ALBUM REVIEW: Silvertomb – Edge of Existence

One of the most anticipated albums of 2019, Silvertomb is made up of some pretty famous alumni of pretty legendary bands. Flying behind the sails of creativity from the talents of Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative fame, the pair have played together since their were teens, and in other bands as well. But this time with help from some other stellar musicians, they have really coalesced sound of their influences, mainly classic Doom, Prog Rock, and Stoner Rock, into a signature style, to create the music that makes up their full-length debut album, Edge of Existence (Longbranch/SPV). Continue reading

Watch Vocal Coach Beth Roars Analyze Temple of The Dog’s “Say Hello To Heaven”

Vocal teacher,YouTuber, and Podcaster Beth Roars is the originator of awesome videos breaking down the singing technique on scores of popular and underground artists from all genres. Watch her breakdown Chris Cornell’s iconic vocal lines on Temple of The Dog’s classic’Say Hello To Heaven’. Continue reading

Two Years Gone: Chester Bennington (1976 – 2017)

Collectively, the world still has a giant heart sized hole in it from the tragic loss of the life and gifts of Chester Charles Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park who committed suicide at age 41, on this day 2017. Said to be despondent over the death of his best friend Chris Cornell from suicide, just a few months earlier, Chester could not escape his own darkness. The voice of his generation, music fans who grew up with LP continue to carry his memory and music daily. LP and Chester’s widow Talinda continue his passion for good works with the One More Light Foundation charity. You can follow LP on social media to track their progress, with strides made across the globe. Join us in tribute to Chester with some of his music. Rest in power. 

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Luna Sol – Below The Deep

 

It’s been four years since Denver quartet Luna Sol powered onto the scene, with a certain amount of buzz around the fact that frontman Dave Angstrom had recruited former Hermano bandmate John Garcia as a guest on debut album Blood Moon (Cargo Records). Follow-up Below The Deep (Slush Fund Recordings/Cargo Records) continues the theme of the band’s self-styled “High Mountain Rock,” which incorporates variety into the Desert template. Continue reading

Valley Of The Sun – Old Gods

 

Since their 2010 inception, Ohio trio Valley Of The Sun has been lauded in the same breath as Grunge legends Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, while not yet achieving that level of iconic status. New album Old Gods (Fuzzorama Records) sees the band maturing, with a gentle psychedelia gracing those heady grooves.

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Remembering Chris Cornell – 1964 – 2017

Two years ago Chris Cornell passed away leaving a huge loss in the world. The legacy he left behind with bands like Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, as well as his chart-topping solo career will never be dimmed. Tributes to Cornell are ever present with a statue unveiled this year,  his wife Vicky raising public awareness for mental health and suicide prevention causes wit ha foundation and a documentary in the works. We will miss and mourn him forever. Check out some Cornell greatest hits Continue reading

Age Of The Wolf – Ouroboric Trances

In further proof of Metal’s worldwide appeal, dropped-out troupe Age Of The Wolf hail from Costa Rica. There’s pedigree in the ranks too, with ex-Corpse Garden six-stringer Christopher de Haan at the forefront of their sound, and the Extreme Metal experience of the quartet lends a seriously hard edge to Stoner-flavoured debut Ouroboric Trances (Aural Music). Continue reading