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Orchestral, Occult-Driven Hvile I Kaos Reinvent Black Metal

May 11, 2018

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By Rachael Mattice For LA Weekly See Original Post HERE Not long before midnight on a recent Saturday evening at the Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach, a string-based quintet tuned their instruments behind the lingering smoke of incense and a ritualistic evocation triangle. The audience, silently waiting in curious anticipation for the group’s set […]

Gallery: Judas Priest, Saxon @ The Microsoft Theater – 04/22/2018

May 11, 2018

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  By Rachael Mattice For SoCal Music Today See Original Post HERE British heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest and Saxon took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday April 22 in promotion of Priest’s 18th studio album Firepower released in early March. Black Star Riders supported and opened the Southern California tour stop. Priest fans sold […]

Gallery: Watain, Destroyer 666, Degial @ The Fonda Theatre – 03/17/2018

April 14, 2018

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  By Rachael Mattice For SoCal Music Today See the original post HERE Los Angeles black metal fans may have been disappointed to not have been anointed in blood or to have caught wafts of decaying pig heads typically present at many Watain shows, but they created their own chaos in the pits for a […]

Gallery: 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Enslaved @ The Observatory – 03/10/2018

April 14, 2018

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By Rachael Mattice For SoCal Music Today See Original Post HERE Southern California metal fans packed The Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday March 10 for the final stop of Decibel Magazine’s 2018 North American Tour featuring Norway’s Enslaved, Washington’s Wolves in the Throne Room, Denmark’s Myrkur and Colorado’s Khemmis. The steady rain and cool […]

Magazine: Picket Fence Media Introduces ‘SC Magazine’

December 5, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice Group Managing Editor, Picket Fence Media Picket Fence Media, the publisher of the San Clemente Times , is proud to introduce “SC Magazine” to our readers. “SC Magazine” is a local and visitor guide, highlighting the “Spanish Village by the Sea’s” eclectic culture. This reference tool tells the city’s storied past, includes a calendar […]

‘Won’t Back Down’: Chase Rice, Driftwood Festival, country music world tread onward after Vegas

December 5, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice Dana Point Times See the original post HERE In late August, 32-year-old country music artist Chase Rice received a wooden gift outlining the shape of the United States with his clothing company’s acronym HDEU carved across the middle as a token of admiration from a fan. Four weeks later, Rice, as well as the rest of […]

Go See Do – South County Music: Festivals, Concert Series, Shows by Genre

June 22, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice For Picket Fence Media (San Clemente Times, Dana Point Times, Capistrano Dispatch) See the digital copy of the special section HERE

How Drag Queen Musician Trixie Mattel Became a Country Star

June 22, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See the original article HERE During the day and out of costume, internationally famous drag queen Trixie Mattel – also known as Brian Firkus- looks like any other 27-year-old redneck from Wisconsin. Sporting black overalls, a faded black muscle tee with a wolf on the front, flea market cowboy boots […]

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 […]