Sep 132019

Welcome to one of the heaviest death metal albums we will release this year! Southern California’s very own Wickeds End are set to unveil their latest album “Flood” via Roxx Records this October!

Get it for the introductory price of $10.99 only until release date! Featuring 8 brand new blistering and in your face death metal tracks!

Bold and unashamed these boys hold nothing back and tell it like it is on this new release. Bold lyrics and HEAVY death metal music make for one of the best new releases for 2019! You wont want to miss out on this one! Continue reading »

Sep 122019

Alice Cooper has released a lyric video for ‘Detroit City 2020′, the opening song of his new “Breadcrumbs” EP, which will be released on September 13 via earMUSIC. Check it out below.

The “Breadcrumbs” EP is Alice Cooper‘s tribute to the garage rock heroes from his former hometown, Detroit. The EP features six brand new recordings and is available on digital and as limited and numbered 10-inch vinyl — with only 20,000 copies worldwide — sold at very special price.

Joining Cooper on the recordings are MC5‘s Wayne Kramer, jazz singer Paul Randolph, former Grand Funk Railroad member Mark Farner, ex-Detroit Wheels drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Mick Collins.. Continue reading »

Sep 122019

As the summer comes to a close, Brisbane’s Australia’s Awaken I Am revisit their recent US tour in the latest video ‘By Your Side.’ Shot on location across North America, the clip compliments their shimmering, infectious sound with footage of their explosive live shows. Continuing their road-dog mentality, Awaken I Am kicks off their tour this week with guests I The Mighty and Homefront across Australia. The song is taken from the quartet’s latest EP “The Beauty In Tragedy”, available now. The five song collection plays as a tribute to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley.

Watch ‘By Your Side’ below. Continue reading »

My Epic – “Violence” (ep)

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Sep 122019

My Epic has returned with Violence, their promised follow up to 2018’s Ultraviolet (ep) which was an introspective look at faith and questions that are “beyond what we can see and know”.  While Ultraviolet took a quieter approach, Violence shows the band taking a more abrasive tact.

North Carolina natives My Epic now call Fredericksburg, VA home and can trace their roots as a band back to 2005.  The ep This is Rescue (2006), and the first album  I Am Undone (2008) were released on Dreamt Music, an imprint of Facedown Records.   The band’s  follow up album, Yet (2010), ended up on the Heatseekers charts, as did the follow up Behold, in 2013.

As I wrote back in 2018 when reviewing Ultraviolet

As projects go, My Epic has taken on dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm.  Certainly big questions and from a larger perspective, Ultraviolet seems a perfect fit for one side of the story.  Chiming guitars, layers and layers of sound and atmosphere that seems very far from the worlds of metal or punk.  Vocals are smooth and calming and provide just the right atmosphere for the introspective, questioning  lyrics.  In many ways, this reminds me a bit of some of the ambient black metal projects I love so much, but in this case keyboards, electronic effects, and clean guitars provide the background. Continue reading »

Sep 112019

The fifth trailer for “Shaped By Fire”, the seventh album from California metallers As I Lay Dying, can be seen below. Due on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records, the disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The only exception was for the track “My Own Grave”, which was produced by As I Lay Dying, co-produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood.

In the latest “Shaped By Fire” trailer, the members of As I Lay Dying discuss how they came to choose Corey Meyers to create the album’s artwork. Continue reading »