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

Boris Shares New Song and Video – “LOVE,” New Album Due Out This Fall

Legendary enigmas and musical geniuses Boris have announced their next album, LφVE & Evφl, due out on October 4th on Third Man Records. The band will also reissue of pioneering works Akuma No Uta and Feedbacker also coming October 4th. Watch the new video for the song ‘LOVE’ right now! The band has also booked a massive tour with Uniform, with dates below. Continue reading

Watch a Vocal Coach Analyze Layne Staley Singing “Love, Hate, Love” with Alice In Chains

 

Voice teacher and YouTuber Beth Roars is back reacting to another video breaking down the singing techniques of rock and metal singers. In today’s episode, Beth is watching Alice In Chains live, and their late original frontman and all-time great singer Layne Staley singing “Love, Hate, Love”. Beth does several videos per week and they are all awesome! Check out her channel and subscribe to see all of her awesome videos. Continue reading

The Sonic Dawn – Eclipse

It seems wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is quietly earning a name for Rock bands in recent years, with retro Psych trio The Sonic Dawn gaining a particularly favourable reputation. Eclipse (Heavy Psych Sounds) is the band’s third full-length release in four years and, despite being influenced by undisclosed personal tragedy, the sound is as bright as ever. Continue reading

Nirvana’s Final Studio Album In Utero Turns 25

It’s hard to believe that the early 1990s are now a full generation plus in the rearview. One of the definitive albums of that era for any music fan is Nirvana’s Nevermind (DGC). Whether you like the band or the album or not, the impact they made with that album is still sending shockwaves being felt today. What about the band themselves? How do you top a masterpiece and a hit album you never wanted? Well if you were Kurt Cobain, you know the answer is you don’t even try. With their follow-up In Utero (also DGC), Cobain undoubtedly felt like they had made an album closer to what they were originally aiming for in their journey as a group: the vibe of raw punk, but with the sophisticated writing of great classic rock. It was a dichotomy that made the band so special and loved by both fans and critics. Of course not knowing at the time it would be their final studio work, but In Utero gives a pretty fair idea of what was possible for the “biggest band in the world” in 1993. Continue reading

The Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death

The Melvins formed in 1983 in Washington, and have been dishing out radical tunes since day one, but thirty-four years deep they’re pushing the envelope once more, with a double album. Disc one, Death, sees nine tracks of corkscrew, minimalistic arty alternative rock, while the second part, Love, sees the band provide the score to a short film from independent director Jesse Nieminen; a combined effort with sees a kaleidoscope of murky, temperamental and psychedelically angular musical ideas. Continue reading

Video: Gojira Shares Official Live Clip Of Love From Rock In Rio 2015

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Gojira just wrapped up their massive North American headlining tour, and as you read in my review of the New York City show, they once again proved why they are one of the best live acts we’ve ever witnessed in this scene. Continue reading

Art Of Dying – Nevermore

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Have you ever been in a relationship that damaged your heart beyond repair? Ever had to look for the strength to stand up for yourself and walk away from something your heart won’t let go of? Then I recommend this album. Continue reading

Audio: Machine Head -Is There Anybody Out There

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Machine Head debuted their brand new song, inspired by the Paris Terror Attacks of November 2015, ‘Is There Anybody Out There’. Ghost Cult first broke the story of the forthcoming single a few months ago. The track premiered at SiriusXM radio’s Octane channel 37 and can be streamed at this link:

Robb Flynn commented on the track:

“The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not getting what is going on in the world/America. It’s very much about current events, but applies to a bigger picture.”

 

Set for release this Friday, June 3rd from Nuclear Blast ,’Is There Anybody Out There?’ will be made available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, and all streaming services. The track was produced by Flynn and co-produced and mixed by Joel Wanasek.

The band continues to tour the world in support their last release, 2014’s Bloodstone & Diamonds album.

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Machine Head, by Echoes in the Well Photography

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