Louder Than Life Festival At Champions Park

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Sep 302014

We have a special treat in store for us this fall: we finally get a show that we deserve. I have bitched for years about all the big shows not coming to Louisville, and that all we seem to get are watered-down commercial concerts that the big venues deem safe and worthy (lame), which isn’t saying much.

But do we get shows with balls? Very rarely. Do we ever get huge cool national outdoor concerts that kick ass? Once in a very blue moon. Yeah, our city seems scared to death to have anything with any kind of balls to it playing our beloved city. Fortunately an out-of-town promoter has come to the rescue. I could kiss this promoter, and I’m not even gay! Two days of live music! The Louder Than Life Festival! October 4 and 5 at Champions Park down on the river. I know not many of you know about Champions Park, so I’ll tell you where it is: It’s at the old River Road Country Club property on River Road near the Water Tower. If you take Zorn Ave to the river, you will turn left on River Road, and there is Champions Park on your left. I’m extremely happy because my favorite metal band, Judas Priest, is headlining, and that is just unbelieveable. As uptight/scared as this city is, this is a miracle and just what our city needs. To be competitive with other cities. To not be scared to death of a rock/metal show with grit. To give us rockers a show that we can have fun at. Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, we will get our chance to rock.
It’s a two-day festival that features quite a lineup:
Saturday: Judas Priest, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots, Alterbridge, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Theory Of A Deadman, Pop Evil, Memphis May Fire, Otherwise, Fuel, Thousand Foot Crutch, Miss May I, Nonpoint, Wilson and local rockers Flaw.
Sunday: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Buck Cherry, Bring Me The Horizon, Hellyeah, In This Moment, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Avatar, Crobot, Monster Truck and Islander.
On top of all this music, the festival promises plenty of fine bourbon and gourmet “man food. “
So make your plans now, because this is going to be off-the-hook. Get your tickets A. S. A. P. I will have more info as the show approaches. My personal faves on this Festival are; Judas Priest (duh), Steel Panther, Flaw, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah and Volbeat.
Tickets are for both days: $79.50 adv/ $109.50 DoS Single Day: $59.Single

Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Louder-Than-Life-tickets/artist/2002985

—-Eddy Metal

Here is some classic (and obscure) Judas Priest for ya!

More info:
Website: www.louderthanlifefestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

Slaves Headline Five-Band Tour At Vernon Club

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Aug 072014

Need a little something to energize an otherwise boring Sunday? (If you are young, that is.) If so, then you should check out a Terry Harper hard rock/metal show at the Vernon Club on August 10, featuring Slaves, Alive Like Me, Myka Relocate, Youth In Revolt and Nightmares. The recently formed Sacramento, California band Slaves seems to be the headliners, calling themselves an experimental rock band (which could mean pretty much anything). Lead singer Jonny Craig, formerly of Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance and Isles & Glaciers, is the leader of the group and brings most of the cred. The tour is in support of their debut full-length album, Through Art We Are All Equals. Tickets to the show at $12.

Here’s “The Fire Down Below” video:


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Experience Primal Fear at Diamond Pub

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May 182014

If you’d rather kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a dose of Primal Fear than several doses of Beatles, then Terry Harper has the show for you, at Diamond Pub on Thursday, May 22. The German power speed metal group Primal Fear is the headliner, along with Stagecoach Inferno, 18X-Ray and Kingslayer, for an evening of head-bashing, face-smashing variations on metal. Primal Fear came about after leader Ralf Scheepers was not hired to replace Rob Halford in Judas Priest. Nine science-fiction-esque-themed albums later and the band managed some mainstream success with Unbreakable, which charted on various European charts plus the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart, where it landed at No. 44. Clearly, even without mainstream success, the band is a success with fans. Their newest record is Delivering the Black on Frontiers Records. Tickets are $20 – $50, with the $50 tickets including meet-and-greet and other goodies.

Here’s the official video for “King For A Day” from the new record:



An Evening With Sevendust Acoustic At Mercury Ballroom

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Apr 262014

Atlanta alt-metal band Sevendust, which released an eponymous first album in 1997, has had its ups and downs, including a stretch in the mid-Aughts when they were effectively in the hole to a tune of nearly one million dollars. It took them nine albums before they reached No.1 on the Billboard charts with 2013’s Black Out the Sun. As for their style, guitarist John Connolly, addressed their style thusly: “I don’t know. I’ve been trying to figure that out. It was back in the day. People, for five minutes called us progressive, and then it was nu-metal. Then, all of a sudden, we were playing alternative metal. We are some kind of heavy and some kind of rock and some kind of metal.” Now they’ve recorded an acoustic album and are on tour in support of it. They’ll be at The Mercury Ballroom on April 30, performing songs from that album. Tickets are $25 plus a $10 fee.

Watch “Decay” from Black Out The Sun:


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Fans Will Drool For Saliva At Diamond Pub

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Mar 222014

Despite the loss of their long-time lead singer Josey Scott to a solo Christian music career, nu/rap/alt metal/rock band Saliva has pressed on with their latest record project, Rise Up, which was immediately preceded by In It To Win It, a limited edition recording that had some of the same songs as Rise Up will have. It therefore counts as the band’s ninth studio album. Personnel drama aside, the new vocalist Bobby Amaru will front the band when they bring their latest tour to Diamond Pub on March 26, which should give Louisville fans a solid listen to the new material. Louisville has been a bit of an up-and-down stop for Saliva, which has played the Phoenix Hill Tavern (three times), Cardinal Stadium and, most recently, Zazoo’s. Powell, The Every day Losers and Trust Divided will open. Tickets are $15.

