Ratt is currently on tour this Summer and Fall for their 2019 In Your Direction Tour. It’s a 17 date tour that started in early May and will end in October while covering cities in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Headliners like Queensryche, Skid Row, and Great White made Kitchener feel like the right place for all the right people to be. Just several days prior, Roxodus- another music festival in the area- was cancelled. To help ease the blow, organizers at Slam Fest generously offered free admission to any Roxodus ticket holders, in efforts of bringing the rock community together.
The big difference between same old same old and ‘wow’ is the energy the band still put into the show. Strictly they could continue to do this for another decade but by bowing out now, they go out in style.
If you’ve not yet seen the rejuvenated Rainbow, with a youthful 74-year-old Ritchie Blackmore, then do so as there’s really no guarantee he’ll be doing this for years and years to come!
U.D.O. have a wonderfully animated, fun loving, crowd taunting super talented guitarist. He’s 100 times too cocky, loves himself a little bit too much but by god, can he play!
Today is the day that Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard finish up their European tour together and they, along with everyone else in attendance, are determined to make the most of it.
DME Promotions have again brought something a bit different to the table for another gig in Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge. The realm of Industrial/ Techno/ Electro Metal is not one I have delved very far
It is said that in 922AD, the Vikings established a stronghold on the site of King John’s Castle on King’s Island, in Limerick. They used the river Shannon and its tributaries to travel far and wide, laying waste to villages and pillaging their valuables. Almost 1100 years later, the Vikings have invaded once more; not from Norway this time, but from Sweden, in the form of melodic death metal brutes Amon Amarth.
Toddlers dressed in wild metal regalia, friends who share matching tattoos, and talking with single serving friends at the bar, discussing with each other which Judas Priest albums were vital, everyone there was sharing in the bond of music.
Words: Mo Sheerin Live Photos : Olga Kuzmenko © Olga Kuzmenko If anyone attended the Voodoo Lounge on Friday night they’d have experienced the darkest and gloomiest gig this year has had to offer for fans of Blackened metal. With Eternal Helcaraxe (Cavan, Ireland) and Molekh (Dublin) introducing the night with vicious and ethereal riffs, Dublin was veered into a pit of utmost melancholy. […]