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OVERKILL at House of Blues, Orlando, Florida (March 10th, 2020)

On the eve of a cancellation crisis that would devastate the live music scene for the foreseeable future, a crowd was gathering in the heart of a Floridian music venue, only aware that a storm of high-octane thrills waited just moments away. Overkill was back on tour, riding the indomitable wave of victory for their latest success “The Wings of…

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GEOFF TATE’s “Empire 30th Anniversary Tour: Empire and Rage For Order” at Center Stage, Atlanta (March 13th, 2020)

Looking back on the history of the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, there are two or three milestones that immediately stand out in their very successful career. The first and most obvious is their 1988 release “Operation: Mindcrime”, which is widely considered to be one of the best rock “concept albums” ever produced. But there were others, namely “Rage For Order”…

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“Anthem: Rush in the 1970s” Is a Detailed Portrait of Canada’s Greatest Rock Ambassadors

It’s May of 2020. Four months ago, the prog community was taken aback by the passing of one of the most influential drummers in history and arguably the most eloquent musician of his time. Neil Peart, affectionately called The Professor by Rush fans, left our world after battling brain cancer for a few years. Since then, fans, family and staff who worked with the band have been yearning for an opportunity to collectively mourn Neil’s death, and the event A Night for Neil, originally scheduled for May 16, had to be postponed to October due to Covid-19. In the middle…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: SABLE’s Debuts Merciless New Single “Jade”

Taking a new face in 2020, Chicago-based quartet Sable is on a steadfast campaign to captivate audiences with their unique brand of metal. They have a powerful sound and can surprise and make everything pleasant with imaginative scores, a marked taste for melody without distorting the vehemence of their broadsides. Today they are premiering with us their new single “Jade”, via an energetic video which you can now watch below. The band comments about the inspiration behind the track: “When we were deciding a name for the song, it was before the lyrics were written. Usually when we decide that,…