Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Deficiency - 2017 - Uncharted Waters (Lyric Video)

Deficiency is a thrash metal band from France. Uncharted Waters is from their third LP The Dawn Of Consciousness available from Apathia Records. With just a hint of melody accompanying the many, many riffs, prepare to raise your fist and head bang.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Benchmarks - 2017 - Our Undivided Attention (Music Video)

Benchmarks is an indie rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Our Undivided Attention is the title track to their debut LP available now or soon from SofaBurn. Take one part indie rock, one part pop punk and one part youthful yearning and you should end up with Benchmarks.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Universe By Ear - 2017 Ocean/Clouds (Music Video)

The Universe By Ear is a psychedelic & progressive art rock band from Basel, Switzerland. Ocean/Clouds is taken from their debut, self titled LP following up their debut single Seven Pounds from 2016. Prepare yourself to get lost in abstract space with these riffs.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Bonfire - 2017 - Locomotive Breath (Music Video)

Bonfire is a hard rock & heavy metal band from Germany. Locomotive Breath is taken from Byte The Bullet is their fourteenth studio album, available from UDR. Lots of melodic leads and a powerful singer to bang your head to.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

To Shed Skin - 2017 - Your Demons My Scars (Lyric Video)

To Shed Skin is a death metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Your Demons My Scars is taken from their debut LP Harrowing Faith available from Hells Headbanger Records, which follows up debut EP Rebirth Through Brimstone from 2014. This is excellent, there are multiple vocal styles and more riffs than you can shake a stick at.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Kelen Heller - 2017 - Cut Me (Music Video)

Kelen Heller is a hard rock band from South Carolina, USA. Cut Me is from their latest, self titled LP available from CD Baby. They cite Shinedown, Papa Roach and Sevendust so get ready for some radio friendly, fist pumping hard rock.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Damnations Day - 2017 - The Witness (Music Video)

Damnations Day is a thrash & power metal band from Geelong, Australia. The Witness is from their sophomore LP A World Awakens, available from The Lasers Edge. Lots of tasty riffs and they use the singers epic voice well.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nightrage - 2017 - The Venomous (Music Video)

Nightrage is a melodic death metal band currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Venomous is the title track to Nightrage's seventh studio LP. Members of Nightrave also played or been involved with Exhumation, Firewind (live), The Forsaken (live), Dragonland, ex-Disdain, Valley of the Dead, ex-Enemy Is Us, ex-Detained, Carnal Forge, Loch Vostok, ex-Astral Carneval, ex-Bleeding Utopia, Leech, Reignsaw, ex-Inrage, ex-Lost Souls, ex-Rosicrucian, ex-Slapdash, ex-Atrocity, ex-Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons (live), and ex-Powerage.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Krysthla - 2017 - Depths (Lyric Video)

Krysthia is a thrashy, heavy metal band from the UK. Depths is taken from their latest LP Peace In Our Time available from PHD. This his hard and is among the heaviest things I've heard in awhile. From the video itself "Warning 18+: this video contains graphic imagery not suitable for children."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Blood Youth - 2017 - Reason To Stay (Music Video)

Blood Youth is a melodic hardcore band from Harrogate, England. Reason To Stay is taken from third LP Beyond Repair available from Rude Records. Enjoy this slice of metallic hardcore heading towards metalcore but never forgetting their sense of melody.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Growlers - 2017 - Rubber & Bone (Music Video)

The Growlers are an eclectic rock band from Costa Mesa, California. Rubber & Bone is taken from their fifth LP City Club available from Cult Records. The Growlers find themselves at the the intersection of country, surf, pop, rock and beat so just lay back and enjoy.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gomme - 2017 - Rape And Run (Music Video)

Gomme is a darkwave & gothic post-punk band from Paris, France. Rape And Run is taken from their latest LP Hiss available from Black Totem Records. Wait till it's evening and put this on for a driving but also chill and creepy time.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Idles - 2017 - Stendhal Syndrome (Music Video)

Idles is a post-punk band from Bristol, England. Stendhal Syndrome is from their debut LP Brutalism. Get inspired by the hard hitting music and the bearded man making a fool of himself in a museum while the guitars go insane.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Draggs - 2017 - Space Beat (Music Video)

Draggs is a lo-fi garage punk band from The Gold Coast, Australia. Space Beat is a non album single is as shaggy and noisy and goofy and hard hitting as one would expect.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Quailbones - 2017 - Moth Moon Prophecy (Music Video)

Quailbones is a lofi garage post-punk band from Kentucky, USA. Moth Moon Prophecy is their latest single, following up 2016's self titled EP.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Life Lost - 2017 - Full Tilt (Lyric Video)

Life Lost is a metalcore band from Lansing, Michigan. Full Tilt is taken from their debut EP Descend.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Paladine - 2017 - Paladine (Lyric Video)

Paladine is a power metal band from Athens, Greece. Paladine is taken from their debut LP Finding Solace available from No Remorse Records.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Paper Rockets - 2017 - Between The Lines (Music Video)

Paper Rockets is a pop punk band from Argentina. Between The Lines is taken from their debut LP On The Road. They cite Simple Plan and All Time Low as examples of the 2000 pop punk they are going for so get ready to jump straight up and down.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Mesa Cosa - 2017 - Matate (Music Video)

Mesa Cosa is a noisy, garage punk band with roots in Mexico & Australia. Matate is taken from their upcoming release El Es Demons.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Oxx - 2017 - Night And The City (Music Video)

Oxx is an experimental metal band from Aarhus, Denmark. Night And The City is the second single and title track of their most recent LP. Prepare your brain for some mathy, noisy, avant garde metal.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Hurricane Highway - 2017 - Make You Mine (Music Video)

