PODCAST: Episode #219: The Steve and Keefy Power Hour January 2023 Edition


Two bald white guys give their options on music: a Brit and a Yank(ee)! Senior Editor Steve Tovey joins Chief Editor Keefy to discuss a recap of December Rock and Metal album releases, a forecast of the new music this month, predictions for metal music in 2023, and more! UK vs US in a mental steel cage match of music nerdom! Shoutout to our amazing team of reviewers worldwide, and you for listening!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jared James Nichols – Jared James Nichols


 

Critics who claim Rock And Roll is dead have not listened to Wisconsin native Jared James Nichols’ self-titled third album (Black Hill Records) which is filled with twelve pieces of evidence to the contrary. Nichols is known for his signature pick-less style and is one of only four global ambassadors for Gibson Guitars, which certainly sets expectations high for what you are about to experience.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Polar – Everywhere, Everything



Everywhere, Everything (Arising Empire) is the fifth album from Polar, the Hardcore natives of Guildford, Surrey (UK), and is the follow-up to 2019’s Nova. It is a collection of songs written together during the pandemic, and with their current lineup for the first time, which had brought a premature end to their tour with After The Burial, Spiritbox, and Make Them Suffer.

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ALBUM REVIEW: VV (Ville Valo) – Neon Noir


 

Following the 2017 death of HIM and a brief hiatus, Ville Valo debuted his solo project VV in the spring of 2020. After surviving on drip-feeding of singles over the past few years, romantics and vampires everywhere can finally rejoice as we’ve been given a feast in Valo’s first full-length record in a decade, Neon Noir (Spinefarm).

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ALBUM REVIEW: Circa Survive – Two Dreams


 

In the wake of the pandemic, and after nearly two decades together, Circa Survive had to take a look at themselves and reassess their existence as a band and direction musically moving forward. Two Dreams (Rise Records) is the culmination of this journey the band took. Unfortunately, it came alongside the tragic news of the group going on an indefinite hiatus as well, as the members venture into new creative avenues.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Trinity Of Terror Tour III – Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Atreyu Live at Nashville Municipal Auditorium


 

Let’s be real—You don’t get to do a tour three times without it being a damn good tour. The Trinity Of Terror, comprised of horror metal icons Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless In White, hit the road together for one more time.

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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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