Separations Shows Growth in New Aggressive Album ‘Bloom’ (Review)

Separations Shows Growth in New Aggressive Album ‘Bloom’ (Review)

If I had to pick one word to describe Bloom, the second album from Atlanta based band Separations, that word would be aggressive. I admit, I had not heard of this band until very recently, and came upon Bloom with no preconceptions. From the simple album art, consisting of the title in colorful letters over a white background, I expected something in the vein of shoegaze. I was very wrong. The first track, “Hollow”, was like having my door kicked in as it builds for only a few moments into an explosion of drums, and a bass heavy riff. The album is nothing short of explosive. While the melodic breakdowns begin to balance it out, a little more breathing room in the music would be a huge benefit to the overall album, like a cool down lap after a long sprint. Read more

F*** Deluxe CDs & Live Albums

F*** Deluxe CDs & Live Albums

For all music lovers out there, everyone has a band and or musician that has touched their heart in a significant way, dubbing them your favourite. Having a favourite musical influence can sometimes lead to a borderline obsession. For some that obsession comes in the form of stalking the group and or artist throughout and entire tour, or it could be that you have every piece of memorabilia that has ever been produced that dawns the logo or name of that band or artist; t-shirts, CDs, maybe even some vinyl’s or patches. All of those examples are pretty standard and expected to be in any fan’s repertoire of support swag for their favourite artists and my collection for some of my favourites has grown significantly over the years. However, there is one type of paraphernalia that I can’t wrap my head around; Deluxe CDs. Read more

Shaggy 2 Dope – FTFOMF: The Psychopathic Soldier Returns & Wages War with New Solo Album (Review)

Shaggy 2 Dope – FTFOMF: The Psychopathic Soldier Returns & Wages War with New Solo Album (Review)

From Psychopathic Records comes the long-awaited brand new solo album from one half of Detroit horror-core hip hop underground icons Insane Clown Posse – Shaggy 2 DopeF.T.F.O.M.F‘ aka ‘Fuck The Fuck Off Mother Fucker’. How’s that for subtlety? The album is available now and everywhere as of May 26, 2017. Read more

ChuggaBoom Singer Levi Taurus Lives The Chugg Life 24/7 & Talks Brutal New Album ‘Kevin’ (Interview)

ChuggaBoom Singer Levi Taurus Lives The Chugg Life 24/7 & Talks Brutal New Album ‘Kevin’ (Interview)

Soon after their May 12th release of “Kevin” ChuggaBoom’s latest EP, I had the chance to speak with lead vocalist and Messiah of ChuggaBoom, Levi Taurus. The metalcore band hailing from the U.K. has been taking the world by storm with an ever-growing populous of “Chuggalos” behind them since their 2015 album release of “Zodiac Arrest”. During my early morning chat with Levi, he elaborated on the inspirations behind some of their new songs as well as his future ambitions for ChuggaBoom. Read more

House of Pain Reunite for 25th Anniversary Tour

House of Pain Reunite for 25th Anniversary Tour
[Press Release] EVERLAST, DANNY BOY, and DJ LETHAL have reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HOUSE OF PAIN classic track “Jump Around” with headlining shows across the Globe. The group reunite to perform House of Pain classic like “Jump Around”, “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”, and “Put on Your S**t Kickers”, and more.

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Ice-T to Co-Headline Canadian Juggalo Weekend Alongside Insane Clown Posse

Ice-T to Co-Headline Canadian Juggalo Weekend Alongside Insane Clown Posse

Thanks to Exclaim, we have a video announcement from the hip hop legend himself, Ice-T, who will be joining the craziest music festival in Canada this April 7th and 8th for Canadian Juggalo Weekend, alongside Insane Clown Posse and many more to be announced. Check out the schedule update and more right here for the Calgary, Alberta show! Read more

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

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. Read more

Dune Rats – The Kids Will Know It’s Bullsh*t: A Punk Rock Work of Art [Review]

Dune Rats – The Kids Will Know It’s Bullsh*t: A Punk Rock Work of Art [Review]

Australia’s Dune Rats are gearing up to release their second album ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’ on February 3, 2017. Danny Beusaraus (vocals/guitar), Brett Jansch (Bass) and BC Michaels (Drums) have made a punk rock work of art, that is if your kind of art involves a lot of drugs, skateboarding accidents and probably more drugs.  Read more

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

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. Read more

Insane Clown Posse Invades Calgary This April for Canadian Juggalo Weekend!

Insane Clown Posse Invades Calgary This April for Canadian Juggalo Weekend!

On April 7th and 8th, The Insane Clown Posse will return to Calgary, Alberta Canada for the first ever Canadian Juggalo Weekend! Two days of concerts, wrestling, circus performances and more, do not miss this must-see festival brought to us all by the magnificent True Rhythm production company who was responsible for getting the Psychopathic Records team into our country in 2016 after a decade-long absence. Read more