Pulp Rawk: Lacuna Coil, Nothing Stands In Our Way

Rocket 88 does it again! Oh, you don’t know this fine publishing house of even finer rawk books and more? The publishing house that brought you the Devin Townsend biography? Books on Porcupine Tree and Opeth and Dinosaur Jr? An upcoming book on Devo??? More importantly, they’re the reason you’re sitting here reading about a book that you will soon hold in your hand about the greatest Italian heavy band of today. [Read more…]

At The Gates Continue To Be Pioneers Of Melodic Death Metal On To Drink From The Night Itself

At The Gates is another one of those bands that I just never got into. Aware of them? Yes. But growing up when I did when Josh Homme was still a 20-year old kid playing desert rock, The Big Four were all experimenting with the mainstream, and nu-metal was just on the horizon…I just never sought them out. And with my Metal leanings lying more towards Industrial and Thrash, Death as a genre just never appealed to me. Oops? [Read more…]

New Year’s Day Transform Classic Tracks, Unleash New Banger On Diary Of A Creep EP

New Year’s Day continue to break new ground whether it’s on original tunes or transforming someone else’s classic into their own. On Diary Of A Creep, NYD take some beloved anthems from Garbage, Pantera, and more and infuse them with fresh takes and new technology to create a covers record that won’t make you groan. [Read more…]

Boston Shredders The Offering Offer Up Some Killer Metal On Debut EP

Imagine Bring Me The Horizon (Think Suicide Season era) fronted by Rob Halford with a little Dickinson bravado thrown in for good measure. That’s the most basic explanation of Boston’s The Offering you can give to your friends and if they don’t know who Halford or Dickinson are then they aren’t really your friends. [Read more…]

Grave Pleasures Deliver Impressive Gothic Rawk On Century Media Debut

Now THIS is the record I wanted as Beastmilk dissolved and Grave Pleasures rose from the ashes. Motherblood is one hell of an album as it is but knowing it shares DNA with Climax makes it that much more enjoyable. As a Century Media Records debut, it’s amazing. As the follow up to Dreamcrash, Motherblood is unrivaled in its’ excellence. [Read more…]

Josh Todd & The Conflict Create Succinct Stadium-Sized Hard Rawk Hits On Year Of The Tiger


Cock rock is alive and well in the Year Of The Tiger as Josh Todd & The Conflict present an album of infectious and hard rawkin’ tunes for the masses this September. [Read more…]

Lacuna Coil Wins Me Back On Vicious Delerium

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Honestly, Lacuna Coil have so many fans already that they don’t need me. Like most of the heavy metal community I first stumbled across Lacuna Coil when their 2002 breakthrough album Comalies exploded onto the scene. [Read more…]

Entombed A.D. Drop Dead Dawn On February 26th (Album Review)

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Vocalist LG Petrov has a lot of new music to share with you. Since Entombed A.D. blasted back onto the heavy scene after far too long away in 2014 with a new album (Back To The Front) and a new moniker, that signature growl of Petrov has graced the debut from Firespawn late last year and is now ready to aurally assault listeners with ANOTHER new Entombed A.D. record. [Read more…]

Firespawn Invite You To Enter The Shadow Realms On Stunning Debut

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Looking to get back on the Left Hand Path with LG Petrov? Then take a ride on the Firespawn train! It’s a brutal, fast, deathily brilliant slab of old school meets new world order death ‘n’ roll. [Read more…]