Minneapolis metalcore quartet Odds of an Afterthought give a track-by-track rundown of their triumphant five song EP, Through Eyes of Change.
As part of our TOP 10 series, cover band Handsome Young Ladies runs down their 10 most impactful cover songs, including Nirvana, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Reel Big Fish and more.
Cages (New Age Records) packs a lot of brilliant, inspiring stuff into only thirteen minutes. Redbait is a profoundly important band, deep in the trenches of the post-industrial Midwest where the battle for America’s soul is taking place.
Portugese rockers Pântano lend vocalist Nuno Rodrigues for a Guest Blog to dish on the band’s video for “Solitude.”
With GastiR - Ghosts Invited (Season of Mist), Ghaals WYRD is breaking rules and stepping past what is currently termed “post black metal” to create something entirely new: an experimental hybrid that is dark and dangerous – but also engaging, accessible and altogether gooseflesh-raising.
It was 45 years ago this month (May 1974), when the fledgling progressive British band, UFO released one of its quintessential studio sets, Phenomenon via Chrysalis Records. And it just might remain the band’s strongest work to date.
LA’s high energy rockers Desert Weather give us a rundown on the conception and meaning of their debut single, “Still In My Head,” out May 17th.
#Metal titans Slipknot return to form with their new single, “Unsainted.” Refining their modern sound, “Unsainted” brings a lot of promise to their upcoming record, We Are Not Your Kind.
Perttu Kivilaakso, from the Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, lists his favourite superhero/band matchups in this absolutely killer Top 10 article!
And the world rejoiced! With their latest album, Scatter The Rats, out via Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, L7 are back and as entertaining as ever.
Thy Messenger (out May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records) does what it intends to do; showing that Vader are as fired-up as ever, that there’s no dip in quality, and that they still sound like Vader – and long may it be so.
Cold Black Suns (Season of Mist) is an unforgettable piece of occult black metal art, fusing savagery with frozen beauty – but it is also a selection of nine very separate songs that can each stand on their own as near-perfect examples of the craft Belgium’s Enthroned have been honing for a quarter of a century.
Burlington-based progressive rock band, Wooly Mantis have a technically impressive and downright killer track with their new single “Cosmic Venture.”
West Michigan, melodic metalcore band Amoura just dropped their new single “Back Then” and, to celebrate, bassist Scott Werner offers up his Top 10 favourite WWE Wrestler entrance theme songs.
Fleshgod Apocalypse rewrite the definition of extreme metal on Veleno (Nuclear Blast Records), by taking all the historical aspects of their signature orchestral death metal sound and pushing these to, well, the extreme limit.
Dismissed frequently for being a disco record, “Dynasty” was EXACTLY the album that KISS needed at that time it was released — May 23, 1979. 40 years later, it stands tall as an impressive ROCK record.
Entombed’s Clandestine - Live is the celebration of a monumental album from a magical musical period by a monster band.
Camp Pain, the debut record from 96 Bitter Beings, out via Distant Recordings, is a great record for old fans of CKY or anyone into complex riffage and thought-provoking lyrics layered over a deliciously crisp mix of instrumentation.
Liz Mauritz, lead vocalist for Austin, Texas-based pop-punk group Gold Steps, delivers a fantastic guest blog detailing various Easter Eggs in the video for their newest single, “Empty Space.”
Montreal native and art-rock connoisseur Jesse Mac Cormack lends some insight into his newest record, “Now” (out May 3rd on Secret City Records), with a track-by-track rundown of its ten dreamy, explorative songs.