Album Review: SYSTEM SLAVE- Beast In Me [Song Stream]

 

 

You guys, I can’t even tell you how much I love finding these insanely good local-level bands. Today’s review is brought to you by System Slave‘s debut album “Beast In Me.” System Slave are an independent hard rock/alternative group out of St. Louis, Missouri. Their members are Stephen Harris on vocals, Mike Messex and Mitch Davis on guitars, Chuck Guzman on drums, and Steven Miller on bass. These guys started in January 2015 and have been building their fan-base and improving ever since. Continue reading

STATE OF THE ART: BeyonDuplication [Song Stream]

*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state.*
This month’s state is Kentucky!


“Hey, it’s heavy f**king metal dude. Damn.” What better way to introduce these guys than a lyric from their own song, “Intro?” BeyonDuplication are a heavy metal group of four from Scottsville, Kentucky. Zack Paul (vox/lead guitar), Josh Harvey (drums), Daniel Parkhurst (Guitar), and Matt Harvey (harsh vox) all knew each other in high school. After a Metallica-based talent show entry, the four enthusiastically created what is now BeyonDuplication.

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A KILLER’S CONFESSION SET TO EMBARK ON A VERY KILLER CHRISTMAS TOUR

A Killer’s Confession, the band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis is gearing up to embark on winter tour branded “A Very Killer Christmas Tour”. Joining A Killer’s Confession on the trek will be Awake At Last and You Are A Toy.

In addition to the upcoming tour, A Killer’s Confession has just released two brand new songs entitles “I Wish” and “Angels On The Outside” via their own label AKC GLOBAL. Both songs were produced and recorded by Sahaj Ticotin. The lyric video for “Angel On The Outside” can be viewed here.

A Killer’s Confession released its debut album “Unbroken”April 28th via EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

“Unbroken” was produced by Reavis and the song “A Killer’s Confession” features Korn guitarist Brian “Head”Welch.

A Killer’s Confession consists of Waylon Reavis (vocals),Jon Dale (drums), JP Cross (bass) and Matt Trumpy(guitar).

Reavis was co-vocalist for Mushroomhead from 2004 to 2015, and appears on the albums Savior Sorrow (2006), Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (2010), and The Righteous & The Butterfly (2014), as well as other projects including Tenafly Viper, which also featured former Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca.

A Very Killer Christmas Tour Dates:

12-16-17 in Providence, RI at Fete Music Hall
12-17-17 in Brooklyn, NY at The Kingsland
12-20-17 in Fayetteville, NC at The Drunk Horse Pub
12-21-17 in Knoxville, TN at Open Chord
12-22-17 in Akron, OH at The Empire
12-23-17 in Columbus, OH at Alrosa Villa

-Chayotix

 

Robb Rivera of NONPOINT “If You Don’t Leave The Stage Sweating And Bloody, You Haven’t Done Your Job”

Photo Credit: Brenda Daniels

 

This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Joshua Toomey brought Robb Rivera of Nonpoint back on for a third time.  The two talked about Nonpoint‘s plans for the upcoming year and whether or not there’d be any shows or tours coming up.  Robb also shares his reactions to Nonpoint’s The Poison Red album.

Josh also pulled Robb’s opinions on nu metal and we listened to his song picks and stories from the bands (Hed) peStuck MojoDownsetOrange 9mmDeftones, and Snot. Robb informs us he credits Snot with changing Nonpoint‘s on stage performance stating “If you don’t leave the stage sweating and bloody, you haven’t done your job.”

Check out everything Robb has to say and all things Talk Toomey here!

 

POP EVIL Announce Additional 2018 Tour Dates

POP EVIL have added dates to their Music Over Words Tour, which will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, POP EVIL are confirmed for festival dates Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th.

Added tour dates on the Music Over Words Tour include stops in Des Moines (2/18) Omaha (2/20), Louisville (3/30), Chicago (4/5) and Columbus (4/7). The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th. Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday at www.popevilvip.com. PALAYE ROYALE and label-mates BLACK MAP will serve as support on all dates. Continue reading

HOGAN’S GOAT Release Video For ‘Annie Off The Rails’ [Song Stream]

Nashville based rock band Hogan’s Goat has released the Official Music Video for their single “Annie Off The Rails”. Originally premiered on Huffington Post, “Annie Off The Rails” is off of Hogan’s Goat’s self titled, debut album.

 

Hogan’s Goat tracks mud on your clean carpet. Located in Nashville, TN the band slithers in the swamps of Rock N’ Roll/Metal. A shotgun blast away from the big leagues, HG released their debut album in July of 2017. The band received 20+ reviews, all with high marks. With sites likening them to Guns N’ Roses, Mastodon, Red Fang, and Clutch, the band has the utensils necessary to stir the cauldron. Hogan’s Goat is bound to “usher in a new era of music.” [Kenny Larson, The Gauntlet]

-Chayotix

Album Review: HONEYBOMBS ‘Wet Girls And Other Funny Tales’ [Track Stream & Download]

 

“Let’s do the Time Warp again!” You don’t even know how much I love stumbling on these new bands that sound like they’re from a generation I really wish I hadn’t missed. HoneyBombs sound like a mix of all of the best 80’s hair metal bands and it’s the reason I enjoyed listening to their album straight away.

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MOTHER FEATHER Launches Video For “Egyptology”; Track To Be Featured on ‘Shameless’

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King ), which can be viewed here.

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State Of The Art: New Jersey’s EXOVOID! [SONG STREAM]

*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state*
This month’s state is New Jersey!
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Make way for the moshpit-inducing, high-speed and wicked intense death metal band, ExoVoid! Previously known by their fans as Asphyxiating, ExoVoid are a technical death metal/prog band from Trenton, New Jersey.

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