CONCERT REVIEW: Better Lovers – seeyouspacecowboy – Foreign Hands – Greyhaven Live at El Corazon


Greg Puciato, somewhere in the middle of the madness, stated that, “Out of the 20 or so shows I’ve played here (Seattle), this is my favorite one.”

And what a night it was.

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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Tim Ledin’s Top 20 Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Tim Ledin is a helluva writer, devilishly handsome, brews his own beer, and is the mack-daddy of Twitch streamers. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023! Continue reading


Better Lovers (ex-Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan, END) Books 2024 Tour Dates with SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands, and Greyhaven


 

Post-Hardcore supergroup Better Lovers (ex-Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan, END) return to the road this Spring for a month-long trek across North America, marking the band’s most extensive headlining tour to date. Tickets for all non-festival shows are on sale this Friday, 12/5/2023 at 10 am local time at the link below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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ALBUM REVIEW: END – The Sin of Human Frailty


 

Sometimes a good ol’ dose of angry music is what the doctor ordered. This year certainly had some bangers of this category, but one of the best so far is END’s latest effort, The Sin of Human Frailty (Closed Casket Activities). Thirty minutes of sonic aggression comes jam-packed in the form of this metalcore supergroup’s sophomore full-length.

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases Preview 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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Better Lovers Surprise Drop Their Debut EP – “God Made Me An Animal”


 

Rock Supergroup Better Lovers featuring Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, Greg Puciato, and Will Putney, have released God Made Me An Animal, a four-song EP, via SharpTone Records. Stream the EP now! You can also purchase limited physical formats at the link below.

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More


After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: END – Cult Leader – Gather and Mourn


 

It is one thing to put together a memorable album, but to do so in the form of a split with multiple bands recording tracks for the album takes quite a vision. On many occasions, labelmates will end up putting out splits, or perhaps just friends in the scene. For END and Cult Leader, this match-up feels as natural as salt and pepper. In thirteen minutes (two songs per band), Gather & Mourn (Deathwish Inc/Closed Casket Activities) puts forth so much energy and aggression, no wonder only four tracks could fit.Continue reading