Review: DEATH TRIP ‘Professional Asshole’ [Stream]

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I hope this isn’t the first you’ve heard of Death Trip. If it is, let me tell you now I’m highly disappointed in you. Death Trip is from the Big Stone Gap, Virginia area of the Appalachian Mountains and while the area may be rural their music certainly echos outside of the hills of Southeastern Virginia. Their first release was 2013’s ‘Distracted’, followed by the sophomore effort ‘So Far, No Good’ in 2015. The band of course wastes no time and now have released their new record, ‘Professional Asshole’, on October 29th. The album is 13 delicious tracks of brutal punk with a side order of hardcore. They meld these styles so well that it is hard to decipher where one ends and the other begins. The style in which they play music seems a bit chaotic at times but that chaos has developed into a finally wrapped gift when it’s fully unveiled to their fans. Continue reading

UPON A BURNING BODY Premiere Video For “B.M.F.”

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Upon A Burning Body recently released their album ‘Straight From The Barrio’ on October 25th. Their 4th record on Sumerian Records. The Texas deathcore band is trying to achieve the same accomplishments as their sophomore record ‘Red. White. Green.’,  which debuted at No. 105 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. The band has now released their 2nd video from the new album. The previous video was for “Already Broken”, released about 3 weeks ago and showcased an amazing chorus and some Latin flare. Now the band has released a 2nd video for the track “B.M.F.” The song is pure aggression and includes an amazing Fresh Prince Of Bel Air theme throughout the video. Pick up your copy of ‘Straight From The Barrio’ today. Continue reading

Review: DOOMED ‘Anna’ [Stream]

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Doomed is a one man army conjuring up amazing doom from Germany. Pierre Laube is the man that does it all. Instruments, concepts, vocals, artwork and production he is fully in charge of his art and it knows no boundaries. The band was formed in 2011 and have 4 albums released thus far. The most recent album marks their 5th album which released September 26, 2016 titled ‘Anna’via Solitude Productions. The new release ‘Anna’ is a concept album about the repercussions of war and the album is full of those haunting, emotive moments without straying away from the solid death/doom music that they’re known for. The album features guest appearances from members of Hail Of Bullets, The 11th Hour, Camel Of Doom and others. Continue reading

STONECUTTERS Announce Northeast Tour!

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Louisville, Kentucky’s STONECUTTERS has announced their upcoming December tour through the Northeast. The tour begins December 1st in Dayton, Ohio and runs through December 10th in Huntington, West Virginia. The band is touring in support of their 4th album ‘Blood Moon’. That album was one of the best metal albums of 2015 (Read Review here.). If you haven’t had a chance to experience Stonecutters live then I suggest you get your ass out there and do so on this tour.

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AFI Announce ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’; Release 2 New Songs!

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AFI have been involved in a mysterious build up over the past couple weeks releasing minor tidbits of information and unveiling a portion of a song backwards on Spotify. They have now revealed they are set to release their 10th studio album titled ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’. The album is set to hit stores January 20th and will be the follow up to their 2013 album ‘Burials’. This will also mark the band’s first release on Concord Records. The new effort was recorded at Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles and was produced by guitarist Jade Puget with the renowned Matt Hyde (Slayer, ASG, Parkway Drive, Monster Magnet) joining in co-production. Matt is renowned in the metal world, and we only expect great things since he’s involved. Continue reading

CROWBAR Announce Co-Headining Tour With GOATWHORE!

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Riff lords Crowbar have announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors Goatwhore, capping off the calendar year with style. “This upcoming tour is one that we’re all looking forward to!,” says Kirk Windstein. “These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here’s your early Christmas present!” Crowbar is touring in support of their upcoming album ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ which releases October 28th via eOne Music. This album is following up one of Crowbar’s most successful records to date. ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ will be the follow up to the highly buzzed about ‘Symmetry in Black’. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011’s ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’. We recently reviewed the bands new album (read here) and we are sure the album will be well received by everyone. Our hopes on this tour, which we wouldn’t miss is that Sammy gets on stage and at least plays one song with Crowbar. Continue reading

WALKING CORPSE SYNDROME Release “Static Illusion” Lyric Video & Announce Tour!

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Walking Corpse Syndrome released one of the best albums of 2015. That album ‘Human Delusion’ also made our best of list for last year as well. The Missoula, Montana band that is all about the heaviness is about to embark on a headlining tour. The Predator Tour will kick off in Boise, Idaho on October 28th and run through November 12th when they play in Billings, Montana. After playing 11 consecutive dates the band will take some time off then play a show in their hometown on December 9th. Continue reading

Maeth Continues To Astound With “Shrouded Mountain”

Maeth is:

David Ports – Green to White Technician

Boone Ipstenu Shaman

Jay Schwartz Meat Puncher

Sam Tygiel Airbender

Steve Bergquist Party Master

The Haint” – मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय (Hindu prayer for peace)

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release: October 28, 2016

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Review: MoE ‘Examination Of The Eye Of A Horse’ [Stream]

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MoE are a band that truly sets themselves apart from anyone else in the music world. Hailing from Norway MoE mixes their minimalist compositions with an alternative experimental approach. Their sound often comes off as noisy punk influenced rock but they do not want it to be confused with metal. Not wanting their music to be confused with metal displays the confidence they have in their unique sound. The band formed in 2008 and has 4 releases thus far. MoE recently released their album ‘Examination Of The Eye Of A Horse’ on October 14th via Conrad Sound. The album was co-produced by co-produced by Jorgen Traeen. MoE creates a sound that will not conform to a genre. Continue reading

Coalition Serves Up Prog Perfection With “Bridge Across Time”

Coalition is:

Steve Gresswell – songwriter, keyboards, drums, bass

Blake Carpenter – lyrics, vocals

Colin Tench – guitars

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Bridge Across Time: October 7, 2016

From Reading in the UK comes the brilliant, recent release of Bridge Across Time from the Prog Rock trio called Coalition. This album has been a long time coming and has been well worth the wait since their 2011 release of In Search of Forever.

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