Sun. Sep 24th, 2023


Metal Tour of the Year – Photos and Review

OVID-19 has been a monster. It doesn’t have to be stated, but we all know how true it is. Between the loss of life and incredible numbers of people having long-term symptoms, we saw the music and entertainment industry practically crumble in front of us. All of a sudden, tours were canceled, and people’s livelihoods were at stake. Throughout it all, we held up hope that shows would kickstart before long, while we continued to support our favorite artists by purchasing merch online. For 18 months, I was sidelined from seeing music in a live setting, which is near and dear to my heart, and fortunately, that all changed on August 27th.

Mammoth WVH – Mammoth WVH

Colloquially, when one thinks of Van Halen, they think of Eddie Van Halen, the groundbreaking, incredibly talented and intrepid guitarist. However, the name of Van Halen has taken new meaning with Wolfgang, Eddie’s only son, who finally has his chance to stand out from not only the crowd, but from his father’s incredible legacy.

Alter Bridge – “Walk The Sky”

Since the demise of Creed, the instrumentalists joined forces with Myles Kennedy and formed Alter Bridge out of its ashes. Initially, many fans (including myself!) felt that it was just Creed part deux, and mostly had written them off. That is, until they dropped an absolute bombshell of an album, Blackbird. That album was just the start of what has proven to be a very prolific career.