All posts by Ashton Clemmer

Striker – The New Self Titled Album Shatters Expectations, is Groovy, Aggressive & Fast as F*** [Review]

They’re back again! Striker has made their presence known early into 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. Amidst their rigorous touring all over the globe and recently playing the famous “70,000 Tons of Metal” Cruise Ship Festival, the heavy metalers from Edmonton Alberta are set to release their newest and self-titled record, “Striker”, February 24th 2017. This will be with fifth studio album from the power-house, metal group and it is some of their best work yet. Continue reading Striker – The New Self Titled Album Shatters Expectations, is Groovy, Aggressive & Fast as F*** [Review]

Suicide Silence Debut New Single “Doris”: Fans React Strongly to Group’s Nu Metal Inspired Sound

Late last week, Suicide Silence released their new single, “Doris”, accompanied by a 360 degree music video featuring both live performances, as well as footage from the band in studio recording their new self-titled album, set to release February 24th, 2017. Within the week of the release, the general feedback from fans on the new product has been surprisingly negative and shockingly hostile in some aspects as some are threatening to stop following the band completely. I’m sure the reaction from the band’s following isn’t what the group was hoping for, but possibly expected as “Doris” contains a sound that doesn’t resemble what would be expected in a Suicide Silence track. Continue reading Suicide Silence Debut New Single “Doris”: Fans React Strongly to Group’s Nu Metal Inspired Sound

Protest The Hero Live in Kelowna BC: A Night of Insanity & Devastating Moshpits [Review]

When you think of a nightclub you don’t often imagine mosh pits, or metal music. However on the frigid night of December 9th, 2016, Level Night Club in Kelowna, B.C. was filled with nothing but. The small, jam packed nightclub had no idea the shit-storm it was about receive from the hardcore acts, Cyclamen, Auras, A Wilhelm Scream, and Protest The Hero. The staff security was up for a massive challenge, and would met it head on in what would be a night of insanity, devastating mosh-pits, and awe-inspiring live performances from groups as a whole and some artists individually. The bitter cold wait outside would prove to be worth the wait and pain as fans would experience an exhilarating night that wouldn’t be forgotten any time soon. Continue reading Protest The Hero Live in Kelowna BC: A Night of Insanity & Devastating Moshpits [Review]

Audio/Rocketry Releases New Single “Fault Line”

Five years is a long time; half a decade. Within five years you could have endured a presidential election, witnessed the wins and losses of the Olympic Games, or even renewed your mortgage. All of which are incomparable to what happened on Monday, September 12th, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta’s folk group Audio/Rocketry released new music for the first time, you guessed it, in five years. Earlier this week the group announced on their Facebook page that they would be releasing a new single “Fault Line” from their new self titled album, set to release November 3rd, 2016. Mark you’re calendar, set an alarm, do what needs to be done to make sure you don’t miss this album; it’s going to be good. Continue reading Audio/Rocketry Releases New Single “Fault Line”

The Apex – Underbelly EP: Brutal, Deep & Wickedly Entertaining [Review]

Something I’ve always loved when I learn of a band I’ve never heard before, is that “Oh, shit!” moment. That moment when you’re listening to a new album, and a part in a song makes you involuntarily start head banging, regardless of your surroundings, and then let out a Ric Flair, “WOOOO!” afterward. This moment came to me on my morning commute while listening to the new EP, “Underbelly”, released mid August of this year by Windsor, Ontario’s The Apex. Dealing with a recent relocation across the country, the opportunity to check out new music didn’t really present itself, but I couldn’t be happier that I didn’t miss this. Continue reading The Apex – Underbelly EP: Brutal, Deep & Wickedly Entertaining [Review]

Van Halst: ‘World of Make Believe’ – Influencing Change Through Music [Review]

Van Halst have released their first studio album, World of Make Believe. Fronted by Kami Van Halst, her eclectic vocals, along with honest and direct lyrics gives the album a sentimental and intimate vibe. Musically, the diverse styling designs a unique tone and helps accentuate the socially-aware messages in each track. The record has grabbed a lot of attention since its release in early March of 2016 and is a great example of a metal group who wants to influence change through music.

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Killswitch Engage – Incarnate: A Reminder of The Band’s Origins, You Better Hold On… [Review]

The highly anticipated seventh studio album Incarnate, from Killswitch Engage was released on March 11th, 2016 and is now available on iTunes and in most music stores. If you’ve been a fan of Killswitch Engage during the early days or most recent, this record is one you should be adding to your library.

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