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Ryder is a hard rock band hailing from Queens, NY, who are looking to release their debut album Killer Karma sometime in May of 2020. It will consist of 10 tracks and to give us a taste, they are releasing a single called “Hard Time”, along with an acoustic song called “Crash and Burn“. If this is any indication of what the album itself will sound like, we will be in for a treat. The...

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Bare-chested leather jacket enthusiasts everywhere rejoice… European polynational super group Lucifer are back with “Lucifer III”. They have eschewed their previous vintage tube amp cream laden sound for a sound even creamier with even more vintage tube amps. Grab your inexplicable leather police hat and slip into the reddest lipstick you can find while we take a look at this 1973 party rocker that actually came out in 2020. *AHEM* To be honest when I...

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Panteon hails from Brownsville, Texas and they have the reputation of being the pioneers of extreme metal in Texas, which their latest album Death and Darkness displays that perfectly. Valdo on bass, Hannibal on vocals, and Aaron Panteon on drums combine together as well oiled brutal assault to prove that they mean business. They come out fast, fierce and deadly, and leave just as quickly as they came, leaving only dust and piles of bodies...

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Norwegian Metal act, Tales of Dhvaras had their origins back in the early 90s.   Taking inspiration from the raw, dark beauty of nature, they referred to their genre as “Skogsrock”, which translates to Forest Rock. The band thought the DAT tape originally used to record the album had been forever lost.  That tape, however, was rediscovered in early 2019 and later in the fall, band founder Kyrre Riksen was able to restore the songs...

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Golden Blood Cum, Coke and Blasphemy Witching Hour Productions One-person music project offerings can often fall short of a compelling listen, lacking the push-pull dynamic of a group collaboration, but Erech Leleth’s Golden Blood possesses a sense of musical interaction belying its singular source. The Polish artist’s debut four-song EP, Cum, Coke and Blasphemy, on Witching Hour Productions, dashes sure-footedly into the punk/thrash arena with a vengeance. The title track hits like old-school blackened metal with...

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Monolith (ZA) The Lord Conspirator MMD Records South Africa’s Monolith (ZA) puts a moody mark on death metal with its new eight-song release, The Lord Conspirator, being released by MMD Records’ subsidiary, MMD Black on April 28th 2020. A follow-up to the band’s two previous EPs, Memory Palace and Legacy of the Opium Eater, The Lord Conspirator shows a band very comfortable in its own skin, seamlessly blending blast beats with somber passages and tightly...

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If you’re like me, you like to get out and support your local music scene on a regular basis. With the Coronavirus outbreak, we don’t have that opportunity any longer for the near future. If you have children, you also may be looking for things for them to do while they are home. Below are several things you can find online that may help keep you busy and checking out some music until life gets back...

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From the start, this album will capture you, drawing you within its world. If you are a fan of bands such as Cold or Staind, then this will be right up your alley. Inertia is a perfect blend of being melodic, but it will go hard as well. The band, Nicumo, originates from Finland, but you can hardly tell that as they fit right in with American bands. Inertia by Nicumo The lead singer Hannu...

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Pittsburgh has apparently become another home to Martin’s Ferry, Ohio’s deft doom-rocking power trio Brimstone Coven. This past Saturday night was yet another successful stand for these groovy, Mephistophelean mischief makers of melody. Humorous stage banter between polymath bassist Andrew D’Cagna and guitar hitman Corey Roth, their music gluing Black to Blue playfully, like delinquents papering suburban homes. Songs such as “Earth and Ocean,” new, unrecorded song “The Inferno,” back catalogue classics “The Grave” and...

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The coronavirus is now affecting the music industry. With the World Health Organization now categorizing it as a global pandemic, a large amount of tour cancellations, some states putting a ban on gatherings of over 1,000 and last night’s live stream from the White House… there’s a lot of uncertainty. Live Nation has lost billions at this point and even St. Patrick’s Day parades have been cancelled! So, what are we supposed to do? The...

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Music is a flexible art format. There are many different sounds to make, melodies to sing, and lyrics to perfect. Though, it seems our world of harmonies has fallen flat as most music follows the same pattern and everything sounds the same. In a world of no variation is where an artist like Eilera prevails. Eilera is a French music artist. She started off her journey into music by combining Celtic music and other genres...

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In 2012, musical mastermind David Wheeler formed two bands simultaneously. The first and more commercially viable at the time was the Metal act, Carousel, which ended up getting signed to Tee Pee records. Starting as more of a side project was Outsideinside, a much bluesier, 60s- and 70s-Rock influenced project. In September of 2016, Carousel ended and the focus was shifted to Outsideinside. Outsideinside originally started as a trio with David providing guitar work and...

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There was a saying when I was growing up: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” The first song on the self-titled album from German Progressive Rock band Thybeaux does just that. “The Scope“ starts with the all of the ethereal eeriness of a horror movie soundtrack. As with all good Proggy goodness, it is the musical equivalent of a rollercoaster, twisting and turning it’s way into a soft, arpeggiated...

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Richmond, Virginia has proven to be metal hotbed over the past twenty years, and Book Of Wyrms have quickly grown into worthy alumni, their mesmerizingly melancholy psychedelic doom pulling in fans from all the splintered subgenres.  Remythologizer, the band’s second record, continues their exemplary and phantasmagorical mission to explore the multiverse in all its facets. Opening track “Autumnal Snow” is a breathtaking chimera of latter-day Candlemass and Oceans of Slumber, the ghostly vocals of one...

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When I first downloaded Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album, I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. His old music is very idolized as a perfect example of classic, wild metal and Ozzy hadn’t released a solo album since Scream, back in 2010! I loved the single that he released with Post Malone in September, but I do not think any of us had any idea that it would foreshadow what would become Ozzy’s new album, Ordinary...

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The Soul Rebels have done something that is nearly impossible in this day and age: They have invented a new genre. Combining their native, old-fashioned New Orleans Jazz with modern Hip-Hop and R’n’B, this dynamic band has created a unique sound that bridges the ages where soulful vocals meet Jazz rhythms and virtuosity. Listening to The Soul Rebels’ latest offering, Poetry in Motion, was inarguably one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had when researching...

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On this bitter and chilly lover’s holiday evening, fans turned out respectably for an eclectic night of heavy music in what is a promising old-yet-new McKees Rocks concert hall, the current owners of The Roxian Theater apparently sparing no dollars in making it a truly special place for the live experience to happen once again. Tough-guy New Yorkers Eve To Adam got things started with a bruising session of groovy, Godsmacked hard rock, the streetwise...

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Arguably one of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s heaviest, Post Mortal Posession have just released their brand new single “Gates of Lyssa” exclusively through Slam Worldwide and boy, is it a grinding barrage of Slam and Brutal Death Metal. If Waking the Cadaver and Embryonic Devourment had invested in modern recording production, you would get a glimpse of what we have in “Gates of Lyssa”. I closed my mind while I let Post Mortal Possession bash my head...