Von Shakes: Bohemia

Since the release of their first EP, Almost Nobody, in March 2012, Irish rockers Von Shakes have gained momentum in their homeland and more recently, the United States. After migrating from Dublin to Brooklyn last year, they’ve been working on their debut full-length, which they recorded over the course …

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Upset: She’s Gone

Fronted by Ali Koehler, the three-piece female rock trio Upset debuted with their power-punk release, She’s Gone. Opening up with the minute and a half track “Back To School,” She’s Gone reaches out to fans of the original simplistic punk-driven melodies. With 12 songs in 30 minutes, the cuts …

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Like Like The The The Death: Cave Jenny

Though Cave Jenny only marks their second release as a band, Wisconsin’s Like Like The The The Death are far from newcomers to the world of music. The group is a small composite of Milwaukee’s rock scene, as drummer Dan Hanke is the owner of Latest Flame (the label they’re …

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Korn: The Paradigm Shift

So how’s about that riff refresh?

No strangers to criticism for straying off their original musical course, Korn have filled a critical void: Founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch returned to the band after a five-year hiatus. The band’s 11th studio release, and the first since Welch’s return, The Paradigm Shift

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Black Label Society: Unblackened

Unblackened was recorded earlier this year at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia. This two-disc compilation includes 23 songs, an interview with Zakk Wylde, and other Black Label Society bonus content. Wylde is accompanied by Chad Szeliga on drums, Nick Catanese on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals and Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano. …

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Love Crushed Velvet: Delusions

With five years in the music industry and a wealth of experience under their belt, Love Crushed Velvet are one of those groups that redefine what rock ‘n’ roll is all about. Their latest EP, Delusions, pushes the boundaries with a modern take on classic rock music that manages …

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Barton Carroll: Avery County, I’m Bound To You

Barton Carroll is the poetic voice behind earnest tunes reflecting life experiences and narrative fiction in all four of his works to date. The stories told in his latest album, Avery County, I’m Bound To You, are equally as thought provoking and twice as personal. The record takes a …

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Potty Mouth: Hell Bent

Northampton newcomers Potty Mouth have gained an unusually strong following since their formation in 2011. Though some of the members have not even reached their 20s yet and have limited to no musical experience prior to the band, they have toured up and down the East Coast, produced one EP, …

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UK Decay: New Hope For The Dead

Since the dawn of the SoCal punk revival in the early ‘90s, punk rock bands have been tagged with a mantra: Punk’s not dead. UK Decay takes the meaning to a whole new level with their fresh-off-the-press new album, New Hope For The Dead. With a long history that …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: The Speed Of Things

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. began as basement jam sessions between friends Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein, but has since risen from the basement and into the indie spotlight. Following the release of their Patterns EP and an appetizer single earlier this year, the proud Detroiters are coming forward with their …

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