Author: Mitch Ellerbrock


By now, you’re probably at least a little bit familiar with Chicago-based hard rock band Soil. They formed twenty years ago, and in 2001 they released their debut album Scars, which was an amazing album. If for some reason you still haven’t heard it, go get it. However, I’m not here to write about that album. As I said, Soil (often stylized as SOiL) have been around for twenty years, and that’s a long time. To celebrate the occasion, on September 15, they’ve released Scream: The Essentials via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records, a sort of greatest hits album with unreleased and alternate...

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Australian metal outfit As Paradise Falls burst onto the scene in 2014, and in 2015 they began recording their first full length album, Digital Ritual. Unfortunately, while they were recording the album, guitarist Glen Barrie passed away in his sleep. Fast forward to two years later, As Paradise Falls have risen above this tragedy, releasing an album that delivers on oh so many levels. Released worldwide on July 21, 2017, Digital Ritual brings with it a fairly interesting concept – that of technology not simply controlling, but actually ruining our lives; and that in and of itself raises some interesting questions about our...

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