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Melodic metalcore band FATHOM FAREWELL have four EP's, including all new music in the works, set for release this year as well. A few shows are set for the summer, with the ban having no limits with show playing or releasing music. The band talks about this below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Fathom Farewell has had a few different iterations over the years simply due to the nature of the business and people not being able to make the sacrifices necessary to prioritize the band.  However our current lineup are the most committed group a band could hope for.  Alex Cohen is the vocalist and longest standing member of the band.  He’s written every lyric Fathom Farewell has ever released, has booked most of our shows over the years and has been the face of the band since we first emerged.  His band nickname is Tarzan.  Dustin Black is the 2nd longest standing member having been the bassist for 3 years.  He has much experience having been in the band Sunsinger and working with his solo project Vantablack.  His band nickname is Twilight.  EJ Gellar has been our drummer for 2 years and also has a great deal of experience having played in Sunsinger as well.  He also is a firefighter and mechanic in the state of Massachusetts.  His band nickname is Top Gun.  Then Alicia Marinelli has been our guitarist for a year now, and also has a great deal of experience having spear headed the band Shred of Salvation and has been a member of multiple other bands over the years including The Shape.  She is a full time music teacher and her band nickname is Turbo.  We are a team of professional musicians all dead set on taking this to the next level.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Originally the band was called A Fathom Farewell.  This name was created by a prior member and essentially is a metaphor for a watery grave.  We’ve always written about the potential consequences of humanity being careless with the planet and in general with each other so the watery grave is a metaphor for those consequences.  It also could mean comprehending goodbye, fathoming a farewell so to speak which is also a metaphor for grave potential consequences of humanity’s carelessness.  Of course there are many people out there who aim to make a positive impact and we have a great deal of hope for the future, but reminding humanity that we must take care of the planet and each other to live peacefully has always inspired us a great deal.  We have since changed the name to Fathom Farewell since it makes the name easier to identify online without the A and also is what most people called us anyway.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of both Worcester MA and Providence RI.   We originated in Worcester but have since moved and expanded to Providence RI, so we consider both our hometowns since there is typically crossover from the other city when we play one of those areas.  The scene in both are great and also have a great deal of crossover between the bands (many Providence bands play Worcester and vice versa).  There isn’t as much saturation as an area like Boston so it’s easier for bands stay connected with each other.  The Worcester scene is mostly based around the Worcester Palladium and the Raven which are two of our favorite and most frequented venues over the years.  Then in Providence there are many choices but our favorite over the past few years has been Alchemy and more recently The Strand.  There are also a great deal of amazing bands to mention, to name a few there’s The Worst of Us, Gannon, Absence of Despair, The Greying, Kingsmen, Okami, Carpathia, Valoria, Creation From Crisis, Dead Fiction, Late9 and Parts Per Million.  That may seem like a lot but there’s so many more great bands out here.

4. How would you describe your style?

I always refer to us as melodic metalcore however some of our new material delves to hard rock and even a little tech death.  But most commonly I would say either Melodic Metalcore or Alternative Metal.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have 4 EP's currently released on spotify and all the popular streaming networks.  They definitely get better with each release so be sure to start with our latest release, Kraken EP and work backwards.  Someone could expect big choruses and vocal harmonies, heavy and groovy riffs, chunky bass lines and heavy, driving drums all under a mix of catchy melodies and vicious screams.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We do!  We are dropping a new song called “Vitriol” on June 13th and will certainly be dropping more music this year as well.  Pre-Saves for Vitriol are up right now!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are only playing a few shows this summer so we can focus on really pushing the next few releases to boost our presence online and then we plan to once again begin touring this winter into next year and submit to many festivals for next summer. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Our dreams truly have no limits.  All of us could see this band eventually headlining stadiums with the cohesive dedication we have among the members.  That is our common dream. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to us anywhere that you can find music online!  We pop right up when typing Fathom Farewell into google, or head to to find all our links in one place.  We have many music videos and a great deal of content to absorb and will be releasing more very soon!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

First to remember that they are important and incredible as every human is extremely special and here for a reason, as hard as that can be to remember sometimes given how difficult and painful life can be.  Second, to respect and cherish each other, and to do their best to approach everyone from a place of love and respect.  Third to respect and cherish the planet.


