EP REVIEW: New Miserable Experience – Philosophy On Pessimism


Philosophy On Pessimism is the debut EP released on Translation Loss Records by New Miserable Experience, a project featuring members of Rosetta, Model Prisoner, and Revocation. The quartet pieced together the sum of their parts remotely, using file sharing to bounce their ideas around to one another, and have created an ethereal-sounding record with a foot firmly in the darker regions of the eighties synth-wave style.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Emarosa – Sting

In 2019, Emarosa underwent a brave shift from the harder, alternative scene to a dreamy, pop synth-wave sound with Peach Club. The album garnered lots of attention which led to a sold-out, nationwide tour. Vocalist Bradley Scott and guitarist ER White proved the revamp worked and the duo has returned with a sophomore album to that shift, titled Sting (Out of Line)

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ALBUM REVIEW: Liv Sin – KaliYuga


Sweden’s Liv Jagrell has proven she is a fitting heavy metal ambassador for this or any time, honoring both the rich history of the genre, or more modern styles with her raspy, enthusiastic ease. Be it Sister Sin‘s perfectly delivered heavy gutter glam n’ roll or the cruncified blend of styles in the Liv Sin band, she fully commits to the belief that metal is a valid way of life and the really silly ones are those who doubt and thus miss out.

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Ghost Shares a New Version of “Spillways” ft. Joe Elliot of Def Leppard

Ghost has shared a new “message to the clergy” – the latest chapter (15) in their series of videos. Included is a new single – a new version of “Spillways” from Impera (Loma Vista Recordings). The new version features Joe Elliot of Def Leppard on vocals. In addition to many accolades for Impera, The single for “Call Me Little Sunshine” is nominated for Best Metal Performance Grammy. Based on the viral sensation of “Mary on A Cross” – their EP Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic Purple Vinyl 7” will arrive in stores March 3rd, 2023. Pre-order it live here. Watch “Spillways” ft. Joe Elliot of Def Leppard now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sightless Pit – Lockstep Bloodwar


Following their 2020 Grave of a Dog debut which happened to feature a certain Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), Sightless Pit (duo Lee Buford of The Body and Dylan Walker from Full of Hell) return (sans Hayter) with sophomore release Lockstep Bloodwar (Thrill Jockey).

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Pantera’s Concert in Vienna Canceled Over Philip Anselmo’s Past Racist Remarks


Following the cancellation of Pantera’s appearance at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, the reformed band’s spring headline concert in Vienna, Austria has now been canceled. This is following a public outcry over singer Philip Anselmo’s past racist remarks. The promoters of the Vienna show posted to their socials and website that the show would not go forward as planned. Part of the reason for the recent public outcry that led to these cancelations such as Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park is the history both cities have with the former Nazi regime during World War II, and current rules against racism and Nazi activities in Germany. Austria has a similar stance. Even though Anselmo has apologized for his actions in 2017, and been without public incident since the Dimebash incident of 2016, seven years ago, he and his band are being held accountable still. These are the first shows canceled involving Anselmo since Down’s summer 2017 tour was canceled along the same lines. The reformed lineup of Pantera, including Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante has shows booked through 2024 at the present time, including multi-year tour dates with Metallica. Continue reading

PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 305 – Ian Chainey (Stereogum) – Lessons from Recent Successful PR Campaigns

Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit csquared.info for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis welcome in Milton Mendonça of ProgPower USA!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Kilter Performs William Berger’s “La Suspendida” Live at Culture Lab

If someone said let’s see a Jazz Metal Opera. I’d look confused for a second then I would be all in. That’s exactly what happened when I saw La Suspendida, “The Suspended Woman,” in Long Island City New York at The Phaxall Gallery’s Culture Lab for a three-night residency. It’s an innovative Opera that combines the best of Jazz and Metal music. This groundbreaking concert combines three seemingly different genres into a unique and dynamic sound that will be sure to wow audiences. The drama is based on a notorious incident in history where a doctor’s obsession with a young patient of his was so great that he kept her body as his lover after her untimely death.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ashen Horde – Antimony


Chipping away at the putrid exterior, Antimony (Transcending Obscurity) is Ashen Horde tackling a litany of musical techniques, touching upon elements of technical black and death metal. In doing so, guitar solos feel completely organic; the drums drive the rhythms throughout; and the sheer blasphemy housed within the guitars is palpable.Continue reading