An interview with Blair Layt of A BREACH OF SILENCE in which he muses on the metal scene in Australia, his immersion in American culture, and more.

I had the opportunity to interview Blair Layt from A BREACH OF SILENCE, while they were touring with DROWNING POOL on the “Unlucky 13″ U.S. tour  this past November. Their sound is a blend of Metalcore and power metal, which they’ve dubbed Powercore. I. O.:  When did A BREACH OF SILENCE actually get together? Blair: We [...]

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The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week: 12/19/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 20, 2014

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We have eight more spectacular new songs and music videos to share with you this week.  Based on the tracks we have been getting in our inbox, it looks like the start of 2015 is going to be full of really good new album releases.  This definitely seems like it will be an exciting time [...]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 12/19/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 18, 2014

The latest heavy metal news for week of 12/19/14 featuring ANTHRAX, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, ENSLAVED, MASSACRE, AGNOSTIC FRONT, and more.

HOLY SHIT ALERT DEATH DTA TOURS regret that, due to several factors, MASSACRE will not be taking part in the “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European tour in late February/March 2015. Unfortunately, MASSACRE also had to cut their participation in the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour with DTA, OBITUARY and RIVERS OF NIHIL by one show. MASSACRE bassist [...]

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SYLOSIS Dormant Heart: Album Review

by Mike Lawrence on December 17, 2014

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The fourth album from British band, Sylosis, was the perfect choice for our first review of 2015.  It has everything necessary to kick the year off with a bang!  Crushing thrash guitars.  Check.  More than ten tracks (there are twelve).  Check.  An almost sixty minute run time.  Check.  Excellent songwriting and musicianship.  Check and check. [...]

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Sounds From The Heavy Metal Underground: 12/15/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 16, 2014

The hottest underground heavy metal for the week of 12/15/14 featuring Infestum, In the Company of Serpents, Cretin, Hujjai, Myrkur, and Dissidents.

I.O.’s RANT <begin rant> WTF is it with the “intro” track? I skip over any first track that says Intro or is less than 2 minutes long. I’m sure other reviewers do this as well. It’s like a prologue in a book. Useless. If you can’t grab me with your first song, don’t tease me [...]

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This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases: 12/16/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 16, 2014

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We have entered the doldrums of December.  Aside from a new live album from (yawn) Asking Alexandria and a few solid independent releases from the likes of Morbosidad, Pineal and others, there is not a ton of new music to check out this week.  Unfortunately next week looks ever lighter but then again that’s what [...]

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The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week: 12/12/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 12, 2014

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Due to the immense amount of new albums that will be released at the beginning of 2015, we are finally getting a huge influx of great new songs to listen to.  There were so many excellent tracks this week that it was not only incredibly difficult to narrow it to down to eight songs, but [...]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 12/12/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 11, 2014

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HISTORY LESSON: DIMEBAG DARRELL TRIBUTES One of Metal Music’s most iconic guitarists was remembered on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death on December 8, 2004. “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott, brother of Vinnie Paul, and a founding member of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, was gunned down by Nathan Gale during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa [...]

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Concert Review: SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & EXODUS

by Mike Lawrence on December 10, 2014

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I have literally never seen anything like what happened on the night of November 28, 2014 at the Worcester Palladium.  I arrived fifteen minutes before the show was to start and the line to get in was down the street and around the corner.  By the time things kicked off at 7:30, the entire venue [...]

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This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases: 12/09/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 9, 2014

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The end of 2014 has had its share of really solid new releases, which is unusual.  Most of the time labels release their good material by the beginning of November at the latest or they wait for the start of the new year.  This week features a lot of good stuff including more great Celtic [...]

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