• Las Vegas' Farangs Releases "Cult-A-Cola"

    Las Vegas band Farangs, featuring former Bee Master singer Brian Cantrell, have released their first E.P- Cult-A-Cola. The band, rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jason Parker and drummer Micah Malcom, are part punk, part pop. The 4 songs on the record are reminiscent of 90’s shoegaze and garage rock. Starting off ...
  • The Heard's "The Island": High Energy Metal

    In The Heard’s words, ‘The Heard was born somewhere between a subway station and a record fair in Stockholm 2016.’ And to that I say either of those locations should be recognized as a hallmark for leading to the creation of one of the best albums I’ve heard in awhile. ...
  • Japanese Hardcore: Crystal Lake Releases "Helix" and Chats with ZRockR

    Forget BABYMETAL. Crystal Lake is the Japanese metal band that you need to know of. These guys make American hardcore look like your Grandpa's doo-wop record. Coming out on February 15, Helix begins with a robotic spoken into, and immediately dives into "Aeon", which is kind of how I imagine ...
  • Vegas Locals Pillars of Creation Release "Control"

    Comprised of Mathew Whaley (vocals/bass), Tom Madera (guitar), and Bryan Walker (vocals/drums), Pillars of Creation give one a reason why they should be paying attention to the metal scene in Las Vegas. Their new album Control, released earlier this month, is heavy. I mean, really heavy. I, having played on the ...
  • Atreyu Releases "In Our Wake"

    I'm pretty sure if you were in middle or high school between 2003 and 2007, you religiously listened to your copies of Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (2002) and The Curse (2004). Hell, admit it... "Bleeding Mascara" was your midi ringtone on your sidekick, wasn't it? Well, put on your Vans and walk ...