Rock and Metal kings Alice In Chains are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their epic album Dirt (Columbia)! The album definitely catapulted the band to all-time great status, charted several singles, had videos that dominated regular rotation on MTV, when they played videos and had Headbangers Ball, and led to major tours all over the world. The impact of the music was huge, and it was to be the last album made with bassist MikeStarr (RIP), who was dismissed from the band soon after. Continue reading →
Over the past sixteen years since their debut, Dear Love, The Devil Wears Prada has been one of the most consistent bands in metalcore releasing seven albums over the past decade and a half. It’s not unfounded to say the band has become one of the leading stalwarts of the subgenre. Color Decay (Solid State) is the band’s eighth album, and from the opening singles released earlier in the year, it was already clear that the band is continuing on their killer album streak.
Clutch, the irrepressible quartet from Maryland, America have just graced our ears with a new record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Weathermarker) – their thirteenth record, coming four years after Book Of Bad Decisions. It is unmistakably a Clutch album, full of hearty riffs and deft turns of phrase, but it is a shorter and more varied one than its predecessor.
It’s the age-old debate that has probably led to more physical altercations than any other: should [insert band name] continue churning out similar-sounding material, or are they better off taking risks and testing the waters? Oftentimes, at least in personal encounters, the consensus seems to be: that if a band changes anything about their sound, it’s to their detriment and immediately alienates a specific pocket of fans.Continue reading →
Back in the tail end of the seventies, Bon Scott of AC/DC sang “if you want blood, you got it.” Over four decades later in 2022, we might hear a comparable rallying cry from vocalist/guitarist Ryan Osterman and his post-rock/shoegaze band Holy Fawn. However, on Dimensional Bleed (Wax Bodega) — the Arizona natives’ second album — the message would be more like “if you want relentless, beautiful sadness, you got it.”
The Rockzilla Tour landed in East Providence, Rhode Island at Bold Point Pavillion on July 27th for the first date. The tour featuring Papa Roach co-headlining with Falling In Reverse, Hollywood Undead, and Bad Wolves crisscrosses the United States for 27 dates.
We caught up with Chloé Trujillo , one half of her musical project with Mark Dalbeth (a.k.a. RAV MEDIC) – to discuss their new EP “Heavy Peace” – out now via Golden Robot Records. Chloé discussed her entire career, how she got her start in music, her various disciplines in the art such as painting, theater, and more, songwriting, a typical creative day in her life, the growing vast book collection taking over her house, and making music with her famous family, including her husband Robert Trujillo of Metallica, son Ty Trujillo ( Suicidal Tendencies, OTTTO), and daughter Lula!
A rich and rewarding exercise in traditional blues, Young Blood’s (American / Republic / Snakefarm) vital ingredients also include southern rock, soul and even country. As produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, this is one to wallow and luxuriate in – but don’t get too comfortable as angst and agony are never far away in the songs of a relative kid who seems to have lived something of a life already.Continue reading →
Prepare to have your mind blown! Two bald white guys give their options on music: a Brit and a Yank! Senior Editor Steve Tovey joins Chief Editor Keefy to discuss a recap of June and July releases, a forecast of the new music this month, and more! Shoutout to our amazing team of reviewers worldwide!Continue reading →