Sevendust to Perform All of “Animosity” in an Early 2021 Livestream

Sevendust, fresh off of their lone show of 2020, a livestream supporting their new album Blood and Stone (Rise Records) has booked another streaming even. The band will perform its entire Animosity album during a January 8, 2021 livestream event from Opav in Orlando, Florida to celebrate 20 years of their third album. Tickets for the virtual concert can be purchased at the location below.

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Sevendust Announces Blood And Stone” Album Due This Fall

Sevendust has announced their new album, their thirteenth and second for Rise Records,Blood & Stone. The album is due out October 23rd. They once again worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Slash, and others. Blood & Stone is available for pre-order in various configurations at this link:

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ALBUM REVIEW – The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay – Rise Records

The Acacia Strain is back with a new album, Slow Decay (Rise Records), are as pissed as ever despite their last LP being released (checks notes) just last Winter? If memory serves, It Comes in Waves dropped rather surprisingly at the end of December. Okay then, on to Slow Decay. Hold up, most of these songs have already been released in the form of singles throughout the year.

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Listen to Sevendust Cover Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live”

Sevendust has released a new single and lyric video for a new cover of Soundgarden’s 1990s classic song, “The Day I Tried To Live”. The track is a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died in 2017. The song is their first new music since the band released All I See is War, via Rise Records in 2018. Sevendust’s version of “The Day I Tried To Live” was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, and the lyric video for the song was created by Wayne Joyner (known for his work with Dream Theater). Continue reading

Kvelertak to Host a Live Stream This Weekend, “Splid” Out Now

Following the success of their initial live stream show in April, acclaimed Norwegian band Kvelertak have revealed fresh plans for new date, “Live From Amper Tone Studio”, on Saturday, June 20th! The set will once again be broadcast via Vierlive at 9pm CET (8pm BST / 2pm CST). The band dropped a message to fans, which you can see below. The bands recent album Splid is out now, via Rise Records.Continue reading

The Acacia Strain Release “Y” Seven Inch + Digital Single, New Album Slow Decay Due This Summer

As if they totally haven’t owned the year in extreme metal, The Acacia Strain has released another incredible 7-Inch and Digital single! Y is out now via Rise Records and can be purchased and streamed. It features two songs: “One Thousand Painful Stings,” featuring Spiritbox singer Courtney LaPlante, and “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH.” The band also announced their brand new full-length album Slow Decay, will arrive on July 24 via Rise Records. It will include all the songs in the seven inch and digital single drops that were released between February 28 and June 12, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. The full tracklisting is below. Continue reading

Knuckle Puck Shares New Lyric Video “RSVP”, New Album Due Later This Year

Chicago band Knuckle Puck will release their new album 20/20, due later this year via their label Rise Records. The band, vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarist/vocalist Nick Casasanto, guitarist Kevin Maida, drummer John Siorek, and bassist Ryan Rumchak, has dropped a new single and a lyric video for the track ‘RSVP’ you can jam right now! Continue reading

EP REVIEWS: The Acacia Strain – D and E EPs – Rise Records

In these very strange, unprecedented times for the world over (and not just the music world) it must make a few of us uneasy in terms of when does “new music” stop coming out thanks to the pandemic. Well, the good news is the music we are getting right now is simply fantastic! The Acacia Strain have dropped two EPs this year after a surprise full release at the end of 2019. These new EPs entitled, simply, D and E (Rise Records) are certainly under the “short but sweet” category. Each EP only has two tracks apiece, however, this only helps in getting listeners to want more.

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The Acacia Strain Surprise Drops a New EP – “E”, with Two New Singles

The Acacia Strain are living their best life in 2020! on the heels of crushing new 7-inch/EP – D, the band has launched another 7-inch/EP with new songs, E, out now via Rise Records. You can purchase and stream new seven inch and digital release today! It includes two tracks: ‘Solace and Serenity’ and ‘The Lucid Dream.’ The latter track features vocalist Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate. The band has also shared two creepy-ass visualizers to go along with the tracks. Jam it out here! Continue reading