Friday, 11 July 2014

Shockwave Magazine : Shockwave TV : Aries Interview - Featured Artist of the Year

We sit down with the band Aries to discuss being a featured artist and their new album. (Photo By : Amberley Еdington)

Lillian Axe: Stevie Blaze

Stevie Blaze Tells How The Axe Keeps Grinding

FatManCatBite-June 2014 Band Of The Month

FatManCatBite-June 2014 Band Of The Month

Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson, The Man, The Myth, The...Rockin Baltimore and Beyond

Saliva: Bobby Amaru

Bobby speaks to Shockwave about Saliva ready to rock the world

Tantric: Hugo Ferreira

Hugo talks About New Disc and Other Great Things Going On With Tantric

Monster Truck: Jon Harvey

This Band Will Run You Over and Crush You With Their Music


Local musicians get stripped...down

Shockwave Magazine : Shockwave TV : Aries Interview - Featured Artist of the Year A Sound of Thunder @ The Pinch--Washington, DC.  6-6-2014 Lillian Axe: Stevie Blaze FatManCatBite-June 2014 Band Of The Month Keith Thompson Saliva: Bobby Amaru Tantric: Hugo Ferreira Monster Truck: Jon Harvey Stripped
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Shattered Sun

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Shattered Sun is an up-and-coming metal-core band and I was extremely honored and proud to engage these new metal artists. Being a Hispanic and sharing a love for the genre made this interview a bit special. How so? The entire musical line of this band happens to be Hispanic. My conversation with vocalist Marcos Leal was quite insightful; we touched on a lot within a short period of time. The direction and future of this newly minted project was astonishing. Shattered Sun is a sextet hailing from the small town of Alice, Texas. Their sound provides hard hitting riffs laced with Leal's unique vocal assault. The band provides ripping arrangements tooled in advance by its founder and guitarist Daniel Trejo along with input from their drummer, Robert Garza, who lays down some fierce acrobatic drumming. I can assure you it's a collaborative effort as the vocalist describes it and the musical foundation is laid brick by brick. Shattered Sun is a true testimony to the hard driving sprit of its members, a definite cohesiveness that eludes many bands today. They've all grown up in an area riddled with violence, gangs and drugs. All too often we hear how the...


Chiodos: Devil

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Chiodos is back with a vengeance on their fourth album, "Devil". The band has produced a sonic masterpiece that takes the listener on a musical and emotional roller coaster ride. Original vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost are back in the fold, and form the twisting and turning track for the rest of the band to ride upon. Keyboardist Bradley Bell, bassist Matt Goddard, and guitarists Pat McManaman and Thomas Erak play with wild abandon and stellar technical prowess. Owens uses every facet of his vocal ability to deliver the full range of emotions necessary to match his lyrics. He is the rare vocalist who can sing softly and sweetly, loudly and angrily, and everything in between. "Devil" is full of great songs of all styles of rock.


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Hellyeah: Tom Maxwell
Friday, 11 July 2014 09:52    | Written by Robbie Rodriguez    PDF Print E-mail

Shockwave Magazine was on hand to cover some great artist performances the last weekend of June, and Shiley Acres was the place to be! It was a gorgeous day filled with lots of energy and enthusiasm. This historic outside venue is located in a beautiful green meadow nestled between the majestic mountains of Inwood, W.Va.

The venue filled up quickly in anticipation for the day’s entertainment. Many came to rock with some of the local artists as well: Breach the Silence, Solus, Arming the Architect and Barcode appeared prior to the national acts. But June 28, 2014 was the day hell was unleashed, and Hellyeah came to town to throw down! It was great to see the supporting bands Tantric and Saliva stirring the crowd into feeding frenzy as concert goers got ready to be eviscerated by Hellyeah with “Blood for Blood.”

Shockwave Magazine was backstage to witness all the debauchery and capture all the action! Fans lined up to meet Hellyeah during the meet and greet; it was truly impressive to see the fan interaction with their heavy metal heroes.

As the meet and greet came to a close, we were guided back to the trailer by the tour manager to be introduced to Tom Maxwell, the guitarist for Hellyeah. This guy is a really cool dude!

Shockwave: We are here with Tom Maxwell the guitarist of …. ?

Tom Maxwell: Hellyeah! (laughs)

Shockwave: We appreciate you taking the time to sit down with us. It’s cool to have someone from the local area coming back to rock. So we have some questions about the new album “Blood for Blood,” which is charting pretty good. Did you have an idea it would launch as fast as it has?

TM: Well, you know, I had a sneaking suspicion that the fans were going to gravitate towards this record a lot quicker than the other records. We have a real strong fan base, but I think some people have been expecting something else from this band considering the people that are involved in it. This is the type of record I always wanted to make with this band. Being from Baltimore, we’ve kind of been pigeonholed since the first record with the songs “Alcohaulin Ass” of being this Southern party metal band. I really don’t have any connection to Southern party metal.

You know, I want to get into a gunfight with a knife. It’s kind of what this record is, it’s pure on. It’s just organic; it’s heavy and it’s very dynamic. I wanted to get away from that kind of pigeonholed realm that people put us in. It really turned out to be our most honest record. This is the kind of record people were expecting from us in the beginning. I don’t think they were buying that party rock crap and that’s why I think people are digging it so much because they are finally getting what they want.

