Album Review: Into Eternity – “The Sirens”

Into Eternity - Sirens 2018w

The twists and turns Saskatchewan band Into Eternity have taken over the course of their almost 20 year existence would make for a robust article in and of itself.  It’s been 10 long years since their last album but that time was spent building toward a classic return to everything that makes the band great with new album The Sirens, the first with new vocalist Amanda Keirnan.  Hearing any musical ideas put forth by bandleader Tim Roth would be welcome enough, but packaged in some of the strongest songs the band have ever constructed makes their return even more sweet.   Continue reading

Profile: Genre Defying Metallers Wills Dissolve

Wills Dissolve

Texas based Wills Dissolve are on the cusp of releasing their extravagant full length debut The Heaven’s Are Not On Fire… and it’s another shining example of what can be accomplished in the progressive metal arena. I say extravagant for two reasons: one – it’s a concept album based on a devastating meteor shower in 1833 and two – the music contained within is a cohesive amalgam of post-metal, death metal and extremely controlled chaos. They even went as far as making the song titles form a sentence taken from the concept. So yea, extravagant fits the bill nicely. Ahead of the October 26 release date we had a chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so stick around to see what they had to say and hit the links to grab a copy while you’re at it. Continue reading

Profile: The Ever Prolific Scot, Tommy Concrete

Tommy Concrete

Tommy Concrete has been involved with many projects over the years such as The Exploited, Man of the Hour and even had his hands in writing a horror book based on tape trading. And that’s not to mention his solo works which wildly pole vault across genres inside and outside of metal and punk but have always been forward thinking and diverse in approach, experience it for yourself here. His upcoming album Unrelaxed (first of two halves) is no exception and dives deep into into the highly personal topic of mental illness. Since Tommy was extremely gracious in his answers to our Profile questions, we won’t spoil it any further as he will tell you all about it immediately below. Don’t forget to click the links contained within to score your own copy. Continue reading

KYOTY Live at the 3S Artspace, 8.3.2018

kyoty.8.3.18.37

Band: KYOTY

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH

Date: August 3, 2018

Continue reading

July 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Michael Romeo – “War of the Worlds, Pt. 1”

PMAOTM Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds, pt. 1

Greetings and salutations, fellow champions of the rock.  July has been an absolutely insane month for new extreme music, so much so that I am still buried under a mountain of albums I need to catch up on.  Normally I’d apologize for the Power Metal Album of the Month for July coming to you a few days late, but all things happen for a reason, and that reason was I needed to pick myself up off the floor after hearing the kinda-sorta* solo debut from Symphony X axeman/chief songwriter Michael Romeo, the unapologetically classic War of the Worlds, Pt. 1.   Continue reading