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Album Review: Steel Panther – All You Can Eat


Steel-Panter-All-You-Can-EatOnce again, Steel Panther is back with the follow-up to their very successful Balls Out release from 2011.  What’s really not to love about this good-time 80s styled hard rock?  All You Can Eat is another round of highly offensive fun, but then again it depends on what exactly offends you.  I mean, I can’t say that Steel Panther is lying or exaggerating in their lyrics.  Seems to me like all these events and situations are certainly plausible or even possibly factual.  They are just very blunt and literal about how they perceive the world.  And, just when you think they will never top a song like Weenie Ride, they come up with She’s On The Rag…to include the alternate (acoustic) version of that bloody song with different lyrics.  There is a good time to be had here.

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Roundtable Review: Tribazik – Data Warfare


TRIBAZIK-–-DATA-WARFARE-e1391949507175Label:  Shyride Records

Release Date:  10 Feb 2014

Songs:   10

Length:  50 Minutes

Genre:  Electronic/Industrial Psychedelic Space Metal

Studio Albums:  This is their debut album

Location:  England (London)

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Roundtable Review: The Strigas – A Poisoned Kiss to Reality


SBR005 CoverLabel:  Southern Brigade Records

Release Date:  28 Feb 2014

Songs:   12

Length:  42 Minutes

Genre:  Hard Rock/Gothic

Studio Albums:   This is their debut album

Location:  Italy

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Album Review: Servers – Leave With Us


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“Your only chance to survive, is to leave with us…”

Release date: 24th of February on Undergroove Records

Length: 45 minutes of  heavy earworms

Genre:  Feel-good, sludgy rock

Previous releases: This is their first album, and what a fine debut it is!

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Roundtable Review: Altitudes & Attitude


kvq0_image001-300x300Label:  Megaforce Records

Release Date: 14 Jan 2014

Songs:   3

Length:  13 Minutes

Genre:  Hard Rock

Studio Albums:   First EP

Location:  United States

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What’s Cookin’ In the Inbox: 14 Jan 2014 Post #1


empty mailboxIn order to bring you cool music you may not have heard of, my intent with this piece is to try to bring you 20 bands a month via two monthly posts featuring 10 bands each.  We thank you immensely for sending us your music whether you are a band/artist, publicist, or otherwise some kind of band promoter.  This is a great way to spread the gospel of metal and we hope you find something you will like.  For the first installment of 2014, here are 10 bands ranging from electronic to death metal and everything in between.  Enjoy!

Blue Stahli

Song:  The Fall

Style:  Electronic/Hard Rock

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Reggie’s Top 15 Albums of 2013


Black Bomb A, Olympic (Nantes) 17/11/2006Initially, I was going to limit my best of 2013 list to just my top 10.  My reasoning was to make my list as tight as I could only highlighting the very best of what moved me during the year.  After looking back at how many albums I listened to or was exposed to, that number hovered around 270 albums.  So, I decided to expand my list to the same standard as previous years. Despite increasing my list to 15, it still only highlights about 5% of all the albums that graced my ear drums this year.  So, what I present to you for the year 2013 my top 15, plus five more honorable mentions that will be posted in the vicinity of this list.

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Album Review: Vivid Nation – Open Your Mind


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Release Date:  2 Dec 2013

Songs:  7

Length:  28

Genre:  Alternative Rock/Progressive

Studio Albums: This is their debut EP

Location:  England

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EP Review: Love/Hate (Jizzy Pearl) – Crucified


lovehatecrucified1600by1600NEWLabel:  Self-Released

Release Date:  13 Jan 2014

Songs:  6

Length:  23 Minutes

Genre:  Hard Rock

Studio Albums:  N/A

Location:  United States

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Album Review: Kill Devil Hill – Revolution Rise


KDHRevRiseKill Devil Hill hit the scene in 2011 and already released their second album, Revolution Rise.  I have to give the guys props for two reasons; first, they appear to be a hard-working band having released two albums in two years.  Second, they are still the same four dudes playing music they want to play which is a style that doesn’t rely on overly aggressive tempos.  Not that there is anything wrong with aggression, it’s nice to take a break and Kill Devil Hill is perfect for that.  Metal needs bands like Kill Devil Hill to contrast aggression and they do a fine job.   They are musicians from eclectic backgrounds, but together they create heavy metal music that is far-removed from an in-your-face style laced with grit and angst.  Revolution Rise is a strong sophomore effort from the quartet and is a nice addition among my collection of (mostly) brutal music.

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