ALBUM REVIEW: Pyrithe – Monuments to Impermanence


So, we have got to sit down and talk about how subgenre crazy the extreme metal world has become. It seems like with every week that goes by another fresh batch of new “subgenres” enter the metal lexicon. You see Deafheaven can’t be filed under Black Metal because they’re really a Post Existential Crisis Alternative Shoegaze Latte outfit. Ice Nine Kills’ early stuff was metalcore, but nowadays they’ve drifted over to Slasher Showtunes. I wish good luck to whoever has to classify whatever Pyrithe’s Monuments to Impermanence (Gilead Media).

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Machine Head Shares Their New Single and Video – “Choke On The Ashes of Your Hate”


Machine Head has dropped their new single and music video for their new single, “Choke On The Ashes of Your Hate!” The band has been releasing a succession of singles including the triple-single release Arrows In Words From The Sky, leading up to an expected new Machine Head album, their tenth since 1994’s Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner). The record is due later this year, via Nuclear Blast and Imperium Recordings. Watch it now!

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Machine Head Shares a Second Music Video Teaser, New Single “Choke On The Ashes of Your Hate” Due Next Week


Machine Head has dropped a second music video teaser for a new single, “Choke On The Ashes of Your Hate,” due out on April 12th! The band has been releasing a succession of singles including the triple-single release Arrows In Words From The Sky, leading up to an expected new Machine Head album, their tenth since 1994’s Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner). The record is due later this year, via Nuclear Blast and Imperium Recordings.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Incite – Wake Up Dead


Formed in 2004 by Richie Cavalera, the stepson of former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Arizona groove thrashers Incite have undergone several changes in personnel during their eighteen-year existence but their edge has not been dulled even slightly. Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire Records), the band’s sixth full-length studio album, is another seething mass of riffs and rage that sees the return of bassist Christopher “EL” Elsten and drummer Lennon Lopez while also welcoming guitarist Eli Santana to the fold.

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Machine Head Teases a New Music Video, Due Next Week


Machine Head has dropped a video teaser for a new music video due out on April 12th! The band has been releasing a succession of singles including the triple-single release Arrows In Words From The Sky, leading up to an expected new Machine Head album, their tenth since 1994’s Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner). The record is due later this year, via Nuclear Blast and Imperium Recordings.

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Watch Machine Head Perform “The More Things Change” on Their Livestream ft. Logan Mader


Machine Head has been killing it on their livestream series, performing weekly since the start of the pandemic. The band is especially good at performing their album playthroughs and just did one for their crucial second album The More Things Change (Roadrunner) and its 25th anniversary. The performance featured original MH second guitarist Logan Mader, who was recently back in the band for the Burn My Eyes 25 World Tour. Not only did they play the full album of TMTC, but a bunch of tracks from their debut Burn My Eyes too. Unfortunately, the video got a copyright strike on YouTube for the music the band owns! Now it is back up after an appeal. You can check out our album retrospective here for its 25th anniversary. Enjoy this greatness!

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Machine Head Guitarist Wacław (Vogg) Kiełtyka is Bringing Supplies to Ukrainie Soldiers


Machine Head Guitarist Wacław (Vogg) Kiełtyka, also of Decapitated, hails from Krakow Poland, right near Ukraine, presently under invasion from Russia. Vogg and friends, along with many of his countrymen are bringing supplies to Ukrainian soldiers and people, who need it right now. Machine Head shared the news with their fans and you can read and see photos Vogg has shared, and also see a payment link if you want to donate money.

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EP REVIEW: Vio-lence – Let The World Burn


Bay Area thrashers Vio-Lence might have only been around for eight years but what a magnificent near-decade it was. From their classic hyper-aggressive debut Eternal Nightmare (MCA Records) to the controversial lyrics of ‘Torture Tactics’ and a deliciously questionable vegetable soup and vinegar “vomit bag” plastic record sleeve, the band also launched the career of a certain Robb Flynn who went on to form 1990s game-changers Machine Head, eventually to be followed by guitarist Phil Demmel. With three studio albums under their belts, the band went their separate ways in 1993, only becoming a full-time going concern again in 2019.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Once Human – Scar Weaver


Five years used to feel like a long time in music. Entire scenes have risen, consumed all and fallen away to be a nostalgic footnote (or an ever-lasting sea change) in the same length between Once Human‘s last release and Scar Weaver (earMUSIC), their re-birth of a third album.

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Machine Head Shares a Behind The Scenes Video from Their New Album Sessions


Machine Head have shared a behind the scenes video from their new album studio sessions over the summer, during 2021. The bands’ next album will be their tenth since 1994’s Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records) and will feature all of their recent singles from the last few years, and brand new songs. Watch the clip here.

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