Convulsions – Culture Shock review

Review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography Though it has been out for some time now, we would be remiss not to mention the album Culture Shock by Convulsions. This downtempo metal piece will be sure to send you into convulsions in the mosh pit, should you give it a listen. And we mean that ...

Interview with Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE at Welcome to Rockville 2017

Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE talks about the new album, the writing process, and being "married" to songs that don't make the cut!

Interview with FIRE FROM THE GODS at Carolina Rebellion 2017

Heavy music calls for a heavier message, which is exactly what Austin, Texas metal band FIRE FROM THE GODS aims to do through their unique blend of rock, rap, and metal. Rei Haycraft got a chance to delve a little deeper with vocalist AJ Channer after their set at Carolina Rebellion to talk about the ...

Dreaming Awake – Friction Lives review

Album review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography Friction Lives is the new album by Dreaming Awake, a metalcore band that hails from Tucson, Arizona. Dreaming Awake is composed of four members, and seeks to “capture the essence of Pop and RnB” with their music. Friction Lives is their first full length album, and goes ...

She Screams of Royalty: Lucid Dreams a Relationship review

Review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography The post-hardcore movement has seen a lot of evolution since its conception. Typically, this genre sees a heavy emphasis on screamed vocals combined with melodic, sometimes progressive instrument work. She Screams of Royalty blasts onto the scene with their new album, Lucid Dreams a Relationship. The new SSOR ...

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Fuel the Scene 1st Anniversary Concert

Images by Terie Shaver and review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography. April 15th is notable for several things. Most importantly, it is the date by which you must remember to do your taxes. Wait, that was a lie. Most importantly, April 15th 2017 was the one year anniversary of Fuel the Scene Magazine! Fuel ...

Edge of Paradise: Alive Review

Album review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography, images courtesy of Edge of Paradise Hard-rock outfit Edge of Paradise hails from Los Angeles, California. Their new album, Alive, marks what will be their sixth year of playing as a group. They’ve done several tours, and stopped several times in North Carolina along the way. Alive measures ...

Annandale: Brave the Wings Review

Album review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography Knoxville natives Annandale start off their new album Build Your Wings with a strong start. Released on March 15, 2017, the album offers a healthy mix of hard rock in the vein of bands like Sevendust. This album, which clocks in at five tracks and eighteen minutes ...

Reason Define Album Release Show

Show review by William Dibble, photography by Optical Explosion There are many things to like about shows at The Underground. It has a great local food presence, its close to Charlotte while avoiding a lot of the traffic snarls, and it has excellent parking, to boot. There’s also the amazing sound crew that operate the ...

Kelen Heller Self-Titled Album Review

Review written by Jewels the Rock Hobbyt. Word on the street is that Kelen Heller have released their debut album! On March 24th 2017, the South Carolina-based hard rock band unleashed what has been a long time coming: many years of hard work and dedication, and an unparalleled drive to complete and deliver a sonic ...

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