photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view a full slideshow of photos from the show.Mayhem Fest main stageBullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Slayer, and Marilyn MansonCruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm BeachWednesday, August 12, 2009Better Than: Sitting at an office desk!The Review:Mayhem Fest i ... More >>
photo by Mark SeligerFor all his band's purported fascinations with life's uglier aspects, Slayer frontman Tom Araya sure is a cheerful guy. Calling from a moving bus in rural Washington state, Araya laughs seemingly every couple of minutes. Surely, though, it's this laissez-faire sense of humor ... More >>
The last time the Miami-born quartet Black Tide made it back to South Florida was last September, when the foursome played a date at Revolution on their tour with Welsh metallers Bullet for My Valentine. It was an extremely short homecoming to be sure. And the band's nonstop touring schedule has kep ... More >>
Last year marked the inauguration of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour, a summer package from the creators of Warped Tour that featured heavier acts. There were some pretty surprising bands on the bill: besides Miami's Black Tide, performers included Mastodon, Underoath, and Of course, if you're a S ... More >>
This past spring's Taste of Chaos tour arrived in South Florida smack in the middle of Winter Music Conference, on a weekday, and at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami, no less -- awkward timing and location all around. (Not that the WMC/Taste of Chaos tours overlap, haha, just that it ... More >>
At last night's show at Revolution, my first thought on seeing local metal sensations Black Tide take the stage was, "WTF? Where is Alex Nuñez?" In the curly-maned second guitarist's place was some other dude, with no less curly, but significantly shorter hair, and slightly less nice equipment than ... More >>
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
Sweat Records hangs on for its third year.
Welsh quartet Bullet for My Valentine screams, aims, and fires.
A heavy bookend tests festival's endurance