ALBUM REVIEW: Lykotonon – Promethean Pathology


Lykotonon are a Denver side-project composed of members from Blood Incantation, Wayfaerer and Stormkeep to name but a few. The band, who have assumed aliases for the purposes of the project; pseudonyms so unusual that they give Elon Musk‘s son X Æ A-12 a run for his money.

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ALBUM REVIEW: MCC [Magna Carta Cartel] – The Dying Option


Martin Persner, formerly a guitarist with Swedish occult metal sensation Ghost – he was “Omega” among the band’s anonymous line-up of Nameless Ghouls – has resurrected an old project (founded back in 2006) to deliver a full-length album of soft, electro-fied rock that is dramatic and atmospheric at times, but without the considerable peaks of his “other” band.

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ALBUM REVIEW: We Are Magonia – Triangle Unicode

Darkwave and synth have been seeing a push in popularity thanks to the hugely successful Netflix series, Stranger Things. The television show which is set in the eighties opening theme has acted as a gateway into synthwave with more and more people checking out the dark and ominous blend of electronic sound.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Carpenter Brut – Sierra Live at Brooklyn Steel


Deep in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a nice long walk from the train, I’ve finally made it to Brooklyn Steel for a night of French musical goodness. Carpenter Brut can be considered both the name of the keyboardist/mastermind who perfers to be anonymous and also the name of the group itself. Take your pick. Starting the two-band bill night was Sierra who is making her American debut on this tour. Her EDM and Darkwave tones set the vibe perfectly for this moody dance night. She also was the sole vocalist performing live at this show. Armed with her DJ rig, drum pads, and hypnotic beats; Sierra is someone I’d like to see again.

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Dismal – “Quinta Essentia”

Italian Goth Symphonic Metal emissaries Dismal are releasing their new album Quinta Essential this Friday the 13th, 2020! The trio shares their penchant of an eclectic myriad of styles from Classical influences, doom metal, darkwave, neofolk, waltz, and much more. All of this combines to create their big concept of “The Waltz Of Mind.”. Stream the album now!

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Sólveig Matthildur – Constantly In Love

Sólveig Matthildur, synth legend for Icelandic Darkwave pioneers Kælan Mikla, is a troubadour of the keys. Winning accolade upon award for her debut solo album Unexplained Miseries & the Acceptance of Sorrow (Self-Released), second full-length Constantly In Love (Artoffact Records) aims to build on that emotional heart with an added sense of frost-bitten drama, an ill-fated love story articulating emotion from both protagonists.Continue reading

Perturbator – New Model

Along with the likes of Dan Terminus and GosT, Perturbator has been one of the leading lights in the burgeoning Synthwave scene. The combination of retro, 80s-infused electronica played with the enthusiasm and tempo of Heavy Metal has become the not-so-guilty pleasure of metalheads looking for a reprieve from their usual playlists. Continue reading

Video: Andy Black Of Black Veil Brides Teases New Video, Announces Solo Headline Tour

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Andy Black, the solo performing alter-ego of Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack, has announced his début headline tour of the USA. He announced the tour with a teaser for his forthcoming new video for the track ‘ a teaser for his ‘We Don’t Have To Dance’ on his Instagram account. You can see at this link or below:


Andy Black Solo Headline US Tour:

May 23: Baltimore Soundstage- Baltimore, MD

May 24: Brighton Music Hall- Allston, MA

May 25: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

May 27: Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

May 28: GameChangerWorld – Freehold, NJ

May 29: The NorVa – Norfolk, VA

May 31: Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

Jun 01: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Jun 03: State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

Jun 04: The Social – Orlando, FL

Jun 06: Trees – Dallas, TX

Jun 07: The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

Jun 08: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Jun 10: Slowdown – Omaha, NE

Jun 11: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN

Jun 13: Agora – Cleveland, OH

Jun 14: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 15: The Opera House- Toronto, ON

Jun 17: The Crofoot- Pontiac, MI

Jun 18: Bottom Lounge- Chicago, IL

Jun 19: Liberty Hall- Lawrence, KS

Jun 21: Bluebird Theater- Denver, CO

Jun 22: The Complex- Salt Lake City, UT

Jun 24: The Showbox- Seattle, WA

Jun 25: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

Jun 27: The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

Jun 28: Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA

Jun 30: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

Jul 01: Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ

Jul 02: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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