PICKS OF THE WEEK: Bone Crew – “Back It Up”

Attila vocalist Chris Fronzak’s much talked about new project with Da Boi J, dubbed Bone Crew, released its self-titled EP on August 3 via Fronzak's label, Stay Sick Recordings. The first single, “Back It Up” mashes up late ‘90’s hip-hop with Atilla’s deathcore in a completely original way, creating a self-proclaimed new subgenre: “trap metal.” As ridiculous as... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Jesus Piece – “Punish”

After hearing this track on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal, my pick of the week goes to Philadelphia's Jesus Piece. A self-proclaimed hardcore band, this music borders on death metal, in particular with this song, "Punish" (listen below). The band just released its full-length, "Only Self" on August 24th via Southern Lord. Buy the album in various... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Doro – ‘If I Can’t Have You, No One Will’

Have you ever wondered what Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg would sound like on a ballad? No? Me neither. But what about on a modern day "Close My Eyes Forever?" Still no? Nevertheless, there's no longer the need to wonder because now we have our answer in the form of the new track from the legendary... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Rise Of The Northstar – “Here Comes the Boom”

Though I've been slacking on my picks of the week, today's is a good one: Europe’s biggest crossover band, Rise Of The Northstar. Having recently checked them out via YouTube Music, I was pleasantly surprised when this press release reached me the very next day. Rise Of The Northstar has recently joined one of independent... Continue Reading →

ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Pantera’s ‘Cowboys From Hell’ is released 28 years ago

In the wake of the shocking death of drummer, Vinnie Paul, it's bittersweet hearing that Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" turns 28 years old today. The album was released under the radar on July 24, 1990 and started a heavy metal legacy that still ignites fans worldwide. I was 13 years old at the time of... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Decapitated – ‘Kill the Cult’

My pick of the week goes to Polish death metal masters Decapitated. Now that the band's legal problems are behind them, they can once again concentrate on music and touring. The band were charged with kidnapping and gang raping a women concert-goer post-show in Spokane, Washington State, August 31, 2017. All charges were then eventually... Continue Reading →

ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Deftones’ ‘White Pony’ is 18 years old and all grown up

This was THE album for rock and metal fans for the summer of 2000. I had just moved into my very own apartment for the first time and "White Pony" became the soundtrack of this time in my life. From the mega-hit "Change (In the House of Flies)" to "Digital Bath" and the rap rocker... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: The Night Flight Orchestra – ‘Lovers in the Rain’

After taking the world of rock music by storm with last year's surprise hit "Amber Galactic," which was nominated for a Swedish Grammy and accompanied by a European tour that left fans speechless, Swedish classic/progressive rock super group The Night Flight Orchestra are set to release their impatiently awaited next album, "Sometimes The World Ain't... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Tarja – “Love To Hate”

Tarja has revealed the first song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II." The bombastic live version of "Love to Hate" was recorded at renowned Metropolis Studios in London, UK, and showcases Tarja's impressive vocal range and talent for compositions. In London, Tarja and her band performed an intimate, yet rocking version of... Continue Reading →

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