Employed To Serve – Eternal Forward Motion


With a new label, their own album release shows, and more touring and festival slots than seemingly physically possible, Employed To Serve have grabbed 2019 by the throat and they will not let go until the whole world knows their name. Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm Records) is the most apt album title for this band right now as they steamroll through the competition, uncompromising in their sound, there seems to be no slowing down for Woking’ s heaviest export.Continue reading


In Flames – Norma Jean – Light the Torch: Live at O2 Ritz Manchester (UK)


For the past decade or so, melodeath heavyweights In Flames have divided the worldwide metal community. After beginning humbly as a melodic side-project to Jesper Strömblad’s traditional death metal band Ceremonial Oath, the Gothenburg group went on to release a string of innovative albums throughout the mid to late 90s that earned them unanimous acclaim for pioneering a much cleaner, more NWOBHM inspired style of death metal. Alongside the likes of bands such as Dark Tranquility and At the Gates, this fresh approach took the metal world by absolute storm. However, the turn of the decade has seen the Swedes popularity tower to heights not often reached without musical compromise, a notion that most bands of their genre would never dare to entertain. In the case of Anders Fridén and co, they boldly made the decision to incorporate friendly grooves and alternative metal riffs into a core sound that was always considered to be its best when abrasive, off-putting and relentless.

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Norma Jean Shares Video From The Studio


Norma Jean, by Meg Loyal Photography

Norma Jean has been in the studio working on their next album, due out later this year.  The band is once again working with Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Will Putney behind the boards. They also just shared a new video update of their progress so far on Facebook. Watch the video now! Continue reading


Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, In This Moment, Skillet, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, Clutch and More Booked For Impact Music Festival


Impact Music Festival was a smash last year and is now back for 2019. On the bill this year are Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, In This Moment, Skillet, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, All That Remains, Between The Buried and Me, Atreyu, YOB, Memphis May Fire, Motionless in White, Norma Jean, Buckcherry, Beartooth, Andrew W.K., Fever333, Joyous Wolf, Crown Lands, Dirty Honey, Amigo The Devil, Dube, Mammothor and more bands to be announced. Taking place July 27th and 28th at Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion, it’s sure to be a good time! Get your tickets next Friday on January 25th, at the links below.Continue reading


Norma Jean Releases Video For “Children Of The Dead”


Norma Jean released a brand new song last week, ‘Children Of The Dead’. The band recently released a deluxe version of their 2016 album Polar Similar, out now via Solid State Records. The band is said to be working on material for their next album, slated to arrive in 2019. Watch the video now! Continue reading


Norma Jean Releases New Song – “Children Of The Dead”


Norma Jean, by Meg Loyal Photography

Metalcore leaders Norma Jean has been chilling of late after ripping up the road on tour earlier last year through late summer. The band recently released a deluxe version of their 2016 album Polar Similar, out now via Solid State Records. As a bonus to fans, the bands shared a brand new song, ‘Children of The Dead’. The track is a crushing, noisy throwback the bands’ earliest and best work, which is perhaps why they left it off Polar Similar. Jam it out below. The band is said to be working on material for their next album, slated to arrive in 2019. Continue reading


December 7th 2018 New Music Releases


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Chicago Open Air – Daytona Park, Bridgeview, IL


Korn at Chicago Open Air, by Isabel Uzcategui/Originate Designs Photography

Fans gathered from around the USA and even the far reaches of the globe to attend the second annual Chicago Open Air festival. Although Rock On The Range, Louder than Life, Aftershock and others wear the crown for the greatest commercial rock and metal festivals in America, COA is poised to challenge both of those fests. Over 70,000 fans from everywhere came out to the fest in one of America’s greatest cities to see 40 bands on two stages. From what Ghost Cult saw, heard, tasted, and imbibed this weekend, this is a legit possibility. Continue reading


Hundred Suns – The Prestaliis


Since 2013, these driven musicians have been determined to create something genuinely different, something that can stand out amongst every other “competing” track you might come across in the music industry and Hundred SunsThe Prestaliis (New Damage) has undeniable potential. The brand new three-piece consists of warmly familiar faces from bands Norma Jean, Dead and Divine and Every Time I Die. You’ve got Cory Brandan on vocals, Chris LeMasters on guitar and Ryan Leger on the drums – a concoction of highly skilled musicians. Continue reading