Elder Announces Lineup Change, New Album for 2020

Desert Fest NYC, The Well, Brooklyn NY.

According to a published report by The Obelisk, Prog Rock giants Elder has commenced recording their new album, the fifth full-length in their career, due for release in 2020. The band also announced their new drummer Georg Edert, replacing founding member Matt Couto. Edert is familiar with the band already since he sits behind the drum kit for Elder side project Gold and Silver. The new album will be the follow up to the widely acclaimed album Reflections of a  Floating World (Stickman Records/Armageddon). The band has already been announced for Hellfest 2020, with many more tour dates and festivals likely to be announced soon. Continue reading

With Our Arms To The Sun Surprise Drop Their New Album “The Mogollon Monster”

Arizona Progressive Metal band With Our Arms To The Sun has released its brand new album The Mogollon Monster. The band has been teasing the album to their fans for a few weeks and dropped the album at midnight. Fully funded with a Kickstarter campaign, the band also has a Patreon and a Podcast worth checking out. The new album is the follow up to the bands’ acclaimed last album Orenda. Purchase and jam out to the full album stream now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Anacrusis Reissues – Manic Impressions and Screams and Whispers

After re-releasing their first two albums back in September, Metal Blade have now moved onto the remastered and repackaged third and fourth albums from St. Louis progressive thrash act Anacrusis. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Badgerfest 2019 Live at The Breadshed, Manchester

2019 see’s the third installment of what’s becoming an important event in the calendar for the discerning Heavy Metal connoisseur, BadgerFest. The brainchild of the undeniably hardest working man in the Manchester metal scene John Badger, If any qualification of that were needed, aside from it being reiterated by every band of the weekend, as well as their gratitude as to the smooth running, he’s also running the Drumming up Change in November whereby he’ll be playing the drums for the full sets of all ten bands. There’s hard-working and then there’s John Badger. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: The Beatles “Final” Album “Abbey Road” Turns 50

Fifty years ago, The Beatles released what was their final recording together, Abbey Road (Apple Records). Even though the ‘Get Back’ single sessions and the massive Let it Be (also Apple). Let it Be is always remembered as the swansong and has the epic title track ear-wormed into our souls, but Abbey Road was the last time the band would work together collectively on music. Although they were the biggest band on the planet at the time, and their relationships were disintegrating, the group made some of its best music ever on this album. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Nine Inch Nails Released The Fragile 20 Years Ago

Even geniuses get beat up by the press and fans sometimes. There were very few albums as big, pervasive in music culture and brilliant as Nine Inch Nails career highlight The Downward Spiral (Nothing/Interscope) was in 1994. The problem is, how do you follow it up, especially when the entire world jumped on the bandwagon and copied your style? Well, you don’t do a belly flop into stasis, you work harder than ever to expand, change drastically and do all the things. The Fragile (Nothing/Interscope) is Trent Reznor doing all the things, really well. Continue reading