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An Interview with ARKHUM

You’ve got to start somewhere. Some bands will record four or five albums, go on hundreds of tour dates, and still wind up being doomed to obscurity. This doesn’t seem likely to happen to death metal-heads ARKHUM, who started out in 2006 and after relentlessly tuning their sound, began to record their first full-length. Anno […]

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Winds of Plague – “Against The World” – Album Review

If there is one thing that Winds of Plague excels at, it is continuously blurring the lines between metal and hardcore. Their new album Against The World is another showing of how well they can accomplish this. The six-piece hailing from California shows that, though uncommon, symphonic elements can be successfully presented in a deathcore […]

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OFF! – SXSW Photo Gallery and Review at Mess with Texas Party

I had mentioned in our previous post, Mess With Texas SXSW 2011 Photos, that OFF! was one of the best performances at the event. It was our second time catching them live at SXSW (we also caught them at Emo’s with Bad Brains). If you still don’t know about the hardcore punk supergroup that is, […]

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California Metalfest V: As I Lay Dying, Attila The Hun, Born of Osiris, Suicide Silence, Winds of Plague & More – Photos & Review

(As I Lay Dying) Thirty hardcore and metal acts joined forces this past Saturday, March 19, 2011 to present fans with approximately twelve straight hours of head-banging goodness. Taking place at the Grove in Anaheim, a two-stage presentation of some of the most popular bands in the genre was met with raised fists and throaty […]

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