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Following up their critically acclaimed 2005 release Aeolian, The Ocean have released an unprecedented dual disc set on Metal Blade Records entitled Precambrian. This is not your typical Metal release though; it is an epic both musically and thematically. On the music side of things Precambrian encompasses orchestras, electronic and instrumentation as well as grinding guitars and thundering drums.
on Jan 28, 2008
If you’re looking for one badass band then you’ve come to the right place with Brainstorm. These guys have been in the metal scene now for almost twenty years and are still going strong with the release of their brand new LP titled Downburst, a fierce collection of metal songs that will be sure to please any metalhead. Written and produced with the strong production team of Sascha Paeth and Miro, Downburst is…
on Jan 24, 2008
Guitarist Bobby Burns has been around the world and back. Rising to stardom in the late '90s as the brains behind the alt-metal act Primer 55, Burns and company quickly developed a following from sold-out tours alongside Fear Factory, Disturbed, Taproot and a stint on Ozzfest 2000. Much has happened since then for example, in 2001 Primer 55 returned with their sophomore effort The New Release and shed their…
on Jan 16, 2008
“We try and let people think whatever they want to about it because, honestly, the story I would tell you would be no where near as interesting as the meaning you make up yourself.” Those are the words of Adam Johnson, guitarist for the New York based band God or Julie. No matter what meaning you give to the name you will be blown away by their brand of rock and roll. They have shared the stage with artists such as Buckcherry and…
on Jan 13, 2008
Who’s one of the best guitar players in rock and metal music today? If one of the first names that came to your mind wasn’t John 5 then what the hell have you been smoking? John 5 is none other than Rob Zombie’s current guitarist and Marilyn Manson’s former guitar head, an impressive resume to say the least. John’s most recent musical work is his latest solo album The Devil Knows My Name which came out last spring and was…
on Jan 07, 2008
On August 23, 2007 Go it Alone made their debut appearance in Toronto on their last tour as a group. In June of 2002 two friends wrote twelve songs and recorded six of them. The result was the Go It Alone. They called the demo Hollywood North. No shows were played, about 100 demos were mailed out and the friends went their separate ways for the better part of the year lured by world travels and other core-based projects. In February…
on Dec 17, 2007
Ever heard the term “post-grunge” used to describe your favorite band? Over the years, this term has become quite common to describe the wave of alternative rock bands that came along in the mid-1990s and the early part of the twenty-first century after the grunge craze of the early 1990s led by the likes of Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. Without a doubt one of the most prominent post-grunge outfits has been…
on Dec 11, 2007
Straight out of the prairies of Canada, Saskatchewan’s “The Holly Springs Disaster” is making quite the impact on the hardcore scene in the East. The have been here three times over 2007, during which time the group released their first full length album, Motion Sickness Love. The CD is jam packed with melodies and riffs that almost take your mind to a whole different place using solid breakdowns capable of knocking every picture…
on Dec 09, 2007
Eve To Adam have built a reputation and a strong following through constant gigging and making themselves accessible to their fans whether after a show or via their strong presence on the internet and sites such as MySpace. With the release of their debut CD Queens to Eden, Eve to Adam have set out on a mission to bring their brand of rock and roll to as many people as possible. The CD rocks with the best of them and the band…
on Dec 03, 2007
After nearly twenty-five years in the business, theatrical metal band Lizzy Borden are once again back at it! The release of their newest offering, Appointment with Death, proves they can still rock with the best of them. A host of guest musicians such as John Lynch and Dave Menketti, have helped Lizzy Borden craft a masterpiece with death as the overriding theme. True to form Lizzy Borden has put together a full theatrical package…
on Nov 20, 2007
Choirs, acoustic guitars, and orchestral arrangements are not elements typically found on a Death Metal record but that is about to change. Machinemade God has pushed the envelope in the genre and has done just that. By incorporating these musical elements into their newest release Masked they have set themselves apart from the rest creating a fresh well produced record. Don’t get the wrong idea though, if it is metal you are after…
on Nov 15, 2007
Christian Death-Metalers Impending Doom are proving that there is room for their brand of Death Metal in a genre that has been long known for themes of evil, aggression, and destruction. Musically they have been compared with bands such as Job for A Cowboy and Suicide by Silence. After a brief intro prayer the listener is assaulted by a wall of grinding guitars and drums that will have them snapping their necks before they even…
on Nov 12, 2007
Their Bio touts them as a “sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture.” This statement couldn’t be truer. The band recently released their latest offering The End is Begun on Metal Blade Records and they have shared the stage with Coheed & Cambria as well as the Bad Brains. Their music combines driving metal guitars with inimitable melodic vocal arrangements and acoustic guitars. Vocalist Joey Eppard…
on Nov 08, 2007
Taking their name from a verse in the Bible (Ephesians 6:13) the California based metal band Thyne Scabbard is bringing its message of hope and salvation to a genre of music normally associated with evil and destruction. Their first full length album Redemption brought them a new fan base and allowed them the opportunity to share the stage with giants in the industry such as Evergreen Terrace, Martyr, and the Red Chord.
on Nov 05, 2007
Hard hitting, in-your-face metalcore with a twist, Second Thief are poised to take on the metal community with their brand of music. Their first full length album is set to be released on Nashville based Alien Patrol Records on November 30th, 2007. I recently had an opportunity to catch up with the guys in the band and discuss their music and what makes them stand out from the rest.
on Oct 25, 2007
Recorded in Nitro Sound Solutions studio, and produced by Roger Fingle, who has worked with several South-American metal bands and is also known for his work with Earth, Seduced by Suicide, and Blood and Tears, Herege is poised to take the music scene by storm. True to the genre these guys are hard, heavy and in your face. The songs chronologically mark historical facts of the 20th and the 21st century covering…
on Oct 21, 2007
After twenty years on the Death Metal scene Fleshcrawl are still going strong. Their new release Structures of Death has everything a Death Metal fan could want: neck snapping riffs that assault your senses right from the first note and a brilliant production turned in by Martin Schmitt and the band. This album is proof that these veterans of the genre can still grind out Metal with the best of them. Sven Gross, the man behind…
on Oct 18, 2007
While the name Evergreen Terrace might suddenly cause your mind to jump to thoughts of The Simpsons, it’s also the name of a current alternative rock band.
on Oct 11, 2007
Right out of the suburbs of New Jersey, USA comes Armor For Sleep. This four piece band led by lead singer and lead songwriter Ben Jorgensen has been around for about five years now. In that time, the group has released three studio records and garnered quite a respectable fan base along the way. The band’s brand new third record Smile For Them is set to be released next month, one day before Halloween. Currently, the band is…
on Oct 01, 2007
Coming to you from Sioux Falls, South Dakota is the alternative rock band known as The Spill Canvas. This four piece has been together since about 2002, all the while releasing a few studio albums and losing a few band members. Recently, the band started to receive a lot more mainstream attention, thanks in part to a successful run on this past summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Presently, The Spill Canvas are on a U.S. tour to promote…
on Sep 27, 2007

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