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Armed with Their New Album 'Five', THE AGONIST are Ready to Melt Your Face... Again!
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Zambello on Sep 30, 2016
The Agonist released their album, Five, toddy, September 30, 2016 via Napalm Records. European and North American tours have already begun scheduling and trust us, this band is ready to melt your face off!
VALLEY OF THE SUN Shares the TOP 10 Albums from Their Favorite Live Acts [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 30, 2016
We caught up with Cincinnati, Ohio's Fuzzorama Records rockers Valley of the Sun to talk music and drummer Aaron Boyer offered up a list of his TOP 10 albums from his favorite live acts.
Numenorean @ The Garrison (Toronto, ON) on September 10, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Michael Chirico on Sep 29, 2016
Numenorean played a show like there was forty thousand people in attendance with little to no incentive.
Myrkur - "Mausoleum" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 28, 2016
There has been no more controversial black metal than Myrkur so will the stripped back renditions on Mausoleum appease the haters? Read our review to find out...

Rating: 8 / 10

Metallica - "Moth Into Flame" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 27, 2016
Metallica have just dropped another new track but does it impress as much as "Hardwired" did? Read our review of "Moth Into Flame" here...

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Airbourne - "Breakin’ Outta Hell" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Sep 27, 2016
Aussie hellraisers Airbourne return with their fourth studio album so, grab a beer, crank this up and enjoy this blast of unapologetic rock n' roll...

Rating: 7 / 10

Pain - "Coming Home" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danielle Masek on Sep 26, 2016
For the most part, Pain successfully blends the full, aggressive and crushing elements of metal with the noisy harshness of Industrial—liberally peppered with the atmospheric grandeur of an orchestra.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Car Bomb - "Meta" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Sep 26, 2016
Car Bomb's music is like an onion; the more layers you peel, the more is revealed for nourishing your soul. And of course will leave you in tears. Check out our review of this beast of an album.

Rating: 9 / 10

Rotting Christ (w/ Carach Angren, Necronomicon, Ashes of the Dead ) at Joe's Grotto (Phoenix, AZ) on September 22, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Sep 26, 2016
Rotting Christ’s encore, "Non Serviam", was the exclamation point ensuring that nothing was left on the battlefield. Not only did they play with the fervor of a band just getting their first chance on the big stage, they were super-appreciative of th…
Colors and Patterns - "Colors and Patterns" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Sep 26, 2016
There's plenty of room for exploration and mood and, yes, moments of sheer heaviness or intensity on this debut EP from New Hampshire duo Colors and Patterns. What's more concerning is whether what's resulted from all that is worth listening to.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Neurosis - "Fires Within Fires" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Sep 26, 2016
If you know, you already have it. If you don't, you should read this and then go get it. Because this album is proof that Neurosis are still putting out incredible music. Read what you can expect and then go out and listen to yet another incredible r…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Bad Omens - "Bad Omens" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Sep 26, 2016
By the sounds of their new self-titled album, Sumerian Records pulled off a decent move signing Bad Omens. Read our full review here...

Rating: 8 / 10

Raveneye - "NOVA" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 24, 2016
On the evidence of bands like Raveneye, the UK hard rock scene has plenty to be excited about. Read our review of their new album NOVA here.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Raging Speedhorn at The Key Club (Leeds, UK) on July 19, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 24, 2016
It's the hottest day of the year as we jam ourselves into the Key Club in Leeds to catch up with our good friends in Raging Speedhorn who are in town as part of their current UK headline tour. Check out the review and photos here...
Heaven Shall Burn - "Wanderer" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 23, 2016
From start to finish, Wanderer is a flawless display of Euro-metal from a band who are clearly masters of their art.

Rating: 8 / 10

Serpentine Dominion - "Serpentine Dominion" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 22, 2016
Taking the best bits of each band then moulding it into something quite savage, the whole thing gels together into one gloriously vicious end product.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Prophets of Rage - "The Party’s Over" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Sep 21, 2016
But now, after listening to the new EP, I am not that awed. I honestly expected more bang from the gang and, for me, there was not that much pop to this new helping of music.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

The Lounge Kittens - "Sequins & C-Bombs" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Sep 21, 2016
Imagine if Richard Cheese seduced all three of the Andrews Sisters.. it doesn't get much more fun than the Lounge Kittens. Read our review of their debut album here...

Rating: 9 / 10

London Punk Band EIGHT DAYS Talk Us Through the Inspiration Behind New EP 'More To Life' [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Graham Finney on Sep 21, 2016
Ben from UK punk band Eight Days gives us the lowdown on the inspiration behind the Londoners upcoming EP, More To Life.
Moose Blood - "Blush" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 21, 2016
Highly rated UK outfit Moose Blood may have a gentle sound but it is one full of heart and emotion. Read our review to see what we thought of their latest album Blush.

Rating: 7 / 10

Noctem - "The Submission Discipline" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Sep 20, 2016
The song changes tempos like a boxer changes his punches, so you’re getting your ass kicked at different speeds.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Forevermore - "Integral" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Sep 20, 2016
From cover to cover, this album is a beast. There are no snooze tracks, and the pacing throughout the album is perfect.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Hellions - "Opera Oblivia" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 20, 2016
In the hardcore genre, be it melodic or not, stepping outside the boundaries is always a risky move but, on Opera Oblivia, Hellions have done that and pulled it off.

Rating: 7 / 10

Alt-Rockers THE DECOY Give Us Their TOP 10 "Dirty Sticking Glory Tunes" [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Graham Finney on Sep 20, 2016
Instead of giving us ten of their favourite alt-rock anthems, UK boys The Decoy have given us a list of their most favourite banging tunes. Check out the list here...
SWMRS (w/ Dead!, Brawlers) at Bodega (Nottingham, UK) on September 5, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on Sep 20, 2016
Fresh from their recent festival appearances, our photographer checked out SWMRS in the more intimate confines of Bogeda in Nottingham to bring back this review and photos.
Polyptych - "Defying the Metastasis" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Sep 19, 2016
Polyptych really put their best foot forward for their debut on Blood Harvest, and die-hard death metal fans should take heed and give them a listen.

Rating: 8 / 10

Alan Robert - "The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book" [Book Review]
Comments Book Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Sep 19, 2016
The Beauty of Horror is ghoulish yet gorgeous, sinister but with a sensual sensation, creepy and cool, sadistic yet stunning; it is certainly morbid but it is no doubt a masterpiece of beautiful brutality.

Rating: 9 / 10

TOURNAMENT Share Their TOP 10 Things "We Remembered While Scrambling to Think of 10 Things to Submit for this Article" [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 18, 2016
New York City-based hard rock group Tournament, combined their creative powers and shared with us a funny TOP 10 list of random Tournament facts and trivia.
Jake Bugg @ Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC) on September 7, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Danica Bansie on Sep 17, 2016
On Wednesday September 7th, Bugg played the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. What is it that is setting Jake Bugg apart from the rest? Oh, yeah - he’s actually really fucking good.
King 810 - "La Petit Mort or A Conversation With God" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 17, 2016
Flint heavyweights King 810 return with an hour of disturbing music dragged from the deepest depths of David Gunn's soul. Be warned, it's not pretty. Read our review here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10