What a Long Year of Rock/New Beginning

Hello my fellow rockers and friends/rocker-friends,

I hope the new year of 2016 finds you all happy and well; and yes, I realize I skipped an entire year between posts. While I could make a litany of pathetic excuses as to why I haven’t posted anything in, yes, an entire YEAR, I’ll just say this: it’s time. I’m ready to get this blog going again after a long-but-memorable 365 days of working, playing in two bands, going to great local and national shows, volunteering, writing and performing my poetry, and generally enjoying life. One thing that hasn’t changed is my passion for music, and I want to share that love again on Kollnot Rock’n’Metal Reviews.

Recently, I was bit by the writing bug again somewhat suddenly. I’ve started writing album reviews for the True Metal Lives webzine, run and owned by the revered metalhead and DJ, Mark Vander Zanden. TML focuses on covering underground metal bands with clean vocals in the traditional, power, speed, thrash, doom, ’80s hard rock, etc. sub-genres. I’ll be contributing reviews regularly to TML, focusing on classic under-appreciated metal album and more well-known new releases.

Due to my involvement in that ‘zine, I’m going to be shifting the focus for this site a bit. I’ll be concentrating on featuring my more non-traditional metal favorites: obscure ’70s hard rock, classic rock, folk, alt-rock and indie, extreme metal, local and national live shows, music news, and whatever else happens to float my boat. You’ve seen this in the past with some of my reviews of releases by bands such as Paw and Cain, but I’ve been wanting to pursue more of this direction here or awhile. This is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Now, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew, so to speak, so my goal currently is to publish a new review feature at least once or twice-per-month. If I manage to do better than that, so be it. But that’s the deadline I’m giving for myself (I only function well under deadlines, real or manufactured). So please, sit back, grab your popcorn and preferred relaxing beverage, and enjoy. Also, rock on!=)–Jonathan Kollnot

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~ by jonnyboyrocker on March 3, 2016.

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