CONCERT REVIEW: In Flames – Gatecreeper – Creeping Death at Saint Andrews Hall


Spring is here and the warmer weather has numerous bands hitting the road. A multitude of metal acts have made their way to Motor City and the locals are pleased as punch to have them. The Swedish darlings, In Flames graced Detroit with their presence last week. This notorious act has been on a month-long headlining trek and they brought along the mighty Gatecreeper, plus Creeping Death with them. Saint Andrews Hall is a venue known for their affection towards heavier acts and were ready to host the considerable commotion this tour would cause.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Ghost Next Door – Classic Songs Of Death And Dismemberment


Like many sub-genres, Progressive Rock has seen a stylistic ebb and flow, with a few strong bands rising to set the tone that inspired those who followed in their wake.

As Metal veterans, The Ghost Next Door takes you back to prog’s high water mark in the mid-nineties when bands like Tool and Faith No More rose to prominence and broke boundaries. On Classic Songs of Death And Dismemberment (Ripple Records), they create a moody blend of post-grunge-tinged Rock that puts the lyrics front and center. At the heart of the songs are social observations and commentaries on the state of the world. Continue reading


Oceans Of Slumber Share Their Single and Video “Poem Of Ecstasy” – New Album Incoming



Oceans of Slumber have officially announced the release date of their sixth album, Where Gods Fear to Speak, as September 13th, coming through the Season of Mist record label. The band have also just dropped a new single from the record. The track, “Poem Of Ecstasy,” is accompanied by a music video. Catch it below along with more from the band.
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Michael Schenker Shares His Single “Mother Mary” – New Album “My Years with UFO” Coming Soon



To celebrate his 1970s glory days in the band, Michael Schenker is set to release his new album, My Years with UFO. It is due out on September 20th, via the earMUSIC record label. To set the stage for its arrival, Schenker has unveiled the new single, “Mother Mary,” featuring Slash‘s guitar work with Erik Grönwall‘s soaring vocals. Check it out and find more information below.
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Massive Wagons Drop Their Video Single “Missing On TV” – New Album Coming



Lancaster rock ruffians, Massive Wagons, have just announced their seventh studio album, Earth To Grace. It is due out on the 8th of November 2024 via Earache Records, on coloured vinyl, black vinyl, signed bonus edition CD and more. This update is accompanied by their new single and video, “Missing On TV.” The official video was shot with Shaun Hodson of Loki Films (Volbeat, Sleep Token) at Sitcom Soldiers Studios. Watch it below and read more from the band.
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Octavian Winters Share Their New Video for Mark Pistel Remix of “Velveteen”



San Francisco post-punk outfit, Octavian Winters, recently put out their latest release, Nebula / Velveteen, remixed by Mark Pistel (Consolidated, Meat Beat Manifesto). They have now dropped a video for the American electronic/EDM trailblazer’s reworking of “Velveteen” via Stratis Capta Records, created by filmmaker David Kruschke. Check it out below.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Alcest – Les Chants de L’Aurore


Alcest began as a solo Black Metal project for French musician Neige at the turn of the millennium, and have since forged themselves a fine reputation as one of the pioneering bands of the Blackgaze sound. Continue reading


The Callous Daoboys Share an Audiotree Live Session



Atlanta alt rock collective, The Callous Daoboys (MNRK Heavy records), have released a new live session on Audiotree. The music discovery platform recording features interviews and live performance footage with the band, captured on March 25th in Chicago, IL. Check it out in the article below.
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Crimson Glory Sign to BraveWords Records



80s progressive metallers, Crimson Glory, have just signed up with BraveWords Records. This new phase will see them set to work on a fifth album, with their newest members, vocalist Travis Wills and guitarist Mark Borgmeyer. Head into the article below to read more from the band and label., and hear a sample of Travis singing Crimson Glory classics.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Portrait – The Host


 

For their sixth full-length studio release, Swedish metallers Portrait journey to the land of the concept album in order to conjure up a tale of sword and sorcery set in the seventeenth century. Their first full-blown conceptual release, The Host (Metal Blade) is not an entirely fictional piece but also inspired partly by historic events, with the band imparting the tale of an unnamed protagonist seeking strength after encountering injustice and hypocrisy.
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