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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 226):  Mark Mangold of AMERICAN TEARS
Hall of Famers, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 226): Mark Mangold of AMERICAN TEARS

Contributor's Note:  Mark Mangold of American Tears appeared on the 226th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Mark discusses how he reformed American Tears 2018 and they recently released "Free Angel Express" via Deko Entertainment. The Don discusses goosebump moments and the keyboard sorcery of Mark Mangold that he creates using wizardry powers.  American Tears created the music video for "Woke" and the lineup features Alex Landenburg(Stratovarius, Kamelot, CyHra) on drums and guest appearances by Barry Sparks (UFO, Dokken), Doug Howard (Touch, Utopia, Edgar Winter Band) and Charlie Calv of (Angel, Shotgun Symphony).  Fans can find American Tears at the following locations: www.facebook.com/AmericanTears www.d...
(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)
Concert Therapy Reviews, Standards and Benchmarks

(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)

The verdict is in, Queensryche  still rocks after all these years. After a tumultuous decade, they have entered 2020 with a renewed energy and vigor. This past Saturday night I experienced the new live stage show for this year’s Verdict tour. And I have to say I was most impressed. Opening support for the band on this run is NYC rockers Eve to Adam with direct support coming from guitarist extraordinaire, the one and only John 5.   Eve to Adam hit the stage with their high-energy brand of hard rock full force. I saw the crowd respond to them very positively. Though there was a faction who weren’t familiar with the band and their songs, they were very easy to get into. Their songs had good grooves with powerful vocals. Though their set was short, the crowd really got into the mat...
Oliver Palotai of Kamelot Converses with Madness To Creation on the Art of Being Silent!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Oliver Palotai of Kamelot Converses with Madness To Creation on the Art of Being Silent!

Editor's Note:  It was a gorgeous day where spring was in the air down in Des Moines as Tampa, Florida metal band Kamelot was ready to destroy Wooly's with special guests Delain and Battle Beast.  Kamelot recently released their latest record entitled "The Shadow Theory", which has received some mixed reviews.  Kamelot will be touring Europe this fall with Once Human and fans can find Kamelot at the following locations: www.facebook.com/kamelotofficial www.kamelot.com www.twitter.com/kamelotofficial www.instagram.com/kamelotofficial Madness To Creation:  Thank you for taking the time to interview with me for Madness To Creation.  Tell us who you are and what do you do in the band? Oliver:  I am Oliver and I play keyboards and help compose the music for Kamelot. Madness...
“The Shadow Theory” by Kamelot, sweeps you away!
Standards and Benchmarks

“The Shadow Theory” by Kamelot, sweeps you away!

I remember growing up remembering people referring to Queensryche as a "thinking man's metal band".  If that is the case, then Kamelot is "a thinking doctorate's metal band", with their combination of introspective lyrics, larger than life arrangements, and a vocalist that can hit multiple octaves, while causing you to think.  This is Kamelot, as they have released their latest offering entitled "The Shadow Theory" via Napalm Records. Out of Tampa, Florida, Kamelot is composed of Tommy Karevik on vocals, Thomas Youngblood on guitars, Oliver Palotai on keyboards, Sean Tibbetts on bass, and Johan Nunez on drums.  In this offering, they have recruited Lauren Hart of Once Human for guest vocals as well as Jennifer Haben of Beyond The Black for guest vocals. The Shadow Theory is what longtime...