AMA (Ask Metal Anything) – March 2020

For years now Eden and I have attempted different strategies for taking our extensive and passionate community of readers, musicians, and people involved in the music industry as a whole and opening up channels of direct communication, both between us and our readership and between readers themselves. Most of those attempts haven’t gone very far. However, with so many people around the world forced to remain indoors and seeking refuge and comfort online amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided that now was a perfect time to give it another go. So a couple of weeks ago we created a community…

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Brian Fallon – Local Honey

“21 Days” ‘til I don’t miss you sure takes on a new meaning these days, doesn’t it? That said, Brian Fallon waiting until almost the perfect time until we were all nostalgic for exes we didn’t know we needed or wanted seems like the thing to do with his latest album. “Set me on fire and I did a lot of burning” from “I Don’t Mind (If I’m With You)” seems like a perfect sentiment for solitary penance as this album cascades from one song to another. That penance seems to lie at the heart of Local Honey, the latest…

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Release Day Roundup – 3/27/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Head Out On An “Exodus” With A New Track From Aesthesys

I was just telling my friends how what I needed now, what I’ve come to rely on during this quarantine, is the kind of electronic, groovy, powerfully direct post-rock that I like most. And lo and behold, Aesthesys are back with a new track from their upcoming album, Alignments, which is set for release on May 28th. If you don’t remember who Aesthesys are, first of all: shame on you. Secondly, let me remind you. We first premiered a track from them two years ago, from their brilliant release Achromata. There, we mentioned how beautifully touching their combination between strings,…

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