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– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – Imagine Dragons released their fourth music video, “On Top of the World” from their debut album Night Visions. This might be their catchiest single yet. If you find yourself watching this at work, don’t sing too loud or else you might receive odd looks from your co-workers. Then again, it’…

– By Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Motorhead is a band that is thankfully sticking to it’s story with the new album, Aftershock. The album is laced with signature punk, blues, and rock n roll songs that have made the band a fixture in rock music. Songs like, “Heartbreaker” and “Death Machine” are well balanced out by,…

– By Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Korn recaptures people’s attention with their new hard hitting album, The Paradigm Shift. The band was able to find a happy medium between the raw sound of their first two albums and the more polished newer material. Songs like “Love & Meth” and “Spike In My Veins” harken back to the…

Artist-on-Artist – Black Books by Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Austin based band, Black Books, create an indie masterpiece with their new self-titled album. There is an intensity among the ambiance in songs like “Favorite Place” and “Something To Remember” which showcases the band’s ability to blend light guitar work…

Avenged Sevenfold have just debuted a new music video for single, “Shepherd of Fire.”  Their sixth studio album Hail to the King, which was released in August, continues to propel the band, originally debuting at #1 in the US, and in the top 3 in several markets worldwide. “Shepherd of Fire” by Avenged Sevenfold Relate…

– Interview by James Villa – On Tour sat down with Kaoru of Dir En Grey before their show at Trees in Dallas, TX to discuss their current U.S. Tour, crossing the language barrier, and what fans can expect in 2014. Exclusive Interview: Dir En Grey JAPANESE ONLY VERSION Exclusive Interview: Dir En Grey JAPANESE WITH ENGL…

Trees (Dallas, TX) – Words and Photos by James Villa – If there is one thing I’ve learned about metal bands from overseas attempting to break into the American market, it’s this. The U.S. is a tough nut to crack. Not only are the fans of the music sophisticated in the bombastic ways the game is performed, they’ve heard…