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 lyric was sung at 11:00 PM. For those 12 hours there is not one moment when music is not ringing in your ears. There is …

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 lyric was sung at 11:00 PM. For those 12 hours there is not one moment when music is not ringing in your ears. There is …

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 incredible line up of talent, from old school rock to new and upcoming bands. With two main stages side by side and a third

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 Japan to tour the U.S. in support of his latest release “Wall of Sound”. The band is a powerful force, playing an engaging form of …

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 Duke’s earlier musical musings, stretching back nearly two decades. More recently, Duke has released two EP’s (also available via Bandcamp) of more …