Thanks to vocalist Bradley Scott Walden, the recent Emarosa show has to be one of the craziest shows I’ve been to in my life!
Amaranthe opened for Within Temptation at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA on on September 25th, 2014 and played an electrifying set.
Yellowcard at the last show of their recent tour with Memphis May Fire. Shots are from The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, taken on November 16th, 2014.
Amid a Las Vegas-like setting, complete with slot machines, card tables, and sin, two of heavy metal’s finest bands rocked the house. Judas Priest with Steel Panther? Yes. Judas Priest delivered the goods. Guitarist Richie Faulkner, who replaced longtime member K.K. Downing a few years ago, proved his mettle with a stunning display of musicianship. It’s certain that many in the audience who had never seen Faulkner play, were amazed. Complementing the style of veteran guitarist Glen Tipton, Faulkner has given the Priest new vitality, adding his own flair and nuances to the older hits while blowing minds on the Redeemer of Souls songs. Singer Rob Halford sounded exceptional, belting out songs from a set list spanning the band’s long and successful career.
Amid a Las Vegas-like setting, complete with slot machines, card tables, and sin, two of heavy metal’s finest bands rocked the house.
It was muddy as hell at that first day of Riot Fest ’14. Walking between stages was like walking on black ice, but way messier if you actually fell. I made it to the Rock Stage safely and mostly clean (RIP shoes) in time to catch Glassjaw’s set. First time I’ve seen these guys in nearly a decade and they definitely rocked my face off. It was totally worth walking through ankle deep mud to see them, and damnit! I’d do it again in a heartbeat; those tunes and Daryl’s dance moves had me falling in love.
In the less muddy area of Riot Fest, New Found Glory took the Riot Stage and had everybody moving and feeling super nostalgic, and old, in no time. These dudes put on one hell of a show and really know how to work a crowd. They definitely know how to use the stage.
Death metal, black metal, heavy metal, call it what you want, King Diamond played to a sold-out crowd in NY, and whatever you want to categorize his music as, plain and simple… it’s great.
When people told Memphis May Fire vocalist Matty Mullins that there was no way they could put their fans in the same room as fans of Yellowcard, he just had to prove them wrong! Memphis May Fire and Yellowcard decided to put together a genre-defying tour to celebrate music.
Before the show started, Flyleaf played a special 3 song acoustic set to fans that signed up for a VIP package. VIP packages included a meet & greet and picture with the entire band, and a Flyleaf VIP laminate, and tote bag. Kristen’s vocal range filled up the venue creating an utter silence filled with amazement.
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring you the most happiness. Seeing Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch, swing his super long dreads while banging out gnarly power chords is one of those things to cherish.
Making the Aftershock Festival truly special, Limp Bizkit’s vocalist, Fred Durst, sang a few songs from the middle of the crowd. Durst showed no hesitation getting up close and personal with his fans. Before their set started, Durst allowed a few special fans, including one happy youngster and his dad, to come back stage for a quick autograph session.
Two months prior to Seether hitting the stage at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, Seether’s sixth studio album, Isolate and Medicate, was released. Spiking to number 4 on the U.S. billboard charts and number 6 on the Canadian billboard charts, fans anxiously waited till the end of the day in 100+ degree heat to hear Seether play. It was well worth the wait!
If there are any doubts whether the new singer of Flyleaf, Kristen May, had what it took to keep Flyleaf alive, seeing them live will erase them. Kristen’s voice is so magnetic, pun intended. Flyleaf played a 10-song set, ranging from classic hits such as “I’m So Sick” and “Fully Alive,” to brand new singles including the heavy hitter “Set Me On Fire.” Later in the show, Kristen joined the middle of the crowd, interacting and high-fiving fans from the entire room. Flyleaf played at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA on November 1st.