WASTED THEORY “Rawhide Hellride” Video/Stream; ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Out 10/26 On Argonauta Records

Article By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Mid-Atlantic whiskey mongers Wasted Theory are ready to unleash their third full-length album, ‘Warlords of the New Electric‘, on October 26th, through Argonauta Records.    Continue reading “WASTED THEORY “Rawhide Hellride” Video/Stream; ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Out 10/26 On Argonauta Records”

WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS ‘Angels Are Weeping… God Has Abandoned’ Release Nears; Single Streaming

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Connecticut’s emitters of darkly sludgeoned doom metal, WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS, are nearing ever closer to the release of their sixth studio album.  Continue reading “WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS ‘Angels Are Weeping… God Has Abandoned’ Release Nears; Single Streaming”

THE NIETZSCHE – ‘Finals’ EP Review & Stream [Audio/Video]

Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Hardcore, unlike so many other genres and sub genres of the alternative music scene, is a rather unpredictable beast. Listening to ‘My War’ is a completely different experience from enjoying ‘Laugh Tracks’.    Continue reading “THE NIETZSCHE – ‘Finals’ EP Review & Stream [Audio/Video]”

Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]

ANIMAL BAG Circa 1992 (Photo Courtesy Of Gideon Smith)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

“Country boys make good in the big city”. That short sentence could very easily summarize the story of Charlotte, North Carolina’s ANIMAL BAG. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]”

U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue


Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Appalachian North Carolina’s practitioners of darkly transformative, otherworldly psychedelic doom, U.S.. CHRISTMAS, have resurfaced with some welcome news. Continue reading “U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue”

ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the collective four solo albums issued by each individual member of KISS in 1978. Continue reading “ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018”

PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

From Portugal with sludge, and vibes of metal, post-hardcore, and unbridled punk intensity, comes PLEDGE and their recently issued ‘Resilience‘ EP. Continue reading “PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3”

ARCHITECTS Share ‘Holy Ghost’ Mini-Doc Prior To Upcoming New Release; 2019 EU. Tour Set

(Photo Courtesy Of Ed Mason)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

November 9th will see the Epitaph Records release of ‘Holy Hell‘, the new studio album from the UK-based modern metallers, ARCHITECTS. Continue reading “ARCHITECTS Share ‘Holy Ghost’ Mini-Doc Prior To Upcoming New Release; 2019 EU. Tour Set”

GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut

(Photo Courtesy Of Scott Evans)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Seattle’s GREAT FALLS announce they will return with their third full-length album before the end of the year. Continue reading “GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut”

TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

After my discovery of the Kentucky-based TIGER NEST last year, and a subsequent review of their 2017 self-titled outing [HERE] at Riff Relevant, the duo are back. Continue reading “TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The United Kingdom town of Scunthorpe, the country’s largest steel processing local, one known as the “Industrial Garden Town”, will soon become known for something else altogether.  Continue reading “Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition”

BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR

Photo: Grzegorz Gołębiowski
Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It should be noted, although I have a wealth of writing experience, I have virtually no background in musicianship or how to play an instrument. This presents a unique challenge when writing about music. If I like a band, I try to gauge their style and present them in the most flattering light possible.   Continue reading “BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR”

3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

A question: What do you get when you take members of Ministry, The Mourning, and Society 1 and put them together in a collaborative project? Continue reading “3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The Indianapolis-based quartet of absolute doom, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, are headed to Europe for a tour next month. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.”

MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS’ Details New ‘DIRT [REDUX]’ Tribute; KHEMMIS & -16- First Bands Confirmed [LAST DAY OF CROWDFUND]

Article by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

When I first saw the Facebook post from Magnetic Eye Records with the starting sentence “Question: should we Redux Dirt?”, I have to admit, I was torn. Emotionally, spiritually, hell I even had a knot in the pit of my belly. I mean, it’s DIRT. Continue reading “MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS’ Details New ‘DIRT [REDUX]’ Tribute; KHEMMIS & -16- First Bands Confirmed [LAST DAY OF CROWDFUND]”