NILE is playing at BOGIE’S in ALBANY, NY TONIGHT 4/16; At The Gate Of Sethu out on Nuclear Blast NOW!

  Albany, NY is hosting long running death metal stalwarts NILE tonight at Bogie’s. The folks over there definitely aren’t afraid of putting on heavy shows (as one of the last vestiges of aggressive music within 3 hours of Syracuse,) but this one should be something else altogether. Ride the 90 and go check NILE […]

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Announces Massive Tama Giveaway @tamaofficial

With NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts is now less than a week away, running from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th, today a massive giveaway from one of the event’s main sponsors, Tama Drums, has been announced.

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SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER – FULL-LENGTH DOC-OPERA FEATURE FILM @ THE PALACE ON JAMES STREET APRIL 30TH! #syracuse

Alice Cooper is a living legend, but you knew that already. That being said, why on Earth would you want to miss out on catching his brand new, first ever Doc-Opera when it comes to our humble little city on April 30th? Don’t think you’ll be amused or something? Get your ass off your shoulders […]

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NYC’s COSMONAUT Unveils ‘RADIO SILENCE’ 7” release and residency at @PianosNYC @cosmonautnyc @BTCMTEAM

Purchase the ‘Radio Silence’ 7” vinyl Now! Stream ‘Radio Silence’ 7” Exclusively via ALT SOUNDS Now! View Music Video for ‘Radio Silence’ Exclusively via THE DELI NYC Now! (YouTube link) Tickets on Sale for Cosmonaut’s Residency at Pianos Now!

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TYPEFIGHTER Premiere Video For “You When You’re Older” On @PureVolume; Playing select East Coast Dates in April

“The band we’re most looking forward to on this bill is Typefighter, who make very good post-Weezer power pop.”  - Brooklyn Vegan “Typefighter brings more than just an icebreaker, but a statement that smashes the bottled up solitudes in favor of spilling some wine and sharing some time.” - Impose Magazine February 26, 2014 – Washington D.C. […]

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Diffuser FM premieres “Bye Bye Baby” from Love Crushed Velvet. Check it out below! @lovevelvet

Love Crushed Velvet Premieres New Video, “Bye Bye Baby” On Diffuser.fm, Here: http://bit.ly/1oMyK1q      Featured on ARTISTdirect, here: http://bit.ly/14yMAuB   Featured on Zimbio, here: http://bit.ly/14PCxF7   Featured on The Grateful Web, here: http://bit.ly/1dhLx8u  

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Drummer Spotlight with Michael Miley from Rival Sons @rivalsons @paistenation

What do you do if you accidentally run over a drummer? Back up. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Sulene released ‘Holding Words Back’ E.P.; Playing Radio Bushwick 4/3/13! @sulenev @switchbitchrecs

DOWNLOAD THE FULL E.P. HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/holding-words-back-ep/id790314125 VIEW EXCLUSIVE FEATURE VIA UNDER THE GUN REVIEW: HERE

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Scott Ian “Speaking Words” Review – 3/6/14 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY @scott_ian @anthrax

Legendary Anthrax shredder Scott Ian made a stop in Syracuse, NY during his “Speaking Words” tour on March 6th, marking his first appearance at our beloved mainstay venue, Lost Horizon, in many, many years. Flooded with animated graphics, quirky anecdotes, a paternity squabble, and stories that’ll probably put your best late night tall-tales to absolute […]

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Lamb Of God Documentary “AS THE PALACES BURN” coming to The Palace Theater in Syracuse 3/21/14 @lambofgodband

The reviews are in and the critics agree – Don Argott’s (ART OF THE STEAL, LAST DAYS HERE) documentary Lamb of God’s AS THE PALACES BURN is a hit! After making its world premiere at the Trocadero in Philadelphia this past Sunday, the film has been a rave among critics, fans, and movie-lovers. Click the links below […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Celine Derval from SCYTHIA @pearldrum corp #drums #drummers

What does a drummer use for contraception? 
His personality. But what’s with all the sexist talk? Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule (especially female ones!) We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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“SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER” – World Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) @eaglerocknews @bangerfilmsinc

World Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) Click Here To View Official Trailer: http://www.bit.ly/coopdoc Eagle Rock Entertainment, in association with Banger Films, are proud to announce the world premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, where it will screen as part of their Spotlight section. Taking us through […]

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FLANNEL MOUTH TO RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE, “OH, BASTARD” ON ALTSOUNDS! @flannel_mouth @switchbitchrecs

Watch the lyric video on AltSounds here: http://altsds.co/r4wg or YouTube here: http://youtu.be/fF9qJISqOrY Purchase “Oh, Bastard” online: FLANNELMOUTH1.bandcamp.com/track/oh-bastard-sing

