Almost nine years ago in June 2012, Washington DC DJentlemen Periphery returned with their sophomore album, the cunningly sub titled “This Time It’s Personal“, a reference to the fact that vocalist Spencer Sotelo sung the lyrics inked by now ex-Monuments frontman Chris Barreto during his stint in the band on their first record. Mastered by
One of the biggest and best surprises that 2021 has had to offer so far is the debut album “Dysphoria” from Termina, an outfit which sees YouTuber, guitarist and producer Nik Nocturnal paired up with vocalist Andy Cizek of Makari, WVNDER and Monuments fame. Cross multiple sub-genres of Metal like Superheroes performing death defying leaps
We’ve said it before and it remains very true; the year(s) of the Great Plague have meant that there has been the time away from touring for a number of musicians to create new projects and follow up on ideas which may not have come to fruition without that time. One such project is Termina;
After their US tour was lost in the mists of time once more, Progressive Metallers Monuments chose instead to return to the studio and work on new material to follow their last album “Phronesis” with new vocalist Andy Cizek no doubt keen to make his own mark with the group. First single “Animus” has now
Not knowing who they were, we were introduced to Canadian Progressive Metallers Protest The Hero in the best possible way, as a support act at a live show as they toured Europe in support of debut album “Kezia” something like fifteen years ago. We were hooked by the concept album that tells the tale of
Monuments vocalist Andy Cizek has been collaborating with a wealth of other musicians of late including Nik Nocturnal in Termina and joining him for “Gouge” is none other than Emmure guitarist Joshua Travis. The pair previously released “The Hollow” together in April so to have more from them as a pair is fantastic. For those
Taking a break from his weekly playthrough videos, Monuments drummer Mike Malyan has chosen instead to give us a tour of his drum studio complete with an introduction to some of the bespoke equipment he uses and more importantly the microphone and camera setup to ensure that if you wanted to get videos as good
Taking break from his weekly plough through the Monuments back catalogue, Mike Malyan has recorded a playthrough for “Walk With Me In Hell” by Lamb Of God for a good cause. After receiving a request from Nepalese Metalcore act Underside to dedicate a video to Metal For Nepal, whom you can read more about here.
Every week Monuments drummer Mile Malyan has been dropping the one take playthroughs of the bands classic material and this week is the turn of “Leviathan“. This one actually has a two fill edit with gear from Meinl, Evans, ProMark, Pearl, Gibraltar, Tama and more used in the process but the thing we love the
What’s Mike Malyan going to do with his time when he’s completed a playthrough video for the entire Monuments back catalogue? Keeping himself sharp for the next opportunity to play a show, which at this point looks like 2021, he’s done a one take video for “Horcrux”. No audio edits and no triggers.