ATOMIS Indiegogo Campaign

A while back I featured the metal band ATOMIS, but I just came to find out they have an Indiegogo campaign going to help fund their debut album!

There are only 6 days left in the campaign, so you better act fast if you want to get some of the exclusive rewards, such as t-shirts, posters & paintings (which won’t be reprinted!).

-Jeff… Read more

Dream Theater – Dream Theater (Sept. 24th)

Today Dream Theater have announced that their new self-titled twelfth studio album will be released on September 24th!

I’m totally psyched for this album as A Dramatic Turn of Events was definitely one of the better Dream Theater albums in recent years, and with Mike Mangini being present for the entirety of the new album’s sessions, It’s likely that this one will be even better!

Now I know Dream Theater aren’t considered “unknown” or “underground” at this point, but when I discovered them, they were really only starting to gain the following they have today. They also helped introduce me … Read more

Prelude Final Fantasy Guitar Cover – FamilyJules7x

FamilyJules7x released a new guitar cover today for the Final Fantasy Prelude and Prologue themes, and it is EPIC! This is Jules’ third year of covering video game tunes on guitar, and this song really showcases his talent. The Prelude theme is one of my favorite Final Fantasy themes, and I’m really impressed with how Jules handled the arpeggios at the beginning. Sure it’s not perfect but it’s impressive nonetheless! Check it out below.

Subscribe to his YouTube channel for awesome guitar covers every week, and give him a like on facebook!

-Jeff… Read more

Orphaned Land – Brother (Music Video)

Orphaned Land have released yet another song, Brother, from their upcoming album All Is One. This time as a full fledged music video! The orchestration on this song is really impressive! So far I have not been disappointed with any of these new songs and each one just makes me want the album more!

Give them a like on Facebook!

-Jeff… Read more

Pilot by Michael Dermot

Minneapolis alt-rocker Michael Dermot has just released his new album Pilot. As a follow up to his 2011 Kickstarted album Distance Reawakens, Pilot really shows how much Dermot has improved. The songwriting is better, the playing is tighter, the singing is stronger and more developed, and the production sounds great!

I’ve been a personal friend of Michael for years now, so I may be biased, but there’s no denying that there’s some genuine talent here. I was even given the opportunity to edit the music video for his first single No Through Road. … Read more

Tsaars give us an incredible Foreword of their potential

This melodic djenty mathcore band from Ukraine has been playing quite frequently in my ears these past months, when they released a track off their album Foreword, Nightmares.

Now that their full EP is out, with 3 songs along with their instrumental counterparts, and an aptly named entracte. They have two guest singers, who are both incredibly good: Sam Gitiban of Novållo and Jordan Ibarra of Aristeia, as well as their own singer, who sounds really great, too!

The album is relentless, fast, heavy, technical, and melodic while retaining some dissonant chords and harmonies.

Get that awesome album for … Read more

Seduce the Heaven – Field of Dreams

A preview of the album can be streamed from Souncloud:

SeducetheHeaven

What could be the result of anundetermined blend of six of Greece’s most skilled and  qualified musicians when they are put together in a band? Well, that can be easily summed up in three simple words and these are SEDUCE THE HEAVEN. This fairly new progressive metal band, has managed to built gradually a worthy reputation under its name by taking small but clever steps in order to establish their name in the (local) scene. In a time when female-fronted metal is almost a cliché, SEDUCE THE HEAVEN came as … Read more

Vanisher – Unbound (2012)

Listen to this while you read!

Okay, I know this album doesn’t showcase any harsh vocals, so you can call this fake and gay and not listen to it… but you’d miss on some true jewel, not that jewels are that manly, in fact they aren’t, at all… but Vanisher’s Unbound is truly beautiful, driving, and leaves a permanent mark in your mind. Like a real beautiful piece of jewelry.

Okay, I should be burned for using such a cliché.

Unbound will make emotions flow through your mind as if you lived them. Thanks to Justin Reich at vocals for … Read more