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Side Stage Magazine reviews John 5 and The Creatures at Manchester Music Hall

john 5 and the creatures famous monsters tour side stage magazine

john 5 and the creatures famous monsters tour side stage magazine

On 8 November, 2018, John 5 and The Creatures took their #famousmonsterstour to Manchester Music Hall in Lexington.

Side Stage Magazine were there to watch the show and gave this review:

“Now more than halfway through the show John 5 takes one of only two short breaks to address the crowd; “Thank everyone for coming out, it looks like we have some repeat offenders, some Creatures who are traveling to see us at several shows – which we love”. He goes on “I do this because I love playing guitar, really no other reason, I just love playing for you” The next song is from our upcoming album due out in January, it’s called “Zoinks” followed by the “Nut Jam” and “Behind the Nut Love”.”

To read the full review and see photos from the show by photographer Michael Deinlein, go here: http://www.sidestagemagazine.com/reviews/john-5-and-the-creatures-at-manchester-music-hall-11-08-2018/


[Review] John 5 and The Creatures are “absolutely masterful”.

John 5 and The Creatures review tour Ink19

John 5 and The Creatures review tour Ink19

Ink19.com were at The Social in Orlando, FL on February 1, to see John 5 and The Creatures on their “It’s Alive” tour.

The entire troupe was absolutely masterful – playing more precisely than most people can even think. For his part, J5 slayed ’em all – big guitars, little guitars, banjos too. And he wowed the faithful further when attacking an oil-filled, clear acrylic Telecaster with a violin bow, a la Jimmy Page. But he “closed” the deal with a unique, retina-searing, multi laser-shooting Telecaster. Truly impressive.”

Read the review in full here: ink19.com/2018/02/magazine/event-reviews/john-5-and-the-creatures


[REVIEW] It’s Alive “is one hell of a good time.”

Season of the Witch It's Alive John 5 and The Creatures

Season of the Witch It's Alive John 5 and The Creatures

Our friends over at Metal Assault have reviewed the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album “It’s Alive”.

They give the album a 10 out of 10 rating and say the following of the release:

‘It’s Alive!’ is a fun record, some of the most fun I’ve had listening to a record in recent memory. Just as a live experience should be, John 5 captures the energy of seeing a top-notch live performance. The live renditions manage to both capture and enhance the experience involved within the studio recordings, it really feels like you’re listening to the songs with a fresh shine on it. ‘It’s Alive!’ is a brand new experience regardless of how many times you’ve heard John 5 and the Creatures’ body of work.

Read the review in full here: metalassault.com/2018/01/31/john-5-creatures-its-alive/


[Review] It’s Alive shows “John 5 and the Creatures are the real deal”.

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

Our friends at MORTIS MEDIA, have posted a review of the brand new album from John 5 and The Creatures: “It’s Alive”.

To call J5 a “good” guitar player is an understatement. He approaches the double edged sword of playing a show where he, the guitarist, is the center of the action for the whole show without the burden/safety net of a frontman to keep the crowd’s attention. His fretboard pyrotechnics mixed with the ferocity of his backing band leave no question of who is in control here….

If you can’t make a show, get It’s Alive! and you’ll know John 5 and the Creatures are the real deal, too. ”

Read the review in full here: mortismedia.com/John-5-and-the-Creatures-Its-Alive


Metal Nation reviews “It’s Alive”

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

Check out this review from Metal Nation about the forthcoming John 5 and The Creatures live album “It’s Alive” out on January 25th.

As always, John 5 has exceeded my expectations and in addition to the Creatures, it is quite frankly a masterpiece. Bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix cannot be a better fit for John. It is rare to find a bassist who stands out with incredible talent, especially next to one of the greatest guitarists of all time, in my opinion. I have watched enough John 5 and the Creatures videos to become a Ross fan. He is exciting to watch, extremely talented, and sometimes even will steal the show. Logan Miles Nix sets the perfect beat to songs that I cannot imagine would be easy to play. (I am not a drummer, so I do not know). The frequent changes in the music sound complex, but Nix breezes through it as if he is playing at a high school dance. Flawless.”

