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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Housecore Horror Film Festival was quite the success last year. This Phil Anselmo curated event immediately garnered special attention from the metal world. This was to be the festivals second edition, and it was poised to be bigger than ever. Four days of metal thrashing fun, Housecore proved to be quite the success. However I...

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This is Hardcore 2014 on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

The following is a review of day 3 of 2014’s This Is Hardcore Festival. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. So now it was time for Saturday at This is Hardcore, what a day, perhaps the day where we might find that piece of the American dream that the festival had been hinting at for the...

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"Deep Fantasy" by White Lung on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Follow the trail of gun powder to White Lung’s “Deep Fantasy”

Deep Fantasy by White Lung takes off like a burning trail of black gun powder leading to a sonic bomb blast. It’s 22 minutes–a quick toxic burn over the horizon–ten crushing songs of grating, apocalyptic punk rock, each under three minutes long. No seconds are spared. “Drown With The Monster” cracks open the album with...

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Thee Oh Sees Get Surfedelic on Return album, Drop

The hiatus lasted four months. Last December Thee Oh Sees leader John Dwyer announced at a show on their home turf, San Francisco, they were taking an indefinite break. Maybe Dwyer’s mind scales time differently. On April 19 Thee Oh Sees released their eighth album, Drop on Castle Face Records. It comes almost one year...

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Iggy And The Stooges Release Fun But Mixed Offering With “Ready To Die”

Iggy and the Stooges “Ready to Die” has to be one of the most anticipated rock releases of 2013, and the reuniting of Iggy Pop and guitarist James Williamson has been much talked about. The album is meant to be more of a snapshot for where the group is right now as opposed to any...

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Exclusive Interview with Chicago Punk Rockers Warhellride

Warhellride is a Chicago based punk rock/rock quartet working hard to inject some fast-paced aggression…and serious good times into a city in much need of it. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, guys. Please tell us about your new CD release “Without Anchors” EP and what people can expect from it. Without Anchors is a collection...

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Punk Band Digital Royalty release “Homosexual”

Digital Royalty are an alternative/experimental band from Chicago, Illinois who are a punk band at heart. Unlike many punk rock acts, they thoroughly embrace the internet as a tool to promote themselves, and they take it one step further by writing songs based on internet memes, for example. The track sent to me today is...

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Grey Grace bring fast punk rock to Indonesia

It’s inspiring to witness the popularity of rock in all it’s many incarnations worldwide. Punk rock and heavy metal, in particular, have made a huge impact on the youth in some unlikely places where the governments would rather not deal with that kind of aggression. Grey Grace, a punk/rock/hardcore band hailing from Tangerang, Indonesia, is...

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My chat with political punk rockers Last Shot Fired

  Today I connected with Mike & Roxy from the politically charged punk rock band Last Shot Fired. Don’t let the term “politically charged” scare you away, kids. This band is also catchy as hell, and they know how to write serious hooks. If more bands could infuse some intelligence in their writing, perhaps…well, there’s...

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