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Stage Buzz: Anvil • Reggies • Chicago

Stage Buzz: Anvil • Reggies • Chicago

| July 27, 2022

Canada’s heavy metal trio, Anvil, returns to Reggies on their Impact Is Imminent tour with White Wizzard and Midnite Hellion on Sunday, July 31. Featuring guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner and bassist Chris Robertson, Anvil has been pumping out the same trademark tunes for over 40 years now. Formed in 1978, the band released a […]

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Stage Buzz: Chicago Domination Fest • Brauerhouse • Lombard

Stage Buzz: Chicago Domination Fest • Brauerhouse • Lombard

| July 27, 2022

After six successful years of Chicago Domination Fest (CDF), the 7th edition is back after a two-year hiatus (due to the global pandemic) from July 28 to 30 at Brauerhouse in Lombard.  With three days of intense, non-stop brutal death metal with 32 bands confirmed, CDF7 promises to be even more crushing than previous fests.  […]

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Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff with Firehouse at The Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

Stage Buzz: Enuff Z’Nuff with Firehouse at The Arcada Theatre • St. Charles

| January 30, 2022

Enuff Z’Nuff with Firehouse Arcada Theatre Saturday, February 5 St. Charles, IL There’s nothing like a hometown show… and a two-for-one to boot.  Chicago’s power-pop rockers Enuff Z’Nuff will be playing back-to-back nights at LiveWire Lounge in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 4, and the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles the following night (February 5) with […]

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IE Rewind:  The Outfit

IE Rewind: The Outfit

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Combining savvy songwriting rooted in power-pop and glammy metal, The Outfit is breaking the mold for local music veterans. Over two albums, they’ve managed to not only defy the sophomore slump, but they’ve also shown that educated music stalwarts can still have something to say. The band features a group of seasoned Chicago musicians, including […]

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Cover Story: Judas Priest [Updated]

Cover Story: Judas Priest [Updated]

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an impressive five-decades long career, British heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest show no signs of slowing down with the release of their explosive 18th full-length studio album Firepower (released March 9 on Epic Records). On 14 blistering tracks, Priest delivers the indisputable, classic heavy metal sound that hearkens back to the band’s heyday. The […]

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Cover Story: Ministry [Updated]

Cover Story: Ministry [Updated]

| March 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

Chicago’s beloved industrial metal machine Ministry is back. After the sudden death of longtime guitarist and friend Mike Scaccia in 2012, leader/vocalist Al Jourgensen decided to put Ministry on indefinite hiatus. During the band’s downtime, “Uncle Al” spawned a side project, Surgical Meth Machine, and released a self-titled debut record in 2015. It was pretty […]

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Stage Buzz: Overkill at Concord Hall

Stage Buzz: Overkill at Concord Hall

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Jersey’s “Wrecking Crew”  and old guard thrash metal kings, Overkill are back with their 18th album, The Grinding Wheel on February 10th. The 2017 line-up features members vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Dave Linsk and Derek Tailer and drummer Ron Lipnicki, all intact and energized. The Grinding Wheel is the perfect […]

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Stage Buzz-Anthrax @ Concord Hall

Stage Buzz-Anthrax @ Concord Hall

| September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kelley Simms spoke to Frankie Bello previewing the legendary thrash band’s show at Concord Hall…

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Stage Buzz: The Last Vegas @ Double Door

Stage Buzz: The Last Vegas @ Double Door

| March 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Last Vegas….All In!

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Stage Buzz: Epica @ Concord Music Hall

Stage Buzz: Epica @ Concord Music Hall

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Back for more…

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Stage Buzz: Queensryche @ Concord Hall

Stage Buzz: Queensryche @ Concord Hall

| January 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

A return to form…

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Stage Buzz: Mayhem

Stage Buzz: Mayhem

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thirty years of Mayhem…

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Caught In A Mosh: February 2014

Caught In A Mosh: February 2014

| February 3, 2014

Chicago Prog-Metal

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