Monday, December 30, 2013
It's crazy that Moth's album Endlessly In Motion is about a year old now. Most bands go through a two year cycle on releases, but that's not stopping Moth who are hard at work on a new release. The band recently pushed out a 2 minute vocal recording video, in which you can hear vocalist Benton McKibben tracking some sweet new vocals, among other funny bits.
I missed last week's Band Of The Week, because of the holiday's happening, I was busy, but being that internet traffic slows during holidays i felt it might be a bit unfair to the next showcased group. So Reflections enjoyed some extra time in the spot, but this week brings in a new beast. This group I have Spotify to thank for. Spotify's discover function is a pretty average system at best, often making weird comparisons between bands, but every once in a while it absolutely nails things I'll like on the head. The Walking Dead Orchestra stood out to me as a fan of the show, but their music really has nothing to to do with the show, which is fine because the music is absolutely killer.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
2013 is almost over and the Djent movement is only getting bigger. There's still plenty of Djent haters out there and plenty who still think it's a trend, but regardless of that bands press on and new bands form all the time. Reflections is a fairly new band, formed in 2010, but they've made some solid steps with their music and they are easily on the list for the good side of Djent bands.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
August Burns Red is already well known for being one of the best Metalcore acts ever, but they've also gained fame for their excellent instrumental Christmas song covers, which have been in film trailers among other things. The band had been releasing a track or two every year, but last year released an entire album of song, which as awesome as it is it did leave some to wonder if they'll do another song since they tackled a great bunch with this album. Thankfully they kept it up and have released a cover version of 'Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy' which will be included with fresh copies of their holiday album.
(Update: It appears that Spotify only has Deprive up. Not sure if Black Earth Child will appear later or not.)
Disfiguring The Goddess was already set to release an album today entitled Deprive, the album art for which you can see above, but on top of that release Cameron Argon, the mastermind behind the band released a second album entitled Black Earth Child.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The world unfortunately has no shortage of dickish people. Tour life is already tough enough, but it seems Norma Jean was robbed on a day off in Chicago. The thief/thieves broke a window on their van and took a bunch of personal items and cash and all around just ruined the day. The band understands they aren't the only band this has happened to and seem to be really humble about the situation and aren't trying to take donations from fans or anything like that. Just asking that people buy merch if they want to help out.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Man, Ironclad/Machinations has been out for upwards of a year now. Pretty insane right? I love the album(s) and you should too. Anyhoo. I haven't reported anything from the band in a while but now we have HUGE news. They've got a new music video, and prepare yourself, it might just blow your mind. Can you smell what the Arbiter is cooking?
I generally try to go with lesser known bands for this article because I like to showcase the guys who aren't getting the attention they deserve. I Killed Everyone isn't the smallest band ever (they've got a solid number of likes on Facebook at 53k with a nice fanbase) but they aren't on the same level as Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, and Chelsea Grin in terms of prominence.