Jun 222017

North Carolina based metalcore outfit To Speak Of Wolves have announced their Solid State comeback record, “Dead In The Shadow,” now available for pre-order on the Solid State webstore.

In anticipation, To Speak Of Wolves has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the first new single, ‘Haunt Me’, which can be streamed below.

Vocalist Gage Speas said, ‘Haunt Me’ is one of my favorite songs off the record. It was a pretty emotional experience tracking vocals. The lyrics are about letting go of people you love when it becomes apparent that you just can’t help them anymore. You’ve done everything you can and have to walk away. When we sat back and all listened to it in the studio, we knew right away this was going to be the first song we released.” Continue reading »

Demon Hunter – “Outlive”

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May 072017

Before I get on with my review, I would like to mention that this band was a favourite of the late TMR Reviewer, Peter Willoughby, fondly remembered as the “WhiteMetalMan”, and in his honour I take it upon myself to hear this album through his ears and review it as he would have. So here it is.

Demon Hunter, an American Christian Metalcore band formed by the two Clark brothers, emerged the scene in 2000, and are out with their eighth studio album “Outlive” which was released by Solid State Records on March 31, 2017. Ryan and Don played together previously in Coalesce and Neurosis. Ryan had previously played guitar in hardcore band Focal Point, and released an album on Tooth & Nail/Solid State when he was still in his teens. Don left the band to pursue a career in Graphic design and family obligations.

As a headlining act, Demon Hunter helped introduce audiences to bands like August Burns Red. They’ve co-headlined with Red and toured as direct support for both In Flames and As I Lay Dying in the United States and parts of Canada. They’ve travelled to South America, Europe, and Australia, headlining major festivals and club shows alike. Continue reading »

May 042017

Solid State Records are thrilled to welcome the incredible Earth Groans to the family! Like these guys on their Facebook page and learn a bit about their amazing work. Their debut EP “Renovate” will be released May 12th, 2017.

“We all have the same vision,” says Schaeffer of he and band mates Brady Mueller, Zachariah Mayfield, and Kaden Burton. “We want to be a ministry first, and a band second. Christ is the carpenter, and all these songs have to do with renovating our old selves so we can be made new.” Continue reading »

Mar 312017

“Outlive”, the new album from Demon Hunter, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. Released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records, the disc is the band’s eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014’s “Extremist”.

Demon Hunter has shared the track listing and the final two covers for “Outlive”. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover is for the double vinyl.

The band will also release a beautifully packaged “Outlive” box set that will certainly appeal to Demon Hunter‘s legion of diehard fans. The box set includes two bonus tracks, a behind-the-scenes DVD, photo cards, booklet, poster, bandana, a ring, and more. It is housed in a drawer-style box with metallic gold detail and is a true collector piece.

“EUROPE! We are headlining the CVJM Loud and Proud Festival 2017 in Germany, 21st of October! This is the only European appearance we have scheduled this year. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!” (please see poster below).

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Feb 102017

Here is the official lyric video of Death Therapy‘s brand new single ‘Slow Dance (With Death)’ the track appears on Death Therapy‘s debut album “The Storm Before The Calm” which will release on February 24th, with pre-orders available now! Pre-Order your copy on CD, Digital Download, or as part of a T-Shirt bundle today! The video can be seen below.

Started as the side project of Jason Wisdom, former frontman of Becoming The Archetype and no stranger to Solid State records, the project morphed into a full time project consisting of Jason Wisdom and Josh Seagraves. Death Therapy combines elements of metal with electronic, industrial, and post-punk influences

Jason Wisdom commented on the lyrical themes of the album: Continue reading »