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Watch New Video For Humanoid From Accept's New Album

Watch New Video For Humanoid From Accept’s New Album

Feb 29, 20241 min read

Accept has posted the following info about the first single and video from their upcoming new album: HUMANOID UNLEASHED! The first single, the title track of our upcoming album Humanoid, out on April 26, 2024, is OUT NOW!! https://youtu.be/LYPFFZFBBYY “The…

Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song

Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song “Man In The Mirror” From New Album “Fear No Evil

Feb 28, 20244 min read

One of the first-ever Christian hard rock/metal bands is the Illinois-based, Whitecross. The band started in the early ‘80s, touring steadily from 1988 to 1994 and averaging 150 performances per year. The Dove Awards recognized Whitecross three times: twice for…

Motorhead Release The Lost Tapes Series As CD Collection

Motorhead Release The Lost Tapes Series As CD Collection

Feb 27, 20242 min read

‘THE LÖST TAPES’ SERIES RELEASED AS CD COLLECTION INCLUDING NEW SET FROM THE HALLOWED TURF OF DONINGTON, DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2008 OUT NOW Cassette tapes. Remember those? Those things with the dual spools and loads of wide brown plastic recording string that’d occasionally…

Judas Priest Announces New Album

Listen To Blazing New Judas Priest Song “The Serpent And The King”

Feb 22, 20243 min read

Judas Priest just dropped their newest track from their upcoming new album “Invincible Shield” and it should really appeal to fans of the Judas Priest song “Painkiller”. https://open.spotify.com/track/2n09w41gAdEsJFp6bD0sBT?si=e1876c596cba4486 Invincible Shield will be released on March 8, 2024, via Epic Records.…

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song

Watch New Ace Frehley Video For “Cherry Medicine”

Feb 22, 20241 min read

Ace Frehley comments on the new video: THE CHERRY MEDICINE VIDEO IS HERE!! This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, and we definitely had fun making the video! Hahahah! https://youtu.be/psgSNQ7KlrU The song is from the new album…

Watch Def Leppard Perform Classic Hits At The Whisky In L.A.

Watch Def Leppard Perform Classic Hits At The Whisky In L.A.

Feb 21, 20241 min read

Def Leppard has released several videos on YouTube showcasing their concert at The Whisky back in 2022. Def Leppard is currently out on tour with Journey on a U.S. Tour. https://youtu.be/aNCmkyMv2fc https://youtu.be/uG_kIkE9ZFk https://youtu.be/bxoY3sS_bLg https://youtu.be/3Trr9uJGLrM

Slayer Returns To Headline Main Stage Sets at Two Major Festivals

Slayer Returns To Headline Main Stage Sets at Two Major Festivals

Feb 21, 20241 min read

For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its Final World Tour back in November 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya/ bass & vocals, guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt, and Paul Bostaph on drums – announce…

CRASHDÏET Announces New Singer And Drummer

CRASHDÏET Announces New Singer And Drummer

Feb 20, 20241 min read

CRASHDÏET has announced the following update: The time has come to enter the next chapter in the CRASHDÏET book of madness. After much soul-searching, Gabriel has decided to leave the band to focus on other things in life. We are…

March 2024 Hard Rock And Metal New Releases

March 2024 Hard Rock And Metal New Releases

Feb 19, 20244 min read

March 1, 2024Big Big Train – The Likes Of Us (InsideOut)Blind Channel – Exit Emotions (Century Media)Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project (BMG)Devastator – Conjurers Of Cruelty (Listenable)Enslaved – Heimdal Deluxe Edition (Nuclear Blast)Firewind – Stand United (AFM)Liv Kristine -…

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Feb 18, 20241 min read

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire show. The band put on a great high-energy live performance and delivered the goods starting out…

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Helix Drummer Greg “Fritz” Hinz Dies After 10 Month Battle With Cancer

Feb 18, 20244 min read

Helix vocalist Brian Vollmer has posted the following news regarding Hinz’s death on his Official Facebook Page: Greg “Fritz” Hinz: January 23rd/1956-February 16th/2024. R.I.P. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Greg “Fritz” Hinz,…

Sweet Pain Finally Get Debut Album Released On CD With Bonus Tracks

Sweet Pain Finally Get Debut Album Released On CD With Bonus Tracks

Feb 17, 20241 min read

Remastered by lead singer, Corky Gunn, who also came up with the new cover concept, this glam cult gem includes a 24-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and the SWEET PAIN story as told by Gunn himself. TRACKLISTING: 01 – I…

Vain To Release New Album

Vain To Release New Album “Disintegrate Together”

Feb 16, 20241 min read

Vain has posted the following info on their Official Facebook Page regarding their upcoming new album: VAIN IS BACK… WITH A VENGEANCEIt’s been 6 long years since the San Francisco quintet’s last record, “Rolling With The Punches,” but VAIN IS…

Former Dokken Members Return With New The End Machine Song For

Former Dokken Members Return With New The End Machine Song For “Killer Of The Night”

Feb 15, 20243 min read

Today, THE END MACHINE shares the second single from their highly anticipated upcoming release, ‘The Quantum Phase’ due out March 8th via Frontiers Music Srl. The track is also accompanied by a new music video. https://youtu.be/D0Lsm-_r1Ik Jeff Pilson comments on…

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album ‘Acousticyzed’ On Feb. 16th

Feb 15, 20241 min read

Stryper is releasing this two-disc set containing an audio CD and Blu-ray video. The band’s first acoustic album and video recorded and filmed at SpiritHouse Studios in 2021. This is a very limited pressing collector’s-edition and features 11 beautifully recorded…

Watch New Kittie Video For

Watch New Kittie Video For “Eyes Wide Open”, Their First New Song In 12 Years

Feb 14, 20241 min read

Metal band Kittie has returned after a hiatus of almost 13 years to release a brand new song on Valentine’s Day. They recently signed to a new record label and a new album is expected soon. https://youtu.be/hIqcEiaOpM8

BRET MICHAELS RETURNS FOR PARTI-GRAS 2.0 FEATURING DEE SNIDER, LOU GRAMM AND DON FELDER

BRET MICHAELS RETURNS FOR PARTI-GRAS 2.0 FEATURING DEE SNIDER, LOU GRAMM AND DON FELDER

Feb 13, 20245 min read

Following the success of his first-ever solo touring festival, Parti-Gras, in 2023, Bret Michaels has partnered with Live Nation for this select exact lineup bringing the good-time summer music festival of 2024. Michaels will be belting out all of his…

AC/DC Announces New Members And European Tour Dates

AC/DC Announces New Members And European Tour Dates

Feb 12, 20242 min read

New drummer and bass player announced from the AC/DC camp: We are thrilled to finally announce the ‘POWER UP’ European Tour. Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt (Laug) will be joined by Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) to carry the torch for…

Singer Keith St. John Parts Ways With Kingdom Come

Singer Keith St. John Parts Ways With Kingdom Come

Feb 11, 20241 min read

Both Kingdom Come and Keith St. John have announced that they have parted ways. It appears that a replacement for St. John and Kottak has been found. Read this From The Kingdomcomerockband.com website: Kingdom Come is excited to announce two…