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SUGAR BOMB! To Release Single Off Upcoming Self-Titled Full Length! @sugarbombmusic @switchbitchrecs

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE ‘KISS ME’ HERE: http://sugar-bomb.bandcamp.com/track/kiss-me STREAM EXCLUSIVELY VIA UNDER THE GUN REVIEW: HERE

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UK’s BATTLE LINES release new track “COLONIES”; Stateside debut at @SXSW 3/13/14! @battlelines

‘Colonies’ is the latest 7″ from UK quartet Battle Lines. Haunting and fraught with inner conflict, the title track fuses intense, atmospheric guitars, surging rhythm and fragile lyrics that disarm the soul, while tearing down emotional walls with pensive accounts of love, loss and purgatory. CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE!

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FUCKED UP to Release 6th Installment Of The Zodiac Series Via Tankcrimes; Playing @SXSW + Brainsqueeze Fest

Long running Canadian hardcore punk perpetrators, FUCKED UP, will discharge the sixth installment of the “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Dragon this Spring. Melding all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, FUCKED UP are sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases […]

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HEAVY MONTREAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT ft. Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax +++++ AUG. 8-10

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TO THE WIND plays NYC W/ COMEBACK KID 2/26 at Santos Party House; NEW RECORD EMPTY EYES OUT NOW @tothewindnw

TO THE WIND TOUR WITH COMEBACK KID   NEW RECORD, EMPTY EYES, OUT NOW To The Wind has announced they will be embarking on a nationwide tour with Comeback Kid. Other supporting bands include Backtrack, Xibalba and Downpresser. To The Wind also recently released their debut record on Pure Noise Records, Empty Eyes, which is available in […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Dave Witte @municipalwaste @trickpercussion @paistenation @witte_dw

What do you call a beautiful woman on a drummer’s arm? 
 A tattoo. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST. Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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SPARTAN RECORDS SIGNS NORWEGIAN HARDCORE BAND BARREN WOMB; NEW ALBUM OUT 3/11/14 @barren_womb @secretservicepr

Stream Barren Womb’s Hard Hitting New Track “Kill Hicks” Today At BrooklynVegan.com January 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, on March 11th .  The record will be available digitally […]

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds Unearth + Kadavar To Lineup + B.O.T.B. @moshfest @earsplitpr

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the doers of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEMHF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to their coveted stages!

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Swear and Shake hit Syracuse This Sunday (2/16); New Album Ain’t That Lovin’ drops in 2014! @swearandshake

We’ve covered Brooklyn based indie-folkers Swear and Shake in the past and this Sunday, the quartet will find their way back to Syracuse for a headlining set at the Wescott Theater.  Since we last checked in the with the group, they’ve released two new singles and videos off of their forthcoming 2014 album *Ain’t That Lovin’ […]

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Interview with Jason Keyser from Origin; New Album OMNIPRESENT in 2014 on @originband @nuclearblastusa

Tech-Death! Nuclear Blast Records isn’t a label to mess around when it comes to brutal, mind-bending death metal… This much we know. But with a band like ORIGIN on their roster, they’ve pretty much set the benchmark standard for what every other band wants and wishes they could do.

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BRUTAL TRUTH Unveils New Video; Confirms Final European Festival Dates @relapserecords @brutaltruth

Following the recent news that BRUTAL TRUTH will be calling it a day this October, the band has started to announce their final European shows. The grind crew will play several more dates throughout the year, including their final appearances on British soil as they play Temples Festival this May alongside the likes of Electric Wizard, Neurosis, […]

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ANDREW W.K. Canadian Tour Dates up; AWK/LIL BUB’S TV SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND @IAMLILBUB @andrewwk

Andrew W.K. has announced a run of super special Canadian tour dates for this March, 2014.  The dates will follow the model of last year’s Party Messiah Tour, which invites audiences to party with the Party God himself in rare and intimate club settings.  With his high-powered keyboard, pounding drum machine, and mega microphone, Andrew will play […]

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Dim Mak Records Celebrates 200K Facebook Fans with Free Giveaway @DIMMAKRECS

Bad ass record label hits a milestone and gives fans free stuff. Argue? Not us! Go pick up the free DIM MAK KEEPS IT 200K comp RIGHT HERE! As Dim Mak celebrate 18 years and the label’s 500th release, it seems only fitting to cross a major milestone with 200K Facebook Likes. To celebrate, Dim Mak […]

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Real Magic hits Syracuse, NY on 2.6.14; Debut album DEEP BREATHING out NOW @HugrecordsDNVR @realmagicmusic

Currently on the road as part of a stacked bill that includes Odesza and the mighty Emancipator, Real Magic (aka Drew Englander) is bringing his hypnotically danceable synth-pop to the stage right here in Syracuse, NY on February 6th! You know there’s nothing else happening around here, so why on Earth would you miss such an awesome […]

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Consider The Source Spring 2014 Tour Dates & Help them fund their Double Album!!! @cts_music

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — January 31st, 2014 — Sci-Fi Middle Eastern fusion trio Consider The Source has announced dates for their Spring 2014 Tour. Between March and May, the band will hit venues across the Midwest and throughout the South before heading back to the Northeast. A full tour itinerary follows this release.

