Dec 22

Miguel’s Top 20 Albums of 2014

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Once again, like every year I see myself in the difficult task of picking the best albums of the year. This year was again difficult as not only the quantity and quality of music that passed through my desk was higher and better than the one in previous years. You might not find many of the usual suspect on this list, as this is a more personal and individual list, rather than a list based on the trends & hype created by pistol magazine or sucky website. So, without more delays, here is my top 20 albums of 2014.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Josh Middleton of Sylosis discussed with us the new album Dormant Heart

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Sylosis will release their 4th studio album titled Dormant Heart, the album itself reflects the musical progression of this British quartet. The album itself is more visceral and heavy than Monilith (2012) musically speaking, Dormant Heart shows a darker side of Sylosis, their style born of Thrash Metal & Tech Death keeps their musical identity intact, but their hunger for shaping that sound pushed them to create a heavier and more elaborated record. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Tony’s Top 15 Albums of 2014

 

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It never ceases to amaze me how much great music is produced every year. You want to believe that ideas will reach a low point, or even dry up, but music fans around the world keep receiving wonderful gifts from the artists we all love. Looking back on this list of releases for the year, one word comes to mind: technicality. There were a lot of great albums that displayed a greater ratio of technicality than in previous years of recent memory. Granted, not all of the albums on this list are technical masterpieces, but I guarantee that every one of these albums kicks ass. Yes, there are likely some notable albums missing from this list, but keep in mind that I didn’t get a chance to hear every great album released this year. So, without further adieu, here are the best albums I heard in 2014:  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Stephanie’s Top 20 albums of 2014

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2014 has been a great year for metal. Metal fans definitely received vigorous releases from the classics, but this year also allowed some upcoming acts to prevail. Definitely some of the heaviest, mind-blowing, and raw albums from my favorite bands were released in 2014. I realize I missed a lot of albums on this list, but these are the ones that stood out to me. Hope you all enjoy my top albums list!  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Nick Holmes discussed with us singing on Bloodbath, and how he prepared for Grand Morbid Funeral

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Bloodbath has since their beginnings considered to be a ‘Super Group’, even when ‘Super Groups’ were not a daily thing (which is nowadays). Their greatness is not based on who is on the band, they are great based upon how raw and heavy they are. I think when talking about Bloodbath it should be referred as one of the most visceral bands ever come out of Sweden. Recently the band released a new album called Grand Morbid Funeral, that is the début album for Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) on vocals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Looking Back At Death: A conversation with Steve DiGiorgio of Death To All

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I would not be the death metal fanatic that I am today without Death. I was always a fan of heavy music, but when I discovered Death I realized that the heavy music I love could be something much more; that heavy music could encompass mind-blowing dexterity while still remaining brutal. Death paved the way for death metal bands today. They perfected the genre and the death metal style that allows them to remain infamous. This is why I proudly show off the Scream Bloody Gore tattoo on my leg, and above all show off my love for this genre. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

The Swedish Connection: A Conversation with Niclas Engels of In Flames

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Swedish melodic death metal pioneers In Flames had transformed their sound since the release of Lunar Strain (1994) time and time again, and for some reason every time they released an album they had encountered some sort of critical resistance. Like, there was some sort of ‘critical In Flames task force‘ among their fans in charge of criticized the band at every turn. Well, the released of Siren Charms (the band’s eleventh studio album) released this year, was not the exception to that as once again their fans are divided. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Cannabis Corpse plays Club Red. Mesa, AZ (12/06/14)

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Last Saturday (12/06/14) the Club Red in Mesa, AZ received one of the most HIGH quality bands death metal has ever produced, They could be considered the bastard son of Cannibal Corpse & Death. Cannabis Corpse has created a reputation since their inception in 2006 by playing along the musical lines of the death metal giants from Tampa, FL. Their music is inspired by cannabis and happy thoughts (if you are high). Recently they released their 3rd studio album From Wisdom To Baked under Season Of Mist Records.

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Dec 08

Ethan Brosh talks about touring with Red Dragon Cartel, and his solo record Live The Dream

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Ethan Brosh is a heavy metal guitar player, that graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2004, and from there he had persuade a musical career that lead him to his first solo record Out Of Oblivium (2009) that featured drummer Mike Mangini (Dream Theater/Steve Vai) and special guests George Lynch (Dokken,Lynch Mob), Greg Howe (Michael Jackson) and Joe Stump (Holy Hell). Later on Ethan Brosh would collaborate on a project called Angels Of Babylon that featured, Rhino (Manowar, Holy Hell), David Fefolt (Forgotten Realm, Valhalla) and David Ellefson (Megadeth) on which he appeared on their 2010 & 2013 albums. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Machine Head – Bloodstones & Diamonds (2014)

Can you believe Machine Head has been around for the last 23 years?! The line up has changed quite a few times, leaving front man/ guitarist, Robb Flynn as the last remaining original member. Joined by Phil Demmel on guitar / back up vocals, Dave McClain on drums, and recently replacing Adam Duce, as their newest bass player, Jared MacEachem (from Sanctity). Bloodstones And Diamonds will be the 8th album to date, released this past August 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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