The Darling Fire to release new album ‘Distortions’ on Sept. 16, hear new song ‘Machina’ now

After enduring crushing sorrow, loss, and personal grief, The Darling Fire will return with its sophomore release, "Distortions," on Sept. 16, 2022, via Iodine Recordings. Pre-order it here. The album is a dark and pensive journey comprising 10 tracks that encapsulate beauty and pain, combining elements of shoegaze, post-hardcore and metal. Ethereal, almost ghostly female vocals float above a pounding wall of... Continue Reading →

Slay Squad drops new track ‘Seishin’

Slay Squad, equal parts radical art collective and hardcore punk band, has dropped the new track "Seishin" with an official accompanying music video. The video, shot, directed and edited by the group's own Brahim Gouse, features live footage from one of the group's live shows. Slay Squad comprises a tightly knit but ruggedly individualistic brotherhood of... Continue Reading →

Born Of Osiris announce headlining tour with Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer

Born Of Osiris will be releasing their forthcoming album, "The Simulation," to the world on Jan. 11, and in order to celebrate the record’s release, the band will be taking the album out on the road. Announced today, Born Of Osiris will be plotting a North American headlining tour set for early next year. Check out the full list of cities and dates for the upcoming tour inside.

REVIEW: Amaranthe – ‘Helix’

Review by Jeff Maki ----- Amaranthe's fifth album, "Helix" is still undeniably Amaranthe, yet with two of its original vocalists departed (Andreas Solveström and most recently Jake E.), their replacements, death metal growler Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson (appearing on his third album) and power metal vocalist Nils Molin (making his debut) have changed the musical dynamic alongside siren... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Soulfly – ‘Ritual’

Review by Jeff Maki ----- What a time it must be to be Max Cavalera. He reunited with his brother Iggor years ago in Cavalera Conspiracy and has released some killer studio albums, including the most recent, the old-school-Sepultura-influenced "Psychosis" (review). The Brazilian tribesman are touring under the moniker of "Beneath Arise," performing—you guessed it.... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Rise Of The Northstar – “Here Comes the Boom”

Though I've been slacking on my picks of the week, today's is a good one: Europe’s biggest crossover band, Rise Of The Northstar. Having recently checked them out via YouTube Music, I was pleasantly surprised when this press release reached me the very next day. Rise Of The Northstar has recently joined one of independent... Continue Reading →

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