Hurricane Highway is a country rock band from Ireland. Formed in 2014 they play what they describe as an American style of country rock. Make You Mine is the lead off track to their 2017 LP Exposed.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Corroded - 2017 - Fall Of A Nation (Music Video)

Corroded is a metal band from Sweden. Fall Of A Nation is taken from their latest LP Defcon Zero available from Despotz Records. Once again, raise your horns and prepare to headbang.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Uneven Structure - 2017 - Crystal Teeth (Music Video)

Uneven Structure is a progressive metal band from Montpellier, France. Crystal Teeth is the second single taken from their debut LP La Partition, available from Long Branch Records. Sit back and let the ambience and melody overwhelm you.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Labÿrinth - 2017 - Someone Says (Music Video)

Labÿrinth is a progressive power metal band from Italy. Someone Says is taken from Architecture Of A God following up 2010's Return To Heaven Denies Part II. This first LP in 7 years, available from Napalm Records picks up where they left off.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Lions Lions - 2017 - Standby (Lyric Video)

Lions Lions is a melodic post-hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. Standby is from their sophomore LP Monument. Members of Lions Lions have also played in Vanna, Therefore I Am, The Jonah Veil and cite Underoath, Comeback Kid & Thrice as influences.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Here Comes The Kraken - Ratttas (Music Video)

Here Comes The Kraken is a deathcore band from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Ratttas is their second non album single of 2017, following up 2011's Hate, Greed & Death LP. If you dont like deathcore, there's not much here for you.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alunah - 2017 - Fire Of Thornborough Hedge (Music Video)

Alunah is a doom metal band from Birmingham, UK. Fire Of Thornborough is taken from Solennial, their fourth and latest offering of occult, psychedelic doom metal. Lay back and relax as the riffs pile up and crash down.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lòdz- 2017 - Time Doesn't Heal Anything (Music Video)

Lòdz is a post rock & metal band from Lyon, France. Time Doesn't Heal Anything is the title track of their sophomore LP. Lòdz walk the line between overt heaviness and the building tension of post-rock with ease.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Holy Martyr - 2017 - Numenor (Lyric Video)

Holy Martyr is an epic heavy metal band from Italy. Numenor is from their fourth LP Darkness Shall Prevail. If you like your metal concerned with battles in history, with riffs aplenty and a singer with a high range you will find something here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rival - 2017 - Jackie Dee (Music Video)

Rival is a four piece hard rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Jackie Dee is taken from their debut LP Tales From The Bluesy Tomb, named after their jam space. They play a bluesy brand of hard rock citing modern influences Audioslave and Foo Fighters and older touchstones like Deep Purple.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thrash Bombz - 2017 - The Avenger (Lyric Video)

Thrash Bombz is a thrash metal band from Agrigento, Italy. The Avenger is taken from their sophomore LP Master Of The Dead. This is how I like my thrash, fast and evil. This song wears its influences on its sleeves and is all the better for it.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tanatron - 2017 - Killing And Domination Ft. Pablo Barros (Lyric Video)

Tanatron is a four piece death metal band from Brazil. Killing And Domination is taken from their debut, self titled LP following up several demos.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Open Access - 2017 - When The Wild Things Are Gone (Music Video)

Open Access is a six piece folk metal band from Cracow, Poland. When The Wild Things Are Gone is from their debut LP Towards The Wilderness available from Art Of The Night. The build and change from violin driven intro to headbanging time is excellently done.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Chronosphere - 2017 - Picking Up My Pieces (Music Video)

Chronosphere is a thrash metal band from Athens, Greece. Picking Up My Pieces is from their third LP Red N Roll, following up 2014's Embracing Oblivion. Throw your horns and prepare yourself for their dual guitar attack.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Yurodivy - 2017 - Aphos (Bandcamp)

Yurodivy is a noisy, post-hardcore band from Strasbourg, France. Aphos is their debut LP available from Itawak Records. Highlights include the slow burn and explode masterpiece 40 Days as well as Children Of The Sun and War Drums.

Nachtgeschrei - 2017 -Tiefenrausch (Music Video)

Nachtgeschrei is a folk metal band from Frankfurt, Germany. Tiefenrausch is the title track of their sixth LP, following up 2015's Staub und Schatten. The bagpipes, flute and hurdy gurdy really kick this into another level.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Almost Famous - 2017 - Almost Famous (EP) (Bandcamp)

Almost Famous is a rock band from Strasbourg, France. Almost Famous is their debut, self titled EP. This record is full to overflowing with hard rocking, dance floor boogie ready rock and roll. Highlights include Always (In My Head) and Down.

Decadence - 2017 - The Inner Circle (Lyric Video)

Decadence is a melodic thrash metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 2003 they broke up in 2013 but have since reunited. The Inner Circle is the lead off track from their fifth LP Undergrounder, following up their 2009 LP Chargepoint all released on their own Heavy Dose record label.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Culminated - 2017 - Anja (Bandcamp)

Culminated is a death metal band from Mexico. Ajna is their latest EP following up 2012's debut LP Cenizas. Culminated play a technical, instrumental, progressive and at times psychedelic brand of death metal also incorporating elements of deathcore and djent to fill out their sound. Here's where I would list my favourite tracks but there's no need when an EP is this solid.

Firespawn - 2017 - Death By Impalement (audio stream)

Firespawn is a death metal supergroup consisting of Lars Goran Petrov and Victor Brandt of Entombed A.D., Alex Friberg of Necrophobic, Frederik Folkar of Unleashed and Matte Modin of Dark Funeral. This is the first track from their sophomore LP The Reprobate available from Century Media.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sanatana - 2017 - Brahmavidya (Bandcamp)

Sanatana is a black & folk metal band from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Brahmavidya is their latest LP of what they describe as new age, vedic and ethnic metal. There are also elements of symphonic & power metal when Sanatana hit their more epic stride. If you have a taste for any of the genres jus mentioned you will find something here. Highlights include Mukti, Meditation and Shiva.

