Live Review: Morbid Angel @ Baltimore Soundstage — 3/10/19

Morbid Angel 1Morbid Angel performs at Baltimore Soundstage on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Legendary death metal pioneers Morbid Angel came to an to an ear-piercing grinding halt in Maryland at Baltimore Soundstage recently. The 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour made a stop at Soundstage to the horror and delight of rabid metal fans.

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Live Review: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Warner Theatre — 2/23/19

TedeschiTrucksBand Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at Warner Theatre on Feb. 23, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

In what has become an annual tradition, the Tedeschi Trucks Band recently spent two February weekends in DC for its fifth annual Warner Theatre residency. This year’s residency included four performances, each of which sold out the 1,847-seat venue. I was lucky to get a ticket and a photo pass for the final performance.

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Live Review: Tremonti @ Rams Head Live — 2/10/19

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Mark Tremonti fronts Tremonti at Rams Head Live on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

With an opening machine gun of a riff, Tremonti started the night with “Cauterize,” the title track off of their 2015 album. The band, created by and named after lead singer and guitarist, Mark Tremonti, brought their brand of melodic, yet aggressive heavy metal back to Rams Head Live in Baltimore this past Sunday to open Sevendust.

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Interview: Shinedown @ Out of the Darkness Community Walk — 10/20/18

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Brent Smith and Zach Myers participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

On a picture perfect autumn day, beneath a partly sunny sky, over 3,000 people showed up to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to express emotions of love, support, and hope. On Saturday afternoon, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their Out of the Darkness Community Walk in the Nation’s Capital. Saturday’s walk is just one of hundreds that take place all across the country this year to help bring awareness and raise money, to work towards changing the culture’s approach to mental health.

This year, Brent Smith and Zach Myers, the lead singer and lead guitarist of Shinedown, participated in the walk.

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