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The Damned Things - High Crimes - Cover

The Damned Things: “High Crimes” Album Review

Something I find surprising, but has also become a normal occurrence, is bands forming super groups. One such group is The Damned Things, which is made up of Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and newest member Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio). It’s been eight years since their

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Darkthrone - The Hardship of the Scots - Promo

Darkthrone Return With “The Hardship Of The Scots”

The legendary Darkthrone are back! Yes, you heard that right. The legendary duo will return with Old Star on May 31 via Peaceville Records, and you can listen to “The Hardship of the Scots” now. Fenriz writes: There really isn’t just ONE song that can represent this album, THE HARDSHIP OF THE SCOTS was my song and although we also wanted

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Album Review: Cultural Warfare, “Warmageddon”

With an audible passion and intensity, off we go on a thrash metal ride with Cultural Warfare and their debut long-player, Warmageddon. The first single on Warmegeddon, “Divided We Crawl,” speaks of how society continues to have a divisional rift. My choice track, “Eyes of the Land,” features frenetic riffing by axemen Billy Garoutte and Kevin Doughty. It is forceful, brilliant,

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Empyrean Throne: “Chaosborne” Album Review

If death/black metal achieved popularity in ‘Murica like it has in Europe, Empyrean Throne would have the stature of bands like Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, and Watain. Alas, this hasn’t come to fruition, but Empyrean Throne‘s Chaosborne is a pretty amazing example of what can be done with this genre here in North America. The cover art is totally badass, and

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Apothesary - Accept Loss Forever

Apothesary: “Accept Loss Forever” Album Review

From Northern California’s Apothesary comes Accept Loss Forever. Five years in the making, it’s obvious these guys spent this time honing their chops and writing a killer second album. This is one bad mofo of metal, boys and girls. Not only is Accept Loss Forever stellar on all fronts (writing, playing, and production), but the subject matter of grief and desolation

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John Frum: “A Stirring in the Noos” Album Review

Charlie Sheen and John Frum have at least two things in common. They are committed to their art, and they possess tiger blood and all the fascinating, ridiculous powers that come with it. The results for both are very different, though. The actor touted the exotic liquid as a source of power, although it looked more like an epic public

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John Frum

John Frum Release Live Video Captured In New York City

Death metal provocateurs John Frum have arrived. The band – guitarist Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), drummer Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), vocalist Derek Rydquist (Ex-The Faceless), and bassist Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather) – will release A Stirring in the Noos this Friday via Relapse Records, and it is a heavyweight debut from this collective. You can get

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Cane Hill: "Smile" Album Review

About a month ago, King Rhino pulled up his stakes and relocated from the suburbs of northern New Jersey to the incredibly cool and amazing city of New Orleans. if you’ve never been to the Crescent City, it’s pretty much about five minutes from going completely Thunderdome here. This town is pretty much an Armageddon po’ boy just waiting to implode.

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Cane Hill: "Smile" Album Review

About a month ago, King Rhino pulled up his stakes and relocated from the suburbs of northern New Jersey to the incredibly cool and amazing