Stay tuned for an EXCLUSIVE Mini Documentary covering the Cancer Bats' Searching For Zero release show, but until then, check out this teaser video.
In this exclusive, we're stoked to bring you a live off the floor performance video of experimental hardcore trio Cold Lungs playing their new EP, New Pictures//Old Frames, in its entirety!
Vancouver's Expain has released a guitar playthrough video for their song "Allegiance To Pain" from the band's debut album, Just the Tip.
These guys can really rock out! If you've ever felt the desire to get totally crazy on your kid's Mickey Mouse guitar then this is all the inspiration you'll ever need.
Toronto, Ontario's metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood has posted a new guitar playthrough for "Myths, Lies And Crimes" featuring guitarist Jordan Turnbull and Scott Major. The track is off their new EP Live Above produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal that was released on September 2nd. The four new tracks on this EP take Where Giants Once Stood's signature sound of scorching guitar work, "assaultive underbeats" and "drill-sergeant vocals" to soaring new heights to follow up the band's 2013 EP The Changing. "Since we started up last year, we've grown so much as musicians, as songwriters and as performers," reveals lead guitarist Jordan Turnbull. "We knew the sound of this new material had to be something special to reflect that, and Jon Howard's production has really taken the Giants sound to the next level!"
The Body Politic have released a guitar playthrough video for their rad new song "Armature." The song comes from the band's new EP Egressor.
Instrumental prog prodigies, Polyphia, have this week released the first video from their upcoming debut album Muse. A playthrough of the first track from the album, the "87" video is the most recent taster of this young band's enrapturing progressive sound. A band fast on the rise, Polyphia are backed by an impressive fan base who fully crowd funded the album, smashing the target by over 200%. Having already played SBSW and SXSW, Polyphia are set to undertake their first two tours, with Monuments and then Intervals and The Contortionist. Featuring members of Intervals, Chelsea Grin, CHON and more, Muse was produced by Nick Sampson (Born of Osiris, I am Abomination, In Fear and Faith) at 37 studios.
There's something to be said about technology and its ability to bring musicians together and Vancouver's Expain has Craigslist to thanks for its birth.
Death Toll Rising has posted their second new guitar playthrough video for "Slaughter To Survive." This is their second guitar playthrough video after the release of "Crack Open A Cold One" off their latest album Infection Legacy. Featuring a combination of death and thrash metal, the Edmonton-based band are known to devastate their audiences with their high octane performances that has lead them to share the stage over the years with high profile names such as Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, and Aborted. Originally formed in 2003 in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, Death Toll Rising have been grinding the Western Canadian metal scene steadily, gaining huge momentum over the last 3 years. New addition Tylor Dory on guitars has introduced a technical and progressive element to the band they have not had in the past. Infection Legacy is nine new tracks of terror that is the band's best work yet.
Only on Weekends are a relatively new alternative rock/pop punk band that has been making waves as of late in their hometown of Philadelphia, PA.
If you liked Rob Zombie before, you'll like him even more now. Concert goers at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on April 29th, 2014 were treated to this beauty of a cover. Rob and his bandmates got down with a cover of Metallica's song "Enter Sandman".
Sacramento, California modern death metal band The Kennedy Veil have released a new video clip of guitarist Kc Childers performing a play through of "In the Ashes of Humanity."
Pittsburgh tech death metal machine Kamikabe have released a playthrough video for the song "Nefarious," which comes from their debut full-length Aberration Of Man, released in August 2012. The band offered this brief update to go along with the playthrough clip, "Something to gnaw on while you wait for new material. Jake Smatana left us in 2013. We have since recruited Dave Kirsch on bass, and have begun writing for our next album." Immediately following the Bloodletting tour North American tour which featured Gorod, Inanimate Existence and Vale of Pnath, Kamikabe had to deal with some shifts in their line up which sidelined the band for the remainder of 2013. Now in Spring 2014, that downtime will be coming to a close.
Reviews are more fun when you have something cute to look at, so Henry Maneuver took it upon himself to provide a little eye candy with a side of brutal. This is a new video segment we're trying out, and as long as more people love it than hate, there will be more soon. Check out his first review which covers Austrian Death Machine's new album Triple Brutal.
Death Toll Rising has posted a new guitar playthrough video for their track "Crack Open A Cold One" off their latest album Infection Legacy. "We are pleased to be releasing our first of two guitar videos today, something we have never done before. So crank it, then sit back and Crack Open a Cold One!" comments guitarist Drew Copland. In additional news, Death Toll Rising will be supporting the following Western Canadian tour dates with Katakylsm and Aborted during the "Kill The Elite Tour," which includes a hometown show in Edmonton, Alberta.
Formed in 2008, Kyng broke out of the City of Angels in 2011 with the group's independent debut Trampled Sun.
Rising from the depths of the frozen wastelands of Northern Canada, Fort McMurray, Alberta melodic metal band Until Dawn present their guitar playthrough video for "This Fallen Fortress." "This is our first video for a play through and we hope everyone enjoys it. In the future, we plan to do more videos like this so check it out and keep on rock'n!!” comments guitarist Deke Worrell. The band released their sophomore album Horizon in August 2013, building on their previous success with their self-titled debut released in early 2011. Mixing the sound of modern metal and classic rock, brothers Luke and Deke Worrell, with Adam MacLeod and Steve White have created a sound appealing to both young and old alike.
Monumental symphonic extreme metal band Kara Darahu (Finland) have released their first official video trailer featuring the track "The Anguish of the Black". The video was filmed and produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is directed by Victoria Pelejero. Camila Rodriguez, the 12 years old actress who is having nightmares in the video, is best known as a Phantom Girl in the awarded short film "La Chica Más Rara Del Mundo - The Weirdest Girl In The World." Director Victoria Pelejero comments on the filming: "It all started as let's make a 1 minute promo video for the upcoming album but then, instead of some motion graphics about the logo, we came up with the idea of filming this little simple story which works more like a trailer, combining some clichès of 80s movies (catholic girl, bloody toys, shadows and nightmares). What we didn't know is that a nightmare it would be." "The Anguish of the Black" will appear on Kara Darahu's debut album From The Depths Of Neverwell which is set to be released in 2014.
While some kids are busy taking selfie pix and posting them on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook or updating their Tumblrs with pictures of their favorite puppet from One Direction, others have taken time to study musical instruments and perform them better than many "professional" musicians twice their age, and to these few, bright blossoming performers, I say: Rock on!