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Chained Lace-Morbid Fascination

Heaven and Hell Records 2017 Chained Lace was a doom metal band from Washington, DC. that was active during the eighties. The group was lead by Cheri Blade (ex-Rat Salad) and featured members with ties to the D.C. heavy metal band Hellion. Show More Summary

Fatal Method-A Wolf Amongst Sheep

Self-Release/Independent2016Fatal Method is four-piece metal band from Canton, Ohio that has been around since 2007. Released back in mid-September of 2016, "A Wolf Amongst Sheep" is the band's third album and my first proper introduction to this musically-strong & highly-adaptable outfit. Show More Summary

Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard-Supersonic Rock`n`Roll

Napalm Records2017Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard is a pretty righteous name for a group. It's too bad that it is attached to this pile of junk band! Sold as a hot mix of Guns N' Roses, Red Fang, ZZ Top, Clutch, and Black Label Society,Show More Summary

N.W.O.B.H.M. Wednesday: Rock Goddess-It's More Than Rock And Roll

Bite You To Death Records2017Formed in 1977 by sisters Jody (lead vocals/guitars) and Julie Turner (drums/backing vocals), Rock Goddess is a legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band from London, England that has only gotten better with age! The group's...Show More Summary

Postal-2017 Demo

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Postal is a (hardcore-leaning) crossover band from Columbus, Ohio that is currently comprised of Jimmy (lead vox), Joe (guitar/vocals), Matt (bass/vocals), and KB (drums). This three track demo serves as the group's latest release. Show More Summary

Open Burn-Open Burn

Independent/Self-Release 2017 Formed in 2016 and featuring lead vocals courtesy of Eric Johns (ex-First Born, ex-Simple Aggression), Open Burn is a really cool moniker for this Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati-based heavy/power metal band! I am honestly surprised that these four guys were the first outfit to utilize such a name. Show More Summary

Interview with Absinthe From Society

Absinthe From Society is a three-piece metal band from Edmonton. Late last month I covered the group's new EP, "The Angels Ignored US ", and now it is my pleasure to present this follow-up interview. I would like to thank Beverly Thornton...Show More Summary

Zex-Child Soldier

No Front Teeth Records2017Ottawa, Ontarios' Zex (vocalist Gretchen Steel, guitarist Jo Capitalicide, bassist Gab Hole, and drummer: Mark Useless) has a new single out. It's entitled "Child Soldier" and it is everything that we have come...Show More Summary

Iron Hunter-Killing Machine

Underground Power Records2017Iron Hunter is a (vintage speed metal-infused) heavy metal/power metal band from Spain that is fronted by Emi Ramirez (Midnight Rites, Unhuman Nature, Witchfyre, ex-Atreides, ex-Ardegan, ex-Trial). Formed...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Oblivious-Doom

Self-Release/Independent2017Brazil's Oblivious expertly split the difference between doom metal and stoner sludge. Indeed it is a glorious thing to behold! Unfortunately there is only one track "Doom" and that would be the five minute plus title track. This (name your price) single was just released this month. Hopefully it is just the start of many good things to come.

Free Metal Monday: Truthdealer-Dousing The Fire

Self-Release/Independent2015 Falling somewhere between punk rock and metal & hardcore and hard rock, Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Truthdealer put out a couple of weird releases before they folded. This album was their last one and (genre-wise and theme-wise) it is all over the place! It's a name-your-price-download with a couple of good songs sprinkled throughout.

Free Metal Monday: Cemetery-Demo

Self-Release/Independent2011Chicago death rock band Cemetery (who are all kinds of gloomy goodness!) released this demoback in August of 2011. It has three tracks ("Reptile Walk", "Voices in the walls", and "Cask") and it is free for the taking. Show More Summary

Dark Ministry-The Sermon Begins

Metal Scrap Records 2017 Dark Ministry is a up-and-coming metal band that hails from Ottawa, Canada and is fronted by Tyler Knapp. Formed in August of 2015 by drummer Rik Charron (ex-Exciter), "The Sermon Begins" serves as the studio...Show More Summary

Pocast: Episode 004

We review each others choices from last episode. Namely; Kraken - Kraken", Silencer "Death - Pierce Me" and Italy's Black Hole "Land of Mystery". SkullKrusher sounded like he was drunk.Download, listen on iTunes, or acast or wherever...Show More Summary

Böneyard-Below Mediocrity

Witches Brew2017 Formed back on October 31st of 2015 and featuring two musicians that have ties to the Greek death metal outfit Foul Entry (vocalist Teethsmasher and bassist Defouler), Böneyard is a blackened street metal/punk speedShow More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Ripple Music-Fully Jacked

Ripple Music2017California's Ripple Music has a brand new compilation available and I for one couldn't be any more thrilled! This digital release features eighteen different bands and while I haven't had a chance to listen to them all,...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Mad Monkees-Mad Monkees

Self-Release/Independent2017Mad Monkees (sic) is a (buzz-worthy!) hard and heavy rock/alternative metal band from Brazil that is lead by guitarist/vocalist Felipe Cazaux. This name-your-price album is the group's first full-length release and it showcases a talented band with a lot of clever ideas and the momentum to go far.


Self-Release/Independent 2017 Ugly is a new sludge metal/doom metal band from Prescott, Arizona that is lead by black metal vocalist Krysta and comprised of Chris (guitars), Brandon (bass/vox), and Ben (drums). I just stumbled across...Show More Summary

Rattled Ace-Annihilate The Weak

Self-Release/Independent2016Over the past couple of weeks I've covered a lot of groups from Finland. I'm not sure why it's worked out that way, but Rattled Ace is the latest one to fall directly into my lap. And I will be honest and say that there isn't a whole lot of information on this band or this EP. Show More Summary

Amken-Theater of the Absurd

No Remorse Records2017Amken is a thrash metal band from Greece that has been active since 2011. For whatever reason the group is only now getting around to issuing their first full-length release, "Theater of the Absurd". While it'sShow More Summary

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