Pig Destroyer – Head Cage

It’s upon us again… After six years and many listens to 2012’s Book Burner, Pig Destroyer have unsheathed Head Cage (Relapse) their sixth full-length in a career spanning two decades. The fact that we continue to get new music from Pig Destroyer seems baffling. Like Converge or Refused, Pig Destroyer are in the unique position of being able to rest on past accomplishments and make good money playing the Summer festival market.

Yet, the creative beast cannot be satiated. Continue reading

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Thulsa Doom – A Keen Eye for the Obvious

The issue with Thulsa Doom’s A Keen Eye for the Obvious (Stickman) is the same I share with regards possible “significant others”: lack of commitment. In Thulsa Doom’s case, they have produced a rock album that doesn’t want to fully embrace gritty riffs and hot leads and that doesn’t become totally engulfed in catchy melodies. As far as my shortcomings, I don’t need long-term relationships. My cats and I are doing just fine. Continue reading

Deez Nuts – Binge & Purgatory

Don’t let the name and the pink album cover fool you; Deez Nuts are out to stomp yours.

Originally a one-man band formed a decade ago in Melbourne, Australia—that man being JJ Peters, one-time drummer of I Killed the Prom Queen—Deez Nuts have spent the last ten years showing crowds and critics across the world that, despite their name, they are no joke. Continue reading

Every Important Record Store Day Black Friday Release For Rock And Metal Fans

 

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Record Store Day continues to help lend support to small businesses and local music stores that keep the experience of artist discovery alive every April and November.Today’s  Record Store Day Black Friday event will see releases from across rock, metal, punk, indie and pop music this year. More details and a full shopping list for the discerning fan can be found below: Continue reading

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases Include Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Faith No More

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Record Store Day continues to help lend support to small businesses and local music stores that keep the experience of artist discovery alive every April and November. The upcoming Record Store Day Black Friday event will see releases from across rock, metal, punk, indie and pop music this year. More details below: Continue reading

This Is Hardcore 2016: Part 2: Live At The Electric Factory

Gorilla Biscuits, by Anne Spina Photography

Gorilla Biscuits, by Anne Spina Photography

Part 2

Saturday at This Is Hardcore was full of kick ass sets, to a “special” surprises. I gotta say check out Ten Ton Hammer as soon as you can. It’s a very heavy band who definitely slays at their shows. They just released an album on Harvcore Records. Continue reading

Sick Of It All Marks 30th Anniversary With New Album, Tour Dates

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Legendary New York Hardcore band Sick Of It All are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2016. Not ones to take a victory lap, they have announced a new album, When The Smoke Clears, releasing on November 4th from Century Media Records. Continue reading