‘To hell is where I’ll go’ … Live Metal’s best of 2021

By Greg Maki-----After the hellscape of 2020, music surged back in a big way throughout 2021. Concerts—even festivals—returned along with a flood of new releases from artists young and old. Metal and hard rock remain far outside the mainstream, but if you put in the effort to look, I’d argue that there’s more quality music... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Atreyu – 11/17/21 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Atreyu, Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, Saul, Defying Decay-----Review by Greg Maki-----Live music officially is back, and it would appear to be a difficult task to find a group of people more tickled by that prospect than the five members of Atreyu. The band’s “Baptize” tour brought it to Baltimore’s Rams Head Live on... Continue Reading →

Tetrarch premieres ‘Stitch Me Up’ video

Tetrarch, which released its sophomore full-length "Unstable" (Napalm Records) earlier this year (read Live Metal's review) and has announced a slew of fall tour dates with bands such as Atreyu and Nonpoint, has released a music video for its song "Stitch Me Up." Lead guitarist Diamond Rowe said: “Shooting the video for 'Stitch Me Up' was super fun... Continue Reading →

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Mastodon, more to play Voragos cruise/island festival

Rob Zombie, Chevelle and Mastodon lead the lineup for the inaugural Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach, set to take sail in early 2022. Departing from Miami, Florida, the five-day rock cruise will take place Feb. 16 to 21, 2022. A group of 2,500 music fans will be able to enjoy daily artist-hosted activities and nightly entertainment... Continue Reading →

Atreyu announces fall headline tour with Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, more

Atreyu, which will release its new album "Baptize" on June 4, 2021, via Spinefarm Records, has announced a fall headline tour. "The Baptize Tour" will kick off Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas, and run through Dec. 16 in Santa Ana in the band's native Orange County, California. The trek will feature special guests Crown the... Continue Reading →


Almost an entire year after its first single, “I’m Not Right,” hit airwaves and started making major noise for Tetrarch, the band’s sophomore album, “Unstable” (April 30, 2021, Napalm Records; read Live Metal’s review), is upon us. It’s a powerful musical statement highlighted by the lead work of trailblazing shredder Diamond Rowe (the first Black... Continue Reading →

Tetrarch releases new single ‘Addicted’

Two days before the release of its second full-length, "Unstable" (April 30, 2021, Napalm Records), Los Angeles-based metal band Tetrarch has released the single "Addicted." The song follows previous singles "I'm Not Right," "You Never Listen" and "Negative Noise." "'Addicted' is a song about being consumed by something in life that to the outside eye... Continue Reading →

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