Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Seether: Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces / Seether
Shaun Morgan: "I would like to thank family, friends, bands and fans across the world thank you for helping me and my family through this tough time. Eugene, I will miss you forever and keep you in my heart. I love you, little brother. Rest in Peace."
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Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore
Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore / Straight Line Stich.
Her multi-octave range frenzies as hard as any dude behind a mike, and easily transitions into a soulful, nearly R&B singing style that makes SLS totally unique in what they bring to the table.
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Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta
Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta / Hatebreed
Well, my philosophy with the whole label is that I want to work with young bands that are hardworking and they know that they have to do everything themselves. Either you have it or you don't. You're never going to acquire, like, no one's ever going to say to you, "Here you go. Here's record sales and huge tours." You've got to work for it, and either you have that attitude or you don't. That drive, I mean.
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Show Reviews

 
Stone Sour
Corey Taylor, Josh Rand, Jim Root, Shawn Economaki, and Joel Ekman put on a show that makes you want to slap your mama for not making you take guitar lessons and for yelling at you for singing in the shower. Four regular looking guys got on stage at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, by regular looking I mean no make up and no masks, and slammed the house with beautiful fucking ass-kicking metal. Stone Sour is a drink-whiskey, orange juice, and sour mix. I guess you throw in the orange juice for vitamins and the whiskey for Morrison. Stone Sour is a

band, and I guess you throw in the lyric poetry for vitamins. Taylor is

a showman and a poet is the tradition of Morrison. Trust me, you want to see this man live. He lets it all hang out. The Atlanta Police Department was looking for the person who threw him the joint onstage-in

case you were wondering, he stuck it in his pocket as any true rock and roll star would do. He poured a bottle of water down is pants at the beginning of the show and sang his first three songs with a big fucking wet spot on his pants. What you see is what you fucking get. He doesn’t hold back his thoughts or feelings. He is his own man. He was the last to get on stage with his own personal entrance music. Fuck, he

ended the show offstage reading a poem. It makes me wonder if he is Jim

Morrison’s illegitimate child. If he is, I think daddy would be proud of him. He has a mesmerizing stage performance. Corey is going to fucking blow you away or die trying. That night, Josh Rand and Jim Root were like little twin Steve Vai’s. Root even broke into a little Steve Vai in between songs on stage-to Taylor it was all the same fucking thing. Funny shit-Vai was in town. He should have been there. Vai would have probably said-everybody wants to be me. We know that know, don’t we. Vai would

have probably tried to recruit Root and Rand for his core of fucking demon guitar players over on Favored Nations. This isn’t Slipknot kids,

this is Stone Sour. This is where Taylor and Root take off the masks and be themselves. I would describe Stone Sour as a heavy metal emotional band. You can see and feel their emotions come through their performance. Taylor is the focal point of Stone Sour’s emotional state. Stone Sour’s emotional state is everybody’s emotional state. Stone Sour makes fans feel understood, much like Slipknot does-but with a difference. That difference is Stone Sour is more than just fucking angry. They have a full range of emotions, just like their fans. When I saw them that night, I felt fucking Morrison. It was like Jim was watching over them as a guardian angel. I felt the Doors. There is no place better for Stone Sour to be than onstage. They are real, and they make you feel at home. Their fans become a part of the family. Stone Sour took time out after the gig to speak with their fans

outside of the tour us in front of Earthlink Live for at least an hour. They didn’t have to do that shit at all, but they love their fans.

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Opeth
The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA – Opeth
May 12th 2003


