I want to open this review by saying that the talent and obvious skills of all the musicians involved in this record is undeniable, these are musicians that have been proving over and over again why they are recognized as some of the top artists in their genre and why they have the following they have. Having said that, this solo album by John Petrucci (Dream Theater) was not for me. And though we can argue that this kind of album is for a specific sector in the Progressive Metal realm, I truly cannot digest music that is made to show off the skills that “x” or “y” musician has in their instrument and that is my perception of Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind Music/The Orchard).
Japanese Power Metal band Lovebites has shared their brand new single, ‘Holy War’, from their upcoming new album, via Metal Insider. Electric Pentagram releases April 24 via Red River Entertainment/BFD, in partnership with JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Group and distributed by The Orchard in North America. Pre-orders have gone live at the link below. Continue reading
Hip-Hop, Metal and Acting legend Ice-T stopped by Sony Square yesterday in New York City to discuss the brand new Body Count album Carnivore, dropping this Friday, 3/6/2020 via Century Media. In an exclusive Q & A session and listening party hosted by Revolver Magazine and Sirius XM and hosted by Shawn “The Butcher”, Ice-T discussed many topics. They covered the new album, the history of Body Count, the cross-section with Metal and Hip-Hop Meet, working with Slayer on the Judgement Night soundtrack, their many collaborations over the years and on the new album, paying tribute to heroes, and even why Ice-T is the “King of Twitter”, and much more. Then we hear the album and it’s an absolute monster. You can order the new album here! Watch the video courtesy of Revolver and check out our photos by Echoes In the Well Photography. Continue reading
Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with Ilan Rubin last fall to discuss his band The New Regime! Although Illan is world-renowned for his drumming prowess in groups like Angels & Airwaves and Nine Inch Nails, he has been quietly building a monster band with The New Regime over a series of killer albums, EPs and singles. The bands’ new release Body is third mini-release in the trilogy following Heart and Mind and is dropping on January 24th. The new full-length Heart Mind Body & Soul is coming later this spring. We chatted with Ilan about his entire career, how he balances multiple projects at once, how he goes seamlessly from sideman to frontman, his approach to songwriting and much more. The band also just announced a tour opening for Silver Sun Pickups, starting March 1st. Get your tickets here. Continue reading