"Music is the only reason why I'm not in prison," Randy Blythe says during the intro of 'As the Palaces Burn.' The Lamb of God singer has no idea that he'll soon foreshadow one of his life's most traumatic and heartbreaking ordeals. Of course, in a tragic piece of irony, music became the reason why Blythe found himself one gavel away from spending the next 10 years in prison.
The fourth and final day was a sad one for Shiprockers, it was a full day at sea as the Norwegian Pearl was on its way back to Miami. Luckily for fans it was a day packed with major meet-and-greets and explosive performances.
Day three of Shiprocked meant the ship docked on the beautiful private island in the Bahamas. Shiprockers were very familiar with the Bacardi Beach Bar by now which held more meet and greets, this time with Nonpoint, Wilson, Scorpion Child and funny man Jim Breuer.
While many people have been battling the storms and the frigid weather that comes with January, thousands of hard rock fans opted for sunnier Miami to set sail on the massive and sold out Norwegian Pearl for Shiprocked 2014.
After a 25 years absence, Slayer returned to New York City’s Madison Square Garden, playing The Theater on a frigid Thanksgiving Eve. The packed house of metalheads were clearly thankful to see these metal icons along with future legends Gojira and supporting band 4ARM.
The New York community of Williamsburg maybe overrun by hipsters but over the weekend it belonged to metal and rock fans. Danish rockers Volbeat, the Finnish love metalers of HIM and Massachusetts band All That Remains said farewell to summer with soaring sets. Not only was it the last date of the Rock Allegiance tour but it was also the last concert at Williamsburg Park for the year.
There was plenty of excitement leading up to Metallica's historic performance at the Apollo Theater in New York City's Harlem neighborhood on Sept. 21, 2013. Centered around the simple fact that the theater has a capacity of a little more than 1,500, fans knew that the concert would be more than just another 'Tallica show; it would be an experience like no other.
Emerging from a flood of blinding light, Sick Puppies immediately launched into a high-octane set of pulsating hard rock songs. The trio, made up of singer/guitarist Shim Moore, bassist Emma Anzai, and drummer Mark Goodwin, clearly brought their A-game, as their forceful brand of music captured the Hollywood crowd.