New Album Review: Alabaster ‘Unraveled’ EP

Hey guys! Check out our new review on Alabaster ‘Unraveled’ EP which is set to release on December 13th.

To read the review click here!


Mureau ‘California’ Official Music Video

Mureau has recently released their new music video ‘California’

Mediaskare Records artists Mureau released their music video for “California” on AOL NoiseCreep. The track comes off their album ‘Rumors and Reputations’ which will be released via Mediaskare next month.

The band features vocalist Taylor Voeltz who is best known for his work for bands like As Blood Runs Black, Suffokate, and Betrayal. The band’s drummer is Ian Corabi, the son of John Corabi, a powerhouse vocalist who fronted Motley Crue, Union and The Scream.

Check out the video for “California” here:

Leprous ‘Restless’ Official Music Video

Progressive/Avantgarde Metallers LEPROUS have recently shot an official video clip for the song “Restless”, off their acclaimed third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Bilateral”.
The video clip for “Restless” was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be seen here:

LEPROUS have checked in commenting on the outstanding clip as follows:
“We had a lot of fun, but also went through several gross and painful moments in the making of this video. We’re really happy about the result, and we expect you to understand the entire chain of events during the first watching. Enjoy!!!”

LEPROUS will be promoting their “Bilateral” album, which entered the official charts in the band’s native Norway on position #61 upon release, by supporting Finnish Metallers AMORPHIS on a long European tour starting next week and heading well into January 2012.
The full list of concerts, covering a total of 41 shows in 21 countries, reads as follows:

AMORPHIS + LEPROUS – European Tour 2011/2012:
WED 02.11.2011 (Estonia) TALLINN – Rock Cafe
THU 03.11.2011 (Latvia) RIGA – Melna Piektdiena
FRI 04.11.2011 (Lithuania) VILNIUS – Mulen Ruzas
SAT 05.11.2011 (Poland) WARSAW – Progresja
SUN 06.11.2011 (Poland) CRACOW – Kwadrat
TUE 08.11.2011 (Romania) SIBIU – Oldies Pub
WED 09.11.2011 (Romania) BUCHAREST – Silver Church Club
THU 10.11.2011 (Bulgaria) SOFIA – The 4th kilometer
FRI 11.11.2011 (Turkey) ISTANBUL – Romeo and Juliette
SAT 12.11.2011 (Greece) THESSALONIKI – Block 33
SUN 13.11.2011 (Greece) ATHENS – Gagarin 205
TUE 15.11.2011 (Italy) TREVISO – New Age
WED 16.11.2011 (Italy) MILAN – Alcatraz
THU 17.11.2011 (France) LYON – Ninkasi Kao
FRI 18.11.2011 (Spain) BARCELONA – Bikini
SAT 19.11.2011 (Spain) MADRID – Sala Heineken
SUN 20.11.2011 (Portugal) PORTO – Club Hard
TUE 22.11.2011 (Portugal) LISBON – Incrível Almadense
WED 23.11.2011 (Spain) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Sala Capitol
THU 24.11.2011 (Spain) BARAKALDO – Rock Star Live
FRI 25.11.2011 (France) TOULOUSE – Le Phare
SAT 26.11.2011 (France) PARIS – Divan du Monde
SUN 27.11.2011 (England) LONDON – O2 Academy Islington
MON 26.12.2011 (Germany) JENA – F-Haus
TUE 27.12.2011 (Germany) BOCHUM – Zeche
WED 28.12.2011 (Germany) OSNABRÜCK – Hyde Park
THU 29.12.2011 (Germany) HANNOVER – Capitol
FRI 30.12.2011 (Germany) KARLSRUHE – Substage
SAT 31.12.2011 (Switzerland) PRATTELN – Z7
TUE 03.01.2012 (Germany) SAARBRÜCKEN – Garage
WED 04.01.2012 (Germany) NÜRNBERG – Hirsch
THU 05.01.2012 (Austria) SALZBURG – Rockhouse
FRI 06.01.2012 (Austria) GRAZ – Explosiv
SAT 07.01.2012 (Slovakia) BRATISLAVA – Majestic Music Club
SUN 08.01.2012 (Hungary) BUDAPEST – Club 202
TUE 10.01.2012 (Austria) VIENNA – Szene
WED 11.01.2012 (Czech Republic) PRAGUE – Abaton
THU 12.01.2012 (Germany) ASCHAFFENBURG – Colos-Saal
FRI 13.01.2012 (The Netherlands) EINDHOVEN – Dynamo Club
SAT 14.01.2012 (Belgium) VOSSELAAR – Biebob
SUN 15.01.2012 (The Netherlands) HENGELO – Metropool

The first part of the tour (02.11.2011 – 27.11. 2011) will additionally feature NAHEMAH from Spain as opening act
and THE MAN-EATING TREE from Finland will respectively be the opening act on the tour’s second part (26.12.2011 – 15.01.2012).