Read the full review here: metalnation.com/album-review-john-5-creatures-alive/

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[Review] Season of the Witch ” is an auditory experience to behold”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

Read this fantastic new review from Anti Hero Magazine for Season of the Witch – the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album which came out March 3rd.

From the review:

John 5 is a guitar player’s guitarist, replete with all the awe-inspiring shreddology of modern players such as Steve Vai, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen. All of his influences shine thru on Season of the Witch, and portrayed by John 5 and the Creatures with masterful skill. If you don’t know John 5 other than his work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, Season of the Witch will open your eyes to how incredibly talented John 5 really is.”

To read the review in full, go here: antiheromagazine.com/album-review-john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] With Season of the Witch, John 5 shares “his genuine passion for diverse music styles”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

Offeringwebzine.com share their review of the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch.

Season of the Witch they say “offers intense virtuosic jams with creative twists that combine multiple music genres“. They conclude the review ““Season Of The Witch” is a rather entertaining instrumental effort with a macabre touch and John 5 is not only demonstrating his eclectic musicianship as he is also sharing with the listeners his genuine passion for diverse music styles.”

To read the review in full go here: offeringwebzine.com/2017/03/28/john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] “Strap yourself in and be prepared for the terror of John 5 and the Creatures”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

2Loud2oldmusic.com have reviewed the latest John 5 album “Season of the Witch” made with his band The Creatures. The site gives a track by track review of the album.

They conclude: “The album is already one of my favorites for the year. A lot of the rock albums so far haven’t been killing it with me, but this one was a breath of fresh air. I can never get enough of John 5 so it was nice to have some new music in between Rob Zombie albums. This is a must have for any rock fine and especially a John 5 fan.”

To read the review in full, go here: 2loud2oldmusic.com/2017/03/20/john-5-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch-album-review/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] Media Mike calls Season of the Witch John 5’s “most diverse solo effort to date”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

It has been TWO weeks since Season of the Witch, the brand new album from John 5 and The Creatures, was released. The feedback from fans and reviewers has been fantastic.

Media Mike gives the album a 4 out of 5 review calling the album John 5’s “most diverse“.

Don’t let the albums brief runtime fool you as John 5 and the Creatures pack every ounce of musicality they can in to each and every second of “Season of the Witch”. Easily his most diverse solo effort to date John 5 showcases his ability and diverse tastes by blending country, funk, rock and metal with his love for the macabre into one cohesive package that provides listeners with something new each time you listen.”

To read the review in full, go here: mediamikes.com/2017/03/cd-review-john5-season-of-the-witch/


[Review] John 5 and The Creatures slay the DNA Lounge

John 5 and The Creatures DNA Lounge Elizabeth Tour photo

John 5 and The Creatures DNA Lounge Elizabeth Tour photo

John 5 and The Creatures are currently on tour in support of their new album Season of the Witch, which came out on March 3rd.

Over the weekend, the band played at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco and SF Sonic were there to watch and review the show.

Making his way to the stage through the tightly compacted smaller venue at DNA, John 5 instantly generated an auditory tornado of extremely fast finger tapping and incredible super sweeps with a new song, “Guitars, Tits & Monsters.” The pale, painted, grim axeman stuns with his limitless capabilities for capturing every maneuver possible and with a diverse array of guitars to do so with his main rig being the very sleek signature Squire, the great golden J5 Telecaster perfectly equipped with the well-used secret weapon of the kill switch.”

To read the review in full, go here: https://sfsonic.com/concerts/john-5-and-the-creatures-slay-the-dna/

Photo by Elizabeth Gohr.

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] Season of the Witch is “a record that you will marvel at for a long time to come”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

A 5 out of 5 Devils Horns rating from Mike’s Music and Concert Blog for the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch.

There is literally something for everyone here, from searing metal to country/bluegrass. I can’t imagine a record with more variety and crossed-genres than this one. The lack of vocals really allows you to focus on the mayhem unfolding. Make no mistake, this is a true labor of love. You can hear it in every note.”

