Periphery Live In NYC at Gramercy Theater

Periphery Live At Gramercy Theater In NYC

4/20/12 New York City at Gramercy Theater – Periphery takes the stage on their show with Protest The Hero. AND KILL IT. Not to take anything away from any of the other great bands on that bill, but damn. If you are progressive metal band, you do not want...

Protest The Hero And Friends Sell Out Gramercy Theater

On the infamous date of 4-20 (April 20th for all you puritans out there) of the year 2012, Gramercy Theater in New York City was overrun by five bands who combine technical wizardry on instruments with intense rock. The genre has been labelled many things: progressive metal, math rock,...
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Halestorm Brandish Their Range With “The Strange Case Of…”

The Pennsylvania based Halestorm just released their second album “The Strange Case Of…” on Atlantic Records, and it finds the band in ripping form. The group gave fans a preview earlier this year when they released the 4 song EP Hello, It’s Mz. Hyde. If you are new to...
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Killcode Kills It With Their New Self-Titled Album

Groove-oriented hard rock has long been synonymous with the Southern rock sound of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), and many others. Many modern bands, such as Black Label Society, Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, etc, have continued this flavor of the South with a...
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Slicker Shinedown Ready for Their Next Phase with Amaryllis

After officially hitting the big time with The Sound of Madness, Shinedown return with a more instantly commercial sound, yet still manage to hit all the vital hard rock notes that cause fans to throw their fists in the air. Crunching guitars, motoring drums, soaring vocals, epic power ballads;...
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Prog Heros Pair With Pop Vocals To Create Successful First Effort

Dreamed up by executive producer Bill Evans, Flying Colors teams Prog-Rock greats with a pop front man in the hope of expanding a talented group of musicians’ sound beyond their individual borders to break into the mainstream. It could be successful with tracks that seem custom made for movie...
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Chicago rockers Janus mix rock & electronics in their new CD “Nox Aeris”

Becoming a successful rock band has always been a difficult endeavor, especially nowadays. Bands put so much work finding musicians and developing sounds to stand out from the rest of the pack. One band from Chicago called Janus (not to be confused with the German group of the same...
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Before Their Eyes rocks your face with their latest release “Redemption”

Post-hardcore is an interesting rock genre. At moments you have hardcore breakdowns, riffs, and awesome head-banging music. At other times, pop/punk-esque guitar lines and vocals dominate the song, usually during the chorus. This dichotomy takes elements of different styles and mashes them up together in a cocktail that’s fruity...
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Sold out Gramercy Theater show was one for the history books

Many shows which feature unsigned bands have a lack of flair and production, which is understandable due to the limited resources people have who aren’t backed by a label of some sort. On the night of March 24th, 2012, Gotham Rocks was out to prove the masses wrong. The...
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Fireflight – Now

Orlando, Fiorida five-piece Fireflight comes back with their fourth album Now. Fireflight may not be very well-known amongst mainstream rock fans, but they have been recognized, having earned their very first Grammy nomination for best Rock or Rap Gospel Album with 2010’s For Those Who Wait. Now introduces a...
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