September 7, 2018 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals showed up in full destructive force at The Rock Box in San Antonio, TX. They are currently on tour, which is actually a rescheduled tour due to Philip having to take some time out for back surgery. I’m glad he has made a speedy recovery. Since I am from Texas, I grew up listening to Philip Anselmo with Pantera and consider them one of the greatest metal bands ever. Every project he has been in can easily stand on its own strength. Each are different and each one can kick your ass. This also applies to The Illegals. So, once I saw there was going to be a meet and greet for Philip H. Anselmo (& The Illegals), I had to make it. I know some people complain about meet and greets and their prices, but the price for this one was quite affordable and more than worth it.

 Of course showing up to the venue wasn’t as easy for me this time around, having to drive two hours just to get to the venue, but it’s nothing that anyone else wouldn’t do to meet their metal icons. The meet and greet experience was pretty surreal; getting to actually talk to, shake hands, get a hug and take some photos was something I will always remember. Getting the chance to tell a member of one your favorite bands of all time of how much their music means to you is treasure in its own right. And having Philip be more than humble, grateful and thankful for what I had to say speaks volumes of the person he is. I have to say, every member of the band is completely down to earth and appreciative of the fans. Having had such a great experience, I know that I will more than happily pay for another meet and greet with these guys.

Of course showing up to the venue wasn’t as easy for me this time around, having to drive two hours just to get to the venue, but it’s nothing that anyone else wouldn’t do to meet their metal icons. The meet and greet experience was pretty surreal; getting to actually talk to, shake hands, get a hug and take some photos was something I will always remember. Getting the chance to tell a member of one your favorite bands of all time of how much their music means to you is treasure in its own right. And having Philip be more than humble, grateful and thankful for what I had to say speaks volumes of the person he is. I have to say, every member of the band is completely down to earth and appreciative of the fans. Having had such a great experience, I know that I will more than happily pay for another meet and greet with these guys.

 This was  The Illegals  second show on the tour which you would never know by how precise they were playing each song. Watching guitarist Mike De Leon appear to get possessed as he spun about; Stephen Taylor no BS attitude as he churned out the riffs, Joey “Blue” Gonzalez beat those drums to death and bassist Walter Howard lay down the grooves, all gave vocalist Philip Anselmo the perfect format to destroy your senses.  Opening up with  Little Fucking Heros  grabbed you by the throat and didn’t let up. Rolling through with  Choosing Mental Illness ,  Finger Me ,  Walk Through Exits Only  to name a few, they gave the fans exactly the prescription they needed. Oh, by the way, if you haven’t picked up The Illegals latest album, you are missing out on some amazing music. It’s freaking great!!

This was The Illegals second show on the tour which you would never know by how precise they were playing each song. Watching guitarist Mike De Leon appear to get possessed as he spun about; Stephen Taylor no BS attitude as he churned out the riffs, Joey “Blue” Gonzalez beat those drums to death and bassist Walter Howard lay down the grooves, all gave vocalist Philip Anselmo the perfect format to destroy your senses. Opening up with Little Fucking Heros grabbed you by the throat and didn’t let up. Rolling through with Choosing Mental Illness, Finger Me, Walk Through Exits Only to name a few, they gave the fans exactly the prescription they needed. Oh, by the way, if you haven’t picked up The Illegals latest album, you are missing out on some amazing music. It’s freaking great!!

 Just when you thought the show was winding down, the last three songs of the night were Pantera songs! Kicking in with  Hellbound , then to  Death Rattle  was fucking unbelievable! Finishing off with a mix up of  Domination/Hollow  gave the night a perfect close. You could feel the deafening roar of everyone losing themselves and singing in unison to beloved songs, myself included. This has got to be one of my top favorite shows in most recent memory; I just wish I could tag along for the rest of the tour.

Just when you thought the show was winding down, the last three songs of the night were Pantera songs! Kicking in with Hellbound, then to Death Rattle was fucking unbelievable! Finishing off with a mix up of Domination/Hollow gave the night a perfect close. You could feel the deafening roar of everyone losing themselves and singing in unison to beloved songs, myself included. This has got to be one of my top favorite shows in most recent memory; I just wish I could tag along for the rest of the tour.

