Review: CANE HILL – ‘Too Far Gone’ [Album Stream]

Cane Hill is finally back after roughly 2 years since the release of ‘Smile’ which has always been my number 1 nu-metal record but after listening to the just released album ‘Too far Gone’ I am not so sure anymore. It has been released today, 19th of January, via Rise Records and it is even more insane and chaotic as before. But we can’t forget about the stellar EP ‘Cane Hill’ which features some of their greatest hits such as ”Time Bomb”, ”Screwtape” and ”Oxblood”. So with that being said, let’s get right into the mix!

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Review: MACHINE HEAD – ‘Catharsis’ [Official Video + Track Stream]

 

Throughout their 24 year career, the modern metal colossus that is Machine Head have seen their fair amount of love, hate and skepticism. A band who change with the times, not necessarily with the trends, they have shown especially interesting senses of progression most recently through adding string sections, choral chants and a bigger sense of scope to their crushing brand of metal. Fans have been kept on their toes in other words and the Machine Head brand is not easily painted into a corner. So when the band’s new record, ‘Catharsis’, was unveiled and its mission statement was to be a major statement for rock & metal music in 2018, one can’t help but let curiosity take over and see what the Cali boys have concocted this time. ‘Catharsis’ was recorded with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and will be released via Nuclear Blast on January 26th, 2018.

 

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Robb Rivera of NONPOINT “If You Don’t Leave The Stage Sweating And Bloody, You Haven’t Done Your Job”

Photo Credit: Brenda Daniels

 

This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Joshua Toomey brought Robb Rivera of Nonpoint back on for a third time.  The two talked about Nonpoint‘s plans for the upcoming year and whether or not there’d be any shows or tours coming up.  Robb also shares his reactions to Nonpoint’s The Poison Red album.

Josh also pulled Robb’s opinions on nu metal and we listened to his song picks and stories from the bands (Hed) peStuck MojoDownsetOrange 9mmDeftones, and Snot. Robb informs us he credits Snot with changing Nonpoint‘s on stage performance stating “If you don’t leave the stage sweating and bloody, you haven’t done your job.”

Check out everything Robb has to say and all things Talk Toomey here!

 

Teenage Sensations UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Release New Music Video, “My Chains”

I remember when my jaws dropped in disbelief as my eyes stayed fixated on this band when I first came to know about the teenage sensation band, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH. I couldn’t believe the amazing feat and the ability of these mere teens who were already taking the metal and rock community by storm with their crisp and perfectly chiseled song performances. Now, the nu metal teenage trio are ready to break huge on the scene as they prepare to unleash their all new music video, “My Chains“. After years of media excitement, late-night TV appearances, and breakout sets at Coachella and Bonnaroo, the band’s debut album ‘Chaos was finally released independently last year. The music video is off the very same album.

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LINKIN PARK Working On A ‘Special Public Event’ In Los Angeles To Honor Chester Bennington

R.I.P. CHESTER BENNINGTON

With just over a month of the sad demise of one of the 21st century’s greatest rocker, Chester Bennington, former vocalist of LINKIN PARK, tributes from fans, artists and celebrities around the world know no limit and are still coming in hordes expressing their grief and memory with the beloved man. Acknowledging the same, LINKIN PARK has tweeted a message out today(Aug. 22) stating their thankfulness to all fans worldwide for all the support and “tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time“.

The message was quoted by bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell and the rest of the band as they went ahead to mention that they are “working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory” and once it all works out, they will relay back the same and confirm all details as soon as possible.

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LINKIN PARK Frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Wife Releases An Emotional Statement For The First Time

Just over a week back we lost one of 21st century’s most influential vocalists and rockers and it still feels like it was yesterday. As soon as the news came out, there was a massive out pour of grief on social media all across the world, scores of fans mourning and remembering Chester‘s legacy through his songs and pictures. I have also had some of my friends call me talk about it because we were big LINKIN PARK fans back in school, and hell, we still are. Celebrities, rockers, the entire metal community along with the hip hop fraternity expressed their sorrow and stories of love and companionship with the vocalist on social media.

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An Interview With ‘Nu-Metal: Resurgence’ Author Matt Karpe!

Nu Metal: Resurgence revisits the groundbreaking movement of the 90s/early 00s and goes bang up to date with the inclusion of a host of new bands, proving that Nu Metal is indeed here to stay. Passionately compiled by British music journalist Matt Karpe, Nu Metal: Resurgence documents the original movement with over 80 detailed band biographies which include exclusive contributions from members of Coal Chamber, Orgy, Spineshank, Taproot and more, before moving on to ‘The Nu Breed’; shining a light on the likes of Keychain, Frontstreet and Cane Hill, who are intent on bringing Nu Metal back to the masses. Also included is a foreword from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Zombie Shark Records, Motograter), essays on Nu Metal’s collaborations with hip-hop artists and monumental chart success, plus contributions from musicians who perform outside of the Nu Metal scope, yet their love for the movement remains unwavering.

“The last and most prominent book written on Nu Metal was released way back in 2002,” explains Matt, affiliated with UK print magazine Powerplay Rock & Metal. “When the book came out, Linkin Park had only released ‘Hybrid Theory’, Slipknot’s latest record was ‘Iowa’ and Papa Roach only had ‘Infest’; so 15 years on from that, I felt now was the right time to revisit the era and all of the amazing bands, plus open people’s eyes to the new talent that is emerging worldwide, who all share the same Nu Metal ethics and deserve to be noticed. I grew up with and witnessed the whole Nu Metal movement, so writing this book was a no-brainer.”

About the Author:

Matt Karpe is a British music journalist and writer, currently affiliated with print magazine Powerplay Rock & Metal. Over the years he has interviewed members from bands such as Korn, Seether, American Head Charge and Ratt to name just a few, and in 2016- he released his first book We Own the Night, which focused on the underground of the modern Amercian hard rock scene.

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Watch Young CHESTER BENNINGTON Perform For GREY DAZE Before Joining LINKIN PARK

It has been one full day since the LINKIN PARK front man Chester Bennington has left scores of fans all across the globe spanning oceans and continents weeping at the horrific news of his suicide by hanging. On Thursday morning, the singer’s body was found hanged from a belt on a bedroom door inside the house in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, in Palos Verdes. The L.A. county coroner examined the scene and confirmed the news of the same. Bennigton suffered from depression and substance abuse since a long time. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male. The death of Chris Cornell who also bid us the same way as Chester did was said to have impacted him a lot, they were good buddies and Chester also sang at his funeral. 

Ed Winter, the L.A. county medical examiner coroner confirmed the hanging on Friday and also said there was not a suicide note found in the scene. The autopsy is said to be pending and the toxicology reports are yet to be carried out.

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Watch CHESTER BENNINGTON Perform For The Last Time With LINKIN PARK

Chester Performing For The Final TIme With LINKIN PARK, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England.

We all are truly shocked and devastated to learn that Chester Bennington of LINKIN PARK is no longer with us. We are still reeling from the devastating event as it unfolded in the last 12 hours, it is reported to be a case of suicide by hanging by the front man of arguably 21st century one of the most influential rock bands. The singer was found dead at his private residence in Palos Verdes, California. The singer who over the past two decades has shared many accolades and gathered feathers on his cap is revered by many rock fans as one of the most noted front man in 21st rock music. With lyrics of the band’s music being a mirror image and reflection of some of Chester Bennington‘s own personal struggles and battling his inner demons, his untimely and shocking death hit all of us even harder.

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