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CD Review: A Breach Of Silence - 'The Darkest Road'

October 20th, 2014 7:15pm EDT
CD Review: A Breach Of Silence - 'The Darkest Road'
With crisp production and perfect structures, A Breach Of Silence’s The Darkest Road is as much Killswitch Engage as it is Avenged Sevenfold, combining a dazzling array of all things heavy from thrash to power to (old school) metalcore; an album rife with unrelenting monsters and beastly stomping thrashers that rarely, if ever, take their foot off the gas (“The Darkest Road,” “Hang Em High,” “In Reality We Trust”). Shredding opener “TPNE” aka “The Party Never Ends” proves Attila isn’t the only band in town with the party game locked down, while The Darkest Road spews forth pinpoint blast be...
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CD Review: Artifex Pereo - "Time In Place" (Tooth & Nail)

October 20th, 2014 7:10pm EDT
CD Review: Artifex Pereo - "Time In Place" (Tooth & Nail)
Artifex Pereo’s, culled from a quote from Roman Emperor Nero, Time In Place is avant-garde, dynamic and truly unique. This album is a veritable aural melting pot, evidenced by album opener “No Stranger To Worry,” combining evolving, unpredictable time signatures, progressive vocals, a fondness of theatrics, and layered, fluid guitars. Chances are the end product is something totally different from everything else you’re currently listening to. “Hands of Penance,” which presents what the rest of the album doesn’t – discernable song structures, stands as a straight forward beacon, a buoy, amo...
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2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed And More

October 9th, 2014 10:09am EDT
2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, N
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations have been announced and once again, the eclectic group of musicians is not without its dark horses.

Making the cutoff just before the 25 year mark, both Green Day and Nine Inch Nails were nominated. The debut albums for both artists were in 1989. Green Day's debut EP "1,000 Hours" came out in April 1989, and Nine Inch Nails’ first album "Pretty Hate Machine" was released in October of 1989.

Also in the running for a prestigious spot in the Rock Hall are N.W.A, The Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, ...
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Founding Member Malcolm Young Leaves AC/DC Due To Illness, Nephew Replaces Him In Lineup

September 25th, 2014 10:26am EDT
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Malcolm Young, rhythm guitar player and founding member of heavy metal band AC/DC, will no longer be playing with the band due to a serious illness.

The Australian band released a statement on their website that Young would be replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, in a subsequent world tour.

"Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band," the statement said. "AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of 'Rock or Bust' in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will...
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Godsmack And Spoon Lead New Albums: This Week In Music

August 5th, 2014 9:00am EDT
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Summer 2014, sadly, remains a lethargic time for new music. July definitely didn’t give folks much reason to pull out their billfolds or redeem those handy-dandy iTunes cards to purchase a full album. Honestly, everyone should be thanking 5 Seconds of Summer for providing a lift with their self-titled debut.

This first week in August isn’t exactly ‘hot’ either (still talking about albums here of course), but as The Temptations once sung, “beauty’s only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah!” While the industry could stand that Taylor Swift sized release about now, a pop compilation (Now 51) and ...
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CD Review: Outline In Color - 'Masks' (Standby Records)

June 28th, 2014 3:11pm EDT
CD Review: Outline In Color - 'Masks' (Standby Records)
Exploding out of the blocks is Outline In Color’s latest, Masks, thanks to caustic opening salvo “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” a searing array of djent-rooted, stilted staccato riffs, blistering percussions, spiraling hooks, and Issues-esque vocals that can stop and turn on a dime (shout out to K.C. Simonsen and Trevor Tatro). Masks features its fair share of familiar metalcore we’ve surely all heard before (“Pick Your Poison,” “55,” “Con Artist Culture Vs. Pax Americana”), but there are more than enough above-average instances smattered about (the overarching, grandiose “Beaut...
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Pearl Jam 'Lets It Go' In Milan

June 23rd, 2014 4:00pm EDT
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Pearl Jam is one of those bands that has international renown across the world. They have global fame and fans world round - which is, interestingly enough, a common trait they share with another entertainment superpower; Walt Disney Studios. It just so happened that last Friday night (6/20/14) those two worlds collided.

During their tour in Milan, Italy, frontman Eddie Vedder transitioned from the song 'Daughter' into a short rock-rendition of 'Let It Go' originally sung by Idina Menzel in Disney's smash hit, Frozen. Needless to say, it was a completely different experience at a Pearl Jam...
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The 10 Most Powerful Frontmen In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock

June 14th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Powerful Frontmen In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock
Amazing performers, distinctive voices, memorable style and working with a ‘metal’ band (not hard rock, grunge, punk or hardcore); these are the criteria for becoming one of the ten most powerful frontmen in heavy metal and hard rock. These performers not only lead their band on stage, they command a presence that is undeniable to fans who have been lucky enough to catch them live. Some are no longer here, some are a little long in the tooth, but their contribution to their genre will always be felt.

1. Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, Elf)

Dio is credited...
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Lead Singer Of Staind Calls-Out Concert Goers For Molesting A 15 Year Old Girl

June 2nd, 2014 4:13pm EDT
Lead Singer Of Staind Calls-Out Concert Goers For Molesting A 15
WARNING : PROFANITY

Lead singer of hard rock band Staind, Aaron Lewis stopped a concert mid-song to call out some handsy concert attendees who were getting out of control with a young crowdsurfer.

The girl, reportedly 15 was being groped by older men as she crowd surfed around the pit of the stage. Lewis spotted it and decided that it was his responsibility to step in.

"Alright, listen up, you f**king a**holes. That f**king girl right there is, like, 15 f**king years old and you f**king pieces of sh*t are molesting her while she's on the f**king crowd. Your f**king mothers should be as...
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Intellectual Rocker Wes Cage Prepares To Release First Solo Album

June 1st, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Intellectual Rocker Wes Cage Prepares To Release First Solo Albu
In 2014, Wes Cage is blazing his own trail. The musician and actor is preparing his very first solo album as we speak, striving to cement his unique identity as an artist. He's also a devoted husband and family man - Wes and his wife Danielle are expecting their first child - and a little bit spiritual, too. BFTV connected with Wes to get his take on music and on life before his new music hits our ears later this year.

"Music is my passion, along with thespian arts," he told us. "And I do it in order to empower others, just like music empowered me. It's really a gift." And he wants to disp...
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