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Scott Ian (Anthrax) “SPEAKING WORDS” Tour announced; Hits Syracuse’s Lost Horizon on 3/6/14! @scott_ian @anthrax

Attention 315′rs: Anthrax’s Scott Ian is going on a spoken word tour this year, and our very own Lost Horizon is hosting a very rare appearance on March 6th Come get ridiculous with us and watch as one of metal’s most well-known and revered axe-men gives us a glimpse into his amazing career!  *Scott Ian’s A […]

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Interview with Viv from Viv and The Revival; New Album The Introduction drops 2/18! @vivtherevival

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Viv and The Revival is one of those musical entities you’ve probably found yourself bobbing your head to in recent years without even knowing it. In 3 years time, creative mastermind Viv Peyrat has dropped four (yes, four) EP’s, and had placements on just about every heavy hitting network on TV. Bud Light, […]

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Interview with Rich Fie from Caught In A Trap; New Album Goodnight New York drops 1/28/14 on Dead City Records!

NYC’s Caught In A Trap play tunes for the Working Man. You know the deal: Wake up and bust your ass for someone else’s dollar, deal with the ridiculousness of corrupt politicians (who have more money and power than you’ll ever have) all trying to tell you what is what, grinding out the days at […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Craig Anderson @eggnite from STRIFE & IGNITE @Strife_LA @IGNITE2 #drummers

How is a drum solo like a sneeze?
 You know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, maybe not in Hardcore. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, […]

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Interview with Steven Tucker from WARFATHER; Debut LP Orchestrating The Apocalypse out 1/22/14 on Greyhaze Records

“Give me Metal, or give me Death!” Or how about just some Death Metal? But not any old thing… Gimme something that tears my head off and scares the bejesus out of me. Enter Warfather.

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 5/16-18 in Columbus, OH. winning the #festival race thus far #metal #ohio

There’s only so much one man can do on his own, so here’s a little ICYMI from Live High Five. ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014 is happening in Columbus, Ohio from may 16-18, 2014, and to quote George Takei, “Oh Myyy!” Guns and Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock headline, but have you seen an […]

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It’s Festival Announcement Wednesday, featuring OUTKAST and 1,000,000,000 other bands. #music #festivals #2014 #riccing

Someone decided today, January 15th, was totally appropriate to blow their music festival load all over creation, so check out below for a (by no means comprehensive) list of what has been clogging up our inbox and flooding our social media pages thus far. Scroll down for links to some of the best events happening […]

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Consider The Source Launches Campaign To Fund Double Album @cts_music

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — January 14th, 2013 — Sci-Fi Middle Eastern fusion trio Consider The Source has launched a campaign to fund the recording and release of their double album. Having spent the last several years touring relentlessly, the band is ready to get back in the studio and share the new material they’ve […]

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BLOODLET: Entheogen LP & Embrace Demo release info; One-Time Reunion @A389recordings X Bash This Weekend!

The A389 Recordings X Bash is upon us this weekend, with dozens of bands and thousands of fans converging upon Baltimore, Maryland in celebration of the label’s first full ten years in existence. Among the vast roster of warriors set to perform, one of the headlining highlights of the fest is the one-time reunion of […]

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Full Band Interview with The Ballroom Thieves; Playing NYC’s @CuttingRoomNYC 1/11 @ballroomthieves

Boston, Massachusetts three-piece The Ballroom Thieves are primed to make 2014 a banner year! Still a very young group (they’ve been around for about 3 years,) The Ballroom Thieves have exploded onto the rock/folk scene as a heavyweight contender for the crown. Dropping their first EP, The Devil and The Deep, as recently as January […]

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PILFERS playing @GRAMERCYTHEATRE on 1/19/14 – WIN TIX with LIVE HIGH FIVE! @PilfersNYC #NYC #SKA

The always incredible, OG lineup of NYC Ska Legends PILFERS are back in the saddle and primed to rock New York City on January 19th at one of the best venues in the Big Apple, Gramercy Theatre! Metro Stylee, The Big Takeover, and Mark U round out the bill! As a long-time fan of the band, […]

