Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day Two

Day two of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 belonged to the “maggots”, the fans of Slipknot who showed up en masse despite Slipknot being absent from the lineup. Corey Taylor’s “other band”, Stone Sour, anchored the main stage, centered between the cholo goth of Prayers and the return of Eighteen Visions… Continue reading

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day One

Images by Johnnie Crow Words by Paul Stephens Ozzfest is a festival unlike any other and for the past two years Ozzfest has linked up with Knotfest to give metal fans a unique experience. The first band on Second Stage A hit the stage at 11:00 AM and Ozzy’s last… Continue reading

Louder Than Life Continues to Rise in 2017

Images by Johnnie Crow Words by Sandy Beitler and Jerry Clark Louder than Life is in its 4th year in Louisville, Kentucky. It is still relatively new to the Rock Festival scene, but they are making improvements with every new year. One thing they always have down pat is an… Continue reading

Concert Review: Marty Friedman In San Diego, CA

Words and Images by: Johnnie Crow Guitarist Marty Friedman brought his instrumental metal experience to the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on August 28, 2017. The axe wizard was lead guitartist for Megadeth from 1990-2000, while continuing to release solo albums. Marty and his band flew over from… Continue reading

Catching Up With Ryan Duke The Mastermind Behind The Epic Fortis Amor

(TRR) Guitarist/vocalist/composer/producer Ryan Duke is the mastermind behind the progressive metal project Fortis Amor. He recently released the self-titled debut album to rave reviews and has certainly left us hungry for more. We could hardly believe that this album was basically put together by one man! Fortis Amor is comprised of Ryan… Continue reading