The insanely talented metal(core) band, War Of Ages, returns with their politically charged new anthem titled “Cut Throat”. The song and it’s lyrics are basically an answer to all the movements on both sides that incite violence and hatred without offering any clear direction. It’s a hopeful call to arms in a biblical sense and doesn’t hold back lyrically. This is a band that has always stood for what is good and right and clearly points people towards a biblical worldview without being ashamed. Bold and unafraid, ready to share in love and out of a love that comes from a relationship with our savior Jesus Christ. Musically it’s heavy hitting, explosive and abrasive metalcore with a message the world definitely needs right now. This my friends is “Cut Throat”. Continued →
October 17, 2017
October 6, 2017
I’ve been pleasantly surprised that “Machaira” has been as well received as it has. It’s a bit slower in tempo than what we’ve released to date. Not that I’m complaining though… I appreciate Indie Vision Music for premiering this lyric video. It’s been my favorite one. There is a subtle, yet powerful imagery to it. Hopefully, the viewer will dig a bit deeper into the song meaning. 2017 has been an exciting year for XIII Minutes. It’s great to release our newest Digital 45. We hope that our listeners continue to stay tuned for future music – Jamie Kucinski (XIII Minutes) Continued →
October 5, 2017
We Bear the Scars is a new 18-song hard music compilation in the spirit of the old school Tooth & Nail / Solid State comps.
These artists have donated all of the songs for this project to show their support for Timothy Henderson, drummer for Warlord, Mr. Bishops Fist and Catechumen. He has fibromyalgia & several other health issues that have put his family in great financial need over the last 11 years. Read below for the full tracklisting and listen to a song. Make sure to visit the site here to learn more. Continued →
October 3, 2017
September 29, 2017
YES! Finally! Trenches, the sludge metalcore project of Jimmy Ryan (Haste the Day), has announced that the recording of their sophomore release, Reckoner, is back on track! Trenches has been an on-and-off project of Ryan’s, when at their height, they were signed to Solid State Records and released an album, The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole, through the label. Continued →
September 28, 2017
Check out this pretty sweet vocal cover of Underoath’s classic hit “A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black and White” done by Ryan Kirby of the band Fit For A King. Vocal cover video can be found below. If you like what you hear and want more of it then consider being a Patreon contributor right here. Thanks to Josh Murphy for the awesome news tip! Continued →
September 20, 2017
Just what is Phinehas up to? Click the video below for a teaser that’ll leave you scratching your heads. If you missed the previous news about the band, they have indeed signed with Solid State Records and will be recording/releasing an album sometime in 2018 (My guess). Hint: If you click the links in this article you might end up on a page with countdown timer. Continued →
September 15, 2017
September 10, 2017
Yep, the list you’ve all been waiting for (not really) is finally here. Feel free to offer up some laughs and critical remarks for the music I listened to the most 20 years ago. You’ll notice a heavy T&N presence and I just couldn’t help myself. There were a lot of albums and releases I found myself spinning back then and still getting plays today. I think that’s where this list falls in place, it’s the albums that had the longest lasting impact with me and had a catchy sound that I just couldn’t get enough of. I ride more on the commercial, melodic side of the market rather than all that arty ear splitting noise rock ;) I created a special Spotify play list that you can find near the end of the article. Some of these titles are out of print and only available in YouTube form so enjoy those unheard hits within the article. Remember kids, “some” of these releases may not have the best language so if you get queasy at the thought of dirty words from the general market (do we still use the word ‘secular’?) bands, you may want to skip those parts. So check out my faves below and don’t forget to check out “The Best of 2007” list which can be found here. Hop in your time machine and let’s get ready to party like its 1997! Continued →
September 9, 2017
August 24, 2017
Metalcore act, MyChildren MyBride has finally announced the release date of their new release. The band recorded their album over the last year, with the lineup of Vocalist Matthew Hastings and Guitarist Robert Bloomfield. Yesterday the band posted a photo of their logo with a release date of August 25, 2017 and the caption of “the wait is over”. Continued →
August 22, 2017
The hard rock/indie label known as Raging Storm Records has resurfaced after their hiatus. And they have now signed their first band! BoughtXBlood is a metalcore band from Virginia, and have released an album and an EP, independently. BoughtXBlood are about to play show soon with big names like P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm and Fire From The Gods, if that tells you anything. Continued →
August 18, 2017
You’d be surprised how many bands go unnoticed.
August 4, 2017
August 1, 2017
You have to check out this music video from Indiana based metalcore band, From These Ruins. The song is called “Slave To Nothing” and appears on the band’s recent album “Advocate of the Unwanted”. Their sound would please fans across the metal board and have a very diverse sound. If you’re into groups like Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Demon Hunter, Sleeping Giant, and even Sevendust, you’ll find something appreciate in their music.
July 30, 2017
July 27, 2017
Metalcore act August Burns Red have released their debut single off of their new upcoming album, Phantom Anthem, titled “Invisible Enemy”. The band has released a music video for it, made with puppets of all things. The album is slated to be released through Fearless Records on October 6, 2017. The track listing is:
- King of Sorrow
- Hero of the Half Truth
- The Frost
- Invisible Enemy
- Carbon Copy
July 25, 2017
July 10, 2017
I’m shifting the focus in a heavier direction with this “Introducing” feature. You all need to check out the music of the new metalcore band called Five Year Winter out of the great state of PA. They just released their debut ep titled “God’s Last Gift” which you can take a listen to below. Fans of Living Sacrifice, ZAO, Unearth, Meshuggah, Bleeding Through, will find something to love about this new band. The ep is available in digital and on CD here.
July 4, 2017
July 3, 2017
June 30, 2017
Steadfast Records has returned and with that comeback is the announcement that the first 2 releases by ZAO (before they signed with Solid State) have been re-released. That’s right kiddos, get “All Else Failed” (original version), and the ZAO/Outcast “Split” on all digital networks. Listen on Spotify below. Steadfast Records was the work of Matt Traxler, a member of legendary groups like Six Feet Deep, and Brandtson before those amazing bands broke up. My hope is for a Brandtson reunion. Can’t wait for the “Radiowaves and Other Gibberish” Compilation to get the re-release treatment
June 26, 2017
June 16, 2017
After a year of releasing an amazing album, Fit For A King finally released a music video for their title track of the album Deathgrip. The track is one of the first I heard, and after hearing it, I fell in love with the album. Check the track out below.
June 6, 2017
May 30, 2017
Read this review of Spirit and the Bride’s new album , “Dry Bones”
May 24, 2017
Earth Groans are a heat-seeking band to keep your eye on.
May 18, 2017
Memphis May Fire released a new music video for their album, This Light I Hold. The song is called “Sever The Ties”. It brings the heaviness, but also some poppy metalcore singing, which is pretty good. Check out the song below.