Progressive Tech Metal band Mask Of Judas is based in Chichester in the United Kingdom. The band formed in 2010 and has quickly become a favorite to tech-metal fans both at home and abroad. The band released their debut EP ‘Axis’ in 2014, and followed that up with the release of their full length ‘The Mesmerist’ in May 2018. The band is comprised of Jo Challen on vocals, Sam Bell and Reece Fullwood on guitars, Jof Walsh behind the drums and George Bell laying down the thunder on bass. The way in which vocalist Jo Challen is able to switch back and forth with her harrowingly deep screams and moments later sing in her beautiful melodic tone is simply amazing. Combine her jaw dropping vocal abilities and the technical onslaught of the band and it really shows why Mask Of Judas stands apart from other bands not only in their genre but in metal as a whole. In the past the band has supported Tesseract, Veil of Maya, Periphery, Monuments, and various others over the years. Mask Of Judas also preformed at Tech-Fest which is iconic for the genre and is now preparing for Radar Fest 2019 at Casino Nightclub, in Guildford, United Kingdom on August 2nd – 4th where the band will be performing along side Animals As Leaders, Monuments and others.
To celebrate Record Store Day on the 24th November, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will be releasing ‘The Depression Sessions’ exclusively for the first time on CD. In the winter of 2015, three bands with a common outlook on the world came together to create this collective piece of work – each with their own unique stylistic approach to aggressive music. Those three bands were Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.
Previously only available digitally and on vinyl, the experience can now be yours to own, but hurry! The pressing will be limited to 2,000 copies worldwide! This limited CD (Digipak) edition will be available exclusively at your local indie record stores in the U.S. and Canada! To find your nearest one click here. Continue reading →
In July, we covered Alaska for our State of the Art series, where we discovered a little gem of a band called 3 Kisses and immediately got behind them just prior to their killer release of Angels Bleed Black. Primarily known as a fun, Punk/Alt-Hard Rock band, 3 Kisses has begun a slide into the heavier side of things with this, their latest release. Shortly after our review, we were contacted by this stellar group of musicians and offered a behind-the-scenes, exclusive listen to their upcoming, 2017 album for our thoughts. Damn! Just, freakin’ damn! All stops have been pulled out with this fiery album and is assuredly the most hard hitting and passionate albums to date (they now have nine, kick-ass releases since 2004, so these are big words)! With zero throw-aways, this album rolls the dice with a new direction and proves that 3 Kisses can do anything they damned well please and do it astoundingly well. When we were preparing our list of The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017,3 Kisses simply had to be included based on what we had already heard and asked the band if we could include one of the tracks in our article, which they generously agreed to. So, without further ado, it is with great pleasure that we are able to premiere 3 Kisses“Dead Man’s Hand” off of their upcoming, 2017 album! Enjoy and just wait until you hear the rest of this album! H…O…L…Y… Cow!