Volumes – The Concept of Dreaming

Volumes The Concept Of Dreaming 01. Two-One 02. Wormholes 03. Through the Trees 04. Starstruck 05. Intake 06. Gateways This review has been a long time coming, and I wish I had gotten to it sooner. But with a full-release scheduled for this year, a late review of their EP…

Jeff Loomis and Van Williams Leave Nevermore

That’s right, guys. Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have departed from Nevermore. I guess this would explain them dropping off of the Symphony-X tour. Here’s the skinny: “In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our…

Mark Hawkins Plays Grandpa’s Guitars

Our good friend Mark Hawkins (Of Soul Cycle, Assimilated Mind Phase, and Robots Pulling Levers) has recently released a solo album—appropriately titled Grandpa’s Guitars—that consists of mostly acoustic material, and boy does it shred more than any acoustic album should. Grandpa’s Guitars by Mark Hawkins I can only imagine a…

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Stream Hope For The Dying’s New Album!

A few days ago, we became aware of this up and coming progressive metalcore band Hope For The Dying and spread the word around. Now, their sophomore album Dissimulation is available for streaming on Facebook, and it’s pretty sweet. The best way I can describe it is in the ballpark…

All Hail The Trox

(“Our fearless leader, Killtrox”) So here’s a pretty cool compilation/side project. Killtrox And The Motherships is composed of vocalist Micah Kinard (Oh, Sleeper), guitarist Zack Ordway (Sky Eats Airplane), and drummer Travis Orbin (also of Sky Eats Airplane, and and ex-Periphery member too). The band are writing the music/lyrics from…

Best of British: Mishkin

Mighty Mishkin from Leeds are a five piece – I don’t know, post-hardcore? – band with an already impressive past, as well as a bright future. They’ve toured a whole bunch, both in supporting roles and at the top of the bill, including some big shows in China of all…