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Max & Iggor Cavalera have finally brought their tour of classic Sepultura material to the US, and will be playing at XL Live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday (6/2/22). The “Return: Beneath Arise” tour finds the brothers playing material from 1989’s Beneath the Remains and 1991’s Arise. Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

The original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, Max & Iggor Cavalera are celebrating legendary albums Beneath the Remains and Arise by performing a hybrid set of songs exclusively from both albums. They did it in South America in 2018 and Europe in 2019…now it’s our turn!

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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Judas Priest and the Metal God himself Rob Halford fired up fans with a set of classic heavy metal songs in Oxon Hill, Maryland this past week. The “50 Years of Metal” North American tour was postponed in 2021, but the band are back on the road and showing no signs of age. Top notch musicians playing unapologetic heavy metal music. Truly amazing.

Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Judas Priest Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Death metal icons Cannibal Corpse recently kicked off their long-awaited headlining tour of the states and stopped at Baltimore Soundstage this past weekend. Of course, I had to check them out. I couldn’t help myself!

One word basically sums up this show…brutal. Cannibal Corpse is a must-see live act for fans of extreme hard rock and heavy metal. The band sold out Soundstage and are selling out other dates as well. Be sure to check the Official Cannibal Corpse Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Cannibal Corpse (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Baroness

Baroness will be performing at the Ottobar in Baltimore Saturday, November 6, 2021. That’s right folks! An evening with Baroness, and you get to choose the songs!!! It’s Your BARONESS Tour. Each online ticket order will receive a link in the purchase confirmation email to vote for the songs in Baroness’ setlist for this show. All votes must be submitted no later than 8 days prior to performance date. Every attendee will also receive a limited-edition Your Baroness Tour poster print, to be picked up at the merch booth the night of the show.

Anyway, tickets for the show at Ottobar are available HERE. Also be sure to check the Official Baroness Website for music, news, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information.

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Megadeth (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Metal Tour Of The Year made a second stop while in New Jersey, and I was fortunate enough to be there. Megadeth and Lamb of God collectively blew the minds and eardrums of everyone in attendance. The sound and lighting at this show was amazing. Both heavy metal giants performed flawless sets in a beautiful amphitheater. This was my third time seeing the tour. Overall, I would say this was the best performance by both bands. Heavy metal gold.

Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Megadeth Website & Official Lamb of God Website for music, news, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more photos from their performances in Holmdel, NJ on 9/16/21. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Lamb of God (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Virginia’s 4th annual Blue Ridge Rock Festival will be taking place this year September 9-12 at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA. Once again, the festival organizers have gone out of their way to provide an entirely “fan-driven” artist lineup. This musical event will be one of the best of the year!

Headliners for this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival include Rob Zombie, Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Papa Roach, and Shinedown. I’m personally looking most forward to performances by Gojira, Lamb of God, Mastodon, and Anthrax. View full line-up and/or purchase tickets at blueridgerockfest.com. Continue reading below for more information.

Mr. Bungle: The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny Demo

Avant-garde metal martyr’s Mr. Bungle released the best thrash metal album of 1986 on October 30, 2020. Possibly one the best things to come out of what would end up becoming such a hellish year. Of course I’m referring to Bungle’s fourth studio album, The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny Demo. A demo most have never heard, and one I thought would never be legitimately re-recorded and released as an album. Eureka!

This album is fucking awesome. Beautiful and brutal. That’s about all I can say. It’s a true soundtrack for the times, particularly in the US, but also for the world’s chaos at large. With legends like Mike Patton, Scott Ian, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance, how can Mr. Bungle go wrong?!? They can’t. Anyway, in this album review Hazy Eye Music Media’s contributor Joseph Strand reviews The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny Demo by Mr. Bungle. Continue reading below for Joseph’s full album review.

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GWAR (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Holy shit! GWAR played their first drive-in concert in the parking lot of The Diamond in Richmond, VA on 10/10/20, and I was fortunate enough to be there for my first parking lot show as well. The band’s performance was top notch and included all the horrific thrills and chills you would expect from these intergalactic metal gods — blood, guts, and senseless rock ‘n’ roll obscenity. I loved every second of it.

Continue reading below for my full concert review and more photos. Concert review and all photos by Andy Jillson.

GWAR (Photo by Andy Jillson)
GWAR (Scumdogs of the Universe)

Richmond’s own intergalactic metal gods GWAR are taking over The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia with two drive-in concert performances on Saturday, October 10. I, Andy Jillson, will be attending the early show and Hazy Eye Music Media’s own Brad Price will be in the front row (receiving the VIP treatment) for GWAR’s late show…and boy are we excited!!!

Tickets range from $139.95 to $199.95 per vehicle for the concert, based on proximity to stage. The late show is sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for the early show. For direct links to remaining tickets and GWAR merch, click HERE or HERE. Continue Reading below for more info and to view some lovely photos of GWAR & GWARbar. Photos and words by Andy Jillson & Brad Price.

Slipknot (Photo by Bill Garman)

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to announce another interview in a series of interviews I’m currently conducting with some of my favorite concert photographers. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal photographers. My interviews in this series focus on concert photographers outside of DC, MD, and VA. Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to interview Bill Garman. Bill is an extremely talented freelance photographer based in Massillon, Ohio. I met him last summer at the Knotfest Roadshow in Burgettstown, PA. Bill is the type of photographer I aspire to be. His work is unique and well, breathtaking.

Bill is not only a great concert photographer— he’s also an amazing sports photographer and shoots Notre Dame football for Irish Sports Daily. His sports photography is equally as impressive as his skills in the photo pit. Continue reading below for my full interview with Bill Garman. All photos copyright and courtesy of Bill Garman.

Notre Dame (Photo by Bill Garman)