Mike Kennedy

Concert Reviews

Concert Review: CLUTCH Rev Their Engine in Kansas City

CLUTCH. The word itself is an integral part of any manual transmission driven vehicle. The difference in an automatic transmission…
Album Reviews

Album Review: TESTAMENT – 5 Classic Albums Re-Issued with Stunning New Artwork

In the genre of thrash metal, no other band is so misunderstood as San Francisco’s Testament. When conversations of which…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: SLAYER – Repentless World Tour 2017 at Providence Amphitheater

Slayer with Lamb of God and Behemoth – Repentless World Tour 2017 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater || Bonner Springs, MO ||…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: MR. BIG at Knucklehead’s Saloon

MR. BIG Knucklehead’s Saloon – Kansas City, MO – 19 June 2017 On an unusually mild June night in Kansas…
Concert Reviews

Festival Review: 98.9 The Rock – Rockfest 2017

Billed as the World’s Loudest Month, the month of May is full of rock festivals, and the one that is…
Concert Reviews

Festival Review: ROCKLAHOMA 2017

Rocklahoma 2017 || Pryor, Oklahoma || 26-28 May 2017 Review by Mike Kennedy || Photos by Jason Squires The month…
Album Reviews

Album Review: JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES – Season of the Witch

What is there to say about John 5? Most famous for his work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, John…
Album Reviews

Album Review: CHICKENFOOT – Best + Live

What do you get when you mix the harmonies of Van Halen, the backbeat of The Red Hot Chili Peppers,…
Album Reviews

Album Review: EMMURE – Look at Yourself

To say that the last couple of years were rough on Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri would be an understatement. After…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: ISLANDER at Aftershock Live Music Venue

Islander at Aftershock Live Music Venue in Merriam, KS – 21 February 2017 Touring in support of the Power Under…
Album Reviews

Album Review: SUICIDE SILENCE – Suicide Silence

Have you ever completely switched the direction you’re headed, and don’t know what the results are going to be? If…
Album Reviews

Album Review: OBITUARY – Obituary

On their tenth studio release Death Metal stalwarts, Obituary, show no signs of aging, or slowing down. The eponymous Obituary…
Interviews

Interview: Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT

Eric Peterson of Testament took a moment to chat with Antihero Magazine's Mike Kennedy about the tour with Slayer, new…
Interviews

Interview: Rick DeJesus of ADELITAS WAY

Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way takes a moment to chat with Antihero Magazine's Mike Kennedy about the new album, "Getaway,"…
Album Reviews

Album Review: PRONG – X – No Absolutes + Interview with Tommy Victor

Prong’s spot in the metal Hierarchy has never been questioned, and X-No Absolutes is their answer to the question, “Has…
Album Reviews

Album Review: SURFACING – Chaos Through Clarity

Seeking to claim their own foothold on the mountain of metalcore, New York's Surfacing are off to a good start…
Interviews

AntiCast – Episode 4: Jonny Hetherington of ART OF DYING

ART OF DYING frontman, Jonny Hetherington, talks to Mike Kennedy about the latest album, Rise Up, working with Dan Donegan…
Album Reviews

Album Review: ART OF DYING – Rise Up

On their newest release, Rise Up, Vancouver, B.C.'s Art of Dying seek to continue the modern metal, groove style for…
Notes From Underground

Album Review: EPIC DEATH – Witchcraft

On their debut album, south Texas’ Epic Death seek to solidify their place in the national scene, and continue the…
Album Reviews

Album Review: TURBOWOLF – Two Hands

On their sophomore release, Bristol UK’s Turbowolf continue to deny a specific genre, and Two Hands continues where 2011’s Turbowolf…