State Of The Art: Missouri’s THE STROPPERS [Track Stream]

Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, The Stroppers serves you a great combination of blues and garage rock. The two-piece band, consisting of Joel Monroe riffing on guitar and screaming vocals, and Jasmina Bonilla creating the thunder on drums, has recently gone under some major changes: A name change, new image, and rebranding of their debut album. Recently known as Play Pretend, they released their debut album in the spring of 2018 on CD and major streaming sites. The band has been on a rocket ride to success ever since. Continue reading

Review: THE ACCUSED AD – ‘The Ghoul in The Mirror’ [Official Video]

Blaine Cook (also known as The Wizard) is a musical figure who has been around since the 80’s. He started his music career fronting the Seattle based political punk band The Fartz, but he is perhaps best know for his time in Splatter Rock kings The Accused. Founded in 1981, The Accused were one of the most important bands of the time as they were one of the first to bridge the gap between Punk Rock and Thrash Metal which eventually lead to the creation of Crossover. Despite being an influence on everyone from Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, Dead Cross and Municipal Waste, The Accused largely remained underground and underappreciated. Fast forward to 2019 and we no longer have The Accused; but we do have something just as great: The Accused AD! This is a band that features the iconic vocals of Blaine Cook as well as the talents of Alex “Maggotbrain” Sibbald, Steve “The Beast” McVay, and Poison Idea drummer Mickey Widmere! Later this year, The band is scheduled to release a limited edition tape entitled ‘The Ghoul in the Mirror’ via Blackhouse Records Ltd. The album will be produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull! Continue reading

P.O.D. And ALIEN ANT FARM “Full Circle Tour” Hits Europe In 2019

San Diego rock quartet P.O.D. prepare to embark on the European leg of their Full Circle Tour, starting this February 15th, with confirmed dates spanning through March 22nd, 2019, in support of their recently released album ‘Circles’ via Mascot Records. Alternative rock veterans Alien Ant Farm will be joining them along with Atlanta noise punk duo ’68 as special guests. The trek will hit multiple European markets with an extensive run throughout the U.K., including a much-anticipated stop at the renowned O2 Academy Bristol. Grab your tickets here. Continue reading

ENTER SHIKARI, PALAYE ROYALE, & BLACK PEAKS In Bristol, UK [Review + Photo Gallery]

Enter Shikari

Black Peaks

Well, these lads are one of my favorite bands at the moment and another one of the U.K.’s finest right now. I’ve been lucky enough to catch them live a few times at festivals and a few of their own shows throughout the U.K. To see them at a venue like the Bristol o2, and to witness another flawless performance, is proof enough that they are a class act. The band have all the elements to make any fan of heavy music get involved, from their catchy guitar riffs through to amazing solos. Drummer Liam Kearley is just outstanding in my book. Just listen and you can tell from the odd timing beats and the power in the hard-hitting choruses, he’s a drummer to watch. Continue reading

Pat O’Brien May Be Sentenced

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Pat O’Brien May Be Sentenced

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was put under arrest near his house in Florida situated in Northdale. The house was set on fire and the ammunition was exploding inside. The situation happened during the night on the 11th of December. The neighbors spotted the fire rising in the house of Pat O’Brien on Monday evening. Firemen were able to cope with the fire within one hour, however, their work was hampered by exploding ammunition that was inside the house all of the time.

Actual Facts

The police report, done after O’Brien was apprehended, states that he broke into the house and was refusing to leave it even though he wasn’t permitted to be there by the owner and his relatives living there. According to the statement, he took the owner deep into the house, while he himself went to the backyard. Sheriff’s assistants found O’Brien behind the fence near his house, while he threatened them with a knife. In relation to O’Brien, a case has been filed involving the infiltration of someone else’s home, as well as for the aggravated assault on a police officer and the assault of a civilian. You can visit the Online Casino NZ Reviews by OCG in search of some legal and, at the same time, profitable pastime.

The area was sealed off by the firemen and they remained at the site of the fire during the whole night even after its liquidation. The artist broke into his neighbor’s house and knocked her to the floor while his house was on fire and then ammunition exploded. When a policeman appeared at the scene, O’Brien attempted to attack him with a knife but was stopped with a stun gun.

On Wednesday, O’Brien was in the court, and a pledge of 50 thousand dollars was set on him. Afterward, the authorities decided to check him for the presence of narcotic substances in the body. A witness to the incident stated that the musician had hallucinations because he spoke of “ecstasy” and claimed that someone was following him. O’Brien allegedly even tried to hide in a closet in the house, which he broke into.

Conclusion

Pat O’Brien has been playing at Cannibal Corpse since 1997, and he took part in recording six albums. The Cannibal Corpse group was founded in 1988 and has about 12 studio albums in their discography. Cannibal Corpse is considered the most commercially successful death metal band in the world. On Monday, the band announced that they would join SLAYER as part of their farewell tour.

State of the Art – Missouri’s SAVAGELAND [EP Stream]

Hungry and visceral with a hint of southern edge. SavageLand is a beautiful sip of aged bourbon, followed by a punch in the face. Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri they sound more like they are straight from the heart of New Orleans. The band was formed in 2016 and has since released one six song, self-titled EP, with tremendously impressive production value.

Picture groove riffs with guttural stoner vocals. Fans of Crowbar and Corrosion of Conformity meet fans of Baroness and also meet a calloused hard working slide guitar player by a campfire. The EP opens with said slide guitar, and a Mastodon quality riffs. SavageLand crafts these pseudo-stoner anthems with such ease. Down and Pantera influences, too, leak into the blueprints of their songwriting. “Animal Kingdom” has a wiry riff strung through the verses, swelling behind the chorus. The kind of jams to smoke a joint and enjoy a beer to. It’s aggressive but not disruptive.

SavageLand teased the early stages of new material mid 2018, after stating in 2017 they are inactive. Fingers crossed that 2019 will be the year the band gets in gear and releases some new music because this stuff is really something.  

 

A Brand New Supergroup Named IMONOLITH Has Formed And It Just Released Its First Music Video!

A supergroup consisting of Jon Howard, guitarist Brian Waddell & Kai Huppunen, bassist Byron Stroud and drum legend Ryan Van Poederooyen is meant for succes and ”Hollow” proves exactly that!

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Alfonso Civile (Heartsick) Talks About Being Recruited To Sing For ILL NINO!

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As veterans of the scene, Heartsick has been at it since 2000 and toured with such names as HatebreedFear FactoryAll That RemainsEvery Time I Die, and more. Their relentless hard work and equally impressive live show has been earning them an ever-growing fanbase throughout the Midwest and the nation. The group consisting of Alfonso Civile (vocals), Waylon Fox (bass), Jerred Pruneau (guitar), and Justin Robison (drums) have an extensive discography already under their belt that’s definitely worth digging into. To check out more, you can find their music on PandoraQ106 FM(Michigan), and as a featured artist on ReverbNation’s Metal Monday. Continue reading

BREWtally Speaking: Alfonso Civile (HEARTSICK)

Alfonso Civile, vocalist for Heartsick, is the guest on this episode of the BREWtally Speaking Podcast.

Podcast hosts Dan and Jon chat with Alfonso about the news making lineup change with ILL Nino, a band that Alfonso had actually been tapped to replace the bands original lead singer. Continue reading

ENSIFERUM, SEPTICFLESH & ARSIS Unite Fans In Minneapolis! [Review + Photo Gallery]

Ensiferum

The Skyway Theatre welcomed the “Path To Glory Tour” to Minneapolis. Performing were Ensiferum, Septicflesh, and Arsis. I have heard the names before but the night proved to be my initiation into each of these bands. Continue reading