Pyogenesis - 2017 - Blaze, My Northern Flame (Lyric Video)

Pyogenesis is a metal band from Hungary. Blaze, My Northern Flame is a chunk of melodic death metal from their seventh LP, A Kingdom To Disappear available from AFM Records.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sleepshaker - 2017 - Things Are Different Now (Bandcamp)

Sleepshaker is a post-hardcore  band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Things Are Different Now is their latest offering of melodic, emotional post-hardcore. No point in recommending songs when the whole EP is this solid.

Striker - 2017 - Born To Lose (Lyric Video)

Striker is a heavy metal band with elements of speed, thrash and traditional metal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born To Lose is from their sixth, self titled, LP available from Record Breaking Records.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

G4 Boyz - 2017 - The African Plug (Mixtape)

G4 Boyz are a pair of African-American rappers of Nigerian and Ghanian descent. The African Plug is a recent mixtape. For the most part this is trap music, the beats are light but menacing and the lyrics mostly concern drug dealing and related activities. Production come courtesy of Kel Vibes, Ice Baby, Omito, Mr. Ceo Beats, Taj VIISNVEVO & Buggy, Base Beats and Sunny On The Beat with features from Dreambillz, Brooke Isaacs, Pablo Skywalkin, Rich the Kid, OG Maco and Blade Brown.  Highlights include Toma Remix, Profit and All Cash.

Persefone - 2017 - Prison Skin (Music Video)

Persefone is a progressive metal band from Andorra. Prison Skin is taken from their fifth studio LP, Aathma.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Matt North - 2016 - Cronkite And Cosell (Music Video)

Matt North is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Nashville, Tennessee. Cronkite And Cosell is from his latest LP, Above Ground Fool.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Bow To The Lions - 2017 - Bow To The Lions (Bandcamp)

Bow To The Lions is a metalcore band from Pamplona, Spain. Citing Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage as influences, check out their debut, self titled LP below. Highlights include Heartless, In Memoriam, Wanna Know, I Can't Breathe and We Are One.

Peter Kovary & The Royal Rebels - 2016 - It's A Riot (Music Video)

Peter Kovary & The Royal Rebels is a hard rock band from Hungary. It's A Riot is taken from their 2017 LP Halfway 'Till Morning.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sons Of Revolution - 2017 - I Feel Like Crying (Music Video)

Sons Of Revolution is a bluesy hard rock band from Teramo, Italy. I Feel Like Crying is the lead single from their debut, self titled, LP available from Sliptrick Records.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jupiter Hollow - 2017 - Odyssey (Bandcamp)

Jupiter Hollow is a progressive rock band from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Odyssey is their debut EP since forming in 2015. On Odyssey they lay out their battle plan of progressive rock with ambient or spacey influences and kick off to the stratosphere. Highlights include Deep In Space, Hades Heart and the album closing title track.

Electric Guitars - 2016 - Swagman (Music Video)

Electric Guitars is a hard rock band from Scandinavia. Swagman is taken from their 2017 LP Rock N Roll Radio available from Mighty Music.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Benighted - 2017 - Reptilian (Music Video)

Benighted is a gore-grind (read: brutal technical metal and grindcore) band from France. Reptilian is taken from their fourth LP Necrobreed available from Season Of Mist.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spawn Of Typhon - 2017 - Born Into Hatred (Bandcamp)

Spawn Of Typhon is a deathcore band from New Jersey. Born Into Hatred is their debut EP following up to 2016's debut single, a cover of Linkin Park's Given Up. Spawn of Typhon play a brutal, slamming brand of deathcore that only lets up to increase the next impact. Citing Black Tongue, Enterprise Earth, Suicide Silence, Lorna Shore, Whitechapel, and Traitors they seem set on creating an dark, crushing atmosphere. Highlights include Conceived, Growing and Arrived.

Vices To Veils - 2017 - Blisters (Music Video)

Vices To Veils is a post-hardcore band from Indianapolis. Blisters is a non-album single in advance of the release of Exist Expire.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wale - 2017 - Before I Shine (Mixtape)

Wale is a rapper from Washington, D.C. In anticipation of Shine, his fifth LP availble from Atlantic Records, he has released Before I Shine. The mixtape, produced in collaboration with DJ Luna compiles already released tracks and some unreleased freestyles. Highlights include Folarin Like (Nas Is Like Remix), Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran Remix) and You Got It Freestyle.

Pandemonium - 3027 - Unholy Essence (Music Video)

Pandemonium is a blackened death metal band from Poland. Unholy Essence is taken from their fifth LP, Nihilist, available from Old Temple.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Redman - 2017 - Beats 2 The Rhyme Vol. 1 (Funk Doc Edition) (Mixtape)

Redman is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He is well known for his work with Method Man both in music and movies. He is a member of the supergroup Def Squad alongside Erick Sermon and Keith Murray. This mixtape appears to be a collection of remixes produced by EZ Dave & Bazooka Joe. The whole mix is great, not surprising considering the source material, in addition to Redman and Method Man, vocals appear courtesy of EPMD, K Solo, Cypress Hill, MC Eight, Das Efx, Dave Hollister, Styles P, The Outsidaz, Jamal. Frankie Cutlass & Sadat X. Highlights include The Game (Politicians Mix), Clap Ya Hands (Topped Dropped Mix) and How High (Come On Mix).