Pantera Live Concert Photos Tampa Florida On Feb 5th 2024

Pantera Live Concert Photos Tampa Florida On Feb 5th 2024

Feb 10, 20241 min read

Pantera’s setlist for the show: “A New Level””Mouth for War””Strength Beyond Strength””Becoming””I’m Broken””Suicide Note Pt. II””5 Minutes Alone””This Love””Floods””Walk””Domination””Hollow””Cowboys From Hell” Encore”Fucking Hostile”

Classic Metal Band Warlord Return With New Song “Conquerors”

Classic Metal Band Warlord Return With New Song “Conquerors”

Feb 9, 20241 min read

https://youtu.be/yskan54xlhY Epic metal legends Warlord return with new album “Free Spirit Soar” on May 10th, 2024 on High Roller Records.   Pre-orders available at https://www.hrrecords.de/WARLORD_1 “Free Spirit Soar” Tracklist: 01 Behold A Pale Horse 02 The Rider 03 Conquerors 04 Worms…

Waysted's Won’t Get Out Alive - Volume One (1983-1986) 4 CD Set Gets Released

Waysted’s Won’t Get Out Alive – Volume One (1983-1986) 4 CD Set Gets Released

Feb 8, 20243 min read

Coming in April, Waysted’s Won’t Get Out Alive – Volume One (1983-1986). A 4CD set covering three studio albums, one live album, and a mini-album from the early 80s. When Pete Way passed away in August 2020, the music world…

Hericane Alice Singer Recovering From Open Heart Surgery

Hericane Alice Singer Recovering From Open Heart Surgery

Feb 7, 20241 min read

Hericane Alice singer Bruce Naumann announced the following update regarding his surgery on his official Facebook page: Hey Everyone! Bruce here. I just wanted to do a rare check-in here to express my thanks for all of your kind thoughts,…

Watch New Video By Whom Gods Destroy Featuring Members and Former Members of Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake and Dream Theater

Watch New Video “Over Again” By Whom Gods Destroy Featuring Members And Ex-Members Of Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses, And Whitesnake

Feb 7, 20242 min read

Whom Gods Destroy, the formidable new progressive metal group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick, along with the potent rhythm section of bassist Yas Nomura and drummer Bruno Valverde, will be releasing their…



Latest Alternative And Punk Articles

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

FRONT 242 TO END PERFORMING LIVE WITH FINAL TOUR, U.S DATES ANNOUNCED

Feb 25, 20246 min read

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their final performances to take place in the fall and winter of 2024-2025. The band makes the…

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Jan 24, 20242 min read

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”) out today, including a spellbinding music video that draws the line on the poisonous behavior seen…

Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album

Punk Legends Cock Sparrer To Release Their Final Album “Hand On Heart”

Dec 22, 20232 min read

Punk legends Cock Sparrer announce their 8th and final album on vinyl, splatter vinyl, picture disc, CD, cassette and digital formats! No one (band included) expected any more new songs after 2017’s excellent ‘Forever’ album. But lockdown came and with…

Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour

Social Distortion And Bad Religion Announce Co-Headliner U.S. Tour

Dec 12, 20233 min read

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness has posted the following regarding the tour: It gives us great pleasure to announce that in April we will be going on a nationwide co-headlining tour with our friends in Bad Religion. Yes, we are back…

Co-Founder Of The Dictators, Scott Kempner Dead At 69

Co-Founder Of The Dictators, Scott Kempner Dead At 69

Nov 30, 20231 min read

The guitarist and co-founder of The Dictators Scott “Top Ten” Kempner has died at age 69 from complications of dementia. He would also co-found the band The Del-Lords. Scott Kempner released three solo albums Tenement Angels, Saving Grace, and Live…

Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65

Shane MacGowan, Pogues Singer Dead At 65

Nov 30, 20231 min read

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has died after a lengthy stay in ICU for an infection. A statement on behalf of Shane MacGowan’s wife Victoria Mary Clarke, his sister Siobhan, and father, Maurice. It is with the deepest sorrow and heaviest…

Controlled Bleeding's Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Controlled Bleeding’s Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Nov 27, 20231 min read

Controlled Bleeding has announced the following: The entire Controlled Bleeding digital discography is FREE on Bandcamp for Cyber week starting today!!controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com To claim your downloads visit the link above and choose $0 for the name your price (if you want…

Killing Joke Guitarist “Geordie” Dead at 64

Killing Joke Guitarist “Geordie” Dead at 64

Nov 26, 20231 min read

Kevin “Geordie” Walker reportedly suffered a massive stroke on Friday, November 24th, and passed away on Sunday, November 26th. Killing Joke released their first album in 1980 and Geordie was the guitarist for all of the band’s albums with Killing…

Punk legends T.S.O.L. release soundtrack to documentary film IGNORE HEROES

Punk legends T.S.O.L. release soundtrack to documentary film IGNORE HEROES

Nov 20, 20233 min read

IGNORE HEROES tells the story of the original T.S.O.L. through interviews with the surviving members and those who were there with them in the madness of the early Californian punk rock scene. Frontman, author, and provocateur Jack Grisham takes the…

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

Nov 10, 20233 min read

Brooding ethereal rock visionaries Gene Loves Jezebel have returned with a brand new studio album, X – Love Death Sorrow, set for release on December 1. This is the band’s first studio album since their heavily praised 2017 album Dance…

UK electro-rock legends REPUBLICA return with momentous new single ‘NEW YORK’

UK electro-rock legends REPUBLICA return with momentous new single ‘NEW YORK’

Nov 5, 20234 min read

It’s been a long time coming as the mighty REPUBLICA release their first new material in a decade in the guise of massive new single ‘NEW YORK’. It may be chilly outside but Republica are determined to continue the Summer…

Buzzcocks, Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldfinger, GBH, And The Suicide Machines To Headline 'Punk In The Park Festival'

Buzzcocks, Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldfinger, GBH, And The Suicide Machines To Headline ‘Punk In The Park Festival’

Oct 25, 20236 min read

Punk In The Park Music Set Times Announced For November 4 & 5 Event At Oak Canyon Park In Orange County, CA Buzzcocks Added To Massive Punk Rock Lineup Which Includes Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldfinger, GBH, The Suicide Machines…

Total Chaos Returns With New Album Mind Warfare, Listen To

Total Chaos Returns With New Album Mind Warfare, Listen To “Rise Up”

Oct 17, 20232 min read

Veteran punk rock band Total Chaos returns with its new album Mind Warfare. The LP is available from Pavement Entertainment on traditional formats in the US, and it can be picked up on vinyl/CD from Katabomb Records in Europe. Pavement…

Violent Femmes' Debut Album Gets Deluxe Re-Issue With Bonus Tracks

Violent Femmes’ Debut Album Gets Deluxe Re-Issue With Bonus Tracks

Oct 10, 202312 min read

Craft Recordings is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Violent Femmes’ 1983 self-titled debut with a special reissue of the seminal cult classic. Due out December 1st and available for pre-order now, the deluxe 2-CD and digital formats will…

Listen To New Single “Pulling Me Back” By Sons Of The Divide

Listen To New Single “Pulling Me Back” By Sons Of The Divide

Sep 28, 20231 min read

The debut studio album by Sons Of The Divide, “Sinners Saints Rage and Grace,” was meticulously crafted during the early months of 2023 at the renowned Red Medicine Recordings in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s a hard-hitting, passionate masterpiece that promises to…

Iggy Pop Releases Rare Trax Album

Iggy Pop Releases Rare Trax Album

Sep 16, 20233 min read

Many artists have long careers in music by doing one thing well and doing that same thing over and over again. And then there’s Iggy Pop. Like his early collaborator and co-conspirator, David Bowie, Pop evolved and morphed multiple times…

Goth Rock Masters CHRISTIAN DEATH Goes Beyond The Veil With DEATH MIX!

