Get a preview of what’s inside the issue hitting stands November 3!
In last week’s album of the week poll, you, the fans, voted Atreyu to the top spot, for their album ‘Long Live.’ Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Atreyu – Long Live 2. Shinedown – Threat To Survival 3. Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance 4. Scale The Summit – V 5. Tesseract – […]
This week sees new shit from Atreyu, Blessthefall, Shinedown, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as you want. […]
No singing—not even a single growl or grunt—can be heard on Scale the Summit’s fifth album. But the instrumentals this prog-metal quartet (which has toured with Dream Theater and Cynic) achieves are bound to blow you away. Chris Letchford and Travis LeVrier deliver soaring solos and roaring riffs, but instead of ending up with mere […]
The fourth full-length album from Houston instrumental-metal quartet Scale the Summit, The Migration finds the band continuing to develop a tasteful blend of atmosphere, groovy rhythms, and unabashed shredding. Standout tracks “Atlas Novus”, “Oracle,” and “The Dark Horse” combine the kind of beautiful melodies that evoke the band’s nature-oriented imagery with riffs heavy (and groovy) […]
Protest the Hero have announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of the five-piece’s latest album, Scurrilous. The scheduled 20 shows, beginning in late November, will also feature Scale the Summit and Last Chance to Reason. It has also been announced that a video for the band’s new single, “Hair Trigger,” […]
Progressive metal was originally an attempt to push metal forward, augmenting the genre’s straightforward aggression with refreshing elements borrowed from classical, jazz, or whatever the hell else. Too many progressive metal bands nowadays, though, have borrowed from nowhere but the same tired grandfathers of the subgenre (Dream Theater, Symphony X, et al). There’s no doubt […]