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The Gun Club-Fire Of Love (Re-Release)

Superior Viaduct2014 Long out of print and demanding a high dollar amount on the secondary market, "Fire of Love" is the 1981 debut from The Gun Club. It was only last month that this smashing 11-track album was re-issued in a CD-only...Show More Summary

The Rough Boys-Blood, Booze, And Gasoline

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Now, let me see if I have this straight. What we have here is a Toronto three-piece band that is named after a Neil Young lyric ( "All those rough boys, playin' that rock and roll") and sounds an awful lot...Show More Summary

Castle Freak-Still Rotting (Cassette Release)

Tridroid Records 2014 Leave it to our friends at Tridroid Records to offer up yet another great release on cassette tape! This time around the label is tackling Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Castle Freak who, besides (likely) being named...Show More Summary

Letters From The Fire-Letters From The Fire

Self-Release/Independent 2014 This Tuesday, August 19th to be more precise, Bay Area hard rockers Letters From The Fire will release their self-tiled, 5-track EP. All the rage on rock radio these days thanks to their hard & heavy take...Show More Summary

A Sound of Thunder-The Lesser Key of Solomon

Mad Neptune Records 2014 On September 9th Washington, DC-based A Sound of Thunder will release their fourth full-length album "The Lesser Key of Solomon". Up front the obvious must be stated. If ever there was proof that one does not...Show More Summary

Dead Dark Slide-I am Dead

Dead Games Records 2014 Ever wanted to like a band so bad only to hear it and immediately shudder? On principles alone I should have dug this outfit. An industrial goth rock band whose influences include Gwar, White Zombie, Bauhaus,Type...Show More Summary

Us Amongst The Rest-Follow The Truth

Two Star Records 2014 Heavy metal and hard rock. Emo, alternative rock and (melodic) post-hardcore. And finally, modern, radio-friendly and (nothing short of the potential to have single after single just lying in the wait on this 12-track LP!) heavy rock. Show More Summary

Lonely Kamel-Shit City

Napalm Records 2014 Not to be confused with "Sin City", "Shit City" is the new album and destination for Norway's Lonely Kamel. Unlike the album title though "Shit City" is anything but shitty! On album number four Lonely Kamel (sporting...Show More Summary

The Dream Logic-My Black Arts

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Their backgrounds include touring and performing with the likes of D’Angelo, Les Nubians, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera and their friends include guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Vernon Reid (Living Color). Show More Summary

Bloodsoaked-Religious Apocalypse

Comatose Music 2014 After three years of (studio) silence one-man death metal band Bloodsoaked will make it's return on September 2nd. For fans of Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Decide and Cannibal Corpse that should be an important date as this Raleigh, North Carolina project has recorded an album that covers all the bases. Show More Summary

Backlit #3

After a long wait, Backlit #3 has finally been published! A webzine unlike any other featuring articles, interviews, artist profiles, and weird fiction, Backlit is the brainchild of Josh Haun of the fabulous That's How Kids Die and Brandon Duncan of Expiring Sun (amongst a myriad of other projects). Show More Summary

Primalfrost-Prosperous Visions

Maple Metal Records 2014 Active since early 2012, Primalfrost is a one-man band/project from Toronto, Ontario. With Dean Arnold (ex-Will of the Ancients, ex-Lesion) being the sole member and with just one other release to the band's name (2012's EP, "Chapters of Time") "Prosperous Visions" makes the proper full-length debut from this Canadian band. Show More Summary

The Mcooleys-Empty Blue Skies

Self-Release/Independent 2014 The Mcooleys are a British born but Mallorca based indie rock/alternative rock trio featuring brothers Adam (vocals, lead guitar) and Matthew (drums) Booley. Along with their best friend Jake McCann (bass)...Show More Summary

The New Jacobin Club-Soldiers of the Mark

Manticore Music Group 2014 Well Toto it seems as if we've lost our way again. It's not just that we're not in Kansas anymore. I've got this strange feeling that we're not even in this dimension anymore! Where oh where should we begin? With The New Jacobin Club it's a sure bet that all bets are off. Show More Summary

Blizzard Hunter-Conqueror Of Destiny

Self-Released/Independent 2014 Peruvian heavy/speed metal band Blizzard Hunter was first formed in 2006. Originally conceived as a Ozzy Osbourne tribute band and going by the name of Blizzard (with the Hunter part added only recently...Show More Summary


Lichtgestalt Music 2014 Lichtgestalt are a four-piece German band that was formed in late 2013 by guitarist Der Heizzer. Besides Der Heizzer it's line-up features vocalist Thomas C. Hertz, bassist Lippmann and drummer Brukke. As much...Show More Summary

State Of Salazar-All the Way

Frontiers Music srl 2014 Formed in 2010 by five students from the Malmö Academy of Music (all of which had a dream of playing in big arenas in front of large cheering crowds) Swedish rockers State of Salazar started by releasing their debut EP in 2012. Show More Summary

Where Giants Once Stood-Live Above EP

Self-Release/Independent 2014 "Live Above" is the upcoming release from Toronto metal act Where Giants Once Stood. Due for release on September 2nd and serving as the follow-up to 2013's "The Changing" (a release which garnered highShow More Summary

Skyconqueror - Under The Pentagram

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Dear readers of mine would it be alright if I asked you a question? Do you find yourself having those familiar cravings for old-school heavy metal? We're talking about the kind of old-school metal that draws...Show More Summary

Witchingseason-"Spiders" Single

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Heavy rockers would do well to take note. Here's another tasty new treat from my friend Lizzie over at Quite Great PR. Having already received some fantastic (and damn-straight warranted!) feedback from the likes of Phoenix FM host, Scott Sparx, " blown away by their music!... Show More Summary

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