Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day SoCal 2018

Images by Johnnie Crow

Words by Melissa Butterfly

Halestorm and In This Moment wrapped up their co-headlining tour in Funner, California, an appropriately named location, as they giddily rocked the Harrah’s Resort SoCal in Valley Center, California, on August 24, 2018 with New Years Day supporting.

New Years Day opened the concert with excitement as this show was not only the last show of this tour but SoCal is their home and they hadn’t played …

Motionless In White at House of Blues San Diego

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

Motionless In White packed the House of Blues in San Diego, California on February 21, 2018, along with Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills. The young crowd never stopped moving, crowd-surfing and mosh-pitting throughout the night. MIW has really stepped up their production game, with multiple platforms, backdrops, props and a pair of lovely women in varied costumes to help entertain the audience.

Vinny Mauro kept the …

Killthrax Tour at House of Blues San Diego

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

Killswitch Engage and Anthrax returned to the House of Blues in San Diego, California on February 13, 2018 as part of their co-headlining Killthrax tour. The venue was sold out and completely full of passionate metal fans. Havok opened the show, the perfect aggressive band to kickstart the crowd into a night-long frenzy.

On this night, it was Anthrax up next and they never disappoint. Charlie Benante’s beats are …

Ded at Louisville Palace

Images and Words by Sandy Beitler


Ded is a fairly new metal band hailing from Tempe, Arizona consisting of lead singer Joe Cotela, guitarist David Ludow, bassist Kyle Koelsch, and drummer Matt Reinhard. Right now they are touring with New Years Day, P.O.D. and In This Moment. An amazing foursome who put on a show that you will kick yourself if you miss. I was lucky enough to catch them in my hometown of Louisville, …

Hollywood Undead and Butcher Babies at House of Blues San Diego

Images by Johnnie Crow

Words by Melissa Butterfly

Butcher Babies (c) Johnnie Crow

Butcher Babies first played San Diego in 2010 at the House of Blues with Hollywood Undead so it was a special show to be back at it almost 8 years later. At that time, Hollywood Undead played downstairs and Butcher Babies upstairs. Now, they played same main level with Butcher Babies showing that they are definitely killing it and moving up the …

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day Two

Day two of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 belonged to the “maggots”, the fans of Slipknot who showed up en masse despite Slipknot being absent from the lineup. Corey Taylor’s “other band”, Stone Sour, anchored the main stage, centered between the cholo goth of Prayers and the return of metalcore Eighteen Visions on one end, and the grand theatrics of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on the other.

Ozzfest was hot during the day on the …

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 …

The Devil Wears Prada Announces Fall Tour

(TRR) Fresh off a spring run with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada will return to the road this fall on a headline tour, dubbed “No Sun / No Moon.” The tour will feature support from Veil of Maya and Thousand Below, with a special guest to be announced at a later date. The tour launches on September 29 in Millvale, PA and runs through November 4 in Chicago.

VIP tickets go on …