Return To Earth (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) Releases Their New EP “Octavius”


Long-running Prog Metal legends Return To Earth have released their new EP, Octavius, via Nashville record label Bald Freak Music. Against their type, Octavius is an ambient electronic music album made only with synthesizers and owing to their love of composers and movie soundtracks. The band released their debut album Captains of Industry in 2007 via Metal Blade Records, and a series of independent releases over the years. Octavius is produced The band features Ron Scalzo, former drummer for Coheed and Cambira, and The Dillinger Escape Plan – Chris Pennie, and Brett Aveni. Buy and stream the record below.Continue reading


Candy Share Their New Single and Video for “You Will Never Get Me” Featuring Justice Tripp



Industrial metallers, Candy, have just released their brand new single and visualizer video, “You Will Never Get Me.” The track, featuring Justice Tripp of Angel Du$t and Trapped Under Ice, follows the recently shared single “Love Like Snow” featuring MIRSY and mmph, and lead single “eXistenZ.” All three tease their forthcoming new album, It’s Inside You due June 07th via Relapse Records. Check out the new video and more below.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Replicant – Infinite Mortality


Okay, I openly confess, I may have dropped the ball. But what do you mean, you ask? Well, there’s a long laundry list of brain farts on my part so I should clarify. Apologies to a couple of ex-girlfriends beforehand as said list includes my lack of communication. That out of the way, I’m shocked that it took this long for Replicant to come to my attention. This Garden State unit has been around for 10 years so you would think that my decades-long travels on the heavy music highway would have warranted a listen or two. But thankfully on Infinite Mortality (Transcending Obscurity Records) I’m correcting the oversight.Continue reading


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UPDATED: The Dillinger Escape Plan Has Booked Two More Reunion Shows Celebrating 25 Years Of “Calculating Infinity”


UPDATE 3: The Dillinger Escape Plan has now added a third date with all of the bands from the first two shows on one bill!

 

UPDATE 2: The Dillinger Escape Plan has now added a second date to their 2024 reunion. Direct support will come from The Callous Daoboys and Deadguy.

 

The Dillinger Escape Plan will celebrate 25 years of their acclaimed 1999 debut album Calculating Infinity with a reunion show on June 21, 2024 in Brooklyn, NY at the legendary Brooklyn Paramount. The band will play the album in its entirety for the first time ever with co-founder and original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis. Backing Minakakis will be founding guitarist Ben Weinman, as well as bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer. Tickets are on sale Friday, December 15 at 10am ET and will be available at the link below. Car Bomb has shared a poster with them and Candy lsited as openers, but not confirmed by PR.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Books a Reunion Show Celebrating 25 Years Of “Calculating Infinity”


 

UPDATE: The Dillinger Escape Plan will celebrate 25 years of their acclaimed 1999 debut album Calculating Infinity with a reunion show on June 21, 2024 in Brooklyn, NY at the legendary Brooklyn Paramount. The band will play the album in its entirety for the first time ever with co-founder and original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis. Backing Minakakis will be founding guitarist Ben Weinman, as well as bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer. Tickets are on sale Friday, December 15 at 10am ET and will be available at the link below. Car Bomb has shared a poster with them and Candy lsited as openers, but not confirmed by PR.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Rile – Pessimist


 

Hailing from Salt Lake City and formed by Cult Leader bassist Sam Richards, Rile are a band with fine credentials who have recently landed on the Church Road Records roster and have created a solid debut for the UK label, which unashamedly takes inspiration from Converge, Trap Them and the like.

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EP REVIEW: The Callous Daoboys – God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys


 

Much like the Atlanta band’s name is a mocking twist on the Dallas Cowboys, their take on metalcore is a mocking twist on the genre. Normally this sort of thing is not my personal taste, and I write it off as MySpace metal, however these guys have perverted in such a manner that it appeals to me. They are aggressive yet highly skilled in the mathematics of their contorted riffing.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Capra – Errors


 

When Capra burst onto the Hardcore scene back in 2021 with their debut album, In Transmission, they displayed whole-heartedly, what the best things are about the subgenre today. Riffs that make you want to start chaos wherever you go, and the emotive vocals from Crow Lotus, made Capra one of the stand-out newcomers in 2021.

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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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