Show Your Face - 2016 - Drift Away (Lyric Video)

Show Your Face is a thrashy metalcore band from Karditsa, Greece. Drift Away is taken from their third self titled LP available from Straight From The Heart Records.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Abrasive - 2017 - Book Of Sin (Bandcamp)

Abrasive is a death metal band from Germany. Book Of Sin is their latest LP available from Rebirth The Metal Productions. Abrasive play brutal, old school death metal and continue that trend on their fifth LP. Highlights include Unspoken, Glorify and Face The Abyss.

Madchild - 2017 - Topcat (Music Video)

Madchild is a Canadian rapper currently based in Los Angelese. He is currently releasing singles onto youtube in preparation for his latest solo LP The Darkest Hour. The latest single to drop is produced by DJ Rob The Viking, responsible for almost all the classic Swollen Members tracks. Madchild and Rob always bring out the be(a)st in each other and this track is no exception.

Felo De Se - 2016 - Ursa Major (Playthrough Video)

Felo De Se is a melodic death metal band from Belgium. Ursa Major is taken from their sophomore release Fidelis In Se EP.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Set Things Right - 2016 - Deathwish (Music Video)

Set Things Right is a metalcore/post-hardcore band from Belgium. Deathwish is the title track to their third LP.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Enterprise Earth - 2017 - Mortem Incarnatum (Music Video)

Enterprise Earth is a deathcore band from Spokane, Washington. Members have also been involved with Infant Annihilator and Takeover. Mortem Incarnatum is taken from their sophomore LP Embodiment available from Stay Sick Recordings.

Friday, April 21, 2017

It Lives, It Breathes - 2017 - Johnny B. Goode (Music Video)

It Lives, It Breathes is a rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. This cover of Johnny B. Goode is a non-album single. Their debut LP Silver Knights is available from Stay Sick Records.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Acres - 2017 - Gloom (Music Video)

Acres is an atmospheric post-hardcore band from Hampshire, UK. Gloom is taken from fourth and latest EP, In Sickness & Health.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Drag-On - 2017 - Barz On Fire (Mixtape)

Drag-On is a rapper from New York City. An original member of Ruff Ryders Entertainment, he formed his own record label, Hood Environment, in 2014. Working with DJ Get It Rite his latest release is Barz On Fire. I love it when rappers with actual flows ignore the mumble trend and actually spit. Highlights include No Matter, Oh No Romeo, Rico, N.R.G. and Do It Better.

Convex - 2017 - Nocturnus (Music Video)

Convex is a melodic metalcore band from Port Macquarie, Australia. Nocturnus is their latest, non-album single.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Zephyr - 2017 - Blacklist (Bandcamp)

Zephyr is a djenty metalcore band from Munich, Germany. Blacklist is their debut EP following their debut single Visions from earlier this year.

The Royal - 2017 - Wildmind (Music Video)

The Royal is a metalcore band from Netherlands. Wildmind is taken from their latest LP Seven available from Long Branch Records. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kevin Gates - 2017 - Bismillah (Mixtape)

Kevin Gates is a rapper & entrepeneur from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bismillah is one of several mixtapes he has released this year. He is currently associated with Dead Game Records and Atlantic Records / Artist Partners with his own vanity label Bread Winners' Association. He released his debut LP Islah in 2016 and has released at least 14 other mixtapes, several of which charted in the Billboard top 40. Guest features on Bismillah include Young Thug, OT Genasis, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many more. Highlights include Hospitality, Goonies Ft. Montana of 300 and Piss Codenine ft Philthy Rich Young Dolph and Icewear Vezzo.

Chapel - 2017 - Fool's Gold (Music Video)

Chapel is a two piece indie pop band from Athens, Georgia. Members have also played in Nightmares & Favorite Weapon. Fool's Gold is their latest single.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Polarity Of Life - 2017 - Beginning/End/Beginning (Bandcamp)

Polarity of Life is a four piece thrashy death metal band from Zagreb, Croatia. Beginning/End/Beginning is their sophomore release, following up 2014's self titled debut LP.

Vices - 2017 - Broken (Music Video)

Vices is a hardcore punk band from Sydney, Australia. Broken is taken from their third LP Now That I Have Seen I Am Responsible available from Dreambound Records.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sawsoer - 2017 - Unceasing Growth (Bandcamp)

Sawsoer is a progressive metal band from Lviv, Ukraine. Unceasing Growth is their debut LP showcasing their brand of proggy metal with hints of black, doom & post-metal. Highlights include Mother Of Recycling and Let The Shining Infinity Unite Us And Turning To Dust.

Degrader - 2017 - Gaia (Music Video)

Degrader is a melodic hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. Gaia is a new non-album single.

Friday, April 14, 2017

ButtaGoHarder- 2017 - Barz By Da Pound (Mixtape)

ButtaGoHarder is a rapper with ties to Alabama, Michigan, DC, currently based in Dallas, Texas. Barz By Da Pound hosted by DJ Chill Will is her fifth mixtape and she continues to spit bar after bar overtop of varying and intense production. No mumbling here, ButtaGoHarder spits fire. Highlights include Standin' On A Stool, Kut It, All Day Way Up and the near instant classic title track.

Unwill - 2017 - Tomb (Music Video)

Unwill from Rochester, New York play hard rock and post-hardcore. Tomb is taken from their debut LP Past Life available from Entertainment One / Lifeblood Inc.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Ominous Circle - 2017 - Appalling Ascension (Bandcamp)

The Ominous Circle is a blackened death metal band from Portugal. Appalling Ascension is their debut LP available from 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions.