     You can find Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals online at the following and remaining tour dates:   http://www.facebook.com/philipanselmo    http://www.thehousecorerecords.com    http://www.thehousecorestore.com    http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords    PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS w/ King Parrot:   9/06/2018 Santos - New Orleans, LA [ Tickets ]  9/07/2018 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX [ Tickets ]  9/08/2018 Trees - Dallas, TX [ Tickets ]  9/09/2018 Scout Bar - Houston, TX [ Tickets ]  9/11/2018 Concourse - Knoxville, TN  9/12/2018 The Firmament - Greenville SC [ Tickets ]  9/14/2018 The Capitol Room @ HMAC - Harrisburg, PA [ Tickets ]  9/15/2018 Fete Music Hall - Providence, RI  9/16/2018 Mulcahy's - Wantagh, NY [ Tickets ]  9/18/2018 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY [ Tickets ]  9/20/2018 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY [ Tickets ]  9/21/2018 Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN [ Tickets ]  9/22/2018 The Blue Note - Harrison, OH  9/23/2018 Diamond's - Louisville, KY [ Tickets ]  9/25/2018 Green Bay Distillery - Green Bay, WI [ Tickets ]  9/27/2018 The Forge - Joliet, IL [ Tickets ]  9/28/2018 Berserker Fest @ The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI  9/29/2018 Pop's - Sauget, IL  9/30/2018 George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR [ Tickets ]

You can find Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals online at the following and remaining tour dates:

http://www.facebook.com/philipanselmo

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com

http://www.thehousecorestore.com

http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS w/ King Parrot:

9/06/2018 Santos - New Orleans, LA [Tickets]

9/07/2018 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX [Tickets]

9/08/2018 Trees - Dallas, TX [Tickets]

9/09/2018 Scout Bar - Houston, TX [Tickets]

9/11/2018 Concourse - Knoxville, TN

9/12/2018 The Firmament - Greenville SC [Tickets]

9/14/2018 The Capitol Room @ HMAC - Harrisburg, PA [Tickets]

9/15/2018 Fete Music Hall - Providence, RI

9/16/2018 Mulcahy's - Wantagh, NY [Tickets]

9/18/2018 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]

9/20/2018 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY [Tickets]

9/21/2018 Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN [Tickets]

9/22/2018 The Blue Note - Harrison, OH

9/23/2018 Diamond's - Louisville, KY [Tickets]

9/25/2018 Green Bay Distillery - Green Bay, WI [Tickets]

9/27/2018 The Forge - Joliet, IL [Tickets]

9/28/2018 Berserker Fest @ The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI

9/29/2018 Pop's - Sauget, IL

9/30/2018 George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR [Tickets]

Gen-X Summer Tour Sweaty Review!

On Aug 21, 2018, the Gen-X Summer tour hit the sweaty stage of Corpus Christi, TX.  The bill included four bands who ruled the airwaves in the 1990's & 2000's and still continue to pump out music today. Headlined by BUCKCHERRY, along with P.O.DLIT, and ALIEN ANT FARM; this tour sure did bring back memories. 

First up was Alien Ant Farm.  Known mostly for their hit rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, AAF got the crowd warmed up and showed that they can still rock out.  The short but energetic set also included the fan favorites Courage & Movies, all the while fans sang along with that sparkle in their eye knowing it was going to be a good night.

Up next was the band LIT, who brought an slew of emotions on their set.  Opening up with a cover of Tom Petty's American GirlLit put the crowd in great spirits.  As the set went on, they treated fans to a few new songs that are featured on their new release, These Are The Days, which brings the band in a new direction, leaning more on a country/easy rock vibe.  Finishing out the set, Lit set it off with their well received anthem My Own Worst Enemy leaving a lasting impression with all in attendance.

Next, who I was excited to personally see, was P.O.D., who proved that time has not slowed them down one bit. They were a explosion of energy starting with the song BOOM and only slowed very briefly for the song Youth of The Nation. I wasn't prepared for how explosive P.O.D. is, similar to fans throughout.  Playing classics like Southtown brought a feeding frenzy within the fans, satiating every urge of the musically starved. Known for being tagged as a Christian band, vocalist Sonny took time to let everyone know that they matter and are loved; and that we must take care of each other.  This perfectly led into the song ALIVE, with everyone singing along in beautiful unison.