 Dynamic, powerful, and melodic is how CRIMSON PRIDE would describe their music, and by releasing 2 EP's and a full-length album just recently, there is nothing but to promote like never before! With this, the band plans to tour, play shows, and continue to release music, just spreading their name as far and wide as possible. Check out what was said on all of this right below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

After 6 years of musical experiences, Crimson Pride was officially formed in 2018. We are a Swiss band of 5 dear friends and we've known each others pretty much our whole lives. We built our music studio almost 10 years ago, and we've never stopped playing together.  We all fell in love with Rock and Metal music in its various forms. The band members are: Fred (Bass) Jean (Drum) Lio (Lead vocal) Luca (Lead guitar) Jo (Guitar) and we had an extra member and friend joined us for our latest album, Séb (Orchestral production). Though we all love heavy guitars, we have a lot of influences and musical experiences, ranging from classical music, musicals, Jazz, to pretty much anything you could imagine.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The band's name has different meanings, but the most important thing to us, is what it means to each and everyone. Maybe the most important axis to develop would be that we are all human, we all bleed, we all laugh, we all make mistakes, we all learn. If it had to come down to one sentence, this one pretty much be it.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is from Switzerland. The music scene is a bit harsh because people here like to have artists show their skills in other countries before accepting them as such. However, this country is filled with A LOT of festivals of all kinds. I've heard once it is one of the biggest ratio in terms of festival/km2.

4. How would you describe your style?

A very dynamic music, with powerful guitar riffs and heavy bridges, contrasting with melodic voices. I think our style could match with a wide audience, from rock to metal fans.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released 2 EPs and recently our first album with 10 brand new songs. Our album called "Bloom" is a journey: It tells a deeply human story, exploring themes of hope, despair, and resilience. If someone takes the time to listen to the album from start to finish (in the order), we would want them to embark on this journey with us, and feel what we wanted to share through these songs. They should be ready to hear some heavy tracks, both in terms of guitar riffs and lyrics, but also some Rock and brighter lyrics, both with a touch (or sometimes a big touch) of orchestral instrumentation.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Since our album just came out, we have nothing ready to be released yet, but we are always working on new songs and improvements of our existing ones.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We manage to play regularly in Switzerland, and our album release party was amazing, we made a sold out evening with a few hundreds people. Of course, we want to play more and reach more people with our music. We have nothing officially announced yet for touring, but we are working on it. So if anyone that reads this wants to help us, it would be nice!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We plan to tour and we hope to share our songs with as many people as possible, hopefully helping some of them in their darkest moments! Even if the first tracks of the album can look a bit dark, the message in the end is encouraging everyone to find light. We will release more tracks and play more gigs!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our band on every streaming platform, and you can buy our album for a very cheap price on bandcamp, though we have not developed our visibility on this platform a lot.  However, people have been very reactive on social media and they our album got a good number of streams on Spotify (more than 50k in a week!)

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We'd like them to focus on what they feel first, and then, we hope to have some more people screaming their hearts out through our lyrics with us.


 For four decades, OVERKILL have been the trailblazers in producing some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. Earlier this year, the New Jersey Thrash Legends unleashed their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band announce they are heading on their "Scorching The Earth" U.S. Tour with labelmates EXHORDER and HEATHEN. The 16-date trek will kick off on July 13th in San Francisco and make stops in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, and Silver Springs before ending in Huntington, NY on July 30th!

OVERKILL’s Bobby Blitz state, 'Hey "killers', the time has come to hit the road in the US of A! July the 13th starts the salvo in San Fran and we will be rolling down the west coast to L.A., across Rt10 east to Florida then up the east coast and back home. Been a long time kids! Keep your eyes open, and get Scorched! Cya on the R.O.A.D.!"

EXHORDER's Kyle Thomas comments "Rolling with OVERKILL is always nothing short of a family affair, but add HEATHEN and us to the mix too and it’s like a family vacation! We can’t wait to tear up the States with our family!”

HEATHEN comments, "We are absolutely stoked to continue this killer tour package with our friends in OVERKILL and EXHORDER and look forward to bringing it to the United States! We'll see you in the pit!"


07/13/2023  San Francisco, CA - Great American Hall
07/14/2023  Anaheim, CA - The Grove
07/15/2023  Las Vegas, NV - 24 Oxford (Virgin Hotel)
07/16/2023  Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
07/18/2023  Dallas, TX - Trees
07/19/2023  San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
07/20/2023  Houston, TX - Scout Bar
07/21/2023  Destin, FL - Club LA
07/22/2023  Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
07/23/2023  Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
07/24/2023  Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
07/26/2023  Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
07/27/2023  Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
07/28/2023  Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
07/29/2023  Boston, MA - House Of Blues
07/30/2023  Huntington, NY - The Paramount


 Seventeen years ago, on 6/6/06, Jeff Tandy launched the National Day of Slayer site, which recognized and celebrated the uncompromising, loud, and defiant music of the iconic thrash/punk/metal band SLAYER.  The site became so popular it was renamed the International Day of Slayer.  Today, we honor the IDoS’s 17th year and the band for which it was named.

In today’s world, there may not be a lot we all can agree on. Still, the IDoS is the day when metalheads from across the globe unite to not go to school or to work but to stage a “Slay-out,” a “Slay-on,” or a “Slay-off,” by spending the day listening to Slayer at nuclear blast level in their car, home, or the public place of their choice.  True SLAYER devotees do not use headphones but crank the sound up as loud as possible so everyone within earshot can hear SLAYER.

From Slayer’s 1981 inception through to the band’s final concert performance – Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Los Angeles Forum – Slayer has remained the preeminent punk-thrash-metal band that other heavy acts are, to this day, measured against and aspire to, and up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Slayer is a metal juggernaut with dark, aggressive and without mercy songs, mirroring the turmoil and aberrations of our society.

Slayer transcended generations and just about every genre of metal – and they never sold out.

Celebrate the International Day of Slayer:

Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car.

Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.

Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment.

Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer.


Footage taken of fans in Los Angeles, New York, Germany, the UK, and Brazil, on Slayer’s Final Campaign Tour, 2019...Slayer fans, Best in the World.

Slayer, Live in Concert:  “Angel Of Death” • July 11, 2004


GLORYHAMMER have released their new album "Return to the Kingdom of Fire", and have unleashed their new single - the fast yet heavy “Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol”! A catchy keyboard melody leads into the epic power metal track backed by strong metal drumming and topped with high-reaching vocals. Having gained millions of streams and video views throughout their very successful career and with their last album peaking at #6 on the official German charts, nothing less is to be expected from GLORYHAMMER’s upcoming offering. “Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol” comes with a racing music video visualizing the band’s unique energy and staves off the final wait for the album’s unveiling!
GLORYHAMMER state: "Alright you bunch of nuclear goblins, LISTEN UP! The Hootsman is coming to town, and he's gonna cyber-detonate your brains to death with his hootatronic battle-saxophone! HOOTS!"

Watch the music video for “Holy Flaming Hammer Of Unholy Cosmic Frost” HERE.


Josh Middleton announces his triumphant, permanent return back to modern metal pioneers SYLOSIS with their highly anticipated new record, A Sign of Things to Come, which will be released on 8th September via Nuclear Blast Records.

Josh comments “This has been a homecoming for me, in many ways! We’re confident that we’ve created something special with our new record and we can’t wait for you to hear the new music over coming months ahead of the release in September.”

Produced by Josh Middleton, alongside production legend, Scott Atkins, the new record has challenged SYLOSIS into brand-new territory.
“This is the first time I’ve allowed myself to be produced; taking on some brutal criticism and pushing myself to deliver the best vocal performance of my career. I’m a big fan of progressive and long albums, but I was ruthless on myself during the whole process. I think that shows in the final result on the record!” Josh continues

Pre-order A Sign Of Things To Come and stream 'Poison For The Lost' now at:

Watch the new video for 'Poison For The Lost' at:


Swedish Stoner Metal band Dark Ocean Circle released their debut self-titled album. The release was recorded, mixed and mastered at "Studio Humbucker" in Stockholm.

Check out the debut album linked below:

Dark Ocean Circle was formed in 2020 as a four-piece band in Stockholm, Sweden by Johan Bergsman (Vocals), Tobbe Park (Guitars), Janne Bohman (Bass) and Lionel Cayla (Drums). 


 Mexican Deathcore band Underprozac released their new single "Venerean". The release was recorded in "Introsound Studios", and mixed/mastered by Fernando Ibarra Laprada.

Check out the new single linked below:

Underprozac was formed in 2004 at Mexicali, Baja California by Enrique Pérez (guitar) together with drummer Marco Romero, who at that time was only 12 years old. In 2007 the band was put on hiatus, but in 2022 Marco Romero decided to bring back the band to live, and invited Eduardo Valencia (vocals), Juan Ramírez (guitar) and Paul García (bass) from large local groups and the south of the country to the band, and the lineup was completed.


Israeli Progressive Metal band OldTimer released their new single "Day&Night" from the band's upcoming EP "Push and Grab". The single was recorded at "UnNamed Studio", mixed by Yonatan Kosov and mastered at "24-96 Mastering".

Check out the single linked below:

OldTimer was formed in 2020 at Tel Aviv, Israel by Kobi Cohen (vocals/guitars). Soon  Yogev Gabbay (drums), Lior Ozeri (bass) and Shahar Rolov (guitar) joined the band and the lineup was completed. Combining Mediterranean and Middle Eastern, hip hop, trance, and world music, their music is a unique and innovative blend of genres. The band's goal is to create accessible yet interesting melodies and harmonies that captivate all listeners. With their exceptional musicianship, OldTimer promises a refreshing and unforgettable listening experience.


Alt-metal solo artist Crystal Joilena debuts her new single “The High Priestess.” The emotive track and nuanced lyrics delve into Crystal’s exploration of massive spiritual awakenings, shadow work, connecting with your higher self, and the truths and secrets behind the false representations of all things. The song is an ambitious push back to the negative constructs of the corporate music industry as an empowering anthem to return to our true selves. After gaining notoriety for her soaring covers of Motionless in White and Evanescence and her collaborations with Bad Omens bassist Joakim Karlsson, Joilena is showcasing a new side of her musical repertoire and storytelling capabilities.

“Your veil is at its thinnest...” - Crystal Joilena

Check out the new single over HERE.