Threshold: For The Journey

The loss of a band member can be not only emotionally taxing, but also a crucial turning point for a band’s future. Following the passing of singer Andrew McDermott, UK progressive metal band, Threshold, have musically recovered with the release of their second studio album since the reemergence of their …

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Bryan Ferry: Avonmore

Bryan Ferry is no stranger to music whatsoever, considering he’s been active since the early ‘70s. He rose to fame through his role as the lead singer and songwriter for Roxy Music, a popular band in the UK. Along with his work in the band, he has developed his solo …

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Trapt: The Acoustic Collection

Trapt is probably the last band you’d expect to put out an acoustic album. Trapt, the band that debuted in 2002 with the anthem for thousands of angry teenagers, “Headstrong.” Trapt, the band that’s been mislabeled as Linkin Park enough times to spawn intense YouTube debates. That being said, Trapt …

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Overkill: White Devil Armory

Longevity is something to be praised in the music industry. With trends and popular styles of music consistently changing it can be difficult to stay relevant, yet some artists are able to flourish within it. Continuing their long run of 30 years in the music business, well-known thrash metal band …

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Hollands: Restless Youth

John-Paul and Jannina Norpoth make up musical group Hollands. Record titles can be a strong clue as to what to expect from an album; their third and newest release—aptly titled Restless Youth—features a range of sounds and instruments that truly coincide with its name.

Hollands have taken rock instruments, …

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The Birthday Massacre: Superstition

This 10-track disc by Canadian goth-rock sextet The Birthday Massacre represents their sixth release. It lives up to the hopes of those who have come to expect gorgeous, dark-themed female vocals by lead singer Chibi, delicious minor-key melodies and symphonic elements realized through heavy, down-tuned bass and guitar as well …

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Radio Riddler: Purple Reggae

In a show of tribute to Prince and the 30th anniversary of his critically acclaimed album Purple Rain, English reggae duo Radio Riddler have released an album, entitled Purple Reggae. This album not only features a track-for-track cover of Purple Rain, but also contains several collaborations with …

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Young Tongue: Death Rattle

After six years releasing music as The Baker Family, this indie rock group has renamed themselves Young Tongue, and following the release of their EP earlier this year, have now produced their debut full-length album. The band consists of five members including wife and husband duo Liz and Stu Baker, …

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The Wild Beyond: The Wild Beyond

Ever since rock ‘n’ roll hit the mainstream radio, there’s been an air of chaos surrounding it—chaos that shakes up the pop world. It’s dark and thoughtful, yet loud and outspoken, and that mindset has been keeping it alive all these years. This same mindset is what makes The Wild …

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Brian Lopez: Static Noise

After a two-year-long writing process to follow up his debut album, Ultra, singer-songwriter Brian Lopez is back with the release of his latest record, Static Noise. Lopez takes on a different approach this time around, resulting in a more focused and fluid album. Rather than recording with over-edited, …

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