2020, despite the suspension on touring proved not to be the musical drought some imagined it might be when the world went into lockdown. Coming into 2021, artists, executives and fans alike remain cautiously optimistic that things will begin to improve and the industry can totally return to business as usual. In the meantime, the…

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Soilwork has stood at the forefront of Swedish metal for at least 20 years now, a juggernaut that has lived up to the insinuations of their name (i.e; working from the ground up). Eleven albums and a few lineup shifts in, their momentum shows no signs of slowing down; evidenced by the release of their…

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grandson is quickly carving a place out for himself as one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of the last few years. An American by birth, he moved to Canada at the age of 3 and left again to pursue a pro-league music career in Los Angeles after dropping out of college. RCA eventually…

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Billy Corgan has kept himself busy over the last year. When last we left him, he was putting out his third solo album Cotillions, a full 17 tracks of roots-informed numbers deviating greatly from anything out of the Smashing Pumpkins catalogue. Then Phantogram put out their record Ceremony in May, which he made writing contributions…

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Before there was Guns N’ Roses, there was Hollywood Rose and L.A Guns. The former would dissipate and become G’N’R and the latter is still around and active to this day- in two incarnations that is, one led by namesake Tracii Guns and the other by drummer Steve Riley. It’s a confusing state of affairs…

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The 6 years since Rock Or Bust have been bumpy for AC/DC. Just before the album’s release, Malcolm Young left the band due to dementia and succumbed to it 3 years later. At the same time, longtime drummer Phil Rudd was wrapped up with a number of legal cases in New Zealand and was replaced…

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Jeff Scott Soto has a long and distinguished career that just keeps getting better. First coming to the forefront as Yngwie Malmsteen’s vocalist on the albums Rising Force and Marching Out, Soto went on to sing for Talisman, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and his own band, W.E.T (Work of Art and Eclipse). His most recent gig…

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When you think of Swedish music in the ‘90s, the first thing that comes to mind might be the radio-ready pop conjured by Denniz Pop and his crew of production underlings at Cheiron Studios. Not quite as immediate in is its output in genres like progressive rock, a market the U.S and England have had…

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Following Govt. Mule in the ‘90s, Black Stone Cherry have been one of the foremost bands carrying on the Southern rock tradition in the 21st century. Consistently putting out product since their 2006 debut, the Kentucky quartet return with The Human Condition, their third release for Mascot Records and seventh full-length overall. From the start,…

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Imagine if you will in the year 2020 a band not soaked in massive, slick and sterile production and all about brutal, kick-ass riffs. If you can imagine that clearly in your mind, you’ve just conjured up a pretty good visual of Raging Speedhorn. Over 2 decades into their career and having gone through some…

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