ALBUM REVIEW: Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue

Let’s take a minute and give a proper shout out to the lovely state of Kentucky because despite not being typically known for its extreme music scene it is somehow home to the bruisers in Knocked Loose. Not familiar with Knocked Loose? Well, just know that in the span of two LPs and a handful of splits and EPs they’ve secured themselves a plum spot in the modern Hardcore pecking order. Let’s skip the formalities, A Different Shade of Blue (Pure Noise) is only going to further entrench these gentlemen into the hearts of slam dancers and tough guys alike. Continue reading

Bad Wolves – Disobey

Whether you like it or not, Bad Wolves aren’t the next big thing. That’s because they’re already the current new big thing in metal. Thrust into the spotlight by a set of serendipitous circumstances surrounding their recording of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, a version that Dolores O’Riordan herself was scheduled to record vocals for the week that she passed as part of her endorsement of the song, Disobey (Eleven Seven) is a multi-faceted contemporary, very heavy, yet commercial album that does a whole lot more than the frankly excellent cover version might suggest you should expect. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Release Debut EP, Perform Zombie On TV For The First Time

Rising metal band Bad Wolves have surprised released their début EP, False Flags Volume One (Eleven Seven Music) this past weekend. On the strength of their worldwide #1 hit cover song of The Cranberries’ classic ‘Zombie’, the band offered a sample of what is to come on their first full-length Disobey, due out May 11th. The band also performed Zombie live on The Late Late Show on RTE One in Ireland, which you can watch below. Continue reading