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Within Temptation – The Aftermath [Livestream Event] (July 16th, 2021)

Within the annals of female-fronted symphonic metal, the name Within Temptation is among the oldest and most immediately recognizable, though also one of the hardest to truly pin down. Having arisen from the mid-1990s when Gothic rock-tinged melancholy with some remnants of the earlier death/doom craze was all the rage, they forged a smoother and more anthem-based approach that dovetailed…

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BEARTOOTH – The Journey Below [Livestream Event] (July 14th, 2021)

There is definitely something to be said for getting back to basics, or getting to the core for a more fitting idiom wherein subsets of the hardcore sub-genre of punk is concerned. This has been the de facto mission statement of Ohio-born melodic metalcore purveyors Beartooth since their 2012 conception. In many respects, the designation of metalcore is something of…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch JOHNNY TUPOLEV’s Cinematic Video for Thought-Provoking New Song “The Joy Of Not Knowing”

Johnny Tupolev is not your average Joe band. For starters the name aims to connect both worlds—West and East—through a mix of culture and music in one universal language. While “Johnny” symbolizes American rock n’ roll and blues music, “Tupolev” refers to the electronic forms of pop music hailing from European inventors like Kraftwerk and CAN. The band has premiered their new video for the song “The Joy Of Not Knowing” with us today. Asked about the message they want to convey with the track, they said: “What would you do if you’d know the whole truth?… Nothing. This is…

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SONIC BRIEFS: Recent Albums by E-AN-NA, DORDEDUH, and FELLED

E-An-Na – Fascinathanatango E-An-Na has long been a diamond in the rough, from their explosive high-caliber debut album “Jiana” through the nuance of 2019’s “Nesfârşite.” Though they have whet the appetite of their fans with sporadic single releases, this May the band dropped their most unique and ambitious release yet: the new instrumental EP “Fascinathanatango.” The proposition is strange on its face, and certainly enough to turn heads: “Fascinathanatango” presents an avant-garde take on modern tango music, delivered by a band best known for their metaphysical ponderings through folk metal. But if anything has defined E-An-Na’s style over the last…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: LUCER Share New Single “Trouble”

Still fresh from their “L.A. Collection” classic rock’n’roll dive into the past release, rockers LUCER return to the present with the song “Trouble”. The new single and video from the Danish four-piece is the first taste of the band’s third album “The New World”, which will be released in the Winter, and is made in close collaboration with producer and H.E.R.O frontman Christoffer Stjerne. “No matter how much you prevent or guard yourself, troubles are waiting around every corner – war, money or ex-girlfriends. The dynamics of the song alternate between the soft and the hard as silence before the…