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Dope Body

Lifer, 2014

8.8 / 10

On a long enough timeline, all genre descriptors start to lose meaning. Spend enough time hopping through the tags on Bandcamp, and you'll discover that "hardcore" and "post-hardcore" are mired ...

Electric Wizard - Time To Die album cover

Electric Wizard

Time To Die, 2014

8.0 / 10

Somewhere along the way (and it's hard to say when exactly), but somewhere along the way Electric Wizard became more than a band. They became an idea. They became an ...

The Meatmen - Savage Sagas album cover

The Meatmen

Savage Sagas, 2014

6.9 / 10

Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, the Meatmen have been a punk rock band existing in some capacity for roughly 35 years. They took a break in 1996, but returned in 2008 ...

Earthless & Heavy Blanket  - In a Dutch Haze album cover

Earthless & Heavy Blanket

In a Dutch Haze, 2014

8.5 / 10

Hour-long songs can be somewhat of a hard sell. For starters, there has to be an audience of listeners who are willing to carve out the time and sit and ...

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Brown Brogues

One Question Interviews Brown Brogues

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:17 a.m.

Mark (Brown Brogues) SPB: Assuming that you're not playing a show, what is a typical Saturday night for Brown Brogues? What does it involve? Mark: If we're flush ...

GWAR B-Q 2014

Music GWAR B-Q 2014

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then set on fire, is somewhat of a tricky thing to ...


Interviews Eyehategod

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention Eyehategod of New Orleans, LA. Self-described as "down to earth ...

Bleeding Rainbow

Interviews Bleeding Rainbow

Posted May 24, 2014, 3:07 a.m.

On Feb. 25, Philadelphia's Bleeding Rainbow released their fourth proper long-player, Interrupt, via Kanine Records. If one were to start throwing around superlatives for Philly bands, then Bleeding Rainbow ...

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Details Emerge for GWAR B-Q 2014

Bands Details Emerge for GWAR B-Q 2014

Posted June 18, 2014, 1:18 p.m.

On Saturday, August 16 the 5th annual GWAR B-Q will take place at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, Virginia. Despite the March passing of frontman Dave Brockie, a.k.a ...

In addition to a Saturday schedule that includes bands spread across two stages and vendors hawking GWAR's signature barbecue sauce and GWAR beer as well as the annual Spew-O-Lympics, a funeral service for Oderus will be held the day before on Friday, August 15. A Viking funeral is planned in which Oderus Urungus' "form will burn upon the SS Boat as he makes his journey back to Valhalla and beyond," the band's website states.  
Also recently announced is the B4BQ and GWafter Party to be held on Friday and Saturday respectively. Bands for the after party have yet to be announced, but the B4BQ will feature performances by The Black Dahlia Murder, Mobile Death Camp, Gritter, Venomous Maximus, and The Attack. 
Tickets for the festival start at $45. For more information, visit
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Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album for 2014

Bands Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album for 2014

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 3:23 p.m.

In December of 2013, it was announced that San Francisco garage rock titans Thee Oh Sees would be taking a hiatus. Since 2010, the group had released five proper full-length ...

DropCastle FaceApril 19, 20141.) Penetrating Eye2.) Encrypted Bounce3.) Savage Victory4.) Put Some Reverb On My Brother5.) Drop6.) Camera (Queer Sound)7.) King's Noise8.) Transparent World9.) The Lens

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Ulcerate Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Tours Ulcerate Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

Structured around their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, New Zealand death metal trailblazers Ulcerate will embark on a month-long tour of North America. It will be the outfit ...

05/01 Los Angeles, CA – Complex 05/02 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room05/03 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge05/04 Seattle, WA – The Highline05/06 Sacramento, CA – Starlight Lounge05/09 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle (with Inter Arma)05/10 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar (with Inter Arma)05/11 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs (with Inter Arma)05/12 Montreal, QC – Les Katacombes (with Inter Arma)05/13 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda (with Inter Arma)05/14 Toronto, ON – Comfort Zone (with Inter Arma)05/15 Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern (with Inter Arma)05/16 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (with Inter Arma)05/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail (with Inter Arma)05/18 Columbus, OH – Carabar (with Inter Arma)05/19 Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop (with Inter Arma)05/20 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (with Inter Arma)05/21 Springfield, VA – Empire (with Inter Arma)05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest

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New Details Emerge Concerning Wolves in the Throne Room's Latest Release

Bands New Details Emerge Concerning Wolves in the Throne Room's Latest Release

Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 10:33 a.m.

More information on the forthcoming release from epic black metal act Wolves in the Throne Room have been divulged. For starters, the title of the new record is Celestite and ...

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Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Inter Arma

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 8:17 a.m. by Chris Brown

Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Inter Arma at Underground Arts, Philadelphia, 2/19/14 Last week, Chicago's Russian Circles touched down in Philadelphia as a part of their current tour with Ontario's KEN ...

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