Can't Swim - 2017 - We Won't Sleep (Music Video)

Can't Swim is an pop punk/emo band from Keansburg New Jersey, USA. We Won't Sleep is from their debut LP Fail You Again available from Pure Noise Records.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Peezy - 2017 - Ballin' Ain't A Crime (Mixtape)

Peezy or TeamEastside Peezy is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan. A member of TeamEastside, Ballin Ain't A Crime his latest mixtape with features from T. Dot, Jim Jones, Philthy Rich, HNIC Pesh, Lil Mike Mike, Jazzy, and TeamEastside members Babyface Ray and TeamEastside Snoop. A nice change from the mumbling rappers, Peezy has a killer flow. Highlights include Been The Man, Regardless, Pressure and the title track.

Skassapunka - 2017 - Rudes Against (Music Video)

Skassapunka is a seven piece ska punk band from Milano, Italy. Rudes Against is the title track of their new LP available from Kob Records.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Iron Reagan - 2017 - Fuck The Neighbors (Music Video)

Iron Reagan is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia. Fuck The Neighbors is from their third LP Crossover Ministry available from Relapse Records.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Aathma - 2017 - Avesta (Bandcamp)

Aathma is stoner & doom metal band from Madrid Spain. Avesta is a collection of sacred texts from Persia, each songs represents a ritual to a specific deity or element of nature. This is Aathma's third lp and is available from Underground Legends Records, Sacramento Records, Odio Sonoro, Cosmic Tentacles, The Braves Records, Lengua Armada, VZQ, Avestan Scriptures, Aladeriva Records (only CD), Violence in the veins (only CD).

Clark And The Himselfs - 2016 - Toxic World (Music World)

Clarke And The Himselfs are garage punk band from Boise. Toxic World is taken from their 2015 LP The Well​-​Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Sunrise - 2016 - All This Time (Music Video)

Sunrise is a power metal band from Kiev, Ukraine. All This Time is taken from their self released DVD Through The Eyes Of Infinity.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sinister - 2017 - Neurophobic (Music Video)

Sinister is a death metal band from the Netherlands. Neurophobic is taken from their l3th LP Syncretism available from Massacre Records.

Friday, April 07, 2017

The Obsessed - 2017 - Sacred (Music Video)

The Obsessed is a legendary metal band known for melding together punk, doom & stoner metals. Sacred is the title track to their first LP in over twenty years! Fronted by the legendary Wino (also associated with War Horse, The Obsessed, Mentors Saint Vitus, Lost Breed, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, Probot and Premonition 13) this album is all killer no filler. Get fucking hype!

Octvne - 2017 - Always Clocked In (Mixtape)

Octvne is an American rapper. His latest mixtape is Always Clocked In hosted by DJ Jazz with production courtesy of Da Beat Terrorist, Trippy T Beats, Provision Beats, and Synesthetic among others. Highlights include Flavor, Ave and Best among many others.

Construct - 2017 - Reflection (Music Video)

Construct is a progressive, technical, melodic death metal band from Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Reflection is taken from their debut LP The Deity.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Analepsy - 2017 - Atrocities From Beyond (LP)

Analepsy is a death metal band from Lisbon, Portugal. Their new LP Atrocities From Beyond is available from Germany's Rising Nemesis Records.

The Messersmiths - 2017 - The Crew (Music Video)

The Messersmiths is a four piece hard rock/heavy metal band from Köln, Germany. The Crew is taken from their debut LP Entire World.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ghost Avenue - 2017 - Impact (Lyric Video)

Ghost Avenue is a melodic heavy metal band from Norway. Impact is the title track of their sophomore LP available from Pitch Black Records, it follows up their 2013 debut, self titled, LP.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Primal Attack - 2017 - Halfborn (Music Video)

Primal Attack is a thrash metal band from Lisbon, Portugal. Halfborn is taken from their sophomore LP Heartless Opressor available via Rastilho Records, following up their 2013 debut LP Humans.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Bones Of Minerva - 2017 - Fear Is A Biscuit (Lyric Video)

Bones Of Minerva is an alt. metal band from Spain. Fear Is A Biscuit is from their self released debut LP Blue Mountains.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Ørdøg- 2017 - Sátántangó (Lyric Video)

Ørdøg is a heavy metal band from Budapest, Hungary. Sátántangó is taken from their new LP Sötétanyag available from Edge Records.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Nailed To Obscurity - 2017 - Protean (Music Video)

Nailed To Obscurity is a five piece melodic death & doom metal band from Germany. Protean is taken from their third LP King Delusion available from Apostasy Records.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ocean Grove - 2016 - Intimate Alien (Music Video)

Ocean Grove is a post-hardcore band from Melbourne, Australia. They incorporate electronic and metalcore elements to their hardcore inspired attack. Intimate Alien is taken from their debut LP The Rhapsody Tapes available from UNFD.

G.L.O.S.S. - 2016 - Trans Day Of Revenge (Bandcamp)

Today is International Transgender Day Of Visibility, in honour of that and to honour our LGBTQ2+* brothers and sisters blast the last G.L.O.S.S. record as loud as your system can play it.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Anthrax - 2017 - Carry On My Wayward Son (Stream)

Anthrax is an American thrash metal band. Carry On My Wayward Son is taken from the expanded  version of their latest LP For All Kings.

Afterlife - 2016 - Vicious Cycle (Music Video)

Afterlife is a nu-metal/alt metal band from Palm Beach, Florida. Vicious Cycle is the title track of their debut EP available from StaySick Recordings.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Holycide -2017 - Annihilate...Then Ask! (Bandcamp)

Holycide is a thrash metal band from Madrid, Spain. The singer Dave Rotten has also played in Avulsed. Annihilate...Then Ask! is their debut LP. Bang your head!

