Vancouver’s Thrashy and Melodic Metalcore band Blood of The Phoenix has dropped a crushing new song and lyric video for the track “Signs of War.” The track comes from their forthcoming debut EP From What We Used To Know due out July 2nd, 2021,, and will leave you needing to hear more. Featuring dramatic, heavy songs, Blood of The Phoenix is buoyed by the powerful and inspiring vocals of Jess Escobar. Jess has one of the best voices we’ve heard in a long time and is complemented by killer hooks and heavy parts for all the kids to mosh to in your bedroom or your first shows back in the world. Check out the lyric video, right now!
Rewinding back to August 2010, Metalcore savants The Devil Wears Prada put out the Zombie EP (Ferret Music) – a release that introduced a new level of maturity and heaviness for the band and remains a fan favorite to this day. Fast forward to the present day, TDWP have written ZII (Solid State Records), a sequel EP no one knew was coming. While its precursor is about fighting the apocalypse, ZII embodies the stemming feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness.
According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, in a new interview Jason Bitner intimated that Shadows Fall is coming back from hiatus and they intend to play at least one reunion show at The Worcester Palladium in 2021 to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band and 20 years since the addition of vocalist Brian Fair. Jason Bittner spoke to the “Who’s Your Band?” music podcast about the possibility of a reunion of SHADOWS FALL, the Massachusetts metal band originally formed 25 years ago.
In this day and age, it can be a daunting task for Heavy Metal music fans to decide what music to purchase due to the influx of new music available. Thank goodness there are bands like Heavy Metal powerhouse Tetrarch whose music never disappoints and is always the right choice. The band’s second full-length studio album, and first for Napalm Records, Unstable, unleashing ten tracks of mind-blowing Metal.
While it may be OK to not be OK, as the main refrain of the thumping anthemic opener ‘Enlightenment?’ insists (and while it absolutely is, we still have much work to do as a collective mass to support each other), Sleeps Society (Sleeps Brothers, in assoc. with Search & Destroy, Spinefarm, UNFD, Universal) takes a step and seeks to provide a place, a community packed with a kinship of like-minded souls who will be there with and for each other. It would be easy for the Sleeps Society (a Patreon-based family) to be empty words and hollow platitudes, but there is integrity to the missives that are as important to the overall point of While She Sleeps in 2021 as the songs. Continue reading
Canadian proggy Metalcore band Juliet Ruin is dropping a new EP tomorrow, dubbed Dark Water! Ghost Cult is proud to bring you their new video and single “Might” ahead of the release. The EP follows their 2019 well-regarded full-length Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos. Jess Ruin’s powerful, soulful voice powers the group, riding atop a bed of a killer heavy, and anthemic track. The band had intended to only release a single in 2021, but with their energy running hot in spite of the state of the world, the Dark Water EP release is nigh. Check out the video here!
Sion, the new project featuring Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) vocalist Howard Jones and shredder and YouTuber Jared Dines, have released the official music video for their debut single, “The Blade”. Check it out below.
Relentless Metalcore prodigies Of Mice & Men have been through the wringer with their share of lineup changes, so a lockdown surely isn’t enough to break the united strength they have built. Conversely, it has only fed their resolve as they announce their plan for an EP trilogy, the first one titled Timeless. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Timeless (Sharptone Records) places Metalcore’s simpler times in a new context by using its nostalgic facets to tell a story we can all relate to today.
Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading
While She Sleeps has shared a new single from their upcoming new album, Sleeps Society due out on April 16th via Spinefarm Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band recently launched a new fan-oriented platform Sleeps Society and the band is just getting warmed up for what is shaping up to be a huge year. Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro on “Nervous” and Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 on “No Defeat For The Brave.” Featured on the track “Call Of The Void” are members of The Sleeps Society, showing this community will be a collaborative force in the future of the band!