Additionally, LEPROUS have announced their first-ever tour dates of Japan in December:
THE HAUNTED + IHSAHN + LEPROUS: MON 05.12.2011 (Japan) TOKYO – Shibuya O-East
TUE 06.12.2011 (Japan) NAGOYA – Club Quattro
WED 07.12.2011 (Japan) OSAKA – Big Cat

Prior to the start of the massive international touring campaign, LEPROUS
will still be playing the following national show:

SAT 29.10.2011 (Norway) SKIEN – Parkbiografen + Pagans Mind, the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting a full album stream of “Bilateral”, plus a recent interview with LEPROUS guitarist Tor Oddmund Suhrke.
Check it out at:

“Bilateral” features outstanding cover artwork by surrealistic American artist Jeff Jordan (, known for his stunning work for The Mars Volta, and was skillfully mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street (Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Symphony X, etc.). The album and is set to musically re-define what it means to be progressive rock and/or metal, both for the devotees of the genre and the metal fans looking on from a safe distance.

For more information please check:

LEPROUS online: (mobile website)


Peace Mercutio “Weather The Storm” Review

You might have heard of Peace Mercutio or read about them when they were featured in the AP Magazine or when they were on the front page of the music website promoting their debut album “Whether the Storm”. Their record was released on October 4, 2011 independently. The album consists of 12 songs which will have you jumping to their music.

Peace Mercutio is a four piece pop-rock/alternative band originally from Milwaukee, WI that now resides in Seattle,WA. I took the time to listen to their album and I’ve gotta say that this band which I’ve never heard of reminded me of Taking Back Sunday’s earlier material, in a good and different way. Many bands today don’t play or write songs without having breakdowns or someone scream, Peace Mercutio keeps it simple and catchy.

What’s great about this album is that every member in the band shows their talent and doesn’t “hide” behind the other instruments in the recordings. The bass lines are grooving and showcases the instrument very nicely. Guitars have cathy guitar riffs and use effects which brings that spice to the songs.

Every album needs a good love song, “Chicago” has a chorus you’ll have stuck in your head. At the end of “Street Light” you hear a storm which goes right into “Selah”, an instrumental song. “If Only” as mentioned in their interview with KGRG FM, is a song about the world telling you to do one thing but your heart is telling you to do another.

The band’s first single “Too Close For Comfort” will be released on the radio in the next few months. You can listen to “Whether the Storm” on, the album is also available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon.

For more on Peace Mercutio, visit their official Facebook page for tours, news, music and more.

“Whether the Storm” for the fans of : Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day, Jimmy Eat World

~Brenda Mejia, October 24, 2011


Winds of Plague ‘Refined In The Fire’ Official Music Video


Bloody Disgusting is bringing you the brand new video from Winds Of Plague “Refined In The Fire”. The video is pretty crazy with a ton of gore and zombies.

check out the video here:

Catch Winds Of Plague on tour this winter with: Chelsea GrinAs Blood Runs BlackFor The Fallen DreamsUpon A Burning BodyIn The Midst Of LionsLike Moths To Flames and Volumes!

