JONATHAN DAVIS – Black Labyrinth (Album Review)

JONATHAN DAVIS – Black Labyrinth (Album Review)

Frontman with nu-metallers Korn, Jonathan Davis has just unleashed his solo album Black Labyrinth. For 25 years he has been the focal point of Korn with his crazed vocal tones and style, his heartfelt and pained lyrics and a whole lot more. So what does he have to offer without his nu-metal brethren backing him up? “Underneath My Skin” is not a surprising start to the album, it sounds very much like Korn with a…

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Rock News, Opinion, and a HUGE Announcement – New Noize V2 ep320

Rock News, Opinion, and a HUGE Announcement – New Noize V2 ep320

We are back this week to give you our take on current rock news with New Noize V2. There are some interesting stories coming from the world of rock and we’re going to cover some of our favorites. Gibson Broke? Gibson Guitar filed for bankruptcy recently. There are a lot of armchair critics. We’re no exception. Listen this week to hear our thoughts on the decision making process of a legendary luthier. New Noize V2…

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UNPARALLELED HEIGHT – Resurgence, Vol 1 (Album Review)

UNPARALLELED HEIGHT – Resurgence, Vol 1 (Album Review)

So you like metalcore riffing and the blast beats?  You love the aggression and technical chops, but you can’t stand the Cookie Monster vocals (as The Meister would say).  Unparalleled Height (UPH) have the answer (as did the late great Affiance) – get a fantastic singer in and utilise the growling sparingly! From the outskirts of Pittsburgh, these guys have released possibly my favorite EP of the year, so far.  This EP is made up…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Two (Festival Review)

Day one of Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio had a promising start before storms rolled in and caused a lengthy delay. The skies continued to drench the area throughout the night and the morning of the second day was quite overcast, but we were hopeful that it would be a better day. Weather forecasters had been saying for some time that Saturday would be the best day weather-wise for awhile so we weren’t…

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Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Veteran tour bus driver Jeremy Owsley joins the guys this week to share some Tour Bus Tales that include the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Danzig, and many more! The son of a pedal steel player and bus driver, Jeremy was raised in the music industry. His crib was a road case, literally! Raised in the Nashville area, he was constantly surrounded by talent from all genres of music and quickly made inroads…

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Top Ten Albums of 2016 – Craig Terdich

My top albums are simply the albums that I found myself going back to listen to over and over again. My taste may not be for everyone, but that’s what is great about the music we love. You never know when something is going to catch your ear. I look to Decibel Geek to help me find new bands. So here goes from 10-1 10 – Sixx: A.M. – Prayers for the Damned   When I…

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KORN – Serenity of Suffering (Oct 21, 2016)

KORN – Serenity of Suffering (Oct 21, 2016)

American nu-metal band, Korn are issuing their 12th album on October 21, 2016, courtesy of Roadrunner Records. The 1993 formed Bakersfield California band see a membership of founding members Jonathan Davis (vocals, bagpipes), James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar), Brian “Head” Welch (guitar, backing vocals), and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), with the addition of Ray Luzier (drums), who replaced the band’s original member, David Silveria in 2007. The Serenity of Suffering is the upcoming twelfth studio album by…

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Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

In the weeks that follow the first day of Spring, you start to smell it. And I’m only partially talking about the must from airing out your pop tents. Specifically, I am talking about the smell of Festival Season.  A sublime time of year filled with 8 dollar beers, not showering for three days, absurdly slow ATM’s and of course, music.  Hard music to be on point.  First up on my personal summer festival tour is…

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Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

The Worlds Loudest Month is just a few weeks away. For those of us in the North Star state and surrounding area that means a trek to Somerset, Wisconsin for the second Annual Northern Invasion May 14th and 15th at the Somerset Ampitheater.  The follow up to the 2015 sold out event has been expanded to two days.  This year’s lineup features plenty of heavy hitters like Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Korn, and Shinedown.  And while…

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Scary Songs – Ep161

Scary Songs – Ep161

We’re back this week to (belatedly) celebrate Halloween with some of our favorite scary songs.   This week Aaron and Chris are spinning some of their favorite Scary Songs. The criteria was loose in some cases as some of these songs sound scary, some are by scary artists, and others are about scary subject matter. All in all though, it’s a solid 90 minutes of great spooky rock and metal from artists such as Type…

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