Van’s Warped Tour 2015 in Photos

We are always happy to go to Van’s Warped Tour, while it is difficult to get to every place you want to with so many stages, the atmosphere and energy are so much fun! You have to get there early if you want to see all the acts! This unique part of going to the …

Warped Tour 2014 Interviews

Van’s Warped Tour Interviews We invaded Van’s Warped Tour once again this year. In 2012, we had such a great experience that we definitely wanted to do it again. In 2013, they only approved us the day before, which meant that we couldn’t set up anything in such a short time. This year, they approved …

The Metalluminati at Warped Tour

The Warped Tour may not be what comes to mind when you think “metal,” but there’s still PLENTY we metalheads can learned from our more scenester counterparts!

Mayhem 2015 Photos – The End?

We have been covering Mayhem Festival for a number of years, and it was the basic replacement for Ozzfest. We always liked Ozzfest so much more, as it was the premiere showcase for the latest in metal, and had so many upcoming bands on the roster. Mayhem took over that mantra, but had been losing …

Summer is Coming…

Touring Season Touring season is upon us once again, and metal fans will be coming out in force to see their favorite bands. Most notably will be Mayhem Festival for those that like the classic metal feel, and Van’s Warped Tour for those that like the newer metal and variety. Lamb of God and Slipknot …

Iwrestledabearonce say the Internet is “a gift and a curse”

Among our plethora of Warped Tour interviews, our chat with Iwrestledabearonce probably best exemplified the conundrum facing musicians in today’s Internet Age. Sure, the Internet has made anyone able to start a band and release music without depending on a record label — but that also means a lot of crappy music gets put out, as well. …

Anti-Flag drummer says failing labels make “a much better world”

We always knew that Anti-Flag pride themselves on being a politically outspoken band — like a punkier version of Rage Against the Machine.  The band’s song lyrics and offstage activism routinely slams human rights abuses and worker exploitation all over the world. So, when we caught up with drummer Pat Thetic at Warped Tour yesterday …

Wasn’t tape-trading also “piracy?”

Many people today condemn file-sharing as “piracy,” especially those who are deeper entrenched in the media cartel (obviously Lars, among others).  From a metalhead’s perspective, the glaring hypocrisy is how so many old-school metal bands made a name for themselves via the 1980’s tape-trading scene! If you don’t remember what tape-trading was, here’s a quick rundown: When cassette …

Fan voting? Seriously???

As many of you know, it’s that time of year again when young, up-and-coming bands campaign online for fan votes to open the Vans Warped Tour in their home city. Let’s call this what it actually is:  Free publicity for Warped Tour. Seeing as how Facebook and other social media is still unfamiliar waters for big-name …