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No Devotion @ The Bowrey District (Reading, UK) on January 22, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 28, 2015
No Devotion take a day off from their current UK tour supporting Gerard Way to get up close and personal at an intimate club show in Reading.
To Be A King – "Fear Not" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 28, 2015
Formed a mere five months ago, Virgina deathcore troop To Be A King quickly stamp their mark on the deathcore scene with this impressive slab of symphonic brutality.

Rating: 7 / 10

The Wild Beyond - "The Wild Beyond" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 26, 2015
The Wild Beyond's musicianship is top-notch and includes some fantastic lead and rhythm guitar work; these guys know their way around their instruments.

Rating: 6 / 10

Four Star Riot - "EP1" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 26, 2015
This hard working group plays a slick, polished brand of punchy rock accented by a fair amount of funk and soul, creating a relaxed and easily accessible vibe that, perhaps, accounts for their long-lasting career.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Periphery - "Juggernaut: Omega" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jan 26, 2015
This band is a machine, the most emotional human-like machine imaginable, so basically not a machine at all. The only way I can summarize how I continue to feel about this band is this: Periphery - love that shit!

Rating: 8.6 / 10

Decadawn - "Solitary Confinement" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jan 26, 2015
I have a strong feeling this independent band will be fighting off record labels with their instruments in light of this phenomenal premiere.

Rating: 9.2 / 10

Black Sheep Wall - "I'm Going To Kill Myself" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Amy Ebeling on Jan 21, 2015
Two years after dropping their sophomore disc, SoCal-based band Black Sheep Wall return with their latest release, I'm Going To Kill Myself, which picks up right where they left off.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Job For A Cowboy - "Sun Eater" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jan 20, 2015
Side effects of listening to Job For A Cowboy's Sun Eater may include madness, murder, and a sudden and strong desire to press repeat, repeat, repeat.

Rating: 8.1 / 10

Periphery - "Juggernaut: Alpha" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jan 19, 2015
I feel different now. I might not be able to look my mother in the eyes for a very long time, but it was well worth it. To jugg er naut to jugg?

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Adopt the Arts Live Benefit Concert @ The Roxy (West Hollywood, CA) on January 12, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Jan 19, 2015
The stars came out to shine at the world-famous Roxy for a most worthy cause: to raise money through the Adopt the Arts program, benefiting music programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
PureGrainAudio Knows Best: TOP 20 Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Punk, etc. Albums of 2014 (Part 2 of 2)
Comments The Skinny » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 19, 2015
Each one of our staff chose their fave and we compiled the selections, that's this alphabetical list. What we, as a team, deem to be the 20 BEST Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Punk, etc. (LOUD MUSIC) albums 2014 had to offer! This is Part 2 of 2.
Matricide - "When Random Turns To Fate" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 19, 2015
"Further From The End" leaps out of the box with a vengeance, smacking you in the face and sternly proclaiming that Matricide is the house and demands your full attention.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Enter Shikari – "The Mindsweep" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 19, 2015
One of the most exciting UK bands on the live circuit match their potent live show with one of the most exciting releases of 2015, and we're only three weeks into the year.

Rating: 9 / 10

North Seasons – "Eyes For The Blind" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 18, 2015
UK melodic hardcore outfit North Seasons make a bold statement by promising to breathe life into the scene so does their new EP match their big ideas?

Rating: 7 / 10

Ingested - "The Architect Of Extinction" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 17, 2015
On their latest album, Manchester brutalists Ingested serve up a delicious feast of slamming death metal the likes of which is very rarely heard in the UK.

Rating: 8 / 10

PureGrainAudio Knows Best: TOP 20 Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Punk, etc. Albums of 2014 (Part 1 of 2)
Comments The Skinny » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 16, 2015
Each one of our staff chose their fave and we compiled the selections, that's this alphabetical list. What we, as a team, deem to be the 20 BEST Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Punk, etc. (LOUD MUSIC) albums 2014 had to offer! This is Part 1 of 2.
The Black Lantern - "We Know The Future" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jan 16, 2015
We Know The Future doesn't let up; it's angry and truly punk until the bitter end.

Rating: 8 / 10

Upon A Burning Body: "Everything is in Fact Bigger in Texas, Even Their Music"
Comments The Skinny » by: Daniella Kohan on Jan 10, 2015
Although their actions speak loudly, Upon A Burning Body is actually a fairly simple band. They brand themselves as Mexican gangsters from Texas, and this could not be better reflected in everything that they do, eccentric publicity stunts included.
Sylosis - "Dormant Heart" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Jan 09, 2015
After three albums of mega potential, Dormant Heart finally sees Sylosis put it all together and produce the recording that they always hinted they could.

Rating: 8 / 10

Cold Snap - "World War 3" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 09, 2015
World War 3 is an album full of surprises that guarantee you won't get easily bored.

Rating: 6 / 10

Knotfest 2014 @ San Manuel Amphitheater (San Bernardino, CA) on October 26, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Jan 08, 2015
And the circus came to town. In a high desert setting, amid carnival-like sideshows, games, rides and concessions right out of some kind of heavy metal storybook, this year's Knotfest hosted an extensive lineup of bands.
Exclusive: Fozzy Frontman Chris Jericho @ Heroes Comics (Woodbridge, ON) for Book Signing on December 14, 2014 [Photos]
Comments The Skinny » by: Marina on Jan 08, 2015
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, hundreds were in attendance at Woodbridge Heroes Comics in Woodbridge, Ontario to be part of an autograph signing and live taping of the podcast Talk Is Jericho, featuring Fozzy's Chris Jericho.
AM Taxi - "Bastard of the Deep Blue Sea" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Justin Franco on Jan 08, 2015
Bastard of the Deep Blue Sea, running just over thirteen minutes, is neither a step up nor a step down from the quality or sound of We Don't Stand A Chance – it's the exact same formula, and it's brilliant.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Polyptych - "Illusorium" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jan 08, 2015
Frantic and epic in scope, Polyptych's Illusorium is a successful melding of a wide variety of extreme sounds.

Rating: 9 / 10

The Dreaming - "Alone" (Single) [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 07, 2015
"Alone," the first single from The Dreaming's forthcoming disc, Rise Again, much like old Stabbing Westward material, has a driving electro-groove vibe going on that is infectious-as-hell and immediately gets under your skin.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Anthony Raneri @ Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ) on December 20, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Justin Franco on Jan 07, 2015
While Queens-based punk quartet Bayside is no stranger to Asbury Park, New Jersey, this was the first time that lead singer Anthony Raneri, on a short solo acoustic tour, had performed at the legendary Asbury Lanes.
Dead Broke - "Dead Broke" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jan 06, 2015
Dead Broke hails from Oakville, Ontario and nothing thrills me quite like an amazing Canadian punk band.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Glamour Of The Kill - "After Hours" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 05, 2015
The highly rated UK metalcore outfit follow-up their acclaimed Savages album with a self-funded EP, but can it match the full throttle frenzy of its predecessor?

Rating: 7 / 10

In This Moment - "Black Widow" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 21, 2014
Hollywood rockers In This Moment raise the temperature with the latest chapter in their musical journey, but will Black Widow see them reach the grand heights their music deserves?

Rating: 8 / 10

Volbeat @ University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) on November 20, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 21, 2014
Volbeat end their touring cycle for Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies with a fine mix of new and old favourite in Norwich. Hopefully the UK won't have to wait too long for them to return to these shores.