Take a gander at the official video for “Rise Up”:


Website: saliva.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saliva?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Saliva?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/saliva?

The Ocean Takes The Lead At Diamond Pub Metal Bash

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Mar 182014

The Ocean
The Berlin, Germany collective The Ocean is, frankly, hard to classify or describe, even. Tagged a post-metal (sludge, progressive and experimental metal plus art rock) band, it had a rocky start, churning through some forty musicians before a stable lineup developed in 2001 around founder Robin Staps.. Subsequently, the band released six studio albums, including 2013’s Pelagial (of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea). Staps is the primary songwriter and leader of the group and plainly is a difficult man to work with, given the personnel turnover. The music tends to instrumental, even though the band has a lead vocalist, Loïc Rossetti.. The Ocean gets the top billing for a show at Diamond Pub on March 22, with The Atlas Moth, Eschatos, Scale the Summit, Silver Snakes and Ohlm also on the bill. Given the supporting artists, this is a show that should appeal to metal fans who like music that’s more than just screamo plus thunderous shredding. Tickets are only $15.
Watch the “Collective Oblivion” DVD Trailer:


Website: theoceancollective.com/?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OceanCollective?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Ocean?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/theoceancollective?

Flaw, The Villebillies Anchor Diamond Pub New Year s Eve Show

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Dec 272013

The Villebillies
Flaw and The VilleBillies anchor Diamond Pub’s Heavy Hitters Ball on December 31, along with Signal The Revolution and Elephant Room. The Villebillies are on the rise again, having scored a new record deal with Sony Records, a feat most bands can’t manage after losing the first one. As for Flaw, LMN’s Eddie Metal had this to say “The excellent vocals, the rich, textured melodic guitar duo parts, the sweet background vocals and basswork of Ryan Jurhs, the modern drumming of Chris Ballinger, the charisma of Jay Daunt. Flaw is back, and sober!” Altogether, it’s a night of rock-solid Louisville music. Tickets are $25 / $60 VIP.

Here’s The Villebillies’ “Love Is Kind Of Crazy” tribute:


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/villebillies?
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/villebillies?


Check out the fan video of Flaw at Gobblestock 2013:

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MySpace: https://myspace.com/flaw

Huntress Stalks The Stage At Phoenix

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Nov 252013

A comment posted on Huntress’ LastFM page said, simply: “Sex sells and you’re buying.” Hard to argue with that statement, as far as fans of the band go, as lead singer Jill Janus is most definitely hot, and she flaunts it as well. Janus also is said to have a four-octave vocal range, which she uses to do a lot of screaming. The band plays variations of metal: thrash, doom, and plain old heavy metal. They are touring in support of their second studio album, Starbound Beast. Tickets are $10 Adv/$12 Dos.

The rest of the night features a multi-band show promoted by Hellawicked Productions; the line-up is BeyonDuplication, Candlefly, Despite The Fallen, Cord of 3, Dare To Dream, Tonny Sands and Attack Of The Pacifist. That show starts are 10 p.m.

Watch “Zenith” :


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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Huntress
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Flaw at The Phoenix Hill Tavern

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Nov 242013

Flaw returns to the Phoenix after a three-year absence, headlining Gobblestock ‘13 on November 28. The drama that surrounded this band since its beginning is more-or-less well-known among Louisville hard rock/nu metal fans, and so does not need repeating here. The band has reunited and posted this on their Facebook page: “After years of soul searching and learning to walk their individual paths in life, Flaw has reunited. The band is currently writing new material, working with management and preparing for live performance.” Fans will hope that this is true. Check with the Phoenix for ticket information.
The most recend video, “Whole,” is four years old:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLAWBAND
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Flaw?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/flaw?

Bleeding Through Heads Up Six-Band Show at Expo 5

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Nov 012013

Bleeding Through
Expo 5 is clearly the place where Terry Harper likes to book his more outré shows, particularly those that might draw a bit of a rowdier crowd than a show at the Vernon Club or Diamond Pub might be up for. Harper’s November 5 show fits the bill, with Bleeding Through headlining a six-band tour, titled Farewell To The United States Tour, with Oceano, Six Feet Under, Sworn In, Winds of Plague and Gideon. We’re talking metal subgenres by the half-dozen: heavy metal, death metal, symphonic metal, metalcore and more. After the tour, Bleeding Through will disband, so you might want to catch them while you can. Tickets are $20.

Here’s “Anti-Hero”:


Website: www.bleedingthrough.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BleedingThrough
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bleeding+Through
MySpace: https://myspace.com/bleedingthrough
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bleedingthrough



WAtch Oceano’s “Slow Murder”:

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MySpace: https://myspace.com/oceano


Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under casts the “Shadow Of The Reaper”:

Website: www.sfu420.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Six+Feet+Under
MySpace: https://myspace.com/sixfeetunder


Sworn In

Sworn In sees “Snake Eyes”:

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Winds Of Plague

Wins Of Plague will “Open The Gates Of Hell:

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MySpace: https://myspace.com/windsofplague
Twitter: https://twitter.com/windsofplague



Gideon has “Bad Blood”:

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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Gideon?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/gideonmetal?