Primal Attack - 2017 - The Prodigal One (Lyric Video)

Primal Attack is a thrash metal band from Lisbon, Portugal. The Prodigal One is taken from their sophomore LP Heartless Opressor available via Rastilho Records, following up their 2013 debut LP Humans.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Black Star Riders - 2017 - Heavy Fire (Music Video)

Black Star Riders is a five piece hard rock band made up of most of the latest Thin Lizzy lineup. Heavy Fire is the title track of their third lp, available from Nuclear Blast Records.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Juelz Santana - 2017 - Back In My Zone (stream)

Juelz Santana is a rapper from New York City associated with The Diplomats (Dipset) and Cam'ron. He released Back In My Zone with DJ Get It Rite in anticipation of his third LP Born To Lose, Built To Win.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - 2017 - Sweet Relief (Music Video)

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs is punked up stoner metal band from Newcastle On Tyne. Sweet Relief is taken from their debut LP Feed The Rats available from Rocket Recordings. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thieves Like Us - 2017 - Broken Mirror (Music Video)

Thieves Like Us is an electronic, poppy, post-punk band from Berlin, Germany. Broken Mirror is taken from their fifth, self-titled LP, following up 2012's Bleed Bleed Bleed.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lord Vigo - 2017 - Blackborne Souls (Bandcamp)

Lord Vigo is a three piece epic doom metal band from Kaiserslautern, Germany. Blackborne Souls is their debut LP following up 2015's Under Carpathian Sun. Highlights include When The Bloodlust Draws On Me, For Being Unknown and Eternal Saviour

Fall Of Carthage - 2017 - Fast Forward (Music Video)

Fall Of Carthage is a four piece groove & thrash metal band. Fast Forward is taken from their sophomore LP The Longed-For Reckoning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Astradica - 2017 - Front Row (Music Video)

Astradica is a three piece heavy metal/hard rock band from Drammen, Norway. Front Row is taken from their latest LP Deadly Eruption

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Balfor - 2017 - Black Serpent Rising (Bandcamp)

Balfor plays black & barbaric death metal band from Kiev, Ukraine. Black Serpent Rising is their sophomore LP.

Dark Rites - 2017 - Hall Of The Slain (Music Video)

Dark Rites is a three piece melodic death metal band with international membership. Hall Of The Slain is taken from Dark Rites self titled debut LP available from Sliptrick Records.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fankaz - 2017 - Broken City (Music Video)

Fankaz is a four piece melodic hard core band from Ferrara, Italy. Broken City is taken from their latest LP Seities.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Segrëgates - 2017 - Burstön (LP)

Segrëgates is a three piece garage punk band from York, UK. Burstön is their debut LP. Segrëgates play a punked up brand of garage rock with a heavy dose of Motörhead worship. Segrëgates start with an aggressive punked up brand of garage rock and hammer out riffs that bring to mind both Motörhead and more general punk rock. The singer has a suitably melodic, gravely voice that bring's Lemmy to mind while still being suitably unique.

From the opening blast of the self-titled song to the final wailing chaos of Riding With The Driver Segrëgates do an excellent job of melding their hard rocking garage sound with the punked up metal sound Motörhead defined. Step Aside has a heavy, danceable groove while No Regrets and Turn It Loose are anthems to memories lost at the pub. Other highlights include Segrëgates, Roll N Roll, and Traitor Collaborator. With Burstön Segrëgates have crafted an hard rocking, Motörhead worshipping, danceable debut. 

John McBain - 2017 - First Earth Battalion (Music Video)

John McBain is an American guitar player who has played with Monster Magnet, Hater, The Desert Sessions, The Queens Of The Stone Age and The Wellwater Conspiracy. First Earth Battalion is from his latest solo LP of experimental psychedelia Accidental Soundtracks Vol. 1: The Alpha Particle available from Vacant Stare Records.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Habitual Sins - 2016 - I Pray For You (Music Video)

Habitual Sins is a heavy metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I Pray For You is taken from their debut LP Personal Demons available from Pure Steel Records.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

While She Sleeps - 2017 - You Are We (Music Video)

While She Sleeps is a five piece metalcore band from Sheffield, England. You Are We is the title track of their third LP available from Nuclear Blast.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Seminary - 2017 - Automnymous (LP)

Seminary is a one man grindcore band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Automnymous is his latest LP. Seminary play grindcore with a technical metal edge. For the most part this straight ahead grindcore, fast to the point of obscenity, unintelligible screeched vocals and covered in distortion.

Every so often a hint of metal shines through, songs like Depth Of Shade and Parabolic Chains take a step out of the chaos towards intelligible riffing. There isn't much else to say here, if you like grindcore you will enjoy this. Highlights include Surfeit, Famile, Cur Eternal and the aforementioned Parabolic Chains & Depth Of Shade. If you're looking for some chaos with a metal edge Seminary's Automnymous will serve well. 

We Blame The Empire - 2017 - Broken Home (Music Video)

We Blame The Empire is a five piece metalcore band from Austria. Broken Home is taken from their latest LP These Waves Won't Take Me, in support of The Sea Shepherd conservation group.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wound - 2016 - Morbid Paradigm (Music Video)

Wound is a four piece death metal band from Wiesbaden, Germany. Morbid Paradigm is taken from their sophomore LP Engrained available from FDA Records.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pulse - 2017 - Aberration (LP)

Pulse is a deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Aberration is their debut EP recorded at the House Of Gain Studio. Pulse play an atmospheric brand of deathcore, giving the songs space to breathe and expand and fill your consciousness. Transparency takes it's time opening up the album, filling the space with post-rock guitars and burying the growled vocals back in the mix before things kick into hyperdrive.

 Burning Decades continues the high energy riff fest and Oculus strips away any fat leaving a lean, mean head banging anthem. Deity and Aberration close out the album bringing in more atmosphere to dilute the heaviness. This isn't the most consistent EP ever but it is a definite statement of intent, laying the groundwork for where Pulse might go next. If you're looking for some deathcore that knows how to let the songs breathe Pulse's Aberration will serve well.

