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Interview with Zetro from EXODUS; Playing Albany, NY TOMORROW (11/25) with @SLAYER @OFFICIALSTIG @EXODUSATTACK

With more than 30 years in the scene and still running at full speed, Bay Area Thrash Metal legends Exodus are back with their first album in 4 years. More importantly, Blood In Blood Out (Nuclear Blast) finds vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza returning to the fold after 10 years away from the band. Exodus has […]

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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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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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Drummer Spotlight with Ryland Steen from @ReelBigFish @dwdrums @sabianvault #drummers

What’s the difference between a drummer and a savings bond? One will mature and make money. 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 Dez Fafara from Devildriver @evilriver; New album WINTER KILLS out TOMORROW 8/27

Their description is quite simple, really… “Pure Fuckin’ Metal.” I’m sold. Opening up for the band at Rock and Shock in Worchester, Massachusetts many moons ago, I’m not ashamed to say that Santa Barbara, California 5-piece act Devildriver blew my group, and many others, off the stage without trying too hard. Gearing up to release […]

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Interview with John Garcia of Vista Chino from @orionmusicmore @vistachinomusic; North American Tour Dates announced!

Here’s one I didn’t see coming… Festivals, more often than not, are a total mish-mash of confusion and last minute change-ups, seemingly hellbent on making even the most organized worker delusional from confusion. ‘Go here,’ ‘don’t go there,’ ‘I’ll be there in 2 minutes’ usually means 30, etc. It’s can be a total pain in […]

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Interview with The Trophy Fire; New album Direction For Daylight out now! @thetrophyfire @thesyndotcom

San Francisco, California three-piece The Trophy Fire just released their third Greyday Records album, Directions For Daylight, on May 21st, and the trio has some big plans to go along with it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to open for U2? To give everyone on here a little introduction to the band, I got in touch with vocalist/guitarist […]

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WEST COAST!!! SPIRALARMS Announces “Revivalution Tour 2012” w/ support from ZED & SWERVER

Heavy rockers SPIRALARMS rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden and Manmade God. This sextet has one mission. That mission is to uplift today’s music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront. To help accomplish that task, the band has announced a six day tour of California (and Reno, NV) that will […]

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Coachella to add 2 more festivals?

Ambitious much? Read about it HERE.

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Review of Back Pocket Memory’s self titled EP by Liz

Think of all the tiny, local bar bands in your area, with their stereotypically bad names and worse covers… And promptly throw away everything you ever associated with small bands. Back Pocket Memory is not one of those groups that, in attempts to make the great leap from garage tostage, will succumb to the downward […]

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Reel Big Fish “Candy Coated Fury” Album Review

It’s the middle of summer and it seems that Reel Big Fish has come out with the perfect album for the season. Candy Coated Fury, RBF’s latest edition to their discography of fun-loving, sarcastic hits, is packed full of all the things that make us love them.  From their killer horn licks, snarky break-up songs, and […]

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