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Originally, from Albuquerque, NM but now I live in the Minneapolis area. I love Metal and Hardcore but I can tolerate pretty much anything. Albums I couldn't live without: Any Living Sacrifice album with Bruce on vocals, INXS - Kick, and AC/DC - Back in Black

New Single from Jenny Simmons of Addison Road

New Single from Jenny Simmons of Addison Road

Jenny Simmons of Addison Road is steaming a new single, Heaven Waits for Me, from her upcoming solo album “The Becoming” (February 2013). Yes this is not METAL, but Addison Road has always been a favorite of mine on the CCM side.

Inhale Exhale Announce Album Release Date

Cleveland post-hardcore rockers INHALE EXHALE are pleased to announce an October 9th release date for Movement, their anticipated fourth album and first with new label Red Cord Records.

Movement marks the band’s first new material since a brief hiatus following the release of 2009’s Bury Me Alive. It’s an album that finds the tightly knit quartet further perfecting the feral riffs and dynamic anthems they’ve become known for, one that shows the band haven’t “moved” away from their signature sound. Which isn’t to say that Movement sounds rehashed…

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Wolves At the Gate

Interview : Wolves At the Gate

Stephen Cobucci of Wolves At the Gate was kind enough to entertain a few question

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AILD on Free Metal Blade Sampler

AILD on Free Metal Blade Sampler

You can download Through Struggle from AILD for free on the 30 Years of Metal Blade Sampler on Google Play. Obviously, most bands on this would not be covered on this site.

Bruce Fitzhugh Doing Guest Vox On the New Benea Reach Album

Bruce Fitzhugh Doing Guest Vox On the New Benea Reach Album

Living Sacrifice posted on Facebook this morning that Bruce has laid down some guest vox on the new Benea Reach album.  You can hear Bruce on the preview of the second song about 58 seconds in.

Producer – Joel Wanasek

Interview : Producer – Joel Wanasek

Interview with producer Joel Wanasek of JTW Recording Studio

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Righteous Vendetta – John, The Revelator

Music Video : Righteous Vendetta – John, The Revelator

Here is the official music video for “John, The Revelator” by Righteous Vendetta. Their latest album, Lawless, is available now.

Becoming the Archetype – Celestial Progression
Man Versus Malice Release New Single

Man Versus Malice Release New Single

Arkansas metal/hxc band Man Versus Malice have released a new single, Suits & Tithes. You can buy the single on iTunes and AmazonMP3. They also released an EP last November titled Devices of Men that’s a decent addition to your music library.

NEEDTOBREATHE – Keep Your Eyes Open

Music Video : NEEDTOBREATHE – Keep Your Eyes Open

NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their video for Keep Your Eyes Open on MTV/VH1. This song is on their latest release The Reckoning (released Sept 2011).

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Every Knee Shall Bow EP Available Now

Every Knee Shall Bow EP Available Now

Every Knee Shall Bow’s new EP, Weary Warrior, is available through CDbaby or other digital stores now. The EP was mixed by Rocky Gray of Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Machina, etc… Check out the band bio below.

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Demon Hunter Remix Contest

Demon Hunter Remix Contest

Mammoth metal-ers DEMON HUNTER offered fans a first taste of what is to come on their highly anticipated new album True Defiance when they dropped the blistering track “Someone To Hate.” Now, the hard-hitting mainstays are offering fans a unique opportunity to put their own spin on the song via a Remix Contest hosted by premier online music creation site Indaba Music.

Indaba’s 650,000-strong community of musicians can now download the individual vocal, guitar, bass, drum, synth, and other tracks that make up “Someone…

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Oh, Sleeper iPhone/iPod Touch Game Coming…

Oh, Sleeper iPhone/iPod Touch Game Coming…

Solid State Records and OH, SLEEPER are excited to announce “Stand Your Ground”, a full-fledged and immersive game for iPhone and iPod Touch, coming to the App Store March 20th.
The side-scrolling arcade-style game focuses on the character of Gage Ryan, a warrior dispatched to lead an army against the forces of savage darkness in a barren post-apocalyptic Earth. Players will fight through multiple levels of challenging enemy forces and strongholds, earning resources along the way which can be used to summon allie…

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Lybecker – Shipwreck

Music Video : Lybecker – Shipwreck

Checkout Lybecker’s video for Shipwreck off their latest EP Life Love & The Inbetween.

