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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SALIVA: RISE UP

It seems like most rock fans gave up on Saliva when vocalist Josey Scott left the band. But I was actually kind of glad he left. While I’d loved the first couple of Saliva albums, nothing they’d done since had really grabbed me. Somehow a hair band element had crept into the band...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TRIPTYKON: MELANA CHASMATA

If you follow the black metal scene at all then chances are you’re already familiar with Triptykon or are at least aware that it’s the new band fronted by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) of the late black/extreme metal bands Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. If I understand...
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#albumoftheday LACUNA COIL: BROKEN CROWN HALO

During January of 2012, Lacuna Coil released their sixth studio album, Dark Adrenaline. The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and proved to be quite successful as the band toured as a headliner and also joined forces some of the greats, including Motörhead, Megadeth, Sevendust and Paradise...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: ARCH EMEMY: WAR ETERNAL


Arch Enemy are back! Not that they've been completely gone, given that they just released the re-issue of Black Earth with lots of bonus tracks last year, but, still, their last studio album, Khaos Legions, was released back in 2011, so it's understandable that their fans -- like...
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#albumoftheday THE WYTCHES: GRAVEDWELLER

Gravedweller is a three song EP that The Wytches are currently giving away for free. The group is based out of Brighton, UK and were formed in November 2011 after they left Peterborough for Brighton. They have toured extensively, opening for the likes of Death Grips, The Black Angels, Band Of Skulls, Chelsea...
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#albumoftheday GUS G.: I AM THE FIRE

If you listen to hard rock or metal in any of its various forms, chances are you’ve heard the fancy fretwork of guitarist Gus G. during recent years. He’s probably most known for his work with his own fantastic band Firewind, which I would probably categorize as power metal if I had to...
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15 MOST UNDER-RATED MOTLEY CRUE SONGS

list compiled by Michael McCarthy, Jay Cavalon, Amy Akbar and G. Monkey Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years then chances are you know who Mötley Crüe are. And chances are that you either love them or hate them. Unfortunately, many of their fans aren’t very familiar with...
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#albumoftheday VAMPIRE: VAMPIRE

This self-titled debut from Sweden’s Vampire was released on March 3rd in Europe and will be released here in North America on March 18th. And, boy, is it one to get excited about. I don’t think I’ve found a death metal debut this invigorating and engaging since Skeletonwitch first hit the scene and...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: I AM HERESY: THY WILL

With a name like I Am Heresy, I should think you know what you’re in for here. And that’s a brutal beating over the head by some pummeling like hell drums, scorching guitars (of which they have THREE players), à toute vitesse bass and rage-fueled vocals, complete with some rather unorthodox lyrics. Like...
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I AM HERESY GIVING AWAY TWO TRACKS

PRESS RELEASE In anticipation of I AM HERESY’s new full-length, Thy Will (due out March 3rd in Europe and March 4th in North America), a special landing page has been launched that gives fans two album tracks for free. To download “Rahabh” and “March Of Black Earth”, please head over to: http://smarturl.it/iah_freesongs Both...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: DEMORALISER: A LIVING NIGHTMARE

Demoraliser are a metalcore band hailing from Grimsby, a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. They were formed in 2010 and soon began releasing monstrous EPs that earned them heaps of praise, especially in the underground scene. The quality — and brutality — of these EPs, along with their reputation as...
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RED HOT DOWNLOAD: MEG MYERS: “GO”


Yesterday we brought you Meg Myer's eerie video for her new sultry new song "Desire." Well, here's another track, brought to our attention via an e-mail from its super talented co-writer and producer Doctor Rosen Rosen, who once remixed an entire Lily Allen album. We're pretty blown...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: CALIBAN: GHOST EMPIRE

“This is it, my apocalypse,” scream-sings Caliban frontman Andreas Dörner during “Wolves and Rats,” just one of the veteran metal band’s killer — and brutal — new songs. It’s hard to believe, but the German metal outfit has been around for over sixteen years now. I kid you not. They were formed in...
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