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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: Andrew Guia of Unaligned discusses ‘Inner Dimensions’, upcoming material

Unaligned is a technical death metal band led by vocalist Andrew Guia and guitarist/bassist Taylor Tidwell. While the two Florida-based musicians formed the band during the 2020 pandemic, their work ethic and creativity especially surged. The resulting effort was their debut album, Inner Dimensions, released in April of 2022, a …

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Interview: Dodge Benigian II of The Ballsbreakers discusses new album, Life In The Tundra

Back in October, Filipino outfit The Ballsbreakers released Life In The Tundra, the much-anticipated follow-up to their 2019 debut, Songs For Fredo (which made our top-ten list that year). With a wholly revamped sound and lineup, they continue along their traditionally meaty, introspective, and indeed, balls-breaking, approach. Following Life In …

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Interview: Andrew Kutner (AFTERMYFALL) discusses new EP ‘A Future Of Meaningless Tomorrows’, finding hope amidst anxiety and depression

Last Friday, Los Angeles musician/producer Andrew Kutner released A Future of Meaningless Tomorrows, his latest EP under the moniker AFTERMYFALL. Kutner’s presentation of influences, while rooted in punk, has broadened to encompass alternative rock, metalcore and electronic music, and is as balanced as it is distinctive. Following up my review …

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