ALBUM REVIEW: Life of Agony – The Sound of Scars

Older, wiser, better, stronger. That could very well be the 2019 tag line for Life of Agony. Since the bands’ return a full-time band from their hiatus, the have continued to evolve and improve, year over year. Anybody can get on stage, take a paycheck for nostalgia’s sake. No, not this band. Their approach to new music has been inspired. Their comeback album, 2017’s A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records) was a powerful reminder of what made this band vital in the first place. Now on The Sound of Scars (also Napalm), the band returns to the scene of their original triumph, to continue the tale. Continue reading

Various Artists – BC35 Volume Two

 

Odd, noisy, relaxing, introspective, and uneven are some of the words that can be used to describe BC35 Volume Two and that’s just with regards to the first four songs. For those out of the loop BC35 Volume Two is the second and final piece of the BC Studio anniversary puzzle. In short, producer and cultural antagonist Martin Bisi – known for his recording work with the likes of Helmet, Unsane, Dresden Dolls and more – has assembled a group of musicians and let them kick out the jams. Continue reading

Cradle of Filth – Wednesday 13 – Raven Black: Live at Irving Plaza 

On a chilly New York night, legions of fans gathered under the moonless
sky to witness the return of the British beasts of extermination, Cradle of Filth. They ascended to a sold-out Irving Plaza to witness the destruction during the Cryptoriana – The Second Coming Of Vice tour, which is a continuation of support for their 2017 album, Cryptoriana –The Seductiveness of Decay. Supporting the tour were Hollywood shock rockers, Wednesday 13 and LA’s own Dark Metal carnies, Raven Black. Together, they put on an unforgettable show.

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Late Internal Bleeding Drummer Bill Tolley Honored By New York City, FDNY

April 2017’s tragic death of Bill Tolley, New York City Firefighter and drummer for death metal greats Internal Bleeding took both the fraternity of FDNY and the metal world with a shock and sadness. Bill died while on duty, doing what he loved, saving lives. Yesterday New York City honored Bill as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Nigro Host dedicated a plaque at his former Engine House (286), Ladder Company 135, and named a street for Tolley as well. Bill’s family and friends were on hand for the ceremony. Although the pain of his loss doesn’t lessen, it’s nice to see him honored in this way. Check out the FDNY’s post and photos below. Continue reading

Watch Highlights From The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Second Farewell Show

The Dillinger Escape Plan performed the second of their three farewell shows yesterday in New York City, and just like on Wednesday night, they had several surprises in store for the sold out audience at Terminal 5. Continue reading