Atreyu Leaves A Positive, Lasting Impact With ‘In Our Wake’

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran metalcore band Atreyu is wrapping up the current leg of its North American tour in support of its current album In Our Wake.  The band’s tour is currently scheduled to wrap Dec. 13 in Anaheim, California before the band takes some time to rest and recharge for the annual Shiprocked cruise that launches Jan. 26 from Galveston, Texas.  While...

December 8th, 2018

‘Retaliation’ Is A Strong Start For Hyvmine’s Sophomore Album

Courtesy: Seek & Strike By Philip Sayblack Up-and-coming hard rock band Hyvmine is hard at work in the studio on its sophomore album.  In anticipation of the as-yet-untitled record’s release, the band will release the album’s debut single ‘Retaliation’ next month.  Its planned release comes a little more than four months after the band released its new EP Fight or Flight, and is a positive...

November 24th, 2018

‘The Face of Fear’ Shows Artillery Still Has Plenty Of Ammunition

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack It’s hard to believe, but in a little more than a month, 2018 will officially over, and 2019 will be here.  It goes without saying that this year has been another impressive one for the metal community, with powerful new releases from acts, such as Soulfly, Tesseract and Nonpoint just to name a few acts.  Though the year is almost over, the year’s...

November 24th, 2018

‘Electric Ladyland’ Re-Issue Is A Fitting Tribute To A Legendary Musician

Courtesy: Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix, LLC By Philip Sayblack Jimi Hendrix, over the course of his professional career, released a grand total of only three full-length studio recordings – Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Loveand Electric Ladyland.  By today’s standards, releasing three albums is not that much of an accomplishment for any music act, yet somehow, Hendrix has remained...

November 22nd, 2018

‘Highway Crosses’ Continues Cementing AHTY’s Place In Today’s Metal Community

Courtesy: Minus Head Records By Philip Sayblack More than two years after the release of its sophomore album Screams From A Black Wilderness, All Hail the Yeti finally returned Friday with its third full-length studio recording, Highway Crosses.  The record’s release is important to note because for some time, there was some speculation among fans as to whether it would ever see the light of day. ...

November 18th, 2018

Sir Reg’s Latest LP Will Appeal To ‘Underdogs’ Everywhere

Courtesy: Despotz Records By Philip Sayblack Celtic punk band Sir Reg released its fifth full-length studio recording late this past September.  The Swedish-based (yes, the band is in fact from Sweden, though its front man is originally from Ireland) band’s album The Underdogs is everything that fans of the Celtic-rock sound have come to expect from that world.  This applies both musically and...

November 17th, 2018

‘The Silver Scream’ Will Be As Memorable For INK As The Movies From Which It Is Inspired

Courtesy: Fearless Records By Philip Sayblack More often than not, when people use the term “horror rock,” to define a certain act’s style and sound, thoughts generally tend to turn to the likes of Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Mushroomhead, Cannnibal Corpse and other acts of that ilk.  Of course, while they are the more well-known acts within the horror rock realm, they are not the only bands...

November 10th, 2018

‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ Proves Greta Van Fleet Deserves More Credit Than It Gets

Courtesy: Lava/Republic Records By Philip Sayblack When Greta Van Fleet released its sophomore EP From The Fires last year, the upstart Michigan-based, very quickly made quite the impact on audiences.  Audiences either loved the band or hated the group.  That was due to the band’s classic rock influenced sound, which showed very blatant influence from Led Zeppelin.  As a matter of fact, that...

October 27th, 2018

Rob Lamothe – and The River Reveals Herself.

Rob Lamothe and Dollarstore Hacksaw sculpt a modern Americana soundscape with their album …and The River reveals Herself. By Peter Harris October 23, 2018 Throughout a decades-long career, the Rob Lamothe we know as the voice of the Riverdogs and his own solo albums has delivered quality, heartfelt music. Now, with the impressive contributions of his talented progeny, Lamothe blesses us with...

October 25th, 2018

P.O.D. Off To A Strong Start At Its New Label With Its Latest Album

Courtesy: Mascot Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran rock band Payable on Death (P.O.D.) returns with its 10thfull-length studio recording Circlesnext month.  The 11-song offering is the band’s first for its new label home, Mascot Records, and is overall, another strong effort from the San Diego, California-based band.  That is evidenced through its musical and lyrical content, which offers plenty...

October 20th, 2018