R R T Clone 3

   Ignite, the new EP but Phoenix Rising is a four track power punch.  Based out of Dallas, Texas, Phoenix Rising came together in 2017 in the most unlikely of places: a Craigslist ad posted by Vocalist Kent Summerour. MORE….

Metalfier - Heavy Metal Life

release date: July 17th, 2018

   I can not stress enough how accurate the title of Metalfiers third album, Heavy Metal Life, is, nor the bands name itself. Metalfier… the name itself conjures up images of flaming guitars and drums born out of the ashes of Soddam and Gamorrah. MORE….

Mourning Grey - Hallow

Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Mourning Grey is at the forefront of the hard rock/alternative metal scene in the Valley of the Sun.
Mourning Grey features heavy, bass-driven songs with melodies that get stuck in your head and lyrics that definitely make you think. Lyrically, the songs MORE..

   Burn River Burn – Neüstonia

The name is the sound. Churning, burning. Slowly rolling like a sludgy, incendiary river. Bending and twisting. Calm but raging.  Soothing and fierce. It is next level heavy rock - MORE.


Live show and debut disc review

LIVE at STELLA BLUES New Haven, CT. - June 17th 2018 - Words and Pix by John E.

    Nashville, Tennessee is a giant solid pillar of the American music industry and as such it’s attracted some of the world’s best players. It’s renowned for some of the best producers and studios in the world. Being pretty good doesn’t get you paid in music city. The guys in Hogan’s Goat went to Nashville looking for a break into the music business and found each other and you can hear the balls that that took and the talent that came out of it on their debut disc. MORE...

American Grim

Sunday is always fun day when GEMS entertainment hosts a show and last Sunday’s Father’s Day BBQ at The Cove Nightclub in Geneva on the Lake Ohio was no exception. Geneva on the Lake is a well-known Lake Erie Ohio summer resort area about an hour east of Cleveland. It’s known for its beautiful shoreline and lovely state park and the “strip”. A boardwalk style street filled with fun shops, eateries, arcades and bars. The Cove nightclub is a legendary nightclub/rock venue that has been part of the strip for over 65 years. They have hosted many national acts over the years but for this Father’s Day event we were treated to the “Already Famous 2018 Tour “featuring live music from hard rock, punk and metal bands.

One act stood out amongst the many different genres and variety of sounds of the evening and that was the surprise appearance of American Grim. In the midst of their “Beauty and the Beast” tour with Hail Saigon, the band had a day off and at the last minute jumped on to this show in Geneva on the Lake.

American Grim band is a three-piece national touring band from Hillsborough, NJ with a metal sound and a punk edge that blows you away from the beginning to end of the set. The band consist of two brothers and their best friend who have been playing together since they were in a high school garage band. The lead singer, Ryan fills the stage with an energy matched only by his best friend and guitarist. This band really brings a great show with lots of interaction with the crowd and they fill even the biggest of rooms with a sound much bigger than that of a three piece.

Currently America Grim is winding up their Beauty and the Beast tour. They had an amazing tour spending all of June on the road with Hail Saigon.  A highlight was performing at Metal on the Mountain with Mushroomhead. They will now head back to NJ to work on their next album scheduled to release later this year. Their current CD, Freakshow is available for download on iTunes and I highly recommend a listen. This is a young and rising band worth keeping an eye on. You can follow them on here.