Aittala “American Nightmare” Review

Aittala is a band that actually has quite a long history. Mainman Eric Aittala began writing songs and performing under this moniker back in the ‘90s and went through several stints with different bands before finally deciding to make his namesake project his sole focus in 2009.  American Nightmare is the fourth full-length album to…

Echoes Never Lie (Self Titled) EP Review

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Echoes Never Lie released their passionate, high-intensity self-titled EP. Fans of Otep or Butcher Babies will likely love them; getting more than expected from start to finish. “In Remembrance” is the first track that will grace your ears on this EP. As you begin to listen you’ll notice a softer tone to this…

Welcome to Rockville Lineup Announced!

The initial band lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, April 29 and 30, 2017 at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Rock legends Soundgarden (Saturday headliner), Def Leppard (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle lead the music lineup for Florida’s biggest rock experience, which features over 40…

The NC Allstar Rock Music Festival

Show review written by Jewels the Rock Hobbyt. Photography by Jewels the Rock Hobbyt and WDibble Photography.  In an act of solidarity in support of a music scene that has given them so much, 14 bands shared two stages at The Rock Shop in Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, September 24th for The NC Allstar Rock…

Interview with The Heirs at Warped Tour ’16

Rei: I’m Rei with Fuel The Scene Magazine and this is my lovely assistant, Kristy, running camera stuff— Kristy: Hi! Rei: Would you all introduce yourselves to those who are not familiar with you? Savannah: Yeah! Hi, I’m Savannah. I sing in The Heirs. Brandon: Hi, I’m Brandon. I play guitar and I sing. Brennan:…

LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL: Details Revealed!

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1 & 2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot…

Interview with Lacey Sturm at Carolina Rebellion

Rei: All right, Carolina Rebellion! Rei Haycraft here with Lacey Sturm who just got off stage a little while ago. Your set was killer by the way! Lacey: Thanks! Rei: Absolutely amazing. I recognized the bass lines right away and came running. Lacey:  Awesome! Rei: How’s this experience been for you so far? Lacey:  It’s…

Skinkage “Tyrants” EP Review

Skinkage arose from the depths of Mooresville , NC in 2005 and have been ferociously attacking the local metal scene ever since, combining a plethora of styles of metal and beating their listeners over the head with this proverbial melting pot. From hard and fast to sweet and melodic, they bring to the table a…

Attracting The Fall “Limitless” EP Review

Raleigh, NC metal band Attracting the Fall released their “Limitless” EP in December of 2015, providing a decadent collection of heavy hitting bass and drums, horror film worthy vocals, and thrashy yet progressive guitar riffs with shuddering solos and an all around treat from beginning to end. The experience that Limitless provides is unique and…

Thousand Foot Krutch “EXHALE” Review

OXYGEN:EXHALE is the ninth studio release from Canada natives Thousand Foot Krutch, and the follow-up to 2014’s OXYGEN:INHALE. Immediately noticeable, EXHALE is more aggressive than its counterpart INHALE; the guitar has more presence and a heavier tone while the bass gracefully carries the low end with a full and clear sound. The overall tone of…

Osara Self-Titled EP Review

Osara’s self-titled EP, released in January of 2015, is the first major release from Columbia, SC based Osara. This short, yet explosive EP is every bit as professional sounding as one would expect from any major label. Osara pulls influence from across a wide spectrum of rock and metal acts. For fans of Alter Bridge…