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Usurper – Lords Of The Permafrost

Chicago based Usurper return with their sixth full length album, Lords Of The Permafrost. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, the band were formed in 1993 and share their name with another Death Metal band from Atlanta who split up around 1990. What hit me straight away in track opener ‘Skull Splitter’,  is …

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AFTERMATH Release the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying)

Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying),” off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong, due out 2019 digitally via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, and European CD / Vinyl on Sleaszy Rider Records. You’ve read or heard about the phrase …

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illiterates share new video “Owl Commander”

ATLANTA/LOS ANGELES PUNKS ILLITERATES SHARE NEW SINGLE “OWL COMMANDER” AT SUBSTREAM, NEW LP MAKEOUT MOUNTAIN OUT NOW VIA BABY ROBOT RECORDS illiterates – photo by Raymond McCrea Jones. Atlanta/Los Angeles garage punks illiterates recently released their new LP Makeout Mountain via Baby Robot Records. Following the release, the band shared their new video “Owl Commander” …

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Cokegoat and Barren Heir Stream Entire New Split

Cokegoat/Barren Heir

Chicago sludge metal bands COKEGOAT and BARREN HEIR are streaming the entirety of their new split album over at Doomed and Stoned. The album consists of the four-part “Sunshine” by Cokegoat and two-part “Tracing Light” by Barren Heir. The site commented “Taken as a whole, both sides of the new split represent an impressive …

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Harm’s Way Announces North American Tour with Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose & Eternal Sleep

Harm’s Way announces North American tour with Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose & Eternal Sleep After completing an extensive North American and European trek this past summer, Chicagoan metal/hardcore unit Harm’s Way is ready to head back out on the road again this upcoming February/March, as support for Every Time I Die. …

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SOiL Announce UK / European Tour Dates 2016

SOiL Announce October / November 2016 UK and European Tour   Chicago Heavy Rockers SOiL will embark upon an extensive UK and European tour in October /November 2016. The tour will kick off on 27th October in Utrecht, Netherlands and end on 26th November in Milton Keynes, England. The tour …

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Damien Thorne “Soul Stealer” CD Out Now

DAMIEN THORNE “Soul Stealer” CD Out Now Chicago, Illinois based Metal act DAMIEN THORNE, has just released new, fifth studio album titled “Soul Stealer”. The Jackal Productions’ release includes 10 brand new songs: “Soul Stealer”, “Hell To Pay”, “Dark Mission”, “Hell Rider”, “Tortured Dreams”, “Riding To Glory”, “Salem”, “Remember The …

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Chicago – Chicago XXXVI: Now

Chicago XXXVI: Now is the first album of completely new material from the band for eight years.  As it’s the 23rd album over the course of 47 years from the soft-rock giants (36th if you include live albums and compilations), then it’s safe to say that nobody is expecting anything …

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Bones – Sons of Sleaze (Album Review)

Bones first started playing together in Chicago thrash band Usurper. After Usurpers demise Jon and Joe started jamming in 2009. Chris joined later that year and Bones was disgorged upon us!

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Scythe – Subterranean Steel

Scythe is a three-piece heavy metal outfit from Chicago which was founded by former Usurper front man Rick Scythe in 2010. Old school in their approach, they state on their official website that their sound “incorporates the style of 80’s thrash/black/speed metal, combined with elements of dark atmosphere, classic heavy metal …

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