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Giveaway – Win Survival’s ‘Shayda:1’ on Cassette! (UPDATED)

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Oakland, California’s Survival independently dropped their second full-length album, Shayda:1 at the end of January of this year. Ripe with thick, old-school thrash metal with hardcore and punk overtones litter this just over seventeen minute offering, and now’s your chance to win a copy of your very own!

Text Interview – George Dimitrakakis of Biotoxic Warfare

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Greek thrash metallers Biotoxic Warfare have returned with their debut full-length, Lobotomized, which has been released through Slaney Records, and now Static Tension Records for the North American Release. I was given the opportunity to shoot the band over some interview questions discussing the album, tour plans, and the metal scene in their home country as of late. It was lead guitarist George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis who answered that call. Check out what he had to say below, and give the full-length a listen while you do as well.

Coathanger Abortion: “Media Mindsnare” (Exclusive Stream)

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The time has come! Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Coathanger Abortion are finally releasing their long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Dying Breed is upon us! Observations of Humanity drops today through Comatose Music, and thanks to one of the underground’s most dominant Death Metal labels, and the fine promotion porvayers at Clawhammer PR, Apochs.net is proud to bring you an exclusive stream of the track “Media Mindsnare”.


Blog – Some Not-So-Quick Thoughts on Kamelot’s ‘Haven’

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Over the course of the past week, outside of posting press releases and other articles that had been sitting here waiting to go live, I haven’t really had the drive to write anything new. I’ve been having a lot of personal problems lately including a new flare-up to my medical condition, an inability to sleep, and having lost an old friend to cancer a few days ago following a two week dread for that very outcome. So, when I saw the new Kamelot album, Haven, sitting in my inbox, I managed to perk up a little bit. My drive to do even the simplest tasks like getting groceries and doing laundry was risen to achievable feats with the idea of having this release accompany me. I’ve been listening to Haven on and off ever since, and, while I don’t have a clear enough mind to focus on writing a full review for it at this time, I felt the next best thing to do was chug some energy drinks (two tall cans to be precise) and write some of my thoughts about the band’s eleventh studio album while riding that caffeine and taurine induced buzz.

Blog – Thoughts on Sigh’s ‘Graveward’, “Out of the Grave” Video

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Did you know Sigh had a new album coming out? Well, I must have missed the memo because, for some reason, I didn’t. Well, that, or maybe I just forgot with this wretched memory of mine. Who knows. Either way, when this new one hit the inbox, I almost wet myself with joy and anticipation, wasting no time sinking my teeth into what lies in wait for us all. For the past forty-eight hours, this sucker has accompanied me everywhere I went. Even though Graveward is due out in early May of this year through Candlelight Records, I wanted to chime in about it real quick, as it’s definitely not your everyday Sigh album. And between nightmarish matador-themed performances to debunked Japanese World War II sonic weaponry techniques, that statement should definitely interest you.