“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
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Behind every successful online journalism newsroom, there lies a great editor. The Marshall Project is a nonprofit organization focusing on criminal justice issues across the United States. Their managing editor, Kirsten Danis wasin San Marcos this week for Texas State University’s Mass Comm Week. Originally from Massachusetts, Danis began her career as an obit writer in New Jersey. Her vast experience … Continue reading Kirsten Danis: Criminal Justice Watchdog, Editor Extraordinaire
Slayer is playing Manila for the very first time ever tonight! HOWEVER, for all you loyal, die hard moshpit fans, we have some bad news! According to recent news reports, the venue has banned ANY AND ALL OVERSIZED BANNERS. Not to mention, absolutely NO MOSHPITS WILL BE ALLOWED or crowdsurfing during the show. If caught, the.person will be immediately ejected from the concert. Based on social … Continue reading WHAT?! NO PIT AT SLAYER???
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 Biggest Fan!
A Washington D.C. based watchdog group, The Common Cause, is questioning why Kid Rock is selling “Kid Rock for Senate” shirts and not adhering to the “rules”!? The group has filed a formal complaint with both the United States Dept of Justice and the Federal Election Commisson against the singer/ songwriter also known as Robert Ritchie, although he claims to be exempt from adherence to the candidiate … Continue reading KID ROCK..for Senator?
When people think of the “old school” rock and roll bands, several probably come to mind including Moxy, Deep Purple and perhaps even Jethro Tull, among others. One that definitely rings a bell for most would have to be the infamous Blue Oyster Cult. Named after a group of aliens who were secretly placed on Earth to guide it’s history, from a poem written by … Continue reading Blue Oyster Cult – Touring FOREVER!