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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 […]

Dana Point City Council Appoints New Financial Review Committee Member

October 14, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice and Daniel Ritz See the original article HERE In lieu of Toni Nelson’s resignation, Mayor Debra Lewis has appointed Joseph Jaeger as the newest member of the Financial Review Committee (FRC) at the Oct. 3 City Council meeting. Jaeger was considered for this position based on his initial interests to assist the […]

Gallery: Gojira, Pallbearer, Oni at House of Blues in Anaheim on 08/05/2017

August 10, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice For SoCalMusicToday See Original Post Here Behemoth, Slayer and Lamb of God may have sold out an arena show just a few miles north in Los Angeles, but Gojira’s headliner, in-between-tour stops, performance packed the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday August 5 with their own raging metalhead diehards. “I know […]

Jose Mangin Squeezes His Love for Metal Into Orange County

August 7, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice Cover story for OC Weekly See original article HERE More than a shredding guitar player, thundering drummer or even a guttural vocalist, Jose Mangin knows how to ensure the local metal community gets heard. On a recent Wednesday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, the sounds of Satan echo from the […]

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 […]

Lyme Disease and Kids: What You Need to Know Before This Summer’s Outdoor Adventures

July 5, 2017

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  By Rachael Mattice For OC Family Magazine Contributor’s Note: “Contracting Lyme disease at age 10 left me questioning many things, including the efficacy of Western medicine and the reliability of news sources to publish accurate research. Many of my questions still remain 18 years later despite small advancements in the diagnosis, testing and treatment 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

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 […]