After almost two decades, Failure return from a Fantastic Planet and offer an introspective theme filled with guitar effects and ambiance.     Text Review: Picking up from where you left off can sometimes be difficult when regarding music, especially when your last proof of work was 19 years ago.  …

Time to lose some followers! Our nation has seen a lot this month. Hate crimes. Equality laws. Jurassic World. It’s been an intense and memorable June. So, here’s what I feel, and I do have a reason for writing all this. My religious beliefs have caused a lot of negative …

Buddy Nielsen and company return and dive deep into personal exploration with their sixth full album.   Text Review: Adding too many elements to your style can sometimes over complicate the final result.  When making a good soup sometimes only three or four ingredients can make everything work, while overloading …

Benjamin Burnley returns with a new lineup, returned passion and makes failure sound like a good thing.   Text Review: Some musicians have a rabid die-hard fanbase who will ALWAYS come flooding back no matter how long the wait or circumstances.  Bands like Tool and Faith No More are perfect …

St. Anger is the patron saint of sucking.

Iceland’s indie rock sensation return from 2012’s massive success to bring their sophomore album Beneath The Skin.  Just how much of a mark will this album leave?   Text Review: Back in 2012, no one could have predicted the massive success of the indie folk rock group from Iceland.  Of …

The rock world gets gritty and low with Brooklyn’s Highly Suspect and there “No F’s Given” attitude.   Text Review: Low and soulful blues rock is a style that is NOT focused on in the current radio scene.  The only time you can even come close to hearing anything that …

Oakland’s metal kings High On Fire offer a new light to thrash fans and a new headache to crotchety old next door neighbors.   Text Review: You will be hard-pressed to find a band more ferocious and guttural than Oakland’s High On Fire.  While many metal bands go through drastic …

The Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA has been announced with official dates and listed performers. 2015 marks the fourth year the Aftershock festival has presented today’s current and classic names in hard rock and metal, and this year continues the tradition with Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, …

A series looking at my all time favorite albums.  This video is dedicated to 2005’s Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta.

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