Sin City Presents Magazine December 2016 Volume 3 Issue 12 - Page 56

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Rockfest 5 featured seven bands and began at 3PM on Saturday, November 14th. Shield of Faith was first, followed by Revmatix, Ninth Circle, Kantation, Anger the Giant, Dive Bomber, and headliner Armored Saint. I enjoyed bits and pieces of the opening bands and was happy to be in a different ‘scene’ for the night, surrounded by friends and 'Metal Heads.’

Fans packed in front of the M15 stage and anxiously awaited Armored Saint’s performance. As I was waiting for them to take the stage, I spoke with several fans who either had never seen Armored Saint perform live, or who hadn’t seen them play in many years. I felt spoiled in a sense, that I ‘just’ saw them play at Wacken Open Air in Germany, was at the Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Show, ‘La Raza’ show at the House of blues in Hollywood, and that I saw them perform at Rocklahoma in 2008, but was really excited for them to take the stage for this Corona, CA. show.

Armored Saint released their 7th studio album 'Win Hands Down' on June 2nd, 2015 and have been playing all over the world in support of the release. They played European festivals Wacken Open Air, Free & Easy, Bloodstock, and Alcatraz Metal Fest this year, in addition to scattered dates throughout the U.S. The band is getting geared up to go back to Europe, with dates scheduled in the Netherlands and Germany in December.

The show was off to a great start with the album title and first single, “Win Hands Down,” followed by Armored Saint classic “March of the Saint,” which got fans riled up, pounding their fists in the air while singing along to the chorus. For the third song in, they took us to 1985 with the heavy guitar driven “Long Before I Die.” Frontman John Bush introduced the next song, “Exercise in Debauchery.” John mentioned that they recently put out a video for the song, which tells a story of its own and is full of symbolism and comic strip style bubble words. I just love the catchy dual guitar intro that Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan play for this song too!

Gonzo Sandoval started out the drums for “Stricken by Fate,” and John said that they hadn’t played that song in a long time. Then they actually gave us a special treat and played new song “Muscle Memory” live for the first time ever!

One of the things I love so much about Armored Saint is they are all masters in their field. They are completely connected to their instruments, the audience, and each other, simultaneously. It seems most bands may have one or two of these techniques mastered, but each band member of Armored Saint has mastered all three, and gives 110% when they are live onstage.

“Symbol of Salvation” was another crowd favorite with metal fans singing along and pumping their fists in the air. John Bush dedicated “Aftermath” to the people who lost their lives and were injured during the tragedy in France.

The last two songs before the encore were “Left Hook From Right Field,” the only song of the night off of their 2010 release ‘La Raza,’ and “Reign of Fire,” another fist-pumping sing-along. I have to admit, I would have loved to have heard an additional song or two off of the ‘La Raza’ CD, especially “Chilled” or “Little Monkey.” We had a very special surprise


Rock n’ Roll Lifestyle Company Metal Babe Mayhem (Owned by Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen) partners with Actress and “Scream Queen”, Brooke Lewis, to launch their ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ Pinup Girl clothing design for the Holidays in 2016.

Following the release of their ‘Rock Your Hot Mess’ and ‘Ms. Vampy Design’ clothing lines, the Girl Power duo teamed up again to bring you a clothing design that moves women to "Scream like a QUEEN with Brooke Lewis at Metal Babe Mayhem" and men to "Warm up this winter with Scream Queen Brooke Lewis at Metal Babe Mayhem".

Brooke Lewis is an actress and producer who has appeared in many different genres, but is proudly known in the horror genre as a ‘Scream Queen’ for iMurders, Slime City Massacre and her comedic alter ego Ms. Vampy. She played Dr. Grace Sario in the horror, mystery Kinky Killers, which aired on Showtime and, in 2010, was honored with the 'B Movie Golden Cob Award for Scream Queen Of The Year' for her work in Greg Lamberson’s Slime City Massacre. When she is not acting, she can be found promoting her brands as a Life Coach, TV Dating Expert, Author, Metal Babe Mayhem Clothing partner and charities for Female Empowerment.

Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen, who is a ‘rock journalist with a clothing line,’ established Metal Babe Mayhem in 2006 in an effort to support and promote rock n’ roll. Metal Babe Mayhem... Where Music and Fashion Meet, houses hundreds of music reviews, band interviews, a monthly playlist, and carries over 200 unique products, including clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen and Metal Babe Mayhem created a Pinup Girl Series and, with the success of the ‘Rock Your Hot Mess’ and ‘Ms. Vampy Design’ brands, chose to design the ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ Pinup Girl for December 2016, just in time for “stocking stuffers” for the holidays!

This ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ original design is brought to you by the incredible artistic talent of Bill Bronson. Bill created the original Metal Babe Mayhem lips/bones design and logo and worked with Alison and Brooke to design both their ‘Rock Your Hot Mess’ and ‘Ms. Vampy Design’ lines. Bill is most known for his work with Pin USA and has exceptional experience doing figure drawing. For more information on Bill Bronson:

Currently, the clothing line consists of the ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ design on a variety of options, including tank tops, baby dolls, v-necks, long-sleeved shirts, and men’s t-shirts.

This ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ Pinup Girl clothing design can be purchased at Metal Babe Mayhem: Scream Queen Brooke Lewis (SQBL)

For more information on “Scream Queen” Brooke Lewis:

The ‘Scream Queen Brooke Lewis’ clothing line is a “must have” gift for Rock and Horror fans everywhere! Purchase your holiday gifts now with discount code #BROOKE16 and receive 20% OFF! Happy Holidays!