The third album by hard rock tornado HELLYEAH, Band of Brothers, is gonna take the rock world by the balls and twist. It’s heavier than anything they’ve done before, more emotionally expressive, and, well, more sonically reminiscent of the bands’ past groups, Pantera, Damageplan, Mudvayne and Nothingface. “When people first heard about HELLYEAH coming out, I honestly believe this is the record they were expecting,” vocalist Chad Gray says. “It’s a jigsaw puzzle of everything we’ve done in music, and it’s the album we needed to make.”
The opening track, “War in Me” lays down the hammer right from the start with a thundering, instantly recognizable drum volley,…
All That Remains have no choice but to be honest. Ever since their formation in 1998, they’ve stayed true to themselves with each successive record. There’s no pretense. There’s no posturing. There’s no pandering. Their seventh full-length effort, A War You Cannot Win [Razor & Tie], is no exception. The Massachusetts quintet—Philip Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—unabashedly unleash tight and taut heavy metal with arena-size hooks. Defying preconceived notions, the music is as genuine as it gets, and All That Remains wouldn’t have it any other way.
NONPOINT will release its eighth studio album, “The Return”, on September 30 via Razor & Tie (one day earlier internationally via Metal Blade Records).
After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and perseverance. “The Return” remains as raw, ripping, and real as these musicians — Elias Soriano (vocals), Robb Rivera (drums), Rasheed Thomas (guitar), Adam Woloszyn (bass), and B.C. Kochmit (guitar) — get.
In February 2014, NONPOINT entered Groovemaster Studios…
SUNFLOWER DEAD hail from the Southern California Metal/Hard Rock scene and are no strangers to having their brand of music draw attention. The band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of the band rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts DROID and Two Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who have toured internationally with Buckethead and In This Moment. Their former bands have earned national recognition by touring alongside Korn, Linkin Park and the Vans Warped Tour. SUNFLOWER DEAD are no strangers to the commitment needed or drive required to win over fans with their own brand of hard rock.