Exclusive: THORNE Release Track from upcoming album ‘Laudate Reverentia’ [Streaming]

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Thorne has emerged from the dark coal dusted hills of Southwest Virginia with their debut full length titled ‘Laudate Reverentia’. The band is the brain child of Josh Thorne who essentially is the one man band that is Thorne. The upcoming album will be released May 17th and will also be streaming via Bandcamp upon it’s release as well. The album was recorded, engineered and mixed by: Mike Stephenson at Sonic Designs Studios in Bristol, Tennessee. We are fortunate enough to exclusively stream the first track from the album here. Continue reading

UNDER PIKE SKIES Featured On EKB’s Mountain Music! [Video]

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Under Pike Skies hails from the heart of Eastern Kentucky. The band is comprised of 5 individuals with very diverse musical influences. Their sound can’t really be put into any single genre. The band has various acoustic songs that have really become fan favorites, but they also electrify things with some melt your face off metal as well. The way that the bands songs vary in sound so drastically makes their music all that much more appealing. You will never hear two songs that sound alike from these guys. Singer Brandon Leslie has this gravely voice that is different than anything else you may have heard recently. His vocals are rough yet pleasing to the ear. Backing vocals are sang by drummer and sometimes mandolin player Anthony Sturgill. His vocals are the opposite to Brandon’s, but they play off one another in perfect harmony. Bassist Tyler Coleman creates these thundering bass lines to contrast with the guitars and helps keep the tempo of the songs on track. The band is jam packed with talent as guitar players Cody Compton and Sean Lindsey are constantly picking away and even breaking out acoustic solos that will blow your mind. The song writing talent of the band is also a major contributor to their success thus far. Living in this area of the Appalachian Mountains has only fed their souls the motivation to sing their way out of the mountains and to a town near you. The band was recently showcased on Eastern Kentucky Broadcasting’s Mountain Music segment where the band played part of their song “Change” and talked briefly about the inspiration of the song. If you have yet to hear Under Pike Skies I urge you to check them out. Their next show is May 21st at 10pm in Elkhorn City, Kentucky at The Apple Blossom Festival.

(We would also like to thank Sean for sporting his Metal Nexus as well)

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Nonpoint Release New Song “Generation Idiot” [Streaming]

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Nonpoint have released the first track off their upcoming album ‘The Poison Red’ due out on July 8th on Spinefarm Records. The album is the follow up to 2014 release The Return. Nonpoint have been taking the stage and dominanting crowds since 1997, the same year their debut “Separate Yourself” was released. The new track “Generation Idiot” is 100% pure Nonpoint through and through, and today (5/14) the band is recording a video for this track as well. Make sure to pre-order the new album here. Continue reading

Former Faith No More Vocalist Chuck Mosley Announces Summer Release & Tour

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Former Faith No More/Bad Brains vocalist Chuck Mosley has signed a deal with THC : MUSIC who will be releasing the ‘Chuck Mosley (And The VUA) LP Demos For Sale’ in July through EMP LABEL GROUP/eOne in North America. ‘Demos’ is a compilation of demos and early mixes from 2009’s ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food’ that the band compiled as a better representation of their initial vision for the songs. Mosley has said, Continue reading

Katatonia Release Lyric Video From Upcoming Album ‘The Fall of Hearts’

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We finally get a taste of Katatonia’s upcoming album ‘The Fall of Hearts’ which is being released via Peaceville on May 20th. The song “Serein” is now out in lyric video form. The song is more of what Katatonia has been doing for years. Emotional lyrics, beautiful heavy music, and it’s all driven home with a great group of musicians. I’m sure the melodic metal will be another hit just like their previous releases. Jonas Renkse has one of the most emotionally charged melodic voices in metal today. You can feel the passion in his voice as he sings. The ‘Fall of Hearts’, the official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed ‘Dead End Kings’, was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Katatonia’s Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. Continue reading

The Acacia Strain Announce Dates for the “Common Vision Tour”

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The Acacia Strain will celebrate ten years since the release of the band’s third studio album ‘The Dead Walk,’ with the summer headline ‘Common Vision Tour’ that kicks off July 7th in Massachusetts. Supporting bands are Oceano, Knocked Loose, Culture Killer and To The Wind. The band will be throwing in some older songs into the mix in regards to their set list and they will also have some throwback merch that may only be available on this tour. VIP tickets are available here and general admission tickets go on sale this coming Friday  5/6.  Continue reading

Flaw Announce Release Date of New Album ‘Divided We Fall’

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Flaw has been back together for a few years now and touring all over the country. Three of the bands core member remain in the band. Vocalist Chris Volz, Guitarist Jay Daunt, and Ryan Jurhs have an amazing chemistry together that is seen and heard in their music. Drummer Corey Sturgill was a great addition to the band and he has helped add another dimension to the band, and he is an entertaining drummer to watch. The band has released one new single in the past year titled “Bleed Red” which dominated air play on Sirius XM Octane when it was released to them exclusively. This song shows the band can still put out emotionally driven heavy music that touches a nerve with any listener. The band last release major release was “Endangered Species” back in 2006. Flaw has a loyal fan base that has been craving new music for quite sometime and they just got the news they have been waiting for. We spoke to the band back in October at the Louder Than Life festival about the new album and their timeline to release it. The band signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and have no announced a date for the release of their new album Divided We Fall. Continue reading

VALIENT THORR Announces “15 Years on Earth Tour”

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Valient Thorr are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). In support of the new album Valient Thorr will be hitting the road in North American on the “15 Years on Earth Tour”. Joining them on the road will be Pears, Black Wizard and label-mates Hammer Fight. The tour kicks off May 25th in Asheville, NC and runs through July 13th in Baltimore, MD. Lead vocalist Valient Himself even has a few words for you: Continue reading

Members of SpiralArms Form New Band!

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Recently we released the news that the Bay Area rockers SpiralArms had called it quits after being formed for 12 years. The band was led by vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci (Systematic, White Witch Canyon) who has now moved on to form another band along with SpiralArms bassist Chris ‘Cornbread’ Lombardo. The two have an amazing chemistry together and are also band mates in a ZZ Top tribute band called Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers. Cornbread made this announcement via Facebook: “OK kids! Here it is! Stick a fork in Spiralarms, Cause it’s done! But no tears shall be shed, for it is a happy day! Have no fear, The Watchers are here!!” Continue reading

Armored Saint Announce West Coast Co-Headlining Tour With Metal Church

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It’s only a few months away until the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this summer! Before they head abroad to conquer stages the band will first tour the U.S. with another iconic band Metal Church for a special west coast trek. Armored Saint’s Joey Vera (bass) comments: “We’re super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!” Continue reading