EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Massachusetts Alternative/Prog-Rock Quartet I Was Awake Has The Cure For What Ails You In New Video for “Collectors”

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing I Was Awake twice to date. The first time was with Appalaches, Deer Leap and West Meets Wess at an ultra-dive basement bar in Boston that misspelled the former band as “Apple Ashes” on their show flyer, and featured an often-sleeping sound guy sporting…

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Concert Review: Vader, Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity, Vitriol, Desolate at Jewel Music Venue (Manchester, NH)

New Hampshire is the fly over state of New England when it comes to noteworthy metal tours. Most bands book their New England dates at one of the countless options in Massachusetts; there are more highly frequented venues in the greater Boston/Cambridge area than the region’s other five states combined,…

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PREMIERE: Wess Meets West Explore The Self-Reflective Nature of Post-Rock with New “Monuments” Video

One of the truly enjoyable and uplifting – if underrated – post-rock records of 2018 was A Light Within the Fracture from New Haven, CT’s Wess Meets West. The past few years have seen a real increase in activity in the American post- scene, with many bands surveying build-and-release cinematic…

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