Shockwave: We were checking out the “Blood for Blood” video and we were like, “Damn!”

TM: That video was pretty cut and dry. We didn’t really put too much time into video production since we knew that was our first single. The purpose was to kind of reestablish ourselves with our rock audience. The next single, “Moth,” will have a lot more heat behind it and good production in the video and stuff like that.

Shockwave: I understand you’ve been taking the lead in the songwriting for the album.

TM: I had to write this whole album musically. We had to part ways with a couple of band members during the making of this record, mainly they just had a lot of stuff going on internally which was distracting them. They weren’t in the same headspace, so we had to move on. They were dragging us down. So, sometimes you have to do that in order to keep going.

I found it to be a blessing when it came down to writing – sometimes too many cooks in the kitchen doesn’t always guarantee a good meal. So, you know, I took the brunt of the responsibility of working on the music, and Vinnie (Paul, drummer) and I hammering out the demo and pre-production. Chad (Gray, vocalist) coming in to work on all the vocals as he always does. And even with him, this was his first time flying solo at this you know. He went in with our producer and really nailed it.

Read more... Last Updated ( Friday, 11 July 2014 10:17 )
Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:57    | Written by Shockwave Staff    PDF Print E-mail

New Full Length Album ‘Battles’ Due September 23rd

For the past several months the members of the Baltimore-based hard rock outfit - Charm City Devils - featuring John Allen (lead vocals), Anthony Arambula (bass), Jason Heiser (drums), Nick Kay and Victor Karrera (guitars), have been hard at work writing new music for their third full-length album – Battles. 
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @San Bernadino, CA 7-5-2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014 13:54    | Written by Johnnie Vrana    PDF Print E-mail

The 2014 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, CA. A massive crowd gathered to witness 3 side-by-stages full of diverse metal acts all day, then moved into the amphitheater for a night of Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold.

Everyone knows that the headliners always bring an outstanding live show, and this was no exception. But what raises the bar for Mayhem Fest is the quality and diversity of the side stage selections. Each band gave an intense display of their own style of metal. The Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey stage delivered Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Miss May I, Mushroom Head, Texas Hippie Coalition and King 810. The Headbang For The Highway/Sumerian Stage served up the long anticipated return of Ice-T and Body Count, Darkest Hour, Upon A Burning Body and Veil Of Maya. The Victory Records Stage had Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander and Erimha.

Simply put, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is THE must-see concert of the summer. 

 (click image for photo album of Mayhem Fest opening day)

Mayhem 2014

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:32 )
EYEHATEGOD Begins Northeast US Tour With Iron Reagan, Vektor + Strong Intention Tomorrow; Band Added To Obscene Extreme Festival
Thursday, 10 July 2014 04:52    | Written by Shockwave Staff    PDF Print E-mail

EYEHATEGOD Begins Northeast US Tour With Iron Reagan, Vektor + Strong Intention Tomorrow; Band Added To Obscene Extreme Festival 

Directly on the heels of EYEHATEGOD's month-long US headlining tour with Ringworm and Enabler, the New Orleans destroyers are back on the road already this week. Set to begin their new headlining trek tomorrow, July 10th, kicking the shit off in Washington, DC, after which they'll raid Providence, Albany, York, Hamden and Brooklyn in a jagged Northeast strike. On the six-city tour, EYEHATEGOD will be backed by Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention on all dates.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 04:48    | Written by Shockwave Staff    PDF Print E-mail
KING 810
(Roadrunner Records)
Release Date: August 19th
Pre-orders Available Now on The iTunes Store and

Killem All
Best Nite Of My Life
Murder Murder Murder
Take It
Fat Around The Heart
treading and trodden
anatomy 1:2
desperate lovers
devil don’t cry
anatomy 1:3
Carve My Name
War Outside
Write About Us
State Of Nature
KING 810
ON TOUR 2014
All Dates w/Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 
5                      San Bernardino, CA              San Manuel Amphitheater              
6                      Mountain View, CA                Shoreline Amphitheatre                
8                     Auburn, WA                           White River Amphitheatre              
9                     Nampa, ID                              Idaho Center Amphitheatre            
11                     Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Pavilion                          
12                     Albuquerque, NM                Isleta Amphitheatre                        
13                     Denver, CO                           Fillmore Auditorium                      
16                     Maryland Heights, MO         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater      
17                     Clarkston, MI                        DTE Energy Music Theatre          
18                     Milwaukee, WI                     Eagles Ballroom                          
19                     Noblesville, IN                      Klipsch Music Center                    
20                     Tinley Park, IL                      First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre  
22                     Mansfield, MA                      Xfinity Center                                
23                     Saratoga Springs, NY           Saratoga Performing Arts Center    
26                     Burgettstown, PA                 First Niagara Pavilion          
27                     Hartford, CT                         Xfinity Theatre                              
29                     Darien Center, NY                Darien Lake PAC
1                      Camden, NJ                            Susquehanna Bank Center          
2                      Scranton, PA                          Toyota Pavilion                            
3                      Bristow, VA                            Jiffy Lube Live                              
5                      Atlanta, GA                             Lakewood Amphitheatre              
7                      Oklahoma City, OK                 OKC Downtown Airpark              
9                      Dallas, TX                               Gexa Energy Pavilion              
Your nightmares ain’t got nothin on this place.

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