Hey! Listen to Blood Command!

Bergen’s Blood Command are one of those bands who should be way bigger than they are. Bill gave them a favorable shout-out in his most recent punk round-up, but the band remain a relatively uncelebrated quantity, especially when compared with the quality and consistency – not to mention the sheer…

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Hey! Listen to Sketchwork!

I still feel like there’s a space for more bands in the area between mathrock and pop punk, alongside Tiny Moving Parts for example. Luckily, it seems like I’m not the nly person who feels that way; Sketchshow feel the same. These Southhampton younglings deal in a high energy, high fusion version of mathrock that immediately echoes the promise of The Marmozets. Their recently released EP, Patchwork, is an exploration of the giddy power of the blend between complex music and a decidedly punk mentality and approach.

Release Day Roundup – 1/26/18

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…

Slyde – Back Again

It’s a good time to be a progressive metal fan. We’ve already mentioned the momentum that seems to be possessing the sub-community, leading to many a masterful release in the past few years. However, the true mark of a scene in bloom is new artists; veterans reiterating on their craft, even if they reinvent themselves while doing so, isn’t quite enough. After all, Haken or Caligula’s Horse aren’t exactly new comers anymore; is there a next generation that might good on the promise of the past few years? How about Slyde? While Back Again isn’t their debut release, it’s an impressive step forward/return to form for these Canadian bright-eyed musicians and stands to solidify their name is one of the more promising ventures in the increasingly prolific progressive metal scene.

Stream Marmozets’ Debut Album, ‘The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets’

This one has been a long time coming. Marmozets have been sweeping stages and ears by storm with assorted singles, captivating live performances and buckets of un-containable energy. Mixing math rock sensibilities most reminiscent of The Dillinger Escape Plan at their most melodic with insanely varied hardcore/pop punk vocals that move between screams and sweet…

Marmozets Captivate You

Formulas are double edged swords. On one hand, they serve to make an artist memorable and iconic. On the other, they can quickly grow stale, especially when established prior to any major release. Keeping this in mind, we approach the new single released by Marmozets, a band that has their own…