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Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band Silent Scream in 2009, they soon had their own material and played their first gig under the name of Hush in 2010. With a performance opening for Skeletonwitch, the band decided finally on Calamity to

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Bewitcher: “Under The Witching Cross” Album Review

Bewitcher are a power metal trio who are ripping their way out of the US northwest. Hailing from Portland Oregon, they have been delivering what they self-describe as “heavy metal at the speed of Satan” since 2013 … and they aren’t fucking around. What may sound like a blast from the past to some is as comforting as a warm

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Crush The Altar: “Abhorrent Oblation” EP Review

From the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, Crush the Altar enter the field of blackened thrash with Abhorrent Oblation. Formed in 2018. the musicians are Justin Kull (vocals/guitar), John Helmuth (guitar) and drummer Joseph Vergara. Along with death metal elements, Crush the Altar also cite Vader, Morbid Angel and Sepultura as influences to their style. With a combination of crunchy,

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Black Label Society - New York 2019 - By Elliott Levin

Black Label Society Live Photos From Bowery Ballroom In New York, NY

Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society blasted into New York City on Monday night, performing the entire Sonic Brew album for a packed Bowery Ballroom. The album’s mix of thrashers and acoustic ballads created an odd rhythm unlike a usual BLS concert, but it’s not like the New York Chapter gave a shit – they sang along to every

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Avatar Live Photos from House of Blues Chicago

Avatar!! These guys have been through Chicago a lot in the last year – and I want more. Every time they come through, they manage to blow me away. Avatar understands what it takes to put on one hell of a performance. From the setlist, to the stage setup, to the light show, Avatar knock it out of the park!

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Swallow the Sun - Live in Boston 2019 - By Mark Guy

Swallow The Sun Live Photos From Royale In Boston, MA

Friends who follow our site know we have an affinity for Swallow the Sun. The Finns channel darkness and emotion into vampiric funeral doom and despair never felt so good. Touring North America with Children of Bodom, the band took the stage at Royale in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 17  in support of their most recent release, When a Shadow

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Possessed: “Revelations of Oblivion” Album Review

Like many other thrash/death metal fans, I have been waiting nearly three decades for a new album from San Francisco’s Possessed. When Seven Churches and Beyond the Gates were released, they were mind blowing! They took evil metal to a new level of heavy. Alas, the band broke up after releasing The Eyes of Horror in 1987, but I am

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Calamity - Kairos - Cover

Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band