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Mat D and the Profane Saints – Holyoke (2014)

Mat D and the Profane Saints – Holyoke (2014)

Every now and then, I like to do what I call YouTube hopping. I pick a song I know I like, whatever I’m in the mood for, and then I bounce through the related videos, hoping to discover something unfamiliar.

Bob Wayne – Back to the Camper (2014)

Bob Wayne – Back to the Camper (2014)

After a two-album stint with metal label Century Media, DiY-country artist Bob Wayne heads Back to the Camper for his latest record

New Music Monday: Ian Anderson, Stick Men, the Both, Black Sabbath, Jeremy Spencer

New Music Monday: Ian Anderson, Stick Men, the Both, Black Sabbath, Jeremy Spencer

Turns out, the old classic-rock dogs Ian Anderson and Jack Bruce know a few new tricks. Both have intriguing albums out that recall, in some ways, their celebrated earlier work with Jethro Tull and Cream, respectively. But neither, as we hear this week, are bound by those legacies.

Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014)

Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014)

After the lackluster Shot to Hell — the band’s weakest album — in 1996, Black Label Society, which had been churning out pretty much an album a year to that point, took an extended break. Zakk Wylde returned with a vengeance on 2010’s Order of the Black, finding the fire again and punishing eardrums across the metal world. The band’sRead More

Psycho Mad Sally – How II Survive (2013)

Psycho Mad Sally – How II Survive (2013)

After you’ve done this a while, you start to get very jaded about all the solicitations for coverage that come along with it.

Rob Halford, Anthrax, Metallica, the Scorpions, Glenn Hughes, Motorhead – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life (2014)

Rob Halford, Anthrax, Metallica, the Scorpions, Glenn Hughes, Motorhead – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life (2014)

Any tribute to Ronnie James Dio begins with a conundrum for the artists involved. It’s Ronnie James Dio, one of the greatest singers to ever grace rock music, an iconic voice that can’t be duplicated.

Gus G. – I Am the Fire (2014)

Gus G. – I Am the Fire (2014)

With Ozzy focusing on Black Sabbath and Firewind on a hiatus, guitarist Gus G. found himself with a little time on his hands, resulting in his first solo album, I Am the Fire.

New Music Monday: Jack Bruce, Robert Cray, Brian May + Kerry Ellis, Alan Parsons Project

New Music Monday: Jack Bruce, Robert Cray, Brian May + Kerry Ellis, Alan Parsons Project

Jack Bruce reaffirms his sweeping legend, while Robert Cray changes producers but loses no momentum. Brian May and Kerry Ellis offer a candlelit moment at Montreux, even as we get an all-inclusive look back at the Alan Parsons Project.

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014)

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014)

After the more commercial hard rock approach on Karmacode in 2006 and the extremely poppy, but surprisingly enjoyable Shallow Life in 2009, Lacuna Coil returned to a bit darker sound for 2012’s Dark Adrenaline. The Italian rockers continue that trend on Broken Crown Halo.

One Track Mind: GWAR, “The Road Behind” from America Must Be Destroyed (1992)

One Track Mind: GWAR, “The Road Behind” from America Must Be Destroyed (1992)

After hearing of the passing of Dave Brockie, known to GWAR fans as alien conqueror Oderus Urungus, I wanted to write something about Scumdogs of the Universe, my personal favorite record by the band. But in the days that followed, I kept coming back to this song. “The Road Behind” seemed somehow fitting, and a perfect representation of what GWARRead More