This is part two of a three-part series of reviews, or at least summaries of books that document the history of the music industry from the 1950s up to the present day; intended, as the books are to be educational, informative and laced with my personal take. Take it for what it’s worth and hopefully…

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Since the early 2000s, Gus G has proven himself to be one of the world’s finest guitarists. A staple in modern metal, Gus’s credentials speak for themselves, having recorded and toured with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy, Dream Evil and Nightrage since he left the Berklee College Of Music in 1998.…

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For years, Asking Alexandria was cited as one of the flagship acts of the metalcore genre, undergoing a brief change of vocalists some years ago but nevertheless keeping their sound consistent. Since Danny Worsnop’s return, AA has embarked on a sonic makeover; shedding much of the emo/metalcore/etc. sensibilities that brought them to prominence in favour…

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Music will find a way. That’s been the mantra of many a resilient artist over the last couple of months, and that goes for pop punk act The Great Heights Band as much as anybody. To make the most of things, they’ve released an aptly titled EP, Cabin Fever through Rad-Pop Records, doing their part…

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Having been around for a while now, Havok have proven themselves to be worthy torch-bearers for the continuation of thrash metal. Their latest and fourth contribution is the simply-titled V, chock full of clear-cut sociopolitical themes and eviscerating metal goodness. The ripping opener track “Post-Truth Era”, referring to a term bandied about to describe the…

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This is part one of a three-part series of reviews, or at least summaries of books that document the history of the music industry from the 1950s up to the present day; intended, as the books are to be educational, informative and laced with my personal take. Take it for what it’s worth and hopefully…

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The Used have fallen under many classifications over the years, just don’t call them emo or anything of the like. For that reason alone, we’ll list them as a hardcore punk-influenced rock band who casually experimented with hip hop elements and other influences to create a charged and electric sound. In any light, they’re back…

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