Goth Rock Masters CHRISTIAN DEATH Goes Beyond The Veil With DEATH MIX!

Sep 7, 20232 min read

Christian Death’s iconic Death Mix bursts through the mausoleum door after 27 years since its original release. This brand-new reissue brings new life to the macabre work of art, complete with remastered audio, a new track list, and original artwork by acclaimed…

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Sep 3, 20233 min read

Date: August 26th, 2023 Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater The Freaks On Parade Tour hit Tampa Florida like a hurricane. The concert featured Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Filter, and most importantly, to me, Ministry. I’ve never shied away from the…

Filter Live Concert Review

Filter Live Concert Review

Aug 31, 20232 min read

Date: August 26th Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL Filter got the opening spot on the Freaks On Parade tour which also included Ministry, Alice Cooper, and Rob Zombie. Taking the stage around 6:15 pm, just as the sun…

Filter To Release New Album

Filter Return With One Of The Best Albums Of Their Career With “The Algorithm”

Aug 25, 20232 min read

Filter is always creative with each album outing and their latest, “The Algorithm” is no exception to that rule. This album sees Richard Patrick really reaching for the stars with insightful lyrics, poignant topics and some great new songs that…

The Original Misfits Deliver “Legendary” Live Show

The Original Misfits Deliver “Legendary” Live Show

Jun 29, 20233 min read

The term “legendary” is often thrown around loosely these days, but the word legendary absolutely applies to the Misfits. The Misfits hit the scene as a DIY punk band. With no massive media campaigns, no videos on MTV rotation, and…

Pop-Punkers SUM 41 Call It Quits!

Pop-Punkers SUM 41 Call It Quits!

May 8, 20231 min read

SUM 41 has decided to disband after 27 years. You can see their statement below:

Check Out This Limited Edition GG Allin and the Murder Junkies Throbblehead Set

Check Out This Limited Edition GG Allin and the Murder Junkies Throbblehead Set

Feb 16, 20231 min read

LIMITED TO ONLY 500 SETS  SHIPPING MID-2023 You asked for it… You got it. GG Allin and the Murder Junkies are now a Throbblehead set! This limited edition (500) three-figure set includes GG Allin, Merle Allin, and Dino Sex. Inspired…

Who Are The Big 4 Of Emo Rock?

Who Are The Big 4 Of Emo Rock?

Dec 26, 20224 min read

Emo music is generally seen as having started in the 1990s. The genre is stereotyped by dark clothing, crazy hair, and depressed lyrics. However, there is a lot more to it than that. This genre includes some of the greatest…



Latest Electronic, Industrial, EBM Articles

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

FRONT 242 TO END PERFORMING LIVE WITH FINAL TOUR, U.S DATES ANNOUNCED

Feb 25, 20246 min read

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their final performances to take place in the fall and winter of 2024-2025. The band makes the…

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Jan 24, 20242 min read

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”) out today, including a spellbinding music video that draws the line on the poisonous behavior seen…

Cyberaktif Featuring Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) And Bill Leeb And Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly) Announce New Album

Cyberaktif Featuring Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) And Bill Leeb And Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly) Announce New Album

Dec 8, 20231 min read

Listen to the first single “A Single Trace” below: https://youtu.be/epbsnLxyQ8I The new album eNdgame will be released on February 2, 2024. Album Tracklisting: 1. A Single Trace2. Locked Away3. Bitter End4. New World Awaits5. You Don’t Need To See6. In…

Controlled Bleeding's Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Controlled Bleeding’s Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Nov 27, 20231 min read

Controlled Bleeding has announced the following: The entire Controlled Bleeding digital discography is FREE on Bandcamp for Cyber week starting today!!controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com To claim your downloads visit the link above and choose $0 for the name your price (if you want…

PIG Vs KMFDM 'Sin, Sex & Salvation' Gets Deluxe Release With Bonus Tracks

PIG vs KMFDM ‘Sin, Sex & Salvation’ Gets Deluxe Release With Bonus Tracks

Nov 5, 20232 min read

This classic clash between Industrial Titans PIG and KMFDM finally gets the deluxe re-release upgrade that it deserves. Not only have the original tracks been restored from the original DATs but PIG has also re-recorded the title track featuring appearances…

Listen To New Song “Just Stop Oil” By Ministry From Upcoming New Album

Listen To New Song “Just Stop Oil” By Ministry From Upcoming New Album

Nov 3, 20234 min read

Corporate greed. Sharky politicians. Climate out-of-control. Questionable government interests. All of it comes to a head in Al Jourgensen’s latest diatribe against the system, “Just Stop Oil.” The brand-new track – from Ministry’s upcoming 16th studio album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES – is…

LITTLE MISS NASTY, UNVEILS THE VIDEO FOR“BAD GIRLS ROMANCE”

LITTLE MISS NASTY, UNVEILS THE VIDEO FOR“BAD GIRLS ROMANCE”

Oct 22, 20232 min read

LITTLE MISS NASTY—purveyors of sex, art, and rebellion—have unveiled the video for “Bad Girls Romance” from their upcoming debut album WEAPON OF CHOICE out in January 2024. https://youtu.be/Ve90W0TAXp0 Look for LITTLE MISS NASTY on the road this fall starting October…

Former Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Returns To The Stage With SIGLOS

Former Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Returns To The Stage With SIGLOS

Sep 15, 20234 min read

SIGLOS is a heavy metal band combining aspects of Black Metal, Doom Metal, and Industrial Metal. The group features lead guitarist Sin Quirin, formerly of Ministry, Lords of Acid, American Head Charge and Society 1, and lead vocalist Pedro Sanchez…

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Sep 3, 20233 min read

Date: August 26th, 2023 Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater The Freaks On Parade Tour hit Tampa Florida like a hurricane. The concert featured Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Filter, and most importantly, to me, Ministry. I’ve never shied away from the…

Filter Live Concert Review

Filter Live Concert Review

Aug 31, 20232 min read

Date: August 26th Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL Filter got the opening spot on the Freaks On Parade tour which also included Ministry, Alice Cooper, and Rob Zombie. Taking the stage around 6:15 pm, just as the sun…

Ministry Live In Tampa 2023

Ministry Live In Tampa 2023

Aug 29, 20231 min read

Live shots of Ministry on The Freaks On Parade Tour in Tampa Florida on August 26th, 2023. All photos by Bobby Caughron (XSROCK)

Listen To Laibach’s Version Of Rammstein’s “Amerika”

Listen To Laibach’s Version Of Rammstein’s “Amerika”

Aug 22, 20233 min read

Iconic avant-garde Slovenian band Laibach are hitting fans with a one-two punch this summer as they unveil their riveting rendition of Rammstein’s international, chart-topping, satirical song “Amerika” for the much-anticipated A Tribute To Rammstein album (Cleopatra Records August 25). This…

