As I Lay Dying Albums Get Vinyl Re-Issue Treatment

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack As I Lay Dying is back…sort of. Almost a year after the band’s former front man Tim Lambesis was released from prison for a conviction in a murder-for-hire plot in which he allegedly tried to have his wife killed, two of the band’s albums are getting the vinyl re-issue treatment. Metal Blade Records announced Thursday that the band’s 2003 record Frail...

January 5th, 2018
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Spock’s Beard Offers Audiences Another Solid Live Effort In ‘Snow Live’

By Philip Sayblack On Aug. 27, 2002, veteran prog-rock outfit Spock’s Beard released what has since come to be known by the band’s fans as one of its most pivotal albums when it released the simply titled, yet complex concept album Snow. The two-disc record was the last for then front man Neal Morse, who left the band for a solo career not too long after its release. Just this month, the band...

November 22nd, 2017
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Metal Blade Sharp As Ever With New BTBAM, Fates Warning Live Recordings

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records has two new live recordings out today, and they are recordings that both deserve a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.  The recordings in question are Between The Buried and Me’s Coma Ecliptic Live and Fates Warning’s Awaken The Guardian Live. Both deserve one of those critical spots in part...

May 7th, 2017
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Armored Saint Fans Will Want To Get Their Hands On ‘Carpe Noctum’

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records had quite a year in 2016, putting out impressive new recordings from Amon Amarth, Wovenwar, Artillery and a number of others.  One of the leading labels in the metal community, Metal Blade has wasted little time in 2017 getting things going.  It will open the new year late next month with the release of Armored Saint’s new live...

January 15th, 2017

Wovenwar’s Second Album Is A Solid Sophomore Effort

Courtesy: Metal Blade By Philip Sayblack The end of the old year and the start of the New Year are traditionally the slowest times of the year in terms of new music releases.  While some new albums are released over the holiday season and the early part of the New Year, the real first push for new albums generally doesn’t start until early March.  Even as slow as the end of the old year and start...

January 1st, 2017