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Greta Van Fleet at The Met – Philadelphia, PA (December 30, 2019)

My first introduction to Greta Van Fleet (GVF) came during a January 2016 episode from the Showtime drama Shameless. Their new song “Highway Tune” was featured during the show’s opening minutes and after first listen, I was hooked. Fast-forward nearly four years to the day, I find myself fortunate to be covering GVF’s second sold-out performance in as many nights,…

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From The Point Of Ignition to the Final Drive: A Reflection on the Loss of NEIL PEART

January 10th for me has never meant anything else but the birthday of one of my dearest friends. On a more universal level, it marks the taking of effect of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I, the release of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, the birth of Frank Sinatra and Rod Stewart, and the death of David Bowie. 2020 adds another entry to this extensive list – the day that the world at large came to know of the passing of arguably the greatest drummer to ever live, Mr. Neil Elwood Peart. It turns out that Neil died on…

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A Year In Review: Our 2019 Favorite Metal Albums

Metal music is as broad and diverse as the many seas, and holds just as many mysteries in its turbulent depths. The steady tide of metal has brought bountiful offerings to the shores of 2019, and as night falls on an ocean of talent, both titans and newcomers stand as memorable contributions to the scene. Metal of both present and future has been challenged by the releases of longstanding legends that show no sign of slowing down, as well as fierce new talent unafraid of challenging what it means to shred in the twenty-first century. With such a saturated market…