Singles! Another Crush, “Empty Promises”

“Observers of existential horrors & everything you wish had happened”

And so it is written in the “about” section on Facebook regarding Ontario’s Another Crush and after hearing single “Empty Promises”, a song about those relationships that you give everything to yet continually are let down by, we’re going to wholeheartedly agree.

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Green Piece Put Their Hat Into Boston’s Alt Rawk Ring With Whatever

The true test of a stellar local music scene is the diversity of sounds to be found within and I might be biased because it’s my local scene but Boston is no exception. You’ve got hip-hop and an abundance of metal, folk and indie, a tiny industrial scene and even electro. Then there’s the alternative banner which covers a wide variety of local favorites.

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Cold Kingdom Is Reborn On Triumphant Into the Black Sky

Sometimes jumping into a new promo of a band I’m unfamiliar with is like jumping into the third season of Game Of Thrones without any knowledge of the previous two. This is the part where I would make some witty reference to something that happened in those seasons but I don’t watch so I can’t. You get where I’m going with that, though, right? Howzabout this: it’s like if I read Eclipse before reading Twilight (Because Eclipse is the third book in the series).

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Texas Hippie Coalition Return With Their Most Solid Collection Of Red Dirt Metal On High In The Saddle

Let’s get one thing straight: there has rarely been a time that Texas Hippie Coalition has not delivered the rawk and/or roll goods. On High In The Saddle, the Texan Titans’ sixth long player, that streak remains steady as they kick it up another notch with ten tracks of pure, unfiltered Red Dirt Metal done like only they can.

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Daniel Graves: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

Aesthetic Perfection is back with their first new record in almost 4 years and we’re ecstatic! In fact, you can read how excited we are by clicking on our review of Into The Black here.

But I digress.

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Shoddy Sound On Uninspired Clandestine Live Retread Derails Original Entombed Comeback

I think I’ve said this before in these pages but just to reiterate: live albums can be hit or miss. On the one hand you have a record that perfectly catches the vibe of seeing your favorite band on stage with that right amount of audience participation and sound whereas on the other hand, there’s the albums that capture none of that with a tinny sound that doesn’t do the band justice at all. And unfortunately the latter is what the newly resurrected Entombed find themselves with when it comes to Clandestine Live.

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Whitesnake Make Delayed Flesh & Blood Worth The Wait

The only thing cooler than living in a world where Whitesnake is still alive and kickin’ is that they’re relevantly alive and kickin’! With the long awaited Flesh & Blood record, Whitesnake’s 13th full-length, the band sound reinvigorated with a collection of songs that sounds just as vital as anything in their illustrious discography.

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Doomstress Deliver Devilish Delight On Doom-Filled Debut Sleep Among the Dead

On first listen, Doomstress brings the feels of local Doom purveyors Second Grave (RIP but you can check out new offshoot Benthic Realm, featuring SG vocalist Krista Van Guilder, here) and modern Ghost. Meaning you get bravado alongside the Black Sabbath. Comparisons aside, Doomstress simply rawk.

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BillyBio Share New Single, Bob Marley Cover On Freedom’s Never Free

It’s weird because when I was growing up and Biohazard was in their prime, I could care less. But as I get older I find myself leaning to the heaver side of things and revisiting lots of missed gems from back in the (Read: my) day. And lucky for me, and you, that artists like Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei are still out there making music just as visceral and enticing as they did back then.

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Pulp Rawk: Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story

Combining my two most favorite things, music and graphic arts, Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story is a gorgeously illustrated and compelling tale weaving two narratives seamlessly into one epic tale written by Tiffanie DeBartolo.

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