State of the Art: Oklahoma’s LOST EMPIRES [Tracks Streaming]

Since 2011, Lost Empires have been fusing together a new breed of metalcore straight out of Oklahoma City, OK. One could say, fantasy metalcore? A healthy blend of sharp and tight traditional riffs with a power metal element, the melody along with the synthesizers. This is really something cool.

The five piece consists of Kilby and Brad on guitars, drummer Jeremy, Luke on bass and Lawrence on vocals. “Death, the Unveiling of Eternity” EP was released in 2016. It’s like God Forbid and Blind Guardian are dating. It’s a fabulously unique metalcore EP. The standout track is undoubtedly “Standing at Death’s Door.” Song structure is interesting, catchy and elaborate. The power metal elements really stand out on this particular track. Some cleans throw in the background really compliment the growls. Another favorite, “Hameln” has the eerie synth magic happening with a really evil and driving riff over top. It’s just a solid track. Fans of mid-2000’s metalcore will certainly be interested in Lost Empires, and power metal fans that don’t mind more aggressive vocals.

The band is pretty quiet on their socials, but after a bit of poking around it seems as they are taking a break at the moment but have future plans to write new material. Their 2016 EP is available for streaming on Spotify. 

Review: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – ‘Disguise’ [Full Album Stream]

Motionless In White has always been one of the most populair bands in their genre, from their shock value to the intense and creepy writing to their heavy breakdowns that will make you stop breathing they have never once stopped being a force not to be reckoned with and that definitely includes ‘Disguise’!

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NORTHLANE Releases Second Track Of ‘Alien’ Called ”Talking Heads”!

After giving us a very promising glimpse of ‘Alien’ with the release of ”Bloodline” Northlane made sure every doubter would be proven wrong and after ”Talking Heads” got released today I am certain that this record is going to be remembered!

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Matty (Memphis May Fire) “People Picketing Shows Like This, I Think They Are Ignorant”

Memphis May Fire formed in 2006 in Denton, Texas with an energetic metalcore sound that also delivered a positive message. The band currently consists of lead guitarist Kellen McGregor, lead vocalist Matty Mullins, bassist Cory Elder, and drummer Jake Garland. The four piece has released six studio albums and two EPs to date. Memphis May Fire has released all their records since 2011’s ‘The Hollow’ via Rise Records.  The most recent record is ‘Broken’ which released in November of 2018. ‘Broken’ was produced by Kane Churko who has worked with legendary acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, and Hellyeah. The band took a step away from their metalcore sound and ‘Broken’ is much more of a straight forward rock record. In addition to the release of the album the band has also since released a cover of Linkin Park’s “Faint” in April of this year. The band has recently been on tour with Pop Evil and Messer.

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Releases Brand New Track ”Undead Ahead 2: The Tale Of The Midnight Ride”!

After releasing 2 bangers of songs Motionless In White is back and as great as ever. With title track ”Disguise” showing us they still hold onto their heavy roots and ”Brand New Numb” making us realise that Motionless In White is still capable of changing their sound while maintaining that classic Motionless touch. They are truly a band that never fails to deliver!

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Plays “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” In Full (First Time Since 2014) [Fan Footage]

On Wednesday, metalcore/rock giants Bring Me the Horizon performed the full “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” from ‘Suicide Season’  for the first since December 2014. The surprise took place at Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and replaced “Avalanche” in their setlist. The band has been playing it recently as a part of their “deathcore medley” along with other older songs for their longtime fans. That medley only included the beginning of the song and the first verse though. This time, the band is seen playing the entire song, and we have footage that you can check out below. Continue reading

NORTHLANE Releases First Track ”BloodLine” From Upcoming Record ‘Alien’ & Announce Their World Tour!

After having released their 4th full album ‘Mesmer’ in 2017 Northlane are back with another beauty to add to your core collection and this time it is called ‘Alien’! Besides having announced their upcoming record they also gave us our first glimpse of the album with ”Bloodline”. And if that wasn’t enough already Northlane just announced a proper tour as well with supporting bands that will make you instantly buy a ticket for yourself!

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DANCE GAVIN DANCE, PERIPHERY And More Light Up Chicago [Review & Photo Gallery]

Dance Gavin Dance

Last Friday, post-hardcore titans Dance Gavin Dance took the House of Blues stage by storm for a second consecutive night in Chicago. The night provided a wide array of metal and rock across many subgenres with support from Periphery, Don Broco, Hail the Sun, and Covet. Anyone that knows these artists can understand why they were able to sell out two consecutive nights at the venue within less than a week of their respective on sale dates. Check out our photo gallery from Kayla Gray along with our show review below!
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Review: NEW YEARS DAY – ‘Unbreakable’ [Official Videos]

Metalcore act New Years Day is ready to release another album and this time it goes by the name of ‘Unbreakable’, which they truly are. And all that just by promoting their band via MySpace back in 2006! So with that out of the way let’s get right into this beautiful piece of art!

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SLEEP WAKER Releases A Haunting Music Video For ”Relief”!

After Sleep Waker finally got signed to StaySick Recordings things have only been getting better and better for the band. They finally got recognized for their dark and refreshing sound as well as holding an absolute beast of a vocalist!

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