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METH Cranks Out New Aggressive Single “Inbred” [Song Stream]

Chicago bred aurally curious outfit Meth have come out with a brand new single called “Inbred” for their new album, ‘Mother Of Red Light.’ Seriously, these guys are best described as if Limp Bizkit, Orgy and Clutch got together backstage and had an illegitimate baby. And I never knew I’d like that combination so much. Continue reading

MEMORIAM Guitarist Founds New Project, AS THE WORLD DIES [Video Teaser]

Scott Fairfax, of Memoriam (English death metal, signed to Nuclear Blast Records) fame, has been churning out a record for his new project, As the World Dies. Chris McGrath, a lifelong friend of Fairfax, will be behind the kit. McGrath has been involved with Ashen Crown (another English death metal outfit) and has also helped out Memoriam as their drummer for one live show. On bass guitar is Phil Milman (also from Ashen Crown), and second guitarist is Topher O’Meagher, from English metal band Gehtika. On vocals is former The Face of Ruin singer, Alex Mumford. Continue reading

Monster Outbreak Tour Feat. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Beaches Announces Dates!

Launched in 2011, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour showcases the biggest new names in music each year amidst their culture-impacting, breakthrough moment. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is the largest national touring in the club & theater space, recognized as the ultimate tastemaker in the live arena, and currently consists of five annual music tours (Hip Hop, EDM, Rock, Country, College) and one annual comedy tour. The tour finds bands on the verge of becoming headlining breakthrough artists and gives them that extra push. Notable alumni of the Outbreak tour have been Post Malone, 21 Savage, Kane Brown, Mike Shinoda, and Asking Alexandria. Continue reading

KHEMMIS & CLOAK Kick Off North American Desolation Tour!

Khemmis, a stoner metal act hailing from Denver, whom have been tearing up stages since 2012, are on tour with the three piece doom metal act Cloak from Georgia.

 

Khemmis have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. Their album ‘Desolation,’ came out in the US via 20 Buck Spin and Nuclear Blast in Europe, so the difference now is they’re a Nuclear Blast band, globally. Their second studio album ‘Hunted’ was named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best albums in 2016, and has been consistently ranked in the metal world as one of the best albums to come out in the past few years. Continue reading

Review: ROADSAW – ‘Tinnitus The Night’ [Album Stream]

The stoner rock trio known as Roadsaw formed in 1995, in my native Boston, Massachusetts. Their style is described as a strange trip through the British electric blues, down into the Southern Rock swamps and West through the heart of California’s psychedelic desert. Roadsaw recently delivered a highly anticipated album after 8 years on an “indefinite hiatus,” ‘Tinnitus The Night,’ was released just last month via Ripple Music. Prior to that the band had released 5 full length albums the most recent of which was their self titled release in 2011. ‘Tinnitus’ was produced by world renowned producer Benny Grotto (Aerosmith, Ben Folds, Dresden Dolls, Weird Al Yankovic) at his co-owned Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Massachusetts. Continue reading