Posts by: On Tour Monthly

– By Dustin Blocker – The first of the four part video mini-series for Dallas’ These Machines Are Winning follows two anti-heroes on their covert bike ride through a wind-swept cityscape.  There are machine guns, explosives, oh, and the song is great too! We definitely recommend this one. …These Machines Are Winning ta…

AUGUST 28TH—GEXA ENERGY PAVILLION (Dallas, TX) The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will make a stop at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavillion with 90’s alt-heroes Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction alongside prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive and more. Also appearing: Walking Papers (featuring Duff M…

Trees (Dallas, TX) –  Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith / Photos by James Villa – “Disturbed Frontman Takes New Solo Project On Tour” Industrial metal band Device performed the first show of their headlining tour at Trees in Dallas. Frontman David Draiman formed the side project in June 2012 after his band, Disturbed wen…

– By Krishen Anthony – Toronto native Danko Jones’ most recent release Rock and Roll is Black and Blue is true to its name. It’s a mixture of black rock and blue grooves. Think Motorhead, AC/DC and the Ramones mixed with the production of Lenny Kravitz. I was able to catch up with Danko during the first part of their A…

– House Harkonnen by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” House Harkonnen is one of Denton, Texas’ shining lights; if that light is the ground opening up to Hell’s flames illuminating the Earth. The quartet’s new Limited Edition LP Beastmode is an incredible addition to the band’s discography. Take a blender; add one…

Trees (Dallas, TX) – Words by Krishen Anthony / Photos by James Villa – “Sweden’s SOILWORK Shreds Trees” Soilwork’s intense brand of melodic death metal showcases their technical prowess as well as their dedication to the genre, but can they do it live? During their daunting 55 date U.S. tour, I was able to catch their…

– W.A. Fite by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” W.A. Fite’s recent release, Builds.with.Age is a very refreshing offering. The album drips with creativity and artistic freedom, which is something the music industry is in desperate need of these days. The clash of imagery is what really makes “Builds.with.Age” stan…

– By Krishen Anthony – Those familiar with the European metal scene should already know this name. Fans of the band should be intimately familiar with their intense brand of melodic metal. With milestone albums like Stabbing the Drama, and The Panic Broadcast, Sweden’s Soilwork has a long career of success steeped in c…