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by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – Oakland, Calif. band Machine Head recently released their eighth album titled Bloodstone and Diamonds. The first album to feature new bassist, Jared MacEachern, is already receiving rave reviews from fans, fellow musicians and the entire music [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Hungarian groove merchants Ektomorf are back with a new studio album, their ninth overall, titled Retribution. Once again the band has enlisted producer/engineer Tue Madsen, and once again they’ve delivered a thick, grooving, angry [...]
by Chris A. – Photojournalist – As the volume on this disc’s opening cut, “Levitation” slowly and almost menacingly rises; the intensity level goes off the scale. It’s a perfect opening song. It sucks you into the vibe and the buildup is awesome. That’s typical of [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Turning Maybes Into Reality is the debut release from Italian groove metal band Rhope, and this CD is definitely not a “maybe.” The Milan-based quartet delivers heavy and intense music combining elements of groove metal, metal-core, thrash and pure heavy metal [...]