Author Archives: Matt Ryan

Theory Of A Deadman Kills At Starland

Theory Of A Deadman Kills At Starland

SAYREVILLE, NJ – April 27, 2012 Blame Canada! No, it’s not a South Park episode. It’s the sound of Theory Of A Deadman about to take the stage in front of a full house. For the British Columbian rock gods, drawing record crowds is nothing new. But to us in New Jersey, it’s something special when you pack the legendary ... Read More »

Inked Magazine Tour Storms Into NYC

August 26th, NEW YORK: It’s been proven over the decades that metalheads are not a fair-weather crowd. Time and time again we can be found headbanging through even the worst pools of mud and slush, or hottest most humid theater you can possibly find. So it’s no shock that through an oppressive New York City heat wave, just hours away ... Read More »

Volbeat Decimates Jersey

It can be odd how some venues just suit some bands. Their vibe just sits right with the character of a place. The energy of their compatibility comes forward to mix with the chemistry of the music and the crowd. And in an instant, as the intro plays, and the band takes the stage blowing the roof off, an explosive ... Read More »

Evanescence Announces NYC And NJ Tour Dates

  After a long hiatus, Evanescence is back on the road. Originally Amy Lee and band had set only one U.S. tour date in Nashville. However tonight the tour was expanded to include New York. The band will rock Jersey on October 30th at The House Of Blues in Atlantic City, and the Big Apple on November 1st at Terminal ... Read More »

Breaking News: Coheed & Cambria Bassist Arrested For Armed Robbery

Breaking News: Earlier this evening, Coheed & Cambria bassist Michael Todd was apprehended by local police after allegedly committing armed robbery. Attleboro Police are reporting that Todd supposedly entered a Walgreens in the suburban Massachusetts town, and flashed a cell phone to the attending pharmacist, threatening that it was connected to a bomb and demanding Oxycotin, an extremely powerful prescription ... Read More »

Review: Scar Symmetry’s “The Unseen Empire”

Scar Symmetry, Grammercy Theatre, 2010

Few genres of music come with as many detractors with false preconceptions as death metal does. Many people think it’s all guttural screaming and banging on guitars as hard and fast as you would a cinder block with a sledgehammer. Yet we as metalheads know that’s not completely true. Not when we have bands like the Swedish melodic death metal ... Read More »

ReAniMate: Halestorm’s EP Gives New Life

Few things in the music industry receive as much of a mixed reaction as the word “covers”. A new take on an old favorite track can invoke love or pure hatred amongst listeners and loyal fans of the original creators. It’s always a risk. Few bands are up to it, but as always, Halestorm has once again proven they are ... Read More »

Grammys 2011

11:22pm Chris Christopherson and Barbra Streisand presented Album Of The Year to newcomers Arcade Fire for “The Suburbs”. This may end up being a controversial award among critics in the morning, as Lady Antebellum was expected and positioned for this award. And on that bombshell…see you later folks. Stay tuned to brokenrecordsonline.com and Broken Records Magazine for great music, photography, ... Read More »

The Grascals Take Over New York City

When you think of New York City, a lot of thoughts come into your head. It’s an eclectic place in every aspect, and music is no exception. The Big Apple has it all, even bluegrass. In a candle lit Highline Ballroom rich with the smells of good wine and even better food, The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s 2010 band of the year, The Grascals, brought their smooth sound to the big city this past Sunday. Read More »