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Mental Fracture Achieve Progressive Metal Heavyweight Status with Compelling “Disaccord” Debut

Mental Fracture Achieve Progressive Metal Heavyweight Status with Compelling “Disaccord” Debut Israeli purveyors of thought-provoking progressive metal & rock Mental Fracture sound united on powerful new album “Disaccord”. Fans of artists like Opeth, Leprous, Rush and Tool should find much to unwrap in this collection that showcases Mental Fracture‘s technical wizardry and wanton experimentation. The album’s high-minded lyrics and themes, coupled with...

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Virtuoso Guitarist Spencer Elliott Throws Out the Instrumental Rock and Metal Rulebook on “Torque” Single

Virtuoso Guitarist Spencer Elliott Throws Out the Instrumental Rock and Metal Rulebook on “Torque” Single West Virginia-based instrumental rock/progressive acoustic rock guitar visionary Spencer Elliott (https://www.spencerelliott.net/) is joined by Sean Sydnor (bass) and Chris Hudson (drums) on the illuminating tour-de-force of a new album “SE3”, due for April 8 release via CandyRat Records. Throughout this vibrant new release, Spencer and...

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Slip Inside the MAC As You Pass By

Slip Inside the MAC As You Pass By By ELI JACE > Arizona’s Mesa Arts Center triumphed in its first art show since the pandemic this past September. Opening night of the Fall 2021 showcase was a vaunted affair with live music, local vendors, artisans, a film showcase, and people out enjoying the night. The...

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Vancouver Artist Colin Everall Releases Instrumental Piano Versions of 3 Full Tool Albums on Youtube

Vancouver Artist Colin Everall Releases Instrumental Piano Versions of 3 Full Tool Albums on Youtube The band’s classics “Ænima”, “Lateralus” and “10,000 Days” are performed in full. We last caught up with Vancouver-based artist & musician Colin Everall (@colin.everall) shortly after he’d taken on the daunting task of arranging and performing ‘the sacred triad’ of...

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JON C. IRESON’S BEST ALBUMS OF THE 2010’S

It’s list season and a particularly abundant one as we near the end of a decade. Plenty of great music to fill many scrolls but I’ve handpicked 50  of the records that spoke to me the most over the last 10 years. With the diversity of musical output increasing exponentially with each decade, it’s become...

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Who Says There’s No Good Music Anymore? Here Are The 50 Best Albums of the 2010’s

Anyone who quips that there’s no good music anymore needs to open up and let it in. Music is more daring, experimental and free than ever, and the artists who fearlessly explore are often rewarded with appreciation from the music loving community. From edgy late-in-life releases like Bowie’s ‘blackstar’ to mind-expanding opuses like Kamasi Washington’s...

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Portland Doom Metal Group Alltar Release Dark, Destructive “Hallowed” EP

Portland doom metal newcomers Alltar plod along ever so slowly, methodically, building atmosphere and intention with every note. There is a real majesty in that. The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a...

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Colin Everall covers Tool's "Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)" on solo piano

WATCH Canadian Musician Colin Everall Perform TOOL’s “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)” on Solo Piano

Currently working his way through arranging and performing 3 full TOOL albums (Ænima, Lateralus & 10,000 Days) on solo piano, Canadian musician Colin Everall has made it to number 21 of the 32 tracks required to achieve the lofty feat. #21, and our video of the day, is the beautiful, odd “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)”....

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#NewMusicAlert – New Music Picks on Spotify to Get You Through The Weekend

Follow our Curated #NewMusicAlert Spotify playlist and play us on shuffle! We introduce high quality unsigned artists to listeners alongside major acts. #NewMusicAlert focuses on Pop Music, Hip Hop Music, Alternative Music, EDM Music, Metal Music and Experimental Music.   1 Quartered – Russian Circles 2 Psycho – slowthai 3 Best Life – Danny Brown...

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State of the Industry Address

State of the Industry Address: Taking a look at the music industry and counter-culture as we head into another decade. by Jon C. Ireson Where are we now? Where…are…we…now? I’m Jon Ireson and this is to be a “State of the Industry” address, taking a look at where music is as we are about to...

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From ‘Chocolate Chip Trip’ to ‘Babushka Boi’, the Best New Music this Weekend

New releases on Spotify this week (and other recents): Tool – Fear Inoculum Prog Metal quartet Tool return, surprisingly to some, in fine form on new album ‘Fear Inoculum’. Read our review here and listen below. IGGY POP – Sonali Dark, ambient tune from Iggy’s new album ‘Freedom’. METZ – I’m a Bug Wondrous oddity...

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Tool's Fear Inoculum

Tool Release 85-Minute New Album “Fear Inoculum”, Announce North American Live Dates

It’s Friday, August 30th, and you know what that means…Tool are back, and they’ve given us something serious to chew on – their 85-minute long progressive soundscape of a new album entitled “Fear Inoculum”. Surreal moments abound for Tool fans over the past few years of waiting for signs of new material, to the last...

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