Watch New Ministry Video For

Watch New Ministry Video For “Goddamn White Trash” From Upcoming New Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES

Aug 17, 20234 min read

As the world continues hanging on by a thread through pandemics, wildfires, climate change, social-political chaos and social media-fueled conspiracy theories, at least there’s Ministry to get us through. Industrial provocateur Al Jourgensen is ready to unleash his latest missives…

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult To Release New Album “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult To Release New Album “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”

Apr 22, 20237 min read

On May 9, 2023, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will release “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”. This fourth release in the artist’s retrospective series focuses on the pre-band days, when the duo were just beginning to…

Nitzer Ebb Fans Can Discover More Great Music By Exploring The Band Member's Side Projects

Nitzer Ebb Fans Can Discover More Great Music By Exploring The Band Member’s Side Projects

Mar 5, 20233 min read

Electronic Industrial artists Nitzer Ebb have actually only released 8 full albums since their inception in 1983. While they have been generous with a few extra EPs and Remix Albums, 8 albums in 40 years is not much for the…

EBM Fans Should Explore Front 242's Many Side Projects For More Great Music

EBM Fans Should Explore Front 242’s Many Side Projects For More Great Music

Feb 25, 20234 min read

As one of the most respected bands of the EBM movement, it’s almost hard to fathom that Front 242 has only released a total of 8 studio albums throughout their long career. Since the beginning, Front 242 has released Geography…

Interview With Groovie Mann From My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Interview With Groovie Mann From My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Dec 20, 20194 min read

Just a few hours before their show, I sat down with Frankie Nardiello, A.K.A. Groovie Mann, vocalist for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. It was almost 30 years since I had last seen the band perform. I caught…

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

May 28, 201911 min read

As one of the founding members of the iconic EBM band Nitzer Ebb, Bon Harris is practically a legend to fans of the genre.  Nitzer Ebb has a combined output of fourteen albums and EP’s since 1983.  If you ask…



Latest General Rock Music Articles

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Feb 18, 20241 min read

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire show. The band put on a great high-energy live performance and delivered the goods starting out…

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival Announced For Sarasota Florida

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival Announced For Sarasota Florida

Dec 26, 20232 min read

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is a three-day event held Feb. 16-18, 2024 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds that benefits Suncoast Charities for Children.  Headline acts performing include Molly Hatchet (Friday – February 16), Grand…

Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival

AC/DC’s First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival Uploaded To YouTube

Dec 21, 20231 min read

You can watch the full live performance of AC/DC from their Power Trip show courtesy of the Riff Raff YouTube channel. The band ripped through 24 songs including some first-time live performances of songs from their latest album “Power Up”.…

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

Dec 10, 20232 min read

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for the Summer Stadium Tour 2024 with Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick! The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Icons are once again coming together for a night of hits.  2024…

Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years

Head East Release Their First album In Over 40 Years

Dec 10, 20233 min read

Legendary AOR band Head East is back and better than ever with the highly anticipated release of “Full Circle,” their first studio album in over four decades. Widely recognized for their classic rock anthem “Never Been Any Reason,” Head East…

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Dec 4, 20233 min read

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,” Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen told UCR as the two bands prepare for their first tour together…

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

Dec 3, 20231 min read

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. https://youtu.be/xG0HUm8f56A Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter and received The National Achievement Award From The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers…

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song

Listen To Brand New Ace Frehley Song “10,000 Volts”

Nov 28, 20231 min read

Ace Frehley, former and original KISS guitarist will return with a brand new album called “10,000 Volts” on February 23, 2024. You can listen to the first single and title track below: https://youtu.be/bSDrecojgjU 10,000 Volts track listing: 10,000 Volts Walkin’…

Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T

Eric Martin Band Gets 40th Anniversary Album Release featuring members of Mr. Big, Tesla and Y & T

Nov 27, 20231 min read

Eric Martin Band – Sucker For A Pretty Face – Original Sessions Tracklist: 1.    Sucker For A Pretty Face 2.    Don’t Stop 3.    Private Life 4.    Letting It Out 5.    Young At Heart 6.    One More Time 7.    Catch Me If You Can 8.    Love Me 9.    Can’t Take…

The Unknown (Big Dreams) - Pure AOR Magic from the 80’s sees a release via FnA Records

The Unknown (Big Dreams) – Pure AOR Magic from the 80’s sees a release via FnA Records

Nov 23, 20232 min read

The Unknown was formed smack dab in the sweet spot OF MELODIC ROCK/AOR music, in 1987.  A mainstay on Florida’s west coast, the truly AOR band started gaining a following with each show played which then yielded bigger and better…

Gene Simmons Announces He Will No Longer Be Posting On X (formerly Twitter)

Gene Simmons Announces He Will No Longer Be Posting On X (formerly Twitter)

Nov 19, 20231 min read

KISS frontman and bassist Gene Simmons has posted the following on the X social media platform that was formerly known as Twitter: Friends, I’ve decided to end my X/Twitter posting. From now on find me on: http://instagram.com/genesimmons, http://tiktok.com/@genesimmons, and http://threads.net/genesimmons

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Announce New Album, Share First Single!

Nov 10, 20233 min read

Brooding ethereal rock visionaries Gene Loves Jezebel have returned with a brand new studio album, X – Love Death Sorrow, set for release on December 1. This is the band’s first studio album since their heavily praised 2017 album Dance…

The Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Perform Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Live In NYC)

The Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga Perform Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Live In NYC)

Nov 9, 20231 min read

Watch the full live performance of the brand new track Sweet Sounds of Heaven from the Rolling Stones, ft. Lady Gaga  https://youtu.be/Wt3ISLkIS38 Mick Jagger: Lead Vocals Lady Gaga: Vocals Keith Richards: Guitar Ronnie Wood: Guitar Steve Jordan: Drums Darryl Jones:…

KISS Announces Final Concert Ever

KISS Announces Final Concert Ever

Nov 9, 20231 min read

KISS has announced the final concert of their End Of The Road Tour and their final live concert ever. The show ends on December 2nd. And of course in true KISS fashion, there will be a Pay-Per-View Showing of the…

Jethro Tull launch video for ‘Wolf Unchained’

Jethro Tull launch video for ‘Wolf Unchained’

Nov 9, 20233 min read

Jethro Tull released their 23rd studio album, ‘RökFlöte’, back in April, and the band are currently out on tour in North America. For this run of shows, the band will be introducing the track ‘Wolf Unchained’ into the setlist, a track based…

Toto Announces North America Tour Dates

Toto Announces North America Tour Dates

Nov 6, 20233 min read

Toto has announced details on the band’s headline appearances in North America within the planned Journey itinerary from February through April 2024. Additional shows will be shared in the coming weeks.  A European tour will be staged in July /…

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Watch The Video For “Might Love Myself” From Beartooth

Oct 28, 20231 min read

Beartooth released their brand new album ‘The Surface” on October 13th. Watch the video for the single “Might Love Myself” right here: https://youtu.be/83rcK9Xne5A Official website: http://beartoothband.com Tour Tickets: http://beartoothtickets.com TikTok:   / beartoothband   Instagram:   / beartoothband   Facebook:   / beartoothband   Twitter:   / beartoothband  

Listen To First Single By Paul Stanley's Son, Evan Stanley With His Band Amber Wild

