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Like thrash-metal? Then this review might suit your ears. Overkill simply owned the night and the lighting showed mercy to my camera...

#overkill #thegrindingwheel #thrashmetal #thecultureroom


If your musical taste has ever flirted with metal, chances are you have listened to at least one Overkill record. New Jersey’s infamous bad boys have been at the helm of the thrash-metal scene since the early 80s without ever receiving the credit due for keeping the genre as big as it is, making qui...

Depeche Mode​ had Miami dancing and cheering during last Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena​. Read more in my review of their show...


#depechemode #americanairlinesarena #photosfromthepit

The singular genius of Depeche Mode’s music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. As a band, they proved beyond any doubt that music derided as simple synth pop is able to have the same impact as classical music or more sophisticated rock. Still packing arenas after...
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I truly hate when stage lighting sucks. It makes timeless pictures to look washed and as much as you edit them to remove the atrocious blue tones, they will never come out the way they should. Oh well, the moment is what matters when you are surrounded by so many #niiisch friends!

#friendsonstage #firstworldproblems #photographersdilemma #morsefest2017

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A couple of quick shot of last night's crushing performance of The Shattered Fortress at ProgPower USA. More to follow!

#ppusa #progpowerusa #mikeportnoy #theshatteredfortress #headliner #ericgillette #richardhenshall #diegotejeida #connergreen #richardgriffins #rossjennings

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Joel Barrios added 25 new photos to the album: Orphaned Land live performance at ProgPower USA XVIII — with ‎Matan Shmuely מתן שמואלי‎ and 3 others.

These guys offered a terrific set. My dear Dama Barrios-Gil had never listened to them before and came out of their show as a new fan

#ppusa #orphanedland #progpowerusa #imjewishdeal

Max Portnoy with Next to None during their opening set at ProgPower USA. The new generation of progressive metal is here! Mike Portnoy must be very proud!

#ppusa #progpowerusa #nexttonone #theappledoesntfallfarfromthetree

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Particularly like this picture of El Rando while nailing down some killer bass lines during "I'm running" with The Neal Morse Band...

#randyonbass #morsefest17 #TSOAD #randygeorge

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One of the many shots of Mike Portnoy I scored last night... He was as on fire as I have ever seen him!!

#morsefest2017 #mikeportnoy #drummaddness #authorofconfusion #thenealmorseband #captainbluebeard

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After almost a week and a half without a single minute to concentrate in writing, finally today, with the inestimable help of my dear Dama Barrios-Gil, I managed to write this one. Fans of melodic heavy metal take note, Serious Black - Official is back with a new album!


An international super-group made up of current and former members of Tad Morose, Masterplan, Blind Guardian, Edenbridge, Dreamscape, and Emergency Gate, Serious Black is a band I haven’t paid much…

A lightning captured over the Portal Maya, located in Playa del Carmen, an arched beachside sculpture depicting a men & a women in a swirl of water & wind...

#vacationsinrivieramaya #rivieramaya

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Just in case you want to relive the fantastic Focus performance this year at Cruise to the Edge...


This is the Focus set at The Pool Stage during Cruise to the Edge 2017. The setlist was as follows: 1.- Focus I 2.- House of the King 3.- Eruption 4.- Sylvia...

Seems I'm getting younger, right? This time around is Def Leppard's "Hysteria" turn... Read on!


The anniversaries of historical albums keep pouring in, and I can’t help but feeling how old I am getting. This time around is the turn for a monolithic pop-metal record that defined the latter part of the Eighties: Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”. The fourth studio album by the Sheffield fivesome was rele...

I can't hardly wait for this one... it's been way too long!


By Joel Barrios, Rock at Night Miami’s correspondent Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonha…