“We work together as a band and with whatever writers and musicians to formulate the roadmap to our sound” – introducing: S.A.M.

S.A.M. burst onto the national scene with their “11:59” EP in 2019. The debut single “10 Feet Tall” made it into regular rotation at SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice Rock while establishing the band at Active Rock Radio, peaking at #35 on the BDS and Mediabase charts. The band’s fortunes reached new heights when “10 Feet Tall” was used in promos for the 2019 ESPY awards, and aired as bumpers throughout the ABC telecast of the show. Follow-on singles “Heartless Machine” and “Unleash” helped solidify their place in the Rock firmament. The band received stellar reviews for their live shows from tours with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, and Memphis May Fire.  Here’s our interview with the vocalist, JT Shaheen!

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Heavy piano, pretty guitar, yell – introducing: Dig Two Graves

With their latest single, “Deathspeaker,” Dig Two Graves attempted to go out of their comfort zone to write the most over-the-top and ambitious song they have yet. It is progressive, fast, fun, heavy, and sure to get any crowd partying and moshing. With layer upon layer of brutal riffs, soaring orchestras, and punishing beats, the band was hoping to release their most successful track to date.

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“I once got up on stage with Zakk Wylde when I was around 10 or 11 years old to play alongside Black Label Society” – introducing: Mason Hill

To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands. The teenager Taylor already harbored dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band.

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Elegantly Crafted Melodic Death Metal – introducing: Sense of Noise

Born in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, Sense of Noise is a melodic death metal project that mixes the speed and fierceness of death metal with growls, extensive use of catchy melodies on guitars and clean vocals, and a touch of modern production with musical influences from metal and other genres. The band consists of members with remarkable experience in different areas of the music industry within and outside metal. Brothers Jerome and Bart Chanona have played several at European festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Metaldays, as well as Knotfest and Domination Fest, also collaborated with David Vincent (ex- Morbid Angel) on their previous band.

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“The esoteric search for eternal life and be granted the ability to travel between the different planes” – introducing: Nekromantheon

Behold the “Visions of Trismegistos“! After nine long years stirring the cauldron in the underground, Nekromantheon finally re-emerged from the depths with their most ferocious record to date! “Visions of Trismegistos” is a long-awaited metal assault, bringing forth the spirit of old metal once again. Recorded in Chaka Khan Studio and various locations around Oslo by the members of Nekromantheon themselves, using mostly old, […]

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“I’m fascinated by human behavior, the horror inside our minds, phobias, and the prison that we’ve created by ourselves” – introducing: Alchemia

Heavy, black and death metal, film soundtracks, classical orchestration, dramatic symphonic elements, and gothic synthesizers, with lyrics about reflection, conscience, mental imprisonment, phobias, and psychological disorders, which exorcise deep terrors of the mind. This is Alchemia, a horror metal group from São Paulo, created in 2018 by Victor Hugo Piiroja (vocals) and completed by Rodrigo Maciel (guitar), FIFAS (bass), Alex Cristopher (drums), and Wally D’Alessandro (keyboards).

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“Everything we’ve done so far tends to have an energy that won’t allow you to sit down while listening” – Introducing: Violent Idols

2021 is poised to be a tremendous year for Violent Idols as they ready their second EP and continue their pattern of collaborating with some of rock music’s biggest names. Violent Idols have managed to rack up millions of streams in their first year as an unsigned independent band. Proving that music doesn’t have to be “safe” to sell, there seems to be no shortage of excitement over the band’s artistic output thus far. The lyrics of “Revenge” ask “Where does it stop? Where does it end?”. However, it’s clear with this release that “Revenge” is just the beginning of huge things for this mysterious and enigmatic Las Vegas band. Here’s our interview with V!

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