KISS has rocked the world for over 4 decades and have fans of all ages! “The Hottest Band in The World” just recently finished up their world tour in Louisiana and there was a very special little fan in attendance. Four-year-old Ava Mull got to do what most people only dream about. Ava became enamoured with “The Catman”, Eric Singer after seeing the cartoon “KISS meets Scoobey … Continue reading The Catman meets his Biggest Fan!
I was sixteen years old. Everyone who was anyone was just starting out. Bands like Metallica, Exodus, Megadeth, Anthrax, Sepultura, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies, just to name a few. The metal scene was flourishing thanks to record labels like Metal Blade and Mega Force. Their crowds consisted of maniacal fans known for violently thrashing around in circles or ‘pits’, headbanging to speed metal and stage … Continue reading Slayer -vs- Slayer
By Tim Mrak I am solid Gen X Cold War Baby.I am last of the free range kids.I am moon landing, Watergate and Dad in VietnamI am ‘Led Zeppelin’ blowing through your 6 x 9’s in the back of your Firebird.I am smoking section in high school old. I am ‘Breakfast Club’ and ‘Pretty in Pink’.I am fish sticks on Friday and enchiladas on Wednesday.I … Continue reading Talkin Bout My Generation..
Austin School of Music presents “Rock Camp” –The A.S.M. “Rock Camp” provides a fun and memorable experience for your children ages 8-17. The kids get to name their band, learn songs and even write their OWN hit! After two weeks of practice, practice, practice, they will perform live at the World Famous blues bar, ANTONE’S in Austin, Texas, in front of an audience. Great experience … Continue reading Austin School of Music – “ROCK CAMP”
The curtains have been drawn and the band has left the stage. It is official. As of November 30, 2019, Slayer has retired.Slayer fans worldwide gathered together one last time in the City of Angels to bid farewell to the most beloved pioneers of thrash metal.The band sold out almost every venue of the tour. In fact, Slayer added an extra date at the Forum … Continue reading Farewell to the Kings
By Tim Mrak I am an old guitar hanging on the wall of a south side pawn shop.. out of tune and dusty, with scratchy pots and a warped neck, not plugged in for years… I got a 60 hz hum and a few dead frets….. Hey, Wait!! Don’t look at that Fender over there. You can’t afford that! Look at meee!!! Come back here … Continue reading 1958
“Who was Cliff Burton?” Thirty one years ago, the world lost one of the greatest bass players in the history of rock and roll. Metallica had been traveling through Stockholm, Sweden when their tour bus hit a deadly patch of black ice. The bus lost control, flipped and the bands bassist, Clifford Lee Burton, was killed instantly. Burton’s untimely death is still mourned by his … Continue reading The Salvation Kingdom
When it comes to getting tattoos in Austin, Texas there is one well known artist’s name that stands a cut above. That name is Jon Zig. Originally from Austin, Texas, Zig was encouraged as a young child, to always pursue his dreams. Therefore at the ripe age of 2 to 3 years old, Zig began his rise into tattoo stardom by drawing on the … Continue reading Jon Zig – The Skin Graver
Much to the dismay of all metalheads worldwide, the iconic metal band, SLAYER, recently announced that their current tour would unfortunately be their last. After hearing the news, a very special group of fans known as the ‘Slaytanic Soldiers 213’ began to plan the ultimate send off. The Facebook group known as the ‘SS 213’ is more than just another fan site. The group is … Continue reading Last Trip in the Abyss: Slayer Says Goodbye
Originally from Connecticut, Bobby Sharron, has only one regret… That he didn’t start sooner! As an avid listener of the JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE, and THE CHURCH OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW with JOEY COCO DIAZ, Sharron was inspired to try his hand at podasting. After moving to Austin in 1991 and being a former musician himself, Sharron had the idea to start an audio/video podcast dedicated … Continue reading “CobraCast” Podcast
Once again, tragedy has hit home in the metal world. Vincent Paul Abbott has passed away at 54 years old, due to a massive heart attack. Better known to his adoring fans as Vinny Paul, the legendary drummer is the older brother of guitar great , “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott. The brothers played together from childhood and formed the metal band PANTERA. After PANTERA disbanded, … Continue reading RIP ABBOTT BROTHERS
Metal heads around the world are saddened by the news that Tom, Kerry, Gary and Paul are hanging up their guitar cables and drumsticks and calling it quits. After thirty-plus years of thrashing and head-banging, SLAYER bids their fans a fond farewell with one final tour. The band recently announced that due to the amount of sold out shows and high demand for tickets, that … Continue reading Slayer Adds More North American Venues
AUSTIN, TEXAS- Known as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’, Austin, Texas has produced some of the very best musicians in the business and ‘Dangerous Toys’ guitarist, Paul Lidel, is no exception to the rule. His most recent project, ‘99 CRIMES’, will be headlining a highly anticipated cd release party to reveal this talented guitarist’s latest musical endeavors. Originally from Rochester, New York, the … Continue reading Paul Lidel & 99 CRIMES- CD Release Party, January 5, 2018