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Selby Rodriguez

A Wisconsinite adjusting to life on the East Coast. Lover of music, mother of cats, and avid drinker of beer.

Interview: CJ Ridings from Big Jesus

It’s not often that a new band is able to mix elements of alternative, punk, and metal into a sound that is not only cohesive, but also has potential. Play it too soft, and you’re removing yourself from the rock genre entirely (while still somehow being too “hard” to fit …

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Interview: Tony West from Blacklist Union

Please note: The heavy nature of some of the subjects discussed could trigger survivors of childhood abuse. Childhood abuse is an all too familiar story in today’s society, whether it’s physical, sexual, psychological, or any number/combination of categories in nature. It is difficult to say exactly how many children are …

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Interview: Michael Tyrrell

Ask any music lover, and they’ll tell you that music is an intimately powerful thing. Meticulous lyrics, a singer whose voice elicits goose bumps, a guitar solo soaring to new heights, and more have the ability to affect the listener’s mood. In fact, the ability to emotionally move fans is …

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Interview: Dez Fafara from DevilDriver

Dez Fafara is known for his powerful vocals, tireless work ethic, and down-to-earth personality. These qualities, partnered with the success of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber, have helped solidify a reputation for excellence in today’s metal industry. With the release of the brutally honest Trust No One (Rocked review here) and …

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EP Review: Vidian – A Piece of the End

Vidian dropped a four-track EP today (May 25th) via Arachnophobia Records following 2015’s Transgressing the Horizon. Titled A Piece of the End, the EP declares that not only is this Polish quintet unafraid of experimentation, they welcome it. As a whole, A Piece of the End represents a sludge-, noise …

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Interview: Christie Oakes/Bella D

In two short weeks, Bella D is set to transcend her dystopian, steam/cyberpunk world with a performance at NYC’s Carroll Place alongside drummer, Charlie Zeleny (DRMAGN). The brainchild of Christie Oakes, The Crystal Ceiling (out May 13th) weaves Bella D’s story of perseverance in a hostile world. Once escaped from …

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Album Review: Mindshift – Horizon

Composed of guitarist, Johan Lund; vocalist, Marcus ‘Mao’ Uggla; and drummer, Fabien ‘Fabz’ Perreau; Mindshift released their second full-length album on April 29th via Eclipse Records. Consisting of 15 brutal tracks, Horizon is a mixture of melodic metal and metalcore—pairing quite well with the album’s theme. As Mao explains in …

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Album Review: Nemesea – Uprising

Dutch trio, Nemesea is known for not being afraid of playing with their sound. Their latest release, Uprise (out April 29th via Napalm Records) is no exception. Only in this iteration, the band takes their distinct blend of alternative rock/electronica—first introduced in 2007’s In Control and then mastered in 2011’s …

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