DEHUMAN Premieres “Crypts of Blood”

The song is a raging piece of uncompromisingly fast, epic and vicious slab of take-no-prisoner Death Metal that mixes the best of both the old-school feel and modern production and musicianship. Fans of old-school Pestilence, Vader and Suffocation will be served a (bloody) plate of first choice cuts. Continue reading “DEHUMAN Premieres “Crypts of Blood””

Rye Coalition – The Story of the Hard Luck 5

It’s a surprisingly common story: local band builds up a big regional following thanks to DIY recording and constant touring; gets discovered by a major label, signed and before the album comes out the record company implodes and the band goes back to near obscurity. Continue reading “Rye Coalition – The Story of the Hard Luck 5”

Chil Wil The Panther EP Review

A number of the rappers that are currently looking to break it big glom onto established rap flows for their claim to fame. Chil Wil is an artist that comes forth with a distinctive style of rap that will tattoo itself into the minds and hearts of listeners. The production of this EP makes each of the five cuts ready for rap rotation; the album’s initial track Stridin straddles the line between gritty street anthem and smart flow. The epic beat that starts out He Hate Me is built upon by Chil Wil’s deft rapping skills; instrumental and vocal combine to create something substantive and effecting. Chil Wil’s style here touches upon 50 Cent while keeping the absolute harmony of his flow high. The lyrics are crisp and clear, pushing the composition to an entirely new plateau. Continue reading “Chil Wil The Panther EP Review”

Loudwire Music Festival Announces New 2015 Performers

LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL continues to grow the line-up for the inaugural three day, multi-stage rock festival with the addition of seven-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock legend, visionary filmmaker, and author Rob Zombie and alt-rock heroes Weezer as festival headliners. Continue reading “Loudwire Music Festival Announces New 2015 Performers”

Will Butler extends spring tour

Policy, the debut album from Will Butler, will be in stores on March 10 in the US and March 16 in the rest of the world. The video for “Anna” was directed by Will himself and highlights his efforts to bring a “100% serious, but 100% joking” attitude back to modern rock. Continue reading “Will Butler extends spring tour”

Luke Jon Shearer Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind CD Review

Luke Jon Shearer crafts a style of music on his Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind that is wholly distinct from other music coming down the pipeline. There are healthy doses of late-nineties Britpop and darkly emotive industrial elements, but the human element contributed to the compositions by Shearer spins the resulting songs in a bold new dimension. There is considerable cohesion that exists during the initial registers of the disc (Black Rain and Precious One) that ensures listeners will be sticking with the album from stem to stern. Continue reading “Luke Jon Shearer Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind CD Review”

Secret Solstice Festival Announces Lineup

After celebrating a successful first year in 2014, Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has announced its initial dance lineup for 2015. Secret Solstice was made famous last year for patrons being able to party in perpetual daylight for three entire days. Continue reading “Secret Solstice Festival Announces Lineup”

Them Howling Bones Interview

We’re sitting down with Them Howling Bones. Let’s get right to it – What’s your story?

A: Well i guess our story starts with Me “mitch” wanting to start a band in LA after getting out of school. After school i went to england for a few weeks to try to figure out what i was doing with my life, and realized i wanted to start a band. I Came back to LA and started looking for members, and my girlfriend at the time told me about Peter. At the time he was in another band with our now bass player called “Kick Rocks” after every show i would go up to pete and say “Hey man, if you wanna start a real rock and roll band give me a call” Long story short he left his last band and we formed Them Howling Bones. Continue reading “Them Howling Bones Interview”

INFESTING SWARM set release date for ART OF PROPAGANDA debut

Art of Propaganda unveils a daring newcomer that breathes new life into usually traditional metal tropes: Infesting Swarm and their debut album, Desolation Road, set for international release on March 30th. Hailing from Germany, Infesting Swarm have been quietly and patiently perfecting their craft for the past eight years, waiting for the right moment to unveil their momentous creation. At last, it is here, and the band’s debut album swells and surges with a glorious melancholy without losing its metallic might. Continue reading “INFESTING SWARM set release date for ART OF PROPAGANDA debut”