ALBUM REVIEW: Unto Others – Strength


Effectively serving as the second Idle Hands album under a new name, it only makes sense for Unto Others’ Strength (Roadrunner Records) to continue the mix of Classic Metal and Gothic Rock last seen with 2019’s Mana. However, debuting with a sound balancing two distinct styles like this inevitably raises the possibility of a tug o’ war taking place on subsequent offerings. In this scenario, it begs the question whether the band will prioritize their Metal side or their Gothic side. But as they say in that one Taco Bell commercial: “Why not both?”

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Third World Rise (Members of Claustrofobia) Shares New Cover of “Punishment” by Biohazard


TxWxR, also known as – Third World Rise is a brutal new hardcore/metal project from brothers Marcus D’Angelo and Caio D’Angelo of Brazilian extreme music act Claustrofobia. The band alsi features scene veterans Thiago Monstrinho (Fucking Violence /ex.Worst/ex Presto), the renowned music producer Tiago Hospede (Under the Knife/Mark of Honor/Ex Worst/ Ex Dead Fish), and Tadeu Dias (Simoninha, Celso Pixinga, Lino Krizz, Harppia, Ex-Oitão, Medellin, Sabotage, Dexter, Mano Brown). Check out the bands’ new single and video – a cover of the 1990s Hardcore/Metal classic “Punishment” by Biohazard! Continue reading


Royalty Kult Shares Their Cover of “This Place is a Prison” by The Postal Service


Los Angeles based Alt-Rock band Royalty Kult has shared The Postal Service’s “This Place is a Prison!” They have also announced their debut show, happening September 24 at The Whisky supporting Soulfly featuring Dino Cazares of Fear Factory. Matt Pinfield of MTV fame will be introducing the band, and Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves will join them on stage for a special performance of their track “Enjoying The End.” Check out the brand-new video:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sepultura – Sepulquarta


Not content with sitting on their hands, Brazilian thrashers Sepultura decided early on during the Coronavirus Lockdown to do something constructive with their new found spare time. After touring plans for their current record were cut short by the pandemic, the band contacted seemingly everybody in the world of metal and proceeded to embark upon Sepulquarta (Nuclear Blast), a live album recorded with each member in isolation.

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Listen to Wreck and Reference Cover Deftones’ – “Change (In the House of Flies)”


Industrial Post-Metal Duo Wreck and Reference has released a new post-Shoegaze cover of Deftones’ hit song, “Change (In the House of Flies).” The track comes off of the upcoming exclusive vinyl compilation from The Flenser, Send The Pain Below, which is a gang of Nu-Metal and 1990s metal covers by cool bands. The comp is only available on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club, and you sign up for a membership below, or buy the track from W & R!

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Local H Shares “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” from Their Upcoming Covers Album


Alt-rock legends Local H have shared an awesome cover of 1970s classic Looking Glass’s track “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl” from their forthcoming covers album: Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3. The album is releasing October 8th 2021 on Brutal Panda. The album is the third in the series of covers and gives a nod to the mixtapes in Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy! The new album features two different covers of Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” and they’ve also taken on songs from Fountains Of Wayne, Blondie, the Kinks, Mark Lanegan, Eurythmics, and Robert Plant. The band is hitting the road with fellow 1990s icons Soul Asylum, and Juliana Hatfield. Check out “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” right now!

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Torn Between Two Worlds Shares a Video for their Cover of Adelle’s “Hello”


Symphonic metal greats Torn Between Two Worlds featuring Chris Rehn (Takida) andhave released a video for their cover of Adele’s iconic single – “Hello.” The cover is the follow up to their incredible pair of debut singles: “The Beauty of Deception” and “All Eyes on Me.” While familiar because it is a song in the cultural zeitgeist far beyond Pop and Metal, Torn Between Two Worlds takes the track and makes it their own, with Sarah’s fantastic voice and the tasteful track by Chris. Watch the video for “Hello” here:

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Runescarred Shares Their Cover of Elton John’s “Madman Accross The Water”


Extreme Progressive Power Metallers Runescarred have shared their cover of Elton John’s classic “Madman Across the Water.” The track comes from the bands’ upcoming re-release of their 2020 album, The Distant Infinite on September 24th and you can pre-order the album now at the link below. The release features five additional acoustic tracks, and sees the band further push themselves out of their comfort zone with creativity. Check out this great cover right now!

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Sabaton Shares New Music Video and Two Song Single


Sabaton has shared a new two-song digital single which features their highly sought after cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come’ and “Metal Trilogy,” a medley of the band’s “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crue,” and “Metal Machine.” This is now available digitally on all streaming platforms, and the song can be heard at the link below. The limited edition vinyl is already sold out. The band also released a stunning 3D motion graphics animated lyric video for “Kingdom Come” which can be viewed here:

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White Crone Releases Ronnie James Dio “Stargazer’ Cover on His Birthday


Heavy metal Queen and acclaimed Blues artist Lisa Mann, a.k.a. White Crone has paid tribute ot the great Ronnie James Dio on what would have been his 79th Birthday. Mann covered Rainbow’s classic “Stargazer” in an epic performance of the track, befitting the legend. This is her first new music since releasing her album The Poisoner in 2020. Stream her cover now!

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