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Live Gig Review: Stars align for Royal Thunder at Saint Vitus Bar on 1/05/23

Posted by on January 9, 2023

  Following a small break from attending gigs, it was time to fire up 2023 in style. I had been a Royal Thunder fan since college. It was awesome knowing that the opening night of their trio of January live dates would begin on January 5th at the famous Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. After […]

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Heilung brought magnificent live energy in 2022; giving more to look forward to in 2023

Posted by on December 27, 2022

  Heilung are always a delight to see live – their “rituals,” as anyone who has caught them on tour will call them, drive right to the center of your heart with booming drums and captivating on-stage performances. Earlier this year, Metal Insider had a chance to visit their ritual in Dallas, and we took […]

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Photos/Review: Falling In Reverse intimate show hits Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit

Posted by on December 15, 2022

  Saint Andrews Hall is a small venue that holds a mere 1000 people in Downtown Detroit. It’s most notably known as the home of the Shelter, which is an even smaller venue in the basement, made famous by none other than Detroit’s Eminem. Highlighted in the movie 8 Mile and know by anyone who […]

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Photos/Review: Disturbed, Lamb of God, Baroness, etc. closed successful Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022!

Posted by on December 12, 2022

  One day remained for the Virginia crowd attending the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, and perhaps now it was as much on the fans as it was on the musicians to kick it up a notch. After three, and for some four, days of great music, could the live crowd keep the party chugging […]

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Photos/Review: Sabaton’s The Tour To End All Tours w/ Epica @ Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL 10/15/2022

Posted by on October 31, 2022

  Sabaton and Epica are two long-time stalwarts of European metal, but it’s always huge news when either of them announces a comprehensive US tour. Sabaton toured the US in late 2021 and has continued to book larger venues since their first US appearance in 2010. However, it’s been nearly five years since Epica toured […]

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