To read the review in full, go here: mikesmusicandconcerts.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/review-john-5-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[REVIEW] Metal Assault gives Season of the Witch a 10 out of 10 rating!

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The team at Metal Assault have listened to the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch which came out last Friday (3/3) and given it an outstanding TEN out of TEN rating!

‘Season of the Witch’ isn’t just a showing of John 5’s technical skill from first track to last, it gives insight to how truly diverse John 5 can be when stretching his writing muscle. You’d probably think you’re getting a typical heavy metal side project just from the packaging of this record; it’s a John 5 record called ‘Season of the Witch’ that gives you every indication it will not go in the direction it takes.”

To read the full review go here: http://metalassault.com/album_reviews/2017/03/09/john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get Season of the Witch on Cd exclusively at the official John 5 store, on Amazon/iTunes/Google Play and stream on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SOTWpurchase (click to choose your preferred service).

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] Yesterdaze News reviews John 5 and The Creatures “killer” show at Tony V’s Garage

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5 and The Creatures played the second show of the Season of the Witch tour at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA. Yesterdaze News were there to watch and gave this review:

The show was one killer guitar lick after another accompanied by wardrobe/accessory changes and of course multiple axe changes through out the show. There were many styles of guitars, each suited to the perfect song and a fun theatrical experience that comes from a John 5 show. There were lights, co2 cannons, masks, fog, light up guitars, a lava liquid filled guitar, tiny ones and banjo styles.”

To read the full review, go here: https://yesterdazenews.com/2017/03/07/john-5-season-of-the-witch-tour-kick-off/

To see all tour dates, find tickets and get meet and greets, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/

Photo by Diane Webb


[Review] Cryptic Rock gives Season of the Witch 4.5 out of 5

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

A fantastic 4.5 out of 5 review of the latest John 5 album Season of the Witch, released on March 3 2017.

From Cryptic Rock: “Those familiar with John 5’s previous offerings, there is no mistaking his guitar playing for anyone else, meaning he is simply one of a kind. His current team consisting of Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums are also very crucial to the all instrumental album. This is especially true for Ross as the bassist, who provides a special dynamic of deep heavy bass jamming that complements John 5’s playing in just the right way. The drumming of Carter also completes the versatile musical range of John 5, going from Bluegrass, to Industrial, to Western Swing, to Rock, and back again. This is all accomplished in a very refreshing intensity on Season Of The Witch.”

To read the review in full, go here: http://crypticrock.com/john-5-season-witch-review/


[Listen] John 5 chats with MORTIS presents

John 5 plays Beat It

John 5 plays Beat It

Ahead of his show in Nashville, Tennessee, John 5 caught up with MORTISMEDIA to chat about touring, The Creatures, the next Zombie album, the latest John 5 video “Making Monsters” and much more.

To listen to the interview in full, got here: http://mortis.buzzsprout.com/42360/358945-mortis-presents-john-5-returns-a-house-of-wax-special

You can also read this fantastic review from them on the show at 12th and Porter, here: http://www.mortismedia.com/#!Making-Monsters-on-a-Tuesday-Night-John-5-and-The-Creatures-Terrorize-Music-City/cu6k/56e23a220cf210a43865ab27


John 5 and The Creatures review: “one blistering long set of true guitar genius”

John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 played at Ripper’s Rock House in Akron, OH a couple of days ago for John 5 and The Creatures. Check out this fantastic 5 STAR review from examiner.com where not only did the reviewer love the show, but also some great chicken wings…..

Don’t forget to check out the tour page to see what dates and left and get your meet and greets if you haven’t already.

Read the review by clicking >>>  (more…)


[REVIEW] John 5 and The Creatures “is truly a breathtaking presentation of some amazing music”

metalheadblog john 5

At the end of February, John 5 and The Creatures took their show to Capones in Johnson City, TN. Support came from local bands, Deconbrio and A Course of Action.

Metalhead.blog.com’s Jojo Shrader  was there to see the show and see John 5, “my favorite guitarist, hands down, no questions about it” on this solo outing.

