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REVIEW: Gojira continue to evolve with ‘Magma’

Artist: Gojira Album: Magma Label: Roadrunner Records Genre: Metal When a long-running band has worked hard to carve out its own niche in a genre, and when it is also able to create an instantly identifiable, unique sound, that band is in rare company. Gojira has done just that. Wild left turns have alienated many […]

REVIEW: ‘Strange Little Birds’ is Garbage that’s worth picking up

Artist: Garbage Album: Strange Little Birds Label: STUNVOLUME Genre: Alternative Rock For most of us who remember Garbage from the 90s, their first two albums, Garbage and 2.0, are the definition of what we love about the band: Shirley Manson’s sultry yet haunting vocals, a backing band equal parts trip-hop, industrial, grunge, and a lot […]

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Between The Buried And Me + Devin Townsend Project + Fallujah = awesome Fall tour

This Fall will bring together Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend Project on the ‘Transcending the Coma Tour.’ As if that wasn’t enough, Fallujah will be joining the fun, continuing to support their newest album, Dreamless. This is meant to coincide with Devin Townsend’s upcoming release, Transcendence. Not to be outdone, Between The […]

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Agalloch break up…err…become a one-man project…err…go on hiatus

The metal world was abuzz on Friday with news that long-running Oregon atmospheric black metal band Agalloch was breaking up. This was first stated on the band’s Facebook page. As is often the case, the truth seems to be more complicated than initially thought. Vocalist/guitarist John Haughm took to Facebook to clarify what was happening. […]

10 years later: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Stadium Arcadium’

You would be hard-pressed to find a more polarizing band than Red Hot Chili Peppers. Despite their detractors, people have continued buying their records by the millions and flocking to see them live for the last three decades. Along with their numerous hits, they are a band that has continually evolved. Everyone knows Flea is […]

REVIEW: White Lung transport us to ‘Paradise’

Artist: White Lung Album: Paradise Genre: Post-Punk Label: Domino 2014’s Deep Fantasy brought about a whole new level of exposure and acclaim for White Lung. For an idea of its impact, Rolling Stone rated it as the 38th greatest punk album of all time. No pressure for the follow-up, right?

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Gojira and TesseracT tour invades the U.S. this Fall

We’re only in Spring, but if the thought of Summer eventually ending gets you down, you might need something to look forward to. For those who like their metal especially heavy, hearing that Gojira and TesseracT are going on tour together this Fall should make everything all right. It makes sense, as Gojira is releasing […]

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Fallujah will keep you awake with video for “Abandon”

Ahead of the April 29 release of their third full-length, Dreamless, San Francisco technical death metal giants Fallujah have unleashed their music video for the song “Abandon.” The video presents smoky, ethereal visuals that also reflect the beautiful album art. Musically, it contrasts brutality and heaviness with atmospheric, nearly post-rock moments—a juxtaposition you might find […]

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Carcass, Crowbar announce ‘One Foot In The Grave’ tour dates

If you thought that Carcass was going to rest on their laurels following numerous tours in support of Surgical Steel, you were sorely mistaken. Not only will they be playing the Chicago Open Air festival on July 15 and the Heavy Montreal festival on August 6, in between those dates, they have a solid block […]

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‘The Neon Demon’ trailer will give you vivid nightmares

A trailer is finally available for the newest project from acclaimed director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives, Bronson). The Neon Demon is a twisted journey through the glamorous but also cutthroat (literally?) world of modeling in Los Angeles. Starring Elle Fanning, and featuring Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, and Jena Malone, this thriller promises […]

REVIEW: Deftones sustain their hot streak with ‘Gore’

Artist: Deftones Album: Gore Genre: Rock, Metal Label: Reprise Records Many headlines were made in regards to the tensions within the Deftones camp and the creation of their eighth full-length, Gore. Most of the writing was done with guitarist Stephen Carpenter largely on the sidelines. They also switched things up in the producer’s seat, working […]

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The Fall Of Troy are ready to cash in their “401k”

Six years after disbanding, The Fall Of Troy has officially marked their return with the release of “401k,” the first single off of their forthcoming, self-released album, titled OK. Along with being the first bit of new music from the group since In The Unlikely Event in 2009, this is a reunion of their original […]