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Getting To Know: Varga

Varga group shot hi resDan Fila of Varga
Interviewed by: Roger Scales

Dan could we get a quick lesson on the history of Varga for metal fans that may be not quite familiar with the band?   

It was founded in 1989 by bassist/vocalist Joe Varga and myself (drummer Dan Fila).  We had been friends since elementary school.  Joe and I started our first band together in grade 7 and we called it “The Golden Phoenix”.  Our first gig we stole shopping carts and brought all of our equipment to school in shopping carts. Adam (Alex-guitars) joined the band by grade 9.  Sean (Williamson-guitars) joined a few years later.  Read more

Concert Gallery: Steel Panther at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL

January 6, 2012 by  
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If you’re looking for an aqua net infused party, a Steel Panther show is a great place to start! Bringing back the glorious days of when hair bands reigned supreme Steel Panther’s live show is a true sight to behold!

They’ve been playing some one off shows across the country before gearing up to head to Australia for Soundwave Festival.

Check out these photos from their recent show at the House of Blues in Chicago!

Steel Panther
December 29, 2011
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk

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Concert Gallery: Steel Panther at Gramercy Theatre in NYC, NY

October 14, 2011 by  
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src=L.A.’s infamous Steel Panther made a recent rare trip to the East Coast this week playing a sold out gig at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, NY.

Steel Panther are getting ready to release their sophomore album Balls Out on Universal Republic Records.  The album will be released on November 1st and the first single  “17 Girls In A Row” is now available on iTunes.

Check out our photos from their sold out NYC show below!

Steel Panther
October 11, 2011
Gramercy Theatre – NYC, NY
Photos by:  Tom Couture

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Concert Gallery: North American Khaos Tour at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

September 16, 2011 by  
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Last week we brought you our full review from the recent stop on the North American Khaos Tour.  Read it here

Now check out our gallery of photos from the show below.

North American Khaos Tour
Featuring: Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch & Chthonic
September 9, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Diana Guay

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Concert Gallery: Doro at Gramercy Theatre in NYC, NY

September 15, 2011 by  
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Doro
September 9, 2011
Gramercy Theatre – NYC, NY
Photos by:  Antonio Marino Jr.

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Concert Gallery: Steel Panther at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV

September 2, 2011 by  
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Steel Panther
August 262011
House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Photos by:  Ilya Mirman

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Concert Gallery: Trivium at Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

August 4, 2011 by  
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Mayhem Fest stampeded its way into the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on July 22 for what would prove to be a long sweaty day of metal and mosh pits.

Metalcore thrash masters Trivium are set to release their new album In Waves on Augusth 9th and vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy had this to say about it ” There’s no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we’ve ever done.  We think we’ve finally made the record that we’ve always strived to make.”

TWRY photographer Jamie Ivins was on hand to capture it all, check out his gallery of Trivium’s set below!  Mayhem Festival continues through mid August.  Check out their website for remaining dates and ticket info! 

Trivium
2011 Mayhem Festival
July 22, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Jamie Ivins

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Russell Allen of Symphony X

On June 21st Symphony X will release their eighth studio release titled Iconoclast, their first release since 2007’s Paradise LostIconoclast is being referred to as the band’s manifesto “a commanding declaration of an inventive blend of classic rock, straightforward heavy metal and ambitious prog.”  That seems like a lot to live up to but if anyone can deliver, leave it to Symphony X.

The band is currently out on a short tour run and I got to catch up with “Sir” Russell Allen before their show in Worcester, MA at The Palladium.  We talked about Iconoclast, their new relationship with Nuclear Blast, side projects with Mike Portnoy and the one question I couldn’ t leave without asking…how does one become a “Sir”?

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Maria Brink of In This Moment

February 7, 2011 by  
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Few have been able to harness the delicate balance between aggression and melody quite like In This Moment.  With their third release A Star-Crossed Wasteland the band has truly defined their sound – an emotional assault of the senses mixing the beauty of melodic softness with the grunge and grittiness of metal; no one seems to do it better.

Looking at In This Moment’s leading lady Maria Brink from the outside, few would expect the baby-doll dress adorned, tattooed, blonde haired maven to open up and let out some of her signature growls, but Brink has proved through music that there’s a lot more than meets the eye. 

Brink along with founding member and guitarist Chris Howarth, Blake Bunzel on rhythm guitar, Jeff Fabb on drums and Travis Johnson on bass are currently out as part of the Music As A Weapon Tour alongside Korn, Disturbed and Sevendust, ITM’s Maria Brink took some time to fill us in on the tour, their latest album, and  her advice to blooming metal goddesses.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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Concert Gallery: Children of Bodom at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY

November 18, 2010 by  
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Children of Bodom
Black Label Berzerkus Tour
November 9, 2010
Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
Photos by:  Jeff Gerew

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