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Interview with Sebastian and Harley from Noisem; Playing @a389recordings X Bash! @earplistpr

Baltimore, Maryland 5-piece brutalizers Noisem are primed to have a banner year in 2014. Not only are these hometown heroes set to destroy the stage at A389’s annual bash during the label’s 10th anniversary festival in January, but the group was just tapped to perform on the insane lineup that composes Decibel Magazine’s 2014 tour, […]

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Interview with Benny and Mike from The Venetia Fair; Covers EP out NOW! @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

One of the best acts I discovered in the early months of 2013 was The Venetia Fair. The Boston based quintet made me a believer after a chance encounter on a boring Upstate NY Sunday afternoon, and infected my brain like a virus. I have zero doubts that many more will eventually succumb to their […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Dug “The Mouth” from Murphy’s Law; Album Reissues on the way! #nyhc

What do you say to a drummer in a three-piece suit?
 “Will the defendant please rise?” Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or […]

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Interview with Mike Eber from ZEVIOUS; Album Passing Through The Wall out NOW @cuneiformrecord

While anxiously awaiting Philadelphia’s Dysrhythmia to bless the stage (floor) of Gorham Brothers Music a few weeks back, I had the pleasure of catching NYC instrumental group Zevious. It makes good sense that the bands would tour together, as their aggressive, vocal-free leanings provided an excellent complement to each other (and since both bands share […]

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THE VENETIA FAIR “…BASICALLY JUST DOES KARAOKE” drops 12/24/13 @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

BOSTON, MA – Boston-based rock band The Venetia Fair has officially announced the release of their highly anticipated cover EP, “The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke”, which will hit digital retail platforms on December 24th, 2013. Plans for this EP stem back to the band’s extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 which funded their acclaimed […]

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New music by 4x @Billboard charting producer RH3; “Drop It On The One” available now! @iamrh3

“Drop It On The One” Available on iTunes here: bit.ly/IFAbks Check out “When I’m With You” (Feat. Myles Marcus) Papercha$er Remix Here. New York, NY – December 12, 2013 – Four-time Billboard 100 charting producer, RH3, has just premiered his brand new video for “Drop It On The One,” directed by Dale Restigini (Lil’ Wayne, […]

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Full Band Drive-by CMJ Interview with The Phuss #DALLAS #TEXAS @thephuss @cmj

It’s never too late to celebrate the glorious spectacle that is CMJ! In dire need of coffee and cigarettes, I hopped off the Bedford L in the early afternoon and encountered Dallas’ THE PHUSS hanging out after a very long drive to their show at Spike Hill. They were cool dudes right off the bat, […]

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WARGAMES Release first single off their upcoming ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ E.P. @wargamesband @switchbitchrecs

download available here: https://itunes.apple.com/album/only-debt-we-bear-is-love/id743218113 Progressive Indie Rock quintet,  WAR GAMES  (formerly known as  Another Option) is following up their 2012 effort ‘Mountains’ with the uniquely fan suggested ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ EP.  In anticipation, they unveil their first single, ‘The Only Debt we Bear is Love’.  Staying true to influences;  Thrice,  Brand New, and  Circa Survive  the southern […]

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EARTH CRISIS Unveils Salvation Of Innocents @earsplitpr @earthcrisis #syracuse #hardcore

Candlelight Records today confirms March 3rd for Europe and March 4th as the North American release date for Salvation of Innocents, the label debut from hardcore/metal pioneers EARTH CRISIS. Mixed by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Terror, Hatebreed), the album and its lead single, “The Morbid Glare,” will be available for preorder via iTunes and other digital platforms beginning January 20th/21st.

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Interview with Weekend Nachos; Playing A389 X Anniversary Bash @a389recordings @earsplitpr

Tortilla chips, cheese, and salsa are great and all, but Weekend Nachos are the shit! The Chicago, Illinois 4-piece drops some of the heaviest jams out there right now, mixing the thrashy blasts we all know and love with a massive wall of sludgy riffs and breakdowns. The guys seriously make more than enough noise […]

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Full Band Interview with FLANNEL MOUTH; Pull In Your Horns EP out NOW @switchbitchrecs @flannel_mouth

Hailing from Glasford, Illinois, Switchbitch Records recording artist Flannel Mouth released their debut EP, Pull In Your Horns, back in March of this year. A hard-to-categorize yet solid listen, the EP takes the listener on an alt-punk/metallic-infused/ bounce-a-thon of complexity that is probably best left for the recipient to judge. I was never good at […]

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