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Amplified: Sentient Ignition’s tech death ups the game

Posted by on May 6, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] I have to be honest, I’m totally burnt out on tech death for the most part. It’s got a lot to do with the lack of dynamic and variety in the style personally, but San Francisco’s […]

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Amplified: Soilwork singer gives Plaguestorm an assist

Posted by on April 25, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] This week brings us a very interesting submission by way of Argentinian-born and ultimately worldwide project Plaguestorm. Acting as producer and sole songwriter, band mastermind Sebastian Pastor shopped his creation out to a few different session […]

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Amplified: Pulpo Negro

Posted by on April 15, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pulpo Negro (Spanish for “Black Octopus,” quite brutal) are absolutely swinging for the fences on their debut record, El Arte de Matar.(“The Art Of Killing”) These guys should hang out with Crowbar, […]

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Amplified: Vantablack

Posted by on April 1, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Originally birthed as a one-man project, Massachusetts prog-metallers Vantablack’s debut EP The Nihilist is an utter riff-fest, mixing midtempo old school death metal chug and some insanely dense progressive arrangements. Dying Fetus “chunk parts” and sputtery stop-start […]

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Amplified: France’s Praetoria brings the thrash

Posted by on March 14, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] The first thing I thought in checking out France’s Praetoria and their debut album, Mirror of Modernity was “these guys need to tour with Revocation.” That’s no minor compliment of course, but this band would compliment […]

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Amplified: Vultures, Wolves, and Locusts? Some Nerve

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If tempo is what you crave, holy cow is Houston’s Some Nerve exactly the prescription. The band describes themselves as a mix of crossover thrash, crust, and skate punk, which is a pretty apt summation overall: Vultures is their second EP, this one being a concept record that follows a social outcast connecting spiritually with animals. […]

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Amplified: Karnon’s Dark Times are your gain

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Montreal’s Karnon absolutely channel that frigid Canadian weather in their very first EP, Le Temps Sombre, or “The Dark Times.” from the band’s native French, which is the language of the entire release. Each of the EP’s […]

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Amplified: Curse The Flesh’s Black Majesty

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] As we established last year, I obviously have no idea what constitutes a romantic gesture.  As we also know around this time of year, flesh is bad, and metal is good. That’s why Mobile, Alabama’s Curse […]

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Amplified: Bedowyn

Posted by on January 22, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Raleigh, North Carolina’s Bedowyn are nailing it. Sludge to me is a genre that is usually best in small doses, but they’re crafting a truly addictive and progressive spin on that sound. Their debut full-length […]

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Amplified: Faceshift teach us about “Dignity and Shame”

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Most folks like their gloom and doom once winter hits, but I want catchy. Stockholm’s Faceshift delivered in spades on both their debut album, All Crumbles Down, and their first single “Dignity and Shame.” This is […]

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