Connecting at Carolina Rebellion with Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo of Papa Roach

I can’t believe it’s been this long, but Southern California rockers Papa Roach closing in on 20 years together as a band. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix has made it a point to tell audiences this at all the band’s recent shows. For a guy who remembers watching the video for their breakout hit “Last… Continue reading

Godsmack announce 2013 North American Tour

Boston bad boys Godsmack have announced an initial list of 2013 tour dates today. The tour will kick off on May 30 at the Boston Garden for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration, a special benefit show for the Boston Marathon Bombings with Aerosmith, Boston, Extreme, J. Geils Band, James Taylor, and more. Proceeds from… Continue reading

Sevendust black out the Rebellion – Interview with drummer Morgan Rose

“Our setlist is so heavy. I hope this rain holds out, ’cause we’re gonna torch this place.” As Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose and I shared a quick handshake before our interview backstage at Carolina Rebellion, that’s what he said to me about the band’s upcoming set that day. Sevendust were already here to save the day,… Continue reading

Sevendust unleash an eclipse with ‘Black Out The Sun’

The kings of heavy have returned. Sevendust released their ninth studio album today, Black Out The Sun, on their label 7Bros. Records via Warner Music Group.  The video for the album’s first single, “Decay”, is out now as well. The highly-anticipated new record comes nearly three years after their previous effort, 2010′s Cold Day Memory. In… Continue reading

Taproot announces 2013 U.S. Tour

Alternative hard rockers Taproot have announced their 2013 U.S. headlining tour. The trek kicks off on March 29, and will feature support from Boy Hits Car. The tour is in continued support of their latest album, The Episodes, which came out almost a year ago. The band will be on the road until May 25,… Continue reading

Roaming on the Road with Deftones – A Conversation with Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega

Deftones are one of the more unique and distinct acts in modern heavy music. One of the originators of the nu metal era, Deftones are not only still going strong, but are arguably at their strongest in the wake of their latest album, Koi No Yokan, released in November 2012 via… Continue reading