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Finch, the 5-piece from Temecula, CA, released a record over a decade ago called What It is To Burn, which received much praise and mainstream attention, but In 2006 they decided to call it quits. Years later they returned for a What It Is To Burn 10 year anniversary tour, and shortly after they announced their official comeback and a new record in the works. Through their ups and downs, Finch has seen an end and a new beginning; hoping to root-in old and new fans with their new release, Back To Oblivion. Drummer Alex Pappas discusses their recording process, their decision to record a new album and ultimately being back from oblivion.

Read the full interview here.

Shake Well Before - Woland (3/5 stars)

Heliosaga - Towers In The Distance (4/5 stars)

Worth Taking - Art Imitates Art (4/5 stars)

Photo by Joe Calixto

“I think you just hit that point where you start looking at what you do,” Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz says. “A lot of the bar for what we do is set with the record The ‘59 Sound; it was this record where we hit at the right time and something cool happened in the studio, and it was a special experience. It really resonated with people in a lot of ways. But I think one of the biggest mistakes a band can make is to consistently try to recapture something that they won’t ever capture again.”

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French experimental black/death act Emptiness is at it again, with their latest album Nothing But The Whole. It’s a definite tour-de-force of slightly bleak, yet devastating avant-garde and progressive experimentalism, complete with the same oppressive vigor that one should expect with the genre. Phorgath explained to me the history of the band and the nature of the album, as well as discussing some influences and a few unfortunate horrors on the road.

Read the full interview here.

Nightbringer - Ego Dominus Tuus (3.5/5 stars)

Texas In July - Bloodwork (4/5 stars)

1349 - Massive Cauldron of Chaos (2.5/5 stars)

Davey Suicide - World Wide Suicide (2.5/5 stars)

Trentemoller - Lost Reworks (4/5 stars)

We’re excited to bring you the exclusive stream of State Champs’ new song “If I’m Lucky.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming acoustic EP The Acoustic Things, out October 7th on Pure Noise Records.

Also, you might wanna stay tuned for our upcoming cover reveal. ;)

Listen to the new acoustic track here!

We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of Like Monroe’s new single “Roswell.” The track is the second track released from their upcoming LP Things We Think, But Never Speak, out October 14th via eOne / Good Fight.

Listen to the new track now!

Includes Rise Against, We Came As Romans, Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Of Mice & Men, Kyng, Memphis May Fire, Islander, and more!

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Photos by Ashley Mally

Overcharge - Accelerate (3.5/5 stars)

Beak - Let Time Begin (4/5 stars)

Dead Dark Slide - I Am Dead (3/5 stars)

Greensky Bluegrass - If Sorrows Swim (4/5 stars)