The glitzy and glam limelight of Las Vegas, Nevada was interrupted this past Tuesday by the likes of death metal legends The Black Dahlia Murder and their crew of gruesomely brilliant opening acts After the Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, and Undeath.
On August 27th, the Hella Mega Tour hit the Bay Area with The Interrupters, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and hometown band Green Day. Due to the pandemic, this show had been rescheduled, but the wait was definitely worth it.
The band entered and immediately ripped into their first song as the super energetic frontman Caleb Shomo came running out on stage, with a Slayer shirt and bandana around his forehead.
For his birthday this year, Skum Love asked the You Rock Foundation to host his birthday show at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunday, August 29, 2021, hosted by Jes Fama, with special guests The Mendenhall Experiment, Fate DeStroyed, and Symbolism.
Having released their ninth studio album, Nowhere Generation, Chicago’s Rise Against has been out on the road over the summer supporting it, bringing along punk rock icons Descendents, as well as The Menzingers.
On August 11th, Portland rockers Red Fang were the next in line to host a livestreaming event, which was held at Mississippi Studios in Portland. 2021 has been a big year for Red Fang so far. The band released its newest album, Arrows, and this year also marks the 10 year anniversary of the album Murder the Mountains.
Cleveland industrial/alt-metal octet, Mushroomhead, unleashed a free YouTube streaming event on Valentine’s Day to premiere a double feature of cinematic videos of previous tracks “Carry On” and ”Madness Within.”
Focusing on the band’s earlier albums with tracks off Thoughts of No Tomorrow, Schlacht, and playing the self-titled Avatar in its entirety, it was a wild but most excellent ride.
Los Angeles based act FIRA found themselves in the sights of thousands during an unexpected livestream performance at the world famous Whisky a Go Go, performing their latest release From Vegas With Blood in its entirety.
Saturday’s stream focused on two more of Avatar’s lengthy catalog of albums, this time around being a set that moved fluidly back and forth between Black Waltz and Hail the Apocalypse. Both records explored everything from groove metal to death metal.