THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – Space EP

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The Devil Wears Prada has held a prominent position in the metalcore scene for quite some time, but the critically acclaimed Zombie EP is a favorite among fans and arguably the best release in the band’s discography.  Therefore, expectations are astronomically (pun intended) high for the new Space EP. As the name suggests, The Space… Read more »


THE GUESSING GAME – Destroy It All

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The Guessing Game, a group of Seattle’s best musicians including Jeff Rouse of Duff McKagan’s Loaded, has just released their sophomore album, Destroy It All, a follow-up to their debut album Holy Crow. The Guessing Game is certainly hard to put in a “genre box.” They are definitely rock, but beyond that…. it’s hard to… Read more »


MISS MAY I – Deathless

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After having received heavily mixed reviews on their fourth studio album, Deathless saw Miss May I once again return to working with acclaimed metalcore producer Joey Sturgis, who worked on Miss May I’s first two records, as well as The Devil Wears Prada’s iconic Zombie EP and Asking Alexandria’s Stand Up and Scream. I.H.E. starts… Read more »


POP EVIL – Up

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The simply-titled UP is the third LP from Michigan-based hard rock outfit Pop Evil. The band already has an enviable track record in their short career, with three #1 Rock Radio singles from their previous album, as well as touring with some of the biggest names in the genre (Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three… Read more »


Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s

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Greg Prato, New York-based journalist has recently released his sixteenth book. We at Screamer have reviewed Prato’s work previously, namely Overlooked/Underappreciated and the Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion. This time he tackles a subject that no book previously has taken on in such detail: Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s…. Read more »


MURDER FM – Happily Never After

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El Paso, Texas band Murder FM formed from the ashes of the band Never Enough, which also featured members who would eventually go on to form 18 Visions. Murder FM has just released Happily Never After on Famous Records Global, a company founded by Evanescence drummer Will Hunt. The band has a sound that could… Read more »


BURIED IN VERONA – Vultures Above, Lions Below

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Bands are always subject to change as time goes on, but few are as controversial – at least in the metal(core) community – as when a band becomes distinguishably softer.  This is the case with Buried In Verona’s newest album Vultures Above, Lions Below (interestingly enough, neither animal is native to the city of Verona)…. Read more »


BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – Venom

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If you’re addicted to Rock that hits hard, fast and intense, then a shot of Bullet for My Valentine’s (BFMV) latest CD release entitled, “Venom” is just what you’ve been dying for. Venom offers non-stop, musical and lyrical depth with all the gut wrenching, vocal angst that BFMV fans have come to expect, and then some…. Read more »


Shred Guitar Maestro Marty Friedman Added To Inaugural Axes & Anchors Cruise Sailing From Miami On February 20, 2016

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As the impressive lineup of performances and clinics continues to expand, Axes & Anchors music cruise brings another virtuoso on board its inaugural voyage. Shred guitar  maestro Marty Friedman has been added to the list of confirmed performers. Marty will be performing two complete sets with his band and will delight attendees with an up-close… Read more »


CATHOUSE LIVE!

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Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989. We did, but first we had to survive the heat. Good Lord was it hot! Mother Nature decided to bestow a dubious “gift” upon Cathouse Live in the form of near-record temperatures.  A few days earlier or later it would have been pleasantly in the high 70’s/low 80’s,… Read more »