Closing out the night was the very lively BUCKCHERRY! This is one band that still carries the flag of good time rock and roll, where anything goes and it usually does! Breaking into RIDIN, the crowd quickly lost their minds and gave themselves over to the rock gods of old. Todd (vocalist) can easily work a crowd into puddy and sway them to his delights, giving everyone their rock music prescription.  Watching Buckcherry perform live reminded me of the simple times of when rock music wasn't overly complicated, once you heard it, you instantly knew that you were home.  Playing hits such as Too DrunkLit Up, and Crazy Bitch, Buckcherry gave everyone what they wanted. Good times and lasting memories; more than enough to be cherished indefinitely.

Slayer visits San Antonio for one last time!

Check the link for a show review and photos of Slayers last show in San Antonio, TX.  Photos included of Napalm Death (with interview of Barney), Anthrax and Lamb of God.  All in works with Rockallphotography.com Go check them out for some killer photos, reviews and music releases.

http://rockallphotography.com/?p=23461

Thy Will Be Done sets the bar high on their Corpus Christi, TX show.

     I was excited to see Thy Will Be Done for the first time this past Friday July 20, 2018 at a local dive bar.  Having an up close and personal experience makes the show something very unique and lively.  Once everything was set up, TWBD went from zero to one hundred in a blink of an eye. The energy of each member was top notch and neck bending.  Fans were lucky to also have listened to a new song to a forthcoming album in the works.  And from the sound of it, they have not lost any of their viciousness and sound.  If anything, they are precise and brutal as ever, making fans drool in anticipation of whats to come.  I had to give praise to J Costa (vocals) and the band for an amazing performance and their ability to not having to rely on any backtracks (as to something that has unfortunately become all too common).  Thy Will Be Done kick ass; nuff said!

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Be sure to check out my interview with frontman J Costa below!!!

You can find Thy Will Be Done online at the following:

http://presskit.to/thywillbedone
http://www.facebook.com/thywillbedone
http://www.instagram.com/_twbd
http://twitter.com/twbd

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BEHEMOTH BROUGHT DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO CORPUS CHRISTI TX

     Behemoth is an iconic band.  Not only for their music, but also for fighting for what they believe in regardless of what obstacles may come.  I was lucky to photograph them this June 18, 2018 at a local venue: House of Rock.  Somehow they made a headliner show while they were on tour with Slayer.  I wasn't able to shoot them with the Slayer tour, so this gave me the opportunity to take photos and catch the show. 

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      And what a hell of a concert it was.  They completely blew away any expectations that I had and left me with my jaw on the floor.  From their sound, lighting, performance, music; everything was top notch.  Even tho this show was on a weekday, you wouldn't have known by the numbers in attendance.  Everyone in the venue was packed to the gills, which made for the circle pits even that much more punishing.  Behemoth is a band that must be experienced live; no questions asked.

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     The hour and a half set was started with Blow Your Trumpets and cycled through classics such as Ov Fire And The VoidAt The Left Hand Ov God to name a few and came to a close with O Father O Satan O Sun!

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Butcher Babies still remains a favorite to see live!

Somehow this escaped from being posted on here.  So here it is:

   I’m partial to Butcher Babies.  They are one of my favorite bands to see live, and when I saw they were hitting my town, I immediately bought tickets and was ready for the show for about 2 months.  It was a long wait, but wholeheartedly worth it. As before, I bought the pre party VIP experience. Each time I have done this from prior tours, they have always gone above and beyond to make sure everyone has a great time.  I can honestly say that out of all the VIP’s I have bought throughout the years, they are the best. They take the time to hang out and talk with everyone and take more than just the usual one pick, shake a hand and get booted out.  Any chance I get, I will always do a VIP experience with them.

    On May 30, 2018 they played at one of my favorite local venues as well, House of Rock.  I love it because the closeness that you can have with the band, making it a memorable time.  First song up was off their new stellar album LILITH Korova. Everyone in attendance lost their freaking minds, myself included!  Half their set included songs off this new album, including the songs: Lilith, The Huntsman, Look What We’ve Done, along with classic songs of Monster’s Ball, and Magnolia Blvd to name a few.

    Butcher Babies live are a whirlwind of chaos and energy! They have continued to push  themselves with each new album and gaining new fans and solidifying old ones.  They have become role models of what hard work and steel minded determination can accomplish.  Now, if I could only figure how to just follow them on tour to each show, I would be set!

