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DEVIN TOWNSEND – Ocean Machine (Biomech): Live-Stream (May 1st, 2021)

So let’s just get one thing out of the way: I am neither a TV nor a movie guy, and despite being an avid lover of live music, I am not a concert video guy either. How much of a not-visual-media guy am I? Well, I pre-ordered Nightwish’s “Decades: Live in Buenos Aires” Blu-Ray after giving it a very favorable…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BLACK SWAMP WATER Share Single “Endless War” From Forthcoming Album “Awakening”

“Endless War” is the third single from BLACK SWAMP WATER’s upcoming third album “Awakening”, which will be released on Mighty Music in August. “Endless War” is hard, brutal and thrashy – all classic metal traits that the dystopic horror universe of the music video supports to full extent. New music genres are created for marketing purposes. When you define a style with a pompous name, you create an “audience” which a band can apply to when claiming that musical genre. However, the audience eventually realizes the gimmick and gets fed up with all the bands playing the same music with…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TRANSPORT LEAGUE Drop Video for Single “March, Kiss, Die” Featuring SAL ABRUSCATO

“March, Kiss, Die” is the new single from Swedish groove metal mammoths TRANSPORT LEAGUE, featuring Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative) on guest vocals. The history speaks for itself. The management to control, the incentive to gain individual profit has its tentacles spread from left to right. Campaign of fear permeates and leads the decimated against each other. It’s time to March, Kiss, Die. Transport League will be releasing their new album, entitled “Kaiserschnitt”, this Summer via Mighty Music. Vocalist & guitarist Tony Jelencovich states: “After our previous European tour we did as support to A Pale…

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SONIC BRIEFS: New albums by Caligonaut, Texel & Tom Doncourt and Mattias Olsson

Caligonaut – Magnified as Giants Chalk this up as one of 2021’s unexpected surprises coming out of nowhere. While Ole Michael Bjørndal may already be known to a few through his work with Oak and Airbag/Bjorn Riis, this solo debut will put his Caligonaut project on the map, even as its meaning is translated to “traveler of the mist”. That these four Bjørndal pieces bear a similar resemblance to fellow Norwegian band Wobbler should come as no surprise – several of that band’s members support his vocal and guitar work throughout the album. Wobbler bassist Kristian Hultgren plays a foundational…