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TRIVIUM – “Deadmen and Dragons” Livestream Event (December 18th, 2021)

Nothing jump-starts the evolutionary process quite like pure, unabashed necessity, and it would be the understatement of the century to suggest that the events over the past 2 years have altered the way bands reach their audiences. Case and point, metal upstarts turned icons Trivium, whom managed to field a duo of highly impressive studio LPs in the midst of…

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CONCERT REVIEW: THE WIZARDS OF WINTER’s Christmas Dream Tour – An Entertaining Blend Of Symphonic Rock And Holiday Mayhem! (Bergen Performing Arts Center – December 15th, 2021)

On Wednesday night, Santa’s house band at the North Pole, The Wizards of Winter, brought their Winter Christmas Dream Tour to New Jersey to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. It’s that wonderful time of the year when Christmas spirits are high, and the progressive-rock band, The Wizards of Winter, arrive to usher in some yuletide joy. Their concerts…

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A Year In Review: Our 2021 Favorite Metal Albums

2021 was a year that weighed heavily on many shoulders, but metal delivered uplifting heaviness in return. As a new decade of music continues to unfurl, there has been a strong resurgence of classic heavy metal stylings as well as new releases from some of the genre’s titans. Newcomers have ambitiously faced the legacy of Iron Maiden and Flotsam and Jetsam while contending for recognition alongside those very same masters of the craft, while other legends yet have pulled themselves out of the shadows for fiery comebacks. Our end-of-year compilation weighs heavily towards the strong explosion of heavy metal and…

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A Year In Review: Our 2021 Favorite Metalcore Albums

Despite the obvious negative things about 2021, there’s no doubt that this year has been great for the metal world. Not only in metalcore, but across all the countless sub-genres, there have been some incredible releases. Whether it’s from a fresh act that’s come out of nowhere, or a group of veteran musicians reminding us who’s boss, the albums and EP’s being offered to metal lovers have been truly something. Now is it just us, or does it feel like the heavy bands have gotten, well, heavier? Did lockdowns and COVID piss people off? Absolutely. Did that translate into their…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Finnish Modern Melodic Metallers AS I MAY Release their New Official Video and Single “Devil Rides with Me”

Finnish melodic modern metallers AS I MAY are presenting today their new video and digital single from upcoming album “Karu”. Like with the three previous songs already released from said album, “Devil Rides with Me” stands out as an addictive song that mixes perfectly modern metal, Finnish sounding melodies and the intensity that sets As I May apart from the competition. “‘Devil Rides with Me’” pushed us out of our comfort zone”, the band comments. “We had to try different elements to this one. We got what we were looking for. It came out many times better than we thought. One of…