Metal and Horror Collide at Kirk Von Hammett’s 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil

Bay Area horror and metal fans came together to share their passion for their favorite genres at Kirk Von Hammet’s 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil, held at San Jose’s fabulous new RockBar Theater. In addition to his horror collection on display, the weekend long event featured a star studded list of guests such as former Marilyn Manson axeman John … [Read more...]

Apocalyptica

Music of epic proportions Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Apocalyptica consists of three cellists, Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, and Mikko Sirén on drums. They began their music career as a band in 1993, and their current singer Franky Perez, a former guitarist for Scars on Broadway, joined the band in 2014. Apocalyptica … [Read more...]

Saving Abel

Leading a rock revolution Saving Abel is a hard-working, perpetually touring hard rock band from Memphis, Tennessee. They are as blue-collar as it gets. Their work ethic reflects that upbringing and their musical ethos. That “band of the people” image isn’t something that they or their PR people just dreamed up as some marketing scheme, either. … [Read more...]

Music Industry Jobs

Opportunities beyond performing It takes a community of people in numerous positions to make an artist or band famous. If you want to break into the music industry, how do you go about it when you don’t have a windfall to pay for an expensive education, and you don’t happen to be related to Jay Z or Katy Perry? There are several categories of … [Read more...]

Extended Range Guitars

ERG is a term I hadn’t heard until about a year ago, which is an acronym for a fast-growing underground network of guitars with a wider sonic range than your typical six-string guitar as we know it. The ERG requires more strings and longer scale lengths than its six-string predecessor, which extends the instrument’s range into baritone guitar or … [Read more...]

“Fields of Cultures” – the cultural programme of the German Pavilion

The federal states are also represented with their own cultural and culinary highlights Artists and performers from the whole of Germany will travel to the world exposition as part of the German Pavilion’s cultural programme at Expo Milano 2015. The programme is orientated to the concept of the pavilion: “Fields of Cultures, Growing Ideas. … [Read more...]

AYREON’S “The Human Equation Theater Experience” announced

Nearly 6000 Ayreon fans from 49 different countries will flock to Rotterdam (NL) this September to witness the once-in-a-lifetime theater production 'The Theater Equation' based on Ayreon's The Human Equation. The album's original vocalists James LaBrie, Devon Graves, Heather Findlay, Eric Clayton, Marcela Bovio, Magnus Ekwall and Irene Jansen will … [Read more...]

APOCALYPTICA’S NEW ALBUM “SHADOWMAKER” OUT TODAY

Available now on iTunes and Spotify“Apocalyptica is best known for its cello-driven Metallica covers, but the outfit, while still exceling with instrumentals, has also diversified its sound since debuting in 1993. On their eighth studio full-length, producer Nick Raskulinecz showcases their current blend of classical riffs, modern rock … [Read more...]

Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to guest on “Renman Live” next week

"RENMAN LIVE" NEXT WEEK Tune in live Wednesday, April 22 to join the conversation!LOS ANGELES - Renman Music & Business, the music industry mentoring website founded by longtime industry veteran, Steve Rennie (aka "Renman"), will broadcast another episode of its Renman Live web show next week, Wednesday, April 22, with special guest, … [Read more...]