ALBUM REVIEW: Anti-Flag – Lies They Tell Our Children


 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Having stuck around since the late 1980s, Anti-Flag has become old enough to address the same young, impressionable people they once were when they formed so long ago. Ever ambitious and straight to the point, the Pittsburgh-based punk rock foursome is as approachable as at any other time in their storied career with Lies They Tell Our Children (Spinefarm Records). Rife with on-brand “fuck the system” anthems and guest appearances by like-minded rabble-rousers, the songs pack such an easily consumable punch.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Atlantis


 

It is hard to believe that the Swedish supergroup, Soen, has only been making music together for ten years. Their first full-length, Cognitive procured high praise for its progressive proficiency and emotional maturity. They have stood out for their Tool-like compelling intensity and wide range of sentiment. They have remarkably managed to expand on these ripened abilities with each album they release. Now this quintet is getting ready to celebrate their tin anniversary by releasing a concert film of their classic numbers and a cover with live orchestral accompaniment.

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Ville Valo (VV) of HIM Releases a New Single “The Foreverlost”


 

Finnish Gothic Metal pioneer, Ville Valo (VV) of HIM, will release his debut solo album, Neon Noir, on January 13th via Heartagram Records, distributed by UMG/ Spinefarm. Pre-orders are, at last, live at the link below. The previously announced world tour is quickly selling out. Now he has released a new single, “Ville Valo (VV) of HIM Releases a New Single “The Foreverlost” – which you can stream now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stone Broken – Revelation


Formed in 2013, Stone Broken are a quartet who, despite their transatlantic sound, hail from Walsall. Revelation, on Spinefarm, is the British four piece’s third album and it is a polished slab of commercial hard rock.

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Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown Announces Livestream Event, New Album Out This Week


Nashville rockers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will release their new album, Pressure, this week via Snakefarm Records (Spinefarm) and it promises to be strong. To celebrate the new release the band has announced an EXCLUSIVE livestream event on release day, October 16th, 2020. This one-of-a-kind concert will take place in Nashville and will feature the band tearing through songs from Pressure, alongside additional behind-the-scenes footage. Tickets and VIP passes can be purchased below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Protest the Hero – Palimpsest


It appears that Protest the Hero have got some thoughts on today’s, let us say shit, political climate. When your opening track is called ‘The Migrant Mother’ it’s a bit of a tell that Palimpsest (Spinefarm Records) has some issues it wants to address. I mean, regardless of subject matter I’d still be all for Palimpsest. Come on, it’s Protest the Hero, I could listen to songs about cooking bacon as long as it’s a new album.

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The Dead Daisies Shares Unplugged Self-Isolation Version of New Single – “Unspoken”


Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies (Deep Purple, Journey, Whitesnake) just dropped their new single ‘Unspoken’ from their upcoming new album Holy Ground coming soon via Spinefarm Records! The band just shared a brand new unplugged version of the track, recorded during self-isolation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Watch it now!Continue reading


Puppy – Green Lung – Live at Camden Underworld


Gigs can be as much about people watching as it is about band watching. As well as already converted zealots, gigs are often peppered with people looking for the next big thing, the chance to be able to say that they were there in that really small venue when said up and coming outfit makes the proverbial big time. With this in mind, the diversity of the audience at this kind of homecoming London show believe that Puppy are going to be very big indeed. There are metalheads, indie kids, hipsters, music industry PR types (one of whom sets off a veritable tsunami of stage diving) and middle-aged men who probably should know better (that’ll be me then). Continue reading


Employed to Serve To Tour The UK Next Fall with Bury Tomorrow


Employed to Serve is riding on top of huge praise for their new album Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm/Universal). The band has already booked major festivals (Hellfest, Glastonbury, All Points East, and Jera On Air) and a headline tour. Now they will embark on a UK tour supporting Bury Tomorrow late in the year. All tour dates are on sale now. Continue reading


Rammstein Teases New Video and Single for “Radio”


Rammstein has been busy getting us sufficiently pumped up for next months new album, Rammstein due out May 17th via UmE/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the US. After the band shared five snippets of new songs today via their YouTube and released the full track listing and album artwork, the band has teased a new video, due out Friday, April 26th. Watch it now! Continue reading