For the Love of Rock and Metal is a blog dedicated to music articles, concert reviews, CD reviews, interviews and all other things related to rock and metal. There is an emphasis on local or semi-local music in the Madison, WI area.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Today is October 31st and you know what that means? It's my favorite day of the year! All of the freaks will be out and about and who can say no to free candy? Here are a few Halloween things for you to entertain yourselves with...

Check out "This Is Halloween" Light Show created by Edwards Landing Lights

Squidoo's Top Ten Heavy Metal Halloween Songs

(Go to the link above to see the YouTube Videos for the songs)

# 10: "Vampira" by The Devin Townsend Band
# 9: "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper
# 8: "Trick Or Treat" by Halloween
# 7: "Dracula" by Iced Earth
# 6: "Dragula" by Rob Zombie
# 5: "Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden
# 4: "Halloween" by King Diamond
# 3: "Bark At The Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
# 2: "Night Crawler" by Judas Priest
#1: "Halloween" by Helloween

Want a different list of Halloween Metal Songs? Metal Underground has their own list here.

So... now that you have a little bit of a Halloween fix... what are you doing tonight? Trick or treating? Handing out candy? Why do that junk when you can head out to the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI to see Ultrea, the amazing Seven Signs and Tribal Call for a Halloween show. The event information is available on Facebook. I will see everyone there (because we all know I almost never miss a Seven Signs show)! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Black With Envy

I'm not sure if this band is still out and about (I can't find any current shows or news), but I thought you guys might enjoy some of this music. Definitely check out Black With Envy on Reverbnation. I couldn't find a video (so this isn't technically a Featured Video), but enjoy some of the music provided here. And if anyone can tell me who the vocalist sounds like (especially in the track Black With Envy), you'll get a special prize because I can't put my finger on it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Featured Video: So Much for Sweet Dreams - Look, I'm Burning

Today's Featured Video is "So Much for Sweet Dreams" from Look, I'm Burning, a local band from Madison, WI.

Check 'em out on Facebook now.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Murdershow on MaxInk Radio

Photo from

A new show on MaxInk Radio ( featuring local, regional,
midwest, national and unsigned metal bands. Hosted by Chad Elliott and Desiree Tiffany (of Savage Media Productions - who have brought us some great metal shows in Madison and other areas in WI) on Thursday nights from 9:00 pm until 12:00 am.

Check it out and if you're in a band or have some suggestions for music you want played, send it in MP3 format to

Go here for more information.

Normally I don't post twice in one day, but this show is on TONIGHT. Check. It. Out.

Featured Video: En Masse - Across the Coals

While I try to get my shit together and get some new articles posted, enjoy this video (and a few more forthcoming) of En Masse live at The End Zone on September 24th, 2011.

And be sure to check out their Facebook page. If you can check them out live, I highly recommend it. See my review of one of their Madison, WI shows here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Nonpoint Album and Tour Dates

Nonpoint Releases Self-Titled Album

Photo from Nonpoint's Facebook Page

Remember a few months ago when Nonpoint came to Madison to film a new music video? Well, I do - I was there! The video was for "I Said It" which is on their new self-titled album that went on sale one Tuesday, October 9th. I'll admit, I've been too busy to get it (since I like to have a physical copy it's not as easy as buying a digital copy online), but I will soon and will review it. Until then, I've been listening to it via the links the band has been posting on their Facebook page. So far, the album has had an amazing response from critics and fans. Also, a bunch of tour dates have been posted - so check it out below. I've also included a sneak-peak of the song "I Said It."

Tour Dates: 

With Taproot and Black Oxygen
10/16 Corpus Christi, TX Brewsters St Ice House
10/17 Houston TX Scout Bar
10/18 Broussard/Lafayette, La The Station
10/19 Mobile, Al Soul Kitchen
10/20 Columbus, GA Chaos On The Rocks
10/22 Pensacola, Fl Vinyl Music Hall
10/23 Knoxville, TN The Valarium

With Taproot and Surrender The Fall
10/24 Memphis, Tn Newbies

10/25 Sauget, Il/St Louis, Mo Pops
11/15 Appleton, WI Luna Lounge

With POD
11/16 Minneapolis, MN First Ave

11/17 Wausau, WI Fillmor
11/20 Fayeteville, Ar Georges Majestic Loungue
11/21 Little Rock, Ar Rev Room

With Sevendust
11/23 Jacksonville, Fl Club Rain
11/24 Tampa, Fl Tampa Cuban Club
11/25 Orlando, Fl House OF Blues

11/28 Rockford, IL The District
11/30 Battle Creek, Mi Planet Live Music
12/1 Libertyville, Il Austins Fuel Room

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Featured Video: Ultrea - The Calm Before the Storm

I've seen this band a few times before and look forward to seeing them again. Check out this video shot at The Wisco in Madison, WI

And check them out on Reverbnation and Facebook.