Queens of The Stone Age: ?Sick, Sick, Sick in Indy Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN 8/4/2007 By JEN X It was in the air of the Murat Theater in Indy: the salty sweet stench of every person in the venue, mixed in with a bit of homegrown and alcohol. The atmosphere was dark and damp yet […]
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The Vacancies – ‘Tantrum’ – CD Review
By JASON PRICE Cleveland-based punk band The Vacancies are back with their?latest album, Tantrum.?This is their second?release on?Blackheart Records, and it picks up right where the band left off on?the last record, A Beat Missing or a Silence Added. What I always?loved about the band’s earlier releases was the that they were?truly inviting to the […]
Silverchair – ‘Young Modern’ – CD Review
By JASON PRICE Silverchair first came into our lives in 1995, when the fresh-faced teens from Down Under assaulted alternative rock stations coast to coast with their hit album Frogstomp, featuring such hits as ?Tomorrow,? ?Pure Massacre? and ?Israel?s Son.? It was an impressive and powerful grunge/rock album considering that the band members were in […]
Silverchair: Young Modern Nation – Concert Report
Silverchair: Live at the 9:30 Club Washington D.C. July 24, 2007 By Jason Price Silverchair first came into our lives in 1995, when the fresh-faced teens from Down Under assaulted alternative rock stations coast to coast with their hit album Frogstomp, featuring such hits as ?Tomorrow? and ?Pure Massacre.??Flash forward to 2007, and we find […]
The Vacancies – ‘A Beat Missing or a Silence Added’ – CD Review
By JASON PRICE The Cleveland-based band The Vacancies bring their punk sound and attitude to light on their sophomore release A Beat Missing or a Silence Added.? In a world where punk has strayed more to the “pop” side, The Vacancies play punk the way it was intended to be played. The record is loaded […]
Burning the black light with Wes Borland
Though best known as the guitarist of Limp Bizkit, Wes Borland is a man of many talents. He is an accomplished painter and his skills as a versatile musician and songwriter are on full display in his new band, Black Light Burns. The band;s debut, Cruel Melody, produced by Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), draws […]
Throwing a ‘Tantrum’ with The Vacancies’ Billy Crooked
Getting Joan Jett’s stamp of approval on your work is no small feat. To do such a thing twice is even more of a testament to a band’s punk prowess. Well, if that sounds like a shining endorsement to you, look no further than Cleveland-based punk band The Vacancies. Their latest outing on Blackheart Records is being praised by critics and landed the band a spot on this year’s Warped Tour. Live-Metal.Net’s Jason Price checked in with vocalist Billy Crooked about the the evolution of the band, the new album Tantrum and what it is like sharing the stage with some of his influences, which just so happen to be some the genre’s biggest names.
A Second Youth: An Interview with Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel
Since forming in 1996, Holland’s Within Temptation, led by the charismatic and gorgeous vocalist Sharon den Adel, has become one of metal’s most successful female-fronted acts. The band started garnering widespread acclaim with the 2000 album Mother Earth and built a strong following that allowed them to play some of the biggest festivals in Europe. The Silent Force, released in 2004, is their most successful album to date, combining their style of folk and symphonic rock with a somewhat updated, modern sound.
Within Temptation’s new release, The Heart of Everything, has already been released throughout Europe to great success through the videos/singles ?What Have you Done,? featuring guest vocals by Life of Agony’s Keith Caputo, and the mesmerizing power ballad ?Frozen.? Further building on the strengths of The Silent Force, The Heart of Everything adds darker, heavier guitar riffs to the band’s epic, cinematic style and features den Adel’s most diversified and captivating performance to date. In 2007, the band was selected for the ?Hottest Chicks in Metal? tour, along with In This Moment and Stolen Babies, supporting Lacuna Coil. It is the band’s first ever U.S. tour.
Jason Price and Jeff Maki of Live-Metal.net had the privilege to talk to Sharon aboard the band’s tour bus during their stop at Jaxx in Springfield, Va. She is just as ?if not more? beautiful in person and one of the nicest artists we’ve had the chance to interview. Sharon talks about the Hottest Chicks in Metal Tour, The Heart of Everything and a new beginning for Within Temptation.
Shaw Blades – ‘Influence’ – CD Review
By JASON PRICE Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Tommy Shaw (Styx) are no strangers to? the music scene. With?more than three?decades of music history between them,? there is no doubt that this duo has influenced and inspired countless? numbers of performers. They are now paying homage to the sounds that influenced them. Influence is an […]