ALBUM REVIEW: Spiritbox – Eternal Blue


Let’s take a minute and talk about hype. We all have a vague notion of what it is, but how does one obtain it? Can it be harnessed long term or is it a matter of riding that wave while it’s marginally available? For instance, how did Job For A Cowboy use it to jump from MySpace unto Metal Blade? Beats me. Whatever the case may be, it appears abundantly clear that Spiritbox know how to tap into it and are doing so on Eternal Blue (Rise Records). But can Spiritbox carry this momentum all through an album? Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Jinjer – Walflowers


Jinjer is a Ukrainian four-piece act that has captivated and charmed varying music scenes all around the world. Just over a decade ago, the band started to make waves in their own country and around Europe when they released their EP Inhale, Don’t Breath. The vibrancy and viciousness of their Modern Metal sound stood out and has led them to be one of the most noteworthy bands in the genre. Now they are getting ready to release their fourth full-length album, Wallflowers (Napalm Records) and the expectations are high. Their determination, creativity, and uniqueness has many wondering if this new album can be a crown on top of the quartet’s budding stardom.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Endure The Affliction – “Identity”


Louisiana Melodic Metalcore band Endure The Affliction will release their new single tomorrow, August 6th, 2021, “Identity” – which you can hear at Ghost Cult today. The track is the first taste of new music from their upcoming new EP, due later in 2021. Blending heavy, aggressive tracks, with catchy tunefulness; the band also values their Southern roots and influences in their writing. Jam out to “Identity” right now!

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Beartooth – The Journey Below Livestream


Getting ready to return to the touring lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to, Ohio-based Metalcore and Hard Rock group Beartooth presented fans with the next best thing to seeing them from the barricades. Bringing their new album Below (Red Bull Records) to life with elaborate visuals and booming sparklers, The Journey Below livestream reminds us what rock shows are all about in case anyone has forgotten.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Light The Torch – You Will Be The Death Of Me


Arising from Los Angeles, California, Melodic Metalcore trio Light The Torch prove just how fitting their name is with their sophomore album, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast Records). Each metallic anthem sets the stage as if the band had just lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks in preparation for taking on their greatest demons.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Blood of The Phoenix Shares Their “Signs of War (Lyric Video)”


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!

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EP REVIEW: The Devil Wears Prada – ZII


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.

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Jason Bittner Says a Shadows Fall Reunion Show is Booked for Later This Year


 

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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tetrarch – Unstable


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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society


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