KISS announce #EndOfTheRoad farewell tour as they perform on America's Got Talent - Check it out HERE
Hear a previously released Chris Cornell track "When Bad Does Good", the first song released since his death. The new album Chris Cornell: An Artist's Legacy is due out Nov. 16 - LISTEN
Disturbed released a powerful video for "A Reason To Fight" a song about struggling with alcohol/ drug addiction and thoughts of suicide. Evolution is out Oct 19 - WATCH
Five Finger Death Punch release powerful new video for "When The Seasons Change" dedicated to fallen police officer - WATCH
German deathcore band Walking Dead On Broadway has released their video for "Song Of Courage" via Loudwire. Their album Dead Era due out Sept 28 - WATCH
Westfield Massacre have released their official lyric video for their new single "Love To Hate", off of their upcoming album Salvation due out Oct. 26 - LISTEN
by: OM Johnson
Long live pop-punk. It’s had its ups and downs throughout the years; from being at an all-time high to being back in the underground. At the end of August, a four-piece from Ontario, Canada brought the golden time of pop-punk back to life.
Dangerous Ambitions is a flashback to the early 2000s. With sounds of Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan, and even some Yellowcard, Minority 905 gives the ultimate taste of a late summer night with the windows rolled down and the volume on full blast while going at least ten miles over the legal speed limit.
Each track is jammed back with the urge to headbang, or foot-tap, depending on your preference. Steven Wolwyn’s bass along with Spasimir Vasilev’s drum work is absolutely phenomenal as they deliver the backbone beat that can be felt throughout any listener’s entire soul.
Vocalist John Aquino’s voice carries that slight yearning in his voice, furthering the emotional surges throughout the lyrics as guitarist Chris Goodfellow shreds along with Aquino.
If you’re in need of a good head thrash, a good full volume album, Dangerous Ambitions by Minority 905 is your album for the taking!
1. Don’t Panic
2. Catching Fire
3. Dangerous Ambitions
5. Picture Perfect
6. Smoke and Mirrors
7. 27 Club
9. Lucky Ones
10. Run This Town
11. What If
Evan recently covered the Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More & Bad Wolves show in Tinley Park, IL. Check out his review and incredible photos HERE
By: Evan J. Thomas
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL was the place to be last week as some heavy hitters in the rock / metal world came together for one epic night. Bad Wolves, Nothing More and Co Headliners Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin.
Bad Wolves who are the "Newbies" on this lineup kicked things off. I say newbies because Bad Wolves is the newest of the bands bu lead singer Tommy Vext is a season vet on the stage as he's played with various bands in the pas. But tonight it was about the new Bad Wolves album Disobey. The band brought the energy from the beginning as Vext thrashed about the stage and connected with a new audience. Bad Wolves night culminated with a sing along by the crowd in unison to their platinum cover of The Cranberries 1990's hit "Zombie". And that was just the opening band.
Three time Grammy Nominees Nothing More was next up and killed it through nearly 45 minutes of their catalog including their recent hits "Do You Really Want It", "Just Say When" and the chart topping "Go To War" off of The Stories We Tell Ourselves album. The highlight of the night from them came from the drum solo when Jonny Hawkins climbed up "The Scorpion Tail" that is a structure made from scrap metal and salvaged auto parts that weighs 400lbs and measuring 14 feet tall. The emotion that Nothing More brings gives the band a connection with their fans that is rarely seen.
Metal giants Five Finger Death Punch pulled out all the "punches" with their set and stage show. Being the Co-Headliner with Breaking Benjamin, 5FDP provided a brilliant light show and a 3 story mammoth skull as the backdrop for Ivan Moody and the boys as they came out blazing with music off their most recent release And Justice for None. Moody has his patented red hand gracing the right side of his face as he popped off catalog of hits "Trouble", "Sham Pain" and their cover of "Bad Company" among others. 5FDP is by far one of the best live shows out there.
Breaking Benjamin was the final set of the evening as their set was a complete 180 on stage compared to 5FDP. With darkness engulfing the stage and solo lights highlighting the band as they came to the stage and rocked the masses right off the bat with their hit "Red Cold River" fresh off their recent album Ember. Ben and crew gave the crowd what they wanted with an hour plus set of hits like "The Diary of Jane", "I Will Not Bow" and "So Cold".
An epic night of music and performances is what a mid day work week show should be. Something for everyone from the mild to the hard core of rock and metal and some ringing ears the next morning.
Five Finger Death Punch