Listen To First Single By Paul Stanley’s Son, Evan Stanley With His Band Amber Wild

Oct 20, 20232 min read

“All live all the time.” AMBER WILD started in January 2023 with one simple goal: make the kind of music they wanted to hear. Fiery guitars, thunderous drums, and raw vocals filtered through a kaleidoscope of influences make for something…

Watch Lenny Kravitz’s New Video For TK421 From Upcoming New Album

Watch Lenny Kravitz’s New Video For TK421 From Upcoming New Album

Oct 19, 20231 min read

Rock superstar Lenny Kravitz is set to release his new album ‘Blue Electric Light’ in March of 2024. Here’s a taste of the first video and song called TK421! https://youtu.be/JqNZxEMaRrY Follow Lenny Kravitz on… Instagram – http://instagram.com/lennykravitz Twitter – http://twitter.com/lennykravitz…

Listen To The Classic Retro Rock Sound Of Silveroller On New Song

Listen To The Classic Retro Rock Sound Of Silveroller On New Song “Hold”

Oct 11, 20233 min read

Introducing the sound of Silveroller.  Hi-energy rock n’ roll played with heart and soul, played tight but loose, with the kind of swagger you just don’t hear anymore. The band’s lead single “Hold” is led by a driving drum intro, a…

Fleetwood Mac Singer Stevie Nicks Gets An Official Barbie Doll Of Her Likeness

Fleetwood Mac Singer Stevie Nicks Gets An Official Barbie Doll Of Her Likeness

Oct 3, 20232 min read

Barbie® celebrates the iconic “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Stevie Nicks, with a Barbie® doll in her likeness. Nicks achieved worldwide success with the band Fleetwood Mac before embarking on a critically acclaimed, chart-topping solo career. Known for her captivating stage…

Listen To BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Version Of MONSTER MAGNET’S “SPACE LORD”!

Listen To BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Version Of MONSTER MAGNET’S “SPACE LORD”!

Sep 18, 20233 min read

It’s been a trying couple of years for one of the most enduring institutions of Southern Rock. In 2021, beloved veterans Black Oak Arkansas lost one of their founding members, guitarist, songwriter, and vibrant, rebellious spirit Rickie Lee Reynolds. Reynolds,…

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Steven Tyler Damages Vocal Cords So Bad That It Bleeds…Tour Dates Postponed

Sep 11, 20231 min read

“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show that led to subsequent bleeding. We’ll need to postpone a few dates so that…

Alice Cooper Live In Tampa 2023

Alice Cooper Live In Tampa 2023

Aug 29, 20231 min read

Live concert shots of Alice Cooper on The Freaks On Parade Tour on August 26th, 2023. All photos by Bobby Caughron (XSROCK)

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of “You Can Still Rock In America” By NIGHT RANGER with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra’

Aug 11, 20235 min read

Legendary rockers, NIGHT RANGER are releasing a brand-new live album titled, ’40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra’, that is due out October 20, 2023. The live album and live performance footage will be available on CD, Vinyl…



Latest 80s Rock And Pop Articles

How Many Of These One Hit Wonders From 1980-1981 Do you Remember?

How Many Of These One Hit Wonders From 1980-1981 Do you Remember?

Dec 19, 20231 min read

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of one-hit wonders on the U.S. charts from the years 1980 and 1981. How many of these did you remember and how many had you forgotten about? The Vapors-Turning Japanese (1980)…

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

Dec 5, 20236 min read

Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting on all of the dates.In the mid-seventies, Adam Ant joined the band Bazooka Joe as a…

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Dec 4, 20233 min read

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,” Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen told UCR as the two bands prepare for their first tour together…

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

Dec 3, 20231 min read

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. https://youtu.be/xG0HUm8f56A Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter and received The National Achievement Award From The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers…

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

Nov 28, 20231 min read

Just in time for the Holidays Tiffany is set to release the new single “Angels All Around” and the Limited Edition NEW Shadows cover. Order the vinyl now and get a free download of “Angels All Around” included. PLUS, the…

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

Nov 23, 20234 min read

There’s big drama in the Hall & Oates camp as an ongoing legal battle between Daryl Hall and John Oates continues with Hall gaining a temporary restraining order against Oates. The court case is sealed so little information is known…

Missing Persons - A Night In San Francisco Album Review

Missing Persons – A Night In San Francisco Album Review

Nov 20, 20232 min read

Dale Bozzio and The Missing Persons are one of my favorite new wave bands from the 80s and still get heavy rotation in my music playlists. The band’s first two albums were simply stunning and this newly released live performance…

The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s

The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s

Nov 2, 20234 min read

The 1980s saw the invention of the music video thanks to MTV and it wasn’t long after that many of the videos started using sex as a selling point. Of course, everyone has their opinion, but here’s our list for…

Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For

Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For “Feel The Love”

Oct 30, 20231 min read

Banarama have released their brand new video for the song “Feel The Love” from their upcoming album ‘Glorious-The Ultimate Collection’ https://youtu.be/y7pFCIlbCr8 Glorious – The Ultimate Collection is available to pre-order now on Double CD, Triple vinyl, Deluxe editions with Book,…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing

80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing

Oct 25, 20231 min read

From the album Loced After Dark, “Wild Thing” was released in January of 1989. The video was made on a shoestring budget but garnered airplay on MTV in heavy rotation. It quickly climbed the Billboard charts to #2. The album…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Dead Or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

80s Music Video Of The Day: Dead Or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Oct 18, 20231 min read

Dead Or Alive hit the big time with their single “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”, taking the #1 spot in the UK and reaching #11 on The US Billboard charts in 1985. https://youtu.be/fpmTe3TDdVU?list=PLkqz3S84Tw-Qjyd_zHSVH_Xj6ge7yrgYI MTV played the song in…

80s Music Video Of The Day: J. Geils Band-

80s Music Video Of The Day: J. Geils Band-“Centerfold”

Oct 16, 20231 min read

From the album “Freeze Frame” released in October 1981, “Centerfold” landed at the #1 spot on The Billboard Charts in February of 1982 and kept that spot for four weeks! https://youtu.be/BqDjMZKf-wg The album and singles from “Freeze Frame” put the…

Listen To 80s Icons Missing Persons Brand New Song

Listen To 80s Icons Missing Persons Brand New Song “Ice Blue Eyes”

Oct 11, 20232 min read

One of the most quintessentially ‘80s rock groups is back with a brand new studio album of all original material that revives the band’s vintage sound and edgy, melodic songwriting. Founded in the ‘80s under the stewardship of Frank Zappa,…

Watch And Listen To Duran Duran Video For Brand New Song

Watch And Listen To Duran Duran Video For Brand New Song “Danse Macabre”

Sep 15, 20238 min read

Duran Duran have revealed the official music video for their latest track and album namesake Danse Macabre. With creative director Linc Gasking at the helm, this stunning new clip showcases cutting-edge, AI-driven techniques, some of which were only launched as recently as last weekend. The…

MISSING PERSONS See Their First Ever Commercially Released Live Album!

MISSING PERSONS See Their First Ever Commercially Released Live Album!

