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, 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 →
Trivium's full show, pro-shot from Resurrection Fest 2019 can be viewed inside. Trivium's ninth album, "What the Dead Men Say" will be released on April 24th.
This weekend, Cro-Mags were supposed to open for Ice-T's Body Count. However, due to the coronavirus, that show (and many others) was canceled. The band wanted to forge ahead, so they streamed the entire set that they would have performed at the show. Check it out inside! In 2019 courts ruled in favor of founder... Continue Reading →
Jinjer are ready to drop their highly anticipated EP "Micro" tomorrow, Friday Jan 11th! To get in the right mood, the band premieres another single & music video off of their upcoming release today.
Metallica have checked in with a very simple Christmas message for their fans:
"Log in to get your 30 Years Of Justice free download."
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 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 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 →
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 →