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HOGAN’S GOAT – HOGAN’S GOAT

Hogan’s Goat, favored farm animal species and beloved pet of retired WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan, often seen in the passenger seat of his owner’s convertible enjoying the breeze and soaking in the Florida sun? Actually, it is in reference to a Scottish folklore about a...

EXPANDER – ENDLESS COMPUTER

  I'm always weary of listening to bands whose label ONLY does one genre of music. There's a rolling stigma with me that just says you could know every band on the label's catalog, choose one blindfolded and listen to it, and not know who it was. Not the case...

DESECRESY – THE MORTAL HORIZON

I read somewhere that the CIA uses death metal music in their sensory deprivation techniques when interrogating war detainees.  If they had Desecresy's latest release The Mortal Horizon on file, I will put it to you this way.....their interrogations would be a lot...

MOTOGRATER – DESOLATION

It has been over fourteen years since MOTOGRATER has released a full length album. A torrent of several roster changes have plagued the band for years, not the least of which was the exit of Ivan Moody, who went on to sing for Five Finger Death Punch. In-fighting...

ACEDIA MUNDI – SPECULUM HUMANAE SALVATONIS

French black metal band Acedia Mundi is scheduled to release their new album Speculum Humanae Salvatonis this month courtesy of Throats Productions. Making what some would consider new age black metal, this band keeps all the enjoyable roots of black metal while...

VINDKAST – ARCHAIC COLLAPSE

  Atmospheric black metal band Vindkast recently re-released their old limited release album Archaic Collapse, courtesy of Avantgarde Music.  Having only printed 100 cassettes (no need to break out your Walkman this time) in the previous release, long times fans...

DEMON EYE – PROPHECIES AND LIES

North Carolina based metal band Demon Eyes is soon to release their new full length album, Prophecies and Lies, on September 8th, courtesy of Soulseller Records. Prophecies and Lies has a very class metal sound. The only complaint lies with the simple recording...

PROTOSEQUENCE – BIOPHAGUS

Edmonton, Canada based tech death/metalcore band Protosequence is soon to release their newest independent EP Biophagus on August 18th. Known for their interesting mix of sounds, this album definitely does deliver.To put it simply, this may be my favorite album I've...

DR. SHRINKER – ARCHIVES I AND II

  So, I’ll start off by saying, I’m not a fan of death metal. I’m not a genre snob so I don’t dislike ALL of it, but it’s a very rare occurrence that I’ll actually like something put out by a band that labels themselves as death metal.  But I wanted to really...

THE ACACIA STRAIN – GRAVEBLOOM

Deathcore legends The Acacia Strain released their newest album Gravebloom on June 30th. One attribute of TAA that’s exceptional is the fact they haven’t changed their sound dramatically since, well, 2004. Because of this, they’ve managed to form a cult following....

DARK WATERS END – SUBMERSION

Philadelphia based Progressive Tech Death band Dark Waters End is soon to release their newest full length album Submersion on the 17th of October. And let me be the first to say, it's killer. This band is absolutely insane, and I loved it. Taking a slightly more...

THESE STREETS – UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Cali hardcore band These Streets is bringing you a handful of new tracks with Unfinished Business and you’re going to be left wondering why? There isn’t anything in them that will stand out as unique from what you’ve heard by bands like Papa Roach or P.O.D. and...

PRISON OF MIRRORS – UNSTINTED, DELIRIOUS, CONVULSIVE OATHS

Founded in Italy in early 2011, Prison of Mirrors began as a black metal project by one L.S. Later, two other entities - Nocturnal Silence and Anubis - joined the band, thus beginning their common path of transcendence. Always dwelling in the unknown, many early ideas...

COFFEINE – CIRCLE OF TIME

Spain born melodic metal band Coffeine recently released their newest full length album Circle of Time courtesy of Fighter Records. With a heavy European influence in their sound, this band comes with some pretty interesting riffage throughout the album. From the get...

LACES OUT – LACES OUT

New York based group Laces Out is set to release their debut self titled EP in late June. Each track is influenced in a different way; some bass driven and some more rhythmic than others. The taste overall is grainy and raw, a key ingredient to piecing together an...

SLOW DEATH – HATE FILLED WORLD

Slow Death’s first album Hate Filled World is an uproaring testament to the glory that is furious noise punk. Reminiscent of the early days of bands like Dillinger Escape Plan or Poison the Well, Hate Filled World is filled to the brim with the spite it’s name...

SHADOW OF DOUBT – NO MERCY

Shadow of Doubt’s No Mercy is a 4 track love letter to the yesteryears of New York hardcore. It’s comparable to merger of bands such as FEAR and Black Flag with newer bands like Hatebreed. An awkward mix that on paper seems like it should work, but in practice still...

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – LEGENDARY YEARS

Veteran Italian rockers Rhapsody of Fire are bringing that fresh heat with Legendary Years. Remember when Count Dooku/Saruman dropped a metal album? Then you know these guys, and now with their proper vocalist Giacomo Voli they unleash 14 tracks of solid symphonic...

GHOST SEASON – LIKE STARS IN A NEON SKY

Athens based metal band Ghost Season released their newest album Like Stars in a Neon Sky on January 27th, 2017. Formed back in 2013, this is the band’s first full length release, courtesy of Pavement Entertainment. Like Stars in a Neon Sky is definitely an album not...

PHIDION – THE THROES OF SCOURGE

Swedish thrasher band Phidion’s debut album has been on quite the journey to achieve conception, with the original lineup scattering to the winds in 2012 after just 2 EPs. However, after regrouping and rebuilding, Guitarist Christos Chatzikonstandinos began crafting...

ONE MASTER – LYCANTHROPIC BURROWING

One Master is a NY/CT based occult black metal band that makes its summer debut with Lycanthropic Burrowing. It's a pretty traditional stab at the genre but not a carbon copy of anything that’s come before. It does bring to mind the very early days of bands like...

NECROCOSM – DAMNATION DOCRINE

Necrocosm first dropped Damnation Doctrine back in 2015 and are poised to make a resurgence now, but the only thing on your mind when you listen to this is “how the hell did I not own this when it first dropped?” and making Tyrone Biggums memes asking for more of this...

EXPULSION – NIGHTMARE FUTURE

Let’s be real, no one who’s familiar with the names Matt Harvey (Exhumed) or Matt Olivo (Repulsion) wonders if when they hear that a new project is coming from either, about the quality. If you’re even vaguely familiar with bands like Exhumed, then you know that’s...

WILDERNESS DREAM – PARALYSIS RISE

Wilderness Dream’s new album Paralysis Rise is a crushing blow to the senses, a mash up of hardcore, heavy metal, punk and raging groove into an sonic artillery shell to rain down on you. Paralysis Rise is the second release from the SF Bay area band and it’s every...

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