ERA 9 (Band Interview)

Today we chat to ERA 9. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band has been together for 6 years, but we found our sound in 2016. Jona, Marco and Joe met in high school, all sharing the same passion for music, and that progressed to the start of a band, and lead us to where we are today. Lalla was in a “rival” band from our city, so we all knew of each other in the MTL music scene. Joe and Jona had actually seen Laurie perform with her old band years before she joined Era 9, through mutual friends. We all had a passion for music since we were kids, and that brought us […]

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Closer To Found: Always Just As Lost (Album Review)

 

 The universe is bathed in a shroud of explosive darkness that pours across space, time and reality itself. This darkness is invasive and penetrating. It burns worlds, sacks galaxies and lynches charted accountants across the multiverse. It is, in short, the bloody essence of Heavy Metal. This is the belligerent album “Always Just As Lost” by the amazingly brutal Closer To Found. Now the album itself is close to an hour in length; every second of which is a bloody and vicious assault on the senses -mind, body and soul. I would say that this album hits you in all the soft parts and on multiple levels -and in a way it does- but, it hits older farts like me […]

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Bubbles Erotica: Bubbles Erotica (Album Review)

 

 There is something of a Retro-Renaissance happening in the world of Alternative music of late. Bands seem to be delving into the music of the ’70’s and ’80’s and even the ’60’s, and are creating, from nibbling bits of this delicious smorgasbord of unique sounds, their own wondrous tunes, tracks and pieces of creative brilliance that will live long into the 22nd century. One of these bits of brilliance is “Bubbles Erotica” from Bubbles Erotica. Now… let us have a look at the album itself. “Bubbles Erotica” is an album that mixes the best of a number of fantastic genres and styles together. There is a wonderful dollop of Rock n’ Roll spirit running through its veins. There is a brilliant […]

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Rapheumet’s Well (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Joshua from Rapheumet’s Well. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Our history is a rather lengthy and complex one but what has amalgamated to the present line up has been a evolution in the mission that is currently Rapheumets Well.  Rapheumets Well started with Joshua Ward, Ralph Barnette (R.I.P), and Jonathan Finney and eventually Aaron Rogers.  As life has it, people change and our personal mission changes. Our previous singer and guitarist moved on to pursue batter career options but the new line up is outstanding and one of the most talented groups to form what is now Rapheumets Well. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? We have an assortment of […]

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Cope (Band Interview)

Today we chat to Mickey, the drummer -and second half- of Cope. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Tyson and I have played together in a few different bands over the last 8 years. A two-piece was something we always talked about but it finally came to be during a period of downtime from our other projects. It was nice because we play different roles in other bands and there is often a principal songwriter in those situations, but this is our first full on collaboration. It also brings us back to our main instruments, Tyson on guitar and me playing drums. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Tyson is a self-taught musician, playing guitar […]

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Soldiers Of A Wrong War: Countdowns

 

 Once more we get to indulge in the power and glory of youthful expression and explosive creativity. This is “Countdowns” the latest album from the amazing Soldiers Of A Wrong War. The songs on this, 10 track, album represent the epitome of youthful Metal. Songs such as ‘We Will Never Fall‘ and ‘Out of Time‘ are, like the rest of their peers, backside kicking from start to finish. Bottom line, “Countdowns” is a good all-round album that is worthy of any Metal collection.

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Cydemind (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Cydemind. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We formed in 2011 for what should have been a one-time show and then disband. We played some Dream Theater and David Garrett at a music contest. The experience was so much fun we decided to go on and write our own music. At that time there was just Olivier, Dage and former bassist Elie. We quickly had Kev and Cam on board and we starting writing. It was shitty at first but as the years passed experience sunk in and our music refined itself. We feel that with Erosion we reached a great musical level and from that point we can only go higher. […]

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Sigil (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Alex Citrone from Sigil. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? I’m originally from Boston (So was my great grandmother. -Ed) and had played metal there for a decade and thus made some good connections. It just so happened when I got to Austin, there was another New Englander, Vincent Hausman, who played in a band back up north called Howl. I told him I had some material written and we got some guys together to start getting it hammered out. Since then there’s been various line ups. The start of the band was a rocky one. Now with Kingdom of the Grave I’ve got a solid crew who’s ready to get shit […]

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Electropop: 11

 

 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “There is something amazing about compilation albums.” (I hope you weren’t expecting more there?) One such amazing compilation is “Electropop:11” The songs on this, 13 track, album cover a number of Alternative music genres and chockful of brilliant remixes and extended version from a myriad of brilliant bands. It’s unbridled passion from start to finish. EMT – Regret (Sinestar Extended Mix) 05:11 Insight – Alive (Techni-ka Remix) 06:05 Janrevolution – Man Without Return (Extended Mix) 06:20 Kosmos – Keine Macht Dieser Welt (Paralyzed Extended Remix) 05:40 Mechatronic – Don’t Bother to Knock (Extended Version) 05:54 Midnight Resistance – Under Glass (Extended Mix) 06:32 Mirreya – When Tomorrow Comes (Extended Version) 05:21 […]

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Woodhawk: Beyond The Sun

 

 Power! Power! MORE POWER! That is the simplest way to describe what I am hearing right now. This is “Beyond The Sun” from the amazing Woodhawk. The songs on this, 9 track, album are about as commanding and dominating as Metal can be. Songs such as ‘The High Priest‘ and ‘A New Hope‘ show just how “out there” Metal can be. It’s simply unbridled and riddled to the core with the potential to conquer worlds and mosh-pits. Bottom line, “Beyond The Sun” is an amazing album worthy of any Metal collection. Get it now!

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