Stromzaun - 2017 - Dort Im Nirgendwo (Music Video)

Stromzaun is a four piece melodic punk band from Beckingen, Germany. Dort Im Nirgendo is the title track of their latest LP.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beheaded - 2017 - Beast Incarnate (Bandcamp)

Beheaded is a technical death metal band from Malta. Beast Incarnate is their sixth LP available from Unique Leader Records

Enemy Remains - 2016 - No Faith In Humanity (Music Video)

Enemy Remains is a groove metal/hard rock band from Newington, Connecticut. No Faith In Humanity is the title track to their sophomore LP following up 2012's Two Faces Two Minds.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sweeping Death - 2017 - Astoria (Bandcamp)

Sweeping Death is a five piece progressive, thrash metal band from Wildsteig, Germany. Astoria is their latest LP.

Holycide - 2017 - Annihilate...Then Ask! (LP)

Holycide is a five piece thrash metal band from Madrid, Spain. Annihilate...Then Ask! is their debut LP courtesy of Xtreem Music. Members of Holycide have also played in Inntrance, Avulsed, Violent Eve & Dark Moor. From the opening moments of Afterworld Remants to the final thrashing moments of Back And Forth Holycide never let up for a moment. This is how I like my thrash metal, with a heavy dosing of speed metal to up the energy level even more.

Dave Rotten puts his gruff growl to great use while the dual guitars spew riffs and solo's in every direction. They cite Slayer and Testament among others as inspiration and do an excellent job of living up to those influences. Highlights include Eager To Take Control, Motorhead, Bonebreaker, Deserve To Be Erased and the title track. If you're looking for some speed infused thrash to bang your head to Holycide's Annihilate...Then Ask! will serve well. 

Aviana - 2017 - Solar (Music Video)

Aviana is a five piece metalcore band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Solar is taken from their debut LP Polarize.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dioxide Angel - 2017 - The Bitter Taste (LP)

Dioxide Angel is a industrial hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Bitter Taste is their latest LP. Dioxide Angel started in late 2015, evolving into a full band with the addition of a guitarist and vocalist. Don voz Oxide started with synth based, industrial hard rock tracks, lots of screaming synths and programmed drums going as hard as they can, reminding me of a more danceable Psyclon Nine. From there they add ex-Scum Runners guitar player Zack Hard on backing vocals and filling out the hard rock sound. With the addition of Nekawa (Juice) Evals and his eclectic vocal delivery you have the ingredients necessary for Dioxide Angel.

At their best Dioxide Angel provide hard hitting, hard rocking, danceable songs. Songs like Coke Whore and Noizemaker fill every little nook and cranny with sound while Evals delivers his vocals, ranging from menacing to jubilant and back again.  Other highlights include Victory Dance, Getting Away With Murder and Technophobia. If you're looking for some industrial rock that is both heavy and danceable Dioxide Angel's The Bitter Taste will work well.  

Kid Colling Cartel - 2016 - My Evil Side (Music Video)

Kid Colling Cartel is a blues rock band from Luxembourg. My Evil Side is taken from their latest LP In The Devil's Court.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Invisible Mirror - 2016 - Frozen River (Music Video)

Invisible Mirror is a five piece heavy metal band from St. Gallen Switzerland. Frozen River is taken from their latest LP On The Edge Of Tomorrow available from Wormhole Death.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Culminated - 2017 - Ajna (EP)

Culminated is a four piece deathcore band from Mexico City, Mexico. Ajna is their sophomore release, following up 2012's Cenizas. Culminated play instrumental, technical, progressive deathcore with just a touch of djent citing Animals As Leaders & Meshuggah. With Psychosomatic Culminated come roaring out of the gate, the high energy song is packed to overflowing with riffs and solos.

Infinite is a slight step down, the riffs aren't quite as smooth but L.S.D (Lost Sacred Dimension) brings the energy back up with double bass pedals and melodic riffs while also expanding the sound with synth flourishes in the background. Hybrid Mind is another head banger overstuffed with riffs & solos while Outfinite chugs the ep to a close with more synths. I usually have no patience for instrumental metal, this is a rare EP that successfully commands attention without a lead singer. If you're looking for some djenty, technical & progressive deathcore Culminated's Ajna will serve well.

Ego Kill Talent - 2016 - Still Here (Music Video)

Ego Kill Talent is a three piece rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. Still Here is the title track to their sophomore LP, following up 2015's Sublimated.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Agonie - 2017 - Culte Funèbre (LP)

Agonie is a two piece black metal band from Quebec, Canada. Culte Funèbre is their debut LP following up 2016's debut EP Dèliverance. Culte Funèbre opens with Noirceur D'Hiver which plays by the black metal rules and lays out the template for what is to come. Lots of blasting drums, slashing guitars and guttural cookie monster demon vocals. The second track Austère brings in the other main element of this LP, the clean guitar lines.

Most of the power of this album comes from the contrast and interplay between the more traditional dark, aggressive black metal atmosphere and the melodic, sorrowful clean guitar lines. The production can be an issue here, the drums feel a little thin & tinny, they don't hit as hard as they can but that's a relatively minor problem. On Culte Funèbre Agonie have crafted a debut LP that walks the line between raw aggression and meditative despair 

Latexx Teens - 2016 - The End (Lyric Video)

Latexx Teens is a five piece industrial hard rock band from Italy. The End is from their third LP Be Wrong.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Wiccans - 2017 - Automaton

Wiccans is a punk rock band from Austin, Texas, USA. Automaton is a track from their forthcoming LP Dull Tools. Get Hype!

