SPONSORED POST: Phenyx Pro PTU-2U True Diversity Microphones Unboxing & Press Tent Test with Rock and Metal Artists


 


This video is sponsored by Phenyx Pro! They sent us the Phenyx Pro PTU-2U True Diversity Wireless Microphone System to test out! So just hours after we unboxed it, we took the system and tested it in the most difficult of circumstances, the press tent of a major rock and metal festival! We used it to interview real rockstars! A music festival is always crazy loud and challenging to get our interviews done and sounding great, but the Phenyx Pro wireless microphones totally outperformed our current lav mic system! We even shared an A-B test in the video to prove the awesome power of these microphones.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 104: Metallica Vinyl Club: “Live at The Bridge School Benefit 1997” – Unplugged


 

Interrupting our current series, we got the new Metallica vinyl club release in the mail, and Nik and Keefy quickly teamed up to unbox, listen, and review it! We give our raw unbiased opinion of the release, and we judge the entire value of the Metallica Vinyl Club so far. Will we renew for 2023, or not? Watch and find out!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Lorna Shore – Pain Remains


It takes quite a lot in the subgenre of deathcore to really excite me nowadays. Lorna Shore is such an example that never excited me, but I also never gave them a real listen before. Plagued by lineup changes, it is difficult to decide where to begin in their discography. Fortunately, a new full-length is out now entitled Pain Remains (Century Media) and this may be a great spot for any new listener to start their journey. This record provides nine tracks (the last three telling one story on their own) at just over the hour mark.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blut Aus Nord – Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses


Blut Aus Nord is not available for interviews” proclaims the press release accompanying Disharmonium — Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti), the band’s fourteenth full album since their inception in the mid-nineties. That Blut Aus Nord are conspicuous about being enigmatic says a lot about their attitude.

 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Misery Index – Complete Control


Death Metal can be presented in various iterations: grimy and old school; melodic, and technical; symphonic and gothic. Each offshoot augments further exploration and daring.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates


If you’re looking for a metal album about pirates this summer that you can listen to guilt free (what? I meant now that we’re all mature enough to not worry about calling things like this a guilty pleasure… honest guv!), you need look no further than Visions of Atlantis’ eighth full-length album, the rather bluntly and descriptively titled Pirates (Napalm Records).

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fozzy – Boombox


Whether it is due to the day-job of Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho, or their weird roots and route, stumbling into being a “proper band” by evolving from a high-profile covers act formed by former Stuck Mojo six-stringer Rich Ward, rightly or wrongly (and the answer is wrongly, by the way), it took 2017’s breakout anthem ‘Judas’ (from the album of the same name), a bona-fide fists-in-the-air voices-to-the-sky classic anthem, to put a stamp of credibility on the twenty-year labour of musical love of Ward and Jericho and push them headfirst through the glass ceiling and into the next level of mainstream consciousness.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bowling For Soup – Pop Drunk Snot Bread


Two things remain certain when it comes to Texas pop-punk veterans Bowling For Soup: the band is wonderfully self-aware, and they remain the undisputed champions when it comes to bridges.Continue reading