I’ve always been a sucker for a tasty, “unusual” or “unexpected” cover version. Some fans hate them, some bands hate being remembered for them, some say they are cynical clickbait. But I very often like ’em. No strangers to covers (Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’, anyone?), this Toronto-formed outfit include here their already-released reworking of Canadian hot-stuff The Weeknd’s smash banger ‘Blinding Lights’. And I’ll be Goddamned if they haven’t turned it into a Saint Asonia song – glorious, even joyous, expertly conceived, adapted, and delivered. Superb guys! Inspired!
Rock royalty band 3rd Secret, featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, has shared a new music video for “Rhythm Of The Ride”. The song was recorded by Erik Friend and mixed by longtime Seattle producer Jack Endino. The band, surprise-released its self-titled debut album, recorded and mixed by Endino, on April 11th, 2022, and also includes whose lineup is rounded out by Bubba Dupree, guitarist for D.C. hardcore outfit Void and alt-metal supergroup Hater, and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees). Watch the video for “Rhythm Of The Ride” now! Continue reading
Cage Fight is the new project from James Monteith, guitar wizard for technical / prog metal outfit TesseracT, and is a very different sound from what he delivers in his day job. Initially featuring Jon Reid on bass and Nick Plews on drums, the three-piece produced a number of instrumental demos before drafting in the extraordinary talents of French vocalist Rachel Aspe, formally of the band Eths, after James had seen a Black Dahlia Murder cover that Rachel had posted online. Continue reading
Pop Metal Supergroup The Night Flight Orchestra have booked an extensive tour of Europe for 2022. The band is comprised of members of some of the foremost artists in rock and metal (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Mean Streak) and for over a decade have made their name making toe-tapping covers, fun albums, and energetic live performances.
New Melodic Death Metal band Darkness Everywhere unites vocalist – guitarist -drummer Ben Murray (Light This City), guitarist Cameron Stucky (Crepuscle), and renowned muscian, producer, and engineer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Pathology) on bass. The band was formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish Melo-Death sound. The Bay Area-based band will release their new full-length album, The Seventh Circle, will see a digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by Murray. There will be a vinyl version to follow shortly after. The digital preorders are live at their Bandcamp. Listen to the first single “Reign of Chaos” right now!
Out of this World is a melodic hard rock supergroup featuring guitarist Kee Marcello of Europe fame, vocalist Tommy Heart (Fair Warning), bassist Ken Sandin (Alien), and drummer Darby Todd (Devin Townsend, Gary Moore, The Darkness). Their upcoming self-titled album, “Out Of This World” will be released January 14th, 2022 from Atomic Fire Records.Their new single, “Hanging On” can be heard here:
Metalcore supergroup Sion – ft. YouTube shredder and one time Trivium live fill-in Jared Dines and Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones have dropped their debut self-titled album today. The album was created and produced independently. The group also shared a new music video today for the track “Drown!” Check out the clip and order the album Digitally on Bandcamp or stream everywhere. Continue reading
Metal supergroup (The Devin Townsend Project, Threat Signal, Arkea, Methods of Mayhem, Econoline Crush) Imonolith has shared a new single and lyric video for their cover of Bjork’s classic track “Army of Me.” The cover comes from their upcoming new EP, Progressions, coming soon with details to follow. The band released their debut album State of Being, released March 27th 2020. Watch the clip right now!
New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, featurng members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey played their first show ever recently. in their stomping gorunds of Chicopee, Massachucetts at Geraldine’s. The band recently shared their first debut single and video for “Breaking Point” – and proivided fans a preview of what their stage show and eventual new music will sound like. Check out htis phgoto set from Evil Robb Photgaphy from the night.
New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, ft. members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey have shared their first new single and video since announcing the formation of the band. Check out “Breaking Point” right now!