Samskaras - 2017 - Asunder (LP)

Samskaras is a two piece death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Asunder is their debut EP, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and Marc-Olivier Fréchette at The Grid. It follows two singles from 2014. Samskaras consists of Eric Burnet (Derelict, Unburnt) providing guitars & vocals and Alexandre Dupras (Teramobil, Unhuman) providing drums. From the opening moments of Fuelscape it is clear there has been an upgrade in sound, the production gives these songs a fuller, grander feel.

Samskaras play technical death metal with a progressive flourish. It can be easy for bands that play technical or progressive music to get lost in the technicality, to complicate the music with time changes simply to complicate the music. Samskaras avoid that problem by writing good songs and avoiding cliches, everything is where it should be in the proper amount. Here's where I would list my favourite songs but there's no need when an EP is this consistent. If you're looking for some technical, progressive death metal that isn't purely that, Samskaras' Asunder will serve well. 

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - 2017 - Modern Ruin (Lyric Video)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes is a punk rock band from England. Frank Carter has also played in Gallows and Pure Love. Modern Ruin is the title track of their sophomore LP, following up 2015's Blossom.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Ad Christi Gloriam - 2017 - Ad Christi Gloriam (LP)

Ad Christi Gloriam is a black metal band from Nova Scotia, Canada. Ad Christi Gloriam is their debut LP. This band starts with a base of cold, old school sounding black metal and builds outwards. They self describe as "happy black metal screamo math rock prog metal hybrid weird fuckin thing" while others describe them as experimental blackgaze or simply avant garde black metal.

The base of the music is the icey guitars slashing through the air, the vocalist who sounds like a torture victim and pounding drums blasting at you that black metal is known for, then expanded with symphonic synths and a few melodic riffs. Ad Christi Gloriam is never satisfied to sit still in one genre or movement, each song has elements of many types of music but it always come back to the ice cold black metal. If you're looking for some experimental, avant-garde black metal Ad Christi Gloriam's Ad Christi Gloriam will serve well. 

Outsiders - 2017 - Out Of Reach (Music Video)

Firewind play power metal. Ode To Leonidas is taken from their eighth LP Immortals.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ocean Sleeper - 2017 - Six Feet Down (Music Video)

Ocean Sleeper is a metalcore band from Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Six Feet Down is taken from their self titled, self released debut EP.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Gothic - 2017 - Disillusion (Lyric Video)

Gothic play technical, melodic & gothic death metal from Lupeni, Romania. Disillusion is taken from their latest LP Demons available from Loud Rage Music.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Evenline - 2017 - Straiitjacket (Music Video)

Evenline is a alt metal/hard rock (Alter Bridge, Papa Roach) band from Paris, France. Straitjacket is from their latest LP Tenebris available from the Dooweet Agency.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Dreamcar - 2017 - Kill For Candy (Lyric Video)

Dreamcar is a power pop/new romantic super group. The band consists of three quarters of No Doubt Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young and fronted by AFI's Dave Havok

Lanthanum - 2016 - The Darkness (Music Video)

Lanthanum is a post-grunge metal band from Cheyenne, Montana. The Darkness is taken from their debut LP Ascend The Mountain.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Four Star Revival - 2016 - The Underdog (Music Video)

Four Star Revival is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Dayton, Ohio. The Underdog is the title track of their latest ep following up 2014's self titled debut.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Webcam Teenz - 2016 - No Maybe Yeah! (Music Video)

Webcam Teenz is a power pop garage rock band from Muncie, Indiana. This song is taken from their 2015 Fambly Room Demoz.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Morte Lenta - 2017 - Pesadilla (Music Video)

Morte Lenta is a hardcore punk band from Sydney, Australia. Pesadilla is from an upcoming EP. Thanks to iamtheleastmachiavellian for pointing this out.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Naked Lights - 2016 - Hyde (Official Music Video/Live Performance)

Naked Lights is a self described post wave, no punk band from Oakland, California. Hyde, a non album single, was recorded live at The Grassy Null Studio.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Coffin Dragger - 2017 - Desperation (LP)

Coffin Dragger is a hardcore punk band from London, Ontario, Canada. Desperation is their debut EP. Coffin Dragger play a straight ahead brand of metallic hardcore punk garnering comparisons to Dangers, Everything Went Black, Incendiary, and Trenchfoot. The singer has a great desperate shout and the band behind him creates a loud, aggressive, blown out noise.

When Coffin Dragger isn't slamming a riff down your throat they transition into post-hardcore, dragging the riff out only to slam it down even harder once again. Highlights include Desperation, Fake and Worthless. If you're looking for some pissed off, super heavy hardcore punk Coffin Dragger's Desperation will serve well. Thanks to Dead Air At The Pulpit for pointing this out. 

Kastiell - 2016 - Coming Home (Lyric Video)

Kastiell is a melodic post-hardcore band from Perth, Australia. Coming Home features Joey Varela of Varsity, taken from Kastiell's debut Built From Broken.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aleska - 2016 - De La Cime Au Cimetière (Music Video)

Aleska is a screamo/post-hardcore band from Metz, France. Members have also played in Shall Not Kill, Dead For A Minute and EstebanDe La Cime Au Cimetière is taken from their debut, self titled LP.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mark Zero - 2016 - Ballistica (LP)

Mark Zero is a metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Ballistica is their debut LP. Mark Zero play riff focused hard rock & slightly industrial metal with some post-metal thrown in for melody. Right out the gate the production is an issue. Once you've gotten used to how the record sounds you are in for a consistent ride but it takes a minute to get used to how the record sounds.

At their best Mark Zero takes industrial inspired stomping riffs, builds an atmosphere with light piano while their surprisingly melodic singer wails overtop. Highlights include One Against The World, Bleed It Out, Alive and Megamösh. With Ballistica Mark Zero have crafted an interesting but not yet compelling debut.