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Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Interview: Daniel “Gumo” Reiss of GumoManiacs discusses new album, Morbid Tales of Terror

GumoManiacs continue to leave an imprint with their brand of German thrash metal, as well as their equally notable fan-friendly approach. The Regensburg, Bavaria-based band have assumed a three-piece lineup, led by singer-guitarist Daniel “Gumo” Reiss, and rounded out by brothers Robert “Hubi” and Michael “Air” Hofmann (bass and drums, …

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EP Review: Head Fake – EP3

Head Fake is an international-based project, its members hailing from London, England, New York City, New York, and Miami, Florida. Each member assumes a mononymous identity, being simply known as Michael (multi-instrumentalist), James (bassist/vocalist), and Ivan (producer). Up to this point, the trio has released three EPs: Head Fake, EP2, …

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Visions of Atlantis – ‘A Symphonic Journey To Remember’ Out Now: Interview with vocalist Clementine Delauney

On Friday, Visions of Atlantis released A Symphonic Journey to Remember, their first live album to include a DVD/Blu Ray component. The quintet’s performance, recorded at the 2019 Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany, stands out for its accompaniment by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Prague, who have only …

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