New Review Update: New Reviews Update: October 5, 2015

Loma PrietaToday’s reviews are:

  • Loma Prieta –
    Self Portrait

  • Bandage –
    North by northeast

  • Ought –
    live in Allston

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The Dwarves Pre-Alpha Playthrough Video Posted

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Last week we revealed that Blind Guardian would be appearing (both musically and as in-game characters) in the upcoming PC / console RPG "The Dwarves."

Now developer King Art has released a 10 minute first impression video of pre-alpha gameplay. Check out what the game will look and play like in the YouTube clip below. The game still has three d… Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Exclusive Videos: Crazy and the Brains: “Syreita” (Punknews Exclusive)

Crazy and the Brains Punknews is absolutely thrilled to debut the new video by Crazy and the Brains.

In case you didn’t know, Crazy and the Brains are four dudes that make spastic, wild, wacky, punk that sometimes dips into surprisingly dark waters. They also have a xylophone in the band and it is great. The video for “Syreita” opens with frontman Chris Urban getting a glass bottle smashed in his face and then somehow segues to ski-masked ballet dancers storming a rooftop party. That is the perfect visualization for this band’s music.

The track is off
Good Lord [EP], out on Baldy Longhair. Check it out.
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Vesperia Releases “The Western Tempests” Music Video

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Crowned the 2015 international champions at the 11th annual Wacken Metal Battle, Canada's epic metal quartet Vesperia is proud to premiere a new music video for "The Western Tempests'" – check it out below, hosted by none other than the Wacken festival itself.

Vocalist / bassist Morgan Rider also comments: "Finally we have a new music video! We … Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Liferuiner Premieres New Music Video “Day Walker” From Upcoming EP “N O M A D S”

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Canadian straight edge hardcore/metal act Liferuiner premieres a new music video for the band's new song "Day Walker", taken from the upcoming EP "N O M A D S". The clip marks Part 1 of 4 ".Two Face."-videos to follow.

Check out now "Day Walker" below.

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Podcast: Episode 268

So this was a varied week on the Punknews Podcast featuring Adam White, John Gentile and Ricky Frankel. We had an edition of our periodic vinyl chat to discuss some new finds, we took a look at the drama surrounding Geoff Rickley’s Collect Records and their unexpected association with dirty pharma dollars, and we took a look at the recent Pussy Riot news from Dismaland.

Oh, and in the wake of his big US tour and upcoming record we got the Pope on the line to play him some Rudimentary Peni, as one does.
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Scarred By Beauty Officially Calling It Quits

[unable to retrieve full-text content]After earlier this year indicating the band wasn't actually over yet, Scarred By Beauty has now issued the following statement about officially calling it quits:

"Some of you might have heard rumors about us stopping. It is no news that we’ve been off the grid for a while – of course this has its reasons. We are going to briefly describe what ha… Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Watch the Constantines’ Massey Hall concert

The Constantines
The reconstituted and insanely influential Ontario band Constantines played a concert at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall earlier this year. As with most of the recent performances in the Live at Massey Hall series, footage of the band’s set was professionally captured and a portion of the performance is now available to watch on YouTube.
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Sunday Old School: Atomic Rooster

[unable to retrieve full-text content]One of the great things about the Sunday Old School column is getting to go way back and examine some of the very earliest examples of heavy metal, some of whom even denied the term when it came around. Over the course of this column, we've already taken a look at the likes of Blue Cheer, Budgie, Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, as well as the big name… Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Tours: Refused cancel West Coast dates


Refused posted yesterday that they will be canceling their upcoming West Coast tour dates that were set for this November due to an “unforeseen scheduling conflict.” The initial post was then followed by a post written by the band as an apology and explaining why they were forced to cancel. Tickets for these shows will be refunded at the point of purchase. Refused released
in 2015. You can click read more for the Facebook post.
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