MyChildren MyBride – Dreamcatchers

Music Video : MyChildren MyBride – Dreamcatchers

MCMB have just posted a lyric video to the song Dreamcatchers off their upcoming self-titled album.  Thoughts?

To Speak of Wolves Album Update

Solid State Records is pleased to announce the release of TO SPEAK OF WOLVES second full-length album, Find Your Worth, Come Home, available online and in stores everywhere May 22.

The band’s first album with dynamic new frontman Gage Speas, Find Your Worth, Come Home sees the revitalized lineup reaching into darker, heavier and faster territory. It’s an album of rediscovery, and an album that freshly stamps what TO SPEAK OF WOLVES is about, from the title on down.

“The title is about we’ve been doing…

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Project Sacrifice/Living 86???

Project Sacrifice/Living 86???

According to ThePrP.com:

Living Sacrifice‘s Bruce Fitzhugh was recently in the studio to lay down some guest vocals onProject 86‘s upcoming album. Project 86have been tracking the album in Nashville, TN as of late with a release later this year planned. This is a photo of Bruce and Andrew in the studio.

I’m hoping this is just a warm up for a 2012 Living Sacrifice album!

As I Lay Dying Update and Video

As I Lay Dying Update and Video

As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of their tenth anniversary as a band, with an extremely successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US. While on the tour, the band captured live footage from several shows. The footage was edited by the band’s own Nick Hipa into what has become the band’s next video: Paralyzed. The video encapsulates As I Lay Dying in a special moment in time; their tenth anniversary tour in front of sold-out crowd…

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Learn to Play Guitar from Our Own Seth Hecox

Learn to Play Guitar from Our Own Seth Hecox

From Seth:

I’ve been writing folk songs with my good friend and ex-Anchors bandmate Brandon Michael Williams.  We have 10 songs that we think are the bee’s knees and we’re really proud of them and we want you to hear them.  For you to hear them, though, we need to record them well, get the recordings mixed and mastered, then we have to get artwork done and send the files off to print CDs.  Then we have to mail you the…

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Rottweiler Records Signs Final Surrender

Rottweiler Records Signs Final Surrender

Rottweiler Records has signed the progressive/metalcore band from India, Final Surrender. Formed in December 2010,the members of Final Surrender quickly set into its genre of Progressive Metal-core, something very new to the Indian metal scene. There is no mention of when they will release their label debut.…

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Believer Writing New Album

Believer Writing New Album

Legendary technical metal act, Believer, are currently in the process of writing their fifth album. It’s their third for Metal Blade Records and the follow up to 2011′s Transhuman, which was heavily spun on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and received stellar reviews in print and online. Believer also performed at last year’s New England Metal and Hardcore fest. Since then, the band has been writing new material.

Founding member Kurt Bachman elaborates; “As we begin the writing process, I feel that this will be the

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MyChildren MyBride Album Teaser

MyChildren MyBride Album Teaser

MCMB have released a youtube album teaser for their 3rd Solid State release. The album is self-titled and will be available on March 13th. Who is stoked for this album?

Checkout: Man Versus Malice

Checkout: Man Versus Malice

Metal/hxc fans check out Arkansas’ Man Versus Malice. They have a 6 song EP available at iTunes, AmazonMP3, and at their shows. I’ve found the the couple songs I listened to enjoyable.

