Through Solace “The World On Standby”

Screamo metalcore bands generally have a lack of middle ground.  Either you like the genre and you’re into it, or you want to drag the singer out back and shoot him in the head.  Oddly enough, Through Solace have managed to fall somewhat dead-center in my mental rating scale, making …

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Starring Janet Leigh with Matt Zadkovich

Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in Starring Janet Leigh? I’m Matt Zadkovich and I play guitar in Starring Janet Leigh. SJL formed in 2003 from the remains of various other southern Ontario metal bands.  Over the years there has been a fair amount …

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Arkaea with Raymond Herrera & Jon Howard

Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in Arkaea? [Raymond Herrera] christian had worked with jon howard in the past and when it came time to work on a new project, christian was pushing for jon howard to be the singer and pat is the …

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Prong “Power Of The Damn Mixxxer”

Prong - Power Of The Damn Mixxxer

To some people, pain is stand-still traffic on a 100 degree day with a broken air conditioner.  Pain is getting a solid rectangle tattooed on either side of your rib cage.  Pain is childbirth without an epidural.  Pain is eternal torment in Hell.  I, however, have discovered the true meaning …

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Hatebreed “For The Lions”

When I was given the new Hatebreed album For The Lions to review, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I must admit: I was a very big fan of Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire-era Hatebreed, but I kind of fell off the wagon shortly afterwards.  Now, I have always …

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Top Nine Deathcore Albums

The Modern Age Slavery - Damned To Blindness

I decided I would make a random list of deathcore albums that haven’t left my iPhone for months now, and well since the deathcore scene pretty much releases 100 shitty records a week, I figured I would highlight my favorites. These are not necessarily in order my “favorite” but in …

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Paria with Dustin Treinen & Brian Craig

Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in Paria? Dustin: Back in the year 2000, John (guitar) and Corey (drums) went to high school together, but actually met when they were sacking groceries together at Baker’s. They formed a band called Splitlobe. I was also …

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Neaera with Ben Donath

Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in Neaera? Neaera was formed in 2003 and was originally intended to be a side project to another band that Stefan, Tobi and myself were active in at the time. The approach in Neaera was to try to …

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In the Midst of Lions

Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in In the Midst of Lions? All of us are originally from different parts of Missouri. The original members of Ryan, Matt, Louis, and Lance formed a band and moved to St. Louis. They were looking for a …

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Gonzales

First off, thank you guys for taking the time to answer a few of our questions. Seems like this year has been really big for you guys. Check Mate is causing quite a buzz and has been met with high praise. Did you guys think that the album was going …

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