Motograter with special guests Thira, Dead Horse Trauma, and Lydia Can’t Breathe: Show Review by Matty

Written by: Matty Motograter with special guests Thira, Dead Horse Trauma, and Lydia Can’t Breathe Thursday, May 28th, 2015 The Afterlife Lounge in Algona, Iowa Thursday, May 28th, 2015, as summer rolls around the corner, it gets to be a great time for bands to showcase their skills and for upstart bands to showcase their talent in front of national touring bands.  The small town of...

May 30th, 2015

Matty’s Interview with Wills Weller, drummer for Toothgrinder

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  In today’s seemingly over-saturated music industry and with a continuing influx of bands, it has become a challenge to get noticed.  In order to get noticed, a band has to have some originality, creativity, and offer various forms of intangibles in order to get noticed.  A band also has to be willing to leave their comfort zone and possibly...

May 30th, 2015

“Red Light District” by Kicking Harold, a Music Review by Matty

Written by: Matty Kicking Harold, out of Los Angeles, California is: Tim David Kelly, vocals/guitar Bret Domrose, bass/vocals Michael Odabashian, drums/vocals Find Kicking Harold on Facebook here, their official website here, and on their Twitter here. In January of 2015, Kicking Harold released their latest record entitled “Red Light District”.  Kicking Harold has been around since...

May 30th, 2015

Matty’s Interview with Brock Lindal of 36 Crazyfists

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  Please check out the concert review that we posted with 36 Crazyfists with special guest Toothgrinder here on MUEN Magazine.  36 Crazyfists have had a pretty helter-skelter headlining tour in support of their latest record entitled “Time and Trauma”.  When I was texting frontman Brock Lindal in regards to the interview, they were stranded...

May 30th, 2015

Haven Is One Of Kamelot’s Heaviest Records To Date

Photo Courtesy: Napalm Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Kamelot’s eleventh full-length studio effort Haven is one of the heaviest albums that the band has released in its now twenty-four years together. Across the course of its thirteen total tracks, the band–Tommy Karevik (vocals), Thomas Youngblood (guitars), Sean Tibbetts (bass), Casey Grillo (drums), and Oliver Palotai (keyboards)–the...

May 29th, 2015

“Schizophrenic Jubilee” by Toothgrinder, an EP Review by Matty

Written by: Matty Going to a metal show in Iowa and seeing this five-piece band out of Asbury Park, New Jersey play samples of the music to “Money” by Pink Floyd, based on the soundcheck, I knew that the audience was going to be in for an interesting treat.  I honestly didn’t know what to expect, I just knew that I was expected to be in for a treat as I also knew that they...

May 28th, 2015

Coal Chamber Burns As Bright As Ever On Rivals

Photo Courtesy: Napalm Records Written by: Philip Sayblack Ten years ago, Coal Chamber front man Dez Fafara made it official that he and his then former band mates were done. He said that Coal Chamber was finished and that it would never get back together. Apparently nobody ever told Fafara to never say never. That’s because that “never” only lasted about six years. In 2011, he joined forces...

May 28th, 2015

36 Crazyfists with special guest Toothgrinder: Show Review by Matty

Written by: Matty 36 Crazyfists with special guest Toothgrinder Live at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa Sunday, May 24th, 2015 Who said that rock-n-roll was all glitz and glamour anyways?  Who said that it was an easy lifestyle?  Whoever believes this, I would like to have a chat with you from what I’ve experienced lately with bands and shows.  I am thankful that the interview with...

May 27th, 2015

Every Listener Will Be Glad That They Found Lost And Found

Photo Courtesy: Nonesuch Records Written by: Philip Sayblack On September 16th, 1997 Ry Cooder and Juan de Marcos Gonzalez released the very first album from the musical conglomerate known as Buena Vista Social Club. That was seventeen years ago. Fast forward to 2015. Cooder and de Marcos Gonzalez have both kept themselves quite busy with their own projects; so busy in fact that up until this...

May 27th, 2015

“Final Closure” by McClinton, Review by Matty

Written by: Matty McClinton, out of New Jersey, is going to be opening for Red’s second leg of the “Of Beauty And Rage” tour.  Adelita’s Way and Bad Seed Rising will be joining McClinton.  The tour is kicking off on Saturday, May 30th in Lincoln, Nebraska and will be concluding on June 24th in Reno, Nevada.  Then, McClinton will be providing direct support for Art Of...

May 26th, 2015