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Blood Region – For All the Fallen Heroes

Blood Region - For All the Fallen Heroes If Slayer and In Flames formed a super group or at minimum a game of Dungeons and Dragons, Blood Reign’s newest release For All the Fallen Heroes would be either the result or what was blasting during game time.  A magnificent...

Hate Unbound – Plague

Hate Unbound - Plague The Motor City is going to be taken over by molten metal on February 17th, the date Hate Unbound is scheduled to release their debut album, Plague, courtesy of Inverse Records. Hate Unbound, made up of Art Giammara (vocals), Daryl Mitchell...

Softcore Suicide – R.I.P.

Fresh outta Finland, Softcore Suicide, dropped the attitude laden single “R.I.P.”. Softcore Suicide began when vocalist Petu, guitarists Samu and Laassi, bassist Sane, and drummer Aku joined forces in 2014, these guys bring their unique blend of hard rock, punk, and...

NORD – ALPHA

Danish melodic progressive rockers, NORD are set to release their debut EP titled Alpha on March 3, 2017 courtesy of Inverse Records. Forming in 2013 in Denmark, NORD set out with the ambition of creating heavy music with a Nordic feeling while combining dreamy...

Sleepwalkers – Hollowpath

Sleepwalkers - Hollowpath Sleepwalkers, established in 2010 by Mike Watts to create slow, melodic death/doom metal that evoke visions of shifting dreams and bleak nightmares within a heavy framework of dark overtones and deeply tortured screams, roared emotionally by...

GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – GHOST PARADE

Minneapolis natives, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, released their third album Ghost Parade in early October courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  Vocalist Lindy Gabriel, the mad scientist behind the magnificence that is Gabriel and the Apocalypse, successfully merged...

KIRRA – Run Away

KIRRA – Run Away Rockers and Oklahoma natives Kirra released their debut album, Run Away, on October 7th courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  As guitarist Daxton Page puts it with a strong emphasis on the word “rock”, meaning “straight up and raw”.   Their first EP,...

Temple Agents – Live Santiago de Chile

Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on July 4, 2016 Temple Agents, a hard rock band from Santiago, Chile, formed in 2009 by their two founding members, Ale Solar and Fernando Elizalde. Since the band’s inception, they have toured all over Chile and opened for...

TTNG – Disappointment Island

Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on September 20, 2016  British math rockers, TTNG (formerly known as This Town Needs Guns), released their third full length album titled Disappointment Island in July 2016.  Math rock?  Yes, math rock is rhythmically complex,...

Decivilize – Decivilize

Written by Ken Bowden on September 20, 2016 for Bloodrock Media  Wisconsin's own, Decivilize released their self-titled debut album, Decivilize, on September 30, 2016, courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  The band is comprised of Kurt VanderVelden on vocals, Tim Beyer...

Slaves on Dope – Horse

Written by Ken Bowden on September 20, 2016 Canadian rockers, Slaves on Dope, are back with their September 9th release entitled, Horse, courtesy of Universal Music Group.  As some may recall, Slaves on Dope were signed by Ozzy Osbourne’s label, Divine Records in the...

Norma Jean – Polar Similar

Written by Ken Bowden on September 14, 2016 for Bloodrock Media I'm just going to start this review by saying, it's about FUCKING time.  Ever since your humble narrator attended a Norma Jean show a few months back in Detroit, I’ve been chomping at the bit to see what...

Stellar Circuits – Stellar Circuits

Written by Ken Bowden on September 12, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Back in November up and coming band, Stellar Circuits made some noise outta North Carolina by dropping their awesome self-titled EP, Stellar Circuits. In light of their looming full length debut I think...

GOD – GOD I

Written by Ken Bowden on September 12, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Who are they? Hel---er---heaven if I knew before this album review but coming from the Silver City’s prog metal scene comes GOD. An anonymous group undertaking a Christian metal project of, dare I say,...

Eva Under Fire – Anchors

Written by Ken Bowden on September 20, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Doing an album review is usually a fairly smooth process; hit play, listen to a few tracks, and type up a rough draft. Eva Under Fire's debut album Anchors didn't go quite so smoothly, not for bad...

Shallow State – Now or Never

Shallow State - Now or Never Chicago area rockers, Shallow State recently released their new single “Now or Never” to Reverbnation. The track is reminiscent of Core/Purple (1992-1994) Stone Temple Pilots with just a touch of Come Clean (2001) Puddle of Mudd, heavier...

Essential End – Deadwood

Essential End – Deadwood Since 2014 east coast natives Essential End have been sharing the stage with the likes of Buckcherry, Saving Abel, and Texas Hippie Coalition.  On August 26th they released their new EP, Deadwood, courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  Made up...

Single Mothers – Meltdown

Single Mothers - Meltdown Written by Ken Bowden on August 26, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Single Mothers is one of those noisy punk bands that just grabs you, despite the silly ass name, the music is no fuckin’ joke. In their latest release Meltdown, Single Mothers...

Another Lost Year – Alien Architect

Another Lost Year - Alien Architect Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on August 16, 2016 So when one hears the words “truther band” they tend to think of extreme examples like Corporate Avenger but Another Lost Year’s, sophomore release entitled Alien...

MORROW’S MEMORY – TAKE CONTROL

Morrow’s Memory - Take Control Written by April Baggins for Bloodrock Media on August 15, 2016    Five years is an eternity in the music world but as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and good things have happened for Detroit area alternative...

Sianvar – Stay Lost

Sianvar - Stay Lost Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on August 15, 2016 Sianvar, a conglomeration of members from Dance Gavin Dance, Hail the Sun, Stolas, and A lot Like Birds, released their debut full length album, Stay Loston August 5th.   If you aren’t...

Flaw – Divided We Fall

Flaw - Divided We Fall Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on July 25, 2016 Kentuckians, Flaw, have always been a bit different than most in the rock scene, breaking through at the end of the nu-metal era, they brought chugging riffs and intense vocals with a...

Silvertung – Out of the Box

Silvertung - Out of the Box Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on July 25, 2016 Silvertung, hailing from Maryland, released their third album and first EP, Out of the Box, on July 8, 2016 courtesy of Pavement Entertainment.  The band’s singles “Face the Music”...

(hed) p.e. – Forever!

After a little more than two decades, nine albums, and a some lineup changes, one may think a band may be a bit out of touch or at the very least, running on fumes, but (hed) p.e.’s upcoming, release entitled Forever!, demonstrates that those are quite simply...

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