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Author Archive: Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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A Dirty Dozen with RIVER SULTAN – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with RIVER SULTAN – October 2020

| 3 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “When you enter the mystical world of River Sultan, you’re immediately transported to the Middle East as you meander down the river Nile in a vessel filled with atmospheric tones and transcendent sounds steeped in rich color.  Opulent layers of delicate textures fill the sonic space with a tapestry of synthesizers, drum […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JUAN GARCIA from EVILDEAD – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with JUAN GARCIA from EVILDEAD – October 2020

| 3 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “US Thrash Metal legends EVILDEAD released their first single and lyric video for the song “The Descending” today. The song is taken from their new studio album United $tate$ Of Anarchy. United $tate$ Of Anarchy will be released as a CD DigiPak version, LP version, exclusive bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop) download and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MADELEINE LILJESTAM & RIKARD EKBERG from ELEINE – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with MADELEINE LILJESTAM & RIKARD EKBERG from ELEINE – October 2020

| 3 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “ELEINE releases their 3rd full-length album Dancing In Hell November 27th 2020, through Black Lodge Records on CD, LP, cassette, box set & digital. For the recording of the new album, ELEINE returned once again to The Panic Room, the album is mixed and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson. ELEINE returns with the second […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WILLIAM McILRAVY from SAUL – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with WILLIAM McILRAVY from SAUL – October 2020

| 3 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Iowa-based rock quartet SAUL — brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums] — have premiered the futuristic and cinematic video for their new single “King of Misery” over at Loudwire. The song, co-written by Disturbed’s David Draiman, is the lead single from […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON TAYLOR from SECRET OF BORIS – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON TAYLOR from SECRET OF BORIS – October 2020

| 3 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Dallas, TX based, Electronic Infused Metal band SECRET OF BORIS has released the official music video for “Don’t Mention Love.” Directed by Joe Manco (Little Spark Films), in association with Samhain Productions, and recorded and mixed by Alex Gerst at Empire Sound Studio in Carrollton, TX, “Don’t Mention Love” sees SECRET OF BORIS continuing to develop their […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICK BLANKENSHIP – October 2020

A Dirty Dozen with MICK BLANKENSHIP – October 2020

| 2 October 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Mick Blankenship, the American rock artist, producer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist released his latest single “Rule the World” to all digital outlets. The official music video for the single can be seen below.” We get Mick to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. Tell us a little about […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CHRIS REIFERT and DAVE HILL from PAINTED DOLL – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with CHRIS REIFERT and DAVE HILL from PAINTED DOLL – September 2020

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “In the decades and even centuries to come, the year 2020 will be remembered for many things, most of them seriously negative. But even in this absolute fucker of a year, goodness still prevails. Part of that goodness is How to Draw Fire, the brand new album from Painted Doll, the unlikely […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JOE RANDAZZA from EYE OF THE DESTROYER – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with JOE RANDAZZA from EYE OF THE DESTROYER – September 2020

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New Jersey death metal outfit EYE OF THE DESTROYER have announced that they will release their new studio album, The Wolf You Feed on October 9th via their High Potency imprint. The record serves as the follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed 2019 effort Baptized In Pain, which received high marks from outlets like Metal Injection and saw regular airplay on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. Led by multi-instrumentalist Joe […]

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Smith & Myers Release Dual Songs & New Video

Smith & Myers Release Dual Songs & New Video

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  New York, NY – [September 25, 2020] – Today, Smith & Myers – the duo comprised of multi-platinum artists Brent Smith and Zach Myers – have released dual songs from their newly-announced full-length album Smith & Myers Volume 2 out October 23 via Atlantic Records, that will follow the release of Volume 1 on […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SKOLL from NACHTBLUT – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with SKOLL from NACHTBLUT – September 2020

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “NACHTBLUT, a flagship of German dark metal, show off with their gloomy new offering, Vanitas, out October 2 via Napalm Records, and unleash the third single, “Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen” (engl. My Cruelty Knows No Bounds) to the world, along with a harmoniously conceived music video. The new album Vanitas draws the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PEKKA HEINO of BROTHER FIRETRIBE – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with PEKKA HEINO of BROTHER FIRETRIBE – September 2020

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Feel The Burn is here! Helsinki’s melodic rock heavyweights have been dropping successful singles one after another – including “Rock In The City,” “Bring On The Rain,” “Night Drive,” and “Chariot Of Fire,” from their new album, which marks the beginning of a new era for the band. The […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JOHN PAPE from WHITE DOG – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with JOHN PAPE from WHITE DOG – September 2020

| 26 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “In a world full of fakes and clowns, nothing quite hits the spot like a band that walks it, talks it and rocks it for real. Born amid the musical and cultural whirlwind of Austin, Texas, White Dog already sound like the perfect antidote to plastic sonic bullshit and sanitized radio […]

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INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts will release their new album Nowhere To Go But Everywhere on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records. The follow up to 2019’s This Is The Sound (which won an Independent Music Award for ‘Best Indie Album’), Nowhere To Go But Everywhere was written by Ryan during a long road trip across the USA with his […]

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A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Huntington Beach, CA-based classic country singer-songwriter Victoria Bailey is set to release her new album, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline, on September 18, 2020, via Rock Ridge Music. Grounding Bailey’s timeless country music palette is her crystalline voice; an inviting warm tone with the occasional flutter that transports you back in time […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A Ft. Wayne, Indiana native, Alexander Wren grew up under the influence of an Epiphone-playing wedding-singer mother and a Hank Williams-loving father, churchgoing ‘salt of the earth’ people who taught him to follow his heart. They raised him right, introducing him to the glories of Ray Charles, Blind Willie […]

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A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “AVAT — comprised of Roland Velazquez (vocals), Jonathan Rivera (bass), and Dimitri Anchipolovsky (guitar) — formed in 2015 and have continued to dole out charging riffs, bewilderingly catchy leads, and soaring vocals. The band was described by Revolver as “hard-hitting,” and fans of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Protest the Hero will find […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Singer/songwriter Tommy Marz has released his new single “Summer Bummer” today, marking the first original song to be released off his forthcoming EP, Chasing Light, due out September 23rd. As summer has now unofficially come to an end, Marz decided to use the music video for the song as a commemorative sendoff by featuring footage from fans […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Formed in 2016, Northern Illinois based alternative metal band Alborn consists of Justin Taylor (guitar/vocals), Alex Raser (drums/vocals), Zame Lewis (bass) and Nate Guske (guitar). Their sound has been compared to Deftones or a heavier version of Alice in Chains, but make no mistake, Alborn has created something unique, hard and melodic. In August 2020, the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville, TN’s In Parallel have dropped another track off their upcoming new EP “Fashioner” mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Year Of The Rabbit) and out September 4th on Wiretap Records. The band, which consists of members of Celebrity & Hopesfall, released their debut album “Broken Codes” in 2018, which yielded seven songs – touching on themes of power, control, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Gnarly, metallic hardcore outfit NASTY have shared the video for “666AM.” “Back from hell on your train to damnation,” the band says about this clip. With their tireless work ethic and positive attitude, NASTY has become an international force, playing everywhere from Europe, USA, and Russia to Brazil, Japan, China, and Korea. They also joined in countless […]

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