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Alice Cooper production trumps Motley Crue at OC’s Verizon Amphitheater

July 23, 2014

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    By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly In the crowd for Mötley Crüe‘s last tour ever, it appeared that a huge slice of Orange County showed up for one last taste of the Sunset Strip circa 1985. Near the front of the stage, we waded through a sea of infatuated couples, pyro smoke and gray-haired […]

Nephelium-‘Coils of Entropy’

March 11, 2012

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By: Rachael Mattice Featured on MetalTalk.Net On February 7, 2012, a death metal band has risen from the chronicles of numerous changes, and centered their expertise with congruent goals and vision to release their first album. Although it has taken them years to master their debut, Nephelium’s ten-year history has taken them on a rugged […]

Rachael Mattice’s Best of 2011

January 8, 2012

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BEST METAL MEMORY: Unlike MetalTalk.net’s Tina who can say she gambled with Opeth in Vegas (I hope they bought her drinks), or in 2009 when I literally ran into Rob Zombie during Thunderkiss ’65 when my friend spilled her beer in my eyes, nothing real extraordinary happened for me in 2011. GIG: Rammstein’s North American Tour after […]

Lorenguard: ‘Eve of Corruption’ The Days of Astasia Part 1 – The Valiant Knight Overture’

January 8, 2012

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BY: Rachael Mattice A photo can have a thousand meanings, a poem evokes re-examination for new interpretations and films are visual motion-driven manifestations of story art. Therein, music can be strictly devised for the same purpose of guiding a listener into a specific realm of fantasy, leaving open ends for the expansion of individual value […]

Ninjaspy- ‘No Kata’

October 19, 2011

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 Ninjaspy ‘No Kata’ BY: RACHAEL MATTICE via: MetalTalk.Net US Correspondent If one has never listened to or even heard of a band before, predetermined judgment is made when eyeing the title and, therefore, the prophecy the group will be making for itself. When I read about Vancouver-based trio Ninjaspy, I immediately thought this was a […]

Summer Slaughter ’11- The Annual Gathering of Death Metal Extremists

August 9, 2011

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Posted also on MetalTalk.Net By: Rachael Mattice Death Metal’s fastest growing tour brought insanity’s finest together again for the annual meeting of the underworld at Summer Slaughter 2011. The bestowed ‘Most Extreme Tour of the Year’ hit San Diego, CA on Saturday July 30 for one of the early destination dates. The nearly eight hour […]

Rammstein’s North American tour after 10 year absence

June 20, 2011

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BY: RACHAEL MATTICE- Tour venue- Allstate Arena, Rosemont (Chicago), IL. May 10, 2011 After the unofficial ostracizing of the band from a prude United States public indecency violation during their last U.S. 1998 tour, the German industrial metal band Rammstein made their way back after a ten-year absence to promote their latest album “Liebe ist […]