Vinnie Paul All-Star Tributes Planned For Louder Than Life In Louisville And Monster Energy Aftershock In Sacramento This Fall

Vinnie Paul All-Star Tributes

Planned For Louder Than Life In Louisville

And Monster Energy Aftershock In Sacramento This Fall


Earlier this summer, the music world was dealt a huge loss with the untimely passing of musician Vinnie Paul. In addition to his renowned work as a founding member of Pantera and DamageplanPaul was most recently a part of the group Hellyeah, which was set to perform at both Louder Than Life

The End Is Near: SLAYER To Begin Final World Tour


Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament to Accompany on Leg One
Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death to Accompany on Leg Two

(See video announcement HERE)

Slayer, 1980s * L-R:  Dave Lombardo, Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King

Photo credit:  Alex Solca

Slayer, 2017 * L-R:Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Tom Araya

Photo credit:  Gene Ambo


Act of Defiance Kick Off 2018 Tour

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

Act of Defiance kicked off their spring headlining tour at the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on March 1, 2018. If you don’t already know, Act of Defiance is a Los Angeles metal band made up of former members of Megadeth, Scar The Martyr and Shadows Fall. They have produced two outstanding albums full of aggression and dynamic flourishes, “Birth and the Burial” and “Old Scars, New …

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 …

Fronterizo Fest 2017 Thrashes Tijuana

Fronterizo Fest 2017

Images and Words by Johnnie Crow

The first annual Fronterizo Fest thrashed the grounds of Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico on October 26, 2017. The festival organizers knocked this out of the park on their first try, pulling together acts from across North America to the border town just across the border from San Diego, California. The opening act was Deadly Apples, representing Montreal, Canada with an artistic industrial sound. Next up …

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 …