Album Review: Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Artist: Allegaeon Album: Proponent For Sentience (“sen-chence”) Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 By Stephen Kruczyk As if their name doesn’t create enough pronunciation issues between metal heads trying to spread the good word of their music, Allegaeon‘s fourth studio album Proponent For Sentience is another wrench in the circuitry. If…

Album Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Band: Heaven Shall Burn Album: Wanderer Release Date: Sept. 16, 2016 Label: Century Media Records If there is one thing we can say about Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn, its that they are fucking consistent! Ever since I caught wind of them with 2002’s Whatever it May Take, I have been nothing but floored by each…

Album Review: Excellion – Unsean

Band: Excellion Album: Unsean Band Origin: La Paz (Baja California Sur)/Mexico City Release date:  August 6, 2016 Label: Independent Release It seems as though there are more and more bands coming out with a similar vibe as Tesseract, Periphery where the music is very technical, vocals clean/unclean and overall heavy as fuck. Sometimes it is really…

Photo Gallery: Full Terror Assault II

Three days of Metal, Booze, Camping and Extreme Heat. And you know what, we would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Full Terror Assault II went off without a hitch, well almost. Nothing wrong with the fest or anything, no it was more mishaps on our own accord; Missing tent poles and what…

Album Review: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…

Photo Gallery: Return of the Dreads tour

This summer we, as well as many of you got to relive your childhoods as many of the bands that were new and popular as we were growing up did a few tours. First there was Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, next Marilyn Manson and Slipknot and the final one was Korn and Rob Zombie. Now…

Photo Gallery: Black Crown Initiate

Early last month, Pennsylvania’s Black Crown Initiate graced us with their presence after nearly two years since their last time here. To say the show was nothing short of spectacular would be and understatement. The local openers from start to finish really helped build the crowd up for the main attraction of BCI. Starting off…

Photo Gallery: Warped Tour 2016 (Nick’s Journey)

First of all I would love to point out that anytime there is an all day music festival (Warped Tour, Mayhem, Ozzfest) It is always on the hottest day EVER! This years Vans Warped Tour was no exception and the temperature pushed 100+ degrees, it was a fight to the finish and the sun was…

Album Review: Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Band: Twelve Foot Ninja Album: Outlier Label: Volkanik Release: August 26th, 2016 Rating: 5/5 If the name isn’t awesome enough, Twelve Foot Ninja has taken music as we know it and twisted it into something like you’ve never heard before. From Melbourne, Australia, 12FN is a five piece band that refuses to do anything but…

Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses at Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)

Erik D. Harshman I should start off by saying that this show was really the pinnacle and high point of my summer for a few reasons. The first is that (aside from Joan Jett one week later), this is the only big stadium “summer” concert I’m seeing this year, it marks the first time I’m…

Album Review: Periphery III – Select Difficulty

Band: Periphery (Washington D.C.) Album: III – Select Difficulty Record Label: Sumerian Records Release Date: July 21, 2016 Periphery is one of those bands where you either really love them or you just don’t like them. It has taken so much for me to get into this band, for no reason other than the clean…

Band Interview: Fit For An Autopsy

Jake Janitch, Nick Licata, Steve Kruczyk, Matt Albers The extreme metal subgenre continues to bring us new and unique acts that stand out among trends that may come and go. New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy is not your typical “death-core” outfit. The extensive background of each member bleeds into their creative process and out…