PERIPHERY Streaming New Track “22 Faces”

peripheryband2014_638Periphery have already released two tracks from their forthcoming double album Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega, due out next month. Well, the band is wasting no time promoting the album and they have unveiled yet another new track, this one titled “22 Faces.” This track is as great as the previous two, proving that Periphery has grown into an amazing young band. Check out “22 Faces” below.       Continue reading

PERIPHERY Streaming New Track “The Bad Thing”

peripheryband2014_638So, we already know that we are getting two new Periphery albums in January and I am super pumped because the first track was so awesome. Well, I am happy to tell you that the second track the band has released is also superb. Today the band unleashed “The Bad Thing” and you seriously need to take the time to check it out. Stream “The Bad Thing” after the jump.     Continue reading

PERIPHERY Streaming New Track “The Scourge”

peripheryband2014_638It has already been announced that Periphery will be releasing two new albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both due out in January. Well, the band is now teasing us with some of their amazing new music. We all saw how incredible and inventive the band can be with their Clear album and I think they have evolved even more with the Juggernaut series. The band is streaming their track “The Scourge” right now and you HAVE to hear this. It’s incredible.      Continue reading

PERIPHERY Announce Two-Part “Juggernaut” Album, 2015 Headlining Tour

Periphery have announced that their upcoming concept album, Juggernaut, will be split into two separate, interconnected albums. The albums will bear the titles Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega and will both released through Sumerian Records on January 27th. Drummer Matt Halpern had the following to say about the forthcoming efforts:

“Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we’ve actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.

Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Guitarist Misha Mansoor adds:

“This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

Periphery will be embarking on an early 2015 tour in support of the records with Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist and Nothing More in tow. Those dates can be found after the break and special VIP packages can be found here.

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PERIPHERY Release Studio Teaser Of New Material

periphery-bandI have really liked Periphery for a while now and I thought their last album was heavier than their previous and now it seems the band is progressing to become even heavier. Spencer Sotelo’s voice is harsher than ever and it sounds incredible. Could this possibly be because of his recent addition to From First To Last? Who knows? But seriously, check out the video after the jump and see what you think.      Continue reading

FROM FIRST TO LAST Confirm New Vocalist

Scarlet Music Video Day 1I have a soft spot deep in my heard for good screamo and also for some less than good screamo. I hold Alexisonfire and From Autumn To Ashes in high regard and I also listened to From First To Last quite bit back in the day although not nearly as much as the former two. I was interested to learn that From First To Last were coming out of hibernation and that they would not have Skrillex as their singer.      Continue reading


florence-and-the-machineWell, Sumerian Records has always been a slightly-left-of-center-thinking label and I guess the announcement of their new compilation stand by that. Sumerian Records and their artists are putting together a compilation in tribute to Florence + The Machine. Bands like Periphery, Stick To Your Guns and more have signed on for the compilation and a few tracks have been released already. Click on over after the jump to get a taste of Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx.      

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HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH Releases New Lyric Video For “Human Swarm”

humanity's last breathHumanity’s Last Breath is definitely on the heavier side of the “djent” things. Keeping it heavy like their brothers Vildhjarta and Meshuggah, the band proves that they can hang and crush the world with their style of metal. HLB has created a new lyric video for the song “Human Swarm”, their first lyric video. The song is off of their self-titled album that released last year on Rogue Records America. Check out the song and leave feedback! Continue reading

Subject Zero: VEIL OF MAYA Release New Track!

VOMAll week Veil Of Maya have been teasing that they would release a new track at midnight on October 30th and, right on the dot, they did. The new track is called “Subject Zero” and it destroys. I have stated in the past that I was not a fan of Veil Of Maya before they released their last album Eclipse last year and, after hearing this track, I can say that the band still has my attention. Check out the track after the jump. The song will be available to download on November 11th.     Continue reading

I Dug A Grave: GLASS CLOUD Streaming New EP “Perfect War Forever

Glass-Cloud-Perfect-War-Forever-604x604If you haven’t followed our coverage on Glass Cloud lately, the band has released two tracks from their new EP Perfect War Forever titled “Trapped Like Rats” and “How To Survive Suicide” and now the band has unleashed their entire new EP upon you all! That’s right, Glass Cloud is currently streaming the EP in full over on Guitar World! So head on over and stream it! It’s pretty radical, if I do say so myself.

You can check out “Trapped Like Rats” after the jump just as a little incentive.      Continue reading

How To Survive Suicide: GLASS CLOUD Streaming New Track

Glass-Cloud-Perfect-War-Forever-604x604Glass Cloud are yet another example of bands I didn’t care for before this year. The list keeps growing and growing and GCloud joined the list when I heard the first single from their new EP, “Trapped Like Rats.” That song captured my imagination and really surprised me. I had listened to a few tracks by the band before, but it didn’t hit me like that song did. I can honestly say that it’s not just the one track either. The band has just released another new track through Alt Press called “How To Survive Suicide” and it’s a destructive slab as well.

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GLASS CLOUD Streaming New Track “Trapped Like Rats”

Glass Cloud have released a new track entitled “Trapped Like Rats” from their forthcoming EP and follow up to The Royal Thousand, Perfect War Forever. The track features a tremendous amount of low-end and is ten times heavier than the majority of the material on The Royal Thousand. Perfect War Forever will be released on October 22nd and pre-orders can be purchased here. You can stream the new track after the break.

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Divide Paths: New VEIL OF MAYA Music Video Now Playing

I got into Veil Of Maya with the release of their 2012 album Eclipse, which almost landed on my Best of 2012 List last year. It’s a phenomenal album that I still listen to consistently because I don’t tire of it. The band has unveiled a new music video for the songs “20/200″ and “Divide Paths.” The video is strange, but very cool. I really dig these songs and seeing them in a cinematic fashion just makes it better. Check out the video after the jump.     Continue reading

Here Comes The Boom: Summer Slaughter Line-Up Announced

I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below.     Continue reading

Stream EMISSARY’s Debut EP



Emerging beyond the derivative shadow of eight string dullness comes Emissary, a progressive metal group based out of Orange County, CA I first introduced at the beginning of this month with the teaser track, “Like Clockwork”. With the 25th of February now at hand, the group have unleashed their debut self-titled effort. Coalescing together the promising aspects of overloaded genres such as metalcore and death metal, the new batch of tracks present an exemplary, shredtastic and fun effort, that while not paradigm-shifting, I deem well worth a listen. Stream Emissary below and pick up a copy here if you end up enjoying it.  Continue reading