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

Prong Share a Single and Video for Their Cover of Rush Classic “Working Man”

NYC metal greats, Prong, have just shared a video for their version of the Rush classic “Working Man (Regular Version).” A shorter version of the track appears on their latest album State of Emergency, which was released on Steamhammer/SPV in October of 2023. Read our recent tour coverage from the band and their tour with Voivod! Head into the article below to watch the new video and read more from Prong.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Mr. Big – Jared James Nichols Live at KK’s Steel Mill

You can always tell how busy KK’s Steel Mill is going to be by the amount of available parking spaces near the venue. Tonight there are none. Not a one. Forget being able to swing a cat, inside KK’s tonight there’s barely enough room to swing a tardigrade.Continue reading

Prefers To Hide In The Dark Streams Their Cover of “Voices” by Dream Theater

Multi-national Progressive Rock and metal band Prefers To Hide In The Dark is now streaming their cover of Dream Theater’s “Voices” which was originally released on DT’s debut album Awake. Initially shared as a full-band playthrough video on March 8th, 2024, the track is streaming on all DSPs now. Their previous single “Atlas” featuring Shelby Logan Warne was released in 2023. Formed in 2021, the band is finishing their second full-length album, for release at a later date. Stream and watch “Voices” now!

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Listen to Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) And His Country Music Cover of Thin Lizzy’s Classic Hit “Cowboy Song”

Ahead of his eagerly anticipated return to the UK this month, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has released the new single “Cowboy Song,” which is a two-steppin’ country version of the Thin Lizzy classic complete with twanged up twin leads and pedal steel. The track is taken from the forthcoming EP Starry Nights & Campfire Lights, which is coming out March 15th via Snakefarm Records. Listen to the track here!Continue reading

Listen to HEALTH Cover Deftones’ 1990s Classic Track “Be Quiet A Drive (Far Away)”

HEALTH’s incredible Spotify Singles cover of Deftones‘ classic “Be Quiet A Drive (Far Away)” is out now and included in the ALLURE playlist’s Valentine’s Day theme: “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)” [Spotify Singles] The LA-band’s latest critically acclaimed LP, Rat Wars (Loma Vista Recordings, review here and here), will be released on vinyl, CD, and cassette this Friday, Feb. 16th. The trio’s upcoming ‘RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR’ is also less than a month away, with sold-out shows in Toronto, Portland, Chicago, and Seattle. A full itinerary is listed below and tickets are on-sale now at the link below.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Big Scenic Nowhere – The Waydown

Ranging from members of Fu Manchu to Mos Generator to Yawning Man in their lineup, prolific Stoner Rock overlords Big Scenic Nowhere have left an everlasting legacy through their works for the past years. Now they are back with their third studio release, namely The Waydown– released via Heavy Psych Sounds. Consisting of seven tracks, the album presents the purest form of desert-styled riffs while also fusing them with jazz fusion-inspired elements. It’s fairly off-kilter to combine Desert/Stoner Rock with Jazz Fusion elements, so this has been a unique, newfound take, but of course in the finest way possible.Continue reading

Powerwolf Honors Ozzy Osbourne’s 75th Birthday by Covering Legendary Hit “Bark At The Moon”!

Powerwolf honors the 75th birthday of the Prince of Darkness himself, the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, by releasing a cover of one of the Black Sabbath vocalist’s most famous solo tracks, “Bark At The Moon”! The title track of Ozzy’s celebrated 1983 album, Bark At The Moon, is an immortal classic, and the wolves’ cover of the song is performed in true Powerwolf style while fully respecting the original version. The cover arrives with an accompanying official lyric video. Watch the Official Lyric Video for “Bark At The Moon” now!

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Ruff Majik Share Two Cover Songs from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Soundtrack

Notorious heavy stoner rock band, Ruff Majick, have released their tribute to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The band have recorded versions of “Threshold” and “Black Sheep” from the movie’s soundtrack in anticipation of the new Netflix series launching on November 17th. Keep reading to find out more.

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