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In the music world, everybody has to start somewhere. While a producer’s early albums are their proving ground for a bright future in the field, they also need luck on their side to find a successful band and a scene-changing album to springboard the rest of their career into the stratosphere. From legendary production masters […]

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Being in a band ain’t easy. You’ve got many creative personalities in a massive tug of war. Oh yeah, then you have to live with each other and those decisions on the road for months on end. Lineup changes aren’t uncommon, though a vocalist switch-up has the possibility to be the most debilitating. Some bands […]

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Each year comes with loss and change. 2020, in particular, has been one with an overwhelming amount of grief. It’s hard to know what to say when you lose people you admire, whether you know them personally or were inspired by the art they created. Hold the people you care about close and thank them. […]

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You would think that it might have gotten old by now. You would be wrong. Every week since the pandemic began, the comedian Jordan Olds has gotten together a group of punk and metal all-stars to cover a classic song — sometimes a metal song, sometimes not — for the video series Two Minutes To

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In modern metalcore, the generic breakdown as we know it seems to be close to extinction. But the way you recognize a good one remains unchanged—it’s when you sense the ultimate release of anticipation approaching, yet it still catches you by surprise. Hold your breath and get ready to headbang to some of the best […]

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[Photos via Glass Cloud, Volumes, Bloodbather] As protests against police brutality rage on in the United States and across the world, we’re turning to music as a way to understand our emotions. The anger and sadness that comes with looking directly at how police and society as a whole have been treating the black community […]

[Photo via YouTube] After teasing it on the awesome Fearless At Home live-stream event, Volumes just dropped their second single “Pixelate.”  “Pixelate” is the second new track that Volumes have dropped since announcing the return of former vocalist Michael Barr with the track “holywater.”  Read More: Hear Billie Eilish get a heavy twist from Anthrax and […]

[Photos by: As It Is/Fearless, The Pretty Reckless/Graham Fielder, Ice Nine Kills/Tina Korhonen, The Almost/Fearless] Fearless Records just announced their alternative star-studded lineup for their livestream event Fearless at Home. Artists such as As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty […]

[Photos via Volumes, Periphery, Veil Of Maya/Spotify, Born Of Osiris/Spotify] Djent is a relatively new genre built by many incredible bands. While it’s become a standard part of metal now, it wouldn’t be as common without a handful of acts who pushed it to the mainstream. Sure, the earliest djent bands cite Meshuggah as inspiration […]