Month: June 2021

Review: “Angel or Alien” by Born Of Osiris

Back in March when single “White Nile” appeared seemingly out of nowhere alongside an Erez Bader directed music video, it seemed obvious that there was more to follow and that Chicago Illinois Progressive Metal powerhouse Born Of Osiris were keeping their cards close to their collective chests and holding something back. We had to wait

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Black Betty

[Kurt Cobain] Thank you. This was written by my favorite performer. Our favorite perfomer, isn’t it? All of ours? You like him the best? [Krist Novoselic] Oh and here’s a donation basket for one supply of Leadbelly’s guitar [Kurt Cobain] Oh yeah, this guy representing the Leadbelly’s estate wants to sell me Leadbelly’s guitar for

NEWS: Infex stare into the abyss…

After six years wondering in the wilderness, the return of Bay Area Thrashers Infex with an album recorded at Trident Studios in Martinez, California (Machine Head, Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus) and produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga in “Burning in Exile” is long overdue. They’ve chosen “The Abyss” for a second single and lyric

NEWS: Blood Youth get heavy with “Iron Lung”!

Wasting no more time on Costa Del Sofa, Blood Youth have announced that they are at the starting gate and raring to go like a Dungeon Whippet. Having announced themselves with the Nu-Metal Gloom crossover of “Starve” in 2019, they’ve delivered a new single in “Iron Lung” but that’s not all… Vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains

NEWS: Draemora remain Victorious?

Following the trend of returning to pre-released audio streams for full blown music videos are Seattle Progressive Metalcore outfit Draemora. “Victorious” is the cut in question which rounds off the bands new album “Death Rectangle” in some style, having been written in a single evening after guitarist Terry Paulson got a new 7 string and

NEWS: Avatar to kick start 2022!

After what seems like an eternal Winter, Avatar are finally going to be able to play some shows with audiences in January and have announced a wealth of European tour dates. The run will be the first for their current album “Hunter Gatherer” which is out now via Century Media, while support bands are also

Playthrough: “Cleansation” from Chimaira!

So much more than a playthrough video, this one is actually a full on guitar lesson from the writer of the riff himself, Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold. As if you didn’t already know, the track is from the bands critically acclaimed “The Impossibility Of Reason“, their sophomore album with Roadrunner Records from 2003 and as

NEWS: Defy The Tyrants step out from the shadows…

After vocalist Bill Sanders exited stage left to prioritize his project Absolute Hate back in December, it appeared as though, from the outside at least, things were in the balance for Defy The Tyrants. But working quietly away on new material they have found a new frontman in Zach Salazar and with “Hiding In Shadows”

NEWS: The Absence muse on “This Consuming Nocturne”!

Celebrating the release of their album “Coffinized” this past weekend via M-Theory Audio, The Absence have put together a lyric video for one of its standouts in “This Consuming Nocturne“. The Florida-based Melodic Death Metal group are ones that you maybe familiar with from their other outside endeavors, with drummer Jeramie Kling manning the kit

Review: “The Nightmare Of Being” by At The Gates

Seen as forefathers of the Metalcore scene that exploded in the wake of Nu-Metal in 2003 with the creation of what has become known as the Gothenburg sound alongside In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates set the standard with 1995’s “Slaughter Of The Soul“. Not only a benchmark for the band themselves, but