ALBUM REVIEW: Soilwork – Övergivenheten


Whilst being long-term veterans and a pinnacle force of Swedish melodic death metal, recent years have shown to be quite a turning point for Soilwork. 2019’s Verkligheten was arguably both the band’s strongest album for some time and their most well-received.Continue reading

Behemoth Shares New Single and Video “Thy Becoming Eternal”

Behemoth previously announced their new album Opvs Contra Natvram will release on September 16th via Nuclear Blast/Believe. The album is available for pre-order in a variety of formats and bundles now at the links below. The band also released a new single, their third from the new album, and a video for the track “Thy Becoming Eternal.” The track tells a story of finding strength in times of misfortune and is encapsulated in a video produced by Japanese animator, Ruben Fro. Watch the clip and stream the song below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spite – Dedication To Flesh


The three-headed behemoth that is Spite’s Dedication To Flesh (Rise Records) has all the makings of utterly decimating the status quo and completely redefining the burgeoning hardcore punk machine, and that should excite everyone.Continue reading

Robb Flynn of Machine Head Blogs About The Band’s First Ever Show – 30 Years Ago Today

In a message to fans via his blog, Robb Flynn of Machine Head reminisced about their very first Machine Head show, 30 years ago today. The band played a house party and was eventually visited by Oakland Police. Machine Head’s new album 0F KINGD0M AND CR0WN releases on August 26th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Read Robb’s blog below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blacklab – In A Bizarre Dream

Never a country to be worried about being viewed as a bit strange, Japan has always enjoyed a rich history of unnaturally jarring cultural opposites. For every Spirited Away, Rashomon or Ponyo there’s a Battle Royale, Suicide Club, or Tokyo Gore Police, and for every bouncy and sickeningly wholesome J-Pop band there’s a Corrupted, Bathtub Shitter, and Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation.Continue reading

PODCAST: C-Squared Podcast Epsiode 264 – Band Management

C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle, Aliyah Daye, Effy Gold, and Gaia Guarda. In this episode- Cori, Aliyah, and Curtis discussband management and when your band needs one.Continue reading

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is Once Again Fighting Cancer


In a post to his Instagram account, New Found Glory and Shai Hulud guitarist Chad Gilbert has announced that he once again has a tumor near his spine and is fighting cancer. Just under eight months ago, Gilbert had a tumor on his adrenal gland that almost killed him. In late January he was declared cancer free. He is due for surgery this week and then there is a plan for ongoing treatment. Chad recently left the NFG “Sticks and Stones” tour to get treatment. He has posted a new post to fans on Instagram and sounds encouraged about treatment.Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Inkcareration Festival – at Ohio State Reformatory

2022’s edition of the very popular Inkcarceration Festival was held once again at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio, aka the prison from the Stephen King movie The Shawshank Redemption. The three-day festival was packed with some of the music industry’s biggest artists.

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