It’s been a very quiet handful of years for the North Carolina metal act “To Speak Of Wolves”. After releasing the thunderous “Find Your Worth, Come Home,” they vanished from the music scene with little having to say about it. Four years later, they’ve come back from the dead releasing an EP and a relentless touring schedule. Continued →
November 10, 2016
Grayson, Kentucky’s own chaotic hardcore outfit has decided to reunite recently. Along with the reunion, we’re sure to see more shows (like this one) and new music to follow. Check them out on Facebook for updates. Fans of The Chariot, Botch, Norma Jean, and Rival Choir will definitely enjoy their sound. Continued →
November 9, 2016
Facedown Records are teasing or rather unveiling new vinyl pressings of some of their catalog of releases. The picture below appears to show quite a few vinyl releases with 3 revealed so far: Comeback Kid “Turn It Around”, xLookingForwardx “The Path We Tread”, and War of Ages “Arise & Conquer”. What will be next? Are you excited about these pressings? It’ll all be available on November 18th. Speaking of Facedown, what has been your favorite release this year from the label? Some really strong efforts have been released so far: Rival Choir, My Epic, Everything in Slow Motion, Hope for the Dying, Poured Out, Comrades, and soon – Those Who Fear (December 9th). Continued →
An album I’ve been enjoying since it was released back in August is by the band Islander. The album is called “Power Under Control” and it has that Blindside meets POD meets Deftones meets Papa Roach vibe. The album was released by Victory Records back on August 5th (stream on spotify below) and this is a video for the track “Bad Buy” off the album. Continued →
November 8, 2016
November 7, 2016
Theocracy have just released their brand new full length effort, “Ghost Ship” on October 28th through Ulterium Records. This most anticipated new release and 4th album from this Georgia band is sure to win over even the most skeptical of metal fan. Technical, fast, melodic, and full of soaring melodies (and guitar solos). Check out a music video for the title track below. Limited vinyl is available from Ulterium Records and on Amazon.
October 26, 2016
Nothing Left released a blistering debut single “Hands of Death” today. The band is a new project from the Leitru brothers (For Today) with Danon from A Bullet for Pretty Boy on vocals & Alex (Silent Planet) recorded drums. What do you think? Since this was posted on the Nuclear Blast page it’s only assumed that the label will be releasing this band’s debut. Stay tuned for details.
October 23, 2016
October 21, 2016
Facedown Records has unleashed the HEAVY with a new Those Who Fear track titled “Ten Years”. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming full length release “State of Mind”, due out December 9th on Facedown Records. This is HEAVY stuff and I believe most of you hardcore/metal fans will find something to appreciate. Continued →
October 17, 2016
October 16, 2016
June 29, 2015
Formed in 2008, New Hampshire based metal outfit, Ana Sapphira, brings us their debut LP, Edge Walker. Having opened for many national touring acts including War of Ages, Wolves at the Gate, August Burns Red and Impending Doom, the group will mark it’s sixth year of playing together in 2015. Check out the full review here.
April 23, 2015
Indeed, it’s always sad to see a talented band call it quits, but at least they’re going out with a bang. Check out my review of Exiting the Fall’s latest and last release, ‘Bloodline.’
February 26, 2015
February 22, 2015
Following a middling album in “Release the Panic,” veteran rockers RED seek to redeem themselves with “Of Beauty and Rage.” Does this new album prove to be a return to form? Find out here.
February 5, 2015
If you like your music raw, fast and heavy, then look no further. Read on for the review of Judgement X Days’s new debut EP, ‘The Altar’.
January 10, 2015
Despite My Pride has delivered an interesting work, that never really settles into any one particular form, and there is nothing wrong with that. Here’s the full review.
November 29, 2014
November 26, 2014
Strongly proclaiming the Gospel message, metalcore band BoughtXBlood brings us their debut, five song EP “Restoration.” Yes, the metalcore genre is saturated, but lets see if these guys from Lynchburg, Virginia can standout in the crowd.
October 27, 2014
With their debut full length, Type (A) Alert has offered up a diverse, accomplished sounding record. Let’s take a look at their new record “Into Depths, First Light.”
September 10, 2014
September 9, 2014
Sonshine Festival was a huge success, as far as getting to see some amazing groups perform and being able to interview a few bands. Honestly, the crowd was down from a year ago. One of the groups kind enough to chat with me was Those Who Fear, a hardcore outfit on Facedown Records. They were a long way from their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and it showed a little bit in our short interview. I think they must have been driving all night, because they seemed a little tired. That’s alright, I still love them. John Healy and Jacob Wilder share their thoughts on Sonshine, the new album, and fan response. Enjoy! Continued →
August 29, 2014
Anyone can throw some dissonant intervals together and make something that is noisy, but it takes something special to use chaos and noise to create something musical. After listening to UGLYTWIN’s debut full length Oh, The Cost, I think it’s safe to say that they may have that something special. Passionate lyrics, ferocious vocals, dissonant but creative guitar playing, and relentless drumming form the outline for their debut album, and it’s anything but empty.