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Woodie Cars to Make Appearance at Ocean Festival for 25th Year

July 13, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice San Clemente Times See original post here Ocean Festival attendees will need to ready their favorite car-song-centric cassettes, CDs or playlists with favorites like the Eagles’ “Ol’ 55,” Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally,” War’s “Low Rider” and the Beach Boys’ “Surf City” for the 25th anniversary of the Woodie Car Show on the […]

Gallery: Society 1 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA

March 30, 2017

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  Los Angeles’ Society 1 performed at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, March 27th along with Skumlove, Heaven Below and more. Take a look at some of the photos of Society 1 from the event below:

EMX Competition Bridges the Gap Between eSports and EDM in Santa Ana

March 23, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See original article here Gaming has proven to extend well beyond the adolescent years for most diehards, often turning into a lifelong hobby, a comfortable fallback as a break from “adulting,” a profitable career choice and even a global network for eSports enthusiasts. eSports Arena, Orange County’s 200-video game station […]

10 Local Female Metal Musicians You Need to Know

February 23, 2017

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  By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See the original online article HERE The recent Women’s March on Washington placed a global magnifying glass on women’s rights. One day before that historic march, the NAMM show in Anaheim hosted the fifth annual She Rocks Awards which pays tribute to female music industry leaders. While both can […]

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt Shares His Most Intense Metal Festival Memory

September 23, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly View the original article here Swedish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt fits many personas varying in levels of excellence depending on which type of metal fan you talk to. As vocalist, he mastered the powerful yet articulated death metal vocal technique in the fellow Swedish supergroup Bloodbath. Åkerfeldt collaborated […]

Empyrean Throne explores ‘unorthodox’ recording technique with producer Mick Kenney

June 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original article here As dusk floods the sky on a recent Saturday night, Mozart’s “Requiem In D Minor” echoes through a Costa Mesa apartment from a pair of stereo speakers. The haunting orchestral movements and angelic vocals hum through the air, barely masking the inebriated, tormented screams of Andrew Knudsen coming […]

Gallery: Behemoth, Myrkur at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

May 15, 2016

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Sixx A.M.’s Nikki Discusses Life After Mötley Crüe, New Album, Prince

May 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See original article here Although they’ve been together for almost 10 years, L.A. hard rock band Sixx A.M. has been steadily overshadowed by some of its members’ other major musical projects, including bassist Nikki Sixx’s predecessor Mötley Crüe and guitarist DJ Ashba’s Guns N’ Roses. Now that the Crüe has officially […]

Gallery: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom at the Palladium in Hollywood, Calif.”

March 4, 2016

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Thrash metal annihilators Megadeth eviscerated through Southern California’s Hollywood Palladium, one of Sunset Boulevard’s mainstay midsize venues, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Supporting the headliners were Suicidal Tendencies featuring Dave Lombardo on the kit and Finland’s melodic death metal heathens Children of Bodom invoking chaos to their legion of followers. Megadeth is currently on their trek […]

Female thrashers Nervosa are a product of Brazilian metal roots and the teachings of Lemmy

February 23, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original article link here Brazilian heavy metal typically brings to mind infamous bands such as Dorsal Atlântica Sarcofogo, Hibria and thrash metal kings Sepultura. Although all of these Latin musicians were pivotal in the founding movement of thrash metal in Brazil during the early 1980s at the same time of […]