Aug 162018

While performing on stage in Las Vegas, on August 12th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 am Oz Fox had a seizure on stage. He was taken to the hospital to stabilize his vitals and was given a CAT scan & MRI. Results showed that he had 2 masses in his head, one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain. The next day he was given a spinal tap. Results stated he had no infections in his spine, so now Oz will go under testing for brain surgery biopsies.

At this time, the procedures that need to be done will not be covered on insurance. We are in the process of attempting to get him coverage, but in the meantime, his hospital bills are piling up at an enormous rate! We don’t know how much the brain biopsies will cost, nor what will happen when we get the results back–whether he will need more surgery to remove any tumors or treatment plans for healing. Continue reading »

Aug 162018

For those who grew up in the Midwest in the 80s and early 90s, Chicago punk rock was something special and October Bird of Death is back with the second ep full of music keeping the spirit of Chicago punk rock alive.

Having grown up near Chicago and being into punk rock, one couldn’t help but be a fan of bands like Naked Raygun who also count Dave Grohl as a big fan, to the point where Dave had them open for the Foo Fighters at a Wrigley Field show.  That mix of melody with hints of chaos characterized the sound of many of the bands.  For those looking for some history, check out the documentary You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984.  But, I digress…. October Bird of Death has only been around a couple years, having released the death made its offer (ep) in 2017, but don’t let that fool you as the band  members have experience in a variety of notable punk rock bands with some even doing double time in the youth crew band 2 Minute Minor, which is also worth checking out.  Guitarist Darren Davick was previously in Ballydowse, while other guitarist Sid Duffour was in the legendary Headnoise and singer Wiley Willis is in the Blamed and 2 Minute Minor with drummer Zach Bridier.  For Assemble, the band recorded at Million Yen Studios with Chris DeQuick, while Zach Bridier handled mixing, and notable punk rock figure Sef Idle took care of mastering at Simpul Studio. Continue reading »

Holy Blood – “Glory to the Heroes” EP

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Aug 162018

Although this E.P. has been out for almost a year now, it was only until recently that I got my hands on it, and to be honest this was the first time I’m hearing of this band, that’s one of the reasons why I love writing for The Metal Resource (TMR). It could very well be said that TMR has exposed me to some really great artists over these years and Holy blood with its signature style is one of them.

Now, Holy blood needs little introduction given the fact that they’ve been making music since the late 90s. It wasn’t until 1999 when guitarist-vocalist Fedir Buzylevych, drummer Dmytro Tytorenko, and bassist Mykhailo Rodionov came together and formed the band. Hailing from Kiev, Ukraine (I’ve always wanted to visit this place, for I’ve heard so much about it) and having played together earlier with Voice of Cryeth under different avatars, it is no surprise to state that the band comprises immense talent.

They started off playing the Hardcore Punk genre initially but as I see with time weren’t afraid to play out different styles notably Deathcore and eventually deciding to play melodic death metal for their first album. This may been attributed and influenced as newer member were recruited to band Oleksiy Furman as lead guitarist, Vira Kniazeva as keyboard player and Yevhen Tsesarev to fill in the bass. Their music is characterized by elements based on Ukrainian folk traditions and Celtic music. They incorporate ethnic instruments such as blockflute and bagpipe. The vocals are high-pitched shrieking but also incorporates folk choirs. The band list Ensiferum and Finntroll as some of their key influences. Continue reading »

Aug 152018

Tune in Friday, August 17th at 11AM CST on the FiXT Twitch channel to watch the first 6 minutes of the Full Circle documentary. After the feature stick around for a special message from Klayton before pre-orders for the documentary DVD and merchandise line-up are released on the FiXT Store.

The untold story of the essential, genre-defying ‘90s industrial project Circle of Dust. Explore the early career of visionary artist, composer, musician and producer Klayton, who would later gain recognition for his category transcending project Celldweller.

Assembled from over 30 interviews and dozens of hours of VHS footage from Klayton’s personal archive, get access to never-before-released videos & stories on the history of Circle of Dust. Continue reading »

Aug 152018

The Italian symphonic metal band Sleeping Romance will be touring Europe next month to promote their new album “Alba” (Napalm Records). As a special guest, the successful Slovak melodic metal band Within Silence will come along. One more German show in Niederaula was just added to the tour on September 15th!

Since the release of the debut album “Enlighten” (Ulterium Records), Sleeping Romance has been working hard. At the end of 2013, the band went through Europe as a support for Theocracy, and the Italians immediately made a reputation. As a result, several tours soon followed, with the band gaining a foothold, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium.

In 2016 Sleeping Romance did two shows (acoustic and heavy) during FEMME, Europe’s largest female metal festival. It meant the final breakthrough for the Italians in The Netherlands and Belgium. The band was picked up by Napalm Records, which presents “Alba” to a wider audience. Continue reading »