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From the icy, bitter, perpetual night of space arrived Automb. Allow your imagination to blind you to the fact that they were formed by a European immigrant and a Connecticut transplant. Do not be deceived by their relative youth. Automb are vessels for gods long lost and older than the eldest sun. Chaosophy, the now three-piece act’s second album, is a cry from a void, a primordial frequency that only occultists can decipher, hurled from...

Rainscape call their style of music “Doomericana,” which implies a sort of “Bluegrass Sabbath” sound. With just a 3-track 2018 EP out prior to the release of their latest single, Rainscape are obviously just getting their tires wet. What I’m hearing with “Low Tide” is a sort of psychedelic. desert grunge. Imagine Mother Love Bone partying with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Kyuss with whiskey in their gullets. If dreamy, hair-band melodies, jangly guitars,...

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  The story behind Redemption’s Cry is kind of a mysterious one. I remember that it was a warm September evening. I went down to my studio to just play my guitar. I really just wanted to play and not to write, but somehow this song was ready to be birthed. When the baby is ready to come out, there is no stopping it. So as I was noodling around I started to play this...

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I’ve been a Verity White fan for somewhere between three and four years. It was originally her powerfully soulful vocal style that reeled me in and kept me coming back. The British bombshell from Cheltenham always delivers on her unique style of straight-ahead rock. Having already been familiar with the full-band version of “Inside Your Love” from the Reclaim album, this acoustic version does not disappoint. Unlike many electric guitar lines, this heavily blues-inspired guitar...

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In the early nineties, the metal band, Dhvaras, played what they referred to as “Skogsrock” (Forest rock) in Groruddalen, Norway – inspired by both the beauty and dark rawness of nature itself. All of the songs used classical guitars as the melodic foundation and from there were turned into a loud and melodic soundscape. During Fall 2019, the band‘s founder, Kyrre Riksen, was able to restore an old DAT tape demo previously believed to be...

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The Fading Light was formed in Pittsburgh in 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Josh Doran after purchasing an acoustic guitar so he could get a new perspective. I’m almost never a fan of abandoning electric guitar for acoustic. In this instance, however, Josh made an excellent choice and I can find little reason to disagree. The Fading Light’s newest single, “On My Own” dropped on April 25, 2020. Starting with a synchronized bass/vocal groove, the intro very...

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  Labyrinth Within Lunacy: A Punishing Descent Into Madness Labyrinth Within Lunacy is the first single off of Post Mortal Possession‘s new album, Catacombs Of Bedlam. This song is a brutal descent into madness, with the lyrics painting a horrific unraveling of an abusively medicated mental patient losing their sanity, shackled in the depths of the institution. It truly makes a wicked pairing with the music here, and this song captures the overall theme of...

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Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish are known for their grandiose albums, and their newest album Human:||:Nature, which released on April 10th, is definitely the very definition of that. This is technically a double album, except with a unique twist. The second disc contains one whole song that is broken up into 8 parts. Their closing tracks are usually the longest, and Nightwish really put their all into their longest song yet. Human:||Nature is a concept...

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March 20, 2020 saw the release of the third full length studio release from Danish artist Amalie Bruun’s post black metal project Myrkur. Indeed, that label was tenuous at best with previous releases and it appears she had shed it entirely with ‘Folkesange’ (“Folksongs”). That being said, this album still captures the soul of what makes that genre so compelling… no longer raw and gritty, but still etherial; cinematic yet deliberate songs. Now that the...

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I never realized how much I missed Hair Metal until I listened to Wildstreet’s latest single, “Born To Be”. To once again hear a song with a motorcycle engine revving is oddly satisfying. Especially when it’s followed by synchronized bass and drums with the inevitable chainsaw guitar fast on their heels. While totally predictable given the genre, it’s still ever so gratifying, simultaneously providing a trip down memory lane and a little something new for...

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This video shows you how to add audio and video devices to your OBS software setup so that you can broad live podcasts or performances on Facebook Live. It also shows you how to: add a chromakey so that you can use a green screen with your video input, where to get your Facebook Live Key (www.facebook.com/live/producer/), where to go in settings to set your OBS up to broadcast on Facebook using that key, and...