PHOTOS: Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial—November 16th, 2016 @ Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD

2016 has been quite the busy year for the Sumerian Records roster. The 10 Years in the Black Tour, featuring Bad Omens, Upon a Burning Body, After the Burial, I See Stars, Born of Osiris, and Asking Alexandria, was the final leg of Sumerian’s year-long series of tours celebrating the…

Issues – Issues

There’s nothing inherently wrong with using downtuned guitars to write catchy and heartfelt music with soaring vocal hooks, so long as you do it with some intelligence and creativity. Issues is one such band that openly embraces the pop metal tag, but ultimately fails at creating a fun or interesting listening experience on their self-titled debut.

On Extended Ranges and Low Tunings

Right off the bat, let me make it clear that I own, and play in a legitimate context, a 9 string guitar. So you probably know why I’m here. Over the past few days, Agile announced a 10 string guitar, Etherial guitars announced my custom 9-string guitar (above), and death/grind…