Feb 122020

The aggressive Metal outfit, Earth Groans have dropped a new song ‘ ‘Springs,’ off Earth Groans’ upcoming EP “Prettiest Of Things” which will be released on March 6 via Solid State Records.

“Prettiest of Things is a reminder to live the lives we have as full as we can, while we have it. To shape our perspectives and vision to see the beauty around us. To be grateful for our sceneries and relationships each day.”

Pre-order or pre-save the EP at the link below and listen to a chaotic new track ‘Springs’. You for sure don’t want to miss it.

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Jul 182019

Atlanta, Georgia’s Norma Jean will release its eighth studio album, “All Hail”, on October 25 via Solid State Records. The disc was recorded earlier this year with producer Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Body Count) at his Graphic Nature Audio studio in Belleville, New Jersey.

A teaser for “All Hail” is available below.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Polar Similar” marks the final Norma Jean album to feature guitarist Jeff Hickey, who exited the band in May. At the time, Norma Jean said the decision to part ways with Hickey was due to his struggles with “alcohol addiction.” The other members of the group added that they “need to be his brothers before his bandmates” and they “continue to support Jeff in every effort toward sobriety and his personal health.” Continue reading »

May 292019

Fort Worth based metalcore troupe Oh, Sleeper have debuted a brand new song called ‘Fissure’, which comes straight from their eagerly-awaited fourth album, “Bloodied / Unbowed’.

The forthcoming record will be the band’s first full-length in eight years, acting as a follow-up to 2011’s “Children Of Fire’”.

You can stream and listen to ‘Fissure’ below.

The band’s fourth studio album, “Bloodied / Unbowed”’, is set for release on July 12th 2019 through Solid State Records.

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May 252019

Wolves At The Gate have debuted another new track from their upcoming album, “Eclipse“. The song ‘A Voice In The Violence’ can be streamed below.

Wolves At The Gate is a post-hardcore band out of Columbus, Ohio. Since 2008 the band’s reputation has been built on a foundation of lyrical authenticity and sonic evolution—both easily identifiable in their fourth studio release, Eclipse. After that, the project reflects a whole new side of Wolves At The Gate. Where each previous record honed in and peeled apart a specific emotion, Eclipse pursues them all. Where each record featured one guitarist, their newest now has two. And where they stuck with producers for their previous albums, Eclipse they produced themselves. Continue reading »

Demon Hunter – “War” & “Peace”

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Mar 172019

Demon Hunter have simultaneously released two albums of material that divides up their more melodic side from their heavier darker side in the albums War and Peace, both of which are filled with heavy riffs, strong vocals, and catchy hooks and choruses…essentially treating fans to two normal albums of material at once bound by the theme, “War in every breath / Peace in only death.”

For those who haven’t heard of Demon Hunter, the band was formed in 2000 by brothers Ryan and Don Clark who at the time were also in the chaotic Training for Utopia, which is another band worth checking out.  Over the years the band has released 10 albums, won numerous Dove Awards for their music, been featured on soundtracks, become a staple on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, toured and played shows with some of the biggest bands (Ozzy, Kiss, Marilyn Manson, Gojira), headlined festivals like Rock the Desert and Uprise Fest, and even by 2010 had sold over 500,000 albums.  A regular on the Billboard charts, War and Peace were #7 and #8 n the Billboard current albums chart as of March 12, and #2 and #3 in the Hard Rock category.  As one might imagine, the band has gone through some lineup changes over the years, most notably in 2009 when brother Don Clark left the band for family and career reasons.  Since 2011, when Jeremiah Scott joined on rhythm guitar, the lineup has been stable and over the course of the band’s history, the guitar roles have been the ones most likely to change, with the lone exception of original drummer Jesse Sprinkle being replaced by Tim “Yogi” Watts in 2004. Similar to their last two albums, Outlive (2017) and Extremist (2014), War and Peace were produced by guitarist Jeremiah Scott and mixed by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Hatebreed), who once again have perfectly captured the band’s metal heaviness that is balanced with the powerful melodies the band is known for. Continue reading »