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    Writing's on the wall: Alter Bridge shows Aztec why it's one of top bands in rock

    When it comes to San Antonio, few artists can claim that each subsequent visit is better than the previous one. But Alter Bridge continues to demonstrate they are no ordinary group. Let this much be clear as Alter Bridge continues to put out stellar music -- it's time to stop thinking of the quartet...
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    All That Remains showcases its diversity supporting Alter Bridge at Aztec

    As a band that has evolved over its past several albums without abandoning the original emphasis on its metalcore style, All That Remains has found its touring opportunities expanding as a result. The latest trek sees the Massachusetts quintet supporting Alter Bridge, along with openers Sons Of...
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    Sons Of Texas right at home opening for Alter Bridge, All That Remains at Aztec

    As the support act for Alter Bridge and All That Remains on Sunday at the Aztec Theatre, Sons Of Texas had every reason to feel at home inside the downtown San Antonio venue. But that wasn't any reason for the band to ease through its set as the first artist on the bill.    On the...
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    Ministry closes book on U.S. tour with latest chapter of industrial metal onslaught

    The Jourgensen juggernaut made its way to the Aztec Theatre on Sunday night. Ministry's eccentric vocalist and industrial metal pioneer "Uncle" Al Jourgensen and his bandmates ended their U.S. tour approximately four months prior to the release of an album that's already finished but waiting for the...
  • Watch: Nothing More’s new music video for ‘Don’t Stop’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

    Watch: Nothing More’s new music video for ‘Don’t Stop’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

    The Visionary San Antonio alternative rockers, Nothing More, have premiered the official music video for the song, “Don't' Stop” (you can watch the video above). The track is from the band's brand new album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, that dropped Sept. 15 via Eleven Seven Music/Better Noise...
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    Testament unleashes surprises while uniting Alamo City's brotherhood of thrash

    Currently celebrating 30 years since its debut album The Legacy, Testament has consistently marked its territory as one of the pioneers of thrash metal -- lack of accompanying Big 4 moniker notwithstanding. In recent memory, that has proven true on land and sea. But the two-time alums of the...
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    Prong punishes Aztec Theatre in support of Testament, Sepultura

    Although he's been bringing Prong to San Antonio for more than two decades, it was just last year that Tommy Victor conceded, "I can't really say that we've had fantastic shows" here. Judging by the way he rocked out and carried himself on stage Saturday night at the Aztec Theatre -- and the...
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    Messiahs of Sepultura scintillate in long-awaited return to Alamo City

    The most well-known heavy metal band from Brazil has employed an American vocalist for 20 years. While it didn't take as long for Sepultura to revisit San Antonio, it may have felt as much to Derrick Green to be accepted after the contentious departure in 1996 by vocalist, co-founder and...
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    Photos: Tesla's 30th anniversary celebration a 'hits' with San Antonio fans

    As a rock band with its fair share of hits in the '80s and '90s, Tesla hasn't flown as under the radar as its namesake did way back in the day. The evidence was loud and clear Friday night at a packed Aztec Theatre in downtown San Antonio as Tesla returned to celebrate its 30th anniversary...
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    Symphonic metal turns up to 10 as Sonata Arctica, Delain support Nightwish

    It was a hat trick of symphonic metal Saturday night at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre as Sonata Arctica and Delain shared the privilege of supporting Nightwish on their U.S. tour. While European audiences' acceptance of American bands is well ahead of American audiences' acceptance of European artists...
  • Phil Anselmo fronts his post-Pantera band Superjoint during his third annual Housecore Horror Film Festival on Friday the 13th at the Aztec

    Superjoint's return to Housecore Horror Film Fest features little of everything

    When Phil Anselmo co-founded the Housecore Horror Film Festival with his autobiographer Corey Mitchell three years ago, the former Pantera vocalist stood a better chance of performing at it every year while fronting Down rather than singing in Superjoint. How times have changed. Despite frequently...
  • Corrosion Of Conformity vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan lets loose during Phil Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Film Festival o

    Corrosion Of Conformity gives Housecore Horror Film Fest jolt of molten metal

    One night after Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival was visited by thrash bands Exodus and Warbeast plus Anselmo's own Superjoint and even King Diamond and his Grandma, the third annual four-day extravaganza was hit by a heavy dose of molten stoner metal courtesy of Corrosion Of Conformity...
  • Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt and guitarist Scott "Shellbeast" Shelby perform Friday the 13th helping to jump start the third annual House

    Triumphant return for Warbeast singer in Housecore Fest's tune-up of thrash

    Warbeast kicked off a U.S. tour May 8 at Fitzgerald's, but the Dallas thrash band's appearance Friday the 13th at Phil Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Film Festival had a different air about it. Not in terms of performance. Both shows were solid clinics of how the genre should sound live...
  • Exodus bassist Jack Gibson (left) and guitarist Lee Altus thrash out during the band's set as part of Phil Anselmo's third annual

    Exodus strikes with beastly exhibition of thrash at Housecore Horror Film Fest

    There wasn't a jolt of Holt on Friday the 13th at the Aztec Theatre, but that didn't exactly mean Exodus' level of thrash suffered from a lack of intensity. Taking part in Phil Anselmo's third annual Housecore Horror Film Festival, Exodus' second appearance at the Aztec in seven months saw a...
  • Seether bassist Dale Stewart (front left) and guitarist Bryan Wickmann give the crowd something to cheer about Oct. 17 at the Aztec Theatre.

    Seether puts on same damn rocking performance at Aztec Theatre

    When Seether performs live, it tends to do some unorthodox things. For one, vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan lines up on the right side (stage left from the audience's viewpoint). For another, bassist Dale Stewart, who may or may not occasionally don a silly-looking construction helmet, takes center...
  • Saint Asonia vocalist Adam Gontier and guitarist Mike Mushok rock the Aztec Theatre during their group's San Antonio live debut Oct. 17

    Saint Asonia diversifies its brand of rock in Alamo City live debut

    Even with the varying pedigrees of Saint Asonia's members, some fans who caught the band in action Oct. 17 at the Aztec Theatre weren't sure what to expect from the group's first live concert in San Antonio. Still others weren't even certain who is in rock and metal's newest supergroup or from...
  • 'Into the Pit:' Interview with Seether drummer John Humphrey

    'Into the Pit:' Interview with Seether drummer John Humphrey

    Although their latest CD Isolate and Medicate was released more than a year ago, Seether made its first San Antonio appearance in support of it by headlining the Aztec Theatre on Oct. 17. Once a solid fixture in the San Antonio live scene when the band would play here multiple times a year, Seether...
  • 'Into the Pit' with Saint Asonia

    'Into the Pit' with Saint Asonia

    Saint Asonia's members came from far and beyond the hard rock and heavy metal landscape, reaching across a musical artist family tree of sorts to join forces in arguably the year's most well-rounded and hard-hitting supergroup. Led by vocalist/guitarist Adam Gontier, who more than made his presence...
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    Housecore Horror Fest reveals second-stage acts, movies

    The Housecore Horror Festival is getting bigger as the third annual extravaganza approaches with every passing day. Fans of heavy metal music and classic horror movies will be in for a feast of a treat before Thanksgiving -- particularly following Monday night's announcement. The festival, co...
  • Thy Art is Murder returning to town in support of Parkway Drive

    Thy Art is Murder returning to town in support of Parkway Drive

    When Thy Art Is Murder took part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on July 31 at Alamo City Music Hall, vocalist CJ McMahon promised that his band would return to San Antonio in November with Parkway Drive. A press release Friday officially confirmed what the group revealed last Monday...
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