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Album review: Paradise Lost – Medusa

British band Paradise Lost, is considered by many (myself included) the Godfathers of gothic-doom metal. With almost 30 years of hard work and a back catalog spanning 15 records each one encompassing different music paths without ever losing their beat, ...

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Album Review: Edguy – “Monuments”

25 years ago in the small Germany town of Fulda four teenagers friends, Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dirk Sauer, and Dominik Storch, decided to unite to become of what we know today as EDGUY. From the very beginning consistency have ...

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Album Review: Epica – “The Solace System” EP

Founded in 2002, Dutch Symphonic Metal sextet Epica have never been a band I have followed closely. Their core team — Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen Janssen (and drummer/vocalist Arien van Weesenbeek, who has been around since 2007) have ...

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Album Review: The Dropkick Murphys – “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”

The Dropkick Murphys have delivered sturdy, shout-along anthems for more than 20 years. While at the same time they never strayed too far from a mix of their Irish and punk heritages. The Murphys returned  with their ninth studio effort, 11 Short ...

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Album Review: Insatia – “Phoenix Aflame”

INSATIA is a female-fronted American/Canadian symphonic power-metal band founded in 2009. The band has released a self-produced debut album “Asylum Denied” in 2013 and has since then opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility. Their sophomore ...

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Evan Roth – The Way It Was EP

Evan Roth is a musician hailing from Los Angeles. Active since 2012, Roth has been mainly focused on composing music for television and film, as well as remixing songs from popular artists such as Lana Del Rey and the Killers. ...

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Album Review: September Mourning – “Volume I” EP

In May of this year, first brought coverage of an alternative/hard rock band to our audience. A cross-media band, whose story is so large and sweeping, it could not be contained to just a rock show. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, ...

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Album Review: Europe – “War of Kings”

War of Kings is the 10th studio album from 80’s hair metal icons, Europe. Reaching a new generation from their appearance in an insurance commercial, Europe is poised to to get a boost in sales from their appearance. Though their ...

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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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