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Earlier this year, we got word that Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo had been officially recruited as the new vocalist of From First To Last, Tampa, Florida’s resident post-hardcore act.

After the news landed in April, there were literally dozens of fans worldwide anxiously awaiting what Spencer might sound like with this new act, after having his voice so heavily proliferated with Periphery. The wait is over, however!

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It’s easy to forget, from the spectator side, that being in a band is a very demanding thing in areas that are sometimes invisible to listeners: constant rehearsing, loading in gear, team chemistry and constant movement are only a few of the challenges facing aspiring musicians everywhere. It often happens that when a certain field fails, a member must leave or the group disband all together. Today, Intervals announced that they would be parting ways with their excellent vocalist, Mike Semesky, and start auditioning for his replacement. Head on over the jump for the full release.

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We have probably all looked for shapes in the clouds and tried to point them out to our friends and family. Soundgarden takes it a step further in their new video for “Storm” released last month, pulling Rorschach-ish inkblots and elaborate mirrored images straight out of cloud-and-smoke backdrops. It definitely gets a little eerie.

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April 24th, 2015 will mark one century since the Armenian Genocide. System Of A Down—well-known for being politically active and passionate about social justice—have planned a tour to honor those who were victims of one of the most studied and discussed holocausts in history. The band humbly ask their fans, “Please join us in bringing justice to this cause.” It’s easy to have a deep respect for musicians who practice what they preach.

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bandhappy-are-died

Bandhappy is, or rather was, a music education marketplace where you could find some of your favorite musicians and get tailored lessons from them, either online or on the road if they were offering. Unfortunately, Bandhappy founder and Periphery drummer Matt Halpern has decided to shut down the service citing the time-consuming nature of being a part of Periphery.

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Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jay aka Johnny Wore Black

Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jay aka Johnny Wore Black

You’ve just convinced one of the best known bassists in metal to collaborate with you on your new record. So what are you (really) listening to? The answers after the jump.

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two-weeksThe Thanksgiving holidays are upon us and all the mirth has put us a week behind on our review of our reviews. The Last Two Weeks in Reviews after the jump.

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relapse 25 years

CALLED IT. Vinyl nerds shall rejoice further, as Relapse Records have announced plans to expand their recent trend of re-releasing high-profile out-of-print albums from their back catalog of releases. No more scavenging eBay for a reasonably priced copy of Miss Machine!

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letlive. Fuck Death

letlive. are arguably one of the most interesting bands of the last few years, so naturally they understand that their fanbase is rabid and anxiously awaiting new material from them, even if it is only just a small taste. The benevolent band have decided to let us silently observe and absorb a small piece of their new album through a video posted to their Facebook. You can check out that video after the jump.

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Northlane 2014

After months of waiting, we finally have both the identity of Northlane‘s new vocalist and his debut song with the band, entitled ‘Rot’. The man behind the mic is named Marcus Ridge and he does a more than competent job on this new track. Don’t just take my word for it, though. Check out ‘Rot’ after the jump.

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