Here is the amazing review. To read in full and find out how to see some of the brilliant pictures from the night, click >>>  (more…)


[REVIEW] John 5 leaves crowds at 210 Kapones “shaking their heads in amazement”

John 5 image by Annie Atlasman of AXS

Last week John 5 and The Creatures stopped at 210 Kapones for the latest date of their February/March shows. Our friends at axs.com were there and noted that “For a guy who didn’t sing a single word during his hour-long set, John 5’s hands performed all the verbalization necessary Tuesday night at 210 Kapone’s.”

Read more of this review and find out how to see some amazing images from the night, by clicking >>>

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[REVIEW] John 5 let’s his guitar prowess do the talking

John 5 and The Creatures On Tour Monthly

John 5 and The Creatures played recently at Click’s Live, in Tyler TX.

On Tour Monthly were there to watch the show and gave a blistering hot review.  Commenting on the show OTM write about John 5; “The absolute mastery of his instruments made the evening a success for both the audience that came to watch the virtuoso, and the maestro, who wielded the axe like no one I have seen in quite some time

To read the review, and find out where to see some awesome shots of the show, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 and The Creatures Review: “just good ol’ fashion kickass music”

screamer-mag

Check out this review from our friends at Screamer Magazine, for John 5 and The Creatures at The Coach House on 12 Feb.

For anyone still wanting to know what a Creatures show is like, Screamer describe it as thus; “J5 can make that guitar talk, walk and sit up and beg. Go check ‘em out, you won’t be disappointed!

Read the review by clicking >>>  (more…)


JOhn 5 “has brought the musicianship of rock to the forefront and has slayed each one of us in the process”

John 5 and The Creatures live

Why It Matters reviews John 5 and The Creatures as they passed through LA in the early dates of their tour.

Their review not only praises the way John 5 leaves you “spellbound” during the show but also talks about the “thundering” drum playing of Rodger Carter and the “flawless bass” of Ian Ross.

Check out the fantastic review by clicking here >>>  (more…)


John 5 Blows the Roof off of Vamp’d!

ZROckr

Check out this AMAZING review from our friends at ZRockr Magazine, who went to see John 5 and The Creatures at Vamp’d in Las Vegas. ZRockr note that “the sheer diversity of everything played that night” blew them away.

Check out the review for yourself and don’t forget to let John 5 and The Creatures know about your experience here at the site or on John 5’s Facebook or via Twitter – the feedback has been FANTASTIC!

Read ZRockr’s review for yourself, by clicking >>>  (more…)


[REVIEW] John 5 and The Creatures take “the audience through a diverse journey” of music at sold out show in LA

Metal Assault John 5 at The Whiskey

John 5 and The Creature played a home show at the infamous Whiskey in West Hollywood this past Wednesday and played to a sold out crowd. The show featured guest appearances from Michael Anthony and Zombie bassist Piggy D.

Metal Assault (pic above from MA) were at the show and gave this glowing review where they describe the night as “a worthwhile experience for the paying fan”.

To see upcoming tour dates, go to: ohn-5.com/main/tour/

To read excerpts from the review, click >>>  (more…)


Amps and Green Screens: “If you’re a guitar fan then you simply must own Careful with That Axe”

This is my Rifle John 5

Another review of the brand new John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’, this time from Amps and Green Screens.

Enjoy!

I’m pretty picky about a lot of things which should come as a shock to none of you. And one of the things I’m extremely picky about is guitar albums. Maybe it’s because I can barely play myself, but more often than not it’s just too much: too much noodling, too many over the top solos screaming, “Look what I can do!”, and too much jacking off all over the fret board. Which brings me to JOHN 5 (you know who the fuck he is, stop it!) and his new album Careful with That Axe, out August 12 via 60 Cycle Hum. Now I was a YUUUGE fan of his last one God Told Me To, and it landed pretty high up on my Top 10 albums of 2012; an absolute masterpiece that was. So yeah, I was dying to see how this record turned out.  (more…)