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Streetlight Manifesto and Friends Light up the Granada Theater

Seven men took the Granada in Lawrence by storm last night. The venue that originated as a silent film theater was transformed into a hurricane of sound and furious energy. Thirteen years after its forming in 2002, Streetlight Manifesto still ...

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Jake and the Jellyfish – Certainly Not “Dead Weight”

It was 5 o’clock in the afternoon on a Monday. Still famished from a weekend of drinking, I was on my way to get some cheese burgers when I got an e-mail about a new LP. The e-mail was titled ‘UK Punk/Folk/Reggae Jake ...

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Album Review: Siren’s Over Sumeria – Self Titled

Put your headphones on, grab a controller, put Sirens Over Sumeria’s new album on repeat, and blast some virtual zombies. Since 2012, Sirens Over Sumeria have been working hard on their take of progressive metalcore. In 2014, the band hit Moosehead Studios ...

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ACCLAIMED INSTRU-METAL DUO TEMPEL MARKS ‘CARVINGS IN THE DOOR’

Following their stunning debut album “On The Steps of the Temple” (hailed by MetalSucks as “the proverbial needle in the instru-metal haystack”), the Arizona-based instrumental duo TEMPEL take their sound to the next level on their forthcoming sophomore effort “The Moon ...

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September Mourning Collecting Souls at the Aftershock

Be sure to listen to our interview with September at the bottom of the page!   It was the last Thursday of April at The Aftershock Live Music Venue and summer has just started to peek around the corner here in ...

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GERMAN THRASHERS DEW-SCENTED PREMIERE FIERCE NEW SONG ‘ON A COLLISION COURSE’ Tenth album ‘Intermination’ set for June 30 North American release; artwork and track listing unveiled

Armed and dangerous and with feet planted firmly in the soil on extreme metal’s war-torn frontline, Germany’s DEW-SCENTED have spent the last 23 years building a formidable reputation as diehard standard-bearers in thrash metal’s ongoing evolution. The band will continue the ...

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THE DARK CARNIVAL IS BACK AS THE INSANE CLOWN POSSE RELEASES THE MARVELOUS MISSING LINK (LOST) ON APRIL 28TH

ICP’s New Album Drops as the Duo Unleashes  “The Marvelous Missing Link’s Traveling In-Store Insanity Tour”   Upon an Unsuspecting Nation  Farmington Hills, MI (April 28, 2015) – The Dark Carnival is back in town as Insane Clown Posse, one of ...

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Black Star Riders at the Granada

The boys are back in town! Well…almost. Black Star Riders, the latest line-up of Thin Lizzy, performed an intimate show to a crowd of a hundred or so appreciable fans on Sunday night. Though the gathering was small, the frenetic ...

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It Lies Within Currently on Headlining Run with Nevada Rose

After supporting The Browning (Century Media/Earache Records) in December and headlinging over Conquer Divide (Artery Recordings) in March, It Lies Within are currently touring on their headlining I Need Merch Presents: Creepin On The Come Up Tour. Joining them on the entire run ...

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SLUDGE TRIO NORTH: REISSUES OF 2006 DEBUT ‘SIBERIA,’ 2014 EP ‘METANOIA’ DUE JUNE 2

During their prolific first decade, the Tucson-based gloom metal trio NORTH released fouracclaimed EPs and two well-receivedfull-lengths in addition to playing nearly 300 shows across America with the likesof Deafheaven, Red Fang, Neurosis, Pelicanand Intronaut. In 2015, the band’s profile will continue to ...

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