The Sounds of Earth on eBay

The Sounds of Earth on eBay

I just noticed Hands posted that their are two copies of The Sounds of Earth of Oort Records available on eBay. This album is extremely rare in physical form, and I’m not even sure you can get a digital copy anywhere either. You can read Brandon’s interview with Shane from January 2011 and find out why it is so rare. I was fortunate to get a CD when it was first released. Any of you Hand…

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Check Out: When Bears Attack! (Free EP Download)

Check Out: When Bears Attack! (Free EP Download)

Check out southern Illinois hardcore/metalcore band When Bears Attack! You can download their EP, Elisha, on bandcamp.com for free. The band’s name comes from the story of “Elisha and the Two Bears”(2nd Kings 2:23-25).

Thorough Living Sacrifice Discography Discussion (Bruce F. Years)

Thorough Living Sacrifice Discography Discussion (Bruce F. Years)

Well it’s a new year, and along with it come high hopes for a new Living Sacrifice release, and there are a few signs that this may be the year.

1. December tweets from LS members said they were planning the next album
2. They mentioned in early 2011 they hoped to put a new album out in 2011
3. I have been praying relentlessly for a new album in 2012

A good friend of mine, and long-time IVM member/poster, Matthew C.…

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ForChristSake Signs With Roxx Productions

ForChristSake Signs With Roxx Productions

Northern Ireland thrash metallers ForChristSake have signed to Roxx Productions.

Roxx specializes in Christian rock and metal bands. FCS bassist Mark Payne said: “We are keen to work with Roxx because of their experience in this genre and we are delighted to be working with Bill Roxx on our debut album.”

“Apocalyptic Visions of Divine Terror,” is expected to release in the first half of 2012, and will be the follow up to their self-released EP, “Death Is But A…

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New Director of A&R at Tooth & Nail/BEC

New Director of A&R at Tooth & Nail/BEC

I got this news yesterday and found it pretty interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever received music news about a new Director of A&R.
SEATTLE, WA – January 04, 2012 -Tooth & Nail Records/BEC Recordings proudly announces Conor Farley as the new Director of A&R.  This role will involve scouting for new artists and developing the current and emerging roster.
“We are thrilled to add Conor to the T&N and BEC family,” shares Brandon Ebel, President Tooth & Nail Records / BEC…

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New Demon Hunter Guitarist & Other Tid Bits

New Demon Hunter Guitarist & Other Tid Bits

Demon Hunter has announced their blog their new guitarist, Jeremiah Scott (The Showdown, Living Sacrifice producer, and other established projects). Their blog post has tons of other tid bits about their new album and upcoming shows.

Soul Embraced Needs Your Help

Soul Embraced Needs Your Help

Soul Embraced needs your help to record their new album, Mythos. The kicstarter project ends on January 8th. They have some pretty sweet packages if you donate. I normally hate kickstarter projects; however, after really taking look at what they really are, I have no problem with them. They’re essentially a pre-order.

Becoming the Archetype

Interview : Becoming the Archetype

Becoming the Archetype guitarist Seth Hecox took some time to talk about their band member changes, and the new Christmas single, Oh Holy Night.

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Serianna

Interview : Serianna

Meet Bullet Tooth Records’ newest metalcore band, Serianna.

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Daniel McCartney of Gideon (guitar) & Kaedyn Entertainment

Interview : Daniel McCartney of Gideon (guitar) & Kaedyn Entertainment

Daniel McCartney of Gideon shares a little bit about his management and booking company.

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Thousand Foot Krutch – Live At the Masquerade
Texas In July – One Reality

Review : Texas In July – One Reality

Texas in July know how to bring it HEAVY

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Hope for the Dying – Dissimulation

Review : Hope for the Dying – Dissimulation

Hope for the Dying is back kickin’ it old school.

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Don Clark of Invisible Creature

Interview : Don Clark of Invisible Creature

Meet Don Clark of Invisible Creature and former guitarist of Demon Hunter

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The Color Morale – My Devil In Your Eyes

Review : The Color Morale – My Devil In Your Eyes

With the release of My Devil In Your Eyes, The Color Morale show that they are more than a one and done band.

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Onward to Olympas – The War Within Us

Review : Onward to Olympas – The War Within Us

Onward to Olympas hits back hard with their 2nd Facedown album

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Gnashing of Teeth – Walking the Appian Way

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