Profile: Forward Thinking Heavy Metallers Vulturic Eye

Vulturic Eye

The UK’s Vulturic Eye play a progressive brand of heavy metal that nods to the classics while offering difficult song structures and EPIC vocals. It’s an unexpected mix but one that works extremely well over the course of their three song EP, The Crucifixion of Hope. To get the full effect of how forward thinking this band is, the physical edition comes with a 12-panel comic to fully illustrate their dystopian lyrics so if ever there was a time to grab a physical copy, this is it. The EP was released last month and we had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions to dig deeper into their views and what makes them tick, musically. Read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Angus McFarland of Hessian

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Hessian‘s 2014 debut Bachelor of Black Arts is a fist-pumpin’ ode to late 70s and early 80′ heavy metal classics that paid close attention to guitar driven theatrics as much as it did colorful lyrical content. On their upcoming second full length, Mercenary Retrograde, the spirits of Priest and Diamond Head are alive in the guitar harmonies and old school vocals. True, the band did well on their debut but now they’ve stripped away any of the chaff in their sound and focus solely on nailing a raw, straight forward attack. This equates to an album that rocks harder out of the gate and sets its hooks deeper. We recently had the chance to ask mastermind and guitarist / vocalist Angus McFarland our set of Profile questions to get some inside info on the band and what makes them tick. Head directly below for that and don’t forget to grab your own copy from the links contained at the bottom. Continue reading

Album Review: Khemmis – “Desolation”

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Denver’s Khemmis took the fast lane to acclaim on debut Absolution and quickly followed it with the ante-upper Hunted and now return with Desolation which will catapult the band into a stratosphere they’ve yet to see. And it should because it’s THAT good. Take everything that made those first two a success, split it, mix it, swirl it and make it, for lack of a better word, better and you have this album. Weird right? Not really, since in my opinion bands with any salt at all will do their best to better themselves and their craft. Khemmis are hungry and it shows time and again. Here they’ve topped themselves but more than that have truly entered the all exclusive hall of heavy metal legends and with three albums of top quality I can’t see this stopping anytime soon. Continue reading

Profile: Gisele Marie Rocha and Marcos Henrique of Heavy Metallers Eden Seed

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Eden Seed – Photo Courtesy of Vitoria Mantovani

Based out of São Paulo, Brazil and being the first heavy / thrash metal act to be recorded my a Muslim woman guitarist, Eden Seed just released their debut Age of Creation. The band seemingly don’t adhere to any set of rules as this debut is a pillar of heavy metal laced with a healthy dose of thrash and progressive elements that recalls many of metal’s most revered bands but sits comfortably in today’s landscape. Just behind this album’s release we had the chance to sit down with guitarist Gisele Marie Rocha and drummer Marcos Henrique with our set of Profile questions to get a better understanding of what they are all about. Their answers are astounding and deserve your attention so read on to see what they had to say. Don’t forget to support the band with some Bandcamp love via the embed contained within.

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Iced Earth Live at the Brighton Music Hall, 3.23.2018

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Band: Iced Earth

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: Brighton Music Hall, Boston

Date: March 23, 2018

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