January 11, 2018

Twisted's Top Upcoming Releases for 2018!

We’re back again, Kids! You heard ALL about my Top Releases for 2017 and my top new finds for 2017 , So now it’s time to start looking to the future – But not too far. We’re less than Two weeks into 2018 and There’s surely a bunch of cool new stuff that will be coming out – a LOT…
January 10, 2018

icepicks - 2017

2017 is over and it’s time to look back and pull out some highlights and then see what 2018 has to offer and what I am looking forward to. So, my usual list of awards are usually one-offs and kinda strange, but it wouldn’t be me if it were anything else now would it? So, in no particular order of…
January 03, 2018

Twisted's Best Of 2017, Part 2: New Finds

We had my favorite albums of 2017 , but there are also a lot of artists who I fell in love with over the last year, that didin't make THAT list. They still deserve some shout outs! Wake The Sun I caught these guys in NYC early in the year as they opened up for friends in Face The King…
December 26, 2017

Twisted's Best Of 2017 Part 1: EP's/Albums

So, Who thought 2016 sucked? 2017 had SO much potential, Just when we didn’t think things could get much worse.  In retrospect, 2017 most definitely had it’s ups and downs. On The political spectrum, all kinds of crazy stuff happened. Movie-wise, We finally got a version of spider-man that was AWESOME, Wonder Woman finally graced the silver screen (And killed…
November 24, 2017

Hinder - The Reign

Formed in 2001 by OKC guitarist Joe Garvey and drummer Cody Hanson, Hinder has certainly seen some changes in themselves and industry itself in their march through the charts and global tours. In November of 2013 they made their biggest change in parting ways with charismatic front man, Austin Winkler. With Jared Weeks of Saving Abel stepping in for a…
October 26, 2017

How a shitty Batman Movie changed my Life.

I'll be honest. When "Batman Forever" came out, I was hyped. I was 12 years old and I couldn’t get enough of it. Today, after watching it again for the first time in years: Jim Carrey 's Riddler is holy annoying and Tommy Lee Jones ' Two-Face was just.. Bad. I wasn't a huge Val Kilmer fan, either (And we…
October 06, 2017

Steelheart - Through Worlds of Stardust

Many months ago, when I first heard Steelheart was in the process of making a new album I was beyond excited. Through Worlds of Stardust is their first album in 9 years, and recorded with his studio/touring band. They have been a long-time favorite of mine. Miljenko Matijevic’s voice has always amazed and blown me away. The control and power…
October 02, 2017

Scandroid - "Monochrome" Review

Scandroid “ Monochrome ” Review Editor's note: I totally realized i had stated the self-titled debut album was 2017. That is incorrect, as it was released in 2016. Fixed! - Sean Let me start off by saying – I’m a Scandroid fan. There’s nothing I didn’t love about his self titled release in 2016, or the multiple remix albums that…
September 25, 2017

13 Songs #1

A couple of days ago, I wrote a piece called “13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day.” While I was quite pleased with the way it came out, I was kind of inebriated, to say the least. I realized after I posted the article that I genuinely enjoyed writing the piece, as I’m one who is prone to “skipping”…
September 23, 2017

13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day

Today has been a rough day.    Correction, rough is an understatement. Do you remember that woman who spilled hot coffee on herself at McDonalds? Right on the crotch. Now imagine yourself being that woman, and that hot coffee you just spilled on your guy-bits isn’t cooling down. The door isn’t working as you try and leave the car, and,…
September 10, 2017

Blacktop Mojo Does It Again - Icepicks for September

Never done this before. Came close a few times, yes. But I don’t recall ever actually coming back and making a band I’ve already selected as an “ice pick” to be again, an “ice pick” for a later month. Even if I had, I don’t usually go back to a previous album to project future success. Again. So I’m going…
August 23, 2017

Jimmy Ray - Live to Fight Another Day

If I were to ask you how you found your favorite rock band, where does your mind immediately wonder? Maybe you remember that time you were hanging out with your cool Uncle Jeff down in the basement after christmas dinner, and he surprised you with your first record player and “Dark Side of the Moon.” Or maybe it was that…
July 24, 2017

Linkin Park / Chester Bennington - Hybrid Theory 17 Years Later

Chester Bennington unfortunately passed away on 7/20/17. His death has had a very strange effect on me, personally. I’m not a fan, nor have I really been a fan of Linkin Park’s music. Hell, I can honestly tell you, had you asked me prior to 4 days ago, I’d really only be able to tell you that Linkin Park is…
June 09, 2017

JIBE - Epic Tales of Human Nature

This is tough one for me. When I first started Renegade Radio, everything was new and everyone was “the next big thing”. We spent a few years kinda watching the scene and learning all we could about the best local talent and who the ones “on the verge” were.  11 years ago that was JIBE . If you were in a…
June 05, 2017

Doyle II - As We Die

For the handful of you out there who may be unfamiliar, Doyle got his start as the guitarist for the Misfits almost 40 years ago. Where many punk artists from that era are finding comfort in new sounds (some for better, some for worse), Doyle has been charging on with a surprising amount of consistency since day one, be it…
April 15, 2017

Richie Kotzen - Salting Earth Review

As strange as it may be, the best way I can explain Richie Kotzen is that he carries a funk rock style of soulful 70s Motown Jazz Rock fusion that can only be described as a brand new yesterday. A déjà vu of new experiences. From his solo work of an amazing now 21 solo albums to joining forces with…
April 12, 2017

Dallas based Jibe releases video "We've Only Just Begun"

April 12, 2017 - Legendary Dallas, Texas Rock band JIBE has released the Official Music Video for "We've Only Just Begun," which originally premiered on Tattoo.com the second single off of their upcoming album, Epic Tales of Human Nature . Due out June 9th, Epic Tales of Human Nature was produced by Matt Noveskey ( Blue October ), and mixed…
April 01, 2017

An Evening with Kenny Youngar

“Paris, France.” There’s a lot of questions Kenny Youngar could have answered and those words never would have come to mind. But as usual in interviews, you start a little basic and grow out from there. Leave it to Kenny to start anything “basic” when asked the simple question of “Where did ‘Kenny the Drummer’ begin”? Laughing, Kenny backed up…
March 28, 2017

Killcode Release Official Music Video for "Kicking and Screaming" off "The Answer"

March 28, 2017 - New York Based Metal Rock Band KILLCODE has released the Official Music Video for "Kickin' and Screamin" off of their newest full length album, The Answer . Directed by David Swajeski and Produced by Maryanne Grisz features footage from their Spread The :::CODE::: tour, "Kickin' and Screamin'" originally premiered on Revolver Magazine "Kickin' & Screamin' is…
March 23, 2017

Craving Strange - "Careful Of The Landmines" Review

Four years ago, in a bar somewhere out in eastern Long Island, I happened upon a tattooed singer from Indiana, whose band had just finished tearing the place up. We spoke for a few minutes, and then went our separate ways. Less than a year later, They held a record release party on Feb 28 th , 2014 at Revolution…