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]”

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”

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”

OLD BLOOD Back With New Single / Official Video – ‘Enjoy, The Devil’; L.A. Show w/ CASTLE In Dec.

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

After a brief, recent period of silence, Los Angeles’ theatrically empowered, psychedelia-centric, occult rock act OLD BLOOD are making some moves. Continue reading “OLD BLOOD Back With New Single / Official Video – ‘Enjoy, The Devil’; L.A. Show w/ CASTLE In Dec.”

RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

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

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates

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

99 CRIMES is a new Austin, Texas based band that brings together a trio of experienced musicians that play quality original music. Continue reading “99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]


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

Chicago’s thrashing mad maniacs AFTERMATH first formed in The Windy City circa 1985, and from there were soon taking the world by storm. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]”

UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears

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

UNHOLD, the Bern, Switzerland-based quintet capable of orchestrating some of the finest progressive sludge to air in the contemporary age, have returned. Continue reading “UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

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

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]

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

There’s psych-rock and then there is psychedelic rock, two totally different genres, or musical styles, very dissimilar to one another. Continue reading “COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records
Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches

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

Outsider aggressive metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI announce next month’s arrival of a new studio album. Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches”