EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Gears – “See Me”


When we last saw Miami’s Gears they were releasing a series of fiery singles and a sick cover of Deftones’ early track “Bored.” They even covered the Living Color classic hit “Cult of Personality” with Corey Glover. Today Gears are back with the new video for their track “See Me”, dropping tomorrow, June 11th, 2021 for purchase and on all DSP streaming platforms. The y video si a hybrid lyric video, with clips of the band performing and a powerful narrative that deepens the message of the song as well. As usual, Gears brings it with their great writing: riffs and catchy hooks for days. Watch the clip now!

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Philm Shares New Music Video – “Cries of the Century”


Avant-garde Heavy Rock Band PHILM, featuring vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Gerry Nestler (Civil Defiance, Kkleq Muzzil) and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (War, Ultraphonix), have released a video for the song ‘Cries of the Century.” The track comes off of their latest album, Time Burner, out via Metalville Records. Continue reading


C-Squared Podcast – Episode #74 – with Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes


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 and Gaia Guarda who both have recently joined forces with them in C Squared. In this episode of the podcast, Curtis and Cori chat with C-Squared Podcast – Episode #74 – with Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia


Monster Magnet probably needs no introduction to anyone who has paid any degree of attention to the alternative rock scene over the last 25 years or more. The band has always been unashamedly and unapologetically rockist in their approach. Largely ignoring scenes such as grunge as they have come and gone, Monster Magnet have managed to pump out album after album of classic heavy rock, and they continue to play to huge audiences. Somehow they have always stood out from the crowd of rock revivalists and “stoner” bands. Whilst the music of many of these retro bands so often feels tired and trite when compared to the 60s or 70s bands they try to copy, they always exuded a special kind of conviction, authenticity and raw power that sets them apart. Maybe this has something to do with (singer, guitar player and only original member) Dave Wyndorf having been born in 1956 and so having actually lived through the 60s and 70s. Either way, the music has always felt just as legitimate and classy as records by Motörhead or Deep Purple.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Voltagehawk – “Neon”


Nashville Psychedelic Rockers Voltagehawk has dropped a new single and visualizer for their hypnotically addictive track – “Neon!” Hailing the almighty fuzz riffs, “Neon” crackles with atmosphere and its weighty mantra feels, before rocking out massively. The track comes off of their upcoming new full-length album Electric Thunder, recorded with Geoff Piller, Mastering by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Ghost, Arctic Monkeys, Dr John). The album sounds like a sexy space opera, not unlike Ming The Merciless watching Jodorowsky’s Dune. Fans of Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Earthless, High Tone Son of A Bitch, and SLEEP will absolutely make this your new favorite band in the genre. Tune in, turn on, drop out, and watch “Neon” right now! Continue reading


Behemoth Shares New Music Video for “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha”


Behemoth has shared an epic new music video for their track “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” from their EP last year, A Forest, out now via Metal Blade Records. The video, produced by longtime Behemoth collaborators Grupa 13, brings to life some of the spectacular artwork by renowned Polish artist and photographer Sylwia Makris. The band is presently working on new music, a follow-up to their last full-length album, I Loved You At Your Darkest.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Heavy Temple – Lupi Amoris


The first proper album from Heavy Temple sees the Philadelphia power trio in a rather interesting position. Aside from featuring a new lineup of players behind bassist/vocalist High Priestess Nighthawk, Lupi Amoris (Magnetic Eye Records) doesn’t seem too different from the two EPs released before it. It isn’t that much longer than those EPs, consisting of five tracks totaling thirty-three minutes long, and is executed in a similarly free-flowing Heavy Psych style. Continue reading


C-Squared Podcast -SUPPLEMENTARY EPISODE-CGI (Curtis and Gaia Go Insane)


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 and Gaia Guarda who both have recently joined forces with them in C Squared. In this episode of the podcast, Curtis and Gaia have gone nuts!Continue reading


Hammers of Misfortune’s Modern Metal Classic “The Bastard” Reissue Vinyl Incoming


One of the best debut Metal albums ever in the genre, Hammers of Misfortune’s The Bastard is getting the 20th-anniversary vinyl reissue from Cruz Del Sur Music. Due out on July 9th, 2021, comes newly remastered, and complete with never-before-seen artwork. The gatefold and deluxe DLP editions will be released on July 9!

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California Deathfest Announces Complete 2022 Lineup


 

From the makers of Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest 2022 (aka CDF VI) has confirmed its final bands for the fest to complete its killer bill. The event takes place January 28-30 at 1720 E 16th St in Los Angeles, CA and features Autopsy, Pentagram (Chile) Onslaught, Mortician, Skinless, Vile, Sacramentum, Decrepit Birth, and more!Continue reading