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LIVE SHOTS: THE NEW REIGN TOUR PART II

Born Of Osiris, Betraying The Martyrs and Volumes hit Gramercy Theatre in NYC on June 25th as part of The New Reign Tour Part II. The bands had tons of new tunes to play and mullet wigs to wear (why?) and our very own Anthony Bello captured some of the best moments. Check out the full photo gallery right here!

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RECORD REVIEW: The Acacia Strain ‘Gravebloom’

The Acacia Strain are sixteen year veterans of the aggressive music scene and their latest product, Gravebloom, shows they know what they’re doing, but also that they’re not afraid of experimenting. Hailing from a small, old, western Massachusetts town that would have inspired H.P. Lovecraft, the band excel at making brutal music with a dreary overtone. Basically, they create the aural equivalent of a winter night in a foggy, empty New England town – harsh and unforgiving.

Gravebloom is slow, sludgy, and depressing and tends to blend together at times. Then it changes to a frenetic pummeling assault without warning. The title track maintains a faster pace than “Model Citizen” or “Worthless,” which are good representations of the record overall, and then it switches gears with a melodic instrumental section. “Abyssal Depths” is slow enough to be boring, but it’s an outlier. The album sounds like it’ll play much better live while you’re swinging your fists and hitting your friends. I still recommend checking it out.

Three Star Rating

Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez Publishes Newest Installment of ‘Amory Wars’

First of all, happy Free Comic Book Day to all comic and graphic novel lovers out there! We don’t just love music, we appreciate all types of art forms. And what is better than combining the two?

Vocalist Claudio Sanchez of the transformative and hugely influential band Coheed & Cambria has just released his latest installment of “THE AMORY WARSGOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV.” The comic series follows the storyline that Sanchez’s band set up with their previous concept records, pulling the reader into the throws of fantasy and suspense.

So while you’re out raiding your local comic book stores for cool finds, look for the first two issues of Sanchez’s latest volume. Or, if you don’t want to make the trip, order ’em right here.

See an exclusive preview of the new issue No. 2 below!

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REVIEW: Motionless In White Take Things Up A Notch With ‘Graveyard Shift’

Motionless In White are back yet again with their new release, Graveyard Shift.  This band has always had a knack for genre transition, and Graveyard Shift is no exception.  They stay on the industrial path they’ve been going down with tracks like “Queen For Queen” and “Necessary Evil,” the latter of which features Jonathan Davis, frontman of Nu-Metal juggernaut, Korn.  MIW also introduce a more punk-inspired vibe on their single, Loud(Fuck It).”  Most refreshing to hear is that they’re not afraid to still get heavy, which is obviously apparent on the ironically titled, “Soft.”

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INTERVIEW: She Must Burn foray into fantasy with new record ‘Grimoire’

She Must Burn started gaining international attention after their self-titled EP was released in 2015. Since then they’ve gotten to do things that even long established bands would kill to do. They’ve shared the stage with the legendary bands Cradle of Filth, Carnifex, Fallujah and more. The UK band very recently released their debut full-length, Grimoire, and by the sound of the record and what bassist Frank Korsair has to say, it’s clear they are ready to dominate.

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LIVE SHOTS: Underoath & Beartooth on ‘The American Nightmare’ Tour

On March 20th, thousands of people gathered at Terminal 5 in New York to see some of the absolute biggest names in heavy music. With international sensation Bring Me The Horizon headlining, the mighty Underoath and the fiercely aggressive Beartooth took the stage. Check out some of the shots we got that night below!

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RECORD REVIEW: Fit For An Autopsy Confront Current Events with ‘The Great Collapse’

Fit For An Autopsy’s fourth studio album is the manifestation of years of global tragedies and catastrophes that have come to a boiling point for the band. The Great Collapse sounds like how you feel if you’re fed up with hearing about bombings, unusually destructive natural events, and everything terrible in between.

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RECORD REVIEW: Within the Ruins ‘Halfway Human’

Massachusetts metal masters Within the Ruins are releasing their fifth album, Halfway Human. It is political, personal, progressive, technical, and triumphant. It is a record that’s easy to lose yourself in both lyrically and instrumentally. Halfway Human is full-way wonderful.

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While She Sleeps Get Even Louder with “Silence Speaks” ft. Oli Sykes

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UK metal band While She Sleeps broke out big time when they released their 2015 full-length, Brainwashed. By the sound of their recently released music videos for new album You Are We – due out April 27th via Sharptone Records – WSS are about to get even bigger. The band’s newest single, “Silence Speaks,” carries the band’s heartfelt yet extremely aggressive style to new peaks. It also features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, which is arguably the best thing Sykes has done for metal since Sempiternal. Check out the new music video for this roaring single and don’t forget to check out some of the band’s other videos from their upcoming album, You Are We.

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Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In, My Enemies & I and BackWordz Announce Tour

On their way to the annual So What?! festival, Like Moths To Flames will be headlining a March tour run. They’re going to tour with bands you won’t want to miss: Sworn In, My Enemies & I,  Cover Your Tracks and BackWordz. You can find tickets to this killer show here! Also, check out the show flyer and some music videos from the bands below!

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