BY: TJ Fowler
‘There are winners and losers…and then there is ACCEPT’
Accept have long been considered a metal band that really laid the foundation for many future bands we have today and was one of the cinder blocks of German heavy metal in the 80’s. While people with only a passing knowledge of Accept will most likely remember the song ‘Balls to the Wall’, the band has a vast catalog of material that offers much more to a metal listener. With songs like ‘Princess of the Dawn’, ‘Fast as a Shark’ and ‘Metal Heart’, Accept have always been a band that have maintained a steady stream of anthem pounding metal hits that have united metal fans across generations. Continue Reading
I sit and talk with Gerre of the thrash metal band Tankard who just released their new album ‘R.I.B’ Rest in Beer. We discuss the bands musical career, their more serious songs and have a fun time all around.
Music: Heavier Than Metal by Skullfist used with permission all rights reserved.
The title of the new record is “Never Regret” and it will be released worldwide on March 30, 2015 via – Raven Music.
All those who participated in band’s Indiegogo album campaign – the band will give all perks a month before the official album release date at the end of February. Continue Reading
By: Alex Phillips
Label: Relapse Records
Available: October 28
Official Website: http://www.obituary.cc/
It first emerged in Florida in the mid-’80s, calling itself Executioner before shambling under the banner of Roadrunner Records and changing its name to Obituary. It’s one of those death metal bands that just won’t die. Or maybe it never lived in the first place. Maybe after years and years of indecipherable gurgling and vein-opening riffs, it transcended the everyday banalities of life and death that concern the living, and at long last became decomposing revenants bent on chewing out the inner ears of anyone who ever said death metal was dead. Continue Reading
I was recently contacted by the California based company Man Crates, visit their site HERE, who specialize in gifts/survival kits for the manly man and shipping them in specially designed wooden crates for that extra rugged feel. What Man Crates contacted me about was that they were interested in me writing a blog for Halloween that would detail what I would want in a Horror Movie Survival Crate. Once I read the email then visiting their site and seeing their zombie survival pack I was super excited!
As I am a HUGE horror movie fan I am really eager to put in my two cents on what I would want in my own personal survival pack. Also, I am going to be thinking of a survival pack that can hopefully carry a person through to the end in most horror genres instead of just focusing on one specific type of horror genre. Also, I will be breaking the 4th Wall here to make sure I survive! Continue Reading
BY: TJ Fowler
Available: November 1st, 2014
Label: AFM Records
Finland’s Lordi has a bit of a special place in my heart. Back in 2006 I made my first trip to Europe to visit the lovely Czech Republic. While staying in Prague I kept seeing TV commercials for Lordi popping up and showing clips from their video for ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ and remember saying to myself, ‘Wow! What is THAT?’ I really loved what I heard and upon my return to Tennessee I made it a point of looking the band up, telling my friends about them and buying some of the CD’s. I was really enthralled by Lordi’s love for horror movies and their ability to write songs that captured the imagery of those old 80’s horror films. Also, the band’s videos were fantastic and tapped into the horror theme extremely well to the point I always wanted to be in one of their videos. Also 2006, marked the year Lordi won the Eurovision song contest, that to some may have come to be seen as a curse for the band, which propelled their popularity to the masses at the time. So to say the least…I was sold on Lordi. Continue Reading
By: Scott Foster
Available: September 1, 2014
One of the benefits of choosing my own material to review is that I get to step in to other genres of music. One of these days the boss man will probably order me to focus on strictly metal, but until he does I’m going to keep on going off like this. Today’s offering is from dark neofolk (or gothic acoustic, depending on who is writing the blurb) band Roses Never Fade.
Devil Dust offers up 10 songs stripped to bare bones guitars and vocals. They range from haunting ambience, dirges, to…well, not really upbeat, but not quite as melancholy as the others. While execution of the album was generally excellent, I’ll go ahead and say that the vocals of tracks 3 and 8 didn’t really do it for me. It’s interesting to note that these are among the “less melancholy” of the songs. A friend once told me that an album was a good deal if you like 2 or 3 songs on it. While I disagree with setting the bar that low, 8 out of 10 ain’t bad.
Nick Brewer – Guitars
Nathan Opposition – Vocals
Austin Rathmell – Vocals
By: Callum (CJ) Lavender
Available: 4th November 2014
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/circuitryband
So here is a another completely unsigned band that will soon be releasing their debut album. A bit unclear about how many band members there are. The press release says there are only 3 but their websites say there are 5, either way lets take a look and see what we have. Continue Reading