11/10/2011 Soma San Diego, CA USA
11/11/2011 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA USA
11/12/2011 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT USA
11/13/2011 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO USA
11/14/2011 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE USA
11/15/2011 Station 4 St. Paul, MN USA
11/16/2011 Mojoes Joliet, IL USA
11/17/2011 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN USA
11/18/2011 Harpos Detroit, MI USA
11/19/2011 The Attic Dayton, OH USA
11/20/2011 TBA Louisville, KY USA
11/21/2011 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA USA
11/22/2011 The State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL USA
11/23/2011 TBA Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
11/25/2011 Kingdom Richmond, VA USA
11/26/2011 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA USA
11/27/2011 Sonar Baltimore, MD USA
11/28/2011 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY USA
11/29/2011 The Palladium Worcester, MA USA
11/30/2011 Club Texas Auburn, ME USA
12/1/2011 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY USA
12/2/2011 Tulipe Montreal, QC Canada
12/3/2011 Opera House Toronto, ON Canada
12/4/2011 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH USA
12/5/2011 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA USA
12/7/2011 Pop’s Sauget, IL USA
12/8/2011 Marquee Theatre Tulsa, OK USA
12/9/2011 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX USA
12/10/2011 Unsilent Night Fest Dallas, TX USA
12/11/2011 Warehouse Live Houseton, TX USA
12/12/2011 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX USA
12/13/2011 Emo’s East Austin, TX USA
12/14/2011 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX USA

VOLUMES Teams Up with Bloody Disgusting for Music Video ‘Wormholes’

 have teamed up with to premiere the Scott Hansen (Carnifex, As Blood Runs Black) directed music video for their track “Wormholes”, you can view the video here. The song comes from the band’s album ‘VIA’, which is available now from Mediaskare Records.

The band will be heading out in November as a part of the Thrash and Burn Touralongside Winds of Plague, Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black, For The Fallen Dreams, Upon A Burning Body, In The Midst of Lions, and Like Moths To Flames. Dates for the tour are as follows:

11/10 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/13 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
11/15 St Paul, MN – Station 4
11/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
11/18 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/19 Dayton, OH – The Attic
11/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/22 St Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
11/25 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
11/26 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
11/27 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
11/28 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/29 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/30 Auburn, ME – Club Texas
12/2 Montreal, QC – Tulipe
12/3 Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/4 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/5 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
12/7 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
12/8 Tulsa, OK – Marquee Theatre
12/9 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
12/10 Dallas, TX – Unsilent Night Fest
12/11 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
12/12 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
12/13 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
12/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

The Haunted Releases ‘No Ghost’ video clip

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED continues to promote their newest album release Unseen , which hit the charts at #5 in Sweden as well as #26 in Finland upon release. After an Australian tour and a busy Summer schedule which saw the band appear at major European open air festival events like Sweden Rock (Sweden), Hellfest (France), Wacken (Germany) and Summer Breeze (Germany), THE HAUNTED has most recently announced a run of dates in Sweden with ENTOMBED as part of the 2011 edition of the “Close-Up Made Us Do It” tour, a couple of headlining shows in Greece, as well as a (re-scheduled) tour of Japan together with Norwegian acts IHSAHN and LEPROUS.

Now, THE HAUNTED is happy to launch the first promotional video clip for the Unseen album. The song “No Ghost” (in a special live rendition from Wacken Open Air festival 2011) can be viewed online here:

This intense live version of “No Ghost” was filmed at Germany’s famous Wacken Open Air Festival 2011 by Marcel Schleiff / Record Film and edited by Anders Björler / At The Gates Production. The live sound recording was engineered by Jacky Lehmann / Audiosound Lehmann and then mixed by the band’s longterm producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.

For gamers, the song “No Ghost” had already been made available earlier this year on the RockBand network. Check out more here.

THE HAUNTED has also just confirmed three shows in China (in collaboration with XOUNDFORCE) as part of their upcoming Asian tour in December. The band has checked in with a message about these shows and the video clip’s debut:

“A little update from THE HAUNTED camp: We are proud to share the following live video for ‘No Ghost’ which was filmed this summer at Wacken Open Air. The Wacken crew did a great job filming and Tue Madsen did exceptional work mixing this time around.

We are currently preparing for some club shows in Greece, in Sweden with ENTOMBED, as well as a tour of Japan & China. China will be a first for us and we are very excited about this. We are also looking at some more touring next year, but more info about that soon. ‘Til then, keep checking our website & facebook for updates and news.”

THE HAUNTED dates for the last quarter of 2011:

22.10.2011 Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
23.10.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece Block 33
24.11.2011 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Källare + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
25.11.2011 Göteborg, Sweden – Brew House + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
26.11.2011 Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
05.12.2011 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya O-East + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
06.12.2011 Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
07.12.2011 Osaka, Japan – Big Cat + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
09.12.2011 Hang Zhou, China – Nineball live house
10.12.2011 Shang Hai, China – Shan Hai live house
11.12.2011 Beijing, China – Mao live house