 

You can find Butcher Babies online at the following:

https://butcherbabiesofficial.com/

https://www.instagram.com/butcherbabies/

 

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Nonpoint is all business and in your face. May 29, 2018 Austin, TX

     Nonpoint is currently on the Kings and Queens your with Butcher Babies, Sumo Cyco and Islander.  Each brings its own unique style to the mix which makes for a killer line up. Something interesting on this tour is both Nonpoint and B.B. are alternating closing out the night. 

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     Veterans of the music scene, Nonpoint always brings their A game along with their charisma to drive the crowd go crazy.  This was my second time seeing them and I knew from my last experience that they would not disappoint. The band started off with Bullet with a Name, in which the crowd immediately went insane with shouts and singing along with frontman Elias. Other fan favorites played were: Fuck’d, The Wreckoning, amongst others which ran for the bands hour set.  

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    The crowd was even treated to a couple of new songs.  Which if these two are any indication of what Nonpoint has in store in the near future; they are sure to stay on top of their game.  The band has the energy to get the crowding going into a wild frenzy; leaving each attendant fully satisfied down to their metal soul.

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    And if this wasn’t enough, the band is also doing VIP meet and greets which include an exclusive listening party of their new album due out in the next coming months.  All in all, Nonpoint has been a band that consistently releases a breath of fresh air with new albums and tours. Now, the bad part is having to wait for that new release.

Remaining tour dates:

6.6 - Salt Lake City, UT The Depot NP closes

6.7 - Billings, MT Pub Station B.B. Closes

6.8 - Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center NP Closes

6.10 - Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater NP Closes

6.11 - Sacramento, CA Holy Diver B.B. Closes

6.12 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore B.B. Closes

6.13 - Los Angeles, CA The Whisky B.B. Closes

6.14 - Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl NP Closes

6.15 - Mesa, AZ Club Red B.B. Closes

7.12 - Oshkosh, WI Rock USA NP fest

7.15 - South Bend, IN Big Growl 7 NP Fest

 

You can find Nonpoint online at the following:

 

http://www.nonpoint.com

 

UNDEROATH Triumphant Return in Corpus Christi, TX at Concrete Street Amphitheater May 22 2018

     Seeing UNDEROATH live is such a refreshing experience.  They are currently on tour supporting their newest release ERASE ME on the No Fix Tour.  Today's date is almost at the tail end of this current tour,  along with Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya and Currents. 

 

      Having never seen them live before, I didn't know what to expect.  I know they have had a loyal following and everyone has been eager for their return to the stage. Before they came out, you could feel the static of excitement in the air and people gossiping about how they have been planning to come tonight for days on weeks. With the lights dimmed, all members slowly walked out to take the stage.  Then all of the sudden, it was almost if lightning exploded on the stage.  Starting off the set with  On My Teeth , UNDEROATH clearly made a statement.  Never ever doubt them.      

     Having never seen them live before, I didn't know what to expect.  I know they have had a loyal following and everyone has been eager for their return to the stage. Before they came out, you could feel the static of excitement in the air and people gossiping about how they have been planning to come tonight for days on weeks. With the lights dimmed, all members slowly walked out to take the stage.  Then all of the sudden, it was almost if lightning exploded on the stage.  Starting off the set with On My Teeth, UNDEROATH clearly made a statement.  Never ever doubt them.

 

 

      What an introduction.  Across the pit, you could see hundreds of smiling faces all jumping in unison, full of joy and relief that the time had finally come.  As the night continued, UNDEROATH continued their dominating set, giving fans some new and old songs.  It's been a while since I've seen so many people sing and shout together; it was quite deafening.  There was not one face in the crowd that wasn't overwhelmed with happiness at witnessing a triumphant return of the mighty UNDEROARTH.  Hopefully they have a new tour after this one; as there is no way anyone should miss this band live.    

     What an introduction.  Across the pit, you could see hundreds of smiling faces all jumping in unison, full of joy and relief that the time had finally come.  As the night continued, UNDEROATH continued their dominating set, giving fans some new and old songs.  It's been a while since I've seen so many people sing and shout together; it was quite deafening.  There was not one face in the crowd that wasn't overwhelmed with happiness at witnessing a triumphant return of the mighty UNDEROARTH.  Hopefully they have a new tour after this one; as there is no way anyone should miss this band live.