Godhead – The Shadow Realigned

By Andrew Bansal

Los Angeles-based industrial metal band Godhead are no strangers to the rock/metal mainstream, having been around for more than two decades and touring with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Disturbed, Black Sabbath, Rammstein and GWAR during this period. The band’s tenth studio full-length release ‘The Shadow Realigned’ is slated for release via Warrior Records on April 29th. A 17-track album consisting of remixed tracks, one original composition and two covers, this one is a unique offering for fans of Godhead and the industrial rock genre. Continue reading

Direct Divide – Bridges

By Andrew Bansal

Originating in Seattle WA but calling Los Angeles home now, alternative/cinematic rock band Direct Divide began a year ago and have already put the finishing touches on their debut full-length album ‘Bridges’, set to release next Tuesday April 1st. This group of musicians presents catchy rock with an orchestral vibe, and this 33-minute offering brings forth their entire range of musicianship. Continue reading

The Plum Magnetic – Terra Animata

By Andrew Bansal

Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Plum Magnetic is a fusion rock quartet that aims to eclectically blend musical elements of various kinds within the rock blanket, and with their newest full-length effort ‘Terra Animata’ which was released early last year, they’ve succeeded in achieving this aim for the most part as the positivity of the impact these tunes have on the listener is quite profound. Continue reading

The Shrine – Bless Off

By Andrew Bansal

Over the past couple of years, Venice, California-based hard rock trio The Shrine have truly broken out of the local Los Angeles scene to lay waste to stages in Europe, Australia and beyond. They released their debut full-length ‘Primitive Blast’ in 2012 but aside from playing songs off of that LP, they’ve been showcasing plenty of newer material in shows which has built up the anticipation surrounding the release of their second album ‘Bless Off’, hitting stores tomorrow March 11th via Tee Pee Records. Continue reading

Marla Mase – Half-Life

By Andrew Bansal

Even in her relatively short career thus far, New York-based singer/songwriter has gained fame and acclaim in the indie music world and has been somewhat of a missionary, an ambassador of her craft. Keeping her output prolific, less than a year after the release of her ‘Speak’ album, she put out the follow-up effort ‘Half-Life’ via True Groove Music on February 25th, an album that depicts a fusion of styles that promises to appeal to true rock lovers. Continue reading

Monks Of Mellonwah – Turn The People

By Andrew Bansal

Eclectic indie rockers from Sydney, Australia, Monks Of Mellonwah are ready to release their debut album ‘Turn The People’ via Gatcombe Music on March 7th. Having already gained critical acclaim and several awards nationally and internationally, Monks Of Mellonwah have built up quite a reputation as a live band through active touring since their inception in 2009, and as a result, there’s considerable hype and expectation surrounding their debut album release. Continue reading