Aug 14, 20232 min read

Relive the pinnacle of ‘80s new wave with this fantastic vintage concert from icons, Missing Persons! Recorded during a single night at a club in San Francisco, this special concert finds the band at the peak of their popularity and…

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of

Listen To This Very Unique Performance Of “You Can Still Rock In America” By NIGHT RANGER with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra’

Aug 11, 20235 min read

Legendary rockers, NIGHT RANGER are releasing a brand-new live album titled, ’40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra’, that is due out October 20, 2023. The live album and live performance footage will be available on CD, Vinyl…

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Jul 31, 20232 min read

You know the name and you can’t mistake the voice. Now you can read the incredible story of how a shy, music-loving teenager called Gaynor Hopkins morphed into legendary international superstar Bonnie Tyler, and carved out an extraordinary career that…

The Go-Gos Jane Wiedlin Bares It All In New Photo On Her 65th Birthday

The Go-Gos Jane Wiedlin Bares It All In New Photo On Her 65th Birthday

May 21, 20231 min read

The Go-Gos guitarist and backing vocalist Jane Wiedlin happily shows of her birthday suit in a new photo on her 65th birthday. On Jane’s Facebook Page, where she posted the photo, She had this to say: This is sixty five.…

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Listen To Brand New Belinda Carlisle EP “Kismet”

May 12, 20231 min read

The Go-Go’s and solo artist Belinda Carlisle has just released a brand new EP, her first new solo music in six years! Kismet has a nice balance between playful fun with tracks like “Big Big Love” and “If U Go”…

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

May 5, 20233 min read

While I rarely agree with The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame and many of the inductees that it chooses, (even more so, the ones that don’t get chosen that truly belong), I was happy to see the Hall induct…

80s Singers George Michael, Kate Bush, And Chaka Khan Inducted Into Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame...Cyndi Lauper Left Out After Receiving Most Votes

80s Singers George Michael, Kate Bush, And Chaka Khan Inducted Into Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame…Cyndi Lauper Left Out After Receiving Most Votes

May 4, 20231 min read

The always controversial Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame has shockingly ignored the fan vote for 2023 nominees and entirely left Cyndi Lauper out of the inductees. While it was a good class for 80s singers that includes George Michael,…

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Apr 25, 20231 min read

Belinda Carlisle, singer for The Go-Go’s has announced a surprise release of a new solo album called “Kismet”. Belinda has posted the following info regarding the album: We are now making 5,000 copies of #Kismet in CD format and it will be…

Listen To The First New Single By Billy Squier in 25 Years “Harder On A Woman”

Listen To The First New Single By Billy Squier in 25 Years “Harder On A Woman”

Mar 9, 20231 min read

Often reclusive rock star Billy Squier has returned with his first new song in 25 years. The new track called “Harder On A Woman” can be heard below. https://youtu.be/3zfYmCL_e_I Hopefully, there’s a new full album to follow soon!

80s Superstar Lionel Richie Announces Tour With Earth Wind And Fire

80s Superstar Lionel Richie Announces Tour With Earth Wind And Fire

Mar 8, 20232 min read

Lionel Richie has announced the tour of a lifetime performing his solo hits on tour along with Earth Wind and Fire. https://youtu.be/QErqfJEkJK8 Lionel Richie / Earth Wind And Fire 2023 Concert Dates: Aug 4 Fri • 7:30pm Lionel Richie and…

80s Singer Kenny Loggins (Known For Footloose, Top Gun) Announces Final Tour

80s Singer Kenny Loggins (Known For Footloose, Top Gun) Announces Final Tour

Mar 6, 20232 min read

Kenny Loggins has announced his final concert tour.  The “This Is It” tour will kick off on March 10 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL, and will include stops in New Orleans, Chicago, and Los Angeles metro…



Latest Christian Rock And Metal Articles

Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song

Listen To Brand New Whitecross Song “Man In The Mirror” From New Album “Fear No Evil

Feb 28, 20244 min read

One of the first-ever Christian hard rock/metal bands is the Illinois-based, Whitecross. The band started in the early ‘80s, touring steadily from 1988 to 1994 and averaging 150 performances per year. The Dove Awards recognized Whitecross three times: twice for…

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album ‘Acousticyzed’ On Feb. 16th

Feb 15, 20241 min read

Stryper is releasing this two-disc set containing an audio CD and Blu-ray video. The band’s first acoustic album and video recorded and filmed at SpiritHouse Studios in 2021. This is a very limited pressing collector’s-edition and features 11 beautifully recorded…

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Brian “Head” Welch To Launch New Record Company XOVR (Crossover)

Dec 9, 20231 min read

It is a complete pleasure to work together with my long time friend and solo manager David Williams to start XOVR (pronounced ’Crossover Records’) I am equally excited to work on our first release with @spokenofficial, featuring our brother JR…

Watch Brand New P.O.D. Video For 'Afraid To Die' (Featuring Jinjer Vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk)

Watch Brand New P.O.D. Video For ‘Afraid To Die’ (Featuring Jinjer Vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk)

Dec 1, 20231 min read

P.O.D. “Payable On Death: has released their brand new video for the song “Afraid To Die” from their upcoming new album. https://youtu.be/ah80WZaJH54 @pod “If the world is gonna end you know that I’m bringing all my friends cuz we ain’t…

Former Flyleaf Singer Lacey Sturm Returns With Spiritually Reflective Album Called Kenotic Metanoia

Former Flyleaf Singer Lacey Sturm Returns With Spiritually Reflective Album Called Kenotic Metanoia

Nov 19, 20233 min read

Lacey Sturm has released her sophomore solo album Kenotic Metanoia, available everywhere on November 17 at https://stem.ffm.to/kenoticmetanoia. The former Flyleaf lead singer offers the project to the world independently, led by a string of arresting singles including “Awaken Love,” “Reconcile”…

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

Nov 16, 202322 min read

In the 80s and 90s heavy metal bands were booming and found themselves in the mainstream of music for the first time.  So too were the Christian heavy metal bands of the time, but without the kind of coverage, radio…

Stryper’s Michael Sweet Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Stryper’s Michael Sweet Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Oct 20, 20232 min read

Michael Sweet, vocalist and guitarist in Stryper has shared the following update via social media: Hello my friends, I wanted to give you all an update on my eyes and my thyroid. First, my eyes are actually doing fairly well…

Watch New Video For Stryper's Michael Sweet's New Project Called

Watch New Video For Stryper’s Michael Sweet’s New Project Called “SOLEDRIVER”

Sep 29, 20232 min read

The upcoming debut album from SOLEDRIVER  (Sweet / Del Vecchio) is a collaboration between two extremely talented and prolific songwriters, musicians, and producers, Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston, Iconic, Sweet & Lynch) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Hardline, Jorn). The…

Stryper Ugly Christmas Sweater

Stryper Announces Ugly Christmas Sweater

Sep 27, 20231 min read

Imagine finding this under the tree on Christmas morning! One of the coolest items we’ve ever offered in the Stryper store. Featuring a classic “ugly Christmas” design, the sweater is incredibly soft, comfortable and well-crafted. The band recently got to…

Two Titans Of Christian Metal Face Off For The Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year GMA Dove Award

Two Titans Of Christian Metal Face Off For The Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year GMA Dove Award

Sep 24, 20232 min read

The GMA Dove Awards, the Christian equivalent to the Grammy Awards, has announced their nominees for 2023. Skillet, one of the biggest bands of the past two decades has been a juggernaut when it comes to the Dove Awards. They…

Guardian Vocalist Jamie Rowe Returns With Kalamity Kills (Listen To 3 Songs Now!)

Guardian Vocalist Jamie Rowe Returns With Kalamity Kills (Listen To 3 Songs Now!)

Sep 13, 20233 min read

Kalamity Kills, the band identity for the music of Jamie Rowe, has announced their self-titled debut album, “Kalamity Kills.” The album will be released to all digital outlets on September 15th, 2023. Funded by fans via Kickstarter, the album was…

You Can Now Watch The Video Concert Of Stryper To Hell with the Devil, Live from SpiritHouse On Multiple Streaming Platforms

You Can Now Watch The Video Concert Of Stryper To Hell with the Devil, Live from SpiritHouse On Multiple Streaming Platforms

Sep 11, 20231 min read

Stryper’s drummer, Robert Sweet had this to say about the release: Exciting News: To Hell with the Devil, Live from SpiritHouse (Video) is now available on some of your favorite video streaming platforms. During the pandemic we recorded and premiered…

WhiteCross Returns! Listen To

WhiteCross Returns! Listen To “Man In The Mirror” From New EP

Sep 4, 20232 min read

The 1980s gave rise to the fast-growing Christian rock and metal scene, and Whitecross led the way. Whitecross’s early sound is often compared to Ratt and they have enjoyed a very long run of popularity with a worldwide fan base.…

Stryper, Skillet And Red To Headline Uprise Fest

Stryper, Skillet And Red To Headline Uprise Fest

Aug 22, 20231 min read

Christian Musical Festival Uprise Fest is set to feature great rock bands from across the entire Christian musical spectrum including quite a few big name metal artists including Skillet, Stryper and Red and an assortement of great up and coming…

Christian Rockers THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH Announce New Album, Release the Video ''War of Change'' with Adelitas Way!

Christian Rockers THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH Announce New Album, Release the Video ”War of Change” with Adelitas Way!

Aug 15, 20233 min read

Canada-based christian rock celebrities THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH are excited to announce their comeback after six years and they do it in style! The band will soon release “The End Is Where We Begin: Reignited”, including newly recorded performances morphed with…

Why Skillet Is/Was An Emo Band

Why Skillet Is/Was An Emo Band

Jan 14, 20237 min read

When we think of emo music, we often think of dark clothing and bright colorful hair, gloves with holes for fingers, and emotionally, at times angsty music. Bands like the ridiculously talented My Chemical Romance are among the first to…

The Case For Christian Rock/Metal Bands To Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Case For Christian Rock/Metal Bands Who Belong in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dec 30, 20224 min read

Christianity and rock n’ roll are often seen as opposites. The hall of fame representing rock also has a questionable history. For example, Justin Beiber is more likely to get in before Pantera. I am writing this article, pretending that…

Christian Metal Band, Tourniquet's Drummer And Founder Dead at 62

Christian Metal Band, Tourniquet’s Drummer And Founder Dead at 62

Aug 20, 20223 min read

Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has passed away at the age of 62 from acute lung disease. His wife Christy shared the following info regarding his passing: This is Cristy, Ted’s wife. I have some very sad news to share. My…

Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke

Michael Bloodgood, Bassist For Christian Metal Band Bloodgood Has Died

Jul 30, 20221 min read

Bloodgood have shared the following info about Michael’s death: Dear, Friends – It’s with a heavy heart we share that we lost our beloved, Michael Bloodgood at 8:15am Central this morning. After a gallant fight that began with a severe…

Ex-Stryper Bassist Tim Gaines Responds To FanBase Allegations

Ex-Stryper Bassist Tim Gaines Responds To FanBase Allegations

May 21, 20222 min read

Former Stryper bassist, Tim Gaines has apparently been the subject of rumors within the Stryper fanbase. Gaines has posted the following on his Official Facebook page regarding these rumors: Hey Folks, It’s been brought to my attention that I am…

Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke

Christian Metal Band Bloodgood’s Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke

Feb 23, 20221 min read

Bloodgood has posted the following update via their Facebook page: Dear Friends, Michael Bloodgood has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and has been airlifted to the hospital. Although he’s currently stable, he had a severe brain bleed so the next several…

Who Are The Big Four Of Christian Metal?

Who Are The Big Four Of Christian Metal?

Feb 11, 20224 min read

Since Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax became the big four of thrash metal, they have caused many metalheads to look at things in a top-four format. These four were clearly the most well-known and successful thrash metal bands in the…

Top 10 Successful Headbanging Bands With A Christian Message

Top 10 Successful Headbanging Bands With A Christian Message

Oct 27, 20218 min read

For this list, a band must have several Christian members, and many of their lyrics must be faith-inspired. The band also has to have started and stayed Christian. This keeps Megadeth and W.A.S.P. out as well as many bands that…

Yes, Many Christian Rock Fans Enjoy Secular Music Too!

Yes, Many Christian Rock Fans Enjoy Secular Music Too!

Sep 1, 20214 min read

(Editor’s Intro) For some people, the world of Christian rock and the world of music outside that realm are two completely spaces. It’s surprising when you hear that someone who listens to metal and rock has ignored Christian rock bands…

Stryper Belongs In The Metal Hall Of Fame…And Here’s Why

Stryper Belongs In The Metal Hall Of Fame…And Here’s Why

Aug 22, 20214 min read

The Importance of Stryper In Metal A lot of people just assume Stryper was only big for Christian music. Yes, they paved the way for bands like Skillet, P.O.D., and arguably Paramore and Evanescence. Sure they helped turn the Contemporary…



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2023 had some really good hard rock and metal albums released if you know where to look and listen. The hard rock and metal scene is littered with new bands that seemingly appear out of thin air, only to fade…

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

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In the 80s and 90s heavy metal bands were booming and found themselves in the mainstream of music for the first time.  So too were the Christian heavy metal bands of the time, but without the kind of coverage, radio…

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Each year, it seems that the remaining 80s hard rock and metal bands that are still putting out new music seem to get smaller and smaller.  However, don’t let that discourage you as a metal fan, because at this point…

Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names

Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars’ Real Names

Aug 12, 20235 min read

Check out these 80’s Hard Rock And Metal Stars’ Real Names! Some of these names are well known to fans, while others might find these stars real names both fascinating and understandable why they chose a stage name in some…

Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s?

Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s?

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The 80s were the decade of excess and musically that was absolutely true as well. The hard rock and heavy metal musical landscape exploded with band members with huge, hair-sprayed hair, and outlandish, often colorful outfits, and both male and…

Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s?

Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s?

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The 1980s hard rock and metal scene is widely known as a generation of excess and a lot of over-the-top imagery. In fact, most people refer to the 80s as the decade of Hair Metal or Glam Metal because many…

25 Bands That Were Influential To The 80s Glam Metal Scene

25 Bands That Were Influential To The 80s Glam Metal Scene

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Songs Of Forbidden Love By Motley Crue, KISS, and Winger That Seem Super-Cringey Today

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock N ‘Roll. Hard rock bands are no strangers to wild tales of groupies and debauchery, but three songs, in particular from well know artists like Motley Crue, KISS and Winger pushed the envelope with their lyrics…

Really Bad Metal Album Covers Of The 80s

Really Bad Metal Album Covers Of The 80s

Nov 12, 20226 min read

  Battle Axe – Burn This Town Burn this town? More like burn this album cover! Although, apparently this was only supposed to be an unfinished sketch of what the idea of the cover would look like and the record…

400 + Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

400 + Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

Sep 19, 2022213 min read

The 1980s and early 90s saw hard rock and heavy metal go mainstream and reach a large audience worldwide. The genre was split into sub-genres like Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM, Traditional Metal, and more. Regardless…

The 60 Best Classic Punk Bands From The U.K.

The 60 Best Classic Punk Bands From The U.K.

Jun 18, 202223 min read

Some of the greatest punk bands of all time have come from The United Kingdom. While you would practically have to be living under a rock to not be aware of bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash, there…

Ratt – How Many Of These Ratt Facts Do You Know?

Ratt – How Many Of These Ratt Facts Do You Know?

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How Many Of These Ratt Facts Do You Know?   Ratt Started in 1977 by singer Stephen Pearcy under the name Mickey Ratt which was based on poking fun at Mickey Mouse Early versions of Mickey Ratt Included Jake E.…

Ranked: Extreme's Albums “Best To Worst”

Ranked: Extreme’s Albums “Best To Worst”

Apr 3, 20224 min read

Extreme’s most well-known line-up included Gary Cherone – lead vocals, Nuno Bettencourt – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, Paul Geary – drums, and Pat Badger – bass, backing vocals.  The band owns its place in rock music history with the incredible…

Ranked: Cinderella Albums Best To Worst

Ranked: Cinderella Albums Best To Worst

Feb 20, 20224 min read

Formed in 1982 by Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham, Cinderella was one of the biggest bands of the ’80s rock and metal era. Following several lineup changes, the band solidified their members with Jeff Labar and Fred Coury. The band’s…

5 Incredible Metal Anime Openings

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Jan 13, 20224 min read

Japan has had an enormous effect on the worldwide entertainment industry. Even Star Wars has been influenced by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Their music has been huge as well, however, Japan is mostly known for manga and anime when it…

Ranked: Lita Ford Albums “Best To Worst”

Ranked: Lita Ford Albums “Best To Worst”

Jan 8, 20227 min read

Starting out as a teenager alongside fellow rocker Joan Jett in the now legendary band “The Runaways”, Lita Ford would go on to pursue a solo career that would see her reach new heights and lay claim to her place…

The XS ROCK Top 15 Best Rock Albums Of 2021

The XS ROCK Top 15 Best Rock Albums Of 2021

Dec 27, 202121 min read

#1 Ministry Album: Moral HygieneLabel: Nuclear BlastRelease Date: October 1, 2021 Never one to shy away from expressing his feelings about societal problems, Uncle Al returns with all guns blazing and a firm middle finger for those he deems a…

Ranked: Twisted Sister Albums “Best To Worst”

Ranked: Twisted Sister Albums “Best To Worst”

Dec 6, 20215 min read

As big of a band as Twisted Sister was, it’s kind of amazing that they only released five full studio albums during their career. That is if you don’t count their Christmas album. Twisted Sister was filled with big personalities…

4 Of The Singers For The Top 5 Grunge Bands Of The 90s Are Dead… So What Happened?

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Dec 4, 20215 min read

In no particular order, the top 5 Grunge bands of the 90s were Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam. Of those bands, the only original singer left alive is Eddie Vedder, vocalist for Pearl Jam.…

Top 10 Metal Songs That Perfectly Describe An Anime/Cartoon Character

Top 10 Metal Songs That Perfectly Describe An Anime/Cartoon Character

Nov 29, 20216 min read

Many great animes and cartoons have amazing opening themes. Many characters from these shows are also associated with songs because of YouTubers making AMV videos. Many of these songs are metal with Skillet and My Chemical Romance being among the…

250 Underrated Hard Rock Bands From The 80s And 90s

250 Underrated Hard Rock Bands From The 80s And 90s

Nov 26, 2021126 min read

During the 80’s hard rock ruled the airwaves. Quiet Riot’s Metal Health became the first #1 metal album of all time. Soon after the scene exploded with bands like Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Poison, and many…

80 Lesser Known Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s That Should Have Been Bigger

80 Lesser Known Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s That Should Have Been Bigger

Nov 15, 202142 min read

For every Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Van Halen, There were many other bands that were really good, but somehow didn’t quite make it to the top. The 80s Hard Rock and Metal scene had some really great bands that…

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Nov 3, 20212 min read

When Guns N’ Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II on the same day back in 1991, a lot of critics slammed the band for releasing two albums with what they said amounted to a few…

Ranked: Ozzy Osbourne's Guitarists

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Oct 31, 20215 min read

If Ozzy Osbourne has done one thing right with his solo career, it’s been employing some of the best hard rock and metal guitarists on the planet. Considering the company, being the “worst”, if you can call it that, of…

Ranked: Motley Crue Albums “Best To Worst”

Ranked: Motley Crue Albums “Best To Worst”

Oct 24, 20217 min read

Motley Crue is a legendary band that became not only one of the biggest bands of the 80s but one of the biggest bands in heavy metal history. However, not every Motley Crue album was created equal. With this list,…



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Nov 11, 20234 min read

Escape The Hive is a 70s-style hard rock band featuring Kings of Dust and one-time Jake E Lee vocalist Michael Thomas Beck. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news. Are any new projects coming out, live shows, or…

Interview With Generation Landslide Singer Anthony White

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Las Vegas-based melodic hard rock quartet Generation Landslide features Cold Sweat drummer Anthony White out front singing and playing lead guitar and former Lillian Axe drummer Kenny Koudelka behind the drum kit. Singer Anthony White spoke with us and did…

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Motorhead’s Phil Campbell Talks Seriously Bad Magic In New Interview

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The legendary Motorhead released their final studio album “Bad Magic” in 2015. To celebrate that iconic album the band has now released the album in an expanded format called “Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC” and it’s loaded with incredible material…

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When you talk about legendary bass players in the hard rock metal genre, you can’t have the conversation without including Rudy Sarzo. Rudy has played for some of the top bands in hard rock including Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake,…

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera Discusses New “Totem” Album And Tour In New Interview

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Soulfly released their latest album “Totem” back in August of 2022 and now the band is ready to hit the tour circuit in support of the album. We spoke with frontman Max Cavalera about the recording process for this album,…

Interview With The Legendary Rocker Michael Monroe

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If you’re a rock n’ roll fan, then Michael Monroe doesn’t need any introduction. The former Hanoi Rocks frontman and accomplished solo artist has recently returned with a brand new album called “I Live Too Fast To Die Young!”. Michael…

Interview With Ty Oliver Of Raygun Romance

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Electronic Rock/Synth Pop project RAYGUN ROMANCE (former POWERMAN 5000 Guitarist TY OLIVER) has unleashed the official music video for his newest Dark Synth masterpiece, “Adore You.” Filmed by Marie Ilene and the inimitable front-man (who also edited), “Adore You” features burlesque dancer and pinup Princess Miss Spent Youth…

Interview With Japanese Metal Queens SHOW-YA

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Oct 22, 20211 min read

SHOW-YA has been sitting on the throne of the Japanese female metal scene. With their national hit songs, TV appearances, and Japan’s biggest female band event held by SHOW-YA themselves, they are one of the most well-known heavy metal acts…

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