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EP Review: Alastor – Black Magic (Out March 24)

If informative, story-driven EPKs have become the primary method for garnering traction, then let Swedish doom connoisseurs Alastor defy that practice. Little is disclosed about the quartet. “H” and “J” comprise the guitar work, while singer/bassist “R” and drummer “S” keep the back beat. To top it off, Alastor’s mere …

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Interview: Chris Mclelland of Nominee on ‘Drag Me Out,’ coping with bipolar disorder

At the forefront of modern post-hardcore, Nominee stands undeterred. The Texas-based band incorporates bare-bones alternative grit with dark thematic sensibilities, both elements utilized in a surprisingly uplifting pace. Their most recent release is Drag Me Out, a conceptual EP centering around front man Chris Mclelland’s temerity amidst a crippling bipolar …

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Album Review: Devilskin – Be Like the River

Six years onward, New Zealand’s Devilskin has proven a substantial asset in the mainstream rock realm. Their debut album, We Rise, climbed to platinum status last year, having steadily maintained the #1 position on both the Album and Kiwi Artist Album charts. But behind such surefire success lies something unbreakable—familial …

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Interview with Jimmy Reeves of Sunndrug

Yesterday, Virginia Beach quintet Sunndrug released their debut album, Exit Wounds. Fans may recognize three of the band’s personnel—Jimmy Reeves, Chris Raines and Matt Beck—all of whom originated in Spitfire, a metalcore outfit popular at the start of the millennium. Sunndrug, by contrast, is a less stringent rock variant, bolstering …

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