TOP TEN TREASURES – 2016 Rock Albums

Time has passed quickly as the world has spun almost its allotted 365 times around the sun and rock music has developed and changed and records have been produced that have made my heart race a bit faster. 2016 has been a bumper year for all sorts of rock genres.   The Big Three of thrash released powerful new albums and new bands brought their debuts and wore their snotty hearts on their sleeves.  The year…

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THE AGONIST – Five (Album Review)

THE AGONIST – Five (Album Review)

The Agonist is a classy Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal (Paco) Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding member Alissa White-Gluz to Arch Enemy. Both Psarakis and White-Gluz use growled and clean vocals. Originally known as The Tempest, the band adopted their current…

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THE AGONIST – Five (September 30, 2016)

THE AGONIST – Five (September 30, 2016)

Montreal Metal – a seal of approval to be reckoned with: the perfect breeding ground for bands looking for a menacing wall of sound! Next to Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre and Cryptopsy, The Agonist seem to be designed to make it all the way to the top of the extreme metal scene with their fine-tuned mixture of melodic death metal and metalcore. Five makes the elite status of the Canadian five-piece even clearer, enforcing…

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Epica Announce US Tour (News)

Epica Announce US Tour (News)

EPICA TO TOUR USA European metal masters Epica announce their return to North America this fall for the North American Principle Tour. It will be their first tour in support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle.  The band will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal band FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian Pagan warriors Arkona and The Agonist. The first three dates will see Germany’s Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. General ticket…

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