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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This Gun For Hire: Something A Little More Sinister

 

 Once again the power of Metal is undeniable. Pure and bloody simple! This is This Gun For Hire with their latest offering to the gods of Metal, “Something A Little More Sinister“. The songs on this, 12 track, album are about as aggressive and powerful as a young band can create. Songs like ‘Set This Path‘ and ‘Something A Little More Sinister‘ come flying out of the depths of Hell and threaten -as the songs of youth often do- to set fire to the surrounding world and beyond! It’s epic! Overall, “Something A Little More Sinister” is a Metal album worthy of the genre. It’s savage and unbridled from start to finish. It’s a must for any Metal fan.

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Slagduster: Deadweight

 

 Chaos! That is the best way to describe this sort of music. Chaos! Pure and simple! This is “Deadweight” by Slagduster. The songs on this, 9 track, album are about as brutal as any Metal songs I’ve ever heard. Songs such as ‘Profane Puppet‘ and ‘Ivory Into Coal‘ are quite simply, bloody thrashing and purely aggressive. It’s Metal from A to Z. Overall, “Deadweight” is an album that is anything but. It’s an album packed with chaos and brutal disorder that is worthy of any mosh-pit.

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Pete Lynch: Kill The Monster

 

 On rare occasions you get to listen to an album that takes you down memory lane -a distant memory lane, that is- and leaves you in a world of new and old, and extremely interesting possibilities. This is Pete Lynch. This is “Kill The Monster“. The songs on this, 11 track, album are full of classic Rock power, driving solos and esoteric experiences. It’s pretty damned good on multiple levels. Songs like ‘The Silence‘ and ‘Scars‘ are not only well written and produced; but they are equally passionate and forceful in their execution. Bottom line, “Kill The Monster” is a brilliant album worthy of any Rock collection.

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LONGHOUSE: II: Vanishing

 

 Once again the world is set aflame by the power of Metal. This is Longhouse with the dangerous “II Vanishing“. The songs on this, 5 track, album are brutal from start to finish. Songs like ‘Blood and Stone‘ and ‘The Vigil‘ both threaten the world with absolute subjugation and eternal, bloody domination. Bottom line, “II Vanishing” is a powerful album that sets fires and sacks the neighbourhood from start to finish.

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