‘Ocean Machine: Live…’ Is A Strong Finale Live Statement From Devin Townsend Project

Courtesy: InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Devin Townsend has a new live recording on the way. The Devin Townsend Project founder announced Friday that the band will release Ocean Machine — Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv on July 6 via InsideOut Music.  Originally recorded September 22, 2017 at the noted venue, the concert was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Townsend’s landmark...

June 15th, 2018
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Exmortus’ Latest LP Lives Up To Its Title And Then Some

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records By Philip Sayblack It’s hard to believe, but this year is already almost halfway over.  Not to get too much into semantics, but it isn’t halfway over until this month is over.  Over the course of the first half of 2018, the hard rock and metal community has seen so many powerful new records released.  Surprisingly enjoyable new albums from the likes of Judas Priest,...

June 11th, 2018
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Poag’s Latest LP Proves He Is One Of The Music Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

Courtesy: Danal Music, LLC Almost two years have passed since independent singer-songwriter Vincent Poag released his most recent album For The Girls.  Later this month, on June 29, that wait will come to an end when he releases his new album Heroes and Demons.  The 10-song record will be released via Danal Music, LLC.  It is a record that will appeal to fans of folk and classic rock.  That is...

June 7th, 2018
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George’s New LP Is A Shining Diamond Of An Independent Album

Courtesy: Hand Drawn Records By Philip Sayblack Late this past March, independent musician David Michael George released his latest full-length studio recording 1,000 Yard Stare online.  While the record is only spread across six songs and 24 minutes, it impresses from start to finish with its varied musical arrangements and lyrical themes.  With its mix of bluesy, funky arrangements, it is certain...

June 4th, 2018
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CD Review: “Our New Narrative Of Hate” by Screaming Beast

On March 23rd, the record “Our New Narrative Of Hate” was unleashed onto the masses by United Kingdom’s own Screaming Beast.  This record is as dirty and grimy as it gets. For those not familiar with Screaming Beast, I would quickly describe them as “if Godsmack did hardcore music, with the workmanship mentality of Strapping Young Lad”.  It certainly has the bluesy...

June 1st, 2018
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‘Noise Floor’ Will Have SB Fans, Prog-Rock Fans Alike Making Plenty Of Noise

Courtesy: InsideOut Music By Philip Sayblack Thirteen is considered by people the world over for some reason.  This is the case even despite the complete lack of any scientific evidence to prove that the number thirteen has any negative paranormal power.  Keeping this in mind, Spock’s Beard’s thirteenth album Noise Floor proves to be a record that doesn’t need any luck to succeed.  Released...

May 30th, 2018
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Burn The Priest/Lamb of God’s New Covers/Tribute Record Will Appeal To The Metal “Legions” Everywhere

Courtesy: Epic Records By Philip Sayblack Lamb of God has, over the course of some two decades, made quite the name for itself within the metal community.  It has, in fact, made such an impact that it has come to be considered in some circles as one of the metal world’s elite acts.  Before rising to such fame, the Richmond, Virginia-based band went by another name and was working just as hard to...

May 25th, 2018
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YYNOT – “YYNOT”

YYNOT – “YYNOT” (Indie Release / 6.1.18) Written by Christopher Long Many of today’s most promising and appealing young rock bands are smeared from ear-to-ear with the stylistic DNA of legendary artists from the past. While the celebrated British brigade, The Struts, appear to be a legit, modern-day recreation of Queen and U.S. darling, Greta Van Fleet, “barrows”...

May 19th, 2018
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Album Review: Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

On April 27th, there was a special collection for fans of Foreigner and fans of symphonic music released via earMUSIC, and that is “Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus”, which is a collection of their greatest hits released in anticipation of the summer Broadway debut of “Jukebox Hero”, which is to premiere in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in August 2018. ...

May 18th, 2018
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Thundermother’s Latest LP Gives Hope For The Band’s Future

Courtesy: Despotz Records By Philip Sayblack Early this past March, Swedish rock outfit Thundermother released its third full-length studio recording – a self titled, 13-song, 43-minute album – to the masses via Despotz Records.  The band’s latest effort is an interesting effort from the band.  That is because while it continues to rely heavily on its AC/DC-influenced arrangements (which in...

May 11th, 2018
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