On a Monday night, the Masquerade in Atlanta was packed. Yes, on a Monday. The moon was full and there was a slight chill in the air-chilly outside. Inside the club it felt like 102 degrees. The house was packed no breathing space at all. All for one reason –OPETH. If you drop the ‘t’ off of OPETH, it means city of the moon. A whole fucking city was jammed into the Masquerade to see the melodic death metal giants off of Koch Entertainment. How could a whole city inside of the Masquerade be wrong?
We got to the Masquerade around nine o’clock. Yakatsu was great. We loved them. Lacuna Coil was different, and they are going places-but nobody from Atlanta was there for Yakatsu or Lacuna Coil. All we heard were the chants for OPETH. The fans came to see their gods. I like to call then Frankenstein and Company. We found out why OPETH fans waited in a sweatbox for hours. OPETH has a down to earth stage presence that connects with the heart and soul of their fans. Any fucking idiot could have seen it when OPETH hit the stage. Frankenstein and Company hypnotized the fans immediately. This turned out to be a very good thing. I never saw a band so adored and loved. The crowd sang every lyric to every song they played. Frankenstein and Company also took requests from the fans and they did not let them down. Some people covering the band complained about fucking mosh pits. How could there be mosh pits when these fans were under the spell till the end of show? At MusicIncider we stay until the end of the show. OPETH covered every song from their first album to their latest, Damnation. We can’t forget the four encores or the fact that they played until two am.
I call Mikael Akerfeldt Frankenstein, because I am a psychic and that is how I see him. All Frankenstein every wanted was for people to relate to him through his pain and to see how he was human. The fans of OPETH want the same thing. OPETH’s lyrics and music reach straight though to the soul and grab it by the throat and make you feel understood. You could see it with every song they played. The kid in back of me (while I was in the photography pit) grabbed his heart and sang along with every word. That is a true meaning of being in concert and a reason for going to see someone live.-OPETH also announced they would be back on tour in July for their new release, Damnation. The fans were just happy to know that Opeth would be back in Atlanta. Those fans remembered when Opeth first played Atlanta and the Masquerade-you could just tell by the sheer love and adoration they were giving the band. Frankenstein told his followers they were happy to be back, and remembered the first time they gigged at the Masquerade. He thanked the fans for an amazing evening. Atlanta doesn’t remember everyone like that. Everyone doesn’t remember Atlanta like that. When OPETH comes back to Atlanta, that is reason enough to go to the show.
The Masquerade is an amazing place, but an OPETH show in Atlanta needs more room-not for the band, but for the fans. I feel they need to play bigger venues. I would love to see them play the Garden in New York, or Turner Field in Atlanta. OPETH is ready to play big arena shows. This is a band I would not miss for a second. They are true gentlemen on stage, and yet they are monsters born to rock. They adore their followers. I have not seen the Masquerade ever that packed, except for one other time and that’s when Andrew W.K played there. -Exactly at 11:00 PM OPETH’s fans started chanting for them till they got on stage. They played till 2:00 AM. That’s including four encores for their fans.
I can’t stress it enough. You want to see OPETH live-ANYWHERE. They have great albums, but to see them LIVE is an experience not to be missed. Fucking fly to anyplace you can get a ticket. I’ll bet you can find one thousand people in Atlanta that agree with me.


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Powerman 5000
Powerman 5000 came down to Georgia. They were looking for some souls to steal away from fucking MTV. Spider was worried that Atlanta had succumbed to the curse of pop music. PM5K proved that Atlanta is not under the spell of the fucking bubblegum corporate machine. Spider and Company made the building literally shake. The crowd went fucking crazy when they appeared on the stage. PM5K tore
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RA

RA Rises Over Earthlink Live in Atlanta

The Earthlink Live venue is totally amazing. Any band that hits Atlanta should play Earthlink Live. It is a small and classy venue. My quest at Earthlink Live was to find RA because my cat, who is also named Ra, loves their music. Heather, from 99X, assisted me in my quest to find the RA. We met a guitar tech from RA named Andy. Andy told lead singer Sahaj that MusicIncider wanted

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Systematic
Systematic at Earthlink Live was motherfucking ass-kicking. They are like a train that rides right through you. Tim Narducci’s vocals and stage performance is like a Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar cocktail with a twist of Eddie Vedder. Have ever heard of that drink Sex With an Alligator? Narducci is a sweet kick in the ass that you are going to fucking love. You are going to just want to have more of him. Adam Ruppel’s guitar is like Kirk Hammett’s of Metallica. He plays that fucking guitar like rolling thunder. Johnny Bechtel had a great fucking stage performance. He is a powerhouse of a bass player. He reminds me of Oliver Riedel of Rammstein. He plays that bass like a lead guitar. Paul Bostaph is Dave Grohl’s little brother on the drums. He beats those drums like he is fucking going to war.
Fuck yeah, I would go see them live. You fucking asshole, if you miss the show, you’ll miss the train ride of your fucking life.

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The Doors
was innocently watching television. The scene keeps playing over and over in my mind. Jay Leno says that his musical guest will be The Doors. The Doors, I say to myself. The Doors. I had not been drinking. I had not been inhaling. Surely, Jay Leno must have been inhaling. My curiosity got the best of me, and I watched on.

Imagine my surprise when I saw Ray Manzarek and company on the stage of The

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Korn: Twisted Transistor
Korn: Twisted Transistor / Korn
Reviews for Korn's Twisted Transistor will sex up Issue7 soon!
ANew Revolution: Rise
ANew Revolution: Rise / ANew Revolution
The last time I talked to Joey Duenas was Ozzfest 2003. He was a very honest, open and yet shy personality who knew exactly where he wanted to go musically.
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Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences
Indigo Girls: Despite Our Differences / Indigo Girls
I've had "Despite Our Differences" now for over a year and I never get tired of it. It is perfect driving music; melodious anthems for feelin' free, inspired, and ready to change the world.
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