8th Graders Land 1.7 Million Contract With Sony – Unlocking The Truth

unlocking-the-truthUnlocking The Truth, consisting of guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins and drummer Jarad Dawkins have signed a two-record deal with Sony. Holy. Shit.

Is this a good thing? I mean it sounds like an early career success story right? Read more.

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Album Review: King of Asgard – Karg

king of asgard kargReturning from their homeland of Sweden to take over the lands in the same way their viking breathren did so long ago, King of Asgard come back with their Nordic themed metal ambush called “Karg”. Another Metal Blade Records treat, KoA give us their fine blend of melody and death metal that they are well known for. Yet, something new is in the air when I blast the new KoA album. Something grim and cold and it stings.

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Quick Reviews: Necronautical, Devangelic & Destrage

necronauticalNecronautical – “Black Sea Misanthropy”. Deadly blackened thrash driven metal with apparent undead boat tomfoolery. These black sails are risen high and the path is set for an exploration to the underworld! The music is fast tempo slaughter fest of riffs, drum work and mid-higher ranged death screaming. These UK sea-men give us something rather different in theme but similar in sound.
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Review: Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

suicidesilenceyoucantstopcdCalifornian deathcore act Suicide Silence have returned to the awaiting masses with new vocalist Eddie Hermida. This marks the official return of the band after their random and tragic loss of their original vocalist Mitch Lucker. The fans pleaded for them to continue and the fire still burns bright within the rest of the band, why would they quit something they loved doing so much? After the loss, after all of the sorrow and the wild headache to find a new singer and then deal with the fans/media…..can they return and shut everyone the fuck up and just get straight back to what they were doing?

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Review: Moongates Guardian – Eternal Legend + More!

moongates guardian - eternal legendHailing all the way from Kaliningrad, Russia is a man who takes everything we love about The Lord of the Rings mythology and Summoning then puts his own style into the music using those two as backbone for his structured symphonic journeys. This is no bad quality synth work, this is some carefully composed symphonic sounding stuff combined with elements of epic black metal and an orchestra. Behold the majesty that is Moongates Guardian!

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Review: Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite

allegaeon - elements of the infiniteReturning from their great album “Formshifter”, Allegaeon released a new album in May called “Elements of the Infinite” and it’s everything you could want from the band and then some. They return with wildly thoughtful riffs, excellent tone, interesting vocals and face melting solos. Allegaeon (pronounced: uh-lee-juhn), definitely give us a quality melodic death metal album but break away from trends, formula and expected forms of writing. The guys give us creativity, entertainment and something I haven’t experienced in a long time while listening to death metal: FUN.

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Suicide Silence Released A New Music Video: “You Can’t Stop Me”

suicidesilenceyoucantstopcd‘You Can’t Stop Me’: Suicide Silence is of course moving right on with new vocalist Eddie Hermida and here is the result: a band whose writing process is almost exactly the same as what we heard (in terms of writing and tone) on ‘The Black Crown’. Well, that is the consensus on just the one song I’ve heard and that is not a bad thing. I liked The Black Crown. I have signed poster from the guys (